Oklahoma Head Coach Jack Spates signed two blue-chip prospects for the 2002-03 season.
Nov. 14, 2001
NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma wrestling program signed two blue-chip recruits for next season as Sam Hazewinkel and Justin Dyer committed to OU, head coach Jack Spates announced today.
Hazewinkel, from Pensacola Fla., is a two-time state wrestling champion who is currently a senior at Pensacola Christian High School. Hazewinkel is originally from Oklahoma City where he won the junior high state championship and the Tulsa National Championship.
During the summer of 2001, Hazewinkel won the Junior National Greco-Roman National Championship and was runner-up in the Freestyle Nationals. His father, Dave, was the first Greco-Roman Medals in American wrestling, placing second in the Olympics. Hazewinkel is projected to wrestle at 125 as a Sooner.
Dyer, from Olathe, Kansas, is also a two-time state champion. This year, Dyer has wins over the Junior National Champion, Junior National runner-up and is currently ranked first or second in many national polls at 189. Dyer, a 4.0 student, was also the starting quarterback for Olathe South this season and threw six touchdowns in one game.
"We are ecstatic to have young men of this caliber join our progam," said OU Head Coach Jack Spates. "Both of these student-athletes share a vision of greatness on the mat and in life that mirrors our program. These men, combined with the talent we've already assembled, can help us reach our goal of a national championship."