, Muskogee, OK


March 21, 2013

OSU sitting pretty after first day of national tournament; OU ninth


OU in ninth after Day One

The University of Oklahoma wrestling team sits in ninth place with 13.0 points after the first full day of wrestling. Two Sooners advanced in the championship bracket following the second session in Cody Brewer and Kendric Maple, while two dropped into the wrestleback bracket in Nick Lester and Bubby Graham. Additionally, Matt Lester stayed alive in wrestleback action.Brewer continued to shine in his NCAA debut with an 11-2 major decision over No. 9 Northern Iowa’s Levi Wolfensberger. The two faced off earlier this year in OU’s dual against UNI, where Brewer clinched his first of two victories over Wolfensberger with 13-9 major decision.

Friday, Brewer - the No. 8 seed at 133 pounds - tallied the 10th major decision of his career and pulled together another dominant performance against Wolfensberger in the second session of NCAA action.

The redshirt freshman was first on the board with a takedown, and added another to Wolfensberger’s escape to lead 4-1 after the first three minutes of action. In the second period he continued his success as he blanked the Panther, and added four points of his own to lead 8-1 and essentially clinch the victory. Brewer secured his ticket to the third round in the championship bracket in the final two minutes of regulation with another takedown and riding time to earn the 11-2 victory.

No. 2 Maple followed his young teammate’s lead with a thrilling performance over Northern Iowa’s Joey Lazor. He quickly added a takedown to lead 2-0 early on, but it wasn’t long until he secured his 28th win of the season, remained undefeated throughout his redshirt junior campaign and earned a ticket to the third session of the championship bracket, with a fall in 2:41.

Maple’s pin over Lazor marked the 25th pin and 99th win of his career. Just one victory in tomorrow’s third round action, and he’ll have reached the historic century marker in the win column.

Text Only
AP Video
Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

     View Results
Featured Ads

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.