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  Leonce Crump
Leonce Crump
Player Profile

Baton Rouge, La.

High School:
Baton Rouge Magnet

Height / Weight:
6-4 / HWT


2002 Big 12 Champion
2001 All-American
2001 Big 12 Champion
2001 All-American

2001-02: Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive season...Won seven matches against opponents ranked in the top-20 nationally...Tied for first on the team with his .871 winning percentage...Champion of the Oklahoma Gold and Oklahoma Open tournaments...Lost to top-ranked John Lockhart of Illinois (2-1) in the finals of the Missouri Open...Lost a heartbreaking match to No. 4 Tommy Rowland on a fall in sudden victory at the National Duals...Bounced back to defeat top-ranked Steve Mocco of Iowa, 5-3, the very next day...Other loss on the year was to Mark Knauer of Iowa State (10-9) on an escape with time running out...Defeated James Huml of Oklahoma State, 3-2, to win his second consecutive Big 12 title...Is 6-0 all-time against Huml with two wins in the conference championships.

2000-01: Became OU's first freshman to earn All-America honors since Michael Lightner in 1998...Fourth-place finish at nationals the highest by a Sooner freshman since Roger Frizzell placed fourth in 1980...Defeated three higher-seeded wrestlers at the NCAA Championships...Upset No. 8 John Testa of Clarion, 3-2, in the second round at nationals...Pinned No. 12 Ryan Kehler in 42 seconds to earn All-America status...Avenged an early season loss to fifth-ranked Matt Brink of Michigan, winning 5-2 at nationals...Majored Northern Iowa's No. 6 Paul Hynek to advance to the third-place match...Losses at nationals were to top-seeded Garrett Lowney...Claimed the Big 12 Championship with a 3-1 win over Oklahoma State's James Huml...Finished second at the Oklahoma Gold Classic...Won his first career dual by fall, pinning Central Oklahoma's Jeremy McCoy in 1:19...Claimed the championship at the Oklahoma Open...Defeated OSU's Huml, 9-4, in Norman...Pinned then-No. 17 Brad Steele of Wyoming at the Lone Star Duals...Upset Arizona State's ninth-ranked Kellan Fluckiger, 3-2...Lost to third-ranked Billy Blunt of Fresno State on a stalling call in the final moments of the match...Decisioned No. 11 Mark Knauer of Iowa State, 6-1, at the Cliff Keen/NWCA National Duals...Placed second at the Jack Hancock Invitational...Majored Knauer, 15-1, in the dual at Iowa State...Pinned Missouri's Scott Barker for his 11th fall of the season...Beat Huml, 2-1, in the tiebreaker in Stillwater...Pinned Barker again in the semifinals of the Big 12 Championships...Had the second most pins (13) in a single season by an OU heavyweight...Claimed victories in 10 of his 11 Big 12 matches.

1999-00: Redshirted...Runner-up in the freshman/sophomore division of the St. Louis Open...Finished third at the Glen Brand Open.

HIGH SCHOOL: Compiled a record of 115-10 in three years at Baton Rouge Magnet High School...Coahed by Pat Mahoney...Had 110 wins via pin...Won the state championship as a junior...Finished seventh as a sophomore and second as a senior...Team captain for three seasons...Also lettered three times...A three-time all-metro and all-district selection...Earned All-State honors twice...Two-time team MVP...Holds school records for most pins in a season and career.

OTHER INFORMATION: Also lettered two years in track and field...Won the district championship in the shot put...Named most athletic at his high school...Also recruited by Iowa State, Missouri, Minnesota, Duke, Pennsylvania, Rutgers and West Point...Chose OU because of his trust in the coach and the program...Majoring in business management...Son of Leonce and Janice Crump.

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