The University of Oklahoma wrestling team (12-4), ranked sixth, will play host to both Oregon State and Oregon on Friday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. inside the Lloyd Noble Center. The first 500 fans will receive free OU wrestling trading cards and can have them autographed by the team after the Oregon match.
The Sooners will continue their season by hosting Big 12 conference opponent Missouri on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. located at Norman High School.
Last Time Against Oregon State and Oregon
During the Sooners 2002-03 season OU again played host to both Oregon State and Oregon and defeated Oregon State, 24-15 and Oregon, 21-13.
Against Oregon State, Teyon Ware (141) scored a technical fall in the third period of action to beat Mike Unger, 19-2, while Oregon State's Andy Bowlby scored a 9-4 decision over Oklahoma's Joel Tapler (HWT) and Wes Roberts (165) lost to Matt Ellis by decision, 5-1.
Against Oregon, freshman Ware held the Ducks scoreless when he decisioned Casey Hunt, 4-2, at 141 pounds. The dual came down to a battle of heavyweights as the newest member of the Oklahoma squad, Jake Hager (HWT), clashed with Oregon's freshman Neil Phillips. Oregon needed a pin to take the dual, but it wasn't meant to be as Hager scored a takedown in the final 35 seconds to clinch the win for the Sooners.
Oklahoma 24, Oregon State 15
125: Bo Maynes (OU) dec. Michael Delaney (OSU) 6-2
133: Witt Durden (OU) maj. dec. Tim Norman (OSU) 19-6
141: Teyon Ware (OU) tech. fall Mike Unger (OSU) 19-2
149: Tony Hook (OSU) dec. Danny Rubenstein (OU) 6-3
157: Rafael Maturino (OU) maj. dec. Brian Duhrkoop (OSU) 14-4
165: Matt Ellis (OSU) dec. Wes Roberts (OU) 5-1
174: Robbie Waller (OU) maj. dec. Jake Huffman (OSU) 8-0
184: Jed Pennell (OSU) fall Derrick Brown (OU) 5:38
197: Tom Grossman (OU) maj. dec. Jason Lovell (OSU) 13-3
Heavyweight: Andy Bowlby (OSU) dec. Joel Tapler (OU) 9-4
Oklahoma 21, Oregon 13
125: Bo Maynes (OU) dec. Martin Mitchell (OR) 9-8
133: Witt Durden (OU) dec. Jason Harless (OR) 4-2
141: Teyon Ware (OU) dec. Casey Hunt (OR) 4-2
149: Tony Overstake (OR) maj. dec. Danny Rubenstein (OU) 16-5
157: Rafael Maturino (OU) dec. Branson Phillips (OR) 2-1
165: Luke Larwin (OR) dec. Wes Roberts (OU) 6-4
174: Robbie Waller (OU) dec. Shane Webster (OR) 4-2
184: Tony Rolen (OR) fall Derrick Brown (OU) 3:51
197: Tom Grossman (OU) dec. Elias Soto (OR) 7-3
Heavyweight: Jake Hager (OU) dec. Neil Phillips (OR) 3-2
Last Year Against Missouri
The Oklahoma wrestling team ended their 2003-04 regular season with a loss to Missouri, 21-15. The Sooners won four out of ten matches against the Tigers, three by way of decision; the other was a forfeit at 149 pounds.
Tenth ranked Hazewinkel squeaked out a victory at 125 pounds against Austin DeVoe by a 5-4 decision. This match coming down to the wire. The first period had Hazewinkel in the lead 2-1 after a takedown and an escape by DeVoe. DeVoe lead after two periods scoring a reverse with four seconds left. Hazewinkel scored a reverse of his own in the third period, but then was cautioned giving a point to DeVoe and tying the match. Hazewinkel got an escape with just two seconds left on the clock to win a thriller, 5-4.
