Class 3A wrestling: Perry earns 15th dual state championship

Perry continued its run as the most dominating wrestling program in state history with a 47-19 dual state championship win against Blackwell.
by Kyle Fredrickson Published: February 15, 2014
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Perry continued its run as the most dominating wrestling program in state history with a 47-19 dual state championship win against Blackwell.

It is Perry's 15th dual state title and its 14th over the past 16 years. But as his team continued adding to its rich history, Perry coach Ronnie Delk was focused on how special Saturday was for his five upperclassmen.


“This is the best group of seniors I've ever been around,” Delk said. “This class right here is just amazing. I'm so proud of them … leadership wise, strength wise, everything they do is perfect.”

That includes 145-pound senior wrestler Colton Looper, who needed an overtime period to defeat Blackwell's Logan Simpson, 7-6. Perry led by just seven points before Looper notched a 2-point takedown in the fourth period, bringing the Perry fan base to its feet.

“(Looper) was wanting to go out there and wrestle that kid tonight,” Delk said. “He got the opportunity and went out there and made the best of it.”


by Kyle Fredrickson
OSU beat writer
Kyle Fredrickson became the Oklahoma State beat writer for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com in July 2014. A native Coloradoan, Fredrickson attended Western State College before transferring to Oklahoma State in 2010 and graduating in 2012. Fredrickson...
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