The Plainview Indians are matched up with Locust Grove for Saturday's first round of the Class 3A wrestling dual state championships in Cushing. The first round begins at 10 a.m. with the winner of the Indians match against the Pirates moving on to face either perennial powerhouse and top seed Perry or No. 7 Chandler at 2 p.m. Locust Grove finished the regular season ranked No. 5 in Class 3A and Plainview is ranked No. 3. The duals will be broadcast live online at www.coxhshub.com. “I think we matchup really well (with Locust Grove),” Plainview coach Rocky Atencio said. “I'm not too thrilled about being on the same side as Perry. But, if we're going to win it, we're going to have to beat them too.” Atencio said the Pirates will be a challenge with several good wrestlers at weights where the Indians are strong. “They gave some really good kids at some weights where we have some really good kids,” Atencio said. “At 113, (Braden) Bennett is a state runner up. He'll be wrestling Zach Atencio. That should be a dog fight, if they wrestle him there. At 126 or 132, they have a kid that's nationally ranked named Cub Yeager. It's a good opportunity for us with Garrett Willis having a chance to see how good he really is.” The championship dual will be held at 6:30 p.m. No. 4 Jay and No. 8 Kingfisher meet in the first round on the opposite side of the bracket along with No. 2 Blackwell and No. 6 Tonkawa. “We had a really long practice Monday and the kids are very optimistic,” Atencio said. “That's encouraging to me.” The possibility of facing Perry in the semifinals will pose a daunting challenge for the Indians. “They've got two or three kids at every weight,” Atencio said. “The good thing is they graduate a lot of kids. But, Perry has such a deep program, they just reload. They've won 41 or 42 state championships, so they're doing something right.” On Feb. 21, the individual state tournament begins with Plainview hosting one of two regional tournaments in Class 3A. Bethel, Chandler, Comanche, Cordell, Crossings Christian, Davis, Douglass, Heritage Hall, Hinton, Hobart, John Marshall, Kingfisher, Lexington, Little Axe, Madill, Mangum, Marlow, Oklahoma Centennial, Pauls Valley, Perry, Quinton, Star Spencer, Sulphur, Talihina and Watonga/Geary will join the Indians for the two-day event. “We'll see if we're ready to go,” Atencio said. “I think we're ready. We'll definitely know come this weekend. The good thing about this weekend is if you win you move on, if you lose you go home. You find out what you're made of. Next weekend is the same thing, if you place in the top four you go to the state tournament.” In Class 5A, the Ardmore Tigers will head to Del City for their regional tournament along with Altus, Bishop McGuinness, Capitol Hill, Carl Albert, Chickasha, Del City, Duncan, El Reno, Guthrie, MacArthur, Noble, Northwest Classen, Piedmont, Southeast and Western Heights.