Pioneers battle through for win over Cushing

Parents, Boosters, Supporters,

Last night the Pioneer Wrestling team traveled to Cushing, to face the 4A #2 ranked Tigers. The Dual ended up in our favor, yet had an unexpected set of hero’s, that finally turned the team score into our favor. With Jacob Fontanez out of the line up, at 120 lbs, due to illness, we knew we would be at a disadvantage. Add to that an upset of Benny Teegarden, at 126 lbs, and we were on the short end of the score board,going into our section of the line up, that usually does the damage for us. They all came through, but with three matches left to go, the victory was far from decided. Cj Citizen lost a close match with one of the Tigers’ best wrestlers, keeping them from adding bonus points to their score. Then Cyntrell Carden broke through to the win column, with a huge win over another Tiger standout. James Brower sealed the deal with a quick fall , at heavyweight, securing the Pioneers’ 11th win of the year. It was really nice to see those last three men come through for the rest of the team, and show that they too can be relied on to get the job done. The final score was 46-24, and sets us up for the old time Ponca vs Stillwater battle, on Thursday night, as we host the Wildcats for our Homecoming Dual.

Hope to see you all around the mat!

Coach Chez

Pioneers get wins over Enid in both HS & JH duals

Parents, Boosters, Supporters,

The Pioneer wrestlers rolled on, on Thursday evening, with both High School and Junior high wins, over the Enid Plainsmen. The Junior High team used some timely bonus points, in the middle of their line up, to build a lead. That lead was challenged late, but the come back attempt was cut short, when Freshman Heavyweight Hunter Black pinned his opponent, giving the Pioneers a 41-30 win.

In the High School competition, the Pioneers kept their momentum, from the win earlier in the week, to put a 61-10 beating on the visitors. The kids held back a competitive effort, from an Enid team that didn’t have any plans on being the Pioneers’ next victory. Andrew Nieman, Jacob Fontanez, Kaid Brock, Chandler Rogers, Jordan Dieringer, and James Brower all won by fall. Joe Smith, Chase Lane, and Tristan Moran also had big wins. Pete Pickens, CJ Citizen, and Cyntrell Carden lost, in tough matches, in which they all showed some positive gains.

Cyntrell Carden has lost the last his last two matches by a grand total of two points, against two of the top 220 pound wrestlers in the State. Cyntrell has improved a great deal and continues to work hard and learn. If he continues at the rate that he is, he will be a force to recon with in the near future. We are very proud of his efforts!

The Pioneers will face a tough road test, on Tuesday, when they travel to Cushing, for a dual against a highly ranked Class 4A team. We hope that many of you can make the trip, and be there to support the boys. The home crowds have been great, and it would be great to see you all in the Cushing gym, for the battle for the “braggin’ rights” of Payne County!

Coach Chez

Big dual wins over Tulsa Washington & Sand Springs

Parents, Boosters, and Pioneer Supporters,

The SHS Wrestlers began their New Year of wrestling with two big dual wins on Tuesday. We started the night with a district dual with Tulsa Washington. the Hornets were a young, inexperienced, team giving several of the Pioneers that usually see varsity action, the opportunity to compete in front of the home crowd. The team put together a 69-6 victory, losing only two matches in the dual. The match was highlighted by a falls, from Pioneer Sophomore Joseph Magnus, and Junior Logan Anderson.

