“They are wrestling lights out,” Norman North coach Greg Henning said.
The Timberwolves only have two state champions in their history.
HENNING BACK ON THE MAT
Henning, who started the wrestling dynasty at Tuttle, came out of retirement to take the Norman North job this season.
“I had been retired for six years,” said Henning, who coached at Tuttle for 21 years. “The opportunity came open and I jumped at it.
“I've been doing a lot of roofing and painting houses and the last two summers have been so hot I thought, well, there has got to better way to make a living. The Oklahoma teachers' retirement just wouldn't cut it.”
Henning has coached 43 state champions in his career at Tuttle, Stilwell and Sallisaw.
DUNCAN, EDMOND NORTH NAMED ACADEMIC CHAMPS
Duncan's wrestling team was the state academic champion in Class 5A with a grade-point average of 3.63.
The 6A title was won by Edmond North which had a team grade-point average of 3.5148.
COLLINSVILLE HAS COMMANDING LEAD
Collinsville, two-time defending state champ, has a huge lead in Class 5A going into Saturday's finals. The Cardinals have 148 points, while Lawton MacArthur has 81.5.