Some sad news out of Dallas this week. Ricky Stewart, one of the best Oklahoma State wrestlers of the 1980s, has been badly burned in a housefire, Stewart’s family told PFB.
In what’s been described as a home explosion at Ricky’s home in Dallas, the four-time All-American was badly burned and sent to the burn center at the Parkland Hospital in Dallas. He’s currently in critical but stable condition.
They will be performing a critical surgery on Friday to remove damaged tissue from his chest and it’s expected that he’ll have a long road to recovery.
Ricky was a four-time All-American from 1979-82 and won NCAA titles in 1980 and 1981 at 158 pounds and still is tied for the season record for falls at Oklahoma State with 13 from his 1982 season. He also set the season record for points scored at Oklahoma State with 107 that season. That record still stands.
Friends and family of Ricky have started a gofundme to help Ricky and his family with his expenses. You can make donations here.