EDMOND — Edmond North claimed its 12th straight Edlam wrestling crown Monday night, downing both Edmond Memorial and Edmond Santa Fe in the annual “Three Dog Night” dual, but the Huskies have a bigger prize in sight.
No. 2 Edmond North battered Edmond Memorial, 59-9, in the first dual at the Bulldogs gym, capturing 12 of the 14 matches. In the second dual, the Huskies defeated Edmond Santa Fe, 43-22, winning nine of the 14 contests. Edmond Santa Fe defeated Edmond Memorial, 36-24, in the finale Monday night.
Coming off a tournament championship last weekend in Sapulpa where they defeated No. 1 and three-time defending state champion Broken Arrow, the Huskies believe they have their best team in a decade and can bring home the school's first state championship in wrestling.
“It will be a disappointment if we don't,” said Edmond North wrestler Andrew Dixon, who along with his triplet brothers, Lance and Joel, are favorites to become the Huskies' first individual state wrestling champions since 2007.
Joel and Andrew Dixon are unbeaten this season while Lance has just one loss, that coming in a tournament at Kansas City, Mo. Last season, Andrew and Lance lost in the state finals as sophomores while Joel finished third in the state tournament. All of the wrestlers that finished ahead of the Dixons last season were seniors.
“They are amazing,” Edmond Memorial coach Darren Huff said of the Dixon brothers. “You get one of those every now and then, but they've got three. You would love to have one like that, but when three come along, man that's sweet.”
On Monday night, Lance Dixon pinned both of his opponents while Andrew Dixon won by fall against Edmond Memorial's Ryley West and then recorded a 7-1 decision over Santa Fe's Anthony Robinson.
Edmond North's Derek White, ranked third in the state at his weight, pinned both of his opponents at 170 pounds while teammate Dakota Zickefoose also recorded two falls at 160 pounds.