Stillwater News Press

January 22, 2014

Clash of powers favors Pioneers

By Derek Brown
Stillwater NewsPress

STILLWATER, Okla. — The battle of top-ranked teams proved to be all Stillwater’s.

The Class 6A No. 1 Pioneers hosted Perry, No. 1-ranked in Class 3A, Tuesday night which was also Stillwater’s senior night. SHS came out firing on all cylinders and ended at full steam. Stillwater handed Perry a 48-16 thumping.

“(Perry) is always going to bring a quality team,” Stillwater coach Doug Chesbro said. “I was glad to get the opportunity to wrestle them when they were at their best and I feel like our dual team is at our best and we met head-to-head and put it on them.”

The three seniors, Benny Teegarden, Chandler Rogers and James Brower, all were able to get pins during their final mat time in Stillwater for Blue Out Night.

Stillwater jumped to 13-0 as the Maroons fell to 7-2.

“(Perry) doesn’t lose 10 matches in a dual very often,” Chesbro said.

Pioneer Andrew Nieman started the night off with a quick pin on Payton McNabb in 1:00.

Tyler Dieringer, Stillwater, picked up a slight victory over Caleb Betchan at 1-0. Dieringer earned an escape in the second period and held Betchan scoreless.

Perry got on the board at 120 pounds with Noah Nida defeating Jacob Fontanez 3-1 in overtime.

Stillwater senior Teegarden pinned Zane Johnson with 43 seconds left in the second frame.

At 132 pounds, Kaid Brock earned a 12-1 major decision over Blake Avery.

Tristan Moran wrestled for Stillwater at 138 pounds and controlled Damian Tucker for a 15-2 blowout.

Perry’s Hunter Condit pinned Chase Lane with 23 seconds remaining in the second for the Maroons to pull to 23-9.

Stillwater’s Joe Smith beat the buzzer against Noah Clawson as Smith won by fall with 1 seconds to go in the first period.

Perry’s David Thomas defeated Pete Pickens 11-1 at 160 pounds.

Pioneer senior Chandler Rogers pinned Devon Blansett at 170 pounds in 55 seconds.

Stillwater’s Jordan Dieringer earned a major decision on Riley Betchan. Dieringer won 19-5.

CJ Citizen, Stillwater, battled it out with Dillon Buck. Citizen picked up a 9-4 win by decision.

Perry’s Garrett Beier edged past Cyntrell Carden with a 6-2 win at 220 pounds.

SHS heavyweight James Brower and Bo Montez went into the final period tied at 2-2. Brower took at 3-2 lead after getting a quick escape. Brower was not done, however. The senior pinned Montez with 20 seconds to go.

Following the victory the Pioneers remain perfect in duals at 13-0.

“I’m amazed. We haven’t had a team that’s had the whole setup in a long time around here,” Brower said.

Stillwater beat the tradition-rich Perry team by 32 points.

“We don’t beat (Perry) on a regular basis, but we compete with them,” Chesbro said. “The best thing about it is what our kids get out of beating each other. Our kids got better. That’s what we’re here to do.”

Brower pulled out the whip for the final time.

“It’s kind of what we stand for. We’re going to whip you guys no matter what, especially when you come to our house,” Brower said.