Nation citizen Lance Osburn, left, poses with teammate Colt
Killbane as the two create the symbol for their tag team Delta
Delta Theta, or DDT. (photo by Brittney Bennett - Cherokee
Nation citizen Lance Osburn, right, and tag team partner Colt
Killbane double team an opponent. Their team is named after
the wrestling move DDT in which a wrestler traps an opponent
in a headlock and falls to push the opponent's head into
the mat. (photo by Brittney Bennett - Cherokee Phoenix)
Nation citizen Lance Osburn stands outside the wrestling ring
after losing the Wrestling For a Cause tag team title match
to BFFS on March 3 in Wagoner. Despite the loss, Osburn says
DDT "will hit the gym harder" and looks forward
to its next opportunity. (photo by Brittney Bennett - Cherokee
WAGONER Each time Lance Osburn climbs into the ring as
part of the wrestling tag team Delta Delta Theta it's an opportunity
for him to live his childhood dream of championship title matches
"It's crazy. It's insane. I was a little kid
just wanting to do this, so it was just fun for me," he said.
"It's so surreal, and I've met some people that I
never thought I would meet. It's just one of those things you
can't really explain it."
The Cherokee Nation citizen began wrestling three years ago
after contacting friends who ran a show in Tulsa, but it wasn't
until meeting Colt Killbane that Osburn crafted a persona that connected
"My tag team partner now, Colt, he did like a high school
jock-type gimmick with a letterman jacket and everything,"
he said. "We were talking one day and I was like, 'why
don't I break out my old letterman jacket and we'll just
team up and we'll do this thing.' So we started out, I
had my blue and white, my Colcord (jacket) and we just started from
there and now we got our own gear. We got matching letterman jackets."
Delta Delta Theta, or DDT, formed in 2017, and Osburn said the
name "is a play" on the DDT, a wrestling move in which
a wrestler traps an opponent in a headlock and falls to push the
opponent's head into the mat. The team is known for its "Delta
Driver" move, which Osburn describes as "a double-package
They showcased their signature move while squaring off against
BFFS, the Wrestling For a Cause tag team champions, during the "Fight
For Luke" event on March 3. DDT didn't win, but Osburn
said he enjoys that his passion allows him to raise money for children
"The company (Wrestling For a Cause) is nonprofit. We help
raise money for kids with childhood cancer," he said. "A
lot of these families, they're not high-income families, and
so these medical bills stack up pretty heavily when it comes to
their kids and the cancer they're dealing with and everything."
Osburn said wrestling is sometimes the perfect distraction that
lets kids enjoy themselves. "It's nice for us to be able
to do this for them, help raise a little money to help the families
out, and the kids just get to enjoy everything for a while. They
get to enjoy the show and have a good time, have an actual life
and not have to worry about chemo or whatever they're going
When not wrestling, Osburn trains to keep in shape for matches
with the WFC and other organizations such as United Wrestling Entertainment.
"Some companies do a lot of high-intensity cardio. Some of
them, they just do a little bit of workouts like pushups, jogging,
high-knees, stuff like that. Nothing intense, just mainly work you
out in the ring, taking bumps, hitting the ropes, stuff like that."
DDT is unsure of its next championship shot after the March
3 match, but Osburn said the next time opportunity comes around,
the duo will be prepared. "Yeah we didn't get it done
this time, but that just means we gotta go back to the drawing board,
hit the gym harder, and come out with the straps next time."