Red Defeats White in Annual Red-White Scrimmage

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Andie Beene
By Andie Beene
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OCTOBER 26, 2017

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Red-White Final Results

133 Jacob Rubio (WHITE) fall Clay Vincent (RED), 2:02
141 Mike Longo (RED) dec. Noah Teaney (RED), 10-5
149 Davion Jeffries (WHITE) dec. Dom Demas (RED), 2-0
157 Justin Thomas (RED) dec. Jared Schieber (WHITE), 3-1 (SV1)
165 Jeremy Thomas (RED) dec. Dawaylon Barnes (WHITE), 2-1
174 Yoanse Mejias (RED) maj. dec. Anthony Mantanona (WHITE) 14-6
184 Hayden Hansen (RED) dec. Matt Waddell (WHITE) 6-4
197 Andrew Dixon (RED) dec. Jake Woodley (WHITE) 4-3
HWT Lance Dixon (WHITE) dec. Connor Webb (RED) 3-1 (SV1)

NORMAN — The red team earned a 19-12 victory over the white squad in the 2017 Red-White Scrimmage, held Thursday night inside McCasland Field House. The scrimmage is held annually to kick off the upcoming wrestling season.

"I thought that there were too many close matches, but overall the conditioning level was good and the overall skill sets were good with some of the things they were working on," OU head coach Lou Rosselli said. "I know that it is a difficult situation when you have to wrestle someone you wrestle every day in practice … Overall, I think it was a good performance."

The scrimmage opened at 133 pounds in a bout between redshirt freshman Clay Vincent (red) and redshirt junior Jacob Rubio (white). After jumping out to a 6-2 lead, Rubio pinned Vincent in 2:02 to give the red team a 6-0 lead early.

In the 141 match, senior Mike Longo (white) cut into the red team's lead with a 10-5 decision over redshirt junior Noah Teaney (red). With a takedown and a 2-point nearfall in the first period followed by a scoreless second, Teaney took a 4-3 lead into the final frame. However, Longo opened the period with a reversal followed by a 4-point nearfall and a riding time point to earn the win.

Junior Davion Jeffries (white) earned a 2-0 decision over freshman Dom Demas (red) in the 149 bout. Jeffries escaped to start the second period, and a penalty from Demas gave Jeffries his second point to grow the white team's advantage to 9-3.

The 157-pound match between redshirt freshman Justin Thomas (red) and redshirt junior Jared Schieber (white) saw the first extra-period bout of the night. After the regulation ended in a 1-1 tie, Justin Thomas recorded a takedown in sudden victory to cut back into the red team's lead.

Redshirt freshman Jeremy Thomas (red) trailed senior Dawaylon Barnes (white) as the 165-pound bout drew to a close, but Jeremy Thomas earned a takedown at the buzzer to secure a 2-1 decision and tie the scrimmage at 9-9.

The 174-pound proved to be high scoring, as senior Yoanse Mejias (red) downed freshman Anthony Mantanona (white) in a 14-6 major decision. Mejias got off to a quick start with a 7-4 lead in the first period. He added three more takedowns and a riding time point in the final frames to put the red team back on top, 13-9.

At 184 pounds, redshirt sophomore Hayden Hansen (red) defeated freshman Matt Waddell (white) in a 6-4 decision, recording a takedown, a reversal, an escape and the riding time point.

Senior Andrew Dixon (red) grew the red team's lead to 19-9 with a 4-3 decision over freshman Jake Woodley (white). Woodley held a 2-1 lead after two periods, but Andrew Dixon earned an escape and a takedown in the third period to win the bout.

In the final match of the scrimmage, redshirt junior Lance Dixon (white) defeated freshman Connor Webb (red) in sudden victory. Both wrestlers earned an escape during regulation to leave the bout tied after three periods. Lance Dixon recorded a takedown to win the bout in overtime.

Oklahoma, ranked No. 19 in the Intermat Preseason Dual Meet Poll, begins its regular-season schedule on Sunday, Nov. 5 when the team travels to Lansing, Mich., for the Michigan State Open, the first of four consecutive road tournaments for OU. The Sooners return home on Dec. 17 to take on Appalachian State inside McCasland Field House.

Season ticket packages, which include tickets to each of OU’s five home duals, are available now online or by calling the ticket office at (405) 325-2424 or toll-free at (800) 456-GoOU. 

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