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Former Cowboy Wrestler Eli Hale wins D-II National Title at UCO



We learned Eli Hale was transferring midseason about three months ago.

John Smith indicated that it was on good terms and that it was simply a move that everyone felt was best for Eli.

It worked out. He dominated his way to a National title only really being pushed in the semifinal which he won 4-3. He picked up a tech fall in 3:49 seconds in the final.

Former coaches and teammates quickly went to Twitter to congratulate Hale on the impressive accomplishment.

Any feedback on Eli I’ve ever heard has been very positive. From high school coaches and wrestlers to people around OSU, everyone I know that knows him speaks very highly of him so it’s very cool to see him accomplish this.