Wagoner’s Alexis Miller – Athlete of the Month Presented By York Street Tire

Every time individuals and teams win a state championship, athletes and fans shout “We’re number 1.” But for Alexis Miller, number one is history in the making as the Wagoner High School junior became Oklahoma’s first ever girls state champion wrestler.  Competing in the state’s first OSSAA girls state wrestling tournament, “Lexi” championed her cause for the sport of girls wrestling by winning the gold medal in the 107-pound classification including a 17-7 decision over Jordan Blair of Bethany.

“It feels pretty amazing. I was a part of a lot of firsts this year, and it is pretty exciting to be able to say I’m the first ever girl state champion in the state of Oklahoma,” Miller said in a voice of exhilaration. “It’s hard to be a pioneer for something in 2020, so to be able to say that is pretty amazing.”

Miller who wrestled on the Bulldogs varsity boys squad through Dual State, drew shouts of joy for the record setting accomplishment.

“I’m so proud of Lexi. She is the reason why we have girls’ wrestling here in Wagoner,” said Wagoner coach Micco Charboneau. “No matter how big girls’ wrestling gets, Lexi will always be the first State champion, and that’s something no one else can do. It’s an awesome thing.

Applauding Miller’s commitment and dedication, Charboneau admits the Wagoner gold medal winner has raised the bar of competition.

I think girls’ wrestling will keep going and growing and Lexi has a lot to do with that especially for Wagoner,” said Charboneau. “Lexi is good for girls’ wrestling.”