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UCO Currently Leads Super Regional: Awaiting Decision on Final Score

The Division Two Super Regional IV had all the trappings you want in a big tournament. Good wrestling, big upsets, back and forth matches, and a great team race.

The semifinals got exciting early for UCO fans and followers. Edmond North product Paxton Rosen has been dominant all season but somewhat mysteriously omitted from the NWCA National rankings all season. Here was his first chance to prove his worth and he took advantage of that opportunity. Rosen matched up with the #1 seed in the tournament and #1 ranked wrestler in the nation Mason Turner in the semifinals. Rosen comfortably upset Turner 8-2 to make the finals. This was followed up by upset wins by Gabe Johnson at 149 and Ty Lucas at 157 who both were lower seeds in the semifinals and both also picked up upsets to make the finals. They were joined by heavy hitters Dalton Abney and Heath Gray who both won their semifinal as well.

Braden Morgan was the only UCO wrestler to drop his first match but put together two comeback wins on the consolation side to make the consolation semifinals. Along with Morgan, the rest of the UCO squad went 5 for 5 in the consolation semifinals to all make the 3rd and 4th place match. That run put the Bronchos into first place in the team race after jockeying back and forth with McKendree and Lindenwood for most of the day.

Rosen kicked the placement matches off by solidifying that his upset wasn’t a flash in the pan win. Rosen beat 11th ranked Christian Mejia of McKendree 4-0 to secure his first regional title. Tanner Cole continued that momentum at 133 with a 5-1 win over McKendree’s Brody Norman in the 3rd-4th place match. Both these ultimately proving significant in the team race and putting UCO in the lead.

UCO then fell in back to back matches as Nate Keim lost in the 3rd/4th place match and true freshman Gabe Johnson fell in sudden victory OT at 149.

Ty Lucas put the Bronchos back in the win column after picking up a late takedown vs. Anthony Scantlin to win 5-2 and give UCO their second regional champion. This pulled UCO within four in the team race.

Dayton Garrett fell in the 3rd place match at 165, but the Bronchos were simultaneously helped out by McKendree in the 1st place match as they knocked off Lindenwood and kept UCO in the team race.

Wyatt Jordan won his 3rd place match at 174 while Lindenwood also won in the finals.

A huge swing came for UCO at 184 as Heath Gray won 1st place while Lindenwood fell in the third place match. Lindenwood had no wrestlers still in at 197 and HWT remaining.

Dalton Abney fell in the first place match at 197 and Braden Morgan fell in the third place match at HWT.

This left UCO up by one with only the “true second” matches remaining according to Trackwrestling.

Tanner Cole was up first in those and won 6-3.

Following true second, he scores on Track showed UCO winning by one point. UCO came out and announced that is not official and scores are still being tallied.

The scores currently reflected are listed below.

 TeamPoints
1University of Central Oklahoma103.5
2Lindenwood (Mo.), MO 102.5
3McKendree, IL 97.5
4Fort Hays St., KS 50
5Maryville (MO), MO 45
6Newman, KS 37
7Drury, MO 36
8Ouachita Baptist, AR 10
9Central Mo., MO 4
10Ky. Wesleyan, KY 0

NCAA DII Super Regional IV Results for Central Okla.

125

Paxton Rosen (3-0) placed 1st and scored 14.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Paxton Rosen (Central Okla.) 3-0 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Paxton Rosen (Central Okla.) 3-0 won by major decision over Noah Yeamans (Ouachita Baptist) 1-2 (MD 15-3)
  • Semifinal – Paxton Rosen (Central Okla.) 3-0 won by decision over Mason Turner (Fort Hays St.) 11-3 (Dec 8-2)
  • 1st Place Match – Paxton Rosen (Central Okla.) 3-0 won by decision over Christian Mejia (McKendree) 3-1 (Dec 4-0)

133

Tanner Cole (4-1) placed 2nd and scored 13.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Tanner Cole (Central Okla.) 4-1 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Tanner Cole (Central Okla.) 4-1 won by tech fall over Evan Kennedy (Ouachita Baptist) 0-2 (TF-1.5 2:28 (17-0))
  • Semifinal – Tanner Hitchcock (Lindenwood (Mo.)) 4-0 won by decision over Tanner Cole (Central Okla.) 4-1 (Dec 3-2)
  • Cons. Semi – Tanner Cole (Central Okla.) 4-1 won by fall over Jake Patch (Newman) 3-4 (Fall 2:14)
  • 3rd Place Match – Tanner Cole (Central Okla.) 4-1 won by decision over Brody Norman (McKendree) 2-2 (Dec 5-1)
  • 2nd Place Match – Tanner Cole (Central Okla.) 4-1 won by decision over Tyler Kreith (Maryville (MO)) 6-2 (Dec 6-3)

141

Nate Keim (2-2) placed 4th and scored 6.5 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Nate Keim (Central Okla.) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Nate Keim (Central Okla.) 2-2 won by fall over Tyler Lawley (Newman) 9-6 (Fall 5:37)
  • Semifinal – Colby Smith (Lindenwood (Mo.)) 3-0 won by major decision over Nate Keim (Central Okla.) 2-2 (MD 9-1)
  • Cons. Semi – Nate Keim (Central Okla.) 2-2 won by decision over Taylor Jokerst (Maryville (MO)) 3-4 (Dec 3-2)
  • 3rd Place Match – Peter Kuster (Drury) 8-1 won by decision over Nate Keim (Central Okla.) 2-2 (Dec 6-2)