165: Tyron Woodley (MU) dec. Charles Jones (OU) 8-4
174: Ben Askren (MU) tech. fall E.K. Waldhaus (OU) 17-2
184: Matt Pell (MU) dec. Justin Dyer (OU) 8-3
197: Jeff Foust (MU) maj. dec Joel Tapler (OU) 10-1
HWT: Leonce Crump (OU) dec. Mike Whitehead (MU) 2-0
125: Sam Hazewinkel (OU) dec. Austin DeVoe (MU) 5-4
133: Mimi Miller (OU) dec. Brett Watkins (MU) 11-5
141: J. P. Reese (MU) dec. Shane Kidd (OU) 7-0
149: Jeff Ecklof (OU) fall by Forfeit
157: Kenny Burleson (MU) dec. Rafael Maturino (OU) 10-4
Next week, the Sooners will play host their final home dual against Big 12 Conference opponent, Nebraska on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. located at Norman High School.
Hazewinkel Named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week
University of Oklahoma sophomore Sam Hazewinkel was named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week for his performance during the week of January 25-31. A 2004 NCAA All-American, Hazewinkel holds a perfect 27-0 record at 125 pounds, with nine of his victories coming against ranked opponents.
Ranked No. 1 in the nation, Hazewinkel defeated No. 8 Grant Nakamura of third-ranked Iowa State by decision, 7-4. Hazewinkel controlled the match, only allowing one takedown and led, 7-1, at the end of the second period.
Hazewinkel has only allowed four takedowns in dual meets, while compiling 41 against his opponents, this season.
Last week at the 2005 Cliff/NCWA National Duals, Hazewinkel came full circle during his six matches. Hazewinkel beat Adam Smith of Penn State by decision, 7-2, Luke Smith of Central Michigan by major decision, 12-4, Andrew Rizzi of Lehigh by a technical fall, 16-0, Joe Wornoff of Cleveland State by fall at the 1:20 mark, Kyle Ott of Illinois by overtime decision, 4-2, and won by forfeit against Michigan.
A Sooner had not been selected for Big 12 Wrestler of the Week since Teyon Ware’s selection in his freshman campaign during the 2002-03 season.
Seniors To Be Honored Friday
The University of Oklahoma wrestling team will honor four seniors Friday, Feb. 4, between the Oregon State dual at 6 p.m. and the Oregon dual at 7:30 p.m. in the Lloyd Noble Center. Seniors include Wes Roberts (165), Randy Sulaver (165), Joel Tapler (HWT) and E.K. Waldhaus (174).
ISU Defeats Sooners, 30-6
The University of Oklahoma wrestling team fell to Iowa State, 30-6, last week at the Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. The Cyclones handed OU its second Big 12 loss of the season allowing only Sam Hazewinkel (125) and Joel Flaggert (197) to put points on the board for the Sooners.
The dual started at heavyweight with No. 12 Jake Hager taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the second period, but falling behind 4-2 in the third. Hager fought to the finish, scoring an escape with one second left on the clock, but lost by decision, 5-3.
Top-ranked Hazewinkel (27-0) kept his 27 match-winning streak alive and defeated No.8 Grant Nakamura by decision, 7-4. Hazewinkel controlled the match only allowing one takedown and led 7-1 at the end of the second period.
At 141 pounds, Teyon Ware suffered his first defeat of the season. No. 2 Ware lost to top-ranked Nate Gallick by a 6-3 decision, which snapped his 24 match-winning streak. The match was all too familiar to Ware, whose 35 match-winning streak was snapped by Gallick last season by a 3-2 decision.
Putting the last points on the board for the Sooners was No. 11 Flaggert who defeated 12th-ranked Trevor Smith by decision, 5-3. Flaggert controlled the match, allowed no takedowns and led 5-2 at the end of the second period.
The Sooners (12-4) will return home to host a double-header against Oregon State and Oregon at the Lloyd Noble Center on Friday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Norman, Okla.
#3 Iowa State 30, #6 Oklahoma 6
Heavyweight: #9 Scott Coleman (ISU) dec. #12 Jake Hager (OU) 5-3
125: #1 Sam Hazewinkel (OU) dec. #8 Grant Nakamura (ISU) 7-4
133: Jesse Sundell (ISU) dec. Trey Blakely (OU) 10-8
141: #1 Nate Gallick (ISU) dec. #2 Teyon Ware (OU) 6-3
149: Aron Scott (ISU) fall by forfeit (OU)
157: #5 Trent Paulson (ISU) dec. Jerome Featherstone (OU) 4-3
165: #5 Travis Paulson (ISU) dec. Randy Sulaver (OU) 9-3
174: #6 Nick Passolano (ISU) fall by forfeit (OU)
184: #2 Kurt Backes (ISU) dec. # 10 Justin Dyer (OU) 4-3
197: #11 Joel Flaggert (OU) dec. #12 Trevor Smith (ISU) 5-3
Rankings by NWCA
Oklahoma Moves Up In Rankings
After their fifth place finish at the 2005 National Duals in Cleveland, Ohio, Oklahoma jumped from No. 10 in Wrestling Mall, W.I.N. Magazine and NWCA rankings to No. 9 in Wrestling Mall, No. 8 in W.I.N. Magazine and No. 4 in NWCA rankings.
