Jarrod Patterson, Cody Brewer, Justin DeAngelis and Travis Rutt each took home championship titles at the 2012 OCU Open.
Nov. 4, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. -- NORMAN, Okla. -- Four Oklahoma wrestlers claimed individual titles Sunday evening at the annual Oklahoma City Open at the Abe Lemons arena, hosted by Oklahoma City University in Jarrod Patterson, Cody Brewer, Justin DeAngelis and Travis Rutt followed by a group of five underclassmen in Tim Hamilton, Clark Glass, Greg Wilson, Brad Johnson and Ross Larson who each took home titles in the Freshman/Sophomore Division.
Patterson was first up for the Sooners. The All-America redshirt junior claimed two matches before he met Oklahoma City's Kidd Gomez in the 125-pound final. In the title bout, Patterson won by major decision, 14-3, to claim the first win for the Crimson and Cream on the day.
Redshirt freshman Cody Brewer immediately followed in the 133-pounders. The Kansas City, Mo., native first topped Mason Saidana of Embry Riddle with a 20-5 tech fall, then defeated Brian Crutchmer of Oklahoma State with a 14-8 decision. Brewer took to the matt against Casey Rowell of Central Oklahoma in the finals, and finished on top with a 6-4 decision.
DeAngelis was the third wrestler to take home a title Sunday, after he took home the 157-pound title by injury default over Central Oklahoma's Cory Dauphin. Before the final bout, DeAngelis took a major decision over Wayland Baptist's Bernie Gonzales, 12-2, then went on to defeat fellow Sooner Derek Geiges by a 5-1 decision.
Rutt was the fourth and final champion for the Crimson and Cream after he claimed the 184-pound title. First, Rutt put together back-to-back pins en route to the title against Zombie81's Antonio Adam's and Oklahoma State's Blace Walser in 1:43 and 3:11, respectively. Second, Rutt topped New Mexico Highland's Igor Gomzin by a 4-3 decision to earn an appearance in the finals. In the championship bout, Rutt took down Tanner Keck of Central Oklahoma with a 7-2 decision.
Hamilton added a fifth Oklahoma victory in the OCU Freshman/Sophomore Division at 149-pounds after he defeated Spencer Rutherford of Labett Community College by a 5-4 decision. Hamilton topped three other wrestlers en route to the final bout, with an 18-2 tech fall to Missouri Valley's Dalton Mudgett, a major decision (15-4) over Embry Riddle's Robby Workman and an 11-5 decision against Labett Community College's Mark Hobson.
Glass topped the 165-pounders after he notched a 0:53 pin over Lucas Hockenbury of Pratt Community College, added an 18-2 tech fall over New Mexico Highland's Manuel Sedillo and totaled a second tech fall, 15-0, over Central Oklahoma's Dylan Harmon to make it to the championship bout. Glass put together a 6-0 decision over Devin Aguirre from Labett Community College to take home the victory.
Greg Wilson easily made his way through three matches, defeating OCU's Jandon Carter by injury default, claiming an 18-2 tech fall of Wayland Baptist's Jacob Stock and earning a 7-2 decision over Landon Keiswettte of Pratt Community College to make it to the finals. Wilson put together a 6-2 decision over OCU's Cody Silverstein to take home the victory.
Brad Johnson took home the 197-pound title in style after he pinned Missouri Valley's Conner Barrientos in 5:19, after previous wins against Pratt's Taylor Baird (7-2, decision) and Labett's Cody Johnson (8-3, decision).
Ross Larson rounded out the group of OU youngsters after totaled a 15-6 major decision over Labett's Evan McGee, and pinned New Mexico Highland's Cody Marquez in 6:36. Larson faced fellow Sooner, Hunter Davis in the finals, but ultimately took home the title with a 15-1 major decision.
Other Sooners competing at the Oklahoma City Open included Scott Chene (133, unattached), Dalton Dennis (141, unattached), Josh Durham (141, unattached), Dillon Dennis (149, unattached), Chase Gordon (149, unattached), Derek Geiges (157, unattached), Kyle Detmer (165, unattached) and Keldrick Hall (HWT, unattached). Dryden Dennis (149, unattached), Garrison McCauley (165, unattached), Matt Reed (174, unattached) and Hunter Davis (285, unattached) represented the Crimson and Cream in the OCU Freshman/Sophomore Division.
Next up for the Sooners is the annual Brockport Challenge. Oklahoma heads to Brockport, N.Y., on Saturday, Nov. 10, in search of their 15th-straight title at the annual Challenge.
125 - Jarrod Patterson (Oklahoma, unattached) major decision Kidd Gomez (Oklahoma City), 14-3
133 - Cody Brewer (Oklahoma) decision Casey Rowell (Central Oklahoma), 6-4
141 - Chase Garrison (Oklahoma State, unattached) decision Austin Quinton (Central Oklahoma), 8-1
149 - Josh Kindig (Oklahoma State, unattached), decision Jordan Bask (Central Oklahoma, unattached), 5-3
157 - Justin DeAngelis (Oklahoma, unattached), inj. C Dauphin (Central Oklahoma, unattached)
165 - Zach Skates (Oklahoma City) decision Glan Traverso (Missouri Valley), 7-4
174 - Kyle Crutchmer (Oklahoma State, unattached) decision Kelley Henderson (Central Oklahoma), 3-1
184 - Travis Rutt (Oklahoma, unattached) decision Tanner Keck (Oklahoma City), 7-2
197 - Josh Manu (Missouri Valley), decision Austin Schaffer (Oklahoma State, unattached), 6-1
285 - Tyson Yoder (Oklahoma State) decision Gabbi Musallam (Missouri Valley), 4-2