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    Mat Moments

    Welcome to the first release of Mat Moments.  This weekly article will take a look at recent action on the mat, highlight some upcoming duals and tournaments as well as report on anything new in Oklahoma high school wrestling. Catching up with college signees first, listed below are seniors who recently signed to wrestle in […] More

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    Girls Returning State Placers Report

    Led by Choctaw’s 3X state champion, Peyton Hand, there are 10 returning state champions entering the 2022-23 Girls wrestling season.  In addition to winning state titles last year, Bella Williams (Edmond North), Kali Hayden (Tulsa Union) and Symphony Veoz (Elgin) earned All-American honors at Fargo this past summer, with Williams earning double All-American honors with […] More

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    Looking at the 22-23 Season

    2022-23 looks to be an exciting year in Oklahoma high school wrestling with numerous highly ranked wrestlers, several outstanding teams, and the explosive growth of Girls Wrestling in Oklahoma.  Previous articles have outlined the returning state champions and state placers, so here we will focus on the growth and changes for the upcoming season.   Two […] More

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    6A Returners and placer information report

    Looking at the upcoming wrestling season shows that Class 6A is once again loaded with incredible talent, including an amazing 15 returning or past state champions who have won a total of 21 state titles.  Leading the way is Stillwater’s 3X undefeated state champion Cael Hughes.  Committed to OSU, Hughes enters his senior season with […] More

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    5A Returners and placer information report

    Collinsville, winner of 11 of the past 12 Class 5A state titles, is once again the team everyone will be chasing as they enter the 2022-23 with five returning or past state champions including 2X champs Cole Brooks and Canon Acklin.  Brooks, committed to Wyoming, carries a 68-7 record into his senior season while Acklin […] More

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    4A Returners & State Placers Report

    Tuttle, winner of the last 14 Class 4A state titles enters the 2022-23 season with three returning state champions and three other state placers.  Leading the Tigers will be 2X state champion and 3X placer Braden Potts (99-19 career record).  Beau Hickman, a Fargo freestyle All-American, went 30-4 in claiming the 2022 state title in […] More

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    3A Returners & State Placers Report

    The Class 3A preseason article was written and ready to post when it was discovered that Cascia Hall is moving to Class 4A this season.  Please keep that in mind as you read the article and browse through the stats below. Youth was the name of the game at the 2022 Class 3A State Tournament […] More

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    Oklahoma Girls Wrestling Records

    As Girls Wrestling enters its fourth exciting season in Oklahoma and with the 2022-23 wrestling season starting soon, it felt like a good time to provide some of the statistical records that have been compiled in the first three years.   As most recall, the 2020 State Tournament was an experimental State Tournament with no Regional […] More

  • Full Recap: First Ever Oklahoma Girls All-State

    The first ever Oklahoma Girls All-State Wrestling Showcase took place Saturday at Tulsa Union High School and a huge crowd was treated to a spectacular event that included recognition of two outstanding women that paved the way for the current wrestlers, a “future stars” dual and, of course, some truly outstanding wrestling by the senior […] More

  • Girls All-State Showcase

    Another historic milestone in the meteoric rise of Girls Wrestling in Oklahoma takes place this Saturday as the first ever Oklahoma Girl’s All-State Wrestling Showcase will be held at Tulsa Union High School at 6636 S. Mingo Road.  Spearheaded by the tireless efforts of Union Head Coach Gerald Harris and other hard-working volunteers, the showcase […] More

  • Oklahoma Results from NHSCA

    Edmond North’s Kody Routledge captured a national title to lead a group of nine wrestlers from Oklahoma that earned All-American honors at the NHSCA High School Nationals taking place March 25-27 in Virginia Beach.  The tournament was divided into divisions by grade and other wrestlers earning Top 8 finishes included senior Drake Acklin (7th), sophomores […] More

  • 2022 All-State Wrestling Teams (Boys)

    The All-State Wrestling Teams were recently selected and features 26 wrestlers who won a total of 43 state titles.  Wrestlers who have won multiple titles include 4X champ Cameron Steed (Collinsville), 3X champs Harley Andrews (Tuttle), Zach Blankenship (Bixby) and Jordan Williams (Owasso) and 2X champs Jaxon Randall (Edmond North), Cory Hicks (Durant), Garrett Wells […] More

  • Growth of Girls Wrestling in Oklahoma

    One of the fastest growing sports in America is girls wrestling and Oklahoma is part of this exciting movement.  In fact, the sport is exploding in Oklahoma!  In two short years, the numbers have almost tripled, going from 124 in 2020 to 351 this year!  Starting in 2020, with an experimental State Tournament, Oklahoma joined […] More