The climb came after the Sooners wrestled six matches at National Duals defeating No. 12 Central Michigan, 20-19, No. 21 Penn State, 27-13, Cleveland State, 39-3, No. 4 Michigan, 24-12, and only lost to No. 2 Illinois, 21-12 and No. 5 Lehigh, 29-14.
Teammates Tie Record
At the 2005 National Duals in Cleveland, Ohio, last week, three Sooners tied Danny Hodge, Frank DeAngelis and Mark Tatum for the 20th spot on the OU’s single-season pins list, with 10. Sam Hazewinkel (125) has eight pins and two tech falls, Matt Storniolo (141) has nine pins and one tech fall and Justin Dyer (184) has seven pins and three technical falls on the season.
2005 NCAA Championships
The 75th NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships take place March 17-19, 2005 at the Savvis Center in St.Louis, Mo. The Gateway City becomes the first city to host the tournament in back-to-back years. For information on the 2005 Championships, call the OU ticket office at 1-800-456-4668 or visit www.SoonerSports.com to download an order form. To ensure consideration for tickets, your completed application (including credit card information) must be received in the ticket office by Friday, Feb. 11th, at 5 p.m.
Good seats are still available for the 2005 Championships. Fans can order tickets by calling the OU ticket office at 1-800-456-4668 or by downloading the official ticket application online at www.SoonerSports.com. All session mezzanine level tickets are $100 and provide admittance to all six sessions of the tournament.
Vote For the 75th Anniversary Team
The 2005 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in St. Louis will feature a special 75th anniversary celebration, marking 75 years of college wrestling’s biggest and most exciting event. The 75th anniversary celebration will take place in between sessions three and four on Friday, March 18. Leading up to the championships, fans are encouraged to cast their votes for the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships 75th anniversary team. That team - which will include 15 of the greatest wrestlers in collegiate wrestling history will be introduced and honored at the celebration in St. Louis. You can vote now for the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships 75th anniversary team by visiting www.nwcaonline.com or by accessing the link at www.ncaasports.com.
Oklahoma’s Probable Line-Up
125: Sam Hazewinkel (27-0)
133: Joe Comparin (12-11) or Trey Blakely (2-3)
141: Teyon Ware (24-1)
149: Matt Storniolo (25-2)
157: Charles Jones (11-8) or Jerome Featherstone (3-2)
165: Randy Sulaver (10-15)
174: E.K. Waldhaus (22-5)
184: Justin Dyer (23-8)
197 Pounds: Joel Flaggert (13-4) or Austin David (6-8)
Heavyweight: Jake Hager (20-7)
Oregon State’s Probable Line-Up
125: Eric Stevenson (12-10)
133: Bobby Pfennigs (13-10)
141: Tim Norman (6-7)
149: Orlando Perez (6-14)
157: Tony Hook (8-7)
165: Matt Ellis (7-2) or Anthony Weber (8-6)
174: Jeremy Larson (10-5) or Neal Beaudry (3-1)
184: Dan Pitsch (12-9)
197: Travis Gardner (8-14)
Heavyweight: Ty Watterson (17-2) or Jamie Rakevich (6-2)
Oregon’s Probable Line-Up
125: Joey Lucas (10-11)
133: Martin Mitchell (14-5)
141: Skyler Woods (7-7)
149: Nate Gipson (0-6)
157: Stewart Bogart (5-13)
165: Joey Bracamonte (20-3)
174: Chet McBee (10-13)
184: Shane Webster (16-2)
197: Scott Barker (26-4)
Heavyweight: Chris Dearmon (12-7) or Cody Parker (12-9)