No. 3 Sooners Cruise Through The Lone Star Duals :: Oklahoma wrestling easily defeats all four opponents Saturday to improve to 9-1. No. 3 Sooners Cruise Through The Lone Star Duals




Junior Josh Lambrecht and the Oklahoma Sooners won all four of their wrestling matches at the Lone Star Duals Saturday.

Jan. 5, 2002

Head Coach J. Spates

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma wrestling team continued its stellar season by winning all four of its matches on Saturday at the Lone Star Duals in South Grand Prairie, Texas. The Sooners, ranked third, improved to 9-1 on the year after defeating Harvard (33-9), Navy (29-9), Princeton (46-3) and Cornell (23-9).

In its first match against the Crimson, the Sooners lost only two matches with one being a forfeit. Highlights of its win over Harvard include falls by No. 12/13 Michael Barger at 165 and No. 16/NR Tom Grossman at 197 and No. 5/6 Jared Frayer's 6-2 decision over fourth-ranked Jesse Jantzen at 149.

No. 3/3 Matt Ridings (fall), No. 3/3 Witt Durden (technical fall) and Barger and No. 6/3 Josh Lambrecht's major decisions were several of the deciding matches in OU's 20-point win over the Midshipmen. No. 12/NR Nate Parker put up a valiant effort despite losing to No. 4 Mark Conley, 1-0, at 141.

Oklahoma's victory over Princeton was probably its most impressive as it tallied five falls, two major decisions and a technical fall. All five falls were under two minutes into the match.

The closest match was the last for the Sooners. Durden and Parker both tallied major decisions to propel OU to a 17-0 lead before settling for the 14-point win over Cornell.

Frayer, Lambrecht and No. 13/11 Doug Cieleski all finished the day 4-0 while Durden and Grossman both tallied a 3-0 mark. OU will compete in a pair of duals on Sunday, January, 13 against Fresno State (Yukon High School) at 1 p.m. and Cal Poly. The Poly match will take place at the Howard McCasland Field House at 7 p.m.

Oklahoma 33, Harvard 9
125:   Bo Maynes (12-3), OU  tech. fall David Germakian, Harvard, 6:38
133:   No. 3/3 Witt Durden (14-1), OU maj. dec. Kevin El-Hayek, Harvard, 16-4
141:   NR/No. 10 Melvin Lofton (16-2), OU dec. Jon Mankovich, Harvard, 11-5
149:   No. 5/5 Jared Frayer (16-2), OU dec. No. 4/4 Jesse Jantzen, Harvard, 6-2
157:   No. 13/11 Doug Cieleski (16-3), OU dec. Robert Griffin, Harvard, 4-0
165:   Patrick O'Donnell, Harvard, forfeit
174:   No. 12/13 Michael Barger (18-2), OU fall Eddie Jones, Harvard, 0:48
184:   No. 6/3 Josh Lambrecht (14-1), OU dec. Reginald Lee, Harvard, 6-0
197:   No. 16/NR Tom Grossman (9-3), OU fall Jonas Corl, Harvard, 4:31
Hwt:   Dawid Rechul, Harvard dec. Joel Tapler (0-1), OU, 2-0

Oklahoma 29, Navy 9 125: No. 3/3 Matt Ridings (17-0), OU maj. dec. Sam Gray, Navy, 13-3 133: No. 3/3 Witt Durden (15-1), OU tech. fall Mike Simon, Navy, 0:00 141: No. 4/4 Mark Conley, Navy, dec. No. 12/NR Nate Parker (12-6), OU, 1-0 149: Dan Hemminger, Navy dec. Matt Grice (0-1), OU, 3-2 157: No. 5/5 Jared Frayer (17-2), OU fall Adam Bones, Navy, 4:07 165: No. 13/11 Doug Cieleski (17-3), OU dec. Luke Lazzo, Navy, 8-3 174: No. 12/13 Michael Barger (18-2), OU maj. dec. Jim Letchford, Navy, 11-0 184: No. 6/3 Josh Lambrecht (15-1), OU maj. dec. Travis Manion, Navy, 10-0 197: No. 16/NR Tom Grossman (10-3), OU dec. Mike Bigrigg, Navy, 3-2 Hwt: Steve Kovach, Navy, dec. Gary Barber (6-7), OU, 5-2

Oklahoma 46, Princeton 3 125: Bo Maynes (13-3), OU fall Kenny Chu, Princeton, 1:25 133: Daniel Caruthers (2-0), OU maj. dec. Brian Kirshbaum, Princeton, 15-2 141: Juan Venturi, Harvard, dec. NR/No. 10 Melvin Lofton (16-3), OU, 9-5 149: No. 5/5 Jared Frayer (18-2), OU fall Josh Nichols, Princeton, 0:57 157: No. 13/11 Doug Cieleski (18-3), OU, fall Charles Wiggins, Princeton, 2:00 165: Wes Roberts (1-2), OU dec. Jonathan Bunt, Princeton, 9-2 174: No. 12/13 Michael Barger (19-2), OU fall Andrew Avsec, Princeton, 1:02 184: No. 6/3 Josh Lambrecht (16-1), OU fall Al Sista, Princeton, 1:38 197: Josh Ferguson (8-7), OU maj. dec.Jack Fleming, Princeton, 10-0 Hwt: Joel Tapler (1-1), OU tech. fall Matt Hawrilenko, Princeton, 18-3

Oklahoma 23, Cornell 9 125: No. 3/3 Matt Ridings (18-0), OU dec. Travis Lee, Cornell, 8-6 133: No. 3/3 Witt Durden (16-1), OU maj. dec. Alejandro Alvarez, Cornell, 10-2 141: No. 12/NR Nate Parker (13-6), OU maj. dec. Byron Warnder, Cornell, 9-0 149: No. 5/5 Jared Frayer (19-2), OU dec. Chris Pirch, Cornell, 2-1 157: No. 13/11 Doug Cieleski (19-3), OU dec. Andy Tieben, Cornell, 8-2 165: Scott Roth, Cornell dec. Wes Roberts (1-3), OU, 5-2 174: No. 11/6 Jim Stanec, Cornell dec. Michael Barger (19-3), OU, 3-1 184: No. 6/3 Josh Lambrecht (17-1) dec. Clint Wattenbug, Cornell, 11-6 197: No. 16/NR Tom Grossman (11-3) dec. Matt Greenberg, Cornell, 6-3 Hwt: Sean Wing, Cornell dec. Joel Tapler (1-2), OU, 8-1

Rankings based on Amateur Wrestling News/Intermat Polls.