When you hear the word testosterone, what comes to mind? Many folks think of a large, muscle-bound man who is too aggressive and macho. Of course, that stereotype is untrue. Testosterone plays a role in a man's motivation and vigor, but it does much more than that. The truth is that testosterone is crucial for the male body because it affects development from puberty through old age.
As your primary androgen, testosterone helps develop the characteristics that make you the man you are. Controlled by your pituitary gland and your hypothalamus, testosterone helps maintain and develop:
Unfortunately, when your body suffers from low testosterone (also called hypogonadism), you'll start to notice concerning symptoms that affect every aspect of your life.
This is a question we get all the time at Rank One Medical. Though the true answer is nuanced, the bottom line is that aging is most often the reason for low T. Every man who ages will most likely have lower testosterone than younger men. Other causes of low testosterone include prescribed medications, drug abuse, injuries, and obesity.
When you lose large amounts of testosterone, it alters your testosterone and estrogen. Low T levels usually result in more abdominal fat, which in turn causes estrogen synthetase levels to jump. This creates even higher levels of estrogen in your body. With more estrogen and less testosterone, several concerning issues manifest.
Some of the most common symptoms associated with low testosterone include:
If you're a man struggling with just one of the symptoms above, it could be because you have low testosterone. However, the only way to be certain is to have your testosterone levels tested. If your testosterone levels are low for a man of your age, TRT in Cushing, OK, may be the next logical step.
Have you noticed that you don't feel like "you" when you're working or relaxing at home? Do you always feel lethargic or unmotivated, even on your days off? Do you find it challenging to maintain an erection? Many men mistake these symptoms for being overworked or over-busy. Truthfully, though, there's a good chance these are symptoms of low testosterone. Since no two males have the same symptoms of low testosterone, it's prudent to understand and recognize some of the most common signs.
When you have low T, it's not unusual for sex to be unappealing. Crazy, right? If you're one of the thousands of men in the United States suffering from a low sex drive, it might not be you. It could be low testosterone. Don't settle for a mediocre libido - reclaim your sex life with Rank One Medical.
Also called ED, these are two words that every man hopes to avoid. When you're unable to perform in the bedroom, it's not just embarrassing - it can also affect your long-term relationships and even your mental health. ED is a challenging topic to talk about. But it doesn't have to be. TRT in Cushing, OK can help re-light that special spark you've been missing for so long.
Your brain has many testosterone receptors. However, when you're suffering from low testosterone, it can affect your mood. With time, those feelings can lead to serious psychological issues like depression. However, studies show that TRT can help rebalance your hormones, which can lead to improved mood and a life without depression.
When you work hard all day, most men want to come home, eat some dinner, and try to go to sleep. Unfortunately, men with low testosterone tend to toss and turn, even when they're exhausted. Whether you have undiagnosed insomnia or a different sleep disorder, low T could be the culprit.
When testosterone levels lower as we get older, men have a harder time lifting heavy items. That's true even if you're hitting the gym and lifting weights to maintain your muscles. If you're making a concerted effort to keep your muscle mass and strength but aren't making gains, it could be due to low testosterone.
Do you find it extra challenging to finish normal tasks at work? Do you believe your memory is getting worse? Does your spouse or partner yell about not paying attention to them? Trust us; we've been there. The effects of low testosterone don't just affect your body - they can also affect your mind and memory. When TRT brings your testosterone levels back within normal range, brain fog and other concentration issues will often go away.
At Rank One Medical, we understand what men go through every day when living with low testosterone. They suffer from low libido, lack of motivation, and often feel abnormal and out of place. But as bad as those are, living with low testosterone can have more severe health risks that put your vital organs at risk.
Some of the health risks you should be concerned with include the following:
When you're diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes, you may be wondering why. Sometimes, the culprit is having low T. Statistically, men with low testosterone have a higher chance of getting diabetes as they age. In the same vein of thought, men with diabetes are also much more likely to have low T. This fact establishes a relationship between testosterone and diabetes. This relationship is furthered by the fact that men with low testosterone have more challenges resisting insulin. Though TRT in Cushing, OK won't cure your diabetes, research shows that men with healthy testosterone levels also have healthier blood sugar levels and are usually not as obese.
