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Dual State Wrestling: Class 3A-4A first round

by Trent Shadid Modified: May 13, 2013 at 4:40 pm •  Published: February 9, 2013

All first round duals started at the 126-pound weight class. The semifinals will begin at 2 p.m.

CLASS 4A

TUTTLE 63, BRISTOW 13

Bristow held a 13-12 lead after Chris Smith picked up a pin in the 152-pound match. Then the Purple Pirates hit the strength of the Tuttle lineup as the Tigers reeled off nine straight wins, including seven by pin. Tuttle has won the last three dual state championships and will move on to face Blackwell in a rematch of the 2012 finals.

BLACKWELL 48, LOCUST GROVE 26

Locust Grove jumped out to a 12-0 lead, but Blackwell won nine of the next 12 matches to cruise to an easy win.  Blackwell moves on to the semifinals where they will look to avenge a loss 31-16 loss to Tuttle in 2012 dual state finals.

VINITA 64, WEATHERFORD 10

Vinita rolled out to a 31-0 after winning the first six matches with pins at 132, 138, 145, and 160. Weatherford’s Matt Hoffman finally got the Eagles on the board at 170 with 11-0 major decision victory. Vinita clinched the blow out win in the 220-pound match with a pin from Kaleb Phillips.

WAGONER 34, PIEDMONT 23

Wagoner used key victories in several close matches to win the first round’s most competitive dual. Piedmont, who advanced to dual state by defeating traditional power Cushing in districts, couldn’t recover from a 25-11 deficit after Wagoner’s Derek Marshall picked up a pin at 220-pounds. The Bulldogs put the dual away with a pin from Alex Lockwood in the 106-pound match. Wagoner advances to take on Vinita in the semifinals.

CLASS 3A

PERRY 70, GEARY 9

Perry, winners four consecutive dual state titles, made quick work of Geary in dual that lasted only 35 minutes. Geary lead 9-6 after winning two of the first three matches before Perry strung together 11 straight victories.

BERRYHILL 64, LITTLE AXE 6

Berryhill won 12 of the duals 14 matches, 10 of which by bonus points, to make quick work of Little Axe. Berryhill will meet Newkirk in the semifinals.

VIAN 43, PLAINVIEW 29

Vian was finally able to breakaway in a back and forth dual with five straight pins at 170, 182, 195, 220, and 285. The dual featured five lead changes within the first six matches before Vian broke away. Vian advances to face four time defending champion Perry in the semifinals.

NEWKIRK 43, CASCIA HALL 25

Newkirk picked up a fall from Laken McConnell at 182 pounds to turn a close dual into a runaway. Including McConnell’s pin, the Tigers earned bonus point wins in five of the last eight matches.

 

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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