The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced their recipients for the Jim Thorpe High School Player of the year award and Tate Picklo from Mustang was named winner for wrestling.
Picklo was a four-time state finalist and two-time 6A state champion for Mustang. In freestyle he was a two-time Fargo All-American, and also a Greco World Team member in 2020.
Picklo became the #1 ranked wrestler in the county at 195 pounds after beating Seth Shumate at Flo’s “Who’s #1” last fall.
Picklo has signed with OU and will be competing for the Sooners this fall.
Named in honor of Jim Thorpe, the award commemorates one the most accomplished and versatile athletes of modern sports. Thorpe was an Olympic Gold Medalist in both the decathlon and pentathlon. An all-around athlete, Thorpe also played football, baseball, basketball, boxing, lacrosse, swimming and hockey. From winning gold medals in the Olympics and being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Jim Thorpe is looked at by many as one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century.