The state tournament is this weekend in Oklahoma City. Find the Class 6A brackets here, and keep an eye on these wrestlers throughout the tournament…
Carter Young (106, Sand Springs): A heralded freshman who has steam-rolled to a 37-1 record this season. His lone loss this year was to Ryan Miller of Blair Academy (N.J.) in the Geary tournament finals.
Jackson Oplotnik (113, Edmond Memorial): Beat Edmond North’s Nate Becker with an 11-3 major decision for a regional championship.
Riley Weir (113, Sand Springs): As a sophomore, Weir won the 106 title in 6A last season. Now he bumps up a weight class in an attempt to win a title in a bracket that looks wide open.
Laif Jones (120, Bartlesville): Finished fourth at 120 pounds last season. He’s 34-3 this season after beating Mustang’s Joseph Lupton, 1-0, for a regional title last weekend.
Gabe Johnson (132, Choctaw): An abbreviated season to this point has Johnson at 19-2 after a 16-2 major decision win over Edmond North’s Trent Higginbotham in the regional finals.
Dylan Schickram (132, Ponca City): Everyone was competing for second place at 6A’s 132 pounds last year, thanks to Sand Springs’ Daton Fix. But Schickram is 38-1 this season and fresh off a dominating run to grab a regional crown last weekend.
Baylor Smith (138, Owasso): After a disappointing showing in last year’s state tournament, Smith has gone 39-2 as a senior this year, including a 3-1 decision victory over Ponca City’s Spencer Schickram in the regional finals.
Jaxen Gilmore (145, Yukon): He entered last year’s state tournament as a No. 1 seed was upset by Sand Springs’ Beau Bratcher in the semifinals. As a senior this year, he enters the state tournament at 36-3.
Tate Picklo (145, Mustang): Has compiled a 31-2 record as a freshman this season. Finished off Sand Springs’ Chris Kirby with a 20-5 tech fall in last week’s east regional finals.
Jaryn Curry (160, Choctaw): Won a state title as a sophomore (145 pounds) and as a junior (160). This year the University of Oklahoma commit is 37-2 after posting a 21-6 tech fall against Edmond North’s Charles Floyd in the regional finals.
Caleb Wise (160, Broken Arrow): Finished third at 160 last year after getting knocked off by Yukon’s Chase Vincent in the semifinals. Pinning Owasso’s Nolan Miller in 13 seconds landed Wise a regional title and improved his record to 32-5 as he heads to Oklahoma City.
Zane Coleman (170, Choctaw): A two-time state champion, Coleman, a junior, enters this year’s state tournament at 35-1.
Noah Hooks (182, Edmond North): A 7-2 win over PC North’s Jaylon Chiles in the regional finals improved Hooks to 40-6 on the eve of the state tournament for his senior year.
JD Johnson (182, Owasso): A 1-0 loss to Broken Arrow’s Gavin Potter in last year’s state semifinals resulted in Johnson leaving State Fair Arena with a third-place finish at 182. Now he heads to the state tournament as a No. 1 seed, thanks to a 3-2 tiebreaker win over Ponca City’s Lane Newlin in the regional finals.
Easton Rendleman (195, Choctaw): Finished second at 6A state tournament during both his sophomore and junior seasons. He’s now 32-3 after a 4-2 victory over Edmond North’s Jake McCoy in the regional finals.
Gavin Potter (195, Broken Arrow): Last year’s state champion at 182 pounds, Potter is 31-4 after a 4-3 win over Union’s Elijah Tomlin in the regional finals.
Mason Lancaster (220, Putnam City): Still unbeaten at 14-0 heading into the state tournament after recording a 1-0 win over Edmond North’s Blake Minnick in the regional finals.
Zach Marcheselli (220, Broken Arrow): He entered last year’s state tournament at 32-3 and dominated en route to the 195 crown. This year he’s 31-3, thanks to a 1-0 win over Union’s Micah Walker in the regional finals.
Caulin Poole (285, Choctaw): Competed at 220 in last year’s state tournament and finished fourth. Now he’s 36-4 as a No. 1 seed in the 285 field.