Joey Sanchez has transferred from Indiana to Oklahoma State, the program announced Wednesday on social media with a picture of him working out with the Cowboys.
Had an early morning party in the weight room to celebrate Dusty Hone's birthday!!#DynastyDefined I #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/apoaTQJOWe— OSU Cowboy Wrestling (@CowboyWrestling) September 23, 2020
Sanchez also posted a photo on Instagram with his new teammate, Travis Wittlake, who was a 2020 NCAA All-American at 165 pounds.
Sanchez was 14-10 at 157 pounds as a redshirt freshman this past season, including a 7-2 loss to his now teammate Chance McLane in the Lindenwood Open final. He was 135-9 during his high school career at Ohio powerhouse St. Paris Graham, including a 2018 state champion at 152 pounds and NHSCA All-American.
“Joey is a hard worker, has great character, very skilled and has tremendous upside,” Indiana coach Angel Escobedo said when Sanchez signed with the Hoosiers.
Sanchez looks to be a backup option this coming season for OSU coach John Smith with Wyatt Sheets, a redshirt junior, and Wittlake, a redshirt sophomore, projected to return to their respective starting spots at 157 and 165 pounds.