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Class 3A state wrestling: Berryhill's Davey Dolan can cap impressive career with fourth championship

Berryhill wrestler Davey Dolan has won three state championships, holds a career record of 144-4, and is currently on a 112-match winning streak. On Saturday, he'll wrestle for a fourth state title.
by Trent Shadid Published: February 22, 2013

Berryhill wrestler Davey Dolan has already had quite a spectacular career. The senior has won three state championships, holds a career record of 144-4, and is currently on a 112-match winning streak.

But he isn't done just yet.

After making quick work of Blackwell's Logan Simpson in the semifinals with a pin in just 58 seconds, Dolan advanced to the Class 3A state finals at 145 pounds.

That's where he'll have his chance to give the Berryhill wrestling program something it's never had before — a four-time state champion.

“It would be really special for Davey to accomplish this,” Berryhill coach DJ McGrew said.

“Not very many programs can say they have a four-time state champion. It would add more great history to our storied program.”

Dolan, who has committed to Oklahoma State, is just relieved for this moment to finally be here.

He admits that being a four-time champion has always been one of his goals.

“This dream became possible for me when I won state my freshman year,” Dolan said.

“I've always said, ‘One match at a time, one match at a time.' Well, I've finally made it. This match is finally here.”

All the tough practices and long hours have paid off for Dolan to this point. It's been an all-year commitment for him. Now, he's just ready to finish the job.

“I don't just practice every day,” Dolan said. “I work as hard as I possibly can every day. I put in the extra hours. You've always got to be working if you want to be the best. That's how I've approached it and it's worked out so far.”

Dolan's opponent in the championship finals will be Perry's Colton Looper.

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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