Berryhill wrestling now has its first four-time state champion. Davey Dolan picked up his fourth high school state title with a first period pin over Perry's Colton Looper in the Class 3A finals at 145 pounds.
“My town has provided so much for me growing up and it's great to sort of give back with this special accomplishment,” Dolan said.
Dolan became just the 29th four-time state champion in Oklahoma wrestling history. He was named Class 3A's most outstanding wrestler of the tournament.
“I'm so excited to be on that list,” Dolan said. “It's a big relief to finally get this done. Not very many people can say they've done this. I'm honored to be one of them.”
The senior finishes his high school career on a 113-match winning streak. After losing four times his freshman year, the Oklahoma State commitment has gone undefeated each of the last three seasons.
Dolan wasn't Berryhill's only champion in the tournament. At 138 pounds, Jonce Blaylock — who finished runner-up the last two years — defeated Cole Wheeler of Jay by 13-0 major decision to give Berryhill its other individual champion.
Dolan and Blaylock have spent the last three years working out with each other every day. For them, this was more than just an individual accomplishment. Both believe they couldn't have gotten it done without each other.
“Having someone like Davey to always push you in the wrestling room leaves you with no choice but to get better,” Blaylock said. “It's probably a lot of what got me this state title.”
Dolan is happy to see Blaylock finally win the state championship he's worked so hard for, but he also believes Blaylock played a key role in his own success.
“Jonce has pushed me every day and he probably works harder than I do,” Dolan said. “I'm so glad he finally broke through and got his title.”
“I've been working out with him every day since my sophomore year. If it hadn't been for him, I don't know if I would've got this done.”