Junior Josh Lambrecht tallied a fall against N.C. State to help the Sooners defeat the Wolfpack and Bacone on Thursday.
Jan. 3, 2002
NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma wrestling team showed little rust from nearly a month layoff by rolling past Bacone (42-6) and North Carolina State (40-7) on Thursday. OU, ranked third in the nation, improved to 5-1 in dual meet competition this season in its first action since December 9.
In its first match of the day against Bacone (1-1), held at Heritage Hall High School in Oklahoma City, Okla., the Sooners were aided by three pins (courtesy of NR/No. 9 Doug Cieleski, Josh Ferguson and Bo Maynes) and three forfeits en route to the 36-point victory. Daniel Caruthers, Wes Roberts and Josh Ferguson picked up their first victories of the year as well for Oklahoma.
The Sooners also tallied three forfeit victories en route to a win over N.C. State (4-1) later in the evening at the Howard McCasland Fieldhouse in front of 366 fans. However, OU did show its dominance during the match with two falls (No. 2/2 Witt Durden and No. 1/2 Josh Lambrecht) and a major decision (No. 3/6 Matt Ridings). Ridings remained the lone Sooner starter without a defeat this season.
OU will next compete in the Lone Star Duals on Saturday in South Grand Prairie, Texas. The Sooners will face Harvard (10:15 a.m.), Navy (1:30 p.m.), Princeton (2:45 p.m.) and Cornell (7:30 p.m.).
Oklahoma 42, Bacone 6 133: Daniel Caruthers (1-0), OU dec. Jake Parker, Bacone, 14-7 141: NR/No. 11 Melvin Lofton (15-2), OU forfeit 149: No. 2/7 Jared Frayer (14-2), OU forfeit OU 15, Bacone 0 157: NR/No. 9 Doug Cieleski (14-3), OU fall Daniel Roberts, Bacone, 1:03 165: Wes Roberts (1-0), OU forfeit 174: Dustin Walker (1-0), OU dec. Ryan Daniels, Bacone, 7-4 184: Niko Koliosfasis, Bacone dec. Blake Christensen (3-5), OU, 4-2 197: Josh Ferguson (7-7), OU fall Adam Colver, Bacone, 4:27 Hwt: David Grayson, Bacone dec. Gary Barber (6-5), OU, 6-3 125: Bo Maynes (11-3), OU fall Josh Sorum, Bacone, 2:55
Oklahoma 40, North Carolina State 7 133: No. 2/2 Witt Durden (13-1), OU fall Ryan McCallum (5-4), NCSU, 3:27 141: Nate Parker (12-5), OU dec. Jake Giamoni (2-1), NCSU, 10-5 149: No. 2/7 Jared Frayer (14-2), OU forfeit 157: NR/No. 9 Doug Cieleski (15-3), OU forfeit 165: Pierre Pryor (13-4), NCSU maj. dec. Wes Roberts (1-1), OU, 12-1 174: No. 9/14 Michael Barger (17-2), OU forfeit 184: No. 1/2 Josh Lambrecht (13-1), OU fall Jon Godwin (7-6), NCSU, 2:16 197: Tom Grossman (8-3), OU dec. Jason Gore (8-4), NCSU, 9-5 Hwt: Ngozi Collins (9-3), NCSU dec. Gary Barber (6-6), OU, 4-1 (SV) 125: No. 3/6 Matt Ridings (16-0), OU maj. dec. George Cintron, NCSU, 12-3