  • State Summary and Stats

    What a State Tournament we got to enjoy!  From incredible individual and team performances to upsets and last second wins – the tournament had it all! As expected, Stillwater, Collinsville and Tuttle turned in amazing performances to claim their respective state championships.  In Class 3A, a three-team race went down to the wire before Marlow […] More

  • State Tournament OW Award Winners

    Winning a state title is the goal of all of the wrestlers competing at the State Tournament.  An added bonus is when a wrestler is selected as the Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament.  Decided by a vote of the coaches, the award was first presented in 1947, with Byron Todd from Tulsa Rogers winning the […] More

  • Class 3A State Preview

    After the dust had settled from some great action at the Regional Tournaments, the Class 3A State Tournament looks to be a very exciting team race with several teams looking to put a run together and take home the championship trophy. Defending champion Marlow won the West Regional and leads 3A with five Regional champions […] More

  • Dual State Records by the numbers

    The 2022 Dual State Tournament took place over the weekend in Enid and congratulations to team champions Stillwater, Collinsville, Tuttle and Marlow!  Seth Duckworth did an incredible job covering the tournament!  He did it all, including countless social media posts, interviews with wrestlers and coaches and timely recaps of each round of action (all can […] More

  • Dual State Teams and Records updated

    The postseason is here!  It all gets started February 11-12 with all four Dual State championships being decided at the Stride Bank Center in Enid.  Two things are certain – new champions will be crowned in Classes 5A and 6A.  2021 6A champion Mustang was ousted by Edmond Memorial in district action and is not […] More

  • 77th Annual Geary Invitational Tournament Recap

    What a tournament! From state champions wrestling in the 1st round to a great team race that wasn’t decided until the very end, the 77th Annual Geary Invitational Tournament lived up to its long-lived reputation as one of the most exciting tournaments in the nation. Edmond North, Stillwater, Collinsville, and Tuttle battled it out for […] More

  • Classifications for the 2021-22 wrestling season

    The OSSAA recently released the classifications for the 2021-22 wrestling season with a few changes from last year.  Changes for the traditional individual State Tournament are reviewed each year, with the 32 largest wrestling schools competing in Class 6A, the next 32 in Class 5A, the next 32 in Class 4A and the remaining schools […] More

  • Class 6A is once again loaded with talent

    Class 6A is once again loaded with talent with an amazing 12 wrestlers that have already won a combined 17 state titles entering the 2021-22 season.  Not only have the wrestlers shined in Oklahoma, but ten earned All-American honors at Fargo this summer and 15 Class 6A wrestlers were ranked in a recent national rankings […] More

  • Class 5A returning state placers and qualifiers

    A talented group of Class 5A wrestlers are looking forward to the season as an impressive 11 2021 state champions return to the mat this year.  In addition to the 11 champions, there are 10 returning 2nd place medalists and 16 other state placers. Collinsville leads the way with five returning state champions.  Senior Cameron […] More

  • 4th ranked UCO Bronchos rolled to a 30-6 win over 13th ranked Indianapolis

    Spurred on by a loud and boisterous crowd, Nate Keim, Brik Filippo and Anthony DesVigne won key matches as the 4th ranked UCO Bronchos rolled to a 30-6 win over 13th ranked Indianapolis Sunday at Hamilton Field House.   The Bronchos jumped to an early lead as 6th ranked Paxton Rosen racked up six takedowns to […] More

  • Deep Dive: Returning 4A state placers

    Taking a look at returning state placers in Class 4A shows five wrestlers ready to defend their state titles and three past state champs looking to get back to the top of the podium. Returning state champions include Aden Sanders (Blanchard), Braden Potts (Tuttle), K.J. Evans (Heritage Hall), E.J. Beloncik (Heritage Hall) and Harley Andrews […] More

  • 3A returning State Tournament Points

    Taking a look at the returning state tournament points in Class 3A shows a very interesting and exciting race in 2022.  Last year, it came down to the very end with Marlow holding off Jay to win the state championship. Those two teams return the most state tournament points, but Salina is right on their […] More

  • 3X State Placers and Qualifiers

    With an exciting 2021-22 season quickly approaching, OWrestle wanted to recognize the senior wrestlers that are on their way to earning a very difficult achievement.  Qualifying for the State Tournament four times is quite an accomplishment and the 35 wrestlers listed below have already made three trips to the State Tournament and will be looking […] More