In the, well anticipated, main event, the Pioneers faced off against old foe Sand Springs. The Sandites boasted an undefeated, #4 ranked, season coming in to the evening. The home team jumped out to an early lead, with a win, by Andrew Nieman, in his first competition of the season, at 106. Tyler Dieringer then fought hard to hold off Sand Springs standout Freshman Daton Fix. Tyler lost by a major decision, giving the visitors the lead. That was the last lead that the Sandites would have. At 120 and 126, we pulled off defeats, against wrestlers that had beaten our men earlier in the year. Jacob Fontanez and Benny Teegarden impressed the crowd, with exciting hard fought victories. At 132, Kaid Brock continued to display his dominance over the weight class. Kaid won by a fall, ini the second period, over last years State Placer Ethan Wicker. Chase Lane had an opportunity to wrestle at his more comfortable weight class, in a major decision win, at 138. Tristan Moran bumped back up to 145, and scored a fall. Joe Smith continued his undefeated season, with a technical fall, at 152. In a match against one of their best, Pete Pickens was able to take Lane Lettich, of sand Springs, in to the third period, where he showed a ton of courage, only giving up a major decision. Chandler Rogers had already beaten the Sand Springs 170 lb wrestler, and they chose not to put Trace Fleichman through a major defeat again. The Sandites forfeited to the Pioneer Senior. At 182, the visitors put out Payden Ayers, one of their most successful wrestlers from the previous year. The Pioneers answered with Junior Jordan Dieringer who put an impressive match together, eventually putting Ayers away, by injury default. Cyntrell Carden put together one of his best efforts, in a triple overtime loss to Kyler Childers, one of the best 220 lb wrestlers in the State. Cyntrell really showed his Pioneer Pride, in taking the Sandite the distance. James Brower gave the home crowd another exciting ending. After regulation, the score was tied with the sand Springs heavyweight and in overtime, James wscored a takedown, winning his match and putting an exclamation point on the Pioneer victory. The home team came away with a 45-14 win, giving them the upper hand in the district, with a dual against Ponca City being the last obstacle between them and qualifying for the Dual State tournament.

It was a long night of wrestling, and it had a really positive outcome for the Pioneer team. The crowd was awesome, showing that the team has some real support. They appreciate everyone who made it out, and would love to see everyone again, on Thursday night, when the Enid Plainsmen come to town. Thank you for all that you do for our boys! Hope to see you all around the mat.

Duals against Tulsa Washington and Sand Springs

The Pioneer Wrestling Team will be hosting, both, Tulsa Washington and Sand Springs, Tuesday night, in the SHS Fieldhouse. The Duals are scheduled to begin at 6:00, or as soon as the SJHS dual has been completed. The Pioneers will face Tulsa Washington first, and then the Sandites will have their dual with Washington. To end the night, the 6A #2 ranked, Stillwater team will face the, 6A #4 ranked, Sand Springs Sandites. The winner will be the odds on favorite to win the district title, and a trip to the Dual State Tournament, with only Ponca City left on the district schedule. Both Sand Springs and the Pioneers have a host of highly ranked wrestlers that will produce some very competitive individual match ups, with some really exciting wrestling. This will be,without a doubt, be the biggest home dual of the season, and the most important dual, wrestled here in Stillwater, in several years.

The Pioneer Wrestlers would like to send out a personal invitation, to all of their fans and followers, to come out and support them in this endeavor. Filling the stands, with Pioneer faithful, will go a long way, in getting a hard earned, well deserved victory. Please, spread the word, and let’s pack the house. Hope to see you all around the mat!


Coach Chez

Blackwell Dual Win, 53-6

Parents, Boosters, and Supporters,

Tuesday was another successful day of wrestling for the Pioneers. We traveled to Blackwell, for a good old fashion Big 4 showdown. The Pioneers, #2 in 6A, vs the 3A #2, Marrons. We had seen some of the Blackwell wrestlers, at the Perry Tournament, but wrestling them on their home floor, is usually a different ball game. In the end, the Pioneers came up with another hard fought, decisive, victory, 53-6, loosing only two matches on the night.

We started of the night with a double forfeit, at 106, with both squads bumping around their line ups, to adjust for injuries. At 112, Tyler Dieringer suffered a close loss, to a Maroon that he had defeated, at 106, in the Perry Tournament. Tyler showed that he is a bit small for the 112 lb class, but wrestled hard. Andrew Nieman got the Technical Fall, at 120, and Jacob Fontanez got the victory, at 126. Benny Teegarden kept his undefeated season in check, with a good win over Paden Day, at 132. The 138 and 145 lb weight classes were open for the Maroons, giving both Kaid Brock and Tristan Moran wins, keeping them undefeated on the year. At 152 Joe Smith got another workmanlike win, with a Technical Fall, 22-7. Then came one of the two match ups that we were waiting for. At 160 Pete Pickens faced Brian Moran, who had beaten Pete last Friday night. Pete was able to avenge that loss, with a 6-1 win, showing that hard work and determination pay dividends. Chandler Rogers made quick work of his opponent, getting the first period fall, putting the dual score out of reach. Jordan Dieringer had been defeated, by his 182 lb opponent, in the finals of the Perry Tournament, and had a score to settle. Settle the score he did, with a third period fall, over one of Blackwell’s best wrestlers. CJ Citizen followed, with a fall at 195 lbs, and Cyntrell Carden got back on the winning track, with a decision, at 220 lbs. In, once again, one of the most exciting matches of the night, James Brower was to wrestle Blackwell’s returning 3A State Champion, in Tanner Allen. The score was tied, all the way to the ultimate tie breaker, after three overtime sessions. James gave up an escape, with seconds left, to loose, in an awesome effort.

