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OSU Wrestling Adds Commitment From Six-time Uzbekistan National Champion Mirzo Khayito

OSU adds a big name to its ranks at 165.



Photo via Khayitov/Instagram

Oklahoma State wrestling added a big commitment late Monday to its ranks as six-time Uzbekistan National Champion and two-time NJCAA All-American Mirzo Khayito pledged his allegiance to the Pokes on social media. Khayito comes to OSU via Ellsworth Community College, where he was a national finalist at 165 pounds, finishing second at the NJCAA National Championships earlier this spring.

Khayitov is the only wrestler in Uzbekistan history to reach six titles, part of a decorated career competing on the international circuit. Here’s the hilariously loaded lede to a story about him from earlier this year, where you have to take multiple breaks just to list his accomplishments. From Times Citizen:

He’s wrestled in one of the toughest tournaments in the world – the Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix in Russia. He’s a six-time senior national champion, a two-time cadet national champion, a two-time junior national champion, a world team member, and Asian championship team member and a President Tournament champion.

As the legend Seth Duckworth notes here in his story, OSU is set to lose Wyatt Sheets at 165 due to graduation, so Khayitov may be in position to push his way into the lineup next season.

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