OU Concludes Big 12 Championship Weekend

Mikey McCareins
By Mikey McCareins
Student Assistant

TULSA, Okla. – Oklahoma wrestling completed its run at the Big 12 Championship on Sunday at the BOK Center in Tulsa finishing sixth with 52 team points. Three Sooners earned automatic bids to the NCAA Championships due to their Big 12 finishes: Dawaylon Barnes (165 pounds), Yoanse Mejias (174 pounds) and Christian Moody (125 pounds).

Additionally, three Sooner wrestlers are eligible for wildcard spots for the NCAA Championships, which will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, from March 17-19. Those are Andrew Dixon (197 pounds), Davion Jeffries (149 pounds) and Mike Longo (141 pounds).

Barnes finished his Sunday with a victory, defeating Utah Valley's Demetrius Romero by a 15-2 major decision in the fifth place match at 165 pounds. The win capped the senior's 3-2 outing at this year's tournament. Also competing in fifth place matches were Dixon, Jeffries, Longo and Moody. Mejias fell to Oklahoma State's Jacobe Smith by decision, 6-4, in their third-place match.

Longo, who went 3-2 on the weekend with all victories coming over higher seeds, led the Sooners with two wins by fall. Jeffries, seeded sixth, also earned an upset win on Saturday over No. 3 seed Khristian Olivas of Fresno State.

The 2017-18 season comes to a close for the Sooner wrestlers who are not eligible as wildcards or did not earn automatic bids to the NCAA Championships.

For more information on Oklahoma wrestling, follow the team on Twitter @OU_Wrestling.


Christian Moody (125)

Christian Moody (OU) dec. Connor Brown (SDSU), 3-1
Nick Piccininni (OSU) maj. dec. Christian Moody (OU), 11-3
Jay Schwarm (UNI) dec. Christian Moody (OU), 10-7
Connor Brown (SDSU) dec. Christian Moody (OU), 8-3

Jake Rubio

Durbin Lloren (UVU) dec. Jake Rubio (OU), 7-5
Isaac Giminez (AFA) dec. Jake Rubio (OU), 8-6 SV

Mike Longo

Mike Longo (OU) dec. Alec Opsal (AFA), 9-7
Josh Alber (UNI) maj. dec. Mike Longo (OU), 12-4
Mike Longo (OU) fall Chris De Loza (FS), 6:55
Mike Longo (OU) fall Christian Monserrat (WVU), 5:15
Henry Pohlmeyer (SDSU) fall Mike Longo (OU), 4:18
Ian Parker (ISU) dec. Mike Longo (OU), 2-1

Davion Jeffries

Davion Jeffries (OU) maj. dec. Jimmy Fate (UNCO), 10-0
Davion Jeffries (OU) dec. Khristian Olivas (FS), 8-4
Boo Lewallen (OSU) dec. Davion Jeffries, 10-4
Sam Turner (WYO) dec. Davion Jeffries, 4-3
Dane Robbins (AFA) dec. Davion Jeffries, 8-4

Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas (OU) tech. fall Raider Lofthouse (UVU), 17-1
Luke Zilverberg (SDSU) dec. Justin Thomas (OU), 6-0
Tristan Moran (OSU) dec. Justin Thomas (OU), 6-4

Dawaylon Barnes

Dawaylon Barnes (OU) dec. Logan Peterson (SDSU), 7-5
Demetrius Romero (UVU) dec. Dawaylon Barnes (OU), 7-5
Dawaylon Barnes (OU) maj. dec. Skylar St. John (ISU), 10-2
Branson Ashworth (WYO) dec. Dawaylon Barnes (OU), 1-0
Dawaylon Barnes (OU) maj. dec. Demetrius Romero (UVU), 15-2

Yoanse Mejias

Yoanse Mejias (OU) dec. Michael Billingsly (AFA), 11-7
David Kocer (SDSU) dec. Yoanse Mejias (OU), 10-8 (TB-2)
Yoanse Mejias (OU) dec. Kimball Bastian (UVU), 2-1
Jacobe Smith (OSU) dec. Yoanse Mejias (OU), 6-4

Matt Waddell

Chaz Polson (WYO) tech. fall Matt Waddell (OU), 7:00
Matt Waddell (OU) fall Gary Jantzer (UVU), 2:20
Dane Pestano (ISU) fall Matt Waddell (OU), 1:49

Andrew Dixon

Anthony McLaughlin (AFA) dec. Andrew Dixon (OU), 2-1
Andrew Dixon (OU) maj. dec. Jacob Seely (UNCO), 10-1
Andrew Dixon (OU) dec. Tanner Orndorff (UVU), 5-4
Preston Weigel (OSU) maj. dec. Andrew Dixon, 13-0
Josh Hokit (FS) dec. Andrew Dixon, 3-1

Connor Webb

Alex Macki (SDSU) dec. Connor Webb (OU), 6-2
Dan Stibral (NDSU) dec. Connor Webb (OU), 8-2