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OSU Wrestling: Troy Spratley Earns First Big 12 Wrestler of the Week Honor

Spratley beat two top-15 opponents this past weekend.



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The first man up in the Cowboys’ lineup has been accomplishing a lot of firsts this season.

Oklahoma State 125-pounder Troy Spratley on Tuesday was named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week for the first time in his young career. Spratley, a redshirt freshman, garnered the honor after beating a pair of top-15 opponents this past weekend, including the first top-10 victory of his career.

Spratley’s weekend started with a 13-5 major decision over No. 11 Richard Figueroa of Arizona State on Friday before upsetting Missouri’s seventh-ranked Noah Surtin 4-1 with a clutch takedown in sudden victory on Sunday. Both of Spratley’s wins set the tone for two dominant ranked victories for OSU, which beat No. 24 ASU 28-9 and No. 5 Mizzou 24-10.

In his first season in Stillwater after transferring from Minnesota, Spratley is 17-4 with eight wins over ranked opponents. He’s been hot as of late, winning seven of his last eight matches.

Before a redshirt season at Minnesota, Spratley won a state title in Pennsylvania as a freshman and in Oklahoma as a sophomore. He then spent his final two preps seasons wrestling outside of sanctioned high school competition for Texas Pride.

Spratley is the third Cowboy to earn Big 12 Wrestler of the Week this season after Izzak Olejnik and Dustin Plott, both of whom are seniors.

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