Trey Peetoom: Blackwell Maroons Athlete of the Month – Presented by Blackwell Regional Hospital


Ranked No. 9 in tournaments and duals, Blackwell High School and head coach Connor Cline have encountered one of the tougher schedules in the state. Ponca City, Perry, Pawhuska, Stillwater and tournaments at Norman, Perry and Cushing have the Maroons off to a slower start than normal. But coach Cline and Blackwell standout Trey Peetoom are confident they will hit their stride at the right moment. 

“This year had a rough start but slowly I’m pulling it back to the way the I want it to be,” said Peetoom. “What I love most about my team is that we are a family even though we always don’t get along, we always find some way to come back together so we can accomplish what we need to.”

A wrestler and football player, Peetoom loves the physicality of both sports. This season, Peetoom is wrestling at 138-pounds, which is a very competitive weight class in 3A. Last season, Peetoom wrestled at 145-pounds in the state tournament as a junior, losing to the eventual third place finisher. 

“It would mean the world to me if I qualified for the state tournament again as a senior,” said Peetoom. 


But like many student-athletes, academics come first. 

“My parents have branded it into me at an early age that I am a student-athlete and my grades come first,” said Peetoom. 

He also serves as Vice President of the schools FFA program and is in vocal choir. 

“What I love most about being a Blackwell Maroon is the traditions of the school. We have the best traditions when it comes to homecoming or coronation,” said Peetoom. 

Peetoom said the most influential people in his life are his family and his coach. 

“The most influential person in my life on or off the mat would either be my mother or coach Cline. I do not know exactly who is more influential to me they both push me to not only become a better wrestler but also a better person,” said Peetoom.

Look for the senior at the state tournament this season as Peetoom and other Blackwell wrestlers look to leave their mark on the program and help Blackwell to another top ten finish in team points.