Two Former Cowboy Wrestlers To Compete At University Worlds


Monday, July 7th 2014, 4:37 pm
By: News 9


Former Oklahoma State wrestling standouts Chris Perry and Tyler Caldwell are set to compete in freestyle at the University Worlds Championship in Pecs, Hungary.

Men's freestyle competition kicks off the event on July 8-9, and Greco-Roman and women's freestyle competition will close out the weekend.

Perry, the No. 3 man for the United States senior national team, will compete at 86 kg/189 pounds, and Caldwell will represent the U.S. at 74 kg/163 pounds.

In late May, Perry won the University Nationals title, defeating Enock Francois in a best-of-three championship series, while Caldwell produced a runner-up finish at the event.

Perry was a two-time NCAA individual champion and three-time All-American for the Cowboys. Caldwell finished his college career a four-time All-American and a two-time NCAA finalist.

U.S. men's freestyle roster

57 kg/125.5 lbs. - Matt McDonough, Iowa City, Iowa (Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC)

61 kg/134 lbs. - BJ Futrell, Ann Arbor, Mich. (Titan Mercury WC/Cliff Keen WC)

65 kg/143 lbs. - Anthony Ashnault, South Plainsboro, N.J. (Scarlet Knight WC)

70 kg/154 lbs. - James Green, Willingboro, N.J. (Titan Mercury WC/Nebraska RTC)

74 kg/163 lbs. - Tyler Caldwell, Stillwater, Okla. (Sunkist Kids)

86 kg/189 lbs. - Chris Perry, Stillwater, Okla. (Cowboy WC)

97 kg/213 lbs. - Dustin Kilgore, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)

125 kg/275 lbs. - Tyrell Fortune, Portland, Ore. (Titan Mercury WC)

Coach: Doc Bennett, Boise, Idaho

Coach: Mike Hagerty, Blue Springs, Mo.

Coach: Bryan Snyder, Lincoln, Neb.