OU Heads to National Duals in Ohio

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Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
FEBRUARY 15, 2014
 No. 11 Oklahoma (9-3 overall, 2-1 Big 12) at EAS Sports Nutrition/NWCA Division I National Duals
 Date & Time Sunday, Feb. 16 and Monday, Feb. 17
 Location Columbus, Ohio | St. John Arena
 Live Stats TrackWrestling.com
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 Schedule 2013-14 Sooner Wrestling Schedule

NORMAN, Okla. -- The 11th-ranked Oklahoma wrestling team (9-3) will compete at the EAS Sports Nutrition/NWCA Division I National Duals presented by Hibiclens and the United States Marine Corps in honor of Cliff Keen Sunday and Monday inside St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

The event brings 14 programs, including 10 ranked in the top 25 of the USA Today/NWCA Division I Coaches Poll, together to crown a Division I dual meet champion. Twenty-four returning All-Americans are expected to compete at the duals.

The Sooners will face Bloomsburg (7-6) at 2 p.m. CT on Sunday, Feb. 16. The winner of that dual will face either No. 18 Illinois (9-6) or Central Michigan (8-7) at 6 p.m. CT. On Monday, semifinals are slated for 12 p.m. CT with finals set for 3 p.m. CT.

Ranked Competitors
OU has six ranked wrestlers in the latest InterMat poll, including No. 7 Jarrod Patterson (125 pounds), No. 7 Cody Brewer (133 pounds), No. 2 Kendric Maple (149 pounds), No. 18 Justin DeAngelis (157 pounds), No. 1 Andrew Howe (174 pounds) and No. 5 Travis Rutt (197 pounds).

Broadcast Info
The early rounds and consolations will be streamed live on Flowrestling, while the semifinals and finals will be televised on the Big Ten Network.

Draws (with USA Today/NWCA Coaches Poll rankings)
No. 1 Minnesota first-round bye
No. 19 Chattanooga vs. No. 20 North Dakota State
No. 17 Iowa State vs. Kent State
No. 13 Ohio State vs. Hofstra
No. 11 Oklahoma vs. Bloomsburg
No. 18 Illinois vs. Central Michigan
No. 16 Virginia Tech vs. No. 25 Oregon State
No. 4 Cornell first-round bye

Schedule (all times central)
Sunday, February 16
Preliminaries – 12 p.m., 2 p.m.
Consolations – 4 p.m.
Quarterfinals – 6 p.m.

Monday, February 17
Semifinals & Consolations – 12 p.m.
Finals & Third Place – 3 p.m.

Oklahoma Probable Lineup (with InterMat Rankings)
125: No. 7 Jarrod Patterson, RSr., 14-2 (6-1) OR Sean Williams, Fr., 6-7 (0-4)
133: No. 7 Cody Brewer, RSo., 17-4 (9-3)
141: Nick Lester, RSr., 14-8 (5-7)
149: No. 2 Kendric Maple, RSr., 17-3 (9-2); OR Dryden Dennis, RFr., 7-4 (1-1); OR Dalton Dennis, RSo., 8-2 (0-0)
157: No. 18 Justin DeAngelis, RJr., 14-5 (8-3) OR Derek Geiges, RJr., 13-9 (2-3)
165: Clark Glass, RFr., 12-9 (6-6)
174: No. 1 Andrew Howe, RSr., 19-0 (11-0)
184: Danny Chaid, Fr., 10-7 (4-3)
197: No. 5 Travis Rutt, RSr., 18-2 (10-2)
HWT: Ross Larson, RFr., 19-7 (7-4) OR Zach Merrill, RJr., 13-4 (0-1)

Up Next
The Sooners will return to action on Saturday, March 8, as they host the 2014 Big 12 Championship inside McCasland Field House. Limited tickets are still available online or by calling the OU Athletics Ticket Office at (405) 325-2424 or toll-free at (800) 456-GoOU.

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