Titan Hix was able to punch his ticket to the 2023 OSSAA Wrestling State Championships by securing a 5th-place finish at the 3A West Regional Tournament hosted by Perry. He and his coaches made the tough decision to move up from the 215lb weight class to Heavyweight (285lb) and it paid off. Titan is the first Hennessey Eagle wrestler to qualify for the state tournament since the late Bo Chapmond in 1984, who finished as a State Runner-Up that season. Bo also competed in the Heavyweight class. This is a huge accomplishment for Titan and we wish him all the best in his preparation for the state tournament next weekend in Oklahoma City at the Jim Norick Arena.
Head Coach Gene Bennett, who spent the first 30 years of his coaching career at Newkirk and the previous 8 years in Davis, has now qualified at least one or more wrestlers for the state tournament 38 out of his 39 years as a head coach. Congratulations coach!
The Hennessey Eagles brought 10 wrestlers to the regional tournament. The most they’ve taken since the rebirth of the program. 4 Eagles (Tryton Moreno, Adin Dickens, Abe Prieto, and Titan Hix) were able to make it back to the second day of the tournament. That is also the most wrestlers they’ve returned to the second day of the regional tournament since the rebirth of the program. The Hennessey Eagles Wrestling program is on the rise and they are showing no signs of slowing down. Congratulations to the boys on a good, competitive season!