The state tournament is this weekend in Oklahoma City. Find the Class 5A brackets here. And here’s a quick look at each weight class in 5A…
106: El Reno’s Parker Avendano (29-1) won the west regional with a 2-1 win over Del City’s Romanual Rogers (21-2). Avendano and Rogers met in last year’s consolation quarterfinals, where Rogers won 3-2. From the east, Collinsville’s Garrett Strickland (25-9) won a regional championship last week, and Edison’s Eric Hussaini is 34-4 this season.
113: Collinsville’s Rocky Stephens (35-4) finished third last year at 106 after he was beaten by Lawton MacArthur’s Wyatt Adams in the semifinals. On Stephens’ side of the bracket is Piedmont’s Tabor McClure (22-13) and Skiatook’s Trey Bowman (17-16). The west regional champion, Guthrie’s Alex Fields (33-3), knocked off McClure, 8-2, in the regional finals to earn a No. 1 seed in the state tournament.
120: Skiatook freshman Josh Taylor burst onto the scene immediately this season, and he’s compiled a 33-3 record, including a 4-2 regional championship win over Collinsville’s Eli Benham last week. One of Taylor’s losses was a 3-0 semifinal loss at the Glenpool tournament to Tahlequah’s Jakob Lyons, who is on Taylor’s side of the bracket at the state tournament. Carl Albert’s Jayston Cato (25-5) is the other top seed after posting a 11-9 sudden victory win over Western Heights’ Trey Thammvongsa in the regional finals.
126: Durant’s Tagen Jamison entered last week’s east regional tournament undefeated, but he left with a second-place finish after a 6-0 loss to Collinsville’s Caleb Tanner (40-1), the top seed on the bottom half of the state bracket. Jamison is now 34-1 and faces Piedmont’s Logan Chappell in the first round of the state tournament. Altus’ Juan Centeno (35-9) is the top seed from the west after he beat Guthrie’s Caleb Nelson 11-8 in a tiebreaker in the regional finals.
132: Coweta’s Bennett Moudy (28-5) was last year’s runner-up at 120 pounds, and he enters this year’s 132 field as the top seed from the east regional, where he pinned Skiatook’s Cale Glover at 4:54 in the finals. On the top half of the bracket is Altus’ Kobi Gomez (39-8), the top seed from the west.
138: Duncan’s David Hunter was a top seed from the west at last year’s state tournament, and he finished third at 132 pounds. This season, he’s back at 138 pounds with a 40-1 record and another No. 1 seed. On the same side of Hunter’s bracket is Collinsville’s Xavear Cullors, who was the one to oust Hunter in last year’s state semifinals. Skiatook’s Cougar Anderson (40-4) is the top seed from the east after Anderson knocked off Cullors, 7-2, in the regional finals. Guthrie’s Kurgan Cornwell is 33-6 after his second-place showing at regionals.
145: Coweta’s Ricky Turner (22-8) nearly knocked off Glenpool’s Gage Hight in the east regional finals, but Hight (34-2) won 2-1. Hight, last year’s runner-up at 138, is joined in the bottom half of the bracket with El Reno’s Cole Thomas (9-5) and Claremore’s Parker Price (18-4). In the top half, Turner is paired with Altus’ Ayden Leslie in the first round, and Del City’s Donnie Bell-Hurd (27-2) is the top seed from the west.
152: Lawton MacArthur’s Nick Mahan qualified for the state tournament at 152 pounds as a freshman, and now as a senior he’s back at the same weight class. As a sophomore, he won a state title at 160, and last year he was the runner-up at 170. Mahan will appear in this year’s 152 field at 29-2 with El Reno’s Kord LaFoe (31-6) and Tahlequah’s Garrett Medlock (30-7) on his side of the bracket. Collinsville’s Tony Connor (38-7) highlights the bottom half of the bracket.
160: Hunter Jump of Lawton MacArthur finished second during his freshman year at 138 and his sophomore season at 160. Now he’s a junior with a record of 29-2 after winning a regional title last week. Coweta’s Bryan Ford (32-6) was the east regional champion with a 13-4 major decision against Skiatook’s Hunter Hall.
170: Coweta’s Talon Borror went from fourth place as a freshman at 160 pounds to state champion at 170 pounds as a sophomore last season. Now he’ll go for his second straight title with a 31-4 mark heading into the state tournament. Lawton MacArthur’s Christian Maldonado enters as the top seed from the west at 27-5.
182: Edison’s Jerome Townsell didn’t place as a freshman at 170 pounds, and he’s come back with a vengeance ever since. He won his first state title as a sophomore in 2016 at 170 pounds, and he repeated as a state champion last season at 182 pounds. Now he’s back again at 182 with a record of 35-1 and a letter of intent signed to play football (and wrestling) at Central Oklahoma. His tune-up for the state tournament was a regional title in Tahlequah, where he pinned Durant’s Braden Rudolf in the finals. Lawton Eisenhower’s lone representative at the state tournament is Muhammad Ali Al Zeragi (34-8), who won the west regional by beating Lawton Mac’s JR Winningham 9-3 in the finals.
195: The top half of the bracket is stacked. Altus’ Cabe Dickerson (39-4) is the west regional champion, and his reward in his half of the bracket includes Noble’s Danny Arebalo (29-4) and Skiatook’s Korbin McLaughlin (32-5), who finished fourth at 220 last year. Claremore’s Adam Cegielski (29-7) won the east regional crown, and in his half of the bracket is Piedmont’s Will Heindselman (31-9), who lost in last year’s consolation semifinals at 182.
220: Piedmont’s Josh Heindselman (41-2) was last year’s runner-up at 220, after a 7-3 decision loss to Bishop Kelley’s Matt Smith in the state finals. Guthrie’s Dane Jenkins (25-7) is in Heindselman’s half of the bracket, and Claremore’s Seth Seago (28-7) is the top seed from east in the bottom of half of the bracket.
285: Lawton Mac’s Montana Phillips went from fourth as a freshman at 285 pounds to motoring to a state championship as a sophomore last season. Now he’s 28-2 as a junior and looking to become a repeat champion. Pryor’s Nevin Henson (36-5) is the top seed in the bottom half of the bracket.