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Gage Vaughn, Caddo High School, 5A State Champion

Choctaw wrestlers bring home the state titles

By Christian Chaney
April 5, 2024

During the 2023-2024 wrestling season, several members of the Choctaw Nation achieved great success, winning numerous state titles and making history in the process.

The accomplishments of these members are a source of pride for the Choctaw Nation.

The State Wrestling Tournaments, which took place at the Oklahoma City State Fairgrounds Arena from February 22 to 24, 2024, witnessed members of Choctaw Nation display their strength and determination as they battled their opponents on the mat.

Kelcie Avallone, a wrestler from Pawhuska High School, made history at the Oklahoma Class 5A State Wrestling Championship by becoming the first female wrestler from her school to win a state championship.

She took home the title in the 110 lbs. division.

Gage Vaughn from Caddo High School is another wrestler who made history during the tournament.

She won the State Championship for the 5A 135 lbs. division, the first wrestling title in Caddo School’s history.

This is a significant milestone for Vaughn and the entire Caddo community.

Luke Brooks, a student from Poteau High School, also achieved a remarkable accomplishment by becoming the first wrestler from Poteau to win an individual state wrestling championship since 2012.

He took home the 4A State Wrestling Championship in the 190 lbs. division.

Brooks has signed with Ouachita Baptist University to further his education and wrestling career.

Kyler Tabor from Berryhill High School had a fantastic season, winning the 2024 OSSAA Class 3A 138 lbs. State Wrestling Championship.

We would like to congratulate each of the tribal member athletes who completed their recent seasons.

Their outstanding accomplishments on the wrestling mat represent a source of pride for the Choctaw Nation, and each title is a testament to these incredible athletes’ hard work and dedication.

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