Tuttle now has three four-time champions, moving them into a tie with Perry for the most in Oklahoma wrestling history. Beard joins Jeff Henning (1995-98) and Ryan Henning (2001-04) on the list of four-time champions from Tuttle.
“I don't think I could've done this without being at Tuttle,” Beard said. “The coaches, the wrestlers, the families, we all unite together and that's what has made a great tradition.”
Beard was named the Class 4A Most Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament.
Surber feels that getting a third four-time champion can go a long ways toward making his already stellar program even better.
“We got little kids and junior high kids in the stands watching that will wrestle for us in the future,” Surber said. “For our program to get our third four-time state champ helps solidify the reality of their dreams.”