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    #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

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    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

  • 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

  • Four Sooners Place at Cliff Keen

    From OU Athletics Communication-William Soulé 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

  • Sooners Set to Compete in Cliff Keen Invitational

    From William Soulé-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

  • 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. – 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

  • Sooners Drop Road Match to Sun Devils

    TEMPE, Ariz. – 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Qualifier Joey Prata Is Transferring to OU

    Big news for the OU lineup and it looks like they’ve found a potential new anchor at 125 for the 2021-2022 season. Joey Prata, an NCAA qualifier at Virginia Tech in 2020 announced today via Twitter that he will be transferring to OU. Prata went 5-0 last season in a reserve role behind All-American Sam […] More

  • Nathan Tomasello Has Joined The Oklahoma RTC

    NCAA Champion and 4-time All-American Nathan Tomasello announced on Tuesday via Twitter that he has joined the Oklahoma RTC. Tomasello, who wrestled at Ohio State while Lou Roselli was on staff for the Buckeyes, finished first at the NCAA tournament his freshman season and third his sophomore, junior, and senior years. Tomasello finished third at […] More

  • Woodley Grabs Sixth at National Championship

    ST. LOUIS – Jake Woodley finished sixth at the 2021 NCAA wrestling national championship after dropping both of his matches on Saturday morning to top-10 seeds. With his top-eight finish, Woodley earned All-America status for the first time in his career. Woodley became Oklahoma’s 277th All-American on Friday after opening the championship with three wins over […] More

  • Oklahoma Wrestling Co-Champions of Big 12 Conference

    NORMAN – For the first time since 2002, the Oklahoma Sooners are champions of the Big 12 Conference. The Sooners, powered by three finalists and six NCAA qualifiers, were tied by Oklahoma State with 124 team points after Sunday night’s final session at the BOK Center in Tulsa, as the teams were named co-champions. It is […] More

  • OU Leads The Team Race After Day One At The Big 12 Tournament

    OU packaged together a great day at the Big 12 tournament on Saturday. The Sooners still have nine in the tournament still and currently lead the team race by ten. Throughout the day, OU wrestled well. Anthony Madrigal came in unseeded at 133 and after pulling upset after upset, he found himself in the finals […] More

  • Big 12 Wrestling Tournament Brackets Released

    Big 12 brackets have been released and here’s how the seeds break down for Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. Weight Automatic Bids OSU Wrestler OSU Seed OU Wrestler OU Seed 125 5 Trevor Mastrogiovanni 3 Mason Naifeh 8 133 5 Daton Fix 1 Tony Madrigal Unseeded 141 4 Kaden Gfeller Unseeded Dom Demas 2 149 5 […] More

  • Rylan Rogers Has Sooners In His Top Six Schools

    One of the top prospects in the country has released his school list and the Sooners have made the cut. Rylan Rogers, who is currently ranked 3rd in the country at 182 pounds listed OU along with NC State, Penn State, Ohio State, Oregon State, and Michigan. Rogers is originally from Washington state and currently […] More

  • Four Broken Arrow Wrestlers Sign With Colleges

    Yesterday, four of Broken Arrow’s top wrestlers signed with colleges. Olivia Brown is currently the #2 ranked wrestler in the country in her weight class. She signed with Grand View University. Jared Hill is staying in state and headed to the University of Oklahoma. Dayton Hill and Braden Anderson are heading to Kansas together. Both […] More

  • A Look Back At The First Black Oklahoma State Wrestling Champion

    It’s Black History Month and I thought I’d take a look back at Oklahoma’s first black wrestling state champion Eddie “Ed” McQuarters Ed McQuarters grew up in Tulsa and wrestled for Tulsa Washington High School. In 1961 he became the first black wrestler to win a state title in wrestling in Oklahoma. He was also […] More

  • Interview: Sam Hazewinkel

    Coach Sam Hazewinkel, Head Coach Oklahoma Regional Training Center, talks with Aaron Heeg about everything from pre-training preventative disciplines, mentorship, and important factors for athletes to consider in the recruiting process. More

  • Tickets on Sale Jan. 22 for 2021 Big 12 Wrestling Championship

    Ticket sales begin Friday, January 22 at 10 a.m. CT for the 2021 Big 12 Wrestling Championship. The event is scheduled for March 6 & 7 at the BOK Center. The Big 12 Conference and the Tulsa Sports Commission previously announced a partnership to host the Big 12 Wrestling Championship at BOK Center through 2024. […] More

  • Thomas Named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week

    NORMAN – Oklahoma redshirt senior Justin Thomas was named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week, it was announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon. Thomas, ranked No. 16 entering his match with Arizona State’s No. 10 Jacori Teemer on Friday, used a pair of takedowns to collect his eighth-career win over a ranked opponent. His […] More

  • Sooners Drop Season Opener to No. 11 Arizona State

    NORMAN – No. 19 Oklahoma opened its wrestling season on Friday night at McCasland Field House with a hard-fought dual against No. 11 Arizona State. The Sooners won four matches but dropped the dual by a score of 20-12. “We just didn’t wrestle well enough across the board to win tonight,” head coach Lou Rosselli said. […] More

  • Sooners Set to Open With No. 11 Arizona State

    NORMAN – The Oklahoma wrestling team is set to return to the mat on Friday night when it opens its season in a dual with No. 11 and reigning Pac-12 champion Arizona State.  A LONG AWAITED RETURN The Sooners return the mat for the first time since last March when they host No. 11 Arizona State inside […] More

  • Five things to watch as OU takes on Arizona State on Friday

    By Seth Duckworth The start of the OU wrestling season is this Friday and they kick things off when one of their biggest matchups of the season. Arizona State, ranked 11th in the most recent NWCA coaches poll will be in Norman on Friday to wrestle the 19th ranked Sooners. Here are five things to […] More

  • Best of 2020 for each Oklahoma College Wrestling Program

    2020 has been a bit of a tough year on all of us, and it’s significantly impacted the wrestling world as well. The cancellation of the NCAA tournaments in Division one and two were unprecedented and something the sport hasn’t seen since World War 2. With the end of the year, I thought I’d try […] More

  • OU Wrestling Unveils 2021 Schedule

    NORMAN – University of Oklahoma head wrestling coach Lou Rosselli announced the Sooners’ 2021 schedule on Thursday, a slate that features eight total events and home duals vs. Arizona State and Oklahoma State. “We’re really excited about the schedule we’ve been able to assemble this year,” Rosselli said. “I’m thankful for the support we’ve gotten from […] More