Behind the strength of nine champions and 10 state qualifiers, Tuttle piled up 281 points to win the Class 4A west wrestling regional at Harrah.
Winning titles were Tanner Litterell (113 pounds), Beau Guffey (120 pounds), Blake Dauphin (126 pounds), Brik Filippo (132 pounds), Dayton Garrett (138 pounds), Dakota Head (152 pounds), Seth Shelton (160 pounds), Riley Fielder (220 pounds), and Dustin Mason (285 pounds). Noah McQuigg (106 pounds) finished second.
“I'm really pleased having nine champs,” said Tuttle coach Matt Surber. “That sets us up in a good position for next week, and allows us to enter the state tournament with some confidence.”
The nine regional champions make Tuttle an overwhelming favorite to win their sixth consecutive Class 4A tournament title next weekend.
“I'm getting a great effort from those 10 guys,” Surber said. “We would've liked to get a couple more in through (the loser's bracket), but I can't complain about being top heavy like that. We got a lot of bonus points and that's really what allowed us to get some separation.”
Vinita had the most state qualifiers in 4A with 11, but had no champions. The Hornets finished second to Tuttle with 210.5 points. Vinita was also the runner-up to Tuttle at last weekend's dual state tournament.
SEVEN CHAMPIONS LIFT EDMOND NORTH TO 6A WEST TITLE
Edmond North put itself in great position to contend for the Class 6A tournament state title next week with seven champions and nine state qualifiers from the 6A west regional at Southmoore.
Paxton Rosen (106 pounds), Cy Trindle (120 pounds), Zach Walton (160 pounds), Joel Dixon (182 pounds), Derek White (195 pounds), Lance Dixon (220 pounds), and Andrew Dixon (285 pounds) all won titles for the Huskies, who took first in the team race with 258 points.
Putnam City had the second-most champions thanks to twin brothers Keegan and Zachary Moore. Keegan won the title at 132 pounds with a 15-5 major decision over Mustang's Gareth Ballard, while Zachary had a third-period pin over Daniel Mbainyel of Norman in the 138-pound final.
Southmoore had a school-record six state qualifiers, but were dealt a tough loss when senior Nathan Marek was disqualified from the tournament during the 170-pound semifinals on Friday night. Marek was a state champion as a sophomore and runner-up as a junior. He has signed with OU.
Marek's disqualification ended his season and prevents a possible matchup with Stillwater's Chandler Rogers at the state tournament next weekend. Marek and Rogers, who has signed with OSU, are both ranked in the top 20 nationally at 170 pounds.
DEL CITY SENDS NINE TO STATE
Del City had five championship finalists and nine total state qualifiers as the host of the Class 5A west regional.
The Eagles 218.5 points were good enough for second in the final team standings behind Lawton MacArthur (247 points). Altus (200.5) was third and Piedmont (149.5 points) fourth.
Clayton Lamb (132 pounds) and Gavin Millhouse (145 pounds) were the individual champions for Del City. Lamb defeated Lawton MacArthur's Colby Powers, 3-1, and Millhouse picked up a third-period pin over Piedmont's Francisco Lopez in the championship finals.
STILLWATER, BROKEN ARROW QUALIFY NINE
One week after knocking off Stillwater in the dual state finals, Broken Arrow got the best of the Pioneers again at the Class 6A east regional in Bixby.
Both teams qualified nine wrestlers for the state tournament, a number good enough to give them a chance at winning next week's 6A title, but bonus-point wins helped Broken Arrow outscored Stillwater 253.5 to 232 for the team title.
In the 132-pound championship, one of the tournament's most anticipated matches, Stillwater junior Kaid Brock earned a 6-3 decision over Broken Arrow senior Zack Edwards to avenge a loss last week.
Andrew Nieman (106 pounds), Tristan Moran (138 pounds), Joe Smith (145 pounds), Chandler Rogers (170 pounds), and Jordan Dieringer (182 pounds) joined Brock as east regional champions for Stillwater.
CHANDLER CROWNS THREE, PERRY CRUISES TO 3A WEST TITLE
In the Class 3A west regional at Plainview, Chandler qualified nine for the state tournament, including three wrestlers who took first place.
Cody Ryan (145 pounds), Heath Gray (170 pounds), and Darion Mixon (182 pounds) claimed titles for Chandler.
After scoring an impressive 195 points on Friday, Perry continued its dominance on Saturday to finish well ahead of the field with 282 points. The Maroons had 12 state qualifiers. Plainview (167.5) was second and Chandler (162.5) third.
STRONG SATURDAY PROPELS CUSHING
Cushing established itself as one of the only threats to ending Tuttle's reign over Class 4A next week with 10 state qualifiers from the 4A east regional at Bristow.
Daniel Hood (113 pounds), Mason Roberts (126 pounds), and Gage Stallworth (160 pounds) took first-place for the Tigers on Saturday. Six of the 10 qualifiers for Cushing came through the consolation side on Saturday.
The Tigers scored 203.5 points to take the team title. Wagoner finished second with 168 points and eight state qualifiers.
Cushing advanced to the dual state semifinals last weekend before falling to Vinita.
COLLINSVILLE IN POSITION TO WIN FOURTH-STRAIGHT 5A TITLE
In the Class 5A dual state finals last weekend, Lawton MacArthur nearly pulled off an upset over top-ranked Collinsville before falling 30-27.
That outcome was believed to be a precursor to what would be a competitive race for the 5A tournament title next weekend.
But at the 5A east regional in Tahlequah this weekend, Collinsville might have put that possibility to rest before the state tournament even gets underway as the Cardinals crowned seven champions and had 13 state qualifiers on Saturday.
Shawnee qualified seven for state and had 179 team points, finishing a distant second to Collinsville's 292 points.