Casey Rowell might as well by yelling that after each wrestling match as the Duncan High School graduate tears through the competition.
Rowell has won an astounding 21 straight matches during his junior season at the University of Central Oklahoma. On Monday, he was named the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Wrestler of the Week for the second time this season.
The 133-pound redshirt junior, who was a three-time state champion for the Demons, is currently ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division-II, boasting a record of 27-3.
Rowell — along with Marlow High School graduates Tanner Keck (17-11), Ryan Brooks (11-11) and Dylan Harmon (5-3) and Comanche grad Joseph Blaylock (2-6) — has helped lead the Bronchos to a 12-1 record in duals.
Rowell’s last loss came on Nov. 17, when he dropped a 3-2 decision. In fact all three of Rowell’s losses have been by two points or fewer. His wins, though, haven’t been so narrow.
During the 21-match winning streak, Rowell has racked up two pin falls, five technical falls (winning by at least 15 points) and eight major decisions (winning by 8-14 points). Since December, only two wrestlers have come within three points of Rowell.
It seems that dropping a weight class was the right choice for Rowell, who placed fifth in the nation last year at 141 pounds and earned All-American honors.
Rowell, who went 136-9 on the mat at Duncan, will look to keep his streak going as UCO hosts the MIAA Wrestling Championships this weekend.
Duncan teams face schedule reshuffling
The weather has made it tougher for the Demons to take to the court or the pool for regular-season action.
Duncan’s scheduled basketball games against Lone Grove Tuesday have been postponed, as was Duncan’s scheduled swim meet at Harrah.
Showdown of undefeateds rescheduled
The game at Central High against Comanche boys basketball on Tuesday was so important that it was rescheduled moments after being postponed on Monday.
The showdown between the undefeated Indians and Bronchos represents a unique opportunity for both teams to see where they measure up. That made it a must-play game for Central High coach John Nease, who is excited the game was rescheduled for Dec. 20.
Local rodeo star rising up money charts
Tie-down roper Ryan Jarrett’s philosophy at the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is quite simple: He’s on a money-making mission.
“I came here with nothing to lose,” said Jarrett, an eight-time NFR qualifier from Comanche. “It’s just time to get at it and try to get what money you can and go home.”
Bray-Doyle game delayed
The missed games are piling up for the Donkeys, who were hoping to have their home opener on Tuesday against Ninnekah.
Comets opener postponed
Velma-Alma basketball continues to try to open its season, but football season just won’t end.
Dec. 3 against Davis and Tuesday against Apache were both viable options for coach Kenny Bare, but because each school has advanced in the state football playoffs, the season opener has yet to happen. Throw in bad weather to delay the game against Rush Springs on Friday, and Bare is starting to get anxious.
Both Oklahoma schools get tough bowl matchups
Fresh off a victory in Bedlam, the Oklahoma Sooners got another piece of good news. They will play Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.
Bronchos work together to make transition
Even before football season ends, seniors Kevin Harris and John Repp start their basketball season.
Jarrett among NFR leaders
Even for the greatest cowboys in the game, the setting for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo can be somewhat intimidating.
Five Demons named all-district
Five Duncan football seniors received All-Distrct 1-5A honors.
Comanche O-line receives all-district recognition
Comanche senior Cody Crow has been named the 2A-3 District offensive lineman of the year.
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