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2024 Big 12 Wrestling Championship Seedings and Brackets Announced

Big 12 Media Release-Irving, TX

The Conference announced on Monday the seedings and brackets for the 2024 Big 12 Wrestling Championship, which is set to take place March 9-10 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Seeds/entries of local interest

  • 125-#2 Troy Spratley (Oklahoma State-Collinsville), Unseeded Conrad Hendriksen (Oklahoma), Tucker Owens (Air Force-Mustang HS), Eli Griffin (California Baptist-Cascia Hall).
  • 133-#1 Daton Fix (Oklahoma State-Sand Springs), Unseeded Jace Koelzer (Oklahoma)
  • 141-#2 Tagen Jamison (Oklahoma State), #8 Cole Brooks (Wyoming, Collinsville), Unseeded Kaden Smith (Oklahoma)
  • 149-#2 Willie McDougald (Oklahoma), #4 Jordan Williams (Oklahoma State-Collinsville/Owasso HS)
  • 157-#3 Teague Travis (Oklahoma State-Stillwater HS), #8 Jared Hill (Oklahoma-Broken Arrow HS)
  • 165-#4 Izzak Olejnik (Oklahoma State), #6 Cael Carlson (Oklahoma)
  • 174-#3 Brayden Thompson (Oklahoma State), #6 Tate Picklo (Oklahoma-Mustang HS)
  • 184-#2 Dustin Plott (Oklahoma State-Tuttle HS), Unseeded Giuseppe Hoose-Oklahoma)
  • 197-#2 Stephen Buchanan (Oklahoma), #7 Luke Surber (Oklahoma State-Tuttle HS)
  • 285-#4 Josh Heindselman (Oklahoma-Piedmont HS), #5 Konner Doucet (Oklahoma State-Comanche HS)

The brackets for all 10 weight classes can be found here.

Seven different teams earned top seeds led by Iowa State, Missouri and South Dakota State garnering two top seeds each. Air Force, Northern Colorado, Northern Iowa and Oklahoma State all collected one top seed.

Missouri’s Noah Surtin (125) and Keegan O’Toole grabbed the top seeds for the defending champion Tigers while Iowa State’s Anthony Echemendia (141) and Casey Swiderski (149) grabbed the top spots for the Cyclones. Cade DeVos and Tanner Sloan rounded out the teams with two No. 1 spots for South Dakota State in the 174- and 197-pound weight classes, respectively. Missouri and Oklahoma State received the most selections as both teams’ entire lineups were seeded in the top eight.

The Championship begins Saturday at 10 a.m. CT with preliminary & quarterfinal matches, while the semifinal and consolation quarterfinal matches will begin at 5 p.m. CT Saturday. The Championship will resume Sunday at Noon CT with the consolation semifinals as well as the third and fifth-place matches before concluding with the Championship matches at 7:30 p.m. CT.

Tickets to the Big 12 Wrestling Championship can be purchased at TicketMaster.

This is the ninth neutral-site conference championship for the sport and the eighth in Tulsa. Missouri defended its Big 12 title last year, with 148 points.

Big 12 Now on ESPN+ will broadcast the first three sessions of the event while the championship round will air on ESPN2 at 7:30 p.m. CT Sunday, March 10.

2024 Big 12 Wrestling Championship Schedule
Saturday, March 9
Session 1: Preliminary & Quarterfinal Matches — 10:00 a.m. CT
Session 2: Semifinal & Consolation Quarterfinal Matches — 5:00 p.m. CT

Sunday, March 10
Session 3: Consolation Semifinals and Seventh Place Matches — 12:00 p.m. CT
Session 4: Finals — 7:30 p.m. CT     
*Doors open one hour before each session

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