NORMAN – The Oklahoma wrestling team will hold its annual Red/White Scrimmage at 7 p.m. on Thursday inside McCasland Field House. Admission to the event is free.
Oklahoma returns eight starters from the 2017-18 season, including NCAA qualifiers Christian Moody and Davion Jeffries. The OU squad also welcomed 13 freshmen.
Three Sooners enter the season ranked in FloWrestling’s preseason release: Moody is No. 15 at 125 pounds, while Justin Thomas is No. 15 at 157 and Jake Woodley is No.14 at 197 pounds.
Three OU wrestlers made WIN magazine’s top 20 in their respective weight classes: Moody is No. 20 at 125 pounds; Jeffries clocks in at No. 19 at 149 pounds; and graduate transfer Kayne MacCallum is No. 20 in the 184 pounds division.
A pair of Sooners gained experience on the international stage over the summer. Redshirt freshmen Dom Demas and Anthony Mantanona competed on the US Junior World Team, with Demas representing the nation and Oklahoma at the World Championships held in Trnava, Slovakia. Mantanona competed at the Junior Pan American Championships in Fortaleza, Brazil, where he captured a gold medal in the 79 kg division of the Freestyle event and the bronze in the Greco-Roman’s 77 kg division.
Matches for the 125- and 184-pound weight classes will not be contested at the event.
The Sooners open the regular season on Nov. 3 in East Lansing, Mich., for the Michigan State Open, the first of three consecutive tournaments for the team. OU then returns home to face South Dakota State on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. CT.
Season ticket packages, which include tickets to each of OU’s five home duals, are available now. Fans can purchase tickets online or by calling the OU Athletics Ticket Office at (405) 325-2424.
OU Athletics has introduced a clear bag policy and walk-through metal detectors at all home events this season, including Thursday’s scrimmage. More information on the policy and procedures can be found here.
|2018-19 Red/White Scrimmage Matchups|
|133||Clay Vincent, RSo. vs. Anthony Madrigal, Fr.|
|141||Dom Demas, RFr. vs. Niko Chavez, Fr.|
|149||Davion Jeffries, Sr. vs. Mike McFadden, Fr.|
|157||Justin Thomas, RSo. vs. Jared Schieber, RSr.|
|165||Jeremy Thomas, RSo. vs. Hayden Hansen, RJr.|
|174||Anthony Mantanona, RFr. vs. Elijah Joseph, Fr.|
|197||Jake Woodley, So. vs. Ruston Duke, Fr.|
|HWT||Jake Boyd, RFr. vs. Connor Webb, So.|