Wrestling Faces Toughest Test of Season in Oklahoma

Jan. 23, 2003


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The Oregon wrestling team departs on its most difficult road trip of the season, facing No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 1 Oklahoma State this weekend. The Ducks (5-4, 4-0) will face Oklahoma Friday night in Norman, Okla., and then will wrestle Oklahoma State Sunday in Stillwater, Okla.

Both Oklahoma teams are coming off a successful weekend at the National Duals, where Oklahoma State captured the team title and Oklahoma finished second. In all, the two teams feature 16 ranked wrestlers, according to Intermat's latest rankings.

The Ducks hope their success from this past weekend's meets against Stanford and UC Davis will carry over into this weekend's matches. With the two wins, Oregon improved to 4-0 in the Pac-10 and has won three of its past four matches overall.

Sophomore Shane Webster remains the only Duck to appear in Intermat's rankings, moving up to No. 7 at 174. Three other Oregon wrestlers - Jason Harless (133), Casey Hunt (141) and Tony Overstake (149) - all apear in the 'other wrestlers' section in their respective weight classes.

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