Two-time All-American Stephen Buchanan (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
Two days ago, the #2 ranked 197 lber, Stephen Buchanan, put his name into the transfer portal. Today, he announced via social media his intention to transfer from Wyoming to Oklahoma.
Buchanan has earned All-American honors twice during his three years competing for the Cowboys. In 2021-22, Buchanan went 28-3 and captured his first Big 12 championship, on his way to a third-place finish in Detroit. Earlier in the season, Buchanan became the first Wyoming wrestler to win the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational since Shane Onufer and Joe LeBlanc did so in 2011. That led to a second seed for Buchanan at the 2022 national tournament.
In 2021-22, Buchanan was a conference runner-up before finishing eighth in the nation.
Buchanan has not competed at all during the 2022-23 campaign and does have a redshirt year available. He competed right out of the gate for Wyoming in 2019-20. Should he choose to use them, Buchanan could have two additional years of eligibility, as well.
Oklahoma currently has #26, Keegan Moore, at 197 lbs. Moore is in his last year of eligibility.
Buchanan will join a familiar face in Norman as former Wyoming assistant coach Teyon Ware returned to his alma mater in the offseason and has assumed a role on the Sooner sidelines.