Two Mustang Broncos reached conference championship matches and helped lead the team to a top-10 finish overall last weekend at Southmoore.
Kady Theriot (So.), Nevaeh Kent (Sr.), and Emelie Castillo (Jr.) each finished runner-up in the 2023-24 Central Oklahoma Athletics Conference Tournament, combining for six wins and propelling the Broncos to sixth place as a team.
Theriot received a bye in the first round before defeating Deer Creek’s Taylor McMillen to reach the semifinals at 110 pounds. She pinned Westmoore’s Mariah Robbins at 4:42 before losing a 7-0 decision to Norman North’s Coty Sessions in the championship.
Kent started her run at 115 pounds with a win by fall over Moore’s Abby Lozano in the first round. She followed with wins by fall over Wesmtoore’s Mikaela Pinley and Yukon’s Maekala Hernandez before losing by fall to Moore’s Hannah Lopez for the conference title.
Castillo defeated Norman North’s Kalynn Sanders and Moore’s Ayden Black before falling to Westmoore’s Brielle Williams in the championship match at 235 pounds.
Lacia Meely (Fr.), Cheyenne Reyman (Sr.), and Mahaylie Parada (Fr.) all finished third in the tournament.
Meely received a bye before losing by fall in her first two matches. However, she bounced back with a win by fall over Southmoore’s Riley Baker to reel in a bronze medal at 135 pounds.
Katy Theriot (So.) has her hand raised during a dual earlier this season at the Mustang Event Center. Theriot finished runner-up at 110 pounds in the 2024 Central Oklahoma Athletics Conference Tournament last weekend at Southmoore. (Photo by Shelly Holinsworth / Freelance Action Photography)
Parada won her first match by fall over Moore’s Sophia Neely before losing a 2-1 decision to Yukon’s Kyra Watson. Parada returned with a win by fall over Norman North’s Talaci Crump before defeating Yukon’s Alissa Rodriguez for third place at 170.
Reyman lost both of her matches at 140 pounds, but still took home third.
Carolina Villa (So.) and Rayann Gragg (Jr.) each finished fourth in their weight classes.
Gragg won by fall over Norman North’s Victoria Short in her first match, but fell to Moore’s Grace Huffman in the semifinals. She bounced back with a win over Edmond Memorial’s Leeia Kosechequetah in the consolation semis before falling to Southmoore’s Serenity Vaughn in the third-place match.
Villa went 0-3 in the tournament, but still finished fourth.
Moore won the conference championship with 153 team points while Edmond North (147) finished second and Norman North (141) finished third.
The Broncos scored 110 points, finishing just behind Yukon and Westmoore.