Nov. 16, 2002
NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma wrestling team garnered its fourth consecutive team title at the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic with a score of 183.5. In addition to five individual titles and one runner-up Oklahoma also placed wrestlers in all 10 weight classes .
Oklahoma placed both wrestlers in the 125 pound class. Senior Bo Maynes pinned Shawn Sehar of Rutgers at the 4:37 minute mark to advance to the finals, where he was eventually decisioned in overtime by Cleveland State's Rocco Mansueto. Senior Brad Knecht placed sixth after a loss to Sehar by major decision (13-2).
The Sooners claimed the 133 pound title when third-ranked senior Witt Durden decisioned Cleveland State's Phillip Mansueto, 3-2. Junior Daniel Caruthers took fifth place with a 5-3 decision over Dan Roberts of Brockport.
Returning All-American Nate Parker garnered the 141 pound crown after recording three pins and a major decision in the finals (10-2, Jeff Ratliff of Ohio State).
A sixth place finish at 149 pounds by sophomore Matt Grice was highlighted by a pin of Jacob Warner of Bloomburg at 1:55 and a technical fall in the first round against Todd Feinkind of Buffalo, 19-2.
Junior Rafael Maturino placed fourth in the 157 pound weight class behind two strong major decisions, while sophomore Wes Roberts decisioned Army's Ron Schroeder, 10-5, to take third place at 165 pounds.
Oklahoma claimed the next three titles with wins by sophomore E.K. Waldhaus at 174 pounds (3-1 decision over Ohio State's Blake Kaplan), senior Josh Lambrecht at 184 pounds (major decisioned Gerald Harris of Cleveland State, 12-2) and senior Tom Grossman at 197 pounds (decisioned Anlon Talamantes of Ohio State, 11-9).
Oklahoma's junior heavyweight Erin Helvey placed sixth after an overtime loss to Army's Bo Reynolds, 2-1.
Oklahoma will hit the mat again Wednesday, Nov. 20, when they host Missouri Valley in the Howard McCasland Field House at 7 p.m.
Team Scores 1.Oklahoma183.5 2.Ohio State154.5 3.Cleveland State144.0 4.Army 96.0 5.Rutgers 86.0 6.Bloomsburg 70.5 7.Buffalo 70.0 8.Brockport 57.5 9.Pitt-Johnstown 31.0 N/AWagner 0.0
125 Pounds:Bo Maynes (Runner-up) W, tech. fall Chris Yentzer, Pitt-Johnstown, 17-1 W, maj. dec. Mike Sebaaly, Buffalo, 12-4 W, fall Shawn Sehar, Rutgers, 4:37 L, dec. Rocco Mansueto, Cleveland State, 2-2 (OT)
Brad Knecht (Sixth Place) W, dec. Nathan Costello, Ohio State, 9-4 W, def. Brock Hite, Bloomburg L, maj. dec. Rocco Mansueto, Cleveland State, 11-1 L, dec. Mike Sebaaly, Buffalo, 6-5 L, maj. dec. Shawn Sehar, Rutgers, 13-2
133 Pounds:Witt Durden (Champion) W, fall Jay Matteo, Pitt-Johnstown, 1:41 W, dec. Theo Dotson, Ohio State, 8-3 W, dec. Mike Trotta, Buffalo, 5-3 W, dec. Phillip Mansueto, Cleveland State, 3-2
