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Oklahoma State wrestling: Brock Martin pulled from team by football staff

The three-time state champion has returned for offseason football workouts without wrestling a match.

Kansas State v Oklahoma State Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images

Brock Martin will compete for Oklahoma State this year, but it won’t be for the wrestling team.

Martin, a redshirt sophomore defensive end, was pulled from the wrestling team by OSU’s football staff to return for offseason workouts, a source told Pistols Firing.

The former three-time Oklahoma state high school champion from Oologah and Malcolm Rodriguez, a junior linebacker and two-time state champion from Wagoner, both joined the wrestling team in January after they received permission from OSU football coach Mike Gundy and wrestling coach John Smith. Martin weighed in twice at heavyweight, but Smith never had him compete.

Smith has alternated between Austin Harris (5-9), a natural 197-pounder, and Cornelius Putnam (1-3) at heavyweight this season. Harris will likely be OSU’s choice at heavyweight for the postseason, which begins March 7 at the BOK Center in Tulsa.

Harris will have to wrestle well and get at least one or two upsets to take an automatic qualifying spot at heavyweight.

Big 12 ranked heavyweights

  • No. 7 Tate Orndorff (16-2) of Utah Valley
  • No. 11 Josh Hokit (19-3) of Fresno State
  • No. 13 Gannon Gremmel (23-7) of Iowa State
  • No. 14 Carter Isley (17-8) of Northern Iowa
  • No. 18 Dalton Robertson (16-5) of Northern Colorado

*Rankings by Intermat