Wrestling Extends Win Streak to Eight
The University of Central Oklahoma wrestling team extended an eight-match win streak with a 34-6 win over Oklahoma City University at Hamilton Field House in the home opener on Sunday.
The Bronchos got falls from Wyatt Jordan and Colton Looper during the eight-match streak that began after UCO dropped the first match of the dual at 125.
Jordan’s pin came at the 4:13 mark at 165, while Looper got his at the 3:28 mark at 197. UCO got three major decisions from Rio Zamora at 133, Brik Filippo 149 and Tracy Reeder 157, with Heath Gray rolling to a technical fall at 184.
Zamora erased OCU’s early 3-0 lead after scoring eight points in the final two periods and getting the 8-0 major decision, putting the Bronchos up 4-3.
Nate Keim followed up with a second period reverse and a third period escape on his way to a 5-2 win at 141. Filippo got a 13-3 win at 149 with five takedowns.
Reeder took an early 9-0 lead before getting the 13-4 major decision. Jordan turned Matt Landgraff to break a scoreless tie in the second period and secure UCO’s first fall at 165.
Miguel Barrerras came up with five clutch takedowns in the final 45 seconds of his match to come out with the 3-1 victory at 174. Gray got the next win for the Bronchos, getting three takedowns and three near-falls before ending the match midway through the second period with a 17-1 technical fall.
Heath Gray with the takedown. He beats Tanner Borror by tech. fall 17-1 to give Central Oklahoma a 29-3 lead in the dual. #RollChos pic.twitter.com/jezdrNZluT
— UCO Bronchos (@ucoathletics) November 11, 2018
The eight-game streak concluded with a Looper fall at 197 in the senior’s first match of the season. He built a 13-4 lead before pinning Easton Rendleman at 4:13, giving UCO the 34-3 lead.
The final match of the day was a heavyweight match won by the Stars’ Korey Walker. UCO’s Blake Berryhill gave the two-time NAIA All-American a tough match, losing to Waker 5-3 in overtime.
UCO will be traveling to Kearney, Nebraska on Nov. 17 to participate in the Nebraska-Kearney Open.