No. 6 Wrestling Team Hosts Trio of Opponents

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
JANUARY 22, 2003

Jan. 22, 2003

NORMAN, Okla. - The sixth-ranked University of Oklahoma wrestling team (9-4) will host teams Oregon State, Oregon and Missouri this weekend. Oklahoma will take on Oregon State (7-5) at noon on Friday at Harrah High School, Oregon (5-4) at 7 p.m. on Friday in the Howard McCasland Field House and 18th-ranked Missouri (9-5) at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Howard McCasland Field House. The Sooners lead the all-time series against Oregon State (12-4), Oregon (10-1) and Missouri (38-2).

Oklahoma will enter this weekend with six wrestlers ranked in the top 20, after advancing to the finals of the National Duals. The Sooners will feature third-ranked wrestlers Robbie Waller (174 pounds) and Josh Lambrecht (184 pounds). Waller will face Oregon's only ranked wrestler, No. 7 Shane Webster, in the 174 pound contest. Oklahoma's dual against Oregon could also pit former Broken Arrow High School teammates Rafael Maturino and Oregon's Branson Phillips against each other at 157 pounds. Oregon State also brings one ranked wrestler, heavyweight Andy Bowlby, who will grapple either Jake Hager or Joel Tapler of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma then faces No. 21 Missouri, who sports seven ranked wrestlers. They include No. 12 J. P. Reese (141 pounds), No. 12 Jeremy Spates (149 pounds), No. 11 Kenny Burleson (157 pounds), No. 9 Tyron Woodley (165 pounds), No. 6 Scott Barker (184 pounds), No. 18 Dante Stone (197 pounds) and No. 15 Kevin Herron (heavyweight).

Sooner Probable Starters
125 Pounds:  No. 8 Bo Maynes
133 Pounds:  No. 6 Witt Durden
141 Pounds:  No. 6 Teyon Ware
149 Pounds:  Matt Grice
             Danny Rubenstein
157 Pounds:  Rafael Maturino
165 Pounds:  Wes Roberts
174 Pounds:  No. 3 Robbie Waller
184 Pounds:  No. 3 Josh Lambrecht
197 Pounds:  No. 15 Tom Grossman
Heavyweight: Jake Hager
             Joel Tapler

Oregon St. Probable Starters 125 Pounds: Michael Delaney 133 Pounds: Tim Norman 141 Pounds: Mike Unger 149 Pounds: Tony Hook 157 Pounds: Brian Duhrkoop 165 Pounds: Matt Ellis 174 Pounds: Jake Huffman 184 Pounds: TBA 197 Pounds: Jasoin Lovell Heavyweight: No. 9 Andy Bowlby

Oregon Probable Starters 125 Pounds: Martin Mitchell Jacob Boyles 133 Pounds: Jason Harless 141 Pounds: Casey Hunt 149 Pounds: Tony Overstake 157 Pounds: Branson Phillips Chet McBee 165 Pounds: Luke Larwin 174 Pounds: No. 7 Shane Webster 184 Pounds: Tony Rolen 197 Pounds: Elias Soto Jake Leair Heavyweight: Neil Phillips

Missouri Probable Starters 125 Pounds: Mark Bader Austin DeVoe 133 Pounds: Chris McCormick 141 Pounds: No. 11 J.P. Reese 149 Pounds: No. 9 Jeremy Spates 157 Pounds: No. 11 Kenny Burleson 165 Pounds: No. 7 Tyron Woodley 174 Pounds: Matt Turner 184 Pounds: No. 4 Scott Barker Jeff Foust 197 Pounds: No. 16 Dante Stone Heavyweight: No. 15 Kevin Herron



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