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    Talon McCollom Commits to Wrestle at Air Force

    We’ve got another D1 commit from the state of Oklahoma and this time it’s Edmond North product Talon McCollom. Edmond North announced via Twitter that McCollum committed to Air Force on Monday. McCollom was a preseason National Champion last year at 160 and finished fourth at the state tournament at 152. Talon’s freshman year he […] More

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    Teyon Ware Named Assistant Coach at OU

    On Friday OU announced that Michael Lightner would be leaving the program and would no longer be an assistant coach. This news shocked some, but the OU staff seems to be moving quickly on their replacement, and he’s a familiar face to the Sooners and Oklahoma wrestling fans. We learned last week that former Sooner […] More

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    Michael Lightner to Step Down as OU Assistant Coach

    Big announcement at OU today as Michael Lightner will be stepping down as an assistant with the program after 20 total years in Norman. Lightner won an NCAA title in 2001 at OU, then trained and competed internationally in Norman until 2005 when he went to train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. […] More

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    Cowboy Wrestling Announces 2022-23 Schedule

    STILLWATER – Head coach John Smith and the Oklahoma State wrestling program released its schedule for the 2022-23 season that consists of 17 duals and includes another neutral-site event against a marquee Big 10 opponent. Eleven of OSU’s 17 dual opponents are currently ranked in Intermat’s preseason dual meet rankings. Four of those ranked matchups will be held […] More

  • NEO Releases 2022-23 Wrestling Schedule

    We’ve got another in-state college wrestling schedule as NEO has announced their slate of duals and tournaments for the 2022-23 season. They kick things off at home with their Blue vs. Gold matches on October 29th before a tournament at Baker University, then their first official dual at Carl Albert State on November 10th. They […] More

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    Bedlam Wrestling to Continue According to OU and OSU Athletic Directors

    This morning Brett McMurphy reported that the Bedlam football rivalry would not continue when OU moves to the SEC according to athletic directors at both schools. But what does that mean for wrestling? The sport where the term “Bedlam” was originally coined for the Oklahoma State-Oklahoma rivalry. Apparently, nothing as both athletic directors expect the […] More

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    Carl Albert State Releases Wrestling Schedule

    The newest NJCAA program in Oklahoma has announced their wrestling schedule for the 2022-23 season. Highlighted by several in-state events, the schedule has a total of 26 dates, most notably the Battle for Valhalla with in-state rival NEO on January 25th, and a few dates crossing the state borders into Arkansas and Kansas. Their regional […] More

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    NEO Releases 2022-23 Wrestling Roster

    The state colleges in Oklahoma continue to roll out their wrestling rosters for the upcoming season and NEO A&M is the most recent to do so. The Norsemen have a total of 39 wrestlers on their team to start the year including a number of starters from last year’s third-place NJCAA tournament team. You can […] More

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    Early Thoughts: Oklahoma State Lineup

    Last year OSU had a strong season that ended up being hampered by injuries leading to a disappointing finish. They started the year 10-0 in duals before significant injuries took AJ Ferrari out of the lineup and set back quite a few other wrestlers. They finished 3-4 in their last seven duals, followed by a […] More

  • Hello Freshmen. Take a look at OU’s Top 25 freshmen wrestling class

    Last year, Oklahoma managed to rank #11 in the overall recruiting class rankings; this year they’re 24th. While not as strong a class this year, the coaching staff did a good job of filling future holes and having a strong offseason for transfers. With three wrestlers on the Big Board, OU picked up some blue […] More

  • OU Releases 2022-23 Wrestling Schedule

    OU has announced its 2022-2023 wrestling schedule. Home dates with Little Rock, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Missouri, and Rider and a tough road schedule featuring Iowa State, Northern Iowa, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, and a yet-to-be-announced date in Stillwater for the second round of Bedlam. All to prepare the Sooners to close things […] More

  • UCO’s Newest Wrestling Roster

    As school begins, colleges around the state are updating their wrestling rosters and the most recent one we’ve received is UCO. The Bronchos, who are coming off their second-place finish at the NCAA tournament last year will need to fill a few holes from last year’s graduating seniors but should have a solid roster that […] More

  • OSU Wrestling: 2023 Needs

    After a tumultuous offseason for the Cowboys, it appears that things are beginning to settle down. As fans are able to set their sights on the future, let’s take a look at what needs the Cowboys may still need to fill with an already strong 2023 recruiting class. They recently brought in a ranked 2022 […] More

  • Carl Albert State Updates Men’s and Women’s Wrestling Roster

    The newest college wrestling program in the state of Oklahoma has kicked off their preseason as Carl Albert State College has their second official wrestling season in motion. The Vikings also updated their rosters and look like they’ll field their most competitive team to date. Name Cl. Hometown/High School Brexton Beach Fr. Russellville, AR / […] More

  • OU Wrestling: 2023 Needs

    Oklahoma is a team that appears to be back on the rise after adding some high profile transfers to their current lineup. Despite that, the team does have potentially four upperclassmen that will be out of the lineup within the next four years. They’re bringing in the #24 ranked recruiting class which should help, but […] More

  • Eli Griffin to Start at Cal Baptist this Season

    Former Cascia Hall star and four-time state champion Eli Griffin will be the 125-pound starter at Cal Baptist this upcoming wrestling season. I spoke with Cal Baptist Head Coach Derek Moore recently in an interview that will be available soon over on the Intermat Rokfin page. He confirmed Griffin will be the starter for the […] More

  • UCO Athletics to Induct Three Wrestlers and Two Teams Into their Hall of Fame

    UCO announced on Monday that they would be inducting seven people and two teams into their Hall of Fame. Three of those individuals and both teams have wrestling ties. From the release Shawn Bateman, Wrestling, 1992-96 Shawn Bateman wrestled at Central Oklahoma from 1992-97 and compiled a 77-25 record during his time with the Bronchos, […] More

  • OU Wrestling Updates Roster

    OU updated their online roster recently removing a few graduates and changing the weights of a few wrestlers. Wrestlers from the previous season that are no longer listed on the roster are below: Jake Boyd-285 Transferred to the University of Tennessee at Chatanooga Niko Chavez-141 Dom Demas-141 Transferred to Cal Poly Joe Grello-165 Graduate Elijah […] More

  • OU Signs Texas State Champion Tyten Volk

    OU has picked up a nice commitment from the Lone Star State. Centennial’s Tyten Volk announced his commitment to OU on Saturday. Volk was a Texas state champion in 2022 at 152. He was a runner-up in 2020 and finished in third place in 2021. He was coached in high school by former OU wrestler […] More

  • Cole Brooks Commits to Wyoming

    Another big name out of Oklahoma has announced a Division One commitment as Sunday Cole Brooks committed to Wyoming. Brooks, a Junior from Collinsville is a two-time state champion. Brooks won the 145-pound title last year and as a sophomore won 126. Brooks will be competing for fellow Oklahoman Mark Branch at Wyoming. Branch is […] More

  • OU Announces Streaming Agreement with ESPN+

    OU has announced a streaming agreement with ESPN+. Moving forward all OU home wrestling meets will be streamed on ESPN+. NORMAN â€” ESPN+ and the University of Oklahoma announced today a multi-year agreement for SoonerVision on ESPN+ that will include more than 100 annual live events, studio programming and archival content. ESPN+ will stream one regular season college football […] More

