Nov. 26, 2002
NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma wrestling team will host the 32nd Oklahoma Open on Saturday in the Howard McCasland Field House. Preliminaries will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday and finals will take place at 7 p.m. Among the teams competing will be top-ranked University of Central Oklahoma, Bacone and Air Force. Also sending individuals will be top-ranked Oklahoma State and No. 10 Missouri.
Oklahoma claimed seven titles last year as well as three runner-up awards. Highlighting the competitors for the Sooners will be Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic and Missouri Open champion Josh Lambrecht and Missouri Open titleist Leonce Crump. Both wrestlers are returning All-Americans that claimed 2002 Big 12 Conference championships and are currently undefeated this season. Lambrecht is ranked first by both Amateur Wrestling News and Intermat, while Crump is ranked fourth.
125 Pounds:No. 10/9 Bo Maynes Brad Knecht 133 Pounds:No. 2/2 Witt Durden Daniel Caruthers 141 Pounds:No. 2/2 Nate Parker 149 Pounds:Beau DeArmon Danny Rubenstein 157 Pounds:No. NR/20 Rafael Maturino 165 Pounds:Wes Roberts Randy Sulaver 174 Pounds:E.K. Waldhaus No. 2/4 Robbie Waller 184 Pounds:Travis Brotton No. 1/1 Josh Lambrecht 197 Pounds:Derrick Brown No. 15/13 Tom Grossman Joel Tapler Heavyweight:No. 4/4 Leonce Crump Erin Helvey
(Rankings are based on Amateur Wrestling News/Intermat polls.)
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