Oklahoma College All Stars beat Korea 23 12 in Norman Okla May 23

By Gary Abbott | May 23, 2000, 12 a.m. (ET)
OKLAHOMA COLLEGE STARS DEFEAT KOREA, 23-12 AT NORMAN, OKLA., TUESDAY, MAY 23

NORMAN, Okla. - An all-star team of college wrestlers from Oklahoma and Oklahoma State defeated the Korean University National team, 23-12, in a freestyle dual meet, Tuesday, May 23, at the OU Field House in Norman, Okla. at 6:00 p.m.

The Oklahomans won the dual's first three matches and would go on to win seven of the 10 bouts. Matt Ridings of Oklahoma used a five-point throw with five second left in the match for a 9-8 come-from-behind win in the opening match of the dual. Bo Maynes of Oklahoma, a 3-0 winner over Na Dae-Young, and former Sooner Alfredo Varela, a 5-1 victor against Yeo Wun-Chung, claimed the next two matches for the All-Stars.

The Korean team picked-up its first win at 134.2 pounds, where Hwang Sun-Ho defeated Witt Durden of Oklahoma, 11-6. Oklahoma's Michael Lightner won 3-1 in overtime at 140.8 pounds and Jared Frayer of Oklahoma won by superiority (4:15, 10-0) at 156.2.

The Koreans won two of the next three matches. Jung Dae-Lee decisioned Shane Roller of Oklahoma State, 4-2, and No Hae-Hyoun downed Rowdy Lundegreen of Oklahoma. Tyrone Lewis of Oklahoma State won by fall, pinning Cheon Jong-Min in :32. Oklahoma's heavyweight Gary Barber won the final match by injury default.

This is the same Korean squad that was defeated by the the Big 12 All-Stars, 30-9, on May 21. After this dual meet, the Korean team will travel to Tempe, Ariz., to face a team from the Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club on Saturday, May 27 at Wells Fargo Arena at Arizona State, starting at 2 p.m.

Oklahoma All-Stars 23, Korean University National Team 12

129.8: Matt Ridings, OK All-Stars, dec. Kim Jong-Dae, Korea, 9-8

129.8: Bo Maynes, OK All-Stars, dec. Na Dae-Young, Korea, 3-0

134.2: Alfredo Varela, OK All-Stars, dec. Yeo Wun-Chung, Korea, 5-1

134.2: Hwang Sun-Ho, Korea, dec. Witt Durden, OK All-Stars, 11-6

140.8: Michael Lightner, OK All-Stars, dec. Mun Jin-Tae, Korea, 3-1 (OT)

156.2: Jared Frayer, OK All-Stars, superiority Hong Kyung-Rae, Korea, 4:15 (10-0)

165.0: Jung Dae-Lee, Korea, dec. Shane Roller, OK All-Stars, 4-2

173.8: Tyrone Lewis, OK All-Stars, fall Cheon Jong-Min, Korea, :32

184.0: Noh Jae-Hyoun, Korea, dec. Rowdy Lundegreen, OK All-Stars, 10-6

281.6: Gary Barber, OK All-Stars, won by injury default

Oklahoma All-Star Dual meet team

129.8: Matt Ridings, Oklahoma, sophomore, St. Louis, Mo.

129.8: Bo Maynes, Oklahoma, freshman, Salina, Kan.

134.2: Alfredo Varella, former OU wrestler, Norman, Okla.

134.2: Witt Durden, Oklahoma, freshman, Dublin, Ga.

140.8: Michael Lightner, Oklahoma, junior, Marlow, Okla.

156.2: Jared Frayer, Oklahoma, sophomore, Clearwater, Fla.

165.0: Shane Roller, Oklahoma State, freshman, Bixby, Okla.

173.8: Tyrone Lewis, Oklahoma State, freshman, El Reno, Okla.

184.0: Rowdy Lundegreen, Oklahoma, sophomore, Amarillo, Texas

281.6: Gary Barber, Oklahoma, sophomore, El Paso, Texas

Korean University National Team

Weight, name, year, achievement

129.8: Kim Jong-Dae, freshman, 1st in Korean National Junior Championship 2000 (54kg)

134.2: Na Dae-Young, sophomore, 3rd in Korean Univ. Sport Festival 1999 (54kg)

134.2: Yeo Wun-Chung, freshman, 1st in All Inter-High School 1999 (58kg)

140.8: Hwang Sun-Ho, sophomore, 3rd in Korean National Junior Championship 2000 (63kg)

149.6: Hong Kyung-Rea, freshman, 1st in All Inter-High School 1999 (63kg)

156.2: Mun Jin-Tae, no information

165.0: Jung Dae-Lee, freshman, 1st in Korean National Junior Championship 2000 (69kg)

173.8: Cheon Jong-Min, sophomore, 3rd in Korean National Junior Championship 2000 (76kg)

198.0: Noh Jae-Hyoun, freshman, 1st in Korean National Junior Championship 2000 (85kg)

281.6: Han Ki-Young , sophomore, 2nd in Korean National Championship 2000 (97kg)

Coach: Jeon Hae - Sub

Coordinator : Kim Byung - Shik