Oklahoma State opens wrestling practice

Tuesday, September 12th 2006, 5:47 am
By: News On 6

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State's wrestling team begins its fall practice as the Cowboys begin their quest for a fifth straight NCAA title.

OSU loses three former NCAA champions and two other NCAA qualifiers from last season's lineup. But the Cowboys do return 2 time national champion Johny Hendricks at 165 pounds.

All-Americans Coleman Scott and Nathan Morgan both will move up a weight class this season to 133 pounds and 141 pounds, respectively.

OSU coach John Smith brought in 11 freshmen in hopes of keeping the Cowboys' streak of titles alive. He says this preseason will be as important as any OSU has ever had.