  • 2020 Perry High School graduate Ryan Smith earns All-American status

    2020 Perry High School graduate Ryan Smith turned in an outstanding performance to earn All-American honors at the NJCAA National Wrestling Tournament held April 21-22 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Smith, a freshman wrestling at 133 lbs. for Cowley College, KS , earned a 6th place finish to claim the All-American status. Clackamas, Oregon won the […] More

  • 8 Oklahoma placers at NHSCA

    Led by champions Beau Hickman and KJ Evans and six other placers, Oklahoma was well represented in the recent NHSCA National Tournament. The tournament held April 23-25 in Virginia Beach, VA included separate divisions for middle school, freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and girls. Oklahoma was not represented in the senior or girls divisions. Beau Hickman, […] More

  • Former OSU star Jordan Oliver is one step closer, plus Oklahoma results

    Former OSU star Jordan Oliver is one step closer to accomplishing his life-long dream of competing in the Olympics as he battled through a loaded field to win the Olympic Team Trials at 65 KG. Oliver received a bye in the first round, then defeated Nick Lee 8-3 in the quarterfinals (Lee went on to […] More

  • 17 Oklahomans in the Olympics

    With the Olympic Trials for wrestling taking place this weekend, it seemed like a good time to look back at all of the Oklahoma wrestlers that have competed in the Olympics. Wrestlers that either graduated from an Oklahoma high school or wrestled at OU or OSU have earned an impressive 22 Olympic medals since Cushing’s […] More

  • Dual State 3A & 6A Recap

    The 2021 wrestling season came to an exciting end this past weekend at the Stride Bank Center in Enid with Mustang, Skiatook, Tuttle and Marlow claiming Dual State championships. Friday saw Classes 4A and 5A battle for the state titles, while Classes 3A and 6A competed on Saturday. In a loaded Class 6A field, it […] More

  • Tuttle Tigers rolled to their state-record 12th straight Dual State title

    Tuttle was the next to claim a championship as the Tigers rolled to their state-record 12th straight Dual State title with a 52-15 win over Cushing. Tuttle opened the tournament with a bye then dismantled Elgin 80-0 to move into the finals (Wagoner had previously withdrawn from the tournament, resulting in rebracketing and the bye). […] More

  • Skiatook takes the title in the Class 5A Dual State Tournament

    Skiatook was the first team to win a title as the Class 5A Tournament was completed Friday afternoon. The Bulldogs won their 3rd straight Dual State title with a 42-27 win over Duncan. With Collinsville withdrawing from the tournament, the brackets were redrawn, giving Skiatook a first round bye. The Bulldogs advanced to the finals […] More

  • Dual State 3A & 6A

    In a normal year, all of the wrestlers would be “fat and happy” by the 2nd week in March. Of course, this isn’t a normal year, so we get the great opportunity to watch the teams compete in the Dual State Tournament this weekend at the Stride Bank Center in Enid. The Dual State Tournaments, […] More

  • Dual State: 4A & 5A

    In a normal year, all of the wrestlers would be “fat and happy” by the 2nd week in March. Of course, this isn’t a normal year, so we get the great opportunity to watch the teams compete in the Dual State Tournament this weekend at the Stride Bank Center in Enid. The Dual State Tournaments, […] More

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    Oklahoma: State Tournament History

    We made it! Despite an ongoing pandemic and historic weather event, the Regional Tournaments have been completed and the State Tournament brackets are set. It is time to enjoy some outstanding wrestling and see who will bring home the championship trophies for each class. Listed below is a brief history of the Oklahoma High School […] More

  • Oklahoma Regional Tournament History

    What a year it has been! With events constantly being cancelled, postponed or altered, high school wrestling in Oklahoma was certainly a challenge. Fortunately, following proper safety precautions, many events did take place and we have finally made it to the all-important post season action. As always, winning the state championship is the ultimate goal […] More

  • 53rd Annual Perry Junior High Tournament of Champions

    Broken Arrow went a perfect five for five in the championship finals to roll to the team championship in the 53rd Annual Perry Junior High Tournament of Champions. The Tigers added four 3rd place medalist plus two other placers to finish an impressive 100 points ahead of 2nd place Yukon. In a three-way battle for […] More

  • Cushing Tournament Highlights

    Led by individual champions Josh Taylor, Cougar Anderson and eight other placers, the Skiatook Bulldogs powered their way to the team championship at the 30 team Cushing Tournament.  The tournament, loaded with many talented wrestlers, featured 13 top-ranked individuals and 16 teams ranked in the Top 10 in their respective classes.  Skiatook, which will compete […] More