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|
125: 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
165: 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