wrestling-d1 flag

Oklahoma Athletics | February 6, 2014

No. 6 Oklahoma downs Big 12 rival West Virginia 19-12

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- By grabbing major decisions in four of its five match wins, No. 6 Oklahoma (9-2 overall, 3-0 Big 12) downed Big 12 foe West Virginia (9-5 overall, 0-3 Big 12) 19-15 on Thursday night inside WVU Coliseum.

Redshirt sophomore Cody Brewer and redshirt seniors Kendric Maple, Andrew Howe and Travis Rutt all secured major decisions for the Sooners. Redshirt freshman Clark Glass also added a victory at 165 pounds.

OU's first win of the night came at 133 pounds as No. 7 Brewer recorded an 18-6 major decision against WVU's Nathan Pennesi. Maple, ranked No. 2 at 149 pounds, bumped up to 157 pounds to face WVU's Tim Wheeling and earned a 12-0 major decision, while redshirt freshman Glass held off Ross Renzi by decision, 3-2, in the 165-pound bout.

Howe, who competed at 184 pounds instead of his usual 174 where he is ranked No. 1, defeated Mac Mancuso by a 23-9 major decision. On the season, Howe is now a perfect 18-0, including a 10-0 mark in dual competition.

At 197 pounds, fourth-ranked Rutt topped Leo Trindade by a 12-3 major decision, increasing OU's lead to 19-12 and securing the team victory.

The Sooners dropped the matches at 125 pounds, 141 pounds, 149 pounds, 174 pounds and heavyweight. In the night's first bout at 125 pounds, WVU's Cory Stainbrook defeated OU freshman Sean Williams by a 6-0 decision.

No. 16 Colin Johnston defeated OU's Nick Lester by decision 6-2 while Mike Morales topped Durham 6-1 in Durham's first dual appearance for the Sooners this season.

Also winning for West Virginia were Bubba Scheffel by a 5-0 decision against Geiges at 174 pounds and A.J. Vizcarrondo by decision 9-7 against No. 18 Ross Larson in heavyweight.

OU is now 4-1 all-time versus the Mountaineers, including 3-0 in conference duals.

We predicted when the remaining undefeated college football teams are most likely to lose

There are still three undefeated teams in the FBS, but there won't be for long.
READ MORE

College football scores: Oklahoma loses, Mississippi State rallies and more from Week 11 of college football

Nittany Lions, Tigers and Bears, oh my. Week 11 of the college football season is all said and done, and it was another great week. Check out what you missed from this week in college football.
READ MORE

College wrestling rankings: Stanford cracks top 25 as top 5 hold steady

Open tournaments around the country and a select few dual meets offered the first look at some of the nation’s top competitors in college wrestling this year, but the Top 25 team rankings stayed mostly steady. Here’s what you need to know about the top 25.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners