Overshine named All State

by Todd Brooks
ALL STATE: Marlow senior Noah Overshine was named to the All State wrestling team last week. Overshine was a three-time state qualifier for the Outlaws. ALL STATE: Marlow senior Noah Overshine was named to the All State wrestling team last week. Overshine was a three-time state qualifier for the Outlaws.

Marlow senior Noah Overshine has been wrestling for more than a decade and last week his dedication to the sport was rewarded with a selection to the Small West All-State team.

“It means all the hard work I’ve done over the years has paid off,” Overshine said. “Going up there is going to be a great experience and being able to have coach ‘Howie’ coach me one more time is going to be fun.”

It was not a complete surprise to Overshine that he had made the team.

“Coach Howie had told me I had a pretty good chance of making it,” Overshine said. “He told me since I had a really good year and it was an opportunity I could get. When he called me, it was kind of a surprise at first, but I remember him telling me that I had a chance, so it was pretty cool.”

The All-State wrestling tournament will be held this summer in the Tulsa area.

Overshine will wrestle at 138 pounds. His opponent will be Austin Mitchell of Pawnee. It will be a chance for Overshine to get another crack at Mitchell, who beat him in the state tournament with a 3-0 decision earlier this month.

Overshine, who finished with a 42-11 record as a senior was a three-time state qualifier. His sophomore year, he was the only Marlow wrestler who made the state tournament.

He definitely has left a legacy for the Outlaw wrestlers behind him.

“It was a fun experience,” Overshine said. “Every year that I went to state after the first, I took more and more people with me. It was fun being there with my teammates. It was pretty sad it came to an end, but it is what it is.”

The senior has a couple of offers to wrestle in college that he is thinking about.

“I might be doing something like that, but either way, I’ll be going to college for sure,” Overshine said.

He has offers from Northwest Tech in Goodland, Kan. and Bacone College in Muskogee.

“I went and toured Bacone (Monday) and he offered me something there, so that would be fun if I got to go to college and had an opportunity to wrestle.”