Bedlam Wrestling Hits Norman Thursday
NORMAN, Oklahoma - Beldam wrestling takes the mat Thursday night in Norman as the No. 1 ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys are in town for a conference dual.
The Cowboys enter the matchup with a perfect 14-0 overall record and undefeated 4-0 start in the Big 12.
Oklahoma sits at No. 12 in the country and is 13-4 on the season and 3-2 in conference competition. The Sooners dropped the first Beldam matchup of the season 25-13 in Stillwater.
"We are looking forward to the Bedlam dual," said OU first year head coach Mark Cody. "Everyone is healthy and I think we are in as good of a situation as we possibly can be going into this dual. I'm really looking forward to the great crowd support from the wonderful Sooner fans."
Cody served as an assistant coach at Oklahoma state from 1986-87 and again from 2000-2001 under current Cowboys head coach John Smith.
The Sooners are 2-5-1 against the Cowboys in the past eight meetings, with OSU leading the all-time series 26-129-9.
Thursday's duals will honor the Sooner Seniors as it is their last home matchup. OU's will honor seniors Jordan Keller, Erich Schmidtke, Marcus Armato and Ben Bridell before the dual. The four seniors have combined for 146 career wins during their time at Oklahoma.
"I hope we can fill McCasland to give our seniors a special sendoff, as this will be there last time to compete at home for the University of Oklahoma Sooner wrestling team," Cody said.
Oklahoma State will feature top-ranked Jordan Oliver at 133 pounds, No. 2 Jamal Parks at 149 and No. 3 heavyweight Alan Gelogaev.
The Sooners have third-ranked Kendric Maple at 141 pounds and No. 8 Jarrod Patterson at 125.
Thursday's dual is set to start at 7 p.m. at McCasland Field House in Norman.
Probable Starters--Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma
125: No. 14 Jon Morrison, So., 17-5 record vs. No. 8 Jarrod Patterson, Jr., 22-5 record
133: No. 1 Jordan Oliver, Jr., 18-1 record vs. No. 11 Jordan Keller, Sr., 20-6 record
141: No. 13 Josh Kindig, So., 12-7 -or- Julian Feikert, RFr., 12-4 vs. No. 3 Kendric Maple, So., 25-1 record
149: No. 2 Jamal Parks, Sr., 24-0 record vs. No. 17 Nick Lester, So., 19-8 record
157: No. 16 Albert White, Sr., 22-5 record vs. No. 14 Matt Lester, So., 18-8 record
165: Dallas Bailey, So., 13-9 record vs. No. 16 Bubby Graham, Jr., 16-11 record
174: No. 3 Chris Perry, So., 20-0 record vs. Kyle Detmer, So., 7-5 record
184: No. 20 Chris McNeil, Sr., 14-7 record vs. Erich Schmidtke, Jr., 16-11 record
197: No. 10 Cayle Byers, Sr., 20-3 record -or- Blake Rosholt, So., 17-2 vs. No. 16 Keldrick Hall, Jr., 19-8 record
285: No. 3 Alan Gelogaev, Jr., 23-0 record vs. Kyle Colling, RFr., 13-11 record