The win runs the Pioneer’s dual record to 7-0. On returning from the winter break, we will face our stiffest dual competition of the year, when we meet Sand Springs, with the winner being the odds on favorite to win the district, and a trip to Dual State. This weekend we will travel to Kansas City, to wrestle in the Kansas City Stampede, with teams from all over the central region of the US. Thanks to all that traveled to Blackwell, we hope you enjoyed our effort. Hope to see you all around the mat soon!

Coach Chez

Perry TOC Champions

Parents, Boosters, Supporters,

We have had a successful three days of wrestling, this past week. On Thursday, the Pioneers defeated Sapulpa, the team that had kept us out of the Dual State Tournament the past two years, 70-3. The home opener was an exciting display of the potential of this team, in dual competition. In the only loss of the night, Pete Pickens battled in a close, two point, match with returning State Qualifier, Bobby Daniels. Pete came up one takedown short, but had the Chieftain on the ropes in the end, and he knew he had gotten away with one. Pete really showed his Pioneer pride! Other Pioneers that wrestled that night were Tyler Dieringer, Andrew Nieman, Jacob Fontanez, Benny Teegarden, Kaid Brock, Alex Biggs, Tristan Moran, Joe Smith, Chandler Rogers, Jordan Dieringer, CJ Citizen, Cyntrell Carden, and James Brower.

On Friday, the team traveled to Perry to open competition in the Perry Tournament of Champions. The always tough tournament was made even tougher, with the addition of Sand Springs and Tulsa Union, both top ten 6A teams. Other 6A top teams included Muskogee, Yukon, and Choctaw. At the end of day one, the squad had managed to put itself into second place, 3 points behind host Perry, and having advanced nine wrestlers into the Semi-finals, and having two others still alive in consolations.

In Saturday morning’s Semi-Final round, the Pioneers pushed six wrestlers into the Finals. The finalists were Benny Teegarden, Kaid Brock, Tristan Moran, Joe Smith, Chandler Rogers, and Jordan Dieringer. Tyler Dieringer lost a tough, 6-2, match, to the eventual champion, Andrew Nieman was defeated by, last years State Placer Garrett Rowe, and Chase Lane lost a close, 6-5 match, to eventual champion Parker Bohannon, of Yukon. In the consolations, Tyler and Andrew won, joining Jacob Fontanez and CJ Citizen in the 3rd place matches. After suffering an injury in the quarter final match, Chase Lane fell in his next two matches, ending up placing sixth, at a very tough, 145lb, weight class. In the Final session of the tournament, the Pioneers had the tournament all but locked up, with only Perry having a slight chance to catch them. Tyler Dieringer, Andrew Nieman, and Jacob Fontanez all won their consolation final matches, earning 3rd place medals. CJ Citizen fell to a Midwest City wrestler, and finished in 4th. This set up some of the most exciting Finals action in the TOC in years.

Our first finalist, Benny Teegarden, had a tough road ahead, facing returning State Champion, and number one ranked, Boo Lewallen, of Yukon. For the first two and a half periods, Benny seemed a little overwhelmed, but hung in and kept wrestling, giving himself an oppotunity to win in the end. With about 30 seconds remaining, Benny defended Boo’s takedown attempt, turning it into a takedown of his own and putting the favorite on his back. Benny got the fall, and the Championship. At 132 lbs, Kaid Brock faced Cody Karstetter, of Sand Springs. The 132 lb class was loaded, with three State Champions and several State Placers. Kaid had earlier defeated State Champion Luke Wolfenberger, of Tulsa Union. In a back and forth match, Kaid beat Karstetter, for his third straight TOC Championship. In the 138 lb finals, Tristan Moran had a workmanlike match going on for a period and a half, and then turned up the heat, and pinned his opponent, from Chanute, KS, winning his first tournament, as a Pioneer. Joe Smith remained undefeated, beating Colton Looper, of Perry, in a dominate performance, winning his second TOC, and keeping his plan, to regain his State title, alive. The 170 lb match pitted two future Oklahoma State wrestlers against each other. Jacobe Smith, of Muskogee, was a returning State Finalist, facing our Chandler Rogers. In a well wrestled match, Chandler rose the the occasion, defeating Smith 9-6. At 182, Jordan Dieringer lost a tough match to Sam Schuerman, of Blackwell. Jordan never really got going on his feet, and gave up two takedowns, and going down 5-2, in an evenly contested match. Jordan may have an opportunity to avenge that loss, this Tuesday, when we travel to Blackwell.

