Collinsville, Oklahoma
February 11-12, 2011
5A Dual State Champs!!!

Collinsville Defeated Deer Creek, Duncan, and Claremore
For First Wrestling Team State Title
Individual Regionals & State To Follow

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As the final seconds of Dylan Helm's match wound down, the anticipation on the bench and stands rose and then erupted as the Collinsville Cardinal Wrestling Team defeated the defending champs (Claremore) in the finals Saturday at Skiatook. The state trophy was delayed by the record snow storms which began Feb. 1st, so the team held the 5A Bracket in the team photo above pending arrival of the trophy from OSSAA. The CHS team had not even been to the Dual State Tournament (top 8) since 2005. The season is not over as Regionals & State for individuals will take place over the next two weeks and the Cards are looking to crown more champions before retiring for 2011.
Dual State Finals (at Skiatook)
Collinsville High School
-vs- Claremore -- Feb. 12, 2011
Individual Score Team Score
135 Zach Abkemeier fall 6-0
140 Jake Barton 4-2 9-0
145 Josh Pennington got pinned 9-6
152 Grant Patton 0-4 9-9
160 Isaac Dyer 8-2 12-9
171 Corey Snow 8-0 16-9
189 Keenan Priddy 5-0 19-9
-- bench unsportsmanship team penalty 18-9
215 Newt Salisbury 2-3 18-12
Hwy Jacob Smith 2-3 in 6 periods 18-15
103 Jacob Findley 0-9 18-19
112 Gary Wayne Harding 0-2 in OT 18-22
119 Will Steltzlen fall 24-22
125 Collin Harrington 0-1 in OT 24-25
130 Dylan Helm 7-0 27-25
Dual State Semi-Finals (at Skiatook)
Collinsville High School
-vs- Duncan -- Feb. 12, 2011
Individual Score Team Score
130 Collin Harrington 1-0 in OT 3-0
135 Zach Abkemeier 3-5 3-3
140 Jake Barton 3-6 3-6
145 Josh Pennington 8-4 6-6
152 Grant Patton got pinned 6-12
160 Corey Snow fall 12-12
171 Isaac Dyer 3-0 15-12
189 Keenan Priddy 9-2 18-12
215 Newt Salisbury 3-5 in OT 18-15
Hwy Jacob Smith fall 24-15
103 Jacob Findley 0-5 24-18
112 Gary Wayne Harding fall 30-18
119 Will Steltzlen (forfeit) 36-18
125 Dylan Helm fall 42-18
Dual State (Top 8) (at Skiatook)
Collinsville High School
-vs- Deer Creek -- Feb. 11, 2011
Individual Score Team Score
152 Grant Patton 0-4 0-3
160 Corey Snow fall 6-3
171 Isaac Dyer got pinned 6-9
189 Keenan Priddy got pinned 6-15
215 Newt Salisbury got pinned 6-21
Hwy Jacob Smith 8-2 9-21
103 Jacob Findley 7-4 12-21
112 Gary Wayne Harding fall 18-21
119 Will Steltzlen 9-0 22-21
125 Dylan Helm 6-0 25-21
130 Collin Harrington 1-3 25-24
135 Zach Abkemeier 4-0 28-24
140 Jake Barton 2-1 31-24
145 Josh Pennington 1-2 31-27
Friends & family could not get enough photos of the new state champs after Dual State finals Saturday (above) but things were more subdued Friday as Collinsville let Edmond Deer Creek get out to a 6-21 advantage before working back for the eventual 31-27 win to advance to Saturday's Semifinal Dual -vs- Duncan at noon.
Team meeting before Deer Creek matches Friday.
Coach Wes Harding (right) with a state title in his first year as the Cardinal's head coach congratulates the wrestlers (along with the CHS administrators).
Collinsville was trailing by a team point (24-25) going into the final match against Claremore in the finals. Dylan Helm responded with a confident 7-0 win to give the dual (27-25) to Collinsville and the 5A Dual State Championship with the large Collinsville crowd chanting and standing in the Skiatook arena.
Collinsville had to wait for Broken Arrow to wrap up their 6A title (over Muskogee) before the formal 5A presentation.
The top 8 Dual teams in 5A and the top 8 in 6A met in Skiatook Friday on 4 mats to narrow the field down to 4 each for Saturday's Duals. In 5A: Altus eliminated Tahlequah; Claremore eliminated Harrah; Duncan eliminated Shawnee; and Collinsville eliminated Deer Creek. In Saturday's 5A semi's Collinsville eliminated Duncan while Claremore eliminated Altus from the torunament.
The referee and Coach Harding disagreed whether Gary Wayne Harding had gained control during this action in the scoreless regulation portion of his match against a
2-time State Champ, Claremore's Calib Freeman.
Collin Harrington had just turned his Duncan opponent on his back but there was only 1 second left on the clock and he got no points in a 0-1 OT loss (above).
Zach Abkemeier pinned his Claremore opponent to jump start the finals for the Cardinals in the opening match.
Jake Barton's take down in the final seconds avoided an overtime and provided the final team points for Collinsville against Edmond Deer Creek Friday.
Jacob Smith pinned his Duncan heavyweight opponent (below) to change the team score from 18-15 to 24-15 and helped spark the Cards to a 42-18 win and advance to the finals.