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Sooners to Participate in Google+ Hangout
November 12, 2013

NORMAN, Okla. -- USA Wrestling has started a College Google+ Hangout On Air series, and it will continue at 6 p.m. this Wednesday, Nov. 13, with the Oklahoma Sooners. The panel will include Head Coach Mark Cody and redshirt seniors Kendric Maple, Andrew Howe and Jarrod Patterson.

Oklahoma has won seven national championships and 23 conference championships boasting 66 individual national champions. Currently Oklahoma is ranked in the top 5 in the NCAA and is looking to make a run at the 2014 NCAA Championship.

Coach Cody has been head coach for the Sooners since the 2011-12 season. Cody was named 2011 NWCA National Wrestling Coach of the Year after leading American University to a fifth place finish at the NCAA Tournament.

Last season Maple, a two-time All-American, became the first Sooner to win an individual NCAA title since 2005, finishing the season with a perfect 31-0 record. Maple placed fourth at the NCAA Tournament in 2012. Maple has also won two Big 12 titles.

Howe is making his return to NCAA competition this season for the Sooners. Howe is a three-time All-American for the University of Wisconsin with finishes of second, first and third before transferring to Oklahoma last season. Howe also has impressive international results finishing with a bronze medal at the 2009 Junior World Championships and runner-up at the 2012 Olympic Team Trials.

A four-year starter for the Sooners, Patterson earned NCAA All-America honors in 2011 finishing in seventh place at the NCAA Tournament. Patterson is three-time Big 12 finalist and one-time champion.

Fans can RSVP for the event on the USA Wrestling Google+ Page and are encouraged to ask questions for the panelists on Twitter using the hashtag #SoonerHangout.

The Sooner Wrestling Google+ Hangout will be broadcast live on the USA Wrestling YouTube Channel.

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