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Oklahoma State Wrestling Answers the 165-Pound Question for 2024-25 Season

March 27, 2024
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STILLWATER – Oklahoma State had three All-Americans in Kansas City at last weekend’s NCAA Wrestling Championships and only one will return in Dustin Plott at 184 pounds. Four-time runner-up and five-time All-American Daton Fix has exhausted his college eligibility and will be at the U.S. Olympic Trials April 19-20. Izzak Olejnik, who transferred from Northern Illinois for this season is also finished with his college eligibility. Cael Hughes is expected to step in at 133 after a red-shirt season as a freshman and OSU head coach John Smith has dipped into the transfer portal for a great answer to the open slot at 165. Wisconsin’s two-time All-American Dean Hamiti announced on social media Wednesday afternoon that he is headed to Stillwater.

That’s what I like to read, a talented wrestler growing up and being a State Champion at Joliet Catholic Academy in Joliet, Ill. and dreaming of wrestler in the orange singlet for the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

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Maniti pins freshman Chris Moore of Illinois.

Hamiti started his career at Wisconsin with two All-American seasons. The 6-0, 165-pounder was 28-4 as a freshman, no redshirt year and finished sixth in the 2022 NCAA Championships. 

In 2023 he finished 25-6 and was the Big Ten Champion at 165 before finishing sixth again at the NCAA Championships in Tulsa, Okla. 

Hamiti started this season losing early in the year to David Carr of Iowa State but then won his matches all the way to a 13-11 loss to Penn State’s unbeaten freshman Mitchell Messenbrink.  Hamiti lost again to David Carr of Iowa State in the NCAA quarterfinals 5-0 and then lost in the consolations to Olejnik 3-0 to miss out on All-American honors. Now, he is going to be wrestling for the Cowboys.  

Hamiti is 81-14 in three seasons and has both a competition year and a red-shirt season, if needed for his eligibility. 

Weight Wrestler Notes
125 Troy Spratley Had a strong season in 2023-24 and we believe will be better next season.
133 Rin Sakamoto, J.J. NcComas, or Zach Blankenship Two recruits that will be freshmen, Sakamoto is from Japan and has international experience McComas was a finalist at Fargo. Blankenship is a toughcompetitor from Bixby.
141 Cael Hughes Impressive in red-shirt season with a lot of falls and tech falls.
149 Jordan Williams Strong finish and very athletic, Williams has a lot of upside.
157 ? Need better for next season.
165 Dean Hamiti Wisconsin transfer is a good answer here.
174 Jersey Robb Asking the Bixby grad to really drop. He is highly competitive and OSU needs better at this weight.
184 Dustin Plott Runner-up and three-time All-American.
197 Christian Carroll Former top national recruit said to be dropping to 197.
Hwt. Konner Doucet or Transfer Doucet was better, but if his offense doesn’t improve then this needs to be somebody else.

 

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Oklahoma State Wrestling Answers the 165-Pound Question for 2024-25 Season

3,302 Views | 4 Replies | Last: 23 days ago by NJAggie
RowdyRawhide
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Cowboy coaches need to get out and recruit where Penn State, Cornell, Michigan, Iowa. Iowa State,

Arizona State, Virginia Tech, NC State and Nebraska.do.

Stop using the Stillwater Pioneer wrestling program as your personal IMG Academy.

Taxpayers rise up!

Sell your tradition. fan base and new facilities that are on the way to the potential Cowboys.

Blue Chip recruits need to be landed to fire up the fans!



aggie1
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You are making a silly assumption that John Smith doesn't recruit the top recruits. How moronic. I suggest you think before you write.
How much NIL money do you donate to wrestling? I bet ZERO
RowdyRawhide
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I don't call people names. I do donate money to the wrestling program.

John knows he needs to step recruiting up a notch or two. Adding Coleman Scott

should open up the Northeastern part of the country to make headway in that lucrative

area of excellent wrestling talent. Thank God for Daton Fix and Dustin Plott from our own backyard.

I have congratulated Coach Smith, his coaching staff and the wrestlers for great improvement over

last year's NCAA Tournament finish.

John knows things need to improve and I'm confident he and his staff can get it done..
NJAggie
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RowdyRawhide said:

I don't call people names. I do donate money to the wrestling program.

John knows he needs to step recruiting up a notch or two. Adding Coleman Scott

should open up the Northeastern part of the country to make headway in that lucrative

area of excellent wrestling talent. Thank God for Daton Fix and Dustin Plott from our own backyard.

I have congratulated Coach Smith, his coaching staff and the wrestlers for great improvement over

last year's NCAA Tournament finish.

John knows things need to improve and I'm confident he and his staff can get it done..
If you know all that, then why are you posting in a manner that says its not happening and you doubt it will.
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