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Ross Larson
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Ross Larson 1373046
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 285
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Ankeny, Iowa
High School: Ankeny High School
Year Overall Duals Big 12 Finish Major Decisions
Tech Falls
Pins
2013-14 23-12 9-5 4th 2 0 14
2014-15 24-9 9-5 3rd 3 0 18
2015-16 20-13 6-7 3rd 2 1 10
2016-17 22-10 12-4 3rd 3 1 13
Totals 89-45 36-20 -- 10 2 55

AS A REDSHIRT SENIOR (2016-17):
Finished senior season with a 22-10 record at heavyweight … Qualified for fourth consecutive NCAA Championships … Finished career with 55 pins, the second most in program history … 62 percent of his career wins have come by fall … Led the team with 13 wins by fall on the season … Also tallied three major decision and one technical fall victories … Took third place at 2017 Big 12 Championship … Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection …. Ranked No. 18 in final Coaches' Panel rankings of season … Earned wresting's Pulse of the Team award at the annual Sooner Choice Awards.

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2015-16):
Wrestled at heavyweight … Finished his redshirt junior campaign with a 20-13 record, including a 6-7 mark in dual competition … NCAA Championships qualifier … Placed third at the Big 12 Championship, defeating NDSU's Ben Tyanan in the third-place bout … Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team … Finished third place in his division at the Cliff Keen Invitational … Placed fourth in his division at the Midlands Championships … Posted a team-leading 10 wins by fall on the season … Topped four ranked opponents on the season.

AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2014-15):
Named an at-large selection at heavyweight to the 2015 NCAA Championships at heavyweight … Went 1-2 in his second trip to the NCAA tournament … Finished with an overall record of 24-9 and a 9-5 mark in dual competition … Took third at Big 12 Championship … Won the heavyweight title at Reno Tournament of Champions as OU finished sixth as a team … Placed first at inaugural Aloha Open … Finished third at Brockport/Oklahoma Invitational, helping the Sooners to their 16th straight title at the event … Was ranked the entire season and as high as No. 11 by Intermat … Recorded a team-best 18 falls on the year, tied for third most in OU single-season history with Herb Calvert (1976) … Also tallied three wins via major decision … Named to the 2015 Academic All-Big 12 Team.

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2013-14):
Received an at-large bid at heavyweight to the 2014 NCAA Division I Championships in Oklahoma City … Went 2-2 in his first NCAA appearance … Finished season with a 23-12 record, including a 9-5 mark in dual competition … Sealed OU's comeback 16-15 Bedlam victory on Dec. 1 when he defeated Austin Marsden by 3-2 decision … Finished second at Brockport/Oklahoma Invitational as OU won its 15th consecutive title at the event … Took fifth place at the prestigious Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Invitational, helping the Sooners to a team victory at the event … Claimed award for most falls at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Invitational … Won weight class at OCU Open … Eleven of 12 losses came via decision with the other by major decision … Opened season with eight straight match wins … Recorded six decisions, two major decisions and a team-best 14 falls on the season.

AS A FRESHMAN (2012-13):
Redshirt year.

PRIOR TO OU:
A two-time Iowa State Champion...Ranked sixth nationally at 195 pounds by Intermat and seventh by Clinch Gear...Posted a 43-0 record and won a Class 3-A title after transferring to Ankeny from Ballard (Huxley), where he captured a Class 2-A crown at 189 as a junior... recorded 38 pins throughout his senior season, all of them in the first period...Concluded his senior campaign with an awe-inspiring state tournament run in which he posted three first-period falls and a tech.

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