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Class 4A wrestling: Tuttle wins fifth consecutive dual state title

Tuttle notched its fifth-straight dual state championship on Saturday by defeating Vinita 55-12 in Class 4A.
by Kyle Fredrickson Published: February 15, 2014
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— It was a moment usually reserved for pure celebration, as Tuttle notched its fifth-straight dual state championship on Saturday by defeating Vinita 55-12 in Class 4A.

Red-clad fans jumped in the stands. Wrestlers embraced one another on the mat. But Tuttle coach Matt Surber was still reminded of what happened six and seven years ago — the last two times Tuttle reached the state final, but failed to win. A result of high expectations.

“We lost the first two,” Surber said. “Evidently, we learned after those.”

With its win Saturday, Tuttle entered an elite category of state teams with five-straight dual titles since 1989; joining Perry, Bristow and El Reno.

“The kids just trained really hard this week and were ready to go,” Surber said. “We went out there and wrestled and won a lot of close ones.”

Tuttle's title defense on Saturday began with a 12-0 deficit.

Previously undefeated Vinita opened the dual with two match victories by fall — one from Jake Mason against Dusty Loftin in 1:11, and another by injury default when Tuttle's Teague Fox suffered a torn ligament in his right shoulder in the third period against J.W. Williams.

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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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