Defending National Champion Ware Struggles In All-Star Classic

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
FEBRUARY 02, 2004

Sophomore Teyon Ware wrestled in the 2004 NWCA All-Star Classic presented by United States Marines Corps at the University of Northern Iowa tonight.  The All-Star Classic puts the nation’s top wrestlers against each other in matches that are often a preview of the upcoming NCAA championships.

Ware was matched up against second ranked Scott Moore of Virginia in the 141 pound weight class.  Moore got on the board first with a takedown with ten seconds to go in the first period.  Ware scored a reversal in the last five seconds to tie the match after one period at 2-2. 

After choosing down, Moore escaped in the second period earning one point.  Moore extended his lead with another takedown.  Ware got the escape making the score 5-3. Ware tied the match with a takedown of his own, but Moore took the lead back with an escape with under a minute to go in the third period. Moore was called for stalling with ten seconds to go to tie match at 6-6. 

The first overtime was entertaining, but no points were scored, forcing 30 second periods.  Moore reverses Ware and locks up a cradle to lead 11-6.  Ware started down and got an escape only to lose, 11-7. 

 The loss puts Ware’s record at 16-2. 

Scott Moore (Virginia) Dec. Teyon Ware (Oklahoma) 11-7ot




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