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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