Class 4A-3A state wrestling notebook: Tuttle dominates 4A; Perry wins 39th team title

In the Class 4A team race, Tuttle dominated the competition behind the strength of six champions and 10 total place winners.
by Trent Shadid Published: February 23, 2013
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photo - Perry's David Thomas celebrates after beating Plainview's Drake Martel in the Class 3A 160-pound championship match during the state wrestling championships at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Perry's David Thomas celebrates after beating Plainview's Drake Martel in the Class 3A 160-pound championship match during the state wrestling championships at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Delk — who was named 3A-4A Coach of the Year — believed the key to winning the title was his team's performance in the championship semifinals on Friday night.

“The five guys we got in the finals were the key to why we won as a team,” Delk said.

The Maroons racked up 104 team points to finish just ahead of second-place Tonkawa (83.5).

Perry swept the team championships in 3A this year as they also won the dual state title two weeks ago.

HERITAGE HALL WITH THREE MEDAL WINNERS

Heritage Hall, a program that's gained momentum in recent years, had an impressive showing in Class 3A with three medal winners — including Finn Higgins, who took home the gold at 182 pounds.

Higgins defeated Vian's Rowdy Simon 3-1 in the championship finals.

Ethan Walker at 195 pounds (second) and Grant Sorensen at 106 pounds (fourth) were the Chargers' other medalists.

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by Trent Shadid
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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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