Have you been told by your primary care doctor that you have high blood pressure? Do you have an idea what may be causing your high blood pressure? Is it aging? Is it hereditary? Is it something else?
According to research, men with low testosterone have higher chances of suffering from cardiovascular illnesses. Because, when your testosterone levels are low, red blood cell reproduction slows. That, in turn, causes plaque buildup in your arteries. With time, plaque buildup can cause life-threatening issues like heart attacks or strokes.
If you look in the mirror in the morning and are disgusted with how fat you've gotten, you're not alone. Many aging men have problems with obesity. If you eat well and exercise like you should but still can't shed embarrassing body fat, low T could be the cause.
Research shows a link between obesity and low T, with testosterone playing an essential role in food metabolism. It's also involved with insulin, glucose, and fat regulation. Thankfully, when combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, men who use TRT often lose weight and benefit from better blood glucose and low-density cholesterol levels.
When a man has anemia, his body lacks much-needed blood cells, meaning organs have less oxygen to properly function. Normal testosterone levels have been linked to healthy red blood cell counts, so it makes sense that men with low T are at risk of anemia. In fact, a study conducted in 2009 found that aging men with low testosterone were five times more likely to have anemia versus men with healthy testosterone. TRT isn't a cure for anemia, but with healthier levels of testosterone, your body will produce more red blood cells, which can prevent anemia.
Up to this point, we've explained some of the revolutionary benefits of TRT but haven't dug into how it works. TRT does exactly what its name implies: it's a therapy backed by science that replaces low T levels in men.
Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT is a form of hormone replacement therapy for men that helps them deal with and triumph over the debilitating side effects associated with low testosterone. Originally created by scientists in the 1930s, TRT has grown from a little-known treatment to a life-changing solution for millions of men worldwide.
Without boring you with facts and scientific speak, TRT gives your body the testosterone it needs to function properly. Without healthy T levels, your body isn't able to maintain the natural processes it needs for your well-being. As a matter of fact, men with low T are more likely to develop serious health problems like heart disease and type-2 diabetes. Until their testosterone levels are restored, most men suffer from the symptoms of low testosterone without hormone replacement therapy like TRT.
With TRT from Rank One Medical, your hormones are rebalanced so your body can finally begin to heal, relieving and even eliminating many of the most common signs of low testosterone.
Unlike some TRT clinics, Rank One Medical takes a comprehensive, careful approach to testosterone replacement therapy. To ensure our patients get the best results in the most efficient time frames, we have developed a 10-step physician-prescribed plan for TRT in Cushing, OK.
You Complete Our Initial On-Boarding Form
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In addition to our easy 10-step process for TRT, every Rank One Medical patient benefits from our affordable prices and personalized service. After all, every man has a different body, and as such, will need different TRT. Our valued patients also benefit from the following:
Did you know that 13 million men have low T and that 90% of them go untreated by doctors? Living with the harmful side effects of low testosterone is no way to live. If you believe your testosterone levels are unhealthy, it's time to contact Rank One Medical. Living with low testosterone is definitely risky. But with help from our male HRT clinic, you can reclaim your youth and health with TRT in Cushing, OK.
Unlike other TRT clinics, our highly-trained team uses a functional approach to male health, which lets us solve the causes of your symptom instead of putting a proverbial band-aid on them. Ready to get started? We're ready to help you every step of the way. Contact Rank One Medical and make a difference in your life today.
LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Portfolio investors appear to have finished their petroleum buying as benchmark crude prices climbed towards $100 per barrel, prompting concerns about the trade becoming crowded and some profit-taking.Hedge funds and other money managers sold the equivalent of 25 million barrels in the six most important petroleum futures and options contracts over the seven days ending Sept. 26.Fund managers were net sellers for the first time in four weeks after buying 155 million barrels since Aug. 29, according to ...
LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Portfolio investors appear to have finished their petroleum buying as benchmark crude prices climbed towards $100 per barrel, prompting concerns about the trade becoming crowded and some profit-taking.
