NORMAN, Okla. -- The No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners hit the road to begin 2006 when they travel to Grand Prairie, Texas, to compete in the Lone Star Duals.
The Sooners are looking to get back on the winning track after finishing 2005 with a tie and a loss to Lehigh and Oklahoma State respectively.
Oklahoma will be competing against Clarion, Utah Valley State and Cal-State Fullerton. The Sooners will take on Clarion in session two beginning at 10 a.m., Utah Valley State in session five at 4 p.m. and Cal-State Fullerton in session seven beginning at 8 p.m.
“We are looking forward to the Lone Star Duals after the grind of two-a-days during the break,” said head coach Jack Spates. “We are very optimistic about this weekend. This year’s Lonestar Duals will be very unique because we will be the only top 20 team competing. But were going to have a lot of competitive matches and it will be a challenge.”
The Sooners come into the Duals with eight wrestlers ranked in the top 20 of their respective weight classes.
Following this weekends action, the Sooners return to the mat when they travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa, to compete in the NWCA National Duals on Saturday, Jan. 14 and Sunday, Jan. 15.