  • 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

  • Transfer Geritt Nijenhuis Tops off Incredible Recruiting Week for OU

    After a huge transfer announcement last weekend with Wyatt Henson, and two big-name midweek commitments out of Ohio, the Sooners added a bit more positive news on Friday with another transfer announcement in Purdue’s Gerrit Nijenhuis. Nijenhuis was a two-time NCAA qualifier at Purdue, wrestling at 165 as a freshman, and 174 last year as […] More

  • OU Picks Up a Pair of Commitments out of Ohio

    Huge week on the recruiting trail for the Sooners as Lou Roselli and his staff have landed two of the top juniors in the country out of Ohio. Dylan Newsome and Dylan Russo both announced this week that they’ve committed to wrestle for the Sooners. Russo is out of Olentangy Liberty High School in Ohio […] More

  • Dom Demas to Transfer to Cal Poly

    Big transfer news as former OU All-American and Big 12 Champion Dom Demas has announced his new college destination. Demas entered the transfer portal back in early February and will be heading to Cal Poly and the Pac 12 to get his Masters in Business Analytics. More

  • Wyatt Henson to Transfer to OU

    Former Iowa Hawkeye Wyatt Henson announced today via Instagram he is transferring to OU. Wyatt, the son of World Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist Sammie Henson, was a three-time state champion in high school winning titles in Missouri and Pennsylvania and rated as one of the top recruits in the country. In one redshirt season […] More

  • Get to know: Joey Cruz

    Well into the offseason, it’s time to take a look at some upcoming recruits for the Sooners. A small but stacked class, it starts with California phenom Joey Cruz. He improved upon his placement at state every year, placing 3rd as a freshman and runner-up in 2020 at 113lbs. California did not have a state […] 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

  • Jack Wagner To Transfer to Wrestle at OU

    Northern Iowa’s Jack Wagner will be transferring to wrestle his final college season for the Sooners next year. Wagner wrestled most of his career at 133 for the Panthers. He was the starter at 133 in 2018 and wrestled nineteen matches this past season, going 11-8 before suffering a season-ending injury. Wagner is from Bettendorf, […] More

  • OCU Picks up Two In-State Recruits

    OCU picked up two big commitments on Monday. The first was Westmoore’s Holden Martin. Martin finished fourth at the state tournament in 6A at 195 this past season and was a member of the Cadet National dual teams in Greco and Freestyle this past summer at 182. The second commitment was Michael McCracken from Edmond […] More

  • Report Card: OSU Cowboys

    Now that there’s been time to reflect on the season I thought it would be a good idea to give out some grades. The Cowboys rolled out a young and talented team, but had some of the worst injury luck this season. While this was one of the more difficult seasons for the team, the […] 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

  • Report Card: Oklahoma Sooners

    Now that the season is over and there’s been some time to reflect, I thought it would be good to take a look back and give some grades to individual performances. The Sooners finished with an 8-6 dual record overall, their most wins in a season since 2019. Their conference record was 3-5, where they […] More

  • Zack Zeamer Enters Transfer Portal

    OU Junior Zack Zeamer announced Wednesday that he’s entering the transfer portal. Zeamer has is an academic junior, but has two years of eligibility remaining due to the COVID year. He’s wrestled at both 141 and 149 during his collegiate career. Zack is from Manheim, PA, and has a 10-20 collegiate record, which includes a […] More

  • Boston Powell Commits to OCU

    Recruiting news today as Yukon’s Boston Powell has committed to OCU. Powell is a two-time state placer in 6A finishing fourth at 138 in 2021 and fourth again at 145 this past season. This is a solid pickup for an OCU program that seems to be gaining some more momentum after finishing up this season […] More

  • A Look Inside the Carl Albert State College Wrestling Program

    We visited the brand new Carl Albert State College wrestling program this week. We looked at the facilities, spoke with the coaches and wrestlers, and a bit more. Check out all of our stuff on Oklahoma’s newest college wrestling program here on our Rokfin page. The Oklahoma Wrestling Podcast. Episode 7: Featuring Carl Albert State […] More

  • McCasland Fieldhouse to Recieve a $1.25 Million Upgrade

    McCasland Fieldhouse, the home of OU Wrestling, is set to receive a $1.25 million upgrade. Release from OU Athletics NORMAN – The McCasland Foundation has pledged $1.75 million to support Oklahoma Athletics and the shared mission of providing a world-class experience for its nearly 600 student-athletes. The announcement was made Wednesday by OU Vice President and Director […] More

  • Oklahoma State to Host Final X Stillwater on June 3

    STILLWATER – The top senior level wrestlers in the country will compete to represent the United States at the 2022 World Championships at Final X Stillwater, which will be held on Friday, June 3 at Gallagher-Iba Arena. There will be two Final X events this year, with Final X New York (which serves as the Beat […] More

  • OSU NCAA Recap: #15 Oklahoma State – 14th Place

    #15 Oklahoma State – 14th Place Oklahoma State had a tough season, losing a national champ in AJ Ferrari. And suffering injuries to All-Americans Travis Wittlake and Wyatt Sheets. Their 14th place finish is their second-worst finish ever and only two All-Americans for the second time in program history. Dustin Plott was a bright spot […] More

  • OU NCAA Recap: 29th Overall

    Oklahoma – 29th Overall A lot of people had OU written off as a serious threat after another underwhelming dual season, but once again the Sooners showed their depth as a team and ability to wrestle above their seeds. The team had 118 points, three points ahead of Iowa State. They qualified nine wrestlers, with […] More

  • OU Wrestling Wraps Up Season in Detroit

    DETROIT, Mich. â€“ Oklahoma wrestling saw its season come to an end on Friday night at the 2022 NCAA Wrestling Championships, as Joey Prata and Jake Woodley lost their matches in the blood rounds to come up one match shy of earning All-American status.  “Those two guys gave everything they could give,” head coach Lou Rosselli said after the action concluded. “They fought really […] More

  • Two Remain After Session III in Detroit

    DETROIT, Mich. â€“ Joey Prata and Jake Woodley sit one win away from All-American status after the conclusion of session three at the 2022 NCAA Wrestling Championships in Little Caesars Arena.  The two Sooner wrestlers find themselves in what has become not so affectionately known as the blood rounds of the consolation bracket. Win and you’re an All-American. Lose and you go home.  125-pounder Joey Prata had to […] More

  • Woodley to Quarters, Six Sooner Still Standing

    DETROIT, Mich. â€“ For the second straight season, Jake Woodley has booked his spot in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Wrestling Championships. Five other Sooners remain in the hunt at the end of day one for OU in Detroit. “Jake did a nice job,” said head coach Lou Rosselli. “He was very sound and strategic in what he was doing. […] More

  • OSU: NCAA Preview

    #15 Oklahoma State OSU is coming off their worst Big 12 performance in school history, but they are still in a good position to finish the year strong with some All-Americans. Last year the Cowboys had a somewhat disappointing Big 12’s, then finished 4th at NCAA’s. They’ll look to do that here but will be […] More

