Cherokee’s Gabe Wyatt – Character Counts Presented By Gateway First Bank

As a sophomore, Gabe Wyatt starts on the Cherokee basketball team as the Chiefs are off to a 10-4 start this season. Wyatt is a forward and a three-point specialist, shooting around 40 percent from three this season. This season, the Chiefs finished third at the Northwestern Oklahoma State Tournament and placed first at their tournament, the Cherokee Invitational Tournament.

“We’re doing great this season,” Wyatt said. “We’ve changed up our game a little bit this season, and I like how we’re playing so far.”

Wyatt also competes on the track team, where he qualified for state in the 4x100m and 4x400m relay. The 4x400m relay team placed 5th overall, and as a team, Cherokee finished 7th overall at last year’s state meet.

When Wyatt isn’t in involved in athletics, he’s competing on the speech and debate team and one-act team. And he’s found success outside of athletics as Wyatt was named an all-stater in both speech and debate and one-act while his one-act team won back-to-back state championships.

“I got into it by my sister [Sydney] because she convinced me to join the team after she graduated,” Wyatt said. “I just find it to be a lot of fun, and we have a great team and great coaches.”

Wyatt also credits his dad, Colby, for urging him to be the best in and out of the classroom.

“My dad’s been in the military since I’ve been born,” Wyatt said. “He’s definitely pushed me to do whatever I want and to work hard at it.”


photo by Karen Eckhardt