Claremore Daily Progress

January 31, 2013

WRESTLING: UCO's Basks ranked No. 1 in NCAA Div. II


EDMOND — Central Oklahoma remained No. 3 in the latest NCAA Division II wrestling rankings released Tuesday by the Division II Wrestling Coaches Association.


The seven-time Division II national champion Bronchos earned 143 points in balloting of head coaches from around the country to come in behind No. 1 St. Cloud State (Minn.) and Notre Dame (Ohio) in the poll.


UCO has five wrestlers in the individual rankings, highlighted by Jordan Basks as the new No. 1 pick at 149 pounds.  Basks is 17-3 and riding a 13-match winning streak.


Casy Rowell (133) and Cory Dauphin (157) are both ranked third, while 174 Kelly Henderson is sixth and heavyweight Cody Dauphin eighth.  Rowell is 23-3 for the season and has won 17 matches in a row.