Wrestling: Sooners Start Strong at Journeymen/ASICS Collegiate Classic

The No. 18 Oklahoma wrestling team started the season strong at the Journeymen/ASICS Collegiate Classic. The 16-team event was held at the Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y.

Two Sooners took first place in their respective divisions, including freshman Dalton Duffield (125B) and junior DaWaylon Barnes (157A).

“I think our team’s effort was really good today,” Rosselli said. “I think we made some mistakes, and some of them are things we’ve been working on that are issues we have to handle. That’s a normal thing. I was proud of the way most of the guys fought. We had a couple of matches that got away from us, but in general we were good. We were okay today and we need to work on getting better.”

Duffield recorded a 3-0 record in the first tournament of his freshmen career. The rookie registered an 8-3 decision over Devin Brown of West Virginia in the first round, before a highlight-reel win by fall over Rider’s Brendan Calas in 1:34. Jens Lantz of Wisconsin injury defaulted in the finals for Duffield’s final win of the day.

Barnes, a junior transfer from Northeastern Oklahoma, also impressed in his Sooner debut. Barnes pinned two, including one over No. 15 B.J. Clagon of Rider in 4:27. In the championship bout, the Muskogee, Okla., native defeated Lehigh’s Jordan Kutler, 3-2.

“DaWaylon at 157 showed that he can compete at that weight class.” Rosselli said. “He pinned a guy that wrestled at the NCAA Tournament and went 3-0 on the day with two falls and a solid win over Lehigh. He’s showing that he can compete at that weight and he’s tough. He’s someone we can look to count on.”

Clark Glass (165A), Brad Johnson (197A) and Ross Larson (285B) all took second place in the first tournament of their redshirt senior season.

Glass defeated Lehigh’s Gordon Wolf, 9-8, and Rider’s Chad Walsh forfeited en route to his championship-bout appearance. The match with West Virginia’s Dylan Cottrell remained scoreless before Cottrell escaped with five second left for a 1-0 win.

At 197 pounds, Johnson posted a decision over Lehigh’s Ben Haas and Wisconsin’s Eric Peissig before dropping a 10-4 decision to Minnesota’s Brett Pfarr for the second-place finish.

Ross Larson recorded a win over UNC’s Cory Gilliland-Daniel and a major-decision victory of Minnesota’s Rylee Streifel in the opening two bouts. The first-place match pitted him against No. 17 Doug Vollaro of Lehigh. Vollaro defeated Larson, 4-2.

OU’s Christian Moody (125 pounds) registered a 2-1 record on the day, with his only loss coming to No. 6 Darian Cruz of Lehigh, 4-3. The redshirt freshman responded with two straight wins over Skyler Petry of Minnesota and Gerald Wert of Rider to take third place in his division.

At 141 pounds, transfer Mike Longo also recorded two wins in the tournament. In his third-place bout, the junior secured the riding-time point for a 7-6 win over Cole Martin of Wisconsin.

The Sooners return to action on Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. for their first home dual of the season against No. 11 Michigan inside McCasland Field House. Season ticket packages, which include tickets to each of OU’s home duals, are available online now or by calling the ticket office at (405) 325-2424 or toll-free at (800) 456-GoOU.

125A: Christian Moody

No. 6 Darian Cruz (Lehigh) dec. Christian Moody, 4-3
Christian Moody dec. Skyler Petry (Minnesota), 4-2 SV1
Christian Moody dec. Gerald Wert (Rider), 3-2

125B: Dalton Duffield

Dalton Duffield dec. Devin Brown (WVU), 8-3
Dalton Duffield fall Brendan Calas (Rider), 1:34
Dalton Duffield inj. def. Jens Lantz (Wisconsin)

133A: Trae Blackwell

No. 19 Scotty Parker (Lehigh) maj. dec. Trae Blackwell, 10-2
Anthony Cefelo (Rider) dec. Trae Blackwell, 6-3
Trae Blackwell fall Cory Stainbrook (WVU), 0:00

141A: Noah Teaney

No. 9 Randy Cruz (Lehigh) TF Noah Teaney, 16-0 (4:24)
Noah Teaney fall Tony DeAngelo (WVU), 1:24
No. 13 Ke-Shawn Hayes (Ohio State) dec. Noah Teaney, 4-3

141B: Mike Longo

Mike Longo fall Joe Wheeling (WVU), 3:21
No. 19 Ronald Perry (Lock Haven) dec. Mike Longo, 9-5
Mike Longo dec. Cole Martin (Wisconsin), 7-6

149A: Davion Jeffries

Davion Jeffries dec. No. 14 Sam Speno (NC State), 6-3
No. 14 Laike Gardner (Lehigh) TF Davion Jeffries, 22-4 (7:00)
Beau Donahue (NC State) dec. Davion Jeffries, 4-2

157A: DaWaylon Barnes

DaWaylon Barnes fall Izaec Quintilla (Wisconsin), 5:41
DaWaylon Barnes fall No. 15 B.J. Clagon (Rider), 4:27
DaWaylon Barnes dec. Jordan Kutler (Lehigh), 3-2

157C: Jared Schieber

Jared Schieber dec. Jackson Mordente (LIU), 3-2
Jared Schieber dec. Anthony Decarlo (Ohio State), 3-2
Jawan Jones (Ithaca) dec. Jared Schieber, 3-2
Adrian Berry (Cortland) fall Jared Schieber, 4:54

165A: Clark Glass

Clark Glass dec. Gordon Wolf (Lehigh), 9-8
Clark Glass forfeit Chad Walsh (Rider)
No. 13 Dylan Cottrell (WVU) dec. Clark Glass, 1-0
174B: Hayden Hansen

Nick Reenan (NC State) maj. dec. Hayden Hansen, 15-2
Jacen Petersen (ASU) dec. Hayden Hansen, 8-7
Hayden Hansen dec. Ryan Lopez (WVU), 9-4

184A: Andrew Dixon

Parker Vonegidy (WVU) dec. Andrew Dixon, 8-4
Andrew Dixon dec. Elijah Kerr-Brown (UNC), 3-2
Michale Fagg-Daves (Rider) dec. Andrew Dixon, 5-3

197A: Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson dec. Ben Haas (Lehigh), 5-4Brad Johnson dec. Eric Peissig (Wisconsin), 8-1
No. 2 Brett Pfarr (Minnesota) dec. Brad Johnson, 10-4

285A: Rex Shotts

No. 2 Connor Medbery (Wisconsin) TF Rex Shotts, 2:16No. 5 Michael Kroells (Minnesota) fall Rex Shotts, 4:00
Michael Kosoy (NC State) dec. Rex Shotts, 3-2

285B: Ross Larson

Ross Larson dec. Cory Gilliland-Daniel (UNC), 5-1
Ross Larson maj. dec. Rylee Streifel (Minnesota), 11-1
No. 17 Doug Vollaro (Lehigh) dec. Ross Larson, 4-2

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