ARDMORE ,OK -- Deep in the heart of basketball season and right in the middle of the football country is a wrestling squad that's proven they're here to stay.
After an incredible run last winter, they're reloaded and are showing northern Oklahoma the southside is ready to give them a run for their money at both the dual and team state tournamnets.
Just a year ago the Plainview Indian wrestling program would prove they're a force to be reckoned with.
The team would have a year of firsts so to speak highlighted by the program's first trip to dual state.
"A lot of people weren't expecting much out of us this year, but I think we've proved them wrong so far, we've competed really well. We've won a few tournaments and a lot of our seniors are stepping up this year," senior Cameron Hanan said.
This year's edition has already punched their ticket back despite losing six seniors.
A long the way this season they've racked up some serious hardware. Winning a district championship, the Duncan tournament and most recently the Chandler tournament. Now their sights are set a little higher.
"I knew we'd have a good year, did I think it would be this good? No, absolutely not. I mean, we've not attained our goal yet. Our goal is to win Dual State and our goal is to win Team State," head coach Rocky Atencio said.
It's an honest possibility they take home both.
The team has vaulted to the No. 3 team in all of Oklahoma Class 3A, and now they believe they have the experience to get it done.
"We've already been there once, it just kind of helps, you're just more familiar with it, it's kind of like you're not there for the first time, you realize, I've been here before we can hang with these guys. We're here for a reason," senior Stephen West said. "It feels like we're already proving people wrong and I guess we have to carry that over through Dual State, we've got to prove that."