Jan. 2, 2003

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma wrestling team defeated the Wolfpack of North Carolina State 46-0 at Westmoore High School in Moore, Okla. in front of a crowd of 525 today. The Sooners now lead the series 5-0. Oklahoma recorded four falls, three of which came in the first period, to improve to 2-1 on the season.

Oklahoma began the dual at 125 pounds, when senior Bo Maynes decisioned NC State's George Cintron, 4-1. Maynes improved to 19-2 on the season. Fellow senior Witt Durden recorded a major decision at 133 pounds over the Wolfpack's Daniel Pacitti, 13-2. Durden recorded five takedowns in the match to remain undefeated with a 7-0 record.

Oklahoma's 141-pound true freshman Teyon Ware, who was undefeated in high school, came out of a redshirt season to decision NC State's Ryan McCallum, 9-2. Returning All-American Nate Parker recorded Oklahoma's first pin of the afternoon at 1:56 over Jake Giamoni of NC State. Oklahoma's Rafael Maturino won by forfeit over Scott Garren at 157 pounds.

The Sooners faced NC State's only ranked wrestler at 165 when Sooner Wes Roberts decisioned 15th-ranked Dustin Kawa, 5-1. Oklahoma then pinned the next three weights as the Sooners racked up the bonus points. Senior All-American Robbie Waller pinned NC State's Michael Waite at 1:53 in the 174-pound weight class. Top-ranked Josh Lambrecht pinned Jon Godwin of NC State at 1:56 at 184 pounds to remain undefeated. Oklahoma's final pin came at 197 pounds when senior Tom Grossman pinned Daniel Humphries at 3:39. Sophomore Joel Tapler, who normally wrestles at 197 pounds, decisioned NC State's Matt Gulliver by a score of 12-7 at heavyweight to provide the shutout for the Sooners.

Oklahoma will next head to Arlington, Texas to compete in the Lone Star Duals Jan. 4. Oklahoma will have duals against Harvard, Cornell and Navy.

125 Pounds: No. 11/11 Bo Maynes, OU dec. George Cintron, NC State, 4-1
133 Pounds: No. 2/2 Witt Durden, OU maj. dec. Daniel Pacitti, NC State, 13-2
141 Pounds: Teyon Ware, OU dec. Ryan McCallum, NC State, 9-2
149 Pounds: Nate Parker, OU fall Jake Giamoni, NC State, 1:56
157 Pounds: Rafael Maturino, OU forfeit Scott Garren, NC State
165 Pounds: Wes Roberts, OU dec. Dustin Kawa, NC State, 5-1
174 Pounds: No. 8/4 Robbie Waller, OU fall Michael Waite, NC State, 1:53
184 Pounds: No. 1/1 Josh Lambrecht, OU fall Jon Godwin, NC State, 1:56
197 Pounds: No. 12/11 Tom Grossman, OU fall Daniel Humphries, NC State, 3:39
Heavyweight: Joel Tapler, OU dec. Matt Gulliver, NC State, 12-7

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