Hedge funds and other money managers sold the equivalent of 25 million barrels in the six most important petroleum futures and options contracts over the seven days ending Sept. 26.
Fund managers were net sellers for the first time in four weeks after buying 155 million barrels since Aug. 29, according to records filed with ICE Futures Europe and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Funds continued to purchase NYMEX and ICE WTI (+16 million barrels), reflecting the intensifying squeeze on crude inventories around the delivery point at Cushing in Oklahoma.
WTI purchases have totalled 152 million barrels over the five most recent weeks and taken the net position to 286 million barrels (60th percentile for all weeks since 2013).
But funds were net sellers of Brent in the most recent week (-22 million barrels) after buying in the three previous weeks (+63 million).
The net position in Brent (244 million barrels) is not significantly different from the long-term average (232 million barrels), and signals a high level of uncertainty about where prices will go next.
Chartbook: Oil and gas positions
On the product side, fund managers were significant sellers of U.S. gasoline (-13 million barrels) and European gas oil (-7 million), which was only partially offset by some small buying of U.S. diesel (+2 million).
Overall, the rapid depletion of crude inventories at Cushing was still drawing hedge funds to build long positions to benefit from the inventory squeeze.
Funds were also bullish towards U.S. diesel, where inventories remain well below the ten-year seasonal average and have failed to recover during the summer gasoline production campaign.
But elsewhere investors have become cautious, with prices already above the long-run inflation-adjusted average, and persistent inflation causing the economic outlook to worsen.
Investors became increasingly bearish on the outlook for U.S. gas prices despite progressive elimination of the large inventory surplus inherited from 2022.
Hedge funds sold the equivalent of 380 billion cubic feet in the two most important futures and options contracts tied to prices at Henry Hub in Louisiana.
As a result, funds held a net short position of 273 billion cubic feet (24th percentile for all weeks since 2010) on Sept. 26, down from a net long position of 743 billion cubic feet (48th percentile) on July 11.
Working inventories were just 75 billion cubic feet (+2% or +0.27 standard deviations) above the ten-year seasonal average on Sept. 22, down from a surplus of 299 billion (+12% or +0.81 standard deviations) on June 30.
But medium-range forecasts from the U.S. Climate Prediction Center show temperatures are likely to be above average across nearly the whole country throughout October.
Further forward, strong El Nino conditions in the Pacific are likely to reduce heating demand and gas consumption to below average during the peak winter months between December and February.
The prospect of above-average temperatures and below-average gas consumption during winter 2023/24 is keeping hedge funds bearish.
- U.S. oil futures surge as Cushing stocks evaporate (September 28, 2023)
- Funds load up on oil but positions look stretched (September 25, 2023)
- Saudi oil minister deflects blame for rising prices (September 20, 2023)
- Depleting U.S. crude stocks draw in hedge funds (September 11, 2023)
John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own
Editing by Jan Harvey
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Cushing, OK – August 22, 2023 – The City of Cushing is extending a warm invitation to all residents, urging them to take an active and influential role in developing the City's new Comprehensive Plan, “Cushing Forward.” This initiative plays a pivotal role in shaping Cushing’s future by providing an updated vision on our community’s growth and direction.To share your insights, residents simply need to use a computer or handheld device and go to ...
Cushing, OK – August 22, 2023 – The City of Cushing is extending a warm invitation to all residents, urging them to take an active and influential role in developing the City's new Comprehensive Plan, “Cushing Forward.” This initiative plays a pivotal role in shaping Cushing’s future by providing an updated vision on our community’s growth and direction.
To share your insights, residents simply need to use a computer or handheld device and go to cushingforward.com, the project’s digital community engagement platform. This platform provides residents with a central online hub where they can learn more about the comprehensive planning process, share and discuss ideas with fellow community members and the project team, and stay up to date on all engagement opportunities and events. The site will remain open throughout the duration of the project and is your one-stop source for all information on the Cushing Forward initiative.