  • OU: NCAA Preview

    Oklahoma Similar to last year, OU is coming into the national tournament with a lot of momentum after a surprising runner-up finish at Big 12’s. However this year they’ve increased their number of qualifiers to nine and will be looking to improve upon last year’s 24th place tournament finish. Last year, the team only had […] More

  • Incredible Comeback Gives OCU’s Destiny Lyng NAIA Title

    Oklahoma City University’s Destiny Lyng had one of the more incredible matches in the entire NAIA National Tournament this weekend. In the finals vs. Camplesville’s Emma Walker, Lyng was down by five with just 45 seconds remaining. She got one takedown there, then another with only 31 seconds remaining. With only ten seconds left she […] More

  • DAY ONE: UCO wrap up at National tourney

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. (March 11) – Alex Kauffman and Shawn Streck pulled out overtime wins to lead five Central Oklahoma individuals into the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships Friday night at Chaifetz Arena. Kauffman (174 pounds) and Streck (285) both prevailed 3-1 on takedowns in the first 30 seconds of the sudden-victory […] More

  • Two OCU Wrestlers Finish as All-Americans at NAIA National Championships

    There’s been a lot going on in Oklahoma wrestling the last few weeks between the end of the regular high school season, the Big 12 Tournament, the NJCAA National Tournament, and the upcoming NCAA D2 National Tournament, but not to get lost in the shuffle, two OCU freshmen were crowned All-Americans last weekend at the […] 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

  • NEO Finishes Third at NJCAA Championships

    Another year in the books for NEO wrestling and another seven All-Americans for the program. The Norsemen entered the tournament trying to knock off three-time NJCAA Champions Clackamas with all ten of their wrestlers’ receiving bids to the tournament. 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

  • Big 12 Preview, OSU: Three one seeds, the most of any school.

    #15 Oklahoma State (10-2) Oklahoma State is coming into the tournament banged up but looking to contend for the Big 12 championship. OSU has three one seeds, the most of any school, and would qualify eight wrestlers if seeds hold up. There are significant injury questions at 125, 157, and 165 as all three have […] 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

  • NJCAA Wrestling Championship Brackets Released

    Some news for two Oklahoma colleges and a number of former Oklahoma high school wrestlers as the NJCAA Wrestling Championship brackets have been released. You can check out where NEO, Carl Albert, and others have landed at the link below. 2022 NJCAA Wrestling Championships Bracket (d2o2figo6ddd0g.cloudfront.net) The tournament takes place on March 4th and 5th […] 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

  • PREVIEW Bedlam II: #11 Oklahoma State (12-4) vs Oklahoma (8-5)

    All Time Record: 146-27-10 Oklahoma State To finish out the regular season Oklahoma State and Oklahoma will meet again in the second Bedlam of the year. OSU has fallen eight spots in the rankings after losing AJ Ferrari, and OU has fallen out of the rankings. Oklahoma State won the first dual 31-3, with the […] 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

  • Preview: Iowa vs Oklahoma State + 2 free tickets

    Two of the most storied programs in college wrestling face off in a “Bout at the Ballpark” in Arlington, TX at Globe Life Field on February 12th. Owrestle will giveaway two free tickets in the 2nd row to this event. These teams have split their last two duals with one sided wins: 2020 was Iowa […] More

  • RECAP: #6 Oklahoma State 29 over #21 South Dakota State 6

    #6 Oklahoma State 29 over #21 South Dakota State 6 Oklahoma State came out and looked much improved with a one sided win at home. They won eight out of ten matches and even saw an upset from Surber at 285lbs. All the wrestlers looked to have a little more pop, and outside of Mastrogiovanni, […] More

  • Predictions: Oklahoma State vs Mizzou

    #6 Oklahoma State (11-2) vs #14 Mizzou (9-3) All Time Record vs: 43-7-1 Oklahoma State heads back on the road for a big conference dual against Mizzou. They looked much improved against SDSU and will look to continue that here. SDSU actually beat Mizzou 21-12 just a few weeks ago. Mastrogiovanni appeared to be injured […] More

  • Preview: OSU vs SDSU

    #6 Oklahoma State (10-2) vs #21 South Dakota State (10-2) All Time Record vs: 6-0 Oklahoma State will look to bounce back against a tough Jackrabbits team who recently upset #14 Missouri. Oklahoma State will be favored in six matches and will look to get some upsets along the way. I don’t think AJ Ferrari […] 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

  • OSU Weekend Recap

    #3 Oklahoma State 15 Northern Iowa 19 #3 Oklahoma State 12 #6 Iowa State 20 Oklahoma State drops back to back duals at home for the first time since 1993. This was a team struggling after their top wrestler got in a serious accident. OSU only won nine out of twenty matches and didn’t score […] More

  • Predictions & Preview: #5 Oklahoma State (10-0) vs Northern Iowa (3-5)

    All Time Record vs: 28-3 Oklahoma State will face off against an unranked Panthers team that is on a two-dual win streak after a rough start to the season. UNI doesn’t have top end talent at every weight, but they wrestle hard in every match and should keep a lot of scores closer than the […] More

  • Predictions & Preview: #19 Oklahoma (6-3) vs #6 Iowa State (9-1)

    All Time Record: 42-53-3 Oklahoma welcomes top-ten Iowa State to Norman in another conference dual. OU is coming off a strong 34-3 win over Northern Illinois where they won eight of ten matches, with one forfeit. OU has looked much improved over their last two duals and do come in with some momentum. This year, […] More

  • RECAP: #4 Oklahoma State 26 – #16 Lehigh 9

    OSU held strong at home against another EIWA opponent, winning seven matches and scoring three bonus wins along the way. While OSU won the matches they were expected to win, some of them were tighter than originally expected. John Smith called out quite a few of the wrestlers and said that he, “thought they wrestled […] 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

  • PREDICTIONS: #4 Oklahoma State (9-0) vs #16 Lehigh (8-4)

    #4 Oklahoma State (9-0) vs #16 Lehigh (8-4) All Time Record vs: 10-2 The last time these teams faced was in the 2020 season. OSU won five bouts but lost 21-20 after a failed skin check led to a forfeit at 133lbs for the Cowboys. This year, Lehigh is not the highest ranked, but they […] More

  • RECAP: #17 Oklahoma 14 #12 Mizzou 23

    #17 Oklahoma 14 #12 Mizzou 23 Oklahoma came out and looked much improved back in Norman but just missed on scoring a big upset over a old/new conference opponent Mizzou. The Sooners saw the return of Madrigal but were missing both Dom Demas and Mitch Moore at 149lbs. They did score a big upset win […] More

  • Shawn Streck a Game-Changing Addition for UCO

    UCO has held a #1 ranking for the majority of this wrestling season. But they just received a BIG addition to their lineup that could put them out of reach of any other program barring injuries. In the most recent poll, UCO only lead second-place St. Cloud State by three points. Though ranked first, they […] 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

  • PREDICTIONS: #17 Oklahoma (5-2) vs #12 Mizzou (6-2)

    #17 Oklahoma (5-2) vs #12 Mizzou (6-2) All Time Record vs: 42-13 OU is coming off a 3-0 record at the Virginia Duals but did suffer some tough upset losses along the way. Mizzou has bounced in and out of the top ten this season and features ranked wrestlers in nine weights. OU rotated starters […] More

