OU wrestling loses match at Northern Iowa
BY Staff Reports
Saturday, January 19, 2013
1/19/13 at 5:45 AM
The University of Oklahoma wrestling team fell to Northern Iowa 18-15 on Friday night at the West Gym in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Five Sooners took individual victories as OU dropped to 5-4 on the year in dual competition.
Kyle Garcia, OU's 125-pound freshman, was the first Sooner to earn a victory, a 3-2 decision over UNI's Ryan Juach.
Redshirt freshman Cody Brewer, the No. 10-ranked 133-pounder, followed Garcia's lead when he beat No. 9 Levi Wolfensperger with a 13-9 decision.
Sooner standout Kendric Maple continued a stellar junior campaign after he topped Joey Lazor with a 6-3 decision at 141 pounds. He is 8-0 in dual competition and 18-0 on the year.
Following Maple's performance, No. 11 Nick Lester pushed OU's lead to 12-0 after he blanked UNI's Bart Reiter 5-0 at 149
The Sooners return home for a dual at 2 p.m. Sunday against West Virginia.
Northern Iowa 18, OU 15
125: Garcia (OU) dec. Juach, 3-2. 133: Brewer (OU) dec. Wolfensperger, 13-9. 141: Maple (OU) dec. Lazor, 6-3. 149: Lester (OU) dec. Reiter, 5-0. 157: Bonin (UNI) dec. Lester, 5-3. 165: Graham (OU) dec. Jensin, 9-4. 174: Caldwell (UNI) DQ Reed, 6-0. 184: Loder (UNI) dec. McBryde, 9-2. 197: Cabell (UNI) dec. Johnson, 10-9. HWT: Beal (UNI) dec. Maple, 3-1.
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