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March 2, 2010

Back 2 Back - Zebras claim 5A state wrestling title

OKLAHOMA CITY — Back-to-back state champs, baby!

The Claremore Zebras defended their 5A state title with 147 points Saturday afternoon at the State Fair Arena.

Claremore had four state champions and eight top-three placers to out-distance second-place Altus, who finished with 87.5 points.

Claremore’s state champions were Calib Freeman (112), Josh Haugen (130), Jordan Basks (135) and Nick Haugen (140).

Freeman defeated Mark Carter (East Central), 11-1 in the 112-pound finals. Josh Haugen followed with a 5-0 victory over Spencer Rutherford (Grove) in the 130-pound finals.

In the 135-pound finals, Jordan Basks pinned Kaleb Cradduck (Noble) in 5 minutes and 52 seconds.

Then, in the 140-pound finals, Nick Haugen defeated Kellan Torres (Altus) 2-0.

Also in the championship finals, Alex Cobos (Altus) defeated Claremore’s Gunnar Woodburn 6-1; while Zach Housley (Grove) defeated Claremore’s Michael Williams 6-2 in the 125-pound class. In the 189-pound class, Colton Hill (Chickasha) defeated Claremore’s Josh Cunningham 6-0.

In the consolation finals, Claremore’s Dakoda Basks defeated Zack Dobbins (Coweta) 13-2 in the 145-pound class.

Claremore’s first state championship was in 2009, marking the program’s first ever under third-year head coach H.M. Chapman.

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