Three Sooners earned runner-up honors at the United World Wrestling Junior and Senior Nationals on Saturday and Sunday at Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa.
Senior Dom Demas defeated Patricio Lugo via decision, 4-1, advancing to the 65 kg final. Demas was eventually downed by Iowa’s Jaydin Eierman in the senior championship, 8-4. The star Sooner finished as the runner-up and clinched a spot at Senior World Team trials later this year. Redshirt junior Jake Boyd finished fourth overall in the senior bracket and earned a trip to the senior trials as well.
On the junior team side, redshirt freshman Josh Heindselman and sophomore Darrien Roberts finished as runner-ups. Heindselman, the returning champion, was defeated by Air Force’s Wyatt Hendrickson in the best of three 125 kg championship while Roberts was pinned by Colton Hawks in the 86 kg final.