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.
Throwing his way to the top
His father Craig starred in track at Oklahoma State after a decorated high school career. His younger brother Connor was named an AAU All-American, won the AAU Club National/ESPN Rise Games in the discus throw and competed in the AAU Junior Olympics last summer.
College basketball coach will run Simmons Center camps
As Lori Belcher and Junior Harris prepared for the Simmons Center’s summer youth basketball camps, they decided to ask a friend of Harris’ to come to Duncan and act as the camps’ instructor.
36th Annual Blowout starts Friday morning
Duncan’s largest golf tournament of the year will tee off Friday when the 36th Annual Blowout Tournament begins at the Duncan Golf and Tennis Club.
The tournament will include a field of 256 golfers, making up 128 teams.
Territory to host fifth annual CECF Summer Classic
At an upcoming tournament at the Territory, golfers will have the chance to enjoy 18 holes on the course while also getting the opportunity to give back away from it.
Marlow to honor its longtime coach Carter with 5K Run
Back in March, Marlow Youth Council Vice President Jessica Sabedra-Garvin had what her peers first called a “crazy idea” to bring something new to the town she grew up in.
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Golfers gear up for 36th Annual Blowout tourney
The fairways are trimmed, the greens are smooth and the stage is set.
Stephens brings home Oklahoma Youth State Title
After another impressive performance on the golf course this weekend, Caden Stephens can now call himself something every kid dreams to become: a state champion.
Hurdling past the competition
Since the start of her high school track career, Duncan hurdler Rebecca Brewer has earned back to back trips to the Class 5A State Tournament, three state medals and an invitation to this year’s Meet of Champions.
Twin Oaks to host camp, junior tourney
With golf season now in full swing, kids will get the chance to learn more about the game during a camp hosted in town at the start of next month.
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