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It is rare to have an individual who is a top athlete in one high impact contact sport, but Dalton Diacon has proven to be at the top of two. A student at Inola High School, he’s ranked as one of the best 220-pound wrestlers in the Pryor area and is a two-way starter for the Longhorns football team as an offensive and defensive lineman.

He credits his success to many things including the role models in his athletic life that has pushed him to the heights he is at today.

“My coaches have all had a major influence on me,” Diacon said. “They always push me to be the best I can be and they push me to be the best version of myself daily.”

Like many high school athletes, some of Diacon’s fondest memories from high school athletics have come off the playing surface.

“There are so many highlights from my days here at Inola,” stated Diacon. “The biggest ones come from my friends and teammates who I’ve spent countless hours with as well as many other good people that I’ve met along the way.”

Diacon has been in athletics for a big part of his life. He started playing football when he was nine years old after beginning his wrestling career at age six. In addition to sports, Diacon credits the influence of many others for their interest in his life.

“My family helps me through the tough days, and they push me to be the best man I can be,” Diacon said. “Mrs. Gill at school is a positive light in my life, and she has taught me to not be something I am not, to be a genuine person. I am also involved in STEM lab at school, and I really enjoy that aspect of my life.”

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