All-State wrestling: OSU signees dominate matches

Miami's Eli Hale and Berryhill's Davey Dolan pick up pins for the Small East; Altus' Keilan Torres scores major decision for the Large West.
by Trent Shadid Published: July 31, 2013
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Hale, a three-time state runner-up, finished his high school career at Miami with a state championship in his senior season. His overall record in four years was 133-14.

The Class 6A honor went to Midwest City's Carlos Freeman, and Altus' Keilan Torres in Class 5A.

EAST, WEST SPLIT DUALS

The dual competitions were dominated by the Small East and Large West.

Led by pins from Hale, Dolan and Cale Mays of Vian (195), the Small East defeated the Small West 45-13. Weatherford's Matt Hoffman (182) pinned Vinita's Skilar Miller in 3:14 to pick up the biggest win of the night for the Small West.

In the large school dual, the Large West won 10 of 13 matches to earn a 35-15 victory.

Major decision wins from Torres, and Edmond North's Joshua Breece (126) stood as the biggest wins for the Large West.

Lawton's Danny Maldonado (138) had the closest victory of the night, scoring a two-point reversal with three seconds remaining to win 3-2 over Anthony Mica of Bixby.

HARDING NAMED COACH OF THE YEAR

Collinsville coach Wes Harding was named the Oklahoma Coaches Association Coach of the Year before the duals.

Harding led the Cardinals to a third straight Class 5A tournament state title this year.

He was also named Class 5A Coach of the Year.

Edmond North coach Andy Schneider, whose team won the dual and tournament title in Class 6A, received the Class 6A Coach of the Year.

Tuttle's Matt Surber was named Class 4A Coach of the Year. Surber won the overall honor last year.

BY TRENT SHADID


by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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