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UCO seeking MIAA title

Bronchos head to Wichita looking to claim a conference championship

Central Oklahoma heads to Wichita, Kansas, on Sunday for the MIAA Championships. Here’s a quick overview of what awaits for the Bronchos.

Teams ranked in Division II’s top 25: Central Oklahoma (10), Nebraska Kearney (12) and Lindenwood (20).

125 pounds

– UCO’s Eli Hale is ranked second in the weight class. Hale is 14-0 this season, including wins over MIAA opponents Lindenwood’s Carlos Jacquez and Nebraska Kearney’s Josh Portillo.

– Jacquez is ranked fourth nationally, and Portillo is ninth.

133 pounds

– UCO’s Blake Dauphin is 16-10 this season

– Lindenwood’s Hunter Haralson is ranked eighth in the country

141 pounds

– UCO’s Josh Breece is 4-8 this season.

– Fort Hays State’s Brandon Ball is ranked eighth nationally.

149 pounds

– UCO’s Will Steltzlen is 30-10 this season.

– MIAA wrestlers ranked nationally: Nebraska Kearney’s Keith Surber (second), Steltzlen (seventh).

– Steltzlen lost to Surber, 7-0, on Feb. 1

157 pounds

– UCO’s Bryan Dutton is 21-14 this season and ranked 11th in Division II.

– No other MIAA wrestlers are ranked in the top 12 nationally.

165 pounds

– UCO’s Mason Thompson is 22-14 this season.

– No MIAA wrestlers are ranked in the top 12 in the country.

174 pounds

– UCO’s Reid Rodich is 6-8 this season.

– No MIAA wrestlers are ranked in the top 12 in the country.

184 pounds

– UCO’s Joel Dixon is 16-12 this season.

– No MIAA wrestlers are ranked in the top 12 in the country.

197 pounds

– UCO’s Colton Looper is 17-7 this season.

– No MIAA wrestlers are ranked in the top 12 in the country.

Heavyweight

– UCO’s Caleb Cotter is 23-2 this season and ranked fourth in the nation.

– Nebraska Kearney’s Kevin Barrett is ranked sixth in the country.

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