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Wrestling: Former OSU standout Chris Perry wins silver at University World Championships

by Trent Shadid Published: July 9, 2014

For the second time in as many days a former Oklahoma State wrestling star shined in freestyle at the University World Championships in Pecs, Hungary.

Chris Perry won three matches on Wednesday before falling 5-3 to Piotr Ianulov of Moldova in the championship match at 189 pounds. Perry’s second-place finish comes one day after former teammate Tyler Caldwell won gold at 163 pounds.

Perry capped his OSU career in March with a second consecutive national title, defeating Oklahoma’s Andrew Howe at 174 pounds. He also defeated Howe to in the finals at the Big 12 Tournament to win a fourth conference title.

The Stillwater native was a four-time state champion for the Pioneers from 2006-09.

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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