The Edmond Sun

February 15, 2013

UCO stays 3rd in wrestling poll; Rowell now No. 1 at 133


Special to The Sun

EDMOND — Central Oklahoma stayed No. 3 in the new NCAA Division II wrestling poll that was released Wednesday by the Division II Wrestling Coaches Association.

The Bronchos, 12-1 in duals, earned 143 points in voting of head coaches from around the country.  St. Cloud State remained a unanimous No. 1, with Notre Dame (Ohio) second.

Pittsburgh-Johnstown followed UCO in the poll, with Newberry (S.C.) rounding out the top five.

The Bronchos have five individuals ranked in the top eight at their respective weight, topped by Casy Rowell as the No. 1 at 133 pounds.

Jordan Basks (149) and Cory Dauphin (157) are both ranked second, while 174 Kelly Henderson is sixth and heavyweight Cody Dauphin eighth.

UCO wraps up the dual season Saturday, hosting Newman at 2 p.m.

The Bronchos go to the Super Regional Two Championships Feb. 23-24, with the top-four individuals from each of the 10 weights at that tournament advancing to the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships.