CLEVELAND — Miami’s Blaine Fields earned a trip to the Class 4A state wrestling tournament by winning his 135-pound semifinal match at the east regional here Friday.
Colby Anderson and Tyler Johnson remained alive after posting consolation wins.
“We’re doing pretty well,” said Miami assistant coach Chad Ross. “We competed and wrestled hard. We had four wrestle against No. 2 seeds, so that hurt us.”
Ross was in charge Friday since head coach Josh Bolinger was with his wife, Steva, for the birth of his third son, Cael — named for Cael Sanderson, the only undefeated four-time NCAA champion.
Fields topped Scotty Madison of Vinita 6-2 in the semifinal round.
He faced Jason Schroeder of Bristow in Saturday night’s finals.
Fields had a first-round bye, then pinned R. Perkins of Wagoner in the first round of their quarterfinal match.
Anderson pinned Scott of Bristow in 20 seconds in their first-round 125-pound match.
Harwell of Sallisaw logged a 5-3 decision over Anderson in the quarterfinals.
Anderson bounced back to pin Brannon of Locust Grove at 1:45 in the second round of consolations.
Johnson lost his only match of the day at 189, losing by fall to No. 2 seed Daugherty of Mannford.
He received a bye into Saturday’s consolation quarterfinals.
Eli Marquez, Grant Bigby and Brandon Alley were eliminated in two straight matches.
Marquez, wrestling at 145, was pinned by No. 2 seed Rosales of Catoosa in the first round, and by Farrell of Glenpool in the first round of consolations.
Bigby was eliminated with a tough 1-0 loss to Kirby of Blackwell in their 160-pound first round consolation match. The only point came on a third-period escape.
Bigby lost 10-3 to No. 2 seed Olivares of Fort Gibson in the first round.
Alley was pinned in the first period by White of Mannford, the No. 2 seed in the 215-pound bracket.
Alley was eliminated with a 5-3 loss to Shrinka of Glenpool.