7 wrestlers qualify for state; Coach Pulsifer recognized

posted Feb 17, 2019, 7:59 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 17, 2019, 10:06 AM by District Webmaster ]
In mid-February, seven Bartlesville High School wrestlers qualified during the Class 6A Regionals to participate in the state tournament next week by finishing in the top five in their weight class:
  • Colby Strachan (106 lb, 4th place at regionals)
  • David Boucher (113 lb, 3rd place at regionals)
  • Corwin Strachan (120 lb, 3rd place at regionals)
  • Laif Jones (126 lb, 1st place at regionals)
  • Ethan Gilkey (132 lb, 4th place at regionals)
  • Brayden Strachan (138 lb, 3rd place at regionals)
  • Laken Clowdus (170 lb, 4th place at regionals)
Laif Jones, who won the regional championship in his class, will be making his fourth appearance at state; he was last year's 120 lb state 6A champion. David Boucher, Corwin Strachan, and Brayden Strachan are also returning state qualifiers. Jaden James is an alternate for state in the 220 lb class. The Bruins placed fifth overall at regionals. See Mike Tupa's article in the Examiner-Enterprise for details on the matches.

Head varsity coach Josh Pulsifer has been named the OCA Region II Wrestling Coach of the Year and is the region's nominee to coach the All-State Large East wrestling squad. One coach per region is nominated in either the large schools (6A and 5A) and small schools (4A and 3A) divisions.
Laif Jones, Regional Champion
Laif Jones is the regional champion in class 6A wrestling in the 126 lb division; Coach Josh Pulsifer (far right) has been named the OCA Region II Wrestling Coach of the Year