Wrestling Inks Nine for 2014-15

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 20, 2013

NORMAN, Okla. -- University of Oklahoma head wrestling coach Mark Cody announced Wednesday the signing of nine wrestlers to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period for the 2014-15 season.

Joining the Sooners next season will be three No. 1 wrestlers in Brooks Climmons, Andrew Dixon and Ryan Millhof. Completing the recruiting class are Trae Blackwell, Joel Dixon, Lance Dixon, Michael Hamilton, Nathan Marek and Jacob Rubio.

"Again, this year, hats off to Coach (Jared) Frayer and Coach (Michael) Lightner for going out and finding and recruiting great additions to our program," Cody said. "We're looking for very unique individuals to fill out our roster for the next few years, and I think these young men all have the attributes it's going to take to be successful in our program going forward."


Morganfield, Ky.
Union County High School

  • Ranked in the top 20 at 126 pounds
  • Two-time Kentucky State Champion

OU Assistant Coach Jared Frayer on Trae Blackwell:
“Trae is not ranked as high as some of the other guys in this recruiting class, but he’s coming in with something to prove. He’s going to work his tail off to make his mark here at OU.”


Marietta, Ga.
Pope High School

  • Graduate of the Class of 2013
  • Currently at Olympic Training Center
  • No. 1 at 182 pounds last season
  • Two-time Georgia State Champion
  • Junior National Runner-Up

OU Assistant Coach Jared Frayer on Brooks Climmons:
“Climmons is one of the best heavier weights in the country two years ago and decided to go the military route and decided that wasn’t right for him. He opened up his recruiting and fell in love with the University of Oklahoma and our motto. He’s a dedicated guy who is disciplined in everything he does, and he’s going to be a Sooner great very soon.”


Edmond, Okla.
Edmond North High School

  • The triplets each won a state championship at his individual weight as juniors last season with Andrew at 220 pounds, Joel at 195 pounds and Lance at 170 pounds
  • Led Edmond North to the 2013 team championship
  • Andrew is ranked No. 1 overall at 220 pounds and is a Junior National Runner-Up
  • Joel is ranked No. 9 at 182 pounds
  • Lance is ranked No. 9 at 170 pounds

OU Assistant Coach Jared Frayer on the Dixons:
“We know they’re the three best guys in the state, and for us to keep them in state was a priority for us and we are excited to have three unique guys who are ready to make their marks in Oklahoma history.”


Bartlesville, Okla.
Bartlesville High School

  • Two-time Oklahoma State Champion
  • Younger brother of current Sooner, Tim Hamilton

OU Assistant Coach Jared Frayer on Michael Hamilton:
“Hamilton is a legacy guy. We have his older brother on the team right now. He’s a two-time Oklahoma state champion. We love the family, love everything about them, and we are excited to have him on campus and do great things as an OU Sooner.”


Moore, Okla.
Southmoore High School

  • No. 11 at 182 pounds
  • 2012 Oklahoma State Champion

OU Assistant Coach Jared Frayer on Nathan Marek:
“Nathan Marek is another one of the great Oklahoma wrestlers who have grown up with the University of Oklahoma, and we are excited to keep him at home. He still has a huge upside, and we are excited to facilitate him to his goals.”


Suwanee, Ga.
Collins Hill High School

  • No. 1 overall recruit at 126 pounds
  • Two-time Georgia State Champion
  • Two-time Super 32 Champion

OU Assistant Coach Jared Frayer on Ryan Millhof:
“Ryan Millhof is the No. 1 wrestler in his weight class in the entire country. He’s won everything there is to win folkstyle wise, and he’s excited to be the best ever, which is something that we’re excited about. He’s the entire package.”


Amarillo, Texas
Randall High School

  • Ranked No. 10 at 132 pounds
  • Two-time State Champion

OU Assistant Coach Jared Frayer on Jacob Rubio:
“He’s another one of the best lightweights in the country. He’s a Texas guy who is a hard worker and someone who has great things in front of him. He’s from a great family that we are excited to bring into the OU fold.”



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