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    All-time UCO team

    Trying to choose an all-time team for any sports team is always difficult, but it’s even harder when you’re dealing with a Central Oklahoma wrestling program that has enjoyed such amazing success over the past 50 years. UCO reinstated its wrestling program in 1972 after a 25-year hiatus and the Bronchos have captured 15 national […] More

  • Four UCO wrestlers named Scholar All-American

    MANHEIM, Pa. (April 15) – All-Americans Dalton Abney and Paxton Rosen led a quartet of Central Oklahoma wrestlers who were named Division II Scholar All-Americans by the National Wrestling Coaches Association, it was announced Friday. Von Gray and Barrett Haemker also made the elite squad for the Bronchos. Student-athletes must have at least a 3.5 […] More

  • Abney named regional wrestler of year

    MANHEIM, Pa. – Central Oklahoma national champion Dalton Abney has been named Super Region IV Wrestler of the Year, the National Wrestling Coaches Association. The sophomore star capped a dominating 2021-22 season March 14 in St. Louis, Mo. by capturing the 197-pound national title with a 6-0 finals shutout of Indianapolis’ Derek Blubaugh. Abney moves […] More

  • UCO national tourney advance

    One last goal remains for Central Oklahoma in what has been a wonderous 2021-22 season and that quest starts Friday morning when the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships get underway at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Mo. Preliminary- and first-round action begins at 11 a.m., with the quarterfinals and two rounds of consolations at 5 […] More

  • UCO falls to 2nd in last ranking

    MANHEIM, Pa. (March 5) – Central Oklahoma lost its perch atop the NCAA Division II wrestling rankings Saturday, falling to No. 2 behind Nebraska-Kearney in the final National Wrestling Coaches Association poll of the season. The Lopers earned 115 points to move four points in front of UCO in the tournament-based scoring format. Two-time defending […] More

  • UCO seeds for national tournament

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 4) – The individual seeds are out for the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships and top-ranked Central Oklahoma – as expected — fared well. The Bronchos have seven of their eight qualifiers seeded in the top five at their respective weight, with six of those in the top three. The national tournament […] More

  • UCO Regional Recap 

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. (Feb. 26) – Heath Gray joined rare company in leading a parade of six Central Oklahoma individual champions that powered the top-ranked Bronchos to the NCAA Division II Super Regional IV Tournament title Saturday at Hyland Arena. Gray became just the third four-time regional champion in UCO’s illustrious history in taking the […] More

  • UCO Regional Advance 

    Months of practice, long road trips and intense competition has led to the most important day of the season for Central Oklahoma and that comes Saturday when the top-ranked Bronchos participate in the NCAA Division II Super Regional IV Tournament. UCO journeys to St. Charles, Mo. to join 10 other teams in the one-day event […] More

  • Top-ranked UCO galloped past No. 24 Newman 40-0 to finish 13-0 and complete just the fourth undefeated dual season in the program’s 69-year history. The

    EDMOND (Feb. 13) – Central Oklahoma has enjoyed tremendous success throughout its illustrious history, but the 15-time national champion Bronchos accomplished a rare feat Sunday afternoon at Hamilton Field House Top-ranked UCO galloped past No. 24 Newman 40-0 to finish 13-0 and complete just the fourth undefeated dual season in the program’s 69-year history. The Bronchos […] More

  • UCO advance for Newman dual

    Top-ranked Central Oklahoma wraps up the dual and regular season schedule Sunday when the Bronchos host Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association rival Newman for a 2 p.m. contest at Hamilton Field House. UCO is 12-0 on the season and 3-0 in the league, while the No. 24 Jets from Wichita, Kan. are 4-4 and 0-3. The […] More

  • #1 vs #3. UCO vs Nebraska-Kearney

    Central Oklahoma makes its final road trip of the regular season this weekend when the top-ranked Bronchos journey north for a pair of Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association duals. UCO, 10-0 on the season and 1-0 in the league, goes to Hays, Kan. Saturday for a 7 p.m. meeting with Fort Hays State (4-5, 1-0) before […] More

  • Kalin Winkler and Shawn Streck had two falls apiece at Midwest Duals on Saturday

    KEARNEY, Neb. (Jan. 22) – Kalin Winkler and Shawn Streck had two falls apiece to lead top-ranked Central Oklahoma to a pair of wins at the Midwest Duals Saturday. The Bronchos trounced Western Colorado 40-9 to open the day before Winkler’s second-period pin at 174 ignited a late surge that rallied UCO past No. 14 […] More

  • UCO still at the top of latest D2 Rankings

    MANHEIM, Pa. (Jan. 21) – A trio of top-ranked individuals kept Central Oklahoma atop the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division II poll that was released Friday, with defending national champion St. Cloud State close behind. The Bronchos collected 109 points, edging St. Cloud by three points in holding down the No. 1 spot for the […] More

  • UCO Wins National Duals Title

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 7) – Three narrow escapes in the middle weights propelled Central Oklahoma to the championship of the NWCA Division II National Duals Friday afternoon as the Bronchos snapped St. Cloud State’s historic winning streak. Top-ranked UCO prevailed 19-14 over the No. 2-rated and four-time defending champion Huskies, who had won an NCAA-record […] More

  • UCO First day recap at National Duals

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 6) – Top-ranked Central Oklahoma marched into the semifinals of the NWCA Division II National Duals with a pair of lopsided wins Thursday at the Kentucky International Convention Center, but head coach Todd Steidley was far from satisfied. “We’re going to have to wrestle a lot better than that,” Steidley said after […] More

  • Top Ranked UCO: National Duals Preview

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 5) — Top-ranked Central Oklahoma resumes the 2021-22 campaign after a lengthy break Thursday when the Bronchos take on No. 9 Findlay in the first round of the NWCA Division II National Duals. UCO, 3-0 in duals, and the Roughnecks (1-0) tangle at 8 a.m. (Central time) at the Kentucky International Convention […] More

  • UCO stays No. 1 in new D2 poll

    MANHEIM, Pa. (Dec. 31) – A trio of No. 1-ranked individuals enabled Central Oklahoma to stay atop the new NCAA Division II poll that was released Friday by the National Wrestling Coaches Association. Tanner Cole (133 pounds), Heath Gray (184) and Dalton Abney (197) are all listed No. 1 for the Bronchos of sixth-year head […] More