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2002 Oklahoma State All-American Skyler Holman passes away

Oct. 06, 2014, 1:33 p.m. (ET)

STILLWATER, Okla. – Former Oklahoma State wrestler and All-American Skyler Holman died Saturday, Oct. 4. He had recently been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in his lungs and bones.

He was 35 years old.

"Skyler was a great wrestler and a great man,” OSU coach John Smith said. “We are all deeply saddened by the news of his passing and we will continue to keep his family and friends in our thoughts and prayers."

Holman joined Smith and his squad after the 2001 season, transferring from North Carolina, where he won an ACC Championship at 125 pounds. In 2002, he earned a Big 12 title and All-America honors as a Cowboy. He went on to compete in MMA after college.

He is survived by his wife, Angela, and two children.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the Reynolds Funeral Home in Tulsa. The funeral is scheduled for Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Cheiftan Center in Sapulpa, Okla.