EDMOND (Feb. 12) – Studd Morris electrified the boisterous Hamilton Field House crowd in the opening match, Shawn Streck had fans on their feet again in the finale and top-ranked Central Oklahoma took down No. 3 Nebraska-Kearney 21-13 Sunday afternoon.
Morris jump-started the Bronchos with a first-period fall at 125 pounds, while Streck prevailed in a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown at heavyweight to seal the verdict as UCO captured its third straight Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association title.
The Bronchos also got big wins from 141 Nate Keim, 157 Gabe Johnson, 165 Ty Lucas and 197 Emmanuel Skillings in finishing the dual season 13-1. UCO pushed its home winning streak to 17 straight in beating the Lopers for the fourth straight time.
“It was a tough dual like we knew it would be,” said head coach Todd Steidley, whose team won for the 32nd time in 33 matches. “I was proud of the way our guys battled. We didn’t wrestle our best, but we competed hard at every weight.
“We won a couple of matches that could have gone either way and lost a couple like that as well. Studd gave us a big boost right off the bat, Emmanuel came up with a big win at the end and Shawn finished it off the right way….