NORMAN, Okla. -- The No. 3 Oklahoma wrestling team (1-1, 0-0) will grapple with No. 1 Oklahoma State (2-0, 0-0) in the season’s first Bedlam match Friday night at 7 p.m., inside Gallagher-Iba Arena.
“Oklahoma State is a great team and they have an outstanding program,” said head coach Jack Spates. “We are very excited about the opportunity and the challenge that comes with wrestling them.
Friday night will mark the 148th meeting between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State dating back to 1921. Oklahoma State leads the series, 116-24-9.
“The atmosphere at Gallagher-Iba is outstanding and there will be eight All-Americans competing on the evening, so it should be a great night for the fans,” continued Spates
Last season the Cowboys defeated the Sooners in both of their duals.
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In their first meeting the eighth-ranked Sooners were defeated by top ranked Oklahoma State in the Lloyd Noble Center, 21-16. Oklahoma won four matches on the night with senior E.K. Waldhaus upsetting first-ranked and defending national champion, Chris Pendleton, by an 11-10 decision. Also scoring for the Sooners were Sam Hazewinkel (125), Joe Comparin (133), Teyon Ware (141) and Justin Dyer (184).
In their second meeting Oklahoma was defeated by top-ranked Oklahoma State, 18-13, in front of 8,697 people in Stillwater. OU won four out of 10 matches and earned the only major decision of the dual.
The Sooners are coming off of an 18-18 tie with No. 6 Lehigh last Saturday night at Howard McCasland Field House.
Oklahoma comes into the match at 1-0-1 after defeating the University of Central Oklahoma 32-6 in the seasons first dual.
The trip to Stillwater will also mark the Sooners’ first Big 12 and road dual of the season. The Sooners and Cowboys are also scheduled to meet Sunday, Feb. 19, in Norman at 3 p.m.
On Saturday, Jan. 7, the Sooners’ return to action when they travel to Fort Worth, Texas, to compete in the 9th annual Lone Star Duals.
LAST TIME VS. OKLAHOMA STATE
In the season’s first Bedlam dual the eighth-ranked Sooners were defeated by top ranked Oklahoma State in the Lloyd Noble Center, 21-16. Oklahoma won four matches on the night with senior E.K. Waldhaus upsetting first-ranked and defending national champion, Chris Pendleton, by an 11-10 decision. Also scoring for the Sooners were Sam Hazewinkel (125), Joe Comparin (133), Teyon Ware (141) and Justin Dyer (184).
SOONERS HIT THE ROAD
The Oklahoma Sooners hit the road for its first away dual of the season when it travels to Stillwater this Friday night. The Sooners will continue to travel over the Christmas holiday when it travels to Fort Worth, Texas, to compete in the 9th annual Lone Star Duals. The Sooners will do battle with Clarion, Cal-State Fullerton and Utah Valley St. Last season the Sooners were 4-2 on the road and 0-2 vs. the big 12.
BIG 12 OPENER
This will be the Big 12 dual opener for both the Sooners and the Cowboys. The Sooners will also travel to rival Big 12 schools Missouri and Nebraska in 2006.
The Sooners will start their third different lineup when they travel to Oklahoma State this Friday. Due to injuries Oklahoma’s grapplers have had to mix up the satrters at 133-pounds and 165-pounds. At 133-pounds Trey Blakely started the first two duals now J.J. Anderson takes over against Oklahoma State. At 165-pounds Blake Allen and Jerome Featherstone have given it a go Friday Jarrod King takes over against the Cowboys.
OU DEFEATS UCO 32-6
The No. 4 ranked Oklahoma wrestling team defeated the University of Central Oklahoma 32-6, Wednesday night, in Edmond. No. 1 ranked Teyon Ware was the lone Sooner to record a fall on the evening. Ware scored his fall against UCO’s Kyle Evans, 2:44 into the first period, to improve his season record to 5-0. The Sooners also recorded five major decisions: Sam Hazewinkel (125), Matt Storniolo (149), Will Rowe (157), Justin Dyer (184) and Joel Flaggert (197). No. 6 ranked Jake Hager continued his domination early this season with a 3-1 decision over Josh LeadingFox of UCO. Hager pushed his undefeated season mark to 13-0 with tonight’s victory.
SOONERS AND LEHIGH ALL TIED UP
The No. 4 Oklahoma wrestling team grappled to a 18-18 tie with No. 6 ranked Lehigh Saturday night inside the Howard McCasland Field House. The Sooners were led by All-Americans Teyon Ware, Sam Hazewinkel and Joel Flaggert who all recorded major decisions on the night. Ware defeated No. 3 Cory Cooperman 13-2 in the 141-pound match. Hazewinkel defeated Matt Fisk 18-6 and Flaggert defeated Paul Weibel 14-5. Oklahoma also registered wins by Justin Dyer at 184-pounds against David Helfrich, 3-1, and Jake Hager, defeated Tom Curl 5-2 in the evenings heavyweight match.
