Three Highlights from Week Two in the Big 12

Victor Voinovich (left) and Manzona Bryant at Saturday's dual (photo courtesy of Tony DiMarco)

Another week of wrestling down in the Big 12 and here are three of the biggest highlights from around conference this week in wrestling.

Eli Griffin wins two in Iowa

California Baptist saw what was likely the toughest road trip in the history of their program as they went into Iowa and faced two top-ten teams in Iowa and Iowa State. They managed to get one wrestler through the trip unscathed as Eli Griffin knocked off Kysen Terukina and Aidan Harris. For that finish, Griffin was named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week.

Northern Colorado takes out Binghamton 22-16

I wrote about this in my weekly preview, but this was a solid road test to open the season for Northern Colorado, and they performed really well. Their lower weights are very good and the group of transfers they just brought in are having some early success. Stevo Poulin not only won his match here in the dual but also went 4-0 the following day to win a title at the Bearcat open.

Oklahoma State rolls in Pennsylvania

It's a down year for Oklahoma State. They're not really in the conversation for a National Title and some have even written them off as contenders for a Big 12 crown. But they opened the season with a dominant win over a very good Lehigh team and another over Bucknell that same day. A few weeks ago, I probably would've said it's Missouri's conference to lose and everyone else is just chasing second, and that still may be the case. But Iowa State and Oklahoma State are off to good starts and look like they may push the Tigers this year at the Big 12 tournament in Tulsa.


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M Smart (1) a week and a half ago
Any update on A J Ferrari?