  • RECAP: #5 Oklahoma State 35 Columbia 6

    With WVU having to cancel the tri-meet, Columbia and OSU managed to make it work, meeting in Stillwater for their first ever dual. Overall, OSU won eight out of ten matches. One of the losses came at 165lbs where usual starter Travis Wittlake sat out. Two young Cowboys had tests today, with mixed results. Mastrogiovanni […] More

  • PREDICTIONS: #5 Oklahoma State (8-0) vs Columbia (1-2)

    5 Oklahoma State (8-0) vs Columbia (1-2) All Time Record vs: 0-0 OSU faces off against Columbia after West Virginia had to cancel the original tri-dual. Columbia did not compete last year along with the other Ivy League schools, so any returning qualifiers come from 2020. While Columbia is not a ranked team, they do […] More

  • #21 Oklahoma on Day 1 of Virginia Duals

    21 Oklahoma on Day 1 of Virginia Duals Oklahoma 24 Lock Haven 15Oklahoma 35 Kent State 3 Day one of the Virginia duals saw OU winning both duals but losing some significant matches in each. Prata, Grello, and Heindselman all saw upset losses to lower ranked or unranked wrestlers. Lineup answers were shown with Demas […] More

  • UCO dual canceled

    EDMOND (Jan. 14) – Top-ranked Central Oklahoma’s scheduled Saturday afternoon showdown at Hamilton Field House with No. 3 McKendree has been canceled due to health and safety protocols. The dual between the Bronchos and Bearcats from Lebanon, Illinois will not be rescheduled. UCO has paused operations within the program for the remainder of the week and into […] More

  • PREDICTIONS: #21 Oklahoma (2-2) vs Virginia (3-2)

    #21 Oklahoma (2-2) vs Virginia (3-2) On their first dual of day two of the Virginia Duals, OU gets the host school Virginia. This dual should feature four ranked matchups with OU favored in three of them. While Virginia isn’t ranked, they do return six qualifiers. OU will hopefully be warmed up after Kent State […] More

  • PREDICTIONS: #21 Oklahoma (2-2) vs Kent State (2-2)

    #21 Oklahoma (2-2) vs Kent State (2-2) Oklahoma makes their return to competition here for the first time in over a month after a rough Bedlam dual. This will be their second dual of the day since Lock Haven replaced Penn. Kent State was active early in the season but has also been inactive for […] More

  • PREDICTIONS: #21 Oklahoma (2-2) vs Lock Haven (3-4)

    #21 Oklahoma (2-2) vs Lock Haven (3-4) Lock Haven comes in to the Virginia Duals as a late replacement after Penn had to drop off. They will face OU in the opening dual on Friday. Similar to the rest of the teams, Lock Haven has a couple ranked wrestlers, but more of their guys are […] More

  • PREDICTIONS: #21 Oklahoma (2-2) vs Maryland (3-3)

    #21 Oklahoma (2-2) vs Maryland (3-3) In OU’s last match of the Virginia Duals, they’ll get unranked Maryland. Similar to Virginia, the overall team strength is low, but features some strong individual wrestlers. A rebuilding team, Maryland has quite a few quality wrestlers in redshirts this year. Maryland has four wrestlers that are below 0.500 […] More

  • Central Oklahoma Knocks Off Defending Champs to Win National Duals

    Number One Ranked Central Oklahoma in NCAA Division II knocked off Number Two Ranked power house and Three-Time Defending National Champions St. Cloud State 19 to 14 to win the prestigious NWCA National Duals. To be more precise on how big of a win this was for Central Oklahoma, the Broncos haven’t won the National […] More

  • The Recap: #5 Oklahoma State 35 Little Rock 6

    #5 Oklahoma State 35 Little Rock 6 My original prediction had OSU winning all 10 matches and scoring 42 points. That prediction came close to fruition, but unfortunately due to COVID issues, it did not happen. Kaden Gfeller was replaced by Joey Sanchez and Dustin Plott was replaced by Jalin Harper, who bumped to 174lbs […] More

  • PREDICTIONS: #5 Oklahoma State vs Little Rock

    All Time Record vs: 2-0 Oklahoma State didn’t send starters to the Southern Scuffle, so this will be their first competition of the new year. This is only Little Rock’s third season, and they are still finding their footing with a 3-20 dual record. Last year OSU won both duals against them with a combined […] 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

  • 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

  • PREDICTIONS: #3 Oklahoma State vs Utah Valley

    3 Oklahoma State vs Utah Valley All Time Record vs: 0-0 Utah Valley joined the Big 12 in 2015, but this will be the first time these two teams have faced each other in a dual. This will be OSU’s third road dual of this trip after dominant wins over Wyoming and Air Force. Utah […] More

  • RECAP: #3 Oklahoma State vs #13 Wyoming

    #3 Oklahoma State vs #13 Wyoming Final Score: Oklahoma State 30 Wyoming 3 I expected a pretty dominant showing for OSU against Wyoming, and they proved me right here, winning 9/10 matches. While OSU was dominant overall, there were some close individual matches, with three going to overtime. Unfortunately, we did not get to see […] More

  • RECAP: #3 Oklahoma State vs Air Force

    #3 Oklahoma State vs Air Force Final Score: Oklahoma State 45 Air Force 0 In OSU’s first dual of the day, the Cowboys wrestled to impress and secured a shutout. They scored the first takedown in every match and racked up over three minutes of riding time multiple times. I was worried about altitude affecting […] More

  • UCO Leads After Day One of Midwest Classic

    By Mike Kirk INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 18) — Central Oklahoma’s hopes of taking the team title in the prestigious Midwest Classic were dealt what appeared to be a crippling blow before action even got underway Saturday morning in the toughest NCAA Division II wrestling tournament of the regular season. Flu-like symptoms suffered overnight Friday shelved […] More

  • PREDICTIONS: Oklahoma State vs Wyoming

    #3 Oklahoma State vs #13 Wyoming All Time Record vs: 24-0-1 For their second dual of the day, Oklahoma State will have a three-hour drive to Laramie to take on Wyoming after wrestling Air Force. Wyoming returns seven qualifiers and one All-American. This dual will hopefully feature six rematches at 133, 149, 157, 165, 174, […] More

  • PREDICTIONS: Oklahoma State vs Air Force

    #3 Oklahoma State (4-0) vs Air Force (1-1) All Time Record vs: 4-0 Oklahoma State vs Air Force will be the first of two away duals on Friday for the Cowboys. OSU is coming in after a dominant Bedlam win and will look to stay undefeated in Big 12 competition. Air Force has only had […] More

  • Cowboys Travel West for Friday Doubleheader

    STILLWATER – The Oklahoma State wrestling team begins a busy weekend with two conference matches on Friday. The Pokes will take on Air Force Friday afternoon before driving north to wrestle Wyoming that night.  Dual DetailsDate/Times: at Air Force – Dec. 17, 2021/ 1 p.m. CTLocation: Clube Arena, Colorado Springs, Colo.Watch: FloWrestlingListen: Hot 93.7 KSPI-FMLive Stats: Trackwrestling.com Date/Times: at […] More

