Class 6A-5A state wrestling notebook: Killer B's for Yukon

The Killer B's are Yukon's four state tournament qualifiers — Boo Lewallen, Josh Bedell, Parker Bohannan and Jalen Medicinebear. Lewallen is in Saturday's championship finals at 120 pounds.
by Ed Godfrey Published: February 22, 2013
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photo - Norman North Hayden Hansen celebrates his win over Edmond North's Josh Breece in the 126-pound match  during the state wrestling tournament at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City,  Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Norman North Hayden Hansen celebrates his win over Edmond North's Josh Breece in the 126-pound match during the state wrestling tournament at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Yukon coaches were sporting the most colorful shirts at the state wrestling championships: “Killer B's” shirts.

The Killer B's were Yukon's four state tournament qualifiers: Boo Lewallen, Josh Bedell, Parker Bohannan, and Jalen Medicinebear.

Lewallen, 30-1, reached Saturday's championship finals at 120 pounds where he will meet fellow sophomore and defending state champion Markus Simmons, 33-4, of Broken Arrow.

OSU BLOOD ON THE MAT

Stillwater sophomore Joe Smith, son of Oklahoma State University wrestling coach and two-time Olympic champion John Smith, will defend his state title from a year ago. Smith, 39-0, reached the championship final after pinning both of his opponents at 132 pounds on Saturday.

Stillwater freshman Kennedy Monday, son of former Olympic champion and OSU wrestler Kenny Monday, lost a 1-0 decision in the semifinals at 106 pounds to Dalton Duffield of Westmoore.

Duffield will meet Jordan Prince of Edmond North for the title.

NORMAN NORTH PUTS THREE IN THE FINALS

Sophomore Hayden Hansen (39-1) of Norman North reached the state finals at 126 pounds with a 4-3 semifinal win over Edmond North's Josh Breece.

Afterward, Hansen said he has been thinking about the moment since getting injured in last year's regionals.

“It's been a long journey ever since last year,” Hansen said. “I missed all of this last year. It means a lot to make it to the state finals and compete for a state championship.”

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by Ed Godfrey
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Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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