CUSHING - Wagoner came close to getting a bid in the final of the Class 4A Dual State Championship Saturday but came up short in the last match, succumbing in a 33-27 loss to Vinita in the semifinals.
"It hurts, but I told our kids that I'm proud of them," Wagoner coach Micco Charboneau said. "They wrestled tough all year."
Vinita would later fall to Tuttle, who won its fourth straight Class 4A Dual State Championship after rolling over the Hornets, 43-10.
The Bulldogs, ranked fifth, tied the dual score at 27-27 when Travis Greer took a 4-2 decision against Grant Martin in the 113-pound match.
The dual started at 132.
At 120, Vinita took the lead back at 30-27 as Braden Hayes beat Tyler Johnson, 8-5.
That set up the final match at 132, where the Hornets' Tyler Binns would get a 4-1 decision against Wagoner's Garrett Maher.
An escape by Maher knotted the score at 1-1. But Binns would get an escape and a takedown in the third period to finish a 4-1 win.
"(Maher) wrestled his guts out," Charboneau said. "He was trying to win the match and trying to win the dual. We gave ourselves a shot to win."
The top-ranked Tigers, who won their 10th state dual championship, dominated against the No. 2 Hornets, who had not lost to anyone in 4A this season.
"We got a lot of community support," Tuttle coach Matt Surber said. "The kids like to wrestle and work hard and win championships.
"It's a little bit harder when you are a heavy favorite," Surber said. "When you're a heavy favorite, there is more pressure to perform."
But the Tigers handled the pressure well and flourished.
The dual, which began at 138, saw the Tigers roll to a 34-0 lead before the Hornets got their first win.
Vinita also had three points deducted from its team score due to unsportsmanship-like conduct, which occurred after the 145-pound match. Since Vinita had no points at the time it was penalized, the points were not taken off until Kaleb Phillips won the 220-pound match. While Phillips won a 1-0 decision against Tuttle's Dustin Mason, the points he earned were not put on the scoreboard.
In a close battle, Nathan Jackson of the Tigers got a takedown in overtime to win 3-1 against the Hornets' J.W. Williams.
Class 4A Dual State
Tuttle 43, Vinita 10
Note: The Hornets were penalized three points for unsportsmanlike conduct.
138: Richards (T) d. Sargent, 9-4. 145: Head (T) m.d. Bowzer, 14-1. 152: Elam (T) p. Socia, 1:05. 160: Shelton (T) d. Street, 5-0. 170: Beard (T) fft.. 182: Fielder (T) p. Mason, 2:45. 195: Boatman (T) d. Miller, 11-4. 220: Phillips (V), d. Mason, 1-0. 285: Jackson (T) d. Williams, 3-1 (OT). 106: D. Hayes (V) d. McQuigg, 11-4. 113: Dauphin (T) d. Martin, 6-0. 120: B. Hayes (V) d. Garrett, 10-2. 126: Binns (V) d. Poplin, 7-0. 132: Laffon (T) fft.
Vinita 33, Wagoner 27
106: Hayes (V) p. Lockwood, 5:20. 113: Greer (W) d. Martin, 4-2. 120: Hayes (V) d. Johnson, 8-5. 126: Binno (V) d. Matter, 4-1. 132: Miller (W) d. Surgert, 7-4. 138: Drake (W) d. Ornder, 4-3. 145: Boswell (W) p. Bowzer, 6-0. 152: Socia (V) d. Hoffman, 6-4. 160: Medlin (W) d. Street, 13-6. 170: Mason (V) p. Rice, 3:45. 182: Rodriguez (W) p. Frost, 1:03. 195: Miller (V) p. Merrell, 2:10. 220: Phillips (V) fft.. 285: Williams (W) d. Marshall, 6-5.
Tuttle 61, Blackwell 9
106: McQuigg (T) p. Baker, 3:33. 113: Dauphin (T) t.f. Galaviz, 18-1. 120: Garrett (T) t.f. Dyer, 16-0. 126: Poplin (T) d. Day, 4-2. 132: Laffoon (T) fft. Circle. 138: Richards (T) p. Hagan, 1:23. 145: Head (T) p. Moran, 1:44. 152: Socia (B) d. Hoffman, 6-4. 160: Medlin (T) d. Street, 13-6. 170: Mason (B) p. Rice, 3:45. 182: Rodriguez (T) p. Frost, 1:03. 195: Miller (B) p. Merrell, 2:10. 220: Phillips (B) fft. 285: Marshall (T) d. Williams, 6-5.
Tuttle 43, Bristow 13
Blackwell 48, Locust Grove 26
Vinita 64, Weatherford 10
Wagoner 34, Piedmont 17