Woods takes 4th place at State Wrestling Championships

By Randy Bruce

March 5, 2014

Durant senior Jared Woods brought home a 4th place medal from the 93rd OSSAA State Wrestling Championships that were held on Feb. 28 and Mar. 1 at the Fair Grounds Arena in Oklahoma City.

Woods ended his senior season with a 29-8 record while wrestling in the 138 lb. weight division for the Lions. Woods first victory came over Ray Merriman of Del City in a 9-7 sudden victory overtime.

In the semi finals he faced eventual four time state champion Gary Wayne Harding of Collinsville and lost by a first period fall.

In the consolation semi finals Jared defeated Tyler Mahan of Guthrie by a score of 4-3 before losing 8-3 in the 3rd. place match to Reese Henry of Piedmont.