OU Wrestling Season Underway With Red/White Classic :: Red team defeats White, 18-13, in competition for starting positions. OU Wrestling Season Underway With Red/White Classic

Fourth-ranked Josh Lambrecht won his match in the Red/White Classic Saturday for the OU wrestling team.

Nov. 3, 2001

NORMAN, Okla. - The Oklahoma wrestling team continues to gear up for its 2001-02 season as it held its annual Red/White Classic Saturday evening in the Howard McCasland Fieldhouse. The match, to determine the starting positions for the season, was won by the Red team, 18-13.

The most anticipated match of the evening was at 125 pounds where nation's top wrestlers, eighth-ranked Bo Ridings faced Bo Maynes. Maynes prevailed, 4-3, in a hotly contested match to give the white team a 3-0 lead.

Second-ranked Witt Durden defeated Daniel Caruthers, 10-4, to push the white lead to six before the Red team reeled off five consecutive victories, including top-ranked Jared Frayer's technichal fall over redshirt freshman Randy Sulaver and No. 4 Josh Lambrecht's major decision over senior Rowdy Lundegreen. Also in the streak was at 141, where senior Melvin Lofton pulled out a surprising 3-2 win against No. 12/13 Nate Parker.

The White team closed the gap to five points with decisions by No. 13 Tom Grossman and fourth-ranked Leonce Crump.

"I saw some real strong performances on the mat tonight," said OU Head Coach Jack Spates. "Josh Lambrecht was exceptional and the first match between Matt (Ridings) and Bo (Maynes) was everything it was cracked up to be. The rest of the team should really take note of that match and to understand how to wrestle with aggression and passion."

Oklahoma begins the regular season next Saturday in the Oklahoma Gold Classic in Brockport, N.Y.

Red 18, White 13

125:  Bo Maynes (White) dec. No. 8/8 Matt Ridings (Red), 4-3

133:  No. 2/2 Witt Durden (White) dec. Daniel Caruthers (Red), 10-4

141:  Melvin Lofton (Red) dec. No. 12/13 Nate Parker (White), 3-2

149:  No. 1/1 Jared Frayer (Red) tech. fall Randy Sulaver (White), 19-4

157:  NR/No. 12 Doug Cieleski (Red) dec. No. 14/NR Mark Worthy (White), 3-0

174:  No. 7/8 Michael Barger (Red) dec. Travis Brotton (White), 8-2

184:  No. 4/4 Josh Lambrecht (Red) major. dec. Rowdy Lundegreen (White), 15-2

197:  No. 13/8 Tom Grossman (White) maj. dec. Josh Ferguson (Red), 12-3

Hwt:  No. 4/4 Leonce Crump (White) dec. Gary Barber (Red), 3-1