BALDWIN CITY, Kan. (Nov. 6) – Dylan Lucas overwhelmed the field to capture the 133-pound title and lead a parade of five Central Oklahoma champions at the Dan Harris Open Sunday.
The No. 4-ranked Bronchos also got gold medal efforts from 125 Studd Morris, 141 Ryder Ramsey, 184 Anthony DesVigne and Hvy Braden Morgan, with UCO finishing runner-up at three of those weights.
Morris edged Garrett Steidley, Morgan beat Christian Arriola in overtime and DesVigne earned a medical forfeit victory over Garrett Wells, who was competing as an unattached entry. Gabe Johnson added a third-place finish at 157 for the Bronchos.
“It was a pretty good day overall,” head coach Todd Steidley said. “It was good for our guys to wrestle a bunch of matches and they did some good things. We have a lot of work to do, but it’s the first week of the season and we’re going to get better.”
Lucas wasn’t tested in going 4-0 on the day. The sophomore newcomer followed an opening-round bye with 16-0 and 17-1 technical falls before scoring a first-period pin in the semifinals.