No. 11 Wrestling Cruises at Lonestar Duals

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
JANUARY 16, 2010

Jan. 16, 2010

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The 11th-ranked University of Oklahoma wrestling team breezed through the Lonestar Duals in Arlington, Texas on Saturday by dominating four opponents to improve its season dual record to 12-1-1.

The Sooners overpowered Northwestern (40-3), Harvard (44-6), Brown (36-4) and Nebraska-Kearney (34-4), winning by an average score of 39-4 and claiming 35 of 40 total bouts.

The 12 victories this season marks the 15 straight year under head coach Jack Spates the Sooners have recorded 10-plus dual wins.

The Sooners trailed only once the entire day when they faced a 3-0 deficit against Harvard after Steven Keith knocked off No. 13 Jarrod Patterson (20-5) of Oklahoma, 7-4 at 125 pounds. Oklahoma quickly took the lead, 6-3, after the next bout.

Ten non-starters for Oklahoma saw action on the day, going a combined 10-2 against opponents.

Highlights of the day included true-freshman Kendric Maple (20-5) going 3-0 with three pins at 133 pounds for OU. The Wichita, Kan., product now has nine falls (five in duals) on the year, a team high.

Sooner Kyle Terry, ranked fourth nationally at 149 pounds, picked up another win over a ranked opponent versus Northwestern’s No. 15 Andrew Nadhir, 8-3. The senior’s two victories on Saturday improve his dual win streak to 28 straight dating back to last season (10-0 this year).

The competition gets much stiffer in Oklahoma’s next dual, as No. 2 Iowa State visits Norman this Friday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. inside the Howard McCasland Field House in Norman. Oklahoma will attempt to snap a seven-match Cyclone win streak dating back to 2003.

  No. 11 Oklahoma 40,  Northwestern 3

125:  No. 13 Jarrod Patterson (OU) winner by forfeit
133:  Kendric Maple (OU) fall Eric Melzler (NW), 4:04
141:  No. 6 Zack Bailey (OU) maj. dec. Bobby Joyce (NW), 12-3
149:  No. 4 Kyle Terry (OU) dec. No. 15 Andrew Nadhir (NW), 8-3
157:  Chad Terry (OU) maj. dec. Kevin Bialka (NW), 11-2
165:  No. 18 Tyler Caldwell (OU) maj. dec. Robert Kellogg (NW), 14-2
174:  No. 19 Jeff James (OU) dec. Brian Roddy (NW), 7-4
184:  Aaron Jones (NW) dec. Erich Schmidtke (OU), 3-1
197: No. 6 Eric Lapotsky (OU) dec. John Schoen (NW), 8-0
HWT: No. 13 Nathan Fernandez (OU) winner by forfeit

 No. 11 Oklahoma 44, Harvard 6

125:  Steven Keith (Harvard) dec. No. 13 Jarrod Patterson (OU), 7-4
133:  Kendric Maple (OU) fall Fermin Mendez (Harvard), 0:45
141:  Zack Bailey (OU) winner by forfeit
149:  Seth Vernon (OU) fall Spencer Friedman (Harvard), 1:21
157:  Shane Vernon (OU) tech. fall Nick Brezeau (Harvard), 16-0
165:  Tyler Caldwell (OU) tech. fall Michael Sadler (Harvard), 19-4
174:  Jeff James (OU) tech. fall David Lalo (Harvard), 15-0
184:  Louis Caputo (Harvard) dec. Erich Schmidtke (OU), 7-0
197: Keldrick Hall (OU) tech. fall Sean Murphy (Harvard), 22-7
HWT:  Nathan Fernandez (OU) fall Spencer Desena (Harvard), 4:23

 No. 11 Oklahoma 36,  Brown 4

Jarrod Patterson (OU) dec. Greg Einfrank (BU), 13-7
133:  Kendric Maple (OU) fall Tedora Popolizio (BU), 2:53
141:  Stephen DeLorenzo (BU) maj. dec. Nick Burnham (OU), 11-1
149:  Kyle Terry (OU) maj. dec. Phillip Marano (BU), 14-4
157:  Shane Vernon (OU) dec. Gabriel Brotzman (BU), 7-2
165:  Tyler Caldwell (OU) dec. Jeffrey Lemmer (BU), 4-0
174:  Jeff James (OU) tech. fall Ziad Kharbush (BU), 19-4
184:  Erich Schmidtke (OU) dec. Bran Crudden (BU), 6-4 (SV1)
197:  Eric Lapotsky (OU) dec. Branden Stearns (BU), 6-3
HWT:  Nathan Fernandez (OU) fall Tyler Cowman (BU), 4:09

 No. 11 Oklahoma 34,  Nebraska-Kearney 4

125:  Justin Forrest (OU) dec. Greg Einfrank (NK), 2-0
133:  Alex Ekstrom (OU) maj. dec. Joey Morrison (NK), 8-0
141:  Zack Bailey (OU) tech. fall Tyler Baker (NK), 26-9
149:  Seth Vernon (OU) dec. T.J. Hepburn (NK), 7-4
157:  Chad Terry (OU) maj. dec. Jordan Geinger (NK), 16-2
Derek Peperas (OU) dec. Drew Comito (NK), 4-2
174:  Kamarudeen Usman (NK) maj. dec. Ben Bridell (OU), 11-0
184:  John Weakly (OU) fall Derek Ross (NK), 4:15
197:  Keldrick Hall (OU) dec. Justin McKain (NK), 3-2
HWT:  Joe Bach (OU) dec. Ben Hohensee (NK), 6-0



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