The two-day Big 12 Wrestling Championship tournament starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Oklahoma State will be vying for its seventh consecutive conference title. The Cowboys finished the regular season ranked No. 2 in the country after they defeated No. 3 Iowa, 27-12, on Feb. 24 in Stillwater. The victory capped a 15-0 season and the first undefeated campaign under head coach John Smith since 2005.
The Cowboys are the heavy favorites to win the team title, with six wrestlers receiving the No. 1 seed at their respective weight class in the pre-seeded brackets.
The Big 12 has four full-time members in wrestling with OSU, Iowa State, Oklahoma and West Virginia along with eight affiliates: Air Force, Fresno State, Northern Colorado, Northern Iowa, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Utah Valley and Wyoming.
The first three sessions will be streamed live on FloWrestling.org before the championship finals air on Fox Sports Regional Networks at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Here’s the complete tournament schedule:
Saturday, March 9
Session I: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Session II: 5-9 p.m.
Semifinal, Consolation quarterfinal
Sunday, March 10
Session III: Noon to 2 p.m.
Consolation Semifinals, third- and fifth-place bouts
Session IV: 7 p.m. Championship Matches
*Fox Sports Southwest