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Sooners Travel to Missouri Open
November 18, 2005

NORMAN, Okla. -- This weekend the Sooners travel to Columbia, Mo., to compete in the teams sixth Missouri Open on Sunday Nov. 20

“This is an outstanding tournament for our wrestlers to be competing in because of the level of talent that will be at the event,” said head coach Jack Spates.

The event is scheduled to take place in the Hearnes Center on the campus of the University of Missouri. This will be the Sooners second open tournament of the season after taking the team title last weekend at the SUNY-Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic. 

“Wes Roberts will be making his season debut which is very exciting for Wes and the entire team,” Continued Spates. Jarrod King and Shane Vernon are also becoming better every week so this gives them a chance to improve as well.”

Also Competing this weekend will be Eastern Illinois, Edinboro, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Old Dominion.  Results will be updated once an hour on Missouri’s athletic website www.mutigers.com.

Last year the Sooners placed nine wrestlers along with five individual champions in the Missouri Open.  Sam Hazewinkel (125), Teyon Ware (141), Matt Storniolo (149), Austin David (197) and Jake Hager (HWT) won individual championships in their respective weight classes.

The Sooners will be returning home next week to host the 35th annual Oklahoma Open on Thanksgiving weekend.

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