By Morgan Taylor, Reporter
WAGONER, Oklahoma – Charboneau brothers Kaden and Kale took on the state championship wrestling title for their weight classes.
The brothers attend Wagoner Public Schools, a 4A school.
Kaden, a senior, competed in the 182-pound weight class. Kale, eighth grade, competed in the 170-pound weight class.
According to mother Randi Charboneau, both boys have been wrestling since the age of five.
Kaden has placed third during his junior year and fourth during his sophomore year at previous years state tournaments. Kale has placed first four other times.
Randi claims that COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge for the boys during this time.
“Most of the time other teams will come over and practice with them and they have had to just keep practicing with their same teammates from Wagoner,” Randi explained. “There were a lot of things that were canceled this year, a lot of duals and tournaments so they were both nervous they wouldn’t do as good because they didn’t get to wrestle as much,” she adds.
Despite the challenges, the boys never missed practice, which contributed to their success this season, according to Randi.
“Kaden’s biggest competitor has always been this boy from Tuttle,” Randi says. “In the past the kid has always beaten Kaden and he was excited that he finally beat the Tuttle kid in the finals.”
Mother says that Kaden has offers from different school for wrestling but hasn’t made any decisions on where he wants to go.