OU Back to the Mat at Midlands Championships

Micah Thompson
By Micah Thompson
Communications Assistant
DECEMBER 28, 2016


Midlands Championships
18Oklahoma (1-3)
Dec. 29-30 | All Day | Welsh-Ryan Arena | Evanston, Ill.
Oklahoma Probable Lineup
(with InterMat ranking)
Weight Wrestler Class Record
125 Dalton Duffield Fr. 2-2 (0-2)
125 Christian Moody RFr. 3-2 (1-1)
133 Trae Blackwell Jr. 1-6 (1-3)
141 Mike Longo Jr. 4-3 (2-2)
141 Noah Teaney RSo. 1-2 (0-0)
149 Davion Jeffries So. 2-5 (1-3)
157 No. 8 DaWaylon Barnes Jr. 4-3 (1-3)
165 No. 7 Clark Glass RSr. 4-2, (3-1)
174 Hayden Hansen RFr. 1-6 (0-4)
184 Andrew Dixon Jr. 2-5 (1-3)
197 No. 18 Brad Johnson RSr. 5-2 (3-1)
197 Lance Dixon RSo. 4-2 (2-1)
HWT No. 14 Ross Larson RSr. 4-3 (2-2)

EVANSTON, Ill. – The No. 18 Oklahoma wrestling team returns to the mat this Thursday and Friday, Dec. 29-30, for the 54th annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championship. The 53-team tournament will be held in the Welsh-Ryan Arena on the campus of Northwestern University.

Thirteen Sooners are set to compete in the event, which features more than 70 ranked wrestlers, including four ranked Sooners in No. 8 DaWaylon Barnes (157 pounds), No. 7 Clark Glass (165 pounds), No. 18 Brad Johnson (197 pounds) and No. 14 Ross Larson (285 pounds).

Session one is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. CT on Thursday with session two following the same day at 7 p.m. Sessions three and four will take place Friday at noon and 7 p.m., respectively. The finals will be broadcast live on Big Ten Network.

Brackets will be released the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 28. Fans can follow along with all the action on TrackWrestling.com.

The Sooners return home on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. for a contest with No. 5 Missouri inside McCasland Field House. Tickets are available online at SoonerSports.com or by calling the OU Athletics Ticket Office at (405) 325-2424 or toll-free at (800) 456-GoOU. 



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