Residents are encouraged to explore the platform and engage with the Interactive Map, join discussions on comment boards, and participate in the Community Survey. The survey asks a range of questions about current issues and challenges in the City as well as questions about future land use, development, and community services. The responses to the survey will guide the preparation of the Comprehensive Plan and the vision for Cushing through 2050.
The online Community Survey is one of the first steps in the 18-month planning process, which will include a wide range of public engagement opportunities such as workshops, pop-up events, and open-door meetings. For those without digital access, hard copies of the survey are available at City Hall (100 Judy Adams Blvd), the Cushing Public Library (215 N Steele Ave), and the Cushing Senior Citizens Center (203 E Cherry St). Upon completion, surveys can be left at their respective locations or dropped in the night deposit box at City Hall. Please contact the Project Team at [email protected] with questions about the comprehensive planning process or Community Survey. Residents can learn more about the project by visiting cushingforward.com.
The City of Cushing is partnering with Guernsey to complete the comprehensive planning process. Guernsey is a wide-ranging consulting firm with a design-centric focus around planning, architecture, and engineering. Located in Oklahoma City, Guernsey has a long history of supporting municipalities to meet planning and community development goals.
Cushing, Oklahoma, United States--The city of Cushing in Oklahoma, United States, is a central hub within the United States and worldwide oil industry. It connects major pipelines within the United States and is the location where the oil futures contracts end up being delivered; the crude oil tanks around Cushing have approximately 91 million barrels of storage capacity, which is the world record for the World’s Biggest Tank Farm, according to the WORLD RECORD ACADEMY."Cushing is a "vital transshipment point with many...
Cushing, Oklahoma, United States--The city of Cushing in Oklahoma, United States, is a central hub within the United States and worldwide oil industry. It connects major pipelines within the United States and is the location where the oil futures contracts end up being delivered; the crude oil tanks around Cushing have approximately 91 million barrels of storage capacity, which is the world record for the World’s Biggest Tank Farm, according to the WORLD RECORD ACADEMY.
"Cushing is a "vital transshipment point with many intersecting pipelines, storage facilities and easy access to refiners and suppliers." Crude oil flows "inbound to Cushing from all directions and outbound through dozens of pipelines." In 2005, crude oil and refined products in the US were almost always transported by interconnected pipeline systems. In Oklahoma, eight private companies operated almost all the pipelines and frequently operated oil terminals and refineries: Enbridge; Enterprise Products; Explorer Pipeline; Jayhawk; Magellan Midstream Partners; Plains All American Pipeline; Sunoco; and Valero Energy.
"The crude oil tanks around Cushing have approximately 91 million barrels of storage capacity. On October 28, 2016, tanks held a total of 58.5 million barrels of oil, though it has dropped in 2018." (Wikipedia)
Magellan Midstream Partners, 7,800,000 barrels (1,240,000 m3) of storage, formerly owned by BP. Enbridge Energy Partners, 20,060,000 barrels (3,189,000 m3) of storage. Enterprise Products, 3,100,000 barrels (490,000 m3) of storage. JP Energy Partners LP, 3,000,000 barrels (480,000 m3) of storage. Plains All American Pipeline, 20,000,000 barrels (3,200,000 m3) of storage. Energy Transfer LP, 7,600,000 barrels (1,210,000 m3) of storage at Rose Rock Midstream Cushing terminal."
"Though the refineries from its boom years earlier in the century are gone, the town of Cushing, northeast of Oklahoma City, is a major storage site for crude oil and gas that comes and goes by pipeline. Cushing also became famous as a trading benchmark for the industry, when, in 1983, the New York Mercantile Exchange selected the price that a 42-gallon barrel of West Texas," The Center For Land Use Interpretation says.
"Intermediate crude is trading for at Cushing, as an amount reflecting the general price of oil in the global marketplace. Cushing developed as a holding point between supply, coming principally from Texas, and demand, the markets of the north and northeast, like Chicago, to which it is connected by transcontinental pipeline.
"Cushing would be the southern terminus for the Keystone Pipeline from Alberta, should it be built. Several companies operate tank farms south of town, including Magellan, Enbridge, and PXP, with a total capacity of more than 30 million barrels in around 300 above-ground tanks."
world’s largest tank farm," the Tank World says.
