Nov. 20, 2002
NORMAN, Okla. - The Oklahoma wrestling team beat Missouri Valley by a score of 50-3 at the Howard McCasland Field House tonight. The Sooners recorded six falls, one technical fall, one decision and a forfeit en route to posting the second highest point total in school history (record is 52 set in 1922 against Kansas). Oklahoma's 47-point margin of victory ranks third on the all-time list.
"I was very pleased with our performance tonight," said head coach Jack Spates. "We were very agressive and that's something that we talked about prior to this match. We have to make sure that this carries over into the rest of the year. I was also very pleased with the pins tonight. That's something that we focus on and it's good to see it pay off."
Senior Bo Maynes began the match with a forfeit over Matt Brown at 125 pounds. Senior All-American Witt Durden recorded a 12-5 decision over Tyson Biddle in the 133-pound weight class to improve to 5-0 for the season.
Second-ranked Nate Parker recieved a technical fall at 141 pounds to remain unbeaten. Parker, a senior All-American, received his technical fall over Josh Pulsifer at the 4:11 minute mark. Oklahoma's only loss of the dual came when Missouri Valley's second-ranked Chad Dolt decisioned Danny Rubenstein by a score of 3-2.
Oklahoma then recorded six consecutive falls in the remaining weight classes. Junior Rafael Maturino pinned Donaco Watts at 1:08, sophomore Wes Roberts pinned third-ranked Jory Dick at 2:01, sophomore E.K. Waldhaus pinned Shane Hall at 6:00, top-ranked Josh Lambrecht recorded a fall at 2:20 over Mario Thomas, Tom Grossman pinned J.D. Case at 1:26 and junior All-American Leonce Crump pinned Adam Nuru at :53
Oklahoma will next travel to Columbia, Mo., for the Missouri Open on Nov. 24.
125 Pounds: #10/#9 Bo Maynes (OU) forfeit Matt Brown (MVC)
133 Pounds: #2/#2 Witt Durden (OU) dec. #6 Tyson Biddle (MVC), 12-5
141 Pounds: #2/#2 Nate Parker (OU) tech, fall #2 Josh Pulsifer (MVC), 4:11
149 Pounds: #2 Chad Dolt (MVC) dec. Danny Rubenstein (OU), 3-2
157 Pounds: NR/#20 Rafael Maturino (OU) fall Donaco Watts (MVC), 1:08
165 Pounds: Wes Roberts (OU) fall #3 Jory Dick (MVC), 2:01
174 Pounds: E.K. Waldhaus (OU) fall Shane Hall (MVC), 6:00
184 Pounds: #1/#1 Josh Lambrecht (OU) fall Mario Thomas (MVC), 2:20
197 Pounds: #15/#13 Tom Grossman (OU) fall J.D. Case (MVC), 1:26
Heavyweight:> #4/#4 Leonce Crump (OU) fall Adam Nuru (MVC), :53
Rankings are based on Amateur Wrestling News/Intermat polls.