Paul Ameen

Paul Ameen was one of the best high school athletes ever to come out of Oklahoma.

Ameen was all-state as both a wrestler and a football player. Earned all-state football honors as a running back at Midwest City and was named the Oklahoma City Prep Player of the Year in 1976. He earned a football scholarship to Louisiana State where he graduated in 1981.

As a wrestler at Midwest City, was a three-time state champion. He started his career with a loss and a tie before reeling off 82 consecutive victories to finish with a career record of 82-1-1.

He represented Oklahoma in the Mexico/American games where he took first-place in 1976. Also competed in Japan where he won nine matches. He was featured in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" in May of 1976. Was also awarded the "Jim Thorpe" Award for Most Outstanding All Around Athlete in Oklahoma.

Became a wrestling official in 1984 and officiated for the next 20 years. Officiated the state dual tournament for 14 years, the regional tournament for 20 years and has officiated the state tournament for 19 years. He officiated at the Oklahoma All-State meets in 1988 and 1994 and at the Reno Tournament of Champions in 2000 and 2002.

Ameen is the current president of the Northeastern Oklahoma Wrestling Officials Association for the past 15 years, and since 1998 he has been the Oklahoma Wrestling Rules Interpreter.

Ameen has brought the Northeastern Oklahoma Wrestling Officials Association together in various community service projects. He donated paychecks to the Oklahoma School for the Blind and started a program to donate toys to the homeless at the Tulsa Day Center during Christmas holidays.

Ameen is currently the Region Manager for Brand Scaffold, the largest scaffold company in the United States.

He has two children: Lindsey and Jonathan.


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