March 4, 2011

AMES, Iowa ? The seedings are out for Saturday?s Big 12 Wrestling Championships and reigning-champion Oklahoma State will compete with six No. 1 seeds and a No. 2 seed in its lineup.

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OSU?s top seeds are 125-pounder Jon Morrison, 133-pounder Jordan Oliver, 149-pounder Jamal Parks, 157-pounder Neil Erisman, 184-pounder Chris Perry and 197-pounder Clayton Foster. The Cowboys? lone No. 2 seed is 174-pounder Mike Benefiel.

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Rounding out the OSU lineup are No. 5-seeded 141-pounder Josh Kindig, fifth-seeded 165-pounder Dallas Bailey, and fourth-seeded 285-pounder Blake Rosholt.


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*The Cowboys are hunting their 10th Big 12 team title in 15 tries. OSU has won 43 team conference titles all-time, dating back to its days in the Southwest Conference, the Missouri Valley Conference and the Big Eight Conference.

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First-round matches at the Big 12 Championships begin at 10 a.m., with the semifinals, consolation matches and potential challenge matches immediately following. The finals begin at 7 p.m.

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2011 Big 12 Championships Seedings

125 pounds

No. 1 Jon Morrison, OSU

No. 2 Jarrod Patterson, OU

No. 3 Alan Waters, MU

No. 4 David Klingsheim, NU

No. 5 Brandon Jones, ISU

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133 pounds

No. 1 Jordan Oliver, OSU

No. 2 Jordan Keller, OU

No. 3 Ridge Kiley, NU

No. 4 Nathan McCormick, MU

No. 5 Ben Cash, ISU

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141 pounds

No. 1 Zack Bailey, OU

No. 2 Todd Schavrien, MU

No. 3 Chris Drouin, ISU

No. 4 Mike Koehnlein, NU

No. 5 Josh Kindig, OSU

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149 pounds

No. 1 Jamal Parks, OSU

No. 2 Nick Lester, OU

No. 3 Kyle Bradley, MU

No. 4 Max Mayfield, ISU

No. 5 Ross Grande, NU

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157 pounds

No. 1 Neil Erisman, OSU

No. 2 Chase Nelson, OU

No. 3 Nick Gregoris, MU

No. 4 Trent Weatherman, ISU

No. 5 Tyler Koehn, NU

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165 pounds

No. 1 Jordan Burroughs, NU

No. 2 Tyler Caldwell, OU

No. 3 Zach Toal, MU

No. 4 Chris Spangler, ISU

No. 5 Dallas Bailey, OSU

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174 pounds

No. 1 Jonathan Reader, ISU

No. 2 Mike Benefiel, OSU

No. 3 Dorian Henderson, MU

No. 4 Caleb Kolb, NU

No. 5 Jeff James, OU

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184 pounds

No. 1 Chris Perry, OSU

No. 2 Josh Ihnen, NU

No. 3 Erich Schmidtke, OU

No. 4 Mike Larson, MU

No. 5 Cole Shafer, ISU

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197 pounds

No. 1 Clayton Foster, OSU

No. 2 Andy Johnson, NU

No. 3 Jerome Ward, ISU

No. 4 Brent Haynes, MU

No. 5 Keldrick Hall, OU

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285 pounds

No. 1 Dom Bradley, MU

No. 2 Tucker Lane, NU

No. 3 Nathan Fernandez, OU

No. 4 Blake Rosholt, OSU

No. 5 Kyle Simonson, ISU

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