SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Dec. 2) – Studd Morris scored five bonus-point wins in capturing the 125-pound title to lead a host of Central Oklahoma champions at the Drury Open Saturday.
The No. 3-ranked Bronchos dominated the one-day tournament, winning six weights and finishing runner-up at two others. Thirteen of UCO’s 15 main wrestlers finished in the top three, with that group going 56-8 with 38 bonus-point wins on the day.
Joining Morris atop the podium was 149 Brik Filippo, 174 Tre’Vaughn Craig, 197 Dalton Abney and Hvy Shawn Streck, while Nate Keim and Ryder Ramsey shared the 141 title. Anthony DesVigne was runner-up to Craig at 174, while 157 Gabe Johnson also came in second.
Four individuals had shared third-place finishes – 125 Garrett Steidley with redshirting teammate Guy Clevenger, 149 Garrett Messimore with redshirt Bam West and heavyweights Braden Morgan and Christian Arriola. Redshirt 197 Seth Sarasua placed fourth.
“We had a pretty good day and our guys got a lot mat time, which they needed,” head coach Todd Steidley said. “We wrestled pretty well overall, but there’s still a lot of room for growth and improvement.”