Oklahoma Dream Team

If you are anything like I was when my kids wrestled in high school, then you are in a little bit of a funk right now. Post wrestling season depression is real, and it can hit you regardless of how the season ends. You aren’t sad because your kid lost, or that they won and you may not get to watch them wrestle again. You are sad because you are probably sitting outside at a baseball game in the freezing wind watching some kid walk his third batter in a row, or stuck at a soccer game desperately praying for someone to break the nil-nil tie, while listening to some goof ball explain to anyone who will listen what offsides is. Let’s face it, these sports aren’t wrestling, and they never will be. They are never going to incite you to the point of lunacy or to the verge of heart failure. To quote Rick James, “adrenaline is a helluva drug”, and wrestling is non-stop adrenaline. Although there is nothing that I can say or do that will bring this adrenaline rush back into your life today, I can at least provide you with some reading material to distract you. Each year we are given multiple first team selections from various media outlets and from the coaches association. These teams are always divided into big and small classes or east and west divisions. These lists are great, and it is usually quite an honor to land on one of them; however, I have always wondered why nobody makes a true first team Oklahoma list. Well, if you have been wondering this as well, then you are in luck. Welcome to the first annual Oklahoma Dream Team:
1st Team
106: Cael Hughes-Stillwater
Hughes, ranked #15 in the nation at 106, followed up his Fargo cadet freestyle national championship and greco runner-up performance by going 42-0 and winning a state championship as a freshman. Not a bad year!
113: Cruz Aguilar-Edmond Memorial
Aguilar, ranked #15 in the nation at 113, capped off a perfect 33-0 senior season by winning his second straight title. Oh yea, did I mention he did it with a broken arm?
120: Troy Spratley-Collinsville
The Wyoming Seminary transfer made a grand entrance, going 37-0 in his first season at Collinsville. The sophomore is currently the #10 ranked wrestler in the nation at 120.
126: Jordan Williams-Collinsville
It’s hard to beat the recent stretch that this sophomore is on. Williams won a cadet freestyle Fargo title last summer, a Super 32 title in the fall, and then finished with his second state title last week. He is currently ranked #11 in the nation at 126.
132: Caleb Tanner-Collinsville
The OU commit finished off a stellar high school career by going 24-0 and becoming the 39th wrestler in Oklahoma to win four state titles. He is currently ranked #8 in the nation at 132.
138: Ryder Ramsey-Tuttle
The UCO commit ended his career by winning his third straight title.
145: John Wiley-Mustang
The double Fargo cadet national champion dealt with a knee injury early in his sophomore season, but recovered in time to win his second state championship. He is currently ranked #19 in the nation at 145.
152: Gabe Johnson-Choctaw
The UCO commit and number #11 ranked wrestler at 152 finished his career by winning back to back state titles.
160: Cougar Anderson-Skiatook
Anderson, who is committed to Arkansas-Little Rock, finished his junior season off by going 33-0 and winning his third state title.
170: Gage Hockett-Cushing
The Wyoming commit finished his career by winning back to back titles.
182: Tate Picklo-Mustang
The OU commit and Greco world team member followed up a busy summer by going 47-0 and winning his second straight title. The junior is currently ranked #10 in the nation at 182.
195: Harley Andrews-Tuttle
The #10 ranked wrestler in the nation at 195 cruised to a state championship by pinning his way through the tournament. Andrews is only a sophomore.
220: Konner Doucet-Comanche
The OSU commit capped off one of the most dominant careers in Oklahoma history by becoming the 40th wrestler ever to win four titles. The #6 ranked wrestler in the nation at 220 went a combined 87-0 in his junior and senior seasons.
285: Marquonn Journey-Choctaw
Journey finished his high school career by winning back to back titles.
2nd Team
106: Guy Clevenger-Catoosa
113: Eli Griffin-Cascia Hall
120: Tucker Owens-Mustang
126: Ryan Smith-Perry
132: Carter Young-Stillwater
138: Cade Manion-Deer Creek
145: Jackson Oplotnik-Edmond Memorial
152: Brady DeArmond-Tuttle
160: Chance Davis-Enid
170: Bryce Mattioda-Broken Arrow
182: Luke Surber-Tuttle
195: Austin Cooley-Piedmont
220: Judson Rowland-Mustang
285: Ryder Weise-Blanchard
3rd Team
106: Christian Forbes-Broken Arrow
113: Kaden Smith-Bridge Creek
120: Manny Rogers-Del City
126: Reece Davis-Tuttle
132: Blazik Perez-Broken Arrow
138: Josh Taylor-Skiatook
145: Bryce Dauphin-Tuttle
152: Kolby Depron-Bridge Creek
160: Blake Skidgel-Pawnee
170: Bryce Carter-Sperry
182: Landon Holt-Geary
195: Emmanuel Skillings-Broken Arrow
220: Cabe Dickerson-Altus
285: Cooper Webb-Davis

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