Aug. 12, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. – University of Oklahoma assistant wrestling coach, Jared Frayer, was eliminated from Olympic competition Sunday morning at the ExCel center in London. The U.S. 66kg freestyler fell flat against his opponent Ali Shabanau of Belarus in a two period sweep by his opponent (3-0, 1-0).
Frayer was taken down quick in the first with a 3-0 period. In the second, the two-time Sooner All-American had the chance for a pushout in the final seconds of the period, but failed to capitalize on the opportunity. Despite drawing his own color in the clinch, Frayer was unable to convert the takedown and was defeated by Shabanau 1-0.
Olympic matches are scored by a best of three bouts. Shabanau claimed the opening two periods to sweep the qualification round and leave Frayer’s medal hopes is his hands.
Frayer’s chance to medal in a repechage round was taken away when Shabanau dropped his next bout to Jabrayil Hasanov ofAzerbajian.
Sunday marks the final day of the 2012 Olympic Games, as both Frayer and former Sooner wrestler Sam Hazewinkel (Pensacola, Fla.) took to the mat to represent the Crimson and Cream in front of the world stage.
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