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Oklahoma scene: OU wrestler switches Bedlam colors, transfers to OSU

Tyler Caldwell, a two-time All-American for the Sooners, spent 2012 at the U.S. Olympic Trials. He decides to spend last two seasons wrestling for the Cowboys.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: May 11, 2012

Tyler Caldwell will get to experience both sides of Bedlam wrestling. The two-time All-American has transferred to Oklahoma State from Oklahoma.

Caldwell wrestled at 165 pounds as a freshman and sophomore for OU, finishing as NCAA runner-up in 2011 and in fifth place in 2010. He will seek immediate eligibility after taking an Olympic redshirt year in 2011-12. Caldwell has potentially two years of eligibility remaining.

Caldwell reached the semifinals of the 74 kilogram bracket at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials. The Wichita, Kan., native was a four-time state champion for Goddard High School and still holds the state record for career falls at 125.


The Oklahoma softball team is a win short of an outright Big 12 championship. The Sooners moved closer Friday with a 10-0 rout of Iowa State in Ames, Iowa. An OU win in Saturday's 2 p.m. game and the Sooners will eliminate Missouri from title contention.

OU (43-8 overall, 17-5 Big 12) hit at least three homers in a game for the 12th time this season. Lauren Chamberlain, Javen Henson and Georgia Casey homered; Chamberlain, a freshman, has 23 this season. Oklahoma has 81 homers for the season, which is four shy of tying the single-season school record set by the 2000 national championship team.

Iowa State (14-37, 2-20) managed just two hits against pitcher Keilani Ricketts. She struck out 10 for the 19th time this season.


Missouri tried to keep pace with Oklahoma for the Big 12 championship, getting a no-hitter from Chelsea Thomas in a 4-0 victory over Oklahoma State in Columbia. Thomas walked two and struck out 12 in seven innings. Lindsey Muller had a two-run homer in the second inning. The Tigers (41-12 overall, 15-7 Big 12) added two runs in the sixth inning against OSU pitcher Simone Freeman.

OSU (25-24, 8-14) and Missouri play again 2 p.m. Saturday.


Andrew Heaney pitched another solid game Friday, leading Oklahoma State to a 3-2 baseball win over Alcorn State (Miss.) at Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater. The former Putnam City star gave up an earned run and three hits. Heaney (7-1) struck out 11 while throwing all nine innings.

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