Local wrestlers place high at the OKWA state tournaments

Valentine’s weekend was a busy one for local wrestlers. Seven Bluejay Pride wrestlers attended the Oklahoma Kids Wrestling Association (OKWA) State and Girls State Tournaments at the Jim Norick Arena in the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds.

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The OKWA State Championships are the largest and most competitive of the state tournaments held between the two organizations in Oklahoma.

With two long, intense days full of pain, heartbreaks and grueling hard work, it was also a weekend full of excitement, success and pride.

The event resulted in five of the seven individuals placing and taking all-state honors.

At Girls State, Aaliyah Garcia (15U, 90 pounds) placed fourth, Klaribel Kirk (15U, 106 pounds) placed fourth Khaleah Kirk (15U, 115 pounds) placed second.

At Open State, Eli Kirk (15U, 106 pounds) placed second and Allyn Orndorff (15U, 112 pounds) placed fifth.

The group will continue to train in all three styles of wrestling throughout the spring and summer.

Sisters Khaleah and Klaribel Kirk were selected to attend the Girls Folkstyle Nationals in Colorado Springs representing Team Oklahoma (Oklahoma Supergirls).

Khaleah Kirk also captured the 2020 Junior High All-State OKWA championship.

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