The Oklahoma wrestling program boasts six returning All-Americans for the upcoming 2013-14 season, and each Tuesday leading up to competition, a different one will be highlighted. Hear from redshirt senior Andrew Howe this week.
Howe will make his first appearance in the Crimson and Cream after transferring to OU from Wisconsin and redshirting last season.
At Wisconsin, Howe won three Big Ten Championships at 165 pounds (2009, 2010, 2011). Howe is a three-time All-American, earning the honors with an NCAA runner-up showing as a freshman, a victory as a sophomore and a third-place finish as a junior. Overall, Howe has logged a 94-8 career record.
To start this season, Howe is slated as the No. 1 wrestler at 174 pounds by InterMat.
“Even though he has not competed for us yet, he has made a major impact on this team," OU head coach Mark Cody said. "If you want to know how hard you need to work to be an NCAA Champion, look at Andrew Howe. He lives the life of a champion, in and outside of the sport. He’s one of the hardest-working wrestlers I’ve ever been around, which speaks volumes because 90 percent of athletes in the sport of wrestling work very hard.”
Check back next week to hear from redshirt senior Kendric Maple, who will start the season at No. 1 in the 149-pound class after claiming the NCAA Championship last year.