Hunter Stieber and Nick Heflin depart for Cuba. OKRTC age-group teams dominate Southern Plain Duals-Roughneck Rumble
OKRTC senior level Athletes Hunter Stieber and UWW World #6 Nick Heflin depart to compete in the UWW ranking tournament of Gramma/Pelado in Havana, Cuba on Feb 22nd & 23rd. The tournament has long been a staple in the Western Hemisphere to test your abilities and training against Cuba and many other countries.
Follow the OKRTC social media for updates and United World Wrestling for live stream of the event.
The OKRTC age-group teams competed for the first time under our unified flag this past weekend in Tulsa at the Southern Plains Duals/Roughneck Rumble. The Elementary team was coached by Shane Roller, Jasper Lockett and Kenny Giddens. The Junior High was coached by Chris Forbes, Jeremy Hughes and Tony Cook. Both teams competed well winning Championships in both the Elementary division and Junior High division. The two OKRTC dual teams combined to go 10-0 on the day with the following wrestlers going undefeated.
Roman Tyler 5-0
Jaxon Randle 5-0
Kru Vance 5-0
Cannon Acklin 5-0
Clay Giddens 5-0
Hunter Hollingsworth 5-0
Landyn Sommer 5-0
Ishmael Guerrero 5-0
LaDarion Lockett 5-0
Jace Roller 5-0
Christian Forbes 5-0
Cole Brooks 5-0
Cam Steed 5-0
Zack Blankenship 5-0
Wyatt Hartley 5-0
Kaden Glass 5-0
The BIG 12 Wrestling Championships are returning to Tulsa, OK on March 3-4 2018 at the BOK Center. The Tulsa Sports Commission is making group tickets available. You can find the flyer Below. Lets get out and support our Sooners and Cowboys as they fight to qualify for the NCAA National Championships.
The preliminary 2018 Freestyle/Greco schedule has been released for this season. The OKUSA staff is super excited about the upcoming summer program which has been an Oklahoma staple and one of the most successful state programs in USA Wrestling history.
One major change will be coming in addition to the schedule with a minimum of 3 women's events to be announced prior to the spring meeting in OKC.
Team USA arrives in Siberia with star studded cast. OKRTC sends Nick Heflin
Krasnoyarsk is is home to one of wrestling’s most sought after prize, the circular based trophy of the Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix. But it is not the trophy that is coveted, it’s the experience and bragging rights of having challenged the worlds best in one of the worlds harshest environments.
The OKRTC’s Nick Heflin, along with Olympic Champion Kyle Snyder, World Champion Logan Stieber, Olympian Frank Molinaro, World Bronze Nick Gwiazdowski, and former collegiate stars such as Kyle Dake and David Taylor will join forces to take on the field at the Ivan Yarygin Sport Complex this Friday-Sunday.
“The Yarygin is special, it tests a lot more than ones wrestling ability”, said OKRTC Head Coach Eric Guerrero. “First, it’s difficult travel, whether you are coming from Oklahoma, Dagestan, Ossetia or Pennsylvania the travel is multiple connections through Moscow, a change of airports from international to domestic, eventually arriving half way on the other side of the globe.”
The event is held in honor on Russian great Ivan Yarygin. Krasnoyarsk was the training home of Buvaisar and Adam Saitiev, both Olympic Champions, as well as many other Dagestani and Chechen Russian wrestlers.
“Regardless of the results which returns, you add layers to yourself as a competitor after this event. A layer of toughness, a layer of fortitude, a layer of understanding of what it really takes to be the worlds best” said Coach Guerrero.
“It’s a must attend on our RTC schedule and will remain on our schedule. You cannot become great buy playing games with yourself as to where you stand as a competitor... and we’re about to get down to brass tax”.
Follow the OKRTC and Titan Mercury Wrestling Club on Social Media to stay up with our American delegation and their results.
The 1st Annual Roughneck Rumble is now ready for you to register.
The Rumble will take place at the Cox Convention Center in Tulsa, OK on February 11, 2018. Duals are available for team that are interested on February 10, 2018 please contact Event Director Chris Forbes with any questions.