No. 4-ranked Central Oklahoma celebrates its 300th dual at Hamilton Field House Sunday when the Bronchos host Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association rival Newman at 2 p.m.
It’s the home debut for UCO, which is 1-0 on the season and in the league after plastering Ouachita Baptist 42-0 on Nov. 1. The Jets from Wichita, Kan. are 0-1 for the year.
The defending national champion Bronchos are riding a 17-match home winning streak and have also won 18 straight league duals while capturing the last three conference titles.
“We’re excited about being home in front of our fans,” said head coach Todd Steidley, who has a 32-2 home record and is 87-12 overall. “Unfortunately we don’t get a lot of chances to wrestle in our own building and our guys are really excited, especially since it’s the 300th dual.”
UCO follows up Sunday’s dual with a trip to Indianapolis, Ind. Dec. 16-17 for the prestigious Midwest Classic to close out the first semester schedule.
UCO AT HFH: Hamilton Field House, named after legendary coach and athletic director Dale Hamilton, opened its doors in January of 1965 when the wrestling program was dormant.
UCO revived wrestling for the 1972-73 season and has compiled a stellar 233-63-3 record at HFH, starting with 53-2 drubbing of North Texas on Dec. 8, 1972…