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OSU Wrestling: Michigan State Transfer Caleb Fish Commits to Cowboys

Fish was a three-year starter for the Spartans.



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The portal continues to give more than take for Cowboy Wrestling.

Michigan State transfer Caleb Fish announced via Instagram on Saturday that he committed to Oklahoma State for his final year of eligibility. Fish becomes OSU’s second portal commitment so far this offseason, joining two-time All-American Dean Hamiti from Wisconsin. Both wrestlers are listed as 165-pounders, but the addition of two veteran wrestlers at the same weight class could result in one moving up or down once in Stillwater. Both competing in the Big Ten, Hamiti was runner-up at this past season’s conference tournament while Fish went 1-2 as the 4 seed.

Fish was a three-year starter at Michigan State, where he amassed an 83-37 record. He qualified for the last three NCAA Wrestling Championships but has never reached All-American status. He lost in the blood rounds in 2023 before going 2-2 at this year’s NCAA tournament.

Either Hamiti or Fish will likely fill the 165-pound spot left vacant by Izzak Olejnik, who exhausted his eligibility after earning All-American honors in his only season at OSU as a transfer from Northern Illinois. As for who doesn’t compete at 165, true freshman Brayden Thompson started all season at 174 for the Cowboys, while redshirt sophomore Teague Travis bumped up from 149 to take control of the 157-pound job. Both wrestlers qualified for NCAAs in their first seasons in the starting lineup. Fish’s addition definitely creates more competition at those three weight classes, giving OSU more options to possibly redshirt Thompson or provide depth at a weight.

Portal exits from Stillwater might not be over, either. So far, the Cowboys have lost only one wrestler to the portal in 149-pounder Sammy Alvarez, who committed to Rider for his last year of eligibility. Fish could be a safety net if any more losses are ahead for OSU.

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