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Poteau wrestlers pin losses on Talihina, FS Southside

January 9, 2013

DYNAMIC DEREK — Poteau wrestler Derek Francis, top, scores a takedown against his Fort Smith (Ark.) Southside opponent in his 170-pound match during Tuesday night’s wrestling action at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. PDN photo by David Seeley

The Poteau Pirates wrestling team resumed dual action Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse as they handled both the Talihina Golden Tigers (60-12) and Fort Smith (Ark.) Southside (57-24).
Southside won the middle dual, 42-18 over Talihina.
The Pirates will return to action with a road dual against Tahlequah beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Poteau Wrestler Places at Cushing
Poteau’s Tyler Tustin was third at 138 pounds in this past weekend’s Cushing Tournament.
Tustin was one of five wrestlers to get past five rounds of action. He was joined in the sixth round by Kyle Kingrey (160 pounds) Derek Francis (170), Khy Mote (182) and Gabe Sanchez (195), but the two-time defending champion was the only Pirate to place in the two-day event.

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