BY Staff Reports
Friday, June 01, 2012
6/01/12 at 5:34 AM
New class honored at National Wrestling Hall of Fame
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame's Class of 2012 will be honored Friday and Saturday in Stillwater.
The festivities begin at 6 p.m. Friday at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. This year's class will be enshrined at 7 p.m. Saturday at Gallagher-Iba Arena's O-Club.
Former Oklahoma State All-American Fred Fozzard is one of four distinguished members of the 2012 class. He won a 1967 NCAA championship for the Cowboys.
Other distinguished members are Stephen Neal, Greg Strobel and the late Chris Taylor. Strobel lived in Stillwater for five years while serving as USA Wrestling National Teams Director.
This year's Order of Merit honoree, Al Bevilacqua, lived in Stillwater for a year while serving as assistant executive director for USA Wrestling. His son, Chris, is being honored this weekend with the Outstanding American award
The other Outstanding American honoree is Andy Barth of San Marino, Calif.
Kickboxing title fight highlights Hard Rock card
A ISKA heavyweight title bout highlights Friday's Xtreme Fight Night card at the Joint at the Hard Rock Casino.
Randy Blake of Owasso takes on Mike Sheppard of Charleston, S.C., for the vacant ISKA World Heavyweight Championship. The 37-year-old Sheppard is a two-time world champion.
The title fight will be the last of a 14-fight card that begins at 7:15 p.m. Ticket prices range from $41 to $101 and are available by going to tulsaworld.com/hardrockcasino
Northeastern Oklahoma A&Mto honor 1967 champs
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M will honor its 1967 national championship football team during its annual Athletic Hall of Fame banquet at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Calcagno Family Ballroom inside the Bruce Carter Student Union on the NEO campus in Miami, Okla.
NEO captured the 1967 National Junior College Athletic Association national championship by defeating Lees-McRae, N.C., 35-13 in the Shrine Bowl in Savannah, Ga.
The team was led by All-American quarterback Doug Mathews and All-American linebacker Ronnie Lowe.
Tickets for the ceremony, which are $25 for adults and $15 for children, can be purchased by contacting the NEO athletic department at 918-540-6327.
Spirit begins league play Friday
The FC Tulsa Spirit will open its Women's Premier Soccer League play on Friday when the team entertains the Fort Worth Panthers.
The Tulsa team comprises players from area colleges, including Tulsa, ORU, Northeastern State and Rogers State.
Friday's 7 p.m. game will be played at the Union Eighth Grade Center, 6501 S. Garnett Road.
For more information, visit www.tulsaspirit.net
- FROM STAFF REPORTS