NORMAN – Two Shawnee High School wrestlers – Jordan Lomeli and Jose Cervantes - were crowned champions and three others were runners-up Saturday as the Wolves claimed third place in the 10-team Norman Invitational.
Comanche had a team score of 186 for first place, followed by Moore at 146, Shawnee at 138, Blackwell (133), Bishop Kelley (98.5), Norman (98), Davis (77), Midwest City (65.5), Harrah (54) and Edmond Santa Fe (19).
Lomeli registered five falls in taking first place at 132 pounds and Cervantes came out on top with four falls at 138 pounds.
Placing second for Shawnee were the trio of Christiean Taylor at 138 pounds, Brenner James at 120 and Kyle Helie at 182.
Two other Wolves – Spencer Rochelle at 145 and Sam Anderson at 170 – each took third place and Angelo Reyes and Logan Cash each finished fifth.
Lomeli not only rolled to a perfect 5-0 record, he also won all five by fall. He pinned Edmond Santa Fe's Bundage in 1:08, Comanche's Newton in 2:52, Comanche's Butler in 1:41, Davis' Dickenson in :33 and Moore's McClain in 1:39 in the championship match.
Cervantes registered a 4-0 record and won all four via pins as he drew one bye in the event. After a pool bye, Cervantes pinned Comanche's McCarty in 1:05, Davis' Britt in 1:36, Harrah's Yarbrough in 1:16 and Norman's Deyalsingh in 3:02 in the finals.
At 113 pounds, Taylor registered a 4-1 record, rolling to four straight wins before falling in the finals. Taylor pinned Comanche's Billingsley in 3:48 and Harrah's Winstead in 2:00 in his first two matches. Taylor then won decisions of 9-4 over Comanche's Yates and 8-7 over Bishop Kelley's Simpson. However, Midwest City's Kerr pinned Taylor in :58 in the championship match.
James, competing at 120, also had a 4-1 mark for the tournament. He recorded three straight pins over Harrah's Harris in 2:07, Edmond Santa Fe's Hudspeth in :42 and Bishop Kelley's Craig in 136. He then claimed a 9-4 decision over Moore's Weaver in the semifinals. But in the finals, Davis' Gutierrez pinned James in 1:12.
Helie had a 2-1 record at 182. He pinned Comanche's Hendricks in 3:24 and Bishop Kelley's Thompson in 5:26 before drawing a bye. Helie dropped a 7-5 decision to Comanche's Bigford in the finals.
At 145, Rochelle finished 2-1. After a first-round bye, he pinned Norman's Vickery in 1:05. Then after getting another bye, he lost by an 11-2 major decision from Blanchard's Botts. However, Rochelle bounced back to claim third place with a 6-0 decision.
Anderson rolled to three straight wins by fall over Harrah's Valliant in :58, Norman's Rivera in 1:38 and Davis' Esquiebel in :58, but was pinned by Comanche's Cook in :40 in the semifinals. However, Anderson rebounded for a 4-2 decision over Norman's Walter for third place.
Reyes, at 126, dropped his first two matches of the event by fall to Blackwell's O'dell in 3:00 and to Bishop Kelley's Jackson via 12-9 decision, but bounced back to win the fifth-place match by pinning Harrah's Manek in :39.
At 195, Cash ended up 2-2. He pinned Norman's Warmuth in :32. Cash was then pinned by Bishop Kelley's Surber in 1:12 and Moore's Ashford in 2:35. But Cash responded by earning a 5-1 decision over Davis' Rawls for fifth place.
The next competition for the Shawnee wrestlers will be Thursday, Jan. 9, in a tri-dual at Bridge Creek. The following two days, Jan. 10-11, the Wolves will wrestle in the Jenks Tournament. The next home dual for Shawnee will be Tuesday, Jan. 14, against Choctaw.
Note: Report compiled by Sports Editor Brian Johnson.