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Eight Sooners Set for Competition in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – The No. 18 Oklahoma wrestling team takes eight competitors to the 2017 NCAA Championships, set for March 16-18 inside the Scottrade Center.

Redshirt freshman Christian Moody (125 pounds), junior Mike Longo (141 pounds), sophomore Davion Jeffries (149 pounds), redshirt senior Clark Glass (157 pounds), junior Yoanse Mejias (165 pounds), redshirt senior Matt Reed (174 pounds), redshirt senior Brad Johnson (197 pounds) and redshirt senior Ross Larson (285 pounds) will represent the Sooners in St. Louis. Two of OU’s eight wrestlers were awarded a national seed, including No. 11 Jeffries and No. 12 Glass.

Larson is making his fourth consecutive trip to the national tournament, while Glass, Reed and Longo are set for their third appearance. Jeffries will compete for the second time, and Moody, Mejias and Johnson will make their NCAA Championships debut.

OU’s First Round Matchups (with NCAA seeds)
125: Christian Moody vs. No. 6 Ethan Lizak (Minnesota)
141: Mike Longo vs. No. 10 Bryce Meredith (Wyoming)
149: No. 11 Davion Jeffries vs. Joey Delgado (Oregon State)
157: No. 13 Clark Glass vs. May Bethea (Penn)
165: Yoanse Mejias vs. No. 10 Te’Shan Campbell (Pitt)
174: Matt Reed vs. Jake Residori (SIUE)
197: Brad Johnson vs. No. 15 Ricky Robertson (Wisconsin)
HWT: Ross Larson vs. No. 15 Ryan Solomon (Pitt)

NCAA Championships Schedule
Thursday, March 16
11 a.m. – Session One (Eight Mats – Pigtails and First Round)
6 p.m. – Session Two (Eight Mats – Wrestleback Prelims and First Round; Championship Second Round and Consolation Round)

Friday, March 17
10 a.m. – Session Three (Eight Mats – Quarterfinals and Wrestlebacks)
6 p.m. – Session Four (Six Mats – Semifinals and Wrestlebacks)

Saturday, March 18
10 a.m. – Session Five (Three Mats – Wrestleback Semis and Medal Rounds)
7 p.m. – Session Six (One Mat – Finals and Awards)

Watch Live
The first session of the 2017 NCAA Championships is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. CT on Thursday, March 16, with Thursday and Friday’s morning sessions airing live on ESPNU and evening and All-American matches covered on ESPN.  ESPN3 will stream every match on every mat throughout the championship.

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