JAY â€” The Poteau Pirates wrestling team placed eight of its matmen in last weekend's Jay Duals Tournament.
Senior Tyler Tustin won the 138-pound title and was named the tournament's outstanding wrestler.
Gabe Sanchez (195 pounds) and Daylon Brewton (heavyweight) were runners-up, Devin Anderson (120) and Derek Francis (170) were third and Sam Shore (132), Kyle Kingrey (160) and Khy Mote (182) were all fourth.
In the duals, the Pirates went 6-3 on the day, beating Fayetteville, Ark. (51-18), Springfield, Mo. (52-10), Diamond, Mo. (39-28), Keys (Park Hill) (63-10), Stilwell (42-26) and Rogers, Ark. (51-29), but losing 42-36 to Coweta, host Jay (42-24) and Bentonville, Ark. (45-36).
â€śI was very please with our effort this weekend,â€ť said Jack Hornbuckle, Poteau's first-year coach. â€śWe definitely have areas we need to improve on, which is to be expected. On paper we were the underdogs vs. Stilwell and Rogers, and came out with good wins.â€ť
The Pirates will return to action 7 p.m. Thursday in a road dual at Van Buren, Ark.