OU DEFEATS UCO 32-6
The No. 4-ranked Oklahoma wrestling team defeated the University of Central Oklahoma 32-6, Wednesday night, in Edmond. No. 1 ranked Teyon Ware was the lone Sooner to record a fall on the evening. Ware scored his fall against UCO’s Kyle Evans, 2:44 into the first period, to improve his season record to 5-0. The Sooners also recorded five major decisions: Sam Hazewinkel (125), Matt Storniolo (149), Will Rowe (157), Justin Dyer (184) and Joel Flaggert (197). No. 6 ranked Jake Hager continued his domination early this season with a 3-1 decision over Josh LeadingFox of UCO. Hager pushed his undefeated season mark to 13-0 with tonight’s victory.
SOONERS PLACE NINE WRESTLERS AT OKLAHOMA OPEN
The Oklahoma wrestling team crowned seven individual champions and placed 10 wrestlers at the 35th annual Oklahoma Open Saturday in Norman. Sooners claiming individual titles were Sam Hazewinkel (125), Kyle Terry (141), Matt Storniolo (149), Wes Roberts (174), Justin Dyer (184), Joel Flaggert (197) and Jake Hager (HWT).
Hazewinkel coming off of a Brockport/Oklahoma Open championship and a win in the NWCA All-Star Classic claimed his third Oklahoma Open championship. Flaggert had a strong showing after losing this past week in the NWCA All-Star Classic and claimed his third consecutive Oklahoma Open championship. Dyer also repeated as the 184 pound champion, registering a fall in all of his matches Hager claimed his third individual title of the year (Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic, Missouri Open) as he repeated as the heavweight champion. Also placing for the Sooners were Will Rowe (157) third, Chad Terry (149) third, Cody Hilbun (174) third and Austin David (HWT) who finished fourth.
SOONERS PLACE 11 AT MISSOURI OPEN
The Oklahoma wrestling team placed 11 wrestlers at the sixth annual Missouri Open Sunday in Columbia, Mo. Jake Hager repeated as the heavyweight champion with his victory over Dave Herman, 10-3, of Indiana in the finals. Hager was the lone champion for the Sooners who did not take Sam Hazewinkel, Teyon Ware and Joel Flaggert because they are scheduled to compete in the 40th annual NWCA All-Star Classic presented by the United States Marine Corps inside Oklahoma State’s Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., on Monday at 7 p.m. Redshirt Freshman Will Rowe and Jarrod King finished second at 149 and 165 pounds, respectively. Rowe at 149 pounds lost to Gregor Gilespie of Edinboro College in the finals by a decision of 14-9. King at 165 pounds lost to Matt Pell of Missouri by default in the finals. Also placing for the Sooners were Shane Vernon at 157 pounds who finished fourth and Jerome Featherstone at 157 pounds who wrestled unattached and finished sixth.
In the Freshman/Sophomore division, Chad Terry finished first at 149 pounds by defeating Dane Espinosa of Missouri by a decision of 1-0.
SOONERS IN ALL-STAR CLASSIC
Three Sooner wrestlers competed in the 40th annual NWCA All-Star Classic presented by the United States Marine Corps. The event took place inside Oklahoma State’s Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., on Monday night. Representing the Sooners were Sam Hazewinkel, Teyon Ware and Joel Flaggert. No. 3 ranked Hazewinkel at 125 pounds defeated No. 4 ranked Nick Simmons of Michigan State, 6-2, in the opening match of the night. Hazewinkel defeated Simmons last year at the All-Star Classic by a score of 2-0. Hazewinkel claimed the match by scoring two takedowns and two escapes. No. 1 ranked Ware, wrestling at 141 pounds, was defeated by No. 2 ranked Nate Gallick of Iowa State, 3-1 in a rematch of last season’s 141 pound NCAA Title match, which Ware won 3-2. Tonight Gallick scored on an early takedown at the end of the first period and Ware was only able to score an escape in the second period, which was followed by a Gallick escape to finish the match. Flaggert, ranked No. 2 at 197 pounds, was defeated by No. 1 ranked Jake Rosholt of Oklahoma State, 8-3. Rosholt scored on an early takedown and later on a reversal and Flaggert was never able to overcome the deficit.
SOONERS CLAIM SEVENTH STRAIGHT SUNY-BROCKPORT/OKLAHOMA GOLD CLASSIC TEAM TITLE
The Oklahoma wrestling team opened the season Saturday by claiming its seventh straight SUNY-Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic team title with a score of 177 on Saturday, Nov. 12, in Brockport, NY. The Sooners also captured five individual titles. Sam Hazewinkel (125) defeated Mike Sees of Bloomsburg, 8-6; Teyon Ware (141) defeated Cesar Grajales of Pennsylvania, 4-1; Matt Storniolo (149) defeated Patrick Simpson of Army, 1-0; Jarrod King (165) defeated Mickey Moran of Buffalo, 3-2 and Jake Hager defeated Marcus Adelman of Ohio, 8-0. Justin Dyer placed third at 184 pounds as did Will Rowe at 145 pounds. Freshman Brad Farmer finished fourth in the heavyweight division. Hazewinkel had three pins on the day to win the Most Pins Award to go along with his individual title.