Oklahoma wrestling: Sooners have disappointing morning session, now in ninth

A disappointing session Friday morning most likely squashed any chance of Oklahoma posting a top-five finish at the NCAA Wrestling Championships, but the Sooners are in position for their best finish under coach Mark Cody.
by Michael Baldwin Published: March 21, 2014
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photo - Oklahoma's Jarrod Patterson takes on Penn State's Nicholas Megaludis in the 125 pound match during the 2014 NCAA Div. 1 Wrestling Championships at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Friday, March 21, 2014. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Jarrod Patterson takes on Penn State's Nicholas Megaludis in the 125 pound match during the 2014 NCAA Div. 1 Wrestling Championships at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Friday, March 21, 2014. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Jarrod Patterson, the No. 6 seed at 125 pounds, lost 6-0 in the quarterfinals Friday morning, falling one win shy of All-America honors Friday night with a 6-5 loss to No. 16 seed Joey Dance of Virginia Tech.

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.

WEIGHING IN

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.

LOOKING AHEAD

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


by Michael Baldwin
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Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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