  • Sean’s Take: Bedlam Dual Predictions

    125                                                                                                                                                                                  #12 Trevor Mastrogiovanni, OSU (3-0) vs. #21 Joey Prata, OU (6-1)                                                                                    Thoughts: This should be an entertaining bout to kick the dual off. Mastrogiovanni was an NCAA qualifier last season as a true freshman and included in his 3-0 start is a huge victory over returning NCAA 3rd place finisher Patrick McKee, Minn. Mastrogiovanni […] More

  • Bedlam Dual Preview: #3 Oklahoma State at #14 Oklahoma

    All Time Record: 145-27-10 Oklahoma State This will be the 182nd Bedlam dual and first of this year. Oklahoma State has won the past 13 Bedlam duals and has a 49-6-3 record since John Smith took over as head coach in 1992. This dual should hopefully feature eight ranked matches and five possible rematches. OU […] More

  • UCO Crowned Two Champions at the Newman Jet Open

    The UCO Bronchos sent a group of 16 unattached and attached wrestlers to the Jet Open at Newman in Wichita this weekend. They came away from two tournament champs in Garrett Steidley and Hunter Jump, along with a few other placers. Here’s the breakdown. More

  • Four Sooners Place at Cliff Keen

    From OU Athletics Communication-William SoulĂ© LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Oklahoma wrestling placed four on the podium at the 2021 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on Saturday as Jake Woodley (4th), Darrien Roberts (5th), Mitch Moore (6th), and Justin Thomas (7th) all placed for the Sooners (2-1, 2-0 Big 12) in a field that featured 10 NWCA ranked programs.  “We won some close matches and there […] More

  • Drake Acklin Commits to Appalachian State

    Some Division 1 recruiting news as Collinsville’s Drake Acklin has committed to Appalachian State. Acklin is a two-time state finalist out of Collinsville and won his first title last season at 145. You can watch our interview with Acklin earlier this season over on our Rokfin page. Collinsville’s Drake Acklin (160) | Rokfin More

  • Sooners Set to Compete in Cliff Keen Invitational

    From William SoulĂ©-OU Sports Information NORMAN – Oklahoma wrestling travels west this weekend to compete in the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Wrestling Invitational in its second tournament of the season. The Sooners (2-1, 2-0 Big 12) have competed at Cliff Keen in five of the last seven years. OU claimed the team title in the 32nd edition of […] More

  • Cael Hughes Commits to Oklahoma State

    Big announcement today as two-time state champion Cael Hughes has committed to wrestle at Oklahoma State. Not an especially surprising decision as Hughes is from Stillwater and grew up around the program. Hughes is also a Fargo champion and All-American. At #18 he is the highest-ranked junior in the state of Oklahoma on Willie Saylor’s […] More

  • Will Bedlam Wrestling Continue as Oklahoma Moves to the SEC?

    Earlier this year, OU shocked the Big 12 and Oklahoma State when they announced they would be moving to the SEC alongside Texas. There was a lot of uncertainty in the moment surrounding the conference. Some thought the Big 12 may fold, some thought additional schools may move along as well, but ultimately the conference […] More

  • Sooners Bounce Back with Win Over Bears

    GREELEY, Colo. â€“ Oklahoma wrestling remained unbeaten in conference action after defeating Northern Colorado 30-7 on Sunday. The Sooners (2-1, 2-0 Big 12) bounced back from Friday night’s loss at Arizona State by winning eight matches against the Bears, earning bonus points in four bouts. The Big 12 battle was highlighted by the second pin of […] More

  • No. 6 Oklahoma State Defeats No. 11 Minnesota, 23-10

    MINNEAPOLIS – The Oklahoma State wrestling team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 23-10 victory on the road at No. 11 Minnesota that saw six Cowboys defeat ranked Golden Gophers. “I thought we looked good at several weight classes,” head coach John Smith said. “Our theme this week was to get better, but we […] More

  • Sooners Drop Road Match to Sun Devils

    TEMPE, Ariz. â€“ Oklahoma wrestling competed in its first road match of the season on Friday night against No. 7 Arizona State. The Sooners (1-1, 1-0 Big 12) won three of the last four matches, but were defeated by the Sun Devils, 22-12. “Arizona State was just tougher than us today at a few weights and […] More

  • Cowboy Wrestling Heads North to Face Minnesota

    STILLWATER – The Oklahoma State wrestling team will travel to Minneapolis to take on the No. 11 Minnesota Golden Gophers in Maturi Pavilion on Saturday night. Dual DetailsDate/Times: at Minnesota – Nov. 20, 2021/ 7 p.m. CTLocation: Maturi Pavilion, Minneapolis, Minn.Watch: Big 10 NetworkListen: Pete 94.3 KSPI-FM/KSPI-AM 780Live Stats: Trackwrestling.com The Basics The sixth-ranked Oklahoma State wrestling team (1-0 […] More

  • OU Wrestling Set to Dual Arizona State, Northern Colorado

    NORMAN – Oklahoma wrestling is slated to take on No. 7 Arizona State and Big 12 foe Northern Colorado on the road this weekend, with the match in Tempe, Ariz., set for 8 p.m. CT and the match in Greeley, Colo., scheduled for 3 p.m. CT. LAST TIME OUT Oklahoma traveled east to take on West […] More

  • NEO Wins First “Battle for Valhalla” over Carl Albert State College

    This summer the term for the new-found rivalry between NEO and Carl Albert State College, Oklahoma’s newest college wrestling program, was termed “The Battle for Valhalla”. The winner of this rivalry match each year will receive Thor’s hammer as the traveling trophy that moves between each program. Being a first-year program, CASC was a bit […] More

  • 4th ranked UCO Bronchos rolled to a 30-6 win over 13th ranked Indianapolis

    Spurred on by a loud and boisterous crowd, Nate Keim, Brik Filippo and Anthony DesVigne won key matches as the 4th ranked UCO Bronchos rolled to a 30-6 win over 13th ranked Indianapolis Sunday at Hamilton Field House.   The Bronchos jumped to an early lead as 6th ranked Paxton Rosen racked up six takedowns to […] More

  • OU Downs West Virginia in First Dual Action of the Season

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Oklahoma wrestling got the win in its first dual action of the season in a 28-10 victory over the West Virginia Mountaineers in the WVU Coliseum on Saturday. The Sooners (1-0, 1-0) won their first five matches to go up 20-0 and never looked back. Four of the seven wins on the day […] More

  • The Carl Albert State College Viking Open Results

    Carl Albert State College hosted their first-ever Viking Open this Saturday in Poteau. The tournament included wrestlers from Carl Albert, NEO, Oklahoma State, the University of Oklahoma, and more. It included a host of former Oklahoma high school kids winning titles with Teague Travis(Stillwater)-141, Hunter Jump(Duncan)-165, Seth Seago(Claremore)-197, and Dan Baker(Sulphur)-HWT. Complete places are listed […] More

  • Central Oklahoma Dominates Dan Harris Open

    Coach Todd Steidly and his #4 Ranked Central Oklahoma Team in NCAA Division II opened its season with a dominating performance at the Dan Harris Open at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas on Saturday, November 6th with placing 17 wrestlers in the Top 4 in each weight class.  Although there was no team scoring, […] More

