Pawhuska High School senior Price Perrier signed a letter of intent Wednesday to wrestle for Oklahoma State University.

Perrier, 18, placed in state wrestling competition the past two seasons and was a team leader for the Huskies. He was joined by coaches, family members and fellow students at the letter signing.

Perrier described having the opportunity to wrestle for OSU as “a lifelong dream.”

Austin Legg, wrestling coach for Pawhuska High, recalled that Perrier showed grit when he spent most of his junior wrestling season rehabbing from a football injury, and was able to recover enough so that he could participate in regional and state competition.

Perrier had suffered a serious injury to his left leg. When he returned for wrestling regionals, he had a metal rod in his leg and could only wrestle on one knee, Legg said. Nonetheless, Perrier won at regionals and earned a third place at state.

“That put something in Price’s head that he realized he could do whatever it takes to be the best,” Legg said. Perrier was a dominant force during his senior year and placed second at state. His career wrestling record at PHS was 110 wins and 24 losses.

Earlier in his senior year, Perrier also was named an All-District defensive lineman for the Pawhuska football team.

Legg encouraged Pawhuska High students attending Perrier’s signing to understand that being students at a small high school doesn’t mean they can’t achieve great things.

“I’m telling you right now, we’re about to sign a D-1 letter at a 3-A school,” Legg said. Pawhuska is 3A in wrestling. It is 2A in baseball and 1A in football. “If you set your goals and put in the work, you can go wherever you want.”

Perrier was joined at the signing by his parents, Mike and Jenny Perrier, and by his sister Caroline. Other relatives and numerous friends were on-hand.