Two-Time State Champion, Eli Kirk, Signs With UCO

Eli Kirk made it official Wednesday morning in front of his family, coaches, and friends that he will continue his wrestling career for the Division II national champions.

Kirk, who made his announcement on the Open Mic Podcast last week, winner of the past two state championships for Class 5A’s 126-pound division signed the deal with the University of Central Oklahoma, which has a rich tradition in the sport.

Kirk thanked everyone who helped obtain all of his success and added, “proud to be a Bluejay.”

Guthrie head coach Jaden Davenport started out by saying it was an “honor” coaching Kirk.

“He’s dedicated. He’s the hardest worker in the room and he’s very passionate about this sport.”

Davenport, a three-time state champion himself, knows the capabilities of Kirk and did not hide any expectations for the next level.

“Hopefully he goes and wins a few national titles himself.”

Davenport’s brother and assistant coach, Jeromy Davenport who is a four-time state champion, did not shy away either when it comes to lofty goals for Kirk.

“Let’s see if we can keep adding onto his stat sheet and adding onto the goals that he wants to set. Our next goal is to be a four-time national champ, and that’s right in his wheelhouse,” Jeromy Davenport said.

As Davenport echoed those words, Kirk kept a straight face as if he had the same thought process.

If you know Kirk, that’s exactly the thought process.


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