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Brushy student wins Wrestling World Championship title

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - At the age of only thirteen, one local girl is making a name for herself in the wrestling world. Charlie Petree, a sixth-grade student at Brushy School, returned home this week after competing and becoming the world champion wrestler at the Reno Worlds wrestling tournament in Reno, Nevada.

On Tuesday, April 12, Brushy School held a special "surprise" celebration for the sixth grader who is currently ranked number one in the nation in the world of wrestling rankings. Petree has a record this year of 34 wins, with 31 of those being pins, and only 2 losses.

Additionally, Petree won the OKWA girls state champion and placed sixth in the boy’s division at state. She then went on to place second in both the Tulsa girls' kickoff classic and the Tulsa girls’ nationals.

Petree stated, "Winning this title is really indescribable. I am so glad that I got the chance to go to Reno and wrestle for the title of Reno World Champion. "

As Petree walked into the gym on Tuesday, she had no idea what was waiting for her behind those doors.

There were cupcakes, cookies, cake, balloons, and flowers. The walls were covered in posters and signs made by her peers, and the entire school body was inside waiting for her arrival.

Petree is the daughter of Shane and Micha Petree of Sequoyah County. Both of her parents are extremely proud of her hard work, accomplishments, and World Champion title. Brushy school staff stated, "We cannot describe how proud we are of her. She is a true champion! "

Lindsie Dyer, Staff Writer

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