(Norman, Okla) - Former Cushing Tiger Wrestler Jarrod Patterson continues to be a bright spot for the Oklahoma Sooners Wrestling squad.
Patterson scored a 4-0 decision over OSU's Jon Morrison in Sunday's Bedlam Wrestling match. After a scoreless first period, Patterson rode-out Morrison in the second. In the third period, Patterson added an escape and takedown to improve to 2-1 all-time against Morrison.
Second ranked Oklahoma State went on to win the match, 25-13. It was the first loss of the year for the Sooners, who are ranked number 11.
Patterson, currently the nation's 4th ranked wrestler at 125 pounds, is in his third year at Oklahoma, and has compiled impressive records in Norman. As a Freshman, Patterson was expected to redshirt, but was too good to keep out of the lineup, and was pulled out of redshirt in a dual against Oklahoma State, where he went on to defeat Chris Notte. He would finish with an overall record of 30-11. As a sophomore, Patterson compiled a record of 29-9.
As a four time Oklahoma State High School Champion, Patterson finished with an overall record of 156-3.
Patterson has excelled in the classroom for OU, and was named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association Academic All-American Team, one of five Sooner Wrestlers to be named to the team.
To be considered for the award a wrestler must have accumulated a 3.2 cumulative GPA or higher, been an NCAA qualifier or won 60 percent of his total schedule. Also, one can be honored for the All-Academic team with a 3.0 GPA and achieved All-American status this past season.