SoonerSports.com recently caught up with Oklahoma junior wrestler Teyon Ware to discuss the wrestling teams recent visit to Brockport, N.Y. for the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic and to also discuss this weekends trip to Missouri to take part in the Missouri open.
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First of all, the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic was my first tournament this year. It showed me where I am at now and the things that I need to do for the future. I wrestled some guys that I had never seen before. The competition I got this weekend was what I have been missing since last year.
Guys are not going to come out and wrestle me so I have to go out and take it to them. They are trying to keep it as close as possible and hope that I make the first mistake so they get a takedown at the end. So, what I do is come out and take it to them, and that is exactly what I have to do this weekend. I have to come out and open it up and wrestle the way I know how to wrestle. I cannot hold anything back because I know that my opponents will not hold anything back and they will come out and give everything they have in them.
Brockport also showed what we can do as a team. There were some tough opponents there- Pennsylvania, Ohio State and Army. They are some very talented teams. Brockport showed what we can do as a team if we just wrestle. We have a tough young team.
At Missouri we are going to see some more very talented teams. After this tournament we should open some eyes because we can be a very talented group of guys. And if we just do what we are supposed to, we can compete with anyone in the nation. Everyone is healthy and feeling really well at this point and we are ready to go to Missouri.
Right now we are very excited, we just came back from a tournament where we won and we had seven out of 10 champions. The guys that got second and third place know that if they wrestle a little bit better that they can be right up there with everyone else. Every individual award that was handed out in Brockport we won, so we could not be any happier.
We know we are going to see some tough teams this weekend but if we come out and take care of business we can compete with anyone.