Putnam City's twin wrestlers motivated after last season's disappointment

Sophomores Keegan and Zach Moore expect better results this season. Moores' tutor is uncle Hardell Moore, an All-American at Oklahoma State.
by Jacob Unruh Published: December 5, 2012
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photo - Putnam City wrestlers Keegan Moore, left and brother Zach Moore in Oklahoma City on Dec. 3, 2012. Photo By Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman
Putnam City wrestlers Keegan Moore, left and brother Zach Moore in Oklahoma City on Dec. 3, 2012. Photo By Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman

Keegan, though, was held out of Tuesday's dual with Norman North due to a minor knee injury. But Ferguson said he will wrestle in this weekend's Putnam City Invitational, where he hopes to beat Moore's Josh Lindsey after losing to him last season.

Zach said he is back to 100 percent after he also missed the summer with an elbow injury while Keegan wrestled in the Junior & Cadet Nationals in Fargo, N.D.

“Last year I didn't get to (compete in state and nationals) and I sat up in the stands with the spectators, and that drives me to work even harder in the wrestling room because every time I'm down I remember that moment,” Zach said.

Ferguson said the twins are showing more maturity this season and he expects big things from them this season and in the future.

But for now that taste of last season is all that remains.

“You get that taste and it's not a good taste at all,” Hardell said.

by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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