"An oil town since 1912 when the first wildcatters struck oil, it quickly developed major infrastructure and once its own stocks dwindled it shifted to storage aided by a large number of pipes already in place and its central position in the heart of America. Recent figures from Bloomberg Business Week state the total crude stocks (including stock in farms and pipeline fill) to be in excess of 80 million barrels, with a working volume of 65 millions barrels and an increase of 14 million barrels from September 2011.
"Cushing Oklahoma, is the home of 13 oil storage companies including Enbridge, Magellan, Enterprise and more. Currently, there are 13 pipelines bringing crude oil into Cushing with an estimated total capacity of 1.7 million bpd. Whilst going the other way, out of Cushing there are 12 pipelines running in all directions with a capacity of 1.5 million bpd."
"Tank storage of below 20 million barrels, or between 10% and 20% of Cushing's over 98 million barrels of capacity, is considered close to operational low, say traders. Below those levels the oil is difficult to remove. Water and sediments often settle at the base of storage tanks, making the crude oil at the bottom unable to meet quality standards for refiners or exporters.
"Some tanks have outlets at the bottom that can be used to empty oil and sludge completely, while others do not and therefore the oil at the base cannot be removed completely. At lower levels, it becomes more expensive for companies to get the remaining crude out of the tanks. Roofs of storage tanks also float on the oil, preventing vapors from building up or escaping into the atmosphere. When the legs of these roofs touch the base, it creates a gap between the oil and the roof, causing combustible vapors to form."
"North American crude oil is pouring into Cushing, where dozens of steel storage tanks fan out from the outskirts of town, tank farms that march on for miles and connect to every major oil patch in North America through an maze of pipelines. Cushing’s nickname is “The Pipeline Crossroads of the World,” the CNBC says.
"It’s one of the largest crude oil storage hubs on Earth, and in the U.S. arguably the most important. Delivery for West Texas Intermediate crude is taken here, priced for Nymex contracts and stored before it’s shipped to refineries.
"However long that process takes, in the meantime, just outside the geographical limits of the tiny town of Cushing, some $2.5 billion worth of black gold is sitting in tanks, awaiting delivery and drawing the attention of the entire industry."
CME Group says.
"Cushing’s inbound and outbound pipeline capacity is well over 6.5 million barrels daily. It is interconnected to multiple pipelines, each capable of transporting hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil daily.
"Significant investments in infrastructure, along with increased U.S. oil production, and the repeal of the oil export ban have strengthened the role of WTI as the leading global benchmark. As U.S. oil production continues to increase, Cushing will play an even greater role in the global petroleum landscape."
"Cushing is known as the “Pipeline Crossroads of the World” for crude oil, with approximately 100 million barrels of storage in the tank farms in the area. The city plays a critical role in the energy sector due to its expansive storage operations and as a significant physical market price reference or benchmark," the Oklahoma Department of Commerce says.
"The Cushing Economic Development Foundation, Inc. and the City of Cushing announced that Southern Rock Energy Partners, LLC (SREP) has selected Cushing as the site for the company’s next-generation, full conversion crude refinery. The project is expected to have $5.56 billion in capital investment and supply more than 420 full-time employees for operations.
"The project will result in SREP developing a 250,000-BPD next-generation, full conversion crude refinery which will reduce and eliminate 95% of greenhouse gas emissions while producing approximately 91.25 million barrels or 3.8325 billion gallons annually of cleaner transportation fuels including gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from crudes sourced domestically from the Anadarko, Permian, Denver and Julesburg, and Bakken Basins. The project will be constructed over a 36-month period beginning in 2024 with commercial operations beginning in 2027. Total economic impact for the first decade of operations of the facility to the Cushing area and the state of Oklahoma is estimated to be more than $18 billion."
"The first oil well in the Cushing area was drilled in 1896, but it was not until 1912 that the Cushing field was discovered in earnest. This field was unique in that it produced a high-quality crude oil that was in great demand by refineries across the country. The oil was also relatively easy to transport, as it was located near several major rail lines," the 1600 KUSH says.