149

Gabe Johnson (2-1) placed 2nd and scored 10.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Gabe Johnson (Central Okla.) 2-1 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Gabe Johnson (Central Okla.) 2-1 won by decision over Nathan Callaway (McKendree) 3-2 (Dec 4-0)
  • Semifinal – Gabe Johnson (Central Okla.) 2-1 won by decision over Tyler Stegall (Maryville (MO)) 7-1 (Dec 3-1)
  • 1st Place Match – Gavin Londoff (Lindenwood (Mo.)) 3-0 won in sudden victory – 1 over Gabe Johnson (Central Okla.) 2-1 (SV-1 3-1)
  • 2nd Place Match – Gabe Johnson (Central Okla.) 2-1 won by no contest over Tyler Stegall (Maryville (MO)) 7-1 (NC)

157

Ty Lucas (4-0) placed 1st and scored 14.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Ty Lucas (Central Okla.) 4-0 won by major decision over Michael Peters (Maryville (MO)) 2-4 (MD 10-0)
  • Quarterfinal – Ty Lucas (Central Okla.) 4-0 won by decision over Ben Stahlman (Drury) 2-4 (Dec 5-2)
  • Semifinal – Ty Lucas (Central Okla.) 4-0 won by decision over Ronald Gentile (Lindenwood (Mo.)) 4-1 (Dec 1-0)
  • 1st Place Match – Ty Lucas (Central Okla.) 4-0 won by decision over Anthony Scantlin (Fort Hays St.) 5-6 (Dec 5-2)

165

Dayton Garrett (2-2) placed 4th and scored 5.5 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Dayton Garrett (Central Okla.) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Dayton Garrett (Central Okla.) 2-2 won by decision over Cody Hicks (Fort Hays St.) 5-8 (Dec 8-3)
  • Semifinal – Nate Trepanier (Lindenwood (Mo.)) 2-2 won by decision over Dayton Garrett (Central Okla.) 2-2 (Dec 5-1)
  • Cons. Semi – Dayton Garrett (Central Okla.) 2-2 won by major decision over Caleb Knobel (Maryville (MO)) 3-4 (MD 12-1)
  • 3rd Place Match – Kameron Frame (Newman) 11-3 won by major decision over Dayton Garrett (Central Okla.) 2-2 (MD 14-3)

174

Wyatt Jordan (3-1) placed 3rd and scored 6.5 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Wyatt Jordan (Central Okla.) 3-1 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Wyatt Jordan (Central Okla.) 3-1 won by decision over Jd Johnson (Newman) 6-6 (Dec 6-1)
  • Semifinal – Josh Jones (McKendree) 2-1 won by decision over Wyatt Jordan (Central Okla.) 3-1 (Dec 6-3)
  • Cons. Semi – Wyatt Jordan (Central Okla.) 3-1 won by decision over Bret Heil (Maryville (MO)) 3-4 (Dec 8-3)
  • 3rd Place Match – Wyatt Jordan (Central Okla.) 3-1 won by decision over Marty Verhaeghe (Fort Hays St.) 11-5 (Dec 8-2)
  • 2nd Place Match – Josh Jones (McKendree) 2-1 won by no contest over Wyatt Jordan (Central Okla.) 3-1 (NC)

184

Heath Gray (3-0) placed 1st and scored 15.5 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Heath Gray (Central Okla.) 3-0 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Heath Gray (Central Okla.) 3-0 won by tech fall over Bryce Faworski (Central Mo.) 0-2 (TF-1.5 4:26 (17-2))
  • Semifinal – Heath Gray (Central Okla.) 3-0 won by major decision over Kyle Dickhaus (Lindenwood (Mo.)) 2-2 (MD 13-2)
  • 1st Place Match – Heath Gray (Central Okla.) 3-0 won by decision over Dan Fillipek (McKendree) 3-1 (Dec 4-1)

197

Dalton Abney (2-1) placed 2nd and scored 14.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Dalton Abney (Central Okla.) 2-1 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Dalton Abney (Central Okla.) 2-1 won by fall over Ryan Cochran (Ouachita Baptist) 0-2 (Fall 1:47)
  • Semifinal – Dalton Abney (Central Okla.) 2-1 won by fall over Tereus Henry (Fort Hays St.) 10-4 (Fall 6:41)
  • 1st Place Match – Ryan Vasbinder (McKendree) 3-0 won by decision over Dalton Abney (Central Okla.) 2-1 (Dec 2-0)
  • 2nd Place Match – Dalton Abney (Central Okla.) 2-1 won by no contest over Tereus Henry (Fort Hays St.) 10-4 (NC)

285

Braden Morgan (2-2) placed 4th and scored 4.5 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Braden Morgan (Central Okla.) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Aj Cooper (Fort Hays St.) 11-2 won by decision over Braden Morgan (Central Okla.) 2-2 (Dec 3-2)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Braden Morgan (Central Okla.) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Braden Morgan (Central Okla.) 2-2 won by decision over Logan Radik (Maryville (MO)) 4-3 (Dec 6-1)
  • Cons. Semi – Braden Morgan (Central Okla.) 2-2 won by major decision over Michael Kramer (Lindenwood (Mo.)) 1-2 (MD 12-3)
  • 3rd Place Match – Ian Kuehl (McKendree) 4-1 won by decision over Braden Morgan (Central Okla.) 2-2 (Dec 7-3)

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