OKLAHOMA CITY — Ty Lucas achieved history. The Indians senior became the program’s first three-time state champion.
He defeated Kamren Vanbuskirk of Comanche by technical fall (18-3).
With three seconds left in the match, Lucas’ skill etched his name in the record books. He concluded his final high-school season with a 32-0 record.
Lucas’ win Saturday at Jim Norick Arena at the Oklahoma State Fair Park provided Plainview with a highlight. Jaxson Roney, Eli Paul and Bodie Davis placed second.
“Sometimes bad things happen and you get in situations where it’s hard to get out of,” Plainview coach Rocky Atencio said. “I’m proud of all of them. Ty’s (feat) is huge, but it’s no different than the other three guys and the rest of the guys on the team. I’m proud of them all. They put in a lot of hard work and it shows.
“Obviously not the performance we wanted.”
Plainview finished fourth as a team with 69.5 points, a half point behind Comanche.
“We should’ve taken third,” Atencio said. “That controversial match with (Sulphur’s) Dan Baker cost us third. Obviously we’re not satisfied with where we’re at. We want to be the best. Unfortunately this year, we weren’t.

Jaxson Roney
Another match against Val Park of Heritage Hall led to another last-second finish. Roney couldn’t escape in the fourth overtime, falling via ultimate tiebreaker.
“It was a little disappointing,” Roney said. “I’ve really been working a long time for this and not even just this year. Throughout my life. I was hoping to come back and win another one.
“It just didn’t fall in my favor. I wrestled the best I could. That’s about it.”
Park edged Roney in the regional last weekend at Plainview. Roney said that match played a role.
“He’s a defensive wrestler,” Roney said. “He likes to stay in good position so I was trying to work my way, just not let him get in a good position so he could take me down—or try to get in a good position so I could take him down.”
Park finished his sophomore year with a 37-2 record. Also a sophomore, Roney’s season concluded at 30-4.
At 170, Plainview senior Eli Paul was pinned by River Simon of Vian. The sophomore pinned Paul 34 seconds into the second period. In his last high-school campaign, Paul posted a 20-4 record.
At 182, Vinita senior Alex Kauffman pinned Plainview senior Bodie Davis 72 seconds into their match. Davis’ career ended with a 24-5 record.
“Our guys wrestled hard,” Atencio said. “It’s sad that Eli and Bodie never got to be champions but, ultimately, that’s not my goal for them. My goal is for them to be good husbands, fathers and people in the community. If they can do that, I’ve accomplished what I want to accomplish as a coach.”