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The Oklahoman's All-City wrestling first team

by Ed Godfrey Published: April 9, 2013
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photo - LANCE DIXON / JOEL DIXON / HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING: From left to right, Edmond North wrestlers , Lance, Joel and Andrew Dixon poses for a picture at Edmond North High School in Edmond, Okla.,  Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
LANCE DIXON / JOEL DIXON / HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING: From left to right, Edmond North wrestlers , Lance, Joel and Andrew Dixon poses for a picture at Edmond North High School in Edmond, Okla., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Dalton Duffield, Westmoore

Weight: 106 pounds

Class: Freshman

The story: Duffield entered the Class 6A state wrestling championships as the No. 2 seed in the West, but scored a 1-0 decision in the semifinals over Kennedy Monday of Stillwater. He then avenged a loss in the regional finals to Jordan Prince of Edmond North in the state championship match by winning a 4-2 decision. Duffield finished the season with a 23-7 record, but lost only three times wrestling at 106 pounds.

Kaid Brock, Stillwater

Weight: 113 pounds

Class: Sophomore

The story: After finishing third in Class 6A last season at 106 pounds, Brock went unbeaten in capturing this year's 6A title at 113 pounds. Brock was 37-0 during the 2012-13 high school season. “He had an awesome year,” Stillwater coach Doug Chesbro said. “It's one of those years you dream about.”

Boo Lewallen, Yukon

Weight: 120 pounds

Class: Sophomore

The story: As a freshman, Boo Lewallen was a state runner-up, losing to freshman Joe Smith of Stillwater in the 113-pound championship match last year. He would not be denied this season, however, upsetting a defending state champion in Markus Simmons of Broken Arrow, 7-5, to win the state title at 120 pounds. Simmons won the state championship at 106 pounds last season. Lewallen finished the season 31-1 and was named the most outstanding wrestler of the Lone Star Duals and the Perry Tournament of Champions.

Hayden Hansen, Norman North

Weight: 126 pounds

Class: Sophomore

The story: Hansen missed the state wrestling championships as a freshman because he was injured during the regional tournament. This season, Hansen returned with determination and won the West Regional. He scored a 4-3 victory over Josh Breece of Edmond North in the semifinals to reach the Class 6A state championship match, where he lost a 5-4 decision to junior Luke Wolfenberger of Tulsa Union. Hansen finished the season 42-2 with 15 falls. He won five tournaments titles, including the prestigious Geary Tournament.

Keegan Moore, Putnam City

Class: Sophomore

Weight: 132 pounds

The story: Moore scored the biggest upset of the state wrestling championships when he handed sophomore Joe Smith of Stillwater, son of Oklahoma State University wrestling coach John Smith, the first loss of his high school career. Moore won the 6A title with a 13-12 decision over Smith in what many considered the most exciting match of the tournament. For the effort, Moore was named the most outstanding wrestler of the Class 6A championships and finished the season 39-1, losing only to Moore's Josh Lindsey.

Gunner Laffoon, Tuttle

Class: Senior

Weight: 138 pounds

The story: Laffoon won the Class 4A state title at 132 pounds, but wrestled at times during the season at 138 pounds. He started the season with a loss to defending 6A state champion Zack Edwards of Broken Arrow, then won 31 consecutive matches the rest of the season. He pinned each of his three opponents in the Class 4A championships to win his second consecutive state title. Laffoon recorded 19 falls on the season and won five tournaments. He was named the outstanding wrestler of both the Tuttle and Chickasha tournaments.

Dakota Head, Tuttle

Class: Junior

Weight: 145 pounds

The story: Head went 41-6 on the season and won his first state title by scoring a 10-1 major decision over Ryan Moline of Cushing in the 4A championship match after pinning his first two opponents of the state tournament. Head was state runner-up the past two years and is the first second-generation Tuttle wrestler to win a state championship. Dakota's father, Shane, won state titles for the Tigers in 1990-91. Head had 22 pins on the season and won four tournaments, including regional and state.

Cody Ryan, Chandler

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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