Future Oklahoma State wrestlers wrapped up their respective individual prep seasons this past weekend. Here’s a look at how OSU’s class of 2020 signees performed, the three commits for 2021 and two siblings of current OSU freshman.
The rankings are based on FloWrestling’s big boards.
OSU’s top three signees did not compete in state tournaments: No. 5 AJ Ferrari of Allen, Texas; No. 6 Dustin Plott of Tuttle, Oklahoma; and No. 12 Trevor Mastrogiovanni of Blairstown, New Jersey. Blair Academy does not compete in the New Jersey state tournament, but they do in the National Prep tournament. Mastrogiovanni did not wrestle at National Prep, where had won his first three years.
No. 24: Jakason Burks of Omaha, Neb. (132)
- Burks won matches by 17-2 technical fall, and 4-2 and 10-3 then was upset 4-2 on a tiebreaker reversal to Conor Knopick in the 1A final.
A stunner in the Nebraska state finals: Conor Knopick reversed national No. 6 Jakason Burks in a tiebreaker to win a battle of past Cadet Greco World Teamers at 132. pic.twitter.com/kN4A8V2zzJ— Trackwrestling (@trackwrestling) February 23, 2020
No. 31: Luke Surber of Tuttle, Okla. (182)
- Surber had two falls (:37, :39) to advance to the final where he recorded a 16-1 technical fall in 2:30 for his third 4A state title. He was named the Outstanding Wrestler for his classification.
No. 89: Konner Doucet of Comanche, Okla. (220)
- Doucet had three falls under a minute (:36, :51, :52) to become the 40th four-time state champion in Oklahoma history. He was also named the Outstanding Wrestler for the 3A classification. Doucet even wore a Pistol Pete headgear.
Unranked: Trevor Dopps of Goddard, Kan. (182)
- Dopps had two falls (:44, 3:39) then had a 11-4 decision and a 3-0 decision to win the 5A state title after being a state runner-up in 2019.
Unranked: Daniel Jezik of Coal City, Ill. (195)
- Jezik had two falls (4:31, 3:22) and 11-3 major decision before a 3-2 decision against Prairie Central’s Brandon Hoselton, ranked No. 42 in 2021, in the 1A final.
Daniel Jezik (Coal City) gets this takedown to upset national no. 9 Brandon Hoselton (Prairie Central) in the 195-pound finals of the Illinois High School State Wrestling Championships. #trackwrestling pic.twitter.com/bZUvGYo67M— Trackwrestling (@trackwrestling) February 23, 2020
Unranked: Alexander Yokubaitis of Lake Charles, La. (126)
- Yokubaitis had two falls (:13, 3:16) to start his tournament run then had a 16-1 technical fall (2:57) in the semifinals and a 15-0 tech (2:17) in the final to become a four-time state champion.
No. 6: Travis Mastrogiovanni of Blairstown, NJ (157)
- Like Trevor, Travis did not compete for Blair Academy at the National Prep tournament.
No. 7: Kyle Haas of Maize, Kan. (220)
- Haas had three straight pins (1:26, :19, :16) to advance to the 5A final against North Carolina commit Cade Lautt, who scored a last-minute takedown in a bout between two top-10 nationally ranked wrestlers.
5️⃣ ️ 220-pound championship @MaizeEagleAD junior @kylehaas30 (27-1) loses to @SJAThunder senior @cade_lautt (43-1) by a 3-1 decision.— Hayden Kyle Barber (@HK_Barber) February 29, 2020
What a thriller between maybe the top two p4p wrestlers in Kansas. pic.twitter.com/Scc6f8TOQo
No. 53: Teague Travis of Columbia, Mo. (145)
- Travis had three quick falls (1:05, :58, :53) then scored five takedowns in the first two periods of his 1A state final match and held on for a 12-7 win after he was choked unconscious and nearly pinned to claim his third straight title.
Oklahoma State commit Teague Travis wins his third straight wrestling state title. pic.twitter.com/ylJDELkei1— Jackson Stone (@Jackson_Stoneee) February 23, 2020
Unranked: Cason Lindsey of Derby, Kan. (145)
- Lindsey had two falls (1:54, 2:21), a 4-3 decision and a 1-0 win in the state final to claim his first state title to join his father Craig and older brother Cade as a state champion. Cason took third his freshman year and second his sophomore year.
Unranked: Taidon Wills of Derby, Kan. (182)
- Taidon Wills, the younger brother of OSU’s Triston Wills, took second after recording two falls (:52, 1:07) and a 16-4 major decision before a 5-0 loss to two-time state champion Quentin Saunders of Wichita West.