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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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 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