A Determined O’Connor Reclaims His Crown in Tulsa

TULSA, OKLAHOMA • After going 13-0 and winning a national championship at 149 pounds in 2021, Austin O’Connor (Chicago St. Rita) would jump up a weight class and have some setbacks that removed the once mighty king from his throne. Saturday night in Tulsa, the king recrowned himself after claiming his second title in three years, and caping off a perfect 23-0 season, as well as a very impressive career.

“It was a long road,” O’Connor explained. “I got to the top of the podium at 149, and I went up a weight the following year. I know people doubted me—I had a rough bump in the road against

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