Oklahoma White Defeats Oklahoma Red in Wrestling Ranking Match

By Dustin Roberts | Nov. 05, 2000, 12 a.m. (ET)
NORMAN, Okla. After falling behind 13-8, the white team rebounded to defeat the red, 21-19, in the annual Red/White Oklahoma Wrestling Classic. The white squad earned bonus points in three matches, including a Waymon May pin at 197 pounds. The white team won the first match of the dual at 125 pound when Bo Maynes jumped to an early 4-0 lead against Matt Ridings and held on for an 8-5 win. Red claimed the next two matches with a 3-2 Witt Durden victory over Melvin Lofton at 133 and 141-pound Michael Lightner's 20-7 major decision of Brett Robinson. Jared Frayer put the white back on top, 8-7, with a technical fall (20-5, 4:47) against Daniel Rubenstein at 149 pounds. At 157 pounds, Mark Worthy jumped out to an early 8-1 lead before winning by injury default just 2:43 into the match against Rosty Walker. The white team responded by posting two straight wins. After a scoreless first period, Robbie Waller won by major decision, 12-1, over James O'Leary at 165 and Michael Barger decisioned Rowdy Lundegreen, 8-2, at 174 pounds. Josh Lambrecht used five third-period points to beat Nick Curcio and reclaim the lead, 16-15, for the red at 184 pounds. May's pin at 4:48 against Joel Tapler put white back on top, 21-16. Leonce Crump downed Gary Barber, 8-3, in the heavyweight match to bring the score to a 21-19 final. Oklahoma will be back on the mat on Sunday, Nov. 12, when it travels to Brockport, N.Y., for the Oklahoma Gold Classic. Last season, the Sooners claimed the team championship at the Classic and crowned seven individual champions.