"One of the most important events in the history of the Cushing oil fields occurred in 1929, when the world’s first oil futures contract was traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange. This contract, which was for the delivery of oil from the Cushing storage tanks, set the standard for oil pricing worldwide and made Cushing a key player in the global oil market.
"Today, the Cushing oil fields continue to play an important role in the American oil industry. The town remains a major hub for oil storage and transportation, with millions of barrels of oil passing through the area every day. While the production levels of the Cushing fields have declined in recent years, they remain a crucial source of oil for the United States and the world."
"Cushing (Meskwaki: Koshineki, Iowa-Oto: Amína P^óp^oye Chína, meaning: "Soft-seat town") is a city in Payne County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 7,826 at the time of the 2010 census, a decline of 6.5% since 8,371 in 2000. Cushing was established after the Land Run of 1891 by William "Billy Rae" Little. It was named for Marshall Cushing, private secretary to U.S. Postmaster General John Wanamaker.
"A 1912 oil boom led to the city's development as a refining center, with over 50 refineries operating in Cushing over its history. Today, Cushing is a major trading hub for crude oil and a price settlement point for West Texas Intermediate on the New York Mercantile Exchange and is known as the "Pipeline Crossroads of the World."
"Cushing is a major crude oil hub within the United States and worldwide oil industry. It is a "vital transshipment point with many intersecting pipelines, storage facilities and easy access to refiners and suppliers." Crude oil flows "inbound to Cushing from all directions and outbound through dozens of pipelines." Crude oil tank farms around Cushing have over 90 million barrels of storage capacity." (Wikipedia)
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Southern Rock Energy Partners LLC, based in El Campo, Texas, said the refinery would process domestically produced light, sweet shale and light, sweet crudes into low carbon transportation fuels at a rate of 250,000 barrels per day.“We would like to thank the Cushing Economic Development Foundation, the Cushing Industrial Authority, the City of Cushing and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce for their willingness to work side-by-side with us during this phase of the refinery project,” Steven Ward, Southern Rock Energy Part...
Southern Rock Energy Partners LLC, based in El Campo, Texas, said the refinery would process domestically produced light, sweet shale and light, sweet crudes into low carbon transportation fuels at a rate of 250,000 barrels per day.
“We would like to thank the Cushing Economic Development Foundation, the Cushing Industrial Authority, the City of Cushing and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce for their willingness to work side-by-side with us during this phase of the refinery project,” Steven Ward, Southern Rock Energy Partners managing member, said in a written statement.
“The dedication of the professional economic development organizations of Oklahoma has made and will make our efforts to advance the energy independence of the United States, by processing domestically produced crudes into cleaner transportation fuels, a reality.”
With Cushing already dubbed the “Pipeline Crossroads of the World,” the refinery will have plenty of product to process, with about 100 million barrels of crude oil storage available in tank farms surrounding the community, according to local officials.
“On behalf of the citizens and commissioners of the city of Cushing, we would like to welcome Mr. Steven Ward and the entire team of Southern Rock Energy Partners to Cushing,” said City Commission Chairman Ricky Lofton. “Since the discovery of the Cushing-Drumright Oil Field in the early 1900s, Cushing has been at the epicenter of North America’s energy markets.
“More than 50 refineries have called Cushing home over our history, and we are looking forward to another successful energy-supplying partnership based upon modern technological advancements.”
Bruce Johnson, director of the Cushing Economic Development Foundation, said the company hopes to settle on a site for the refinery within the next six months.
Johnson said the state is offering about $1.5 billion in economic incentives to Southern Rock, while Cushing is offering about $75 million in incentives.
Cushing saw its last refinery shut down in 1982, Johnson said.
“There hasn’t been a major refinery built in the United States in over 45 years,” he added.
The refinery complex will generate and consume hydrogen as a fuel source, with a goal of a zero-carbon footprint, according to information provided by Cushing officials.
“It should be good, not only for us but the state of Oklahoma and finally for the country, because as of right now you and I wake up every morning and try to figure out what some Middle Eastern guys are going to do with how much they are going to produce or how much they are going to refine,” Johnson said.
