Collinsville, Oklahoma
February 23, 2013
5A State Champs
For Third Year In A Row
Collinsville Wrestlers Won Team Title
By Big Numbers Of Talented Wrestlers
11 (of 14) Qualified For State
9 (of 11) Wrestled In Finals
5 (of 9) Won Individual Titles
Team Points 174 (-vs- 122.5 2nd Place)
Previous Coverage
2013 State 5A Wrestling State Tournament Feb. 22-23 (OKC) -- OSSAA Brackets
WT. Collinsville State Qualifier Record Year
106 Christian Moody 35-1 Soph.
113 Davion Jeffries 35-1 Soph.
120 Jacob Findley 35-13 JR.
126 Ryan Heiden 38-8 JR.
132 Will Steltzlen 38-7 JR.
138 Gary W. Harding 42-3 JR.
145 Dylan Helm 22-1 SR.
152 Ryan Haymaker 33-14 Soph.
160 Jake Barton 34-13 SR.
170 Zach Abkemeier 27-8 SR.
182 ---
195 Keenan Priddy 36-6 JR.
220 ---
285 ---
State Wrestling Tournament: Cards put 9 in state finals. Moody, Jeffries, Findley, Heiden, Steltzlen, Harding, Helm, Abkemeier, and Priddy all won their semi final matches. Cards running away with team title. Finals are at 5:30 Sat. -- Jim Riley 2/22/2013
Tulsa World Collinsville State Title coverage 2/24/2012 with Coach Harding's comments
CHS "The Situation" on CardinalTV and on YouTube -- 2/27/2013 with Alma Mater, Blade Nelson interview, video clips from State Wrestling Finals & Girls Basketball Regional, ...

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9 of the 14 wrestlers introduced for finals Saturday night (on one side of the 5A mat at the Fairgrounds Arena in Oklahoma City) were from Collinsville. The Collinsville coaches practically had their own "reserved" seats at the 5A mat (along with the cheerleaders and local photographers).
Individual State Champs (2013) L-R: Christian Moody (106), Davion Jeffries (113), Will Steltzlen (132), Gary Wayne Harding (138), and Dylan Helm (145).
3A Champ Perry
4A Champ Tuttle
5A Champ Collinsville
6A Champ Edmond North
Christian Moody (Soph.) -- 1st at 106 pounds.
Moody was runnerup at 113 in 2012 as a Freshman.
Davion Jeffries (Soph.) -- 1st at 113 pounds.
Jeffries was also the 106 state champion in 2012 as a Freshman.
Jacob Findley (Junior) -- 2nd at 120 pounds.
Freshman Finley just missed qualifying for state (at 103) in 2011 by being 1/10th pound over at the regional finals weigh-in.
Ryan Heiden (Junior) -- 2nd at 126 pounds.
This is Ryan's first year at Collinsville HS.
Will Steltzlen (Junior) -- 1st at 132 pounds.
Steltzlen was also the 138 lb state champion in 2012
and 119 lb state champion in 2011.
Gary Wayne Harding (Junior) -- 1st at 138 pounds.
Harding was also the 126 lb state champion in 2012 and 112 lb state champion in 2011.
Dylan Helm (Senior) -- 1st at 145 pounds.
Helm was also the 132 lb state champion in 2012 and 125 lb state champion in 2011 and runner-up at 119 lb in 2010.
Ryan Haymaker (Freshman) -- 4th at 152 pounds.
Zach Abkemeier (Senior) -- 2nd at 170 pounds.
Abkemeier was also 3rd at 152 in 2012 and a state qualifier in 2011.
Keenan Priddy (Junior) -- 2nd at 195 pounds.
Priddy was also a state qualifer 2012 and 2011.
Ted Wright Photos From Finals -- Saturday Feb. 24, 2013
Christian Moody beat his McAlester finals opponent (Brian Adams) 5-0 for the 106 State 5A title.
Davion Jeffries pinned his Skiatook finals opponent (Ricky Kriege) for the 113 State 5A title.
Jacob Findley and his 120 lb opponent (Donald Cannon of McAlester 32-2) were tied 1-1 in overtime when Findley was pinned.
Ryan Heiden had a 2-point takedown here but was outscored 3-4 by undefeated Mark Carter (44-0) from East Central in the 126 pound finals.
Will Steltzlen defeated Adrian Gains of McAlester 3-0 for the 132 State 5A title.
Gary Wayne Harding decisioned his Lawton Mac finals opponent (Brok Williams) 5-0 for the 138 State 5A title.
Dylan Helm just needed to hang on in the 7th period of a 1-1 overtime match for the 145 State 5A title.
Zach Abkemeier lost a 1-4 decision to Cole Pacheco (DeerCreek) in the 170 pounds finals.
Keenan Priddy lost a tough 0-1 decision to Sean Carson (39-2) from Altus despite the potential scoring opportunity (above) with Carson on his back in the final minute of the 195 lb match.
Senior Jake Barton (160, left) and Sophomore Ryan Haymaker (170) were the other two CHS state qualifiers, but did not reach the Saturday evening finals.
Not Collinsville related ... but likely Oklahoma wrestling history as the Dixon triplets (left) each won individual state titles for 6A Edmond North.

Perry's 3A State Champions are coached by former Collinsville student athlete Ronnie Delk.

Eddie Sullivan was one of the coaches inducted into the wrestling hall of fame. Collinsville (in the 80s?) was mentioned as one of his coaching locations.