Class 4A state wrestling: Tuttle comes away with six individual champions and sixth straight team title

The Tigers had wrestlers in eight of the 14 Class 4A championship matches held Saturday night at State Fair Arena, and six of them came away with victories — the last being the most dramatic of all.
by Scott Wright Modified: March 1, 2014 at 10:50 pm •  Published: March 1, 2014
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photo - Tuttle's Dustin Mason celebrates his win over Weatherford's Jose Cuevas in the 285-pound match during the Oklahoma State wrestling championships at the State Fair Arena, Saturday, March 1. 2014. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Tuttle's Dustin Mason celebrates his win over Weatherford's Jose Cuevas in the 285-pound match during the Oklahoma State wrestling championships at the State Fair Arena, Saturday, March 1. 2014. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

“I felt like we were an underdog in some weights, but we got on a roll and the kids fed off each other,” Surber said. “This is a really special senior class. We have five seniors who were all starters. They were great leaders who worked really hard.”

Four of Tuttle’s five seniors placed at state, with Blake Dauphin (126 pounds), Dakota Head (152) and Riley Fielder (220) all winning titles.

And the team’s youngsters showed that the Tigers’ future will remain strong.

Mason won the heavyweight title as a junior, while freshman Tanner Litterell (113) and sophomore Beau Guffey (120) were champions as well.

“We won some of the early matches, and that really set the mood,” Head said. “Those guys are hard workers, and it was good to see the young kids win, too. I think they’ll have four, five, six guys who can win it next year.”

by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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