Four OU entries didn’t make it to evening session. In addition to Larson, unseeded 141-pounder Nick Lester lost to Michigan’s Stephen Dutton III Friday morning; Justin DeAngelis lost to Zach Brunson of Illinois; and Travis Rutt, the No. 7 seed at 197 pounds, forfeited his Friday match after suffering a concussion Thursday night.
The Sooners should improve on their 12th and 13th place finishes their first two years under Cody. “We need to try to score some more points with the three guys we have left because we’re trying to improve every year. We’re trying to keep climbing as we build the program.” — Cody said.
In addition to Howe facing Bedlam rival Chris Perry in the 174-pound title match Saturday night, Maple will wrestle Penn State’s James English for seventh. Brewer faces Central Michigan’s Joe Roth for seventh.
BY MIKE BALDWIN