  • OU Opens Conference Dual at West Virginia

    NORMAN – Oklahoma wrestling will compete in its first dual of the season on Saturday when it takes on West Virginia in Morgantown at 1 p.m. CT. It will also be the first conference action for the reigning Big 12 champions.  The dual will be streamed on Big 12 Now on ESPN+. Last Time Out Oklahoma […] More

  • Cowboy Wrestling to Open Season at Stanford

    STILLWATER – The Oklahoma State wrestling team will open its 2021-22 season with a dual against No. 14 Stanford at 4 p.m. CT on Saturday, November 13. Dual DetailsDate/Times: at Stanford – Nov. 13, 2021/ 4 p.m. CTLocation: Maples Pavilion, Stanford, Calif.Watch: PAC 12 LiveListen: Pete 94.3 KSPI-FM/KSPI-AM 780Live Stats: Trackwrestling.com The Basics The fourth-ranked Oklahoma State wrestling team […] More

  • Five Thoughts on OU at the Michigan State Open

    OU wrestled really well at the Michigan State Open on Saturday and crowned three individual champions for the tournament. With that, I thought I’d dive in and give five thoughts/takeaways on the performance. 1. Joey Prata is a perfect fit What a perfect mesh for both Prata and OU. Joey Prata previously wrestled at Virginia […] More

  • Oklahoma Wesleyan 2021-22 Wrestling Season Preview

    Tom Carr is about to start his second complete season at Oklahoma Wesleyan and is looking to develop the foundation of his program. “This should be a good year forward for OKWU. It will be about laying a foundation in the classroom and on the mat for many of the young wrestlers. We will look […] More

  • NEO Ranked Fourth in NJCAA Preseason Rankings

    The NJCAA released their preseason rankings on Tuesday and NEO came in at 4th. The Norsemen also have seven individuals ranked as returning All-Americans Dylan Brown, Josh Parks, Dayton Fields, Jackson White, Seth Sarasua, and Dan Baker all ranked along with Dalen Moore. 125 6 Dalen Moore NE Oklahoma 141 5 Dylan Brown NE Oklahoma […] More

  • OCU Men and Women Preseason Rankings

    The NAIA has released their preseason coaches poll rankings for both the men and women and here’s how things break down for OCU. Women 101-13th Kaycie Tanimoto 109-22nd Brooklyn Diaz` Mesics 116-14th Brooklyn Hermal 123-21st Michaela Childs 130-6th Sophia Smith 136-15th Rachel Gober 143-4th Destiny Lyng 143-6th Mattison Parker 155-8th Adriana Orozco 170-18th Angelina 191-16th […] More

  • Results from the Carl Albert State College Wrestle-offs

    Carl Albert State College had their first-ever Black vs. Blue ranking matches on Wednesday night and here’s how things shook out. 174-Alex Foster (Muldrow, OK) DEC Trenton Lusk (Hinton, OK) 3-2 165-Cale Glover (Skiatook, OK-UCO Transfer) DEC David Reyes (Arlington, Texas) 5-3 157-Lorenzo Luis (Idaho Falls, ID) DEC Alec Capehart(Sallisaw, OK) 5-2 149-Kayson Kenney (Idaho […] More

  • Jaxon Randall Commits to UCO

    Another big in state recruiting pickup for UCO as Edmond North’s Jaxon Randall has announced on Tuesday that he’ll be staying home and competing in college at UCO. Randall enters his senior season this year as a three-time state placer. He was a state champion last season at 170 and finished third his freshman and […] More

  • “Dynasty Defined” a New Oklahoma State Wrestling Podcast

    I’m often asked if I could do an Oklahoma State wrestling podcast? The short answer to that right now is no… I’m a bit too busy and better at writing anyway. But someone has started one and I thought I’d share it with you here. Lee Cothran is now producing a podcast titled “Dynasty Defined” […] More

  • Kaden Smith Commits to OU

    Two-time state finalist Kaden Smith announced on Monday that he’s committed to OU. Smith, who is from Bridge Creek, wrestled at 120 last year and is a three-time state placer. He finished third as a freshman, first as a sophomore, and second last season. He made the Oklahoma Fargo team this summer at 126 and […] More

  • A Look at the 2021-22 UCO Bronchos

    Just this week the NWCA announced their preseason rankings and the UCO Bronchos come in as the #4 team in the country. UCO at #4 is only seven points behind #1 ST. Cloud State setting up for a tight group of teams at the top and an interesting race to follow as rankings move throughout […] More

  • The Inaugural Wrestling Roster and Schedule for the Carl Albert State College

    Carl Albert State College has released its first-ever roster and schedule on the school website. The roster features twenty-one total athletes from Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Idaho. Naturally in their first season, most are true freshmen, but it does include one sophomore transfer as well with Jaxson Roney who came over from Iowa Central Community […] More

  • NEO Announces Schedule and Updated Roster

    Today, NEO released an updated roster and their 2021-22 schedule. The schedule kicks off in just a few weeks with the Blue vs. Gold match on October 30th. They follow that up with a few open tournaments, including one hosted by the brand new Carl Albert State College program. Then duals start followed by a […] More

  • KJ Evans Commits to Wrestle at OU

    One day after landing Edmond Memorial’s AJ Heeg, the Sooners pick up another big name star out of Oklahoma with Heritage Hall’s KJ Evans. Evans was a state champion at 152 last season for Heritage Hall and a Cadet Fargo Finalist this summer. He took his OU visit this past weekend and wasted little time […] More

  • AJ Heeg Commits to Wrestle at OU

    One of the best big men in the state is off the recruiting board as AJ Heeg has committed to wrestle at OU. Heeg won a state title at 152 last season after knocking off Angelo Ferrari in the 6A finals. The Edmond Memorial product jumped from there to competing the freestyle summer at 195. […] More

  • OU Releases 2021-22 Wrestling Schedule

    On Thursday OU announced their schedule for the 2021-22 wrestling season. The Sooners open things up at the Michigan State Open on November 6th then hit a 3 dual road stretch before going to Vegas for the Cliff Keen Open. They then return to Norman for round one of Bedlam on December 12th before breaking […] More

  • Daton Fix Punches Ticket to World Championships

    STILLWATER â€“ Oklahoma State wrestler Daton Fix secured his spot on the U.S. Senior World Team Sunday, winning the 61 kg bracket at the World Team Trials in Lincoln, Nebraska. The 2021-22 Cowboy junior will now represent Team USA at the World Championships for the second time in his career, with 2021 Senior World Championships set for October 2-10 in Oslo, Norway. Fix dominated his […] More

  • Oklahoma Wrestlers Registered for 2021 Senior World Team Trials

    USA Wrestling’s Senior World Team trials take place on September 11th and 12th at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Nebraska. There are a total of ten wrestlers that grew up wrestling in Oklahoma or competed collegiately there that are currently registered. Wrestler Style Weight School Carter Young Freestyle 61 KG Stillwater/Northwestern Jakob Woodley Freestyle 92 KG […] More

