(Cushing, OK) The 2019 Cushing High School Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees have been selected. Congratulations to Barry Patterson and Jarrod Patterson.
Barry Patterson, a 1985 graduate of CHS, was the Head Wrestling Coach for the Tigers from 2001 to 2009. During his nine years as Head Coach, Barry had a record of 133-24 and won 3 State Championships and 6 Dual State Championships. He coached 18 individual state champions along with 49 state placers.
Coach Patterson was named the Class 3A Coach of the Year in 2002, 2004, and 2005.
He was recognized as the OCA Regional Coach of the Year in 2001, 2002, 2003. In 2009 he was named both the OCA Regional Coach of the Year and the Oklahoma Wrestling Coach of the Year.
Barry was selected as the OCA East All-State Coach in 2003. In 2005 Barry was recognized as the NWCA Oklahoma Coach of the Year, and in 2011 he was inducted into the Oklahoma chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Following his wrestling career, Barry served as the Athletic Director at Cushing High School for 10 years. He was named the OCA Regional Athletic Director of the Year in 2017 and 2019.
In 2009, Jarrod Patterson became the first 4-time State Champion wrestler for Cushing High School and only the 21st 4-time State Champion in Oklahoma history.
He had a career record of 160-3 while at CHS. Jarrod holds Cushing Wrestling records for most career wins (160), most wins in a season (45), most falls in a season (32), and most career takedowns (457).
While at CHS, Jarrod was also a 4 year starter for the baseball team and a 2 year starter for the football team. Following high school, Jarrod attended the University of Oklahoma on a wrestling scholarship.
While at OU, Jarrod was a 4-time Big 12 Finalist and a 2-time Big 12 Champion. As a freshman, Jarrod was voted the Outstanding Wrestler of the Big 12 Tournament.
During his collegiate career, Jarrod achieved All-American status, was a 4-time NCAA Tournament Qualifier, a 3-time NCAA Academic All-American, and wrestled in the NWCA All-Star match twice.
Jarrod Patterson is one of only 13 wrestlers in OU history to have over 100 career wins.