Nov. 24, 2002
NORMAN, Okla. - The Oklahoma wrestling team brought home a pair of championships from the Missouri Open in the 184 pound and heavyweight classes on Sunday. Top-ranked 184 pound wrestler Josh Lambrecht claimed the title by beating out freshman Justin Dyer who competed unattached. Also claiming an individual championship was fourth-ranked heavyweight Leonce Crump, who competed for only the second time this season.
"This was a bittersweet tournament for us," commented head coach Jack Spates. "I was pleased with some of our performances. Freshman Justin Dyer beat out some very good people before losing to Josh Lambrecht, 4-2, in the finals. I was very displeased with the intensity and passion that we showed. We need to make big strides there and I am concerned with our technical performance and the mistakes that we keep repeating."
Senior Tom Grossman claimed runner-up honors at 197 pounds while fellow senior Bo Maynes placed third at 125 pounds. Senior Robbie Waller, coming off of an injury, placed third at 174 pounds in his first match of the year. Sophomore Wes Roberts, who competed at 165 pounds, placed third and returning All-American Nate Parker took fourth place at 141 pounds.
Oklahoma will return home to host the Oklahoma Open on Nov. 30 in the Howard McCasland Field House.
125 Pounds:No. 10/9 Bo Maynes - Third Place 141 Pounds:No. 2/2 Nate Parker - Fourth Place 165 Pounds:Wes Roberts - Third Place 174 Pounds:No. 2/4 Robbie Waller - Third Place 184 Pounds:No. 1/1 Josh Lambrecht - Champion 197 Pounds:No. 15/13 Tom Grossman - Runner-up Heavyweight:No. 4/4 Leonce Crump - Champion
(Rankings are based on Amateur Wrestling News/Intermat polls.)