When the tournament ended, The Pioneer wrestlers had accumulated 262.5 points, defeating runner up Perry, by 37 points. Sand Springs was a distant third. The Staff is extremely proud of the effort of the team this weekend, and we see a lot of strengths to build on for the future. The tournament win was Stillwater’s first, in the long history of Perry Tournament of Champions, and, hopefully, the first of many this year. Thanks to all who made it over to Perry, we appreciate all of your support. We hope to see all of you around the mat soon!
Coach Chez

Doug Chesbro
Biology/Wrestling Coach
Stillwater High School
Sch. ph. 405-533-6450 ext 5106
Wr. Office ph. 405-533-1415
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Bartlesville Dual & Kansas City Stampede Info

Parents & Fans,

Both the JH and the HS will be heading to Bartlesville High School for a dual tomorrow.  There will be 2 mats, so BOTH the JH and the HS will be wrestling at the same time. It will begin at 6 pm! The JH will be leaving from the junior high with Coach Lucas at 2:30. The HS will be leaving at the same time as well from the high school. Listed below is the address to the Bartlesville High school.

Included below is info regarding the HIGH SCHOOL ONLY Kansas City Tournament.

Any questions on whether your son is wrestling in KC needs to be directed to Coach Chesbro or Coach Erisman.

The 2013-2014 HS Schedule can be found on the calendar page, and the JH schedule will be added to this page shortly.

We hope you can all make the drive to Bartlesville to support our guys!


Bartlesville High School

1700 SE Hillcrest Drive

Bartlesville Ok




Competition Venue –The tournament location is Hale Arena, which is inside the American Royal Complex, located in the historic stockyard area just west of downtown Kansas City. The street address is: 1701 American Royal Ct. Kansas City, MO 64102.

Directions – The following directions for Hale Arena were taken from the American Royal website:

From the Northwest (St. Joseph):Take I-29 South to I-635 South, take I-635 South to I -70 East, take I-70 East to I-670 East, take Genesse/Wyoming/Kemper Arena exit and turn right on Genesse

From the Northeast (Iowa, Liberty, MO)Take I-35 South to I-70 east (one half mile), take I-70 east to I-670 West (one mile), take Genesse exit – turn left on Genesse

From the West: Take I-70 East to I-670 East, exit at Genessee and turn right.

From the East: Take I-70 West to I-670 West, exit at Wyoming,/Genessee/Kemper Arena exit. Turn left on Genessee.

From the South: Take I-35 North to I-670 West, exit at Wyoming,/Genessee/Kemper Arena exit. Turn left on Genessee.

Schedule – Wrestling will be divided into 3 sessions. The first session will be Friday night December 20th. This session will consist of four pool matches. Weigh-ins will be at 2:00 PM with wrestling starting at 4:00 PM. We will once again run 13 simultaneous mats for the tournament. Mat 1 will again be the feature mat and will be on a raised platform. We will try to put the notable and highly anticipated matches on the feature mat. We anticipate being finished by 10:00 PM Friday evening.

The second session will begin at 8:30 AM, Saturday morning with weigh-ins at 7:30am. This session will have bracket matches in the Gold and Silver Brackets with the same mat setup. We will take a 45 minute lunch break sometime close to noon to allow our workers a little break. During this session we will wrestle the Silver Bracket to its’ conclusion and the Gold Bracket up to the medal matches.

This session will be immediately followed by the third session consisting of all the place matches in the Gold Bracket being wrestled simultaneously on four mats. We will wrestle the finals on the raised feature mat. We estimate these matches to begin about 6pm.

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