Sooners Head to Las Vegas

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Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
DECEMBER 05, 2013
 Oklahoma at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Invitational
 Date   Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7
 Location   Las Vegas, Nev. | Las Vegas Convention Center
 OU Info   2013-14 RosterOklahoma Coaching Staff
 Tickets   Ticket Information
 Schedule   2013-14 Sooner Wrestling Schedule
 Tournament Info   Tournament Website

NORMAN, Okla. -- The fourth-ranked University of Oklahoma wrestling team (5-0) will compete in the 32nd annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Invitational Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 inside the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The tournament features a stout field in which 11 of the 33 teams registered are ranked in the latest USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll. The Sooners are the highest ranked at No. 4, and other teams in the poll include No. 6 Cornell, No. 8 Ohio State, No. 10 Nebraska, No. 12 Northern Iowa, No. 13 Virginia, No. 14 Virginia Tech, No. 16 Iowa State, No. 19 Purdue, No. 20 Michigan and No. 25 Boise State.

The lineup for the Sooners features redshirt senior Jarrod Patterson (125), redshirt sophomore Cody Brewer (133), redshirt senior Nick Lester (141), redshirt senior Kendric Maple (149), redshirt junior Justin DeAngelis (157), redshirt freshman Clark Glass (165), redshirt senior Andrew Howe (174), freshman Danny Chaid (184), redshirt senior Travis Rutt (197) and redshirt freshman Ross Larson (HWT).

Competition at the event will begin at 11 a.m. CT both Friday and Saturday. Championship finals will begin at 5 p.m. CT Saturday.

OU’s appearance in the tournament is its first since 2010, when it finished in fourth place and took home five individual medals. After the tournament, OU’s next dual is slated for Thursday, Jan. 9, when the Sooners travel to Ames, Iowa, to face conference foe Iowa State.

Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Invitational Participants (Coaches Poll Rankings)
Air Force
American University
Arizona State University
Army
Boise State University (No. 25)
Brown University
Cal Poly
Cal State Bakersfield
California Baptist University
Citadel
Colorado State University Pueblo
Cornell University (No. 6)
Grand Canyon University
Harvard University
Hofstra
Iowa State (No. 16)
Navy
NC State
Nebraska (No. 10)
North Idaho College
Northern Iowa (No. 12)
Ohio State University (No. 8)
Oklahoma (No. 4)
Oregon State
Purdue (No. 19)
Rutgers University
San Francisco State University
University of Michigan (tie for No. 20)
Utah Valley University
Virginia (No. 13)
Virginia Tech (No. 14)
Western Wyoming
Wyoming

 Sooners Participating (Rankings from InterMat)  Hometown (Year)  Record
No. 5 Jarrod Patterson (125) Cushing, Okla. (RSr.)  8-0
No. 6 Cody Brewer (133) Kansas City, Mo. (RSo.)  8-1
No. 16 Nick Lester (141) Eureka, Mo. (RSr.)  6-3
No. 5 Kendric Maple (149) Wichita, Kan. (RSr.)  6-2
No. 20 Justin DeAngelis (157) Tulsa, Okla. (RJr.)  8-1
Clark Glass (165) Brandon, Fla. (RFr.)  6-3
No. 1 Andrew Howe (174) Cedar Lake, Ind. (RSr.)  7-0
Danny Chaid (184) San Jose, Calif. (Fr.)  9-2
No. 5 Travis Rutt (197) New Prauge, Minn. (RSr.)  8-0
No. 14 Ross Larson (HWT) Ankeny, Iowa (RFr.)  7-1

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