SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – The Oklahoma wrestling team finished fifth with 229.5 points at the Journeyman MyHouse Collegiate Classic Sunday to continue its early season success.
Six OU wrestlers took first place in their pools at the round-robin tournament: Tony Madrigal (133), Dom Demas (141), Davion Jeffries (149) Jared Schieber (157), Justin Thomas (157) and Anthony Mantanona (174).
Demas led the way for the Sooners with a 3-0 mark in the 141 pounds division. The sophomore’s run included a 4-2 decision against Wyoming’s Sam Turner and an 11-4 decision against Kyle Shoop of Lock Haven. Demas closed out the day by pinning Nate Limmex of Purdue in just 1:31, tallying his third pin of the season through just two weekends of competition. Demas was awarded the Hammer Award as Outstanding Wrestler.
Schieber also went 3-0 in his respective pool in the 157 pounds division. The redshirt senior won all three of his bouts as decisions: 4-1 over Ithaca’s Alec Corrao; 6-3 against Jakob Discher of Utah Valley; and 8-3 against Hunter Jones from West Virginia.
At 133 pounds, freshman Madrigal tallied two wins by decision: Madrigal defeated Army’s Lane Peters (4-3) and Codi Russell of Appalachian State, 9-8.
Jeffries picked up a tech fall win over Utah Valley’s Matthew Ontiveros (20-3) and a 7-2 decision against Justin Oliver of NC State.
At 157, Justin Thomas collected two decisions over Matthew Zovistoski from Appalachian State, 8-2, and Utah Valley’s Grant Lamont, 7-3.
Seven more Sooners came in second in their pools. Christian Moody (125), Jeremy Thomas (165), Jake Woodley (197), Jake Boyd (285) and Collin McCoy (285) all went 2-1 on the day.
The Sooners return to the mat Nov. 30 – Dec. 1 for the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.