The project will produce 423 direct jobs with a payroll of $39.3 million and a total economic impact of $18.2 billion over the next 10 years, Cushing officials project.
“Right now, based upon our analysis, the state of Oklahoma will have an $18 billion impact over the next 10 years, so that is pretty substantial,” Johnson said.
Construction on the refinery is expected to begin next year, with commercial operations beginning in 2027.
The company said the products it refines will be marketed and distributed both domestically and internationally.
EDMOND — Wagoner kicker Ethan Muehlenweg had his chance to be the hero in the Class 4A state championship.With the game tied in the final seconds, Wagoner had the ball on the Cushing 19 and turned to Muehlenweg to step into the spotlight and deliver.The senior did just that....
EDMOND — Wagoner kicker Ethan Muehlenweg had his chance to be the hero in the Class 4A state championship.
With the game tied in the final seconds, Wagoner had the ball on the Cushing 19 and turned to Muehlenweg to step into the spotlight and deliver.
The senior did just that.
Muehlenweg made a 36-yard field goal as time expired to give the second-ranked Bulldogs a 24-21 victory against No. 1 Cushing on Saturday night at the University of Central Oklahoma’s Chad Richison Stadium. With the victory, Wagoner claimed its sixth state title and first since 2020.
Wagoner utilizes a two-kicker system.
Coach Dale Condict believed Muehlenweg could best handle the pressure and decided to lean on his veteran.
“He fought back from a really bad knee injury last year that he had the first game of the year,” Condict said.
“Had to have a couple of surgeries and go through a whole lot to rehab back to be able to play tonight. So I was just so proud as a senior and a great young man, great student that he was able to have that moment.”
Despite losing to Cushing 42-0 on Oct. 7, Wagoner showed up ready to play and wasn’t intimidated.
A close battle throughout, sophomore quarterback Kale Charboneau had a terrific game and finished 16-of-33 passing for 147 yards and two scores. He also ran for 110 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries.
Senior Gabe Rodriguez, the younger brother of former Oklahoma State star linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez, also played well for Wagoner (11-3). He had eight catches for 51 yards and 15 carries for 37 yards, playing a big role in helping the Bulldogs erase the memory of their lopsided loss against Cushing earlier in the year.
“I wouldn’t say we game planned more,” said Rodriguez, who plays multiple positions on offense and safety on defense. “We just wanted it more. I mean, a lot of grit, a lot of adversity. And then, we just came here and executed, and it paid off.”
Cushing (13-1) got on the scoreboard first Saturday as star senior quarterback and New Mexico State commit Blaze Berlowitz tossed a 26-yard touchdown to junior Brady Matheson with 2:30 left in the opening quarter.
Wagoner responded with a touchdown of its own on the first play of the second quarter as Charboneau hit senior Brayden Skeen on a 48-yard touchdown pass.
Cushing scored two unanswered touchdowns after that in the second quarter.
Senior Noah Jones ran for a two-yard score, and Berlowitz – who finished 17-of-25 passing for 162 yards, two touchdowns and an interception – tossed a 25-yard touchdown to his twin, Brody.
But Cushing was held scoreless for the remainder of the game.
Wagoner ended the first half on a high note when Charboneau threw a six-yard touchdown to junior Witt Edwards with one second left, capping a 12-play, 72-yard drive that lasted five minutes.
Wagoner’s best drive of the night came in the third quarter. The Bulldogs marched 67 yards on 14 plays and took 7:33 off the clock. It ended with a three-yard touchdown run by Charboneau with 1:29 left in the third, and both teams were held scoreless until the game-winning field goal.
“There’s not many feelings that can be better than this,” Condict said. “Working together with a group of coaches and players and your community and school and come out and win a state championship on the last play of the game. That’s a feeling unlike any other.”
Reporter Nick Sardis covers high school sports across the Oklahoma City metro and state. Have a story idea for Nick? He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @nick_sardis. Support Nick’s work and that of other Oklahoman journalists by purchasing a digital subscription today at oklahoman.com/subscribe or by using the link at the top of this page.