By BEN JOHNSON
Here are my team and individual picks for all the wrestling state tournaments:
- Team pick: Edmond North. Could be way off on this one, but this Edmond North team seems like a team of destiny. If the Huskies win, Broken Arrow won't be far behind.
106: Kennedy Monday (Stillwater) over Jordan Prince (Edmond North).
113: Kaid Brock (Stillwater) over Cy Trindle (Edmond North).
120: Markus Simmons (Broken Arrow) over Boo Lewallen (Yukon).
126: Hayden Hansen (Norman North) over Luke Wolfenberger (Union).
132: Joe Smith (Stillwater) over Keegan Moore (Putnam City).
138: Dawaylon Barnes (Muskogee) over Parker Bohannon (Yukon).
145: Tanner Bailey (Broken Arrow) over Blake Bassham (Norman North).
152: Michael Hamilton (Bartlesville) over Jacobe Smith (Muskogee).
160: JT Andrews (Muskogee) over Mason Thompson (Bixby).
170: Nathan Marek (Southmoore) over Derek White (Edmond North).
182: Lance Dixon (Edmond North) over Derek Silvertsen (Moore).
195: Joel Dixon (Edmond North) over Peyton Ayers (Sand Spring).
220: Andrew Dixon (Edmond North) over Jakoda Bridges (Ponca City).
Hwt: Carlos Freeman (Midwest City) over Carlos Taylor (Broken Arrow).
- Team pick: Collinsville. No one has come close to catching the Cardinals this season, and the state tournament won't be any different. Wouldn't be a stretch to say that Collinsville would win in any class in this state — and other states.
106: Christian Moody (Collinsville) over Briar Adams (Lawton MacArthur).
113: Devion Jeffries (Collinsville) over Markwae Sanders (Duncan).
120: Donald Cannon (McAlester) over Cesar Romero (Southeast).
126: Mark Carter (East Central) over Timothy O'Connor (Guthrie).
132: Adrian Gaines (MacArthur) over Will Steltzen (Collinsville).
138: Gary Wayne Harding (Collinsville) over Brok Williams (MacArthur).
145: Dylan Helm (Collinsville) over Hestin Lamons (Tahlequah).
152: Cameron Loving (Altus) over Blane Culp (Piedmont).
160: Keilan Torres (Altus) over Brycen Short (Claremore).
170: Cole Pacheco (Deer Creek) over Zach Abkemeier (Collinsville).
182: Brice Inbody (Bishop Kelley) over Harley Stanley (Western Heights).
195: Sean Carson (Altus) over Keenan Priddy (Collinsville).
220: Connor Howard (Guthrie) over Garrett Shaw (MacArthur).
Hwt: Jacoby Brown (Chickasha) over Deshawn Craft (Del City).
- Team pick: Much like Collinsville in 5A, Tuttle is an easy pick in 4A. A championship would be the Tigers' fifth straight and seventh since 2002.
106: Cody Lambert (Cascia Hall) over Travis Greer (Wagoner)
113: Scout Skidgel (Cascia Hall) over Blake Dauphin (Tuttle).
120: Eli Hale (Miami) over Brayden Hayes (Vinita).
126: Wyatt Sheets (Stilwell) over Marcus Thomas (Clinton).
132: Gunner Laffoon (Tuttle) over Chance Blount (Sallisaw).
138: Tyler Tustin (Poteau) over Justin McGuinnes (Glenpool).
145: Dakota Head (Tuttle) over Brad Boswell (Wagoner).
152: Kyle Driscoll (Cascia Hall) over Seth Shelton (Tuttle).
160: Braden Stringer (Blanchard) over Gage Stallworth (Cushing).
170: Zach Beard (Tuttle) over Luke May (Mannford).
182: Cale Wilson (Sallisaw) over Tristan East (Anadarko).
195: Jaden Davenport (Sallisaw) over Jason He (Miami).
220: Kaleb Phillips (Vinita) over Nick Bailey (Fort Gibson).
Hwt: Andrew Brestel (Fort Gibson) over Nathan Jackson (Tuttle).
- Team pick: I'd imagine losing the title to Blackwell didn't sit too well with Perry. Look for Perry to reclaim it this season.
106: Dalton Revels (Perry) over Owen Simpson (Tonkawa).
113: Trey Jimenez (Berryhill) over Anthony Jacregui (Tonkawa).
120: Eric Juanes (Newkirk) over Collen Patterson (Salina).
126: Cub Yeager (Locust Grove) over Josh Ailey (Tonkawa).
132: Jon Townsend (Comanche) over Gage Martin (Tonkawa).
138: Jonce Blaylock (Berryhill) over Seth Fritts (Keys).
145: Davey Dolan (Berryhill) over Colton Looper (Perry).
152: Reece Simpson (Tonkawa) over Jacob Vap (Newkirk).
160: Landon Decker (Vian) over Sam Schuermann (Blackwell).
170: Marlon Houston Jr. (Pawnee) over David Dowell (Newkirk).
182: Finn Higgins (Heritage Hall) over Rowdy Simon (Vian).
195: Ethan Walker (Heritage Hall) over Caleb Hawes (Barnsdall).
220: Tre Locust (Vian) over Kyle Varley (Perry).
Hwt: Trey Loveall (Locust Grove) over Braden Ruth (Davis).