OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Rick West, R-Heavener, recognized state wrestling champion Luke Brooks, from Poteau, on the House floor at the state Capitol on Monday.
Brooks, a freshman at Poteau High School and a member of the Choctaw Nation, has been wrestling for 11 years, participating on both the Junior High and Varsity teams. He’s won seven state championships, the latest being the Oklahoma Allstate Junior High Championship.
“Luke Brooks is not only an exceptional athlete, but a self-disciplined and determined student and just an outstanding young man,” West said. “He represents his family, his school and his community with character, class and sportsmanship, and it’s an honor to recognize him at the state Capitol.”
West said Brooks is the only freshman in the history of Poteau Public Schools to win the State Junior High Championship and place in the Senior High State Championship, which he accomplished this year. Brooks also has many National Championship victories, including the United States Junior Open Championship in Oklahoma City, Brute Nationals in Kansas City, Rocky Mountain Nationals in Denver, where he was names the Outstanding Wrestler, and he placed second in the Championship Bout at Reno World Championships in Reno, NV.
In addition to wrestling, Brooks also has a 4.0 grade point average and is on the Superintendent’s Honor Roll.
Rick West represents District 3 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, which includes part of LeFlore County.