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Big 12 wrestling: Oklahoma State wins Big 12 title, Sooners come in second

OSU won its 48th conference championship, and fourth in the past five years, on Saturday at McCasland Field House with six champions and 98.5 team points. Oklahoma was second with 63.5 points.
by Trent Shadid Published: March 8, 2014

Eddie Klimara (125 pounds) and Josh Kindig (149 pounds) both earned NCAA tournament bids with second-place finishes.

“I think this was definitely the most complete team effort we’ve had all year and that’s what you want to see in the postseason,” Morrison said. “We’ve got to continue to improve and be even better in two weeks, but I think we can do that.”

Nolan Boyd (184 punds) and Blake Rosholt (197 pounds) are strong candidates to receive at-large bids, which will be announced on Wednesday. Boyd finished second and Rosholt third on Saturday.

The NCAA Wrestling Championships will be held March 20-22 at Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena.

“I think Nolan Boyd is pretty much in and I think Blake Rosholt, with his last match, gave himself a great opportunity to get in,” Smith said. “I’d be a little bit shocked if we didn’t get all 10 in, but you never know how that’s going to go. Hopefully they’ll look at the competition we’ve wrestled this season and reward us for that.”

by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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