  • Shane Griffith and Jaden Abas to Host Clinic in Bixby

    NCAA Champion Shane Griffith and All-American Jaden Abas are set to host a clinic at the Warehouse Sports Facility in Bixby, OK on September 12th. The clinic will take place in Bixby but is open to any and all wrestlers in Oklahoma who would like to attend, though space is limited. Walk-ins are $60 and […] More

  • Albert White to Coach At Little Rock: Barry Patterson to Step in at Cushing

    Little Rock wrestling announced today that Cushing Head Coach Albert White would be joining their program as a volunteer assistant. White became head coach at Cushing in 2019 after two seasons at Edmond Memorial. This past season, White led the Tigers to a fourth-place finish at the state tournament with six state placers. He crowned […] More

  • Top Ranked Joey Cruz Commits to Wrestle at OU

    Huge recruiting news for the Sooners today as they’ve landed one of the top lower weight prospects in the country out of California. Joey Cruz out of Bullard High School in Fresno committed to OU today according to his high school Twitter account. Cruz currently ranks as the #1 ranked 120 lber in the country […] More

  • OCU Has Hired a New Men’s Wrestling Coach

    OCU announced today that they’ve hired their newest men’s wrestling coach. From the release OKLAHOMA CITY – Justin Ensign has become the new Oklahoma City University head men’s wrestling coach. Ensign joins the Stars after 11 years leading the Central Missouri wrestling program as its head coach. “I’m excited to welcome Justin Ensign as the […] More

  • 2021 Class of Oklahoma Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Announced

    The Oklahoma Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame has announced their 2021 class. From the release OKLAHOMA CITY – Nine individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of wrestling will be honored by the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.  Mike Clevenger, Vance Conallis, Donald Keith, Dave Martin, Hardell […] More

  • The University of Tulsa to Consider Adding New Sports: Why Wrestling Should be it

    According to Kelly Hines of the Tulsa World, the University of Tulsa Athletic Director Rick Dickson has said the school is considering adding new sports in an effort to grow enrollment. Unfortunately, in the D1 wrestling world, we’ve seen countless programs get dropped as universities flood money into their revenue sports of football and basketball. […] More

  • David Steiger Commits to Oklahoma Wesleyan

    Tom Carr and Oklahoma Wesleyan have landed a heavyweight as Oklahoma state qualifier David Steiger announced his commitment on Tuesday. Steiger, out of Southmoore, joins Braven Bowman-Wagoner, Crease Hamblin-Lexington, Jake Stanton-Caney, Lane Cosby-Pawhuska and Wade Landrum-Mannford who is transferring home from Ottawa University in Kansas as the recruiting class for the Eagles this year. More

  • Carl Albert State College Has Hired Jet Taylor as Their Assistant Wrestling Coach

    Carl Albert State College has announced the hire of their first assistant coach. From the release Taylor is a Sallisaw graduate who in 2017, after three 4A high school State Wrestling Championships and several high school All-American honors, accepted a partial scholarship to study Accounting and wrestle at Oklahoma State University. During his time at […] More

  • Mike Keim and 1989 UCO Wrestling Team to be Inducted into UCO Hall of Fame

    UCO has announced their 2021 athletic Hall of Fame inductees and Mike Keimand the 1989 NAIA National Championship team will be inducted on October 1st at their Hall of Fame Banquet. From the release Keim wrestled his way to an amazing career at UCO in finishing as atwo-time national finalist with one title while helping lead […] More

  • OCU Is Hiring a New Men’s Wrestling Coach

    Oklahoma City has posted a new position on their website for Head Men’s Wrestling Coach. Head Men’s Wrestling Coach – 2501 N Blackwelder Ave, Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma City University (silkroad.com) The program’s most recent head coach was Nate Gomez, who took the position in August of 2020. Prior to that, Sam Hazewinkel was […] More

  • Emmanuel Skillings Signs with UCO

    It would be difficult to overstate how big of a recruiting week it has been for the UCO Bronchos as on the heels of signing 4-time State Champion Josh Taylor, the Bronchos have now signed one of the best big men in the country in Emmanuel Skillings. Skillings was a two-time state champion at Broken […] More

  • Hardell Moore named 2021 National Freestyle Developmental Coach Of The Year

    USA Wrestling has named Hardell Moore the 2021 National Freestyle Developmental Coach Of The Year Hardell runs the Oklahoma Wrestling Academy, which is widely regarded as one of the top wrestling academies in the country, and is the coaches director for OKUSA Wrestling. Hardell, is originally from Coweta and was a two-time Big 12 champion […] More

  • Four-Time State Champion Josh Taylor Signs with UCO

    Big in-state recruiting news for UCO as they’ve signed one of Oklahoma’s best available recruits in 4-time State Champion Josh Taylor. Taylor went 28-0 this year at 138 and made the Small East All-State roster at 145. He was a star during his time at Skiatook competing for the Bulldogs. This past season he helped […] More

  • Carl Albert State College Signs Their First Four Wrestlers

    Historic times for Oklahoma’s newest college wrestling program as Carl Albert State College has signed four of the programs first wrestlers. Gavin Daniels, Cooper Evans, and RJ Jones all signed with Head Coach Jake Lords and Carl Albert State College last month. The group came together and did a public signing at Westmoore High School […] More

  • Two-time All-American Dan Baker to Return to NEO For Another Season

    NEO heavyweight and two-time All-American Dan Baker will return to NEO for an additional season. Baker, who was a two-time state champion out of Sulphur, OK, finished third at the NJCAA National tournament as a freshman and sophomore. The NJCAA, like all other college athletic divisions, has announced that athletes will be allowed to return […] More

  • Five Observations from OU’s New Roster

    OU has published an updated 2021-2022 season roster on SoonersSports.Com. I did a quick run over some of the updates and changes and thought I would share some observations here. Easton Hudson, Jake Stiles, Collin McCoy, Mason Naifeh, and Tommy Hoskins are no longer on the roster-Some of these we’ve been tracking for a bit. […] More

  • OU Picks up Transfer From NCAA Qualifier Joe Grello

    The transfer market continues to be a favorable one for the Sooners as OU has picked up their third impact offseason transfer with Rutgers Joe Grello. Grello announced via his Instagram that he’ll be transferring to OU from Rutgers. Grello, who was an NCAA qualifier at Rutgers, went 10-5 last season at 174, but according […] More

  • Tyler Lawley to Wrestle for UCO Next Season

    UCO will be adding an NCAA D2 tournament qualifier to their roster for next season. Tyler Lawley, who wrestled for Newman University in Wichita, graduated with his bachelors in criminal justice in May, but is finishing up two summer classes and will be starting a graduate program at UCO in the fall. Lawley went 36-6 […] More

  • OU Picks Up Transfer From Oregon State

    According to a report from The Oregon Wrestling Forum on Rokfin, the Sooners have picked up a transfer from Oregon State University. Gabe Vidlak, who was on the Oregon State roster at 125 for the 2020-21 season, was a three time state champion wrestling for his dad at Cascade Christian High School in Oregon and […] More

  • Tate Picklo Named Jim Thorpe High School Wrestler of the Year

    The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced their recipients for the Jim Thorpe High School Player of the year award and Tate Picklo from Mustang was named winner for wrestling. Picklo was a four-time state finalist and two-time 6A state champion for Mustang. In freestyle he was a two-time Fargo All-American, and also a Greco […] More