Daniel Caruthers (Fifth Place) W, dec. Dan Roberts, Brockport, 7-2 L, maj. dec. Phillip Mansueto, Cleveland State, 13-4 W, dec. Dan Song, Brockport, 7-0 W, dec. Patrick Simpson, Army, 4-1 L, dec. Mike Trotta, Buffalo, 4-2 W, dec. Dan Roberts, Brockport, 5-3
141 Pounds:Nate Parker (Champion) W, fall Robert James, Wagner, 1:25 W, fall Tony Severo, Army, :55 W, fall, Matt DePolo, Cleveland State, 1:15 W, maj. dec. Jeff Ratliff, Ohio State, 10-2
Shane Kidd L, dec. Kris Harrington, Brockport, 6-3 W, fall Paul Theodore, Cleveland State, :47 W, dec. Jason Nestor, Pitt-Johnstown, 4-2 L, dec. Tony Severo, Army, 4-2
149 Pounds:Matt Grice (Sixth Place) W, tech. fall Todd Feinkind, Buffalo, 19-2 L, dec. Greg Austin, Rutgers, 9-4 W, fall Jacob Warner, Bloomburg, 1:55 W, dec. Lenny Baker, Brockport, 8-5 L, dec. Josh Daugherty, Ohio State, 7-3 L, forfeit Matt Roncolato, Pitt-Johnstown
Beau DeArmon W, dec. Ryan Bentley, Buffalo, 16-13 L, dec. Josh Daugherty, Ohio State, 12-10 L, forfeit Jason Barrnet, Ohio State
Danny Rubenstein W, maj. dec. Todd Feinkind, Buffalo, 13-1 L, dec. Matt Roncolato, Pitt-Johnstown, 7-2
157 Pounds:Rafael Maturino (Fourth Place) W, dec. Labe Black, Buffalo, 7-6 W, maj. dec. Amir Kahn, Rutgers, 10-2 L, dec. George Carter, Bloomburg, 11-3 W, maj. dec. Labe Black, Buffalo, 11-4 L, dec. Jeremy Connor, Army, 11-9
Mark Worthy W, dec. Bruno Iorfido, Pitt-Johnstown, 7-4 L, maj. dec. Jeremy Connor, Army, 12-2 L, maj. dec. Labe Black, Buffalo, 11-0
165 Pounds:Wes Roberts (Third Place) L, dec. Kurt Pryor, Army, 8-2 W, maj. dec. Rich D'Amico, Brockport, 11-3 W, dec. John Burda, Pitt-Johnstown, 9-5 W, fall Adam Ezell, Brockport, 3:30 W, dec. Kurt Pryor, Army, 4-1 W, dec. Ron Schroeder, Army, 10-5
Randy Sulaver L, dec. John Burda, Pitt-Johnstown, 4-2 L, dec. Arty Weidler, Brockport, 8-7
174 Pounds:E.K. Waldhaus (Champion) W, dec. Brian Putnam, Pitt-Johnstown, 9-3 W, dec. Gary Cooper, Buffalo, 8-5 W, fall Hunter Guenot, Bloomburg, 6:53 W, dec. Blake Kaplan, Ohio State, 3-1
184 Pounds:Josh Lambrecht (Champion) W, fall Rudy Medini, Rutgers, 6:07 W, fall Tevon Fordyce, Brockport, 2:47 W, maj. dec. Gerald Harris, Cleveland State, 12-2
Travis Brotton W, dec. Nick Vieni, Brockport, 8-7 (OT) L, fall Garrett Bontempo, Buffalo, 3:50 W, def. Mike DeBartolo, Pitt-Johnstown L, dec. Chad Hoare, Bloomburg, 5-2
197 Pounds:Tom Grossman (Champion) W, maj. dec. Andy Ludlow, Bloomburg, 16-5 W, maj.dec. Rob Cuffie, Brockport, 12-1 W, maj. dec. Ben Kuntz, Pitt-Johnstown, 15-5 W, dec. Anlon Talamantes, Ohio State, 11-9
Joel Tapler L, dec. Joe Forsman, Army, 4-1 W, def. Brent Beckstein, Pitt-Johnstown W, dec. Rob Cuffie, Brockport, 4-2 L, dec. John Foscolo, Rutgers, 9-3
Heavyweight:Erin Helvey (Sixth Place) W, dec. Russ Keefe, Pitt-Johnstown, 7-3 L, dec. Jim Pennise, Brockport, 10-4 W, dec. Robert Chalet, Bloomburg, 4-3 (OT) W, dec. Lewis Polley, Bloomburg, 4-3 L, fall John Paxton, Army, 1:47 L, dec. Bo Reynolds, Army, 2-1 (OT)