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OU Wrestling Ranked In Nations Top 10
October 22, 2004

The Oklahoma Sooners wrestling team ranked among the top 10 Division I teams in both the Intermat and Amateur Wrestling News preseason polls. The Sooners are ranked No. 6 by Amateur Wrestling News and No. 8 by Intermat following a 14-8 season and a ninth place finish at the NCAA Championships last year. Once again the two-time NCAA Champion, Oklahoma State, tops both polls.

Individually, OU sophomore and defending Big 12 champion Sam Hazewinkel is ranked No. 1 at 125 pounds by both polls. Former NCAA champion junior Teyon Ware is ranked No. 3 at 141 pounds by both polls and Penn State tranfer, sophomore Matt Storniolo, is ranked No. 6 at 149 pounds by both polls.

Sophomore Charles Jones is ranked  No. 20 at 157 pounds and senior E.K. Waldhaus is ranked No. 11 at 174 pounds by Intermat. Sophomore Justin Dyer is ranked No. 13 at 184 pounds by both polls and heavyweight Tyler Rhodes is ranked No. 20 by Intermat.

The Sooners’ season is scheduled to start with the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic on Saturday, Nov. 13, in Brockport, N.Y. Oklahoma will host their first dual against University of Central Oklahoma on Thursday, Dec. 9.

Amateur Wrestling News Preseason Top 10
1. Oklahoma State
2. Lehigh
3. Nebraska
4. Illinois
5. Iowa State
6. Michigan
7. Minnesota
8. Oklahoma
9. Iowa
10. West Virginia

Intermat Preseason Top 10
1. Oklahoma State
2. Lehigh
3. Nebraska
4. Illinois
5. Iowa State
6. Oklahoma
7. Michigan
8. Iowa
9. Minnesota
10. West Virginia

Amateur Wrestling News Individual Rankings
125 Pounds
1. Sam Hazewinkel-So.
141 Pounds
3. Teyon Ware-Jr.
149 Pounds
6. Matt Storniolo-So.
184 Pounds
13. Justin Dyer-So.

Intermat  Individual Rankings
125 Pounds
1. Sam Hazewinkel-So.
141 Pounds
3. Teyon Ware-Jr.
149 Pounds
6. Matt Storniolo-So.
157 Pounds
20. Charles Jones-So.
174 Pounds
11. E.K. Waldhaus
184 Pounds
13. Justin Dyer-So.
Heavyweight
20. Tyler Rhodes


 

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