The University of Oklahoma wrestling team fell to Northern Iowa,18-15, Friday night at the West Gym in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The dual saw five Sooners nab individual victories on the night, as OU dropped to 5-4 on the year in dual competition.
OU began the night with four-straight victories from Kyle Garcia, Cody Brewer, Kendric Maple and Nick Lester. As the night went on, Oklahoma grabbed one other victory from 164-pounder Bubby Graham.
Garcia, OU’s lightweight freshman, was the first Sooner to walk off the mat with a victory after he took down UNI’s Ryan Juach with a 3-2 decision. Redshirt freshman Brewer, the 10th-ranked 133-pounder in the country, followed Garcia’s lead and added Oklahoma’s second victory of the night when he took down No. 9 Levi Wolfensperger with a 13-9 decision.
Sooner standout Kendric Maple continued a stellar junior campaign after he topped Joey Lazor with a 6-3 decision. With the win he now holds an 8-0 record in dual competition and an unscathed 18-0 mark on the year.