  • Billy Sullivan to Transfer from OCU

    Big blow for OCU announced on Twitter this Saturday as Junior Greco World Team member and 125 pound starter for the Stars Billy Sullivan will be transferring. Sullivan had high praise for the staff and school in his announcement, but this will certainly sting the OCU roster a bit as Sullivan was a conference champion […] More

  • Oklahoma RTC Athlete Nathan Tomasello Part of U.S. Delegation for Poland Open

    USA Wrestling announced their delegation that will be competing in Poland from June 8-13th and OU RTC team member Nathan Tomasello will be one of the competitors. Tomasello and the rest of the contingent will head to Warsaw, Poland, to compete at the Ziolkowski, Pytlasinski and Poland Opens. The tournament serves as a UWW Ranking […] More

  • Tommy Hoskins is Transferring from Oklahoma

    Courtney Woods from Intermat announced on Tuesday via Twitter that Tommy Hoskins will be transferring back to his home state and Ohio University. Hoskins got some starting time for the Sooners the past few seasons at 125, but was not the postseason starter as Mason Naifeh got the nod at the Big 12 tournament. It […] More

  • Dom Demas Makes U23 World Team

    OU sent eleven guys to the U23 World Team trials in Lincoln this weekend and walked away with one champ and two All-Americans. Demas was nearly untouchable in his route to the 65 KG title. He outscored opponents 73-10 including two 10-0 techs in the best of three finals with Lawrence Saenz. This will be […] More

  • Riddick Nash Signs with Labette

    Another college signing for an Oklahoma wrestler was announced this week as Del City’s Riddick Nash has signed with Labette. Nash wrestled for Del City and was a state qualifier in 5A at 106 in 2020. He projects as a college 125. More

  • Get Recruited by Oklahoma’s Newest College Wrestling Program

    Carl Albert State College announced the formation of their brand new men’s and women’s wrestling program in March and in April they hired their first coach. Now they’re looking for wrestlers to fill their roster. Head Coach Jake Lords has set up a recruiting questionnaire for prospects to send him their information. You can fill […] More

  • The Oklahoma Regional Training Center is Sending Ten to U23 Nationals

    Registration for the 2021 UWW U23 Nationals is in full effect and the University of Oklahoma is sending a pretty deep squad to compete this weekend in Nebraska. UWW U23 – Men’s Freestyle Freestyle 86 kg Darrien Roberts Oklahoma Regional Training Center UWW U23 – Men’s Freestyle Freestyle 125 kg Joshua Heindselman Oklahoma Regional Training […] More

  • Four Glenpool Wrestlers Sign with Colleges

    Four Glenpool High School wrestlers signed with colleges this past week. Ryan Winn and Nick Marshall will both be playing football while Gus Edwards will be wrestling for the Coast Guard Academy and Jace Ellis will be competing for Cleary Wrestling out of Michigan. Cleary is an NAIA program in Howell, Michigan and the Coast […] More

  • Steve “Dr. Death” Williams Named to WWE Hall of Fame

    Today would’ve been the 61st birthday of Steve Williams. Four-time OU All-American and now WWE Hall of Famer. The 2020 Hall of Fame induction ceremony was delayed due to COVID-19, but the WWE announced Steve as a “Legacy Inductee” of the 2020 class on April 6th, 2021 Other members of the class include Baron Michele […] More

  • State Champion Kaden Charboneau Has Announced His College Decision

    Kaden Charboneau, a state champ in 4A at 182 pounds last season has announced his college decision. Charboneau will compete for Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. Lindenwood is a D2 program that competes in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and finished third at the NCAA tournament last season. Charboneau was a three-time state placer […] More

  • OU Finishes With Three Finalists at the US Open

    In my best of 2020 story on OU I wrote in January, their 2020 US Open performance got the nod. They wrestled incredibly well and were looking for a repeat performance this weekend in Iowa. Dom Demas is arguably OU’s top guy and as good as he is in folkstyle he may be even better […] More

  • 2020 Perry High School graduate Ryan Smith earns All-American status

    2020 Perry High School graduate Ryan Smith turned in an outstanding performance to earn All-American honors at the NJCAA National Wrestling Tournament held April 21-22 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Smith, a freshman wrestling at 133 lbs. for Cowley College, KS , earned a 6th place finish to claim the All-American status. Clackamas, Oregon won the […] More

  • OCU Wrestler Billy Sullivan Makes Junior Greco World Team

    OCU freshman Billy Sullivan put together quite a performance at the US Junior Open. Sullivan, a Greco aficionado, was the 125 pound starter for the Stars last season. He competed 55 KG here. He picked up fairly quick tech falls in his first three matches on his way to the finals. This set up a […] More

  • Oklahoma RTC Wrestlers Competing at Junior and Senior Nationals

    Junior and Senior Nationals starts tomorrow in Coralville, Iowa and the Oklahoma Regional Training Center has a large contingency heading to Iowa to compete. There are a total of eight juniors registered including last year’s 184 pound starter for OU, Darrien Roberts. Junior Boys – Freestyle Freestyle 86 kg Darrien Roberts OK Oklahoma Regional Training […] More

  • NCAA Champion Heath Gray Will Return for Another Season

    UCO’s Heath Gray, the 184 pound NCAA Champion last season, has announced he’ll be returning for another season. According to UCO’s release he has one goal in mind, and that’s to win a team title. “I accomplished everything I needed to accomplish, personally, as a wrestler,” Gray said. “What I would really like to see […] More

  • Lane Cosby Signs With Oklahoma Wesleyan

    3A state placer Lane Cosby has signed with Oklahoma Wesleyan. Cosby, who finished fourth this season at state at 126 has signed with Coach Tom Carr and the Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles. Cosby is out of Pawhuska High School in Pawhuska, OK. More

  • Lake Epperson Has Announced His College Decision

    On Wednesday, Oklahoma state runner-up Lake Epperson announced his college decision via his Instagram. Epperson, who finished third at state this season at 138, and second as a junior at 120 will be wrestling for Life University in Marietta, Georgia. Life is a NAIA program that competes in the Mid-South Conference. They were the NAIA […] More

  • NEO Finishes Fifth At NJCAA Tournament And Lands Seven All Americans

    NEO went into the second day of the NJCAA tournament in fifth place and seven wrestlers locked into top eight finishes. You can read about the first day here. They closed the tournament out in the same spot, but there was a lot of action in between, so lets dive in and do a quick […] More

  • NEO Finishes Day One Of The NJCAA Tournament in Fifth Place

    A bit of an up and down day for the NEO Norsemen at the NJCAA National Tournament leaves them in fifth place after day one. The first round went well for NEO. Fall after fall landed NEO with five in the quarterfinals and four still going on the consolation side. Pushing 133, 141, 157, 174, […] More

  • Carl Albert State College Has Hired A Wrestling Coach

    Last month, Carl Albert State College announced they would be starting a wrestling program. Today they announced they’ve hired a coach. From their release At their recent regularly scheduled meeting, held on Tuesday, April 22, 2021, the Carl Albert State College Board of Regents approved the hiring of new CASC Wrestling coach, Jake Lords.  Lords […] More

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