“It feels good for our guys to come through like that in that round,” Perry coach Ronnie Delk said. “We gutted out some huge wins.”
PERFECT FIRST ROUND GIVES TUTTLE COMMANDING LEAD
Tuttle continued its recent domination of Class 4A by going an impressive 12-0 in first round matches. The Tigers got 10 bonus-point wins in the round, nine pins and one major decision, as they racked up 40 team points.
“I'm proud of what our kids were able to do in that round,” coach Matt Surber said.
“We know the expectations are there and we rose to the occasion. All the credit goes to our kids.”
The Tigers are now 23-0 in the first round over the last two years.
Tuttle wrestlers won seven of 12 semifinal matches, and the four-time defending tournament champions will head into Saturday's action with 133 team points. The Tigers have a 70-point lead over second-place Cushing.
TUTTLE, VIAN WIN ACADEMIC TITLES
Not only is Tuttle well on its way to a fifth straight team tournament championship, but the Tigers also earned the Class 4A academic state title.
The Class 3A academic championship went to Vian.