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Wrestling: Former OSU Cowboy Tyler Caldwell wins University World title

by Trent Shadid Published: July 8, 2014
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Former Oklahoma State wrestling standout Tyler Caldwell claimed the 74 kg/163 lbs. freestyle title at the University World Championships in Pecs, Hungary, on Tuesday.

The four-time All-American won three matches on the day, defeating Russia’s Shamil-Imam Osmanov in the championship match.

Caldwell has been training with the Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club since completing his final season of eligibility at OSU in March.

The Wichita, Kan., native began his career at the University of Oklahoma where he was a two-time All-American and finished runner-up to Nebraska’s Jordan Burroughs at the NCAA Tournament in 2011. Burroughs won the 74 kg gold at the 2012 London Olympics.

Caldwell transferred to OSU after taking an Olympic redshirt in 2011-12. He finished runner-up again at the NCAA Tournament as a senior, falling to two-time Hodge Trophy winner David Taylor of Penn State.

Chris Perry, a Stillwater native and two-time national champion at OSU, will compete in freestyle at 84 kg/189 lbs. on Wednesday.

Former Iowa national champion Matt McDonough placed third at 57 kg/125.5 lbs. and former Kent State national champion Dustin Kilgore was second at 97 kg/213 lbs.

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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