The Mustang Broncos opened up 2023 with a third-place finish in the Yukon Miller Invitational last weekend, including Nevaeh Kent (Jr.) and four others who placed inside the top-three individually.
Kent scored 22 of Mustang’s 55 points by going 3-0 overall at 117 pounds, including a bye in the first round. She pinned Deer Creek’s Taylor McMillan in the first period of the semifinals match before pinning Yukon’s Keira Whitworth for the championship.
Rayann Gragg (Jr.) placed second at 147 pounds, scoring four team points. After falling to Yukon’s Trysten Rittberger, Gragg bounced back with a win by fall over Yukon’s Meaghan Dyson.
Rebekah Vadakekut (Jr.), Molly Hanes (Jr.), and Natalie Parada (So.) each placed third in their weight classes.
Vadakekut scored 13 points with her third-place finish at 102 pounds. She got things going with a win over teammate Samantha Barton (Jr.), who went 0-2 in the tournament, before losing by fall to Abbie Rivero from Stillwater.
After a bye in the consolation semifinals, Vadakekut bounced back by pinning Yukon’s Mallory Hernandez in the third-place match.
Parada placed third at 127/132 pounds for 15 team points.
Following a first-round bye, Parada fell to Blanchard’s Lynn Horn before a second bye and a win by fall over Yukon’s Adria Poindexter. She followed with a win over Del City’s Payton Ayers before knocking off Putnam City North’s Angelina Bezner in the third-place match.
No. 8 Yukon won the tournament with 96 points while Chandler finished second with 60. Del City came in fourth place with 44 points.
JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS PLACE FOUR OF FIVE AT YUKON
Kylie White, Mahakylie Parada, Georgia Horne, and Catrina Vega each placed in the top-three individually to help lead Mustang’s junior high squad to third place.
Parada placed second overall at 147 with wins over Yukon’s Marley Reiner McQuinn and Jahzara Hayes. She fell to Piedmont’s Megan Breger in the championship match.
Horne placed second at 157 with a win over Roosevelt’s Nevaeh Cox before falling to Del City’s Avree Dial in the championship.
White placed second at 104 with wins over Roosevelt’s Lacey Bookout and Deer Creek’s Alexis Cambell. She fell to Yukon’s Kathleen Barrios in the championship match.
Vega placed third at 119 with wins over Hefner’s Chloe Medlock, Piedmont’s Alyce Chambers, and Yukon’s Annabella Adkisson.