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Session IV (Semis/Blood Round): Oklahoma

The Sooners have an All-American in Stephen Buchanan, who won’t finish lower than 6th after two strong wins for a podium finish. Josh Heindselman also came razor close but lost a heart breaking overtime match to just miss out. The Sooners are in a solid place team wise, but any extra points from Buchanan would be huge at this point. 

197lbs: #8 Stephen Buchanan

  • Champ. Round 1: #8 Stephen Buchanan Tech #25 Ben Smith (CSU) (5:16 18-1)
  • Champ. Round 2: #8 Stephen Buchanan Maj. #9 Stephen Little (LR) (14-3)
  • Quarterfinals: #1 Aaron Brooks (PSU) Fall #8 Stephen Buchanan (2:45)
  • Bloodround: #8 Stephen Buchanan Dec#14 John Poznanski (RUT) (TB 2-1)
  • Cons. Round 5: #8 Stephen Buchanan Maj#4 Michael Beard (LEH) (12-1)

Next Match: Cons. Semis – #3 Tanner Sloan (South Dakota State)

Buchanan impressed with a gritty win over Poznanski in the bloodround, winning with a quick escape and being able to hold off his attacks in overtime. He followed up his third All-American status with a dominant win over EIWA champ Beard. He scored three takedowns and picked…

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