The Edmond Sun


February 4, 2013

UCO's Rowell makes MIAA Wrestler of the Week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Central Oklahoma’s Casy Rowell has been named Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Wrestler of the Week for the second time this season, the conference office announced Monday.

The junior 133-pounder from Duncan had another dominating week as the Bronchos wrapped up the MIAA dual championship with league road wins over Truman State and Central Missouri followed by a home sweep of non-conference foes Ouachita Baptist and Colorado State-Pueblo.

The No. 3-ranked Rowell collected a technical fall and three major decisions last week, outscoring his four opponents 59-10 while not allowing an offensive point.  Rowell is 27-3 on the season and has won 21 consecutive matches.

UCO, 12-1 in duals, will host the MIAA Wrestling Championships Sunday at Hamilton Field House.  First-round action gets underway at 10 a.m. and the tournament will run straight through, with the finals set to start at approximately 2:30 p.m.

No. 3 UCO wrestling takes two wins

Jordan Basks and Casy Rowell had dominating afternoons to continue lengthy winning streaks and fuel Central Oklahoma to a pair of victories Saturday at Hamilton Field House.

Basks scored two falls and Rowell had a pair of major decisions as the No. 3-ranked Bronchos downed No. 20 Ouachita Baptist 26-13 and Colorado State-Pueblo 39-5. Basks stretched his winning streak to 17 straight, while Rowell has now won 21 in a row.

UCO improved to 12-1 and has won nine straight duals since its lone loss of the season. It was also the 13th consecutive home win for the Bronchos.

“We looked pretty good in spots, but there’s still a lot of little things we need to work on and clean up,” head coach David James said. “It’s that time of the season where we have to stay focused on doing every thing the right way.

“I thought we competed hard and it was a tough week with four duals in four days along with a lot of travel, so it was good to finish up with two good wins.”

UCO took seven of 10 matches from OBU and followed with eight wins against the Thunderwolves, making the Bronchos 51-9 in individual matches in their last six duals.

Basks had the lone fall in the opener against the Tigers, pinning Sawyer Smith in 4:57 of their 149-pound match. Rowell had three takedowns and a near-fall in a 10-2 major decision at 133.

Cody Dauphin racked up four takedowns in a 10-1 major decision at heavyweight and the  Bronchos also got wins from 157 Cory Dauphin, 165 Zach Aylor, 174 Kelly Henderson and 197 Znick Ferrell.

Third-ranked Cory Dauphin had the biggest win of that group with a 8-1 triumph over No. 4 Bobby Williams. Dauphin took a 2-1 lead on a takedown with nine seconds left in the second period, made it 3-1 with an escape early in the third and then pulled away on a five-point move with 45 seconds remaining.

Basks picked up his ninth fall of the season in the CSU-Pueblo rout, sticking Larry Schmueser a second ahead of the first-period buzzer.

Ben Morgan added a second-period pin at 141, breezing to a 6-0 lead after one period before reversing Adam Ortivez to his back and getting the fall 14 seconds into the second stanza.

Chris Watson recorded four near-falls in a 17-2 technical fall at 165 and Rowell piled up seven takedowns in a 21-8 romp to pick up his ninth straight bonus-point win.

The Bronchos also got a disqualification victory from Cory Dauphin, with Henderson and Ferrell adding regular decisions. UCO’s two losses both came in overtime.

Central will be off until hosting the Mid-America Intercollegiate Conference Wrestling Championships next Sunday.

Text Only
  • Lindley, Tom.jpg OPINION: Golf turns into snooze-fest without celebrities like Tiger and Phil

    The Masters lumbered on last week without two of pro golf's biggest names, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, and fans changed the channel. The PGA needs someone with star power if it's going to lure people back to the game.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kaiser joins Thunder ownership group

    Tulsa businessman George B. Kaiser has been approved by the NBA Board of Governors as a new partner in The Professional Basketball Club LLC, which owns the Oklahoma City Thunder. Thunder Chairman and CEO Clayton I. Bennett made the announcement Friday. Kaiser is purchasing the ownership interest of Tom L. Ward.
    “We are honored to welcome George Kaiser as a member of the ownership group of the Oklahoma City Thunder,” Bennett said. “George is a well-respected and important Oklahoma business leader, as well as one of the state and nation’s top philanthropists. His commitment to successful business and community leadership is in true alignment with that of the Thunder.
    “I also appreciate the commitment and leadership provided by Tom Ward as a member of our ownership group from the beginning,” Bennett added.

    April 18, 2014

  • spts—UCO Kalynn Schrock smirk.jpg UCO’s Schrock earns NFCA Pitcher of Week honor

    Central Oklahoma’s Kalynn Schrock has been selected the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II National Pitcher of the Week, it was announced Wednesday.
    The senior left-hander from Choctaw had a dominating performance in the circle last week, going 3-0 with a save and an 0.48 earned run average. She gave up just 10 hits in 29 innings while striking out 32 as opponents hit just .106.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • OCU takes confidence into SAC men’s golf championships

    Oklahoma City University enters the Sooner Athletic Conference men’s golf championships Monday and Tuesday at Tascosa Golf Club’s LaPaloma Course coming off an historic performance.
    In the Oklahoma Baptist Invitational, the Stars shot a program-record 265 in the first round en route to setting OCU records for strokes under par in a 36-hole tournament at 29 on April 7-8 at John Conrad Golf Course in Midwest City.
    OCU takes aim at its fifth SAC championship in a row. The Stars won the program’s 17th SAC title in 18 years at Dornick Hills Golf & Country Club. OCU owns 21 league championships, 19 in the SAC.

    April 18, 2014

  • spts-ESF Neil Knight.jpg Wolves claim runner-up crowns

    The Edmond Santa Fe boys track team flexed its muscles in the hurdles and distance races while the Lady Wolves used improved performances in the relays as both teams came away from the April 11 Putnam City Invitational with runner-up trophies. 

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • spts-LU Stan Holt head men's basketball.jpg Langston University names new head coach for men's basketball

    Langston University has named Stan Holt as head coach for the men’s basketball team.
    “We are excited and pleased to welcome Stan Holt — he is young and eager,” said Mike Garrett, Langston athletic director.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • spts-EN Haley Felix blocked.jpg North soccer teams produce shutouts

    Edmond North’s defense keeps pushing the Lady Huskies higher in the district standings.
    Pitching yet another shutout Tuesday at North High School, Edmond North blanked Moore 4-0 for a perfect 3-0 district mark.
    “Defense as a whole played well once again,” Lady Husky coach Corbin Frank noted. “Senior Shanna Rolfs and junior Chandler Wilson led the way, keeping Moore from ever really threatening the goal.”

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • 041514 Nor-Mor b 01.jpg SLIDESHOW: North soccer squads take on Moore

    The Edmond North soccer squads welcomed the Moore Lions for a pair of games Tuesday evening.

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos 1 Slideshow

  • 041514 DC-McG 01.jpg SLIDESHOW: Deer Creek wins at Bishop McGuinness

    The Deer Creek Antlers traveled to Bishop McGuinness Tuesday afternoon for a twin bill.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo 1 Slideshow

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg OPINION: Wildcats aren't champs but we're all still watching Calipari

    Kentucky coach John Calipari is a college basketball phenom for his ability to knit together championship-caliber teams of freshmen. How long will Calipari's success last as other coaches catch on?

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo