Oklahoma State wrestling coach John Smith is the 2015 Big 12 Wrestling Coach of the Year, as voted on by the league's head coaches. Smith led the Cowboys to their third-consecutive Big 12 Championship title.
All four Big 12 wrestling squads were represented in the finals of the 2015 NCAA Wrestling Championships, with three conference wrestlers taking home individual titles. Cody Brewer (133 pounds – Oklahoma), Alex Dieringer (165 – Oklahoma State) and Kyven Gadson (197 – Iowa State) were all crowned national champions, while West Virginia's Zeke Moisey (125) finished as the runner-up.
The NCAA on Wednesday announced the 330 student-athletes, including 71 at-large selections, for the 2015 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. A combined 25 Big 12 student-athletes will compete in the event, all of which were at-large selections.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys were crowned Big 12 Wresting Champions for the fourth time in five years on Saturday. The Cowboys claimed their 12th team title since the inception of the league, prior to the 1997 season.
The 2015 Big 12 Wrestling Championship will be held on Saturday, March 7, at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. CT, with the semifinal round beginning at 11 a.m. All four league squads will be in action for the 19th annual event.
Correspondent Wendell Barnhouse interviewed the coaches of Iowa State, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Oklahoma State to preview this weekend's championship.
The 2015 Academic All-Big 12 Wrestling Team honors 12 student-athletes.
Texas coach Karen Aston and junior Brady Sanders are featured on this week's Big 12 Women's Basketball podcast.
West Virginia's Jake Smith (197 pounds) is the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week. It is the first weekly award of Smith's career, and he is the second Mountaineer grappler to take home the honor this season.
Iowa State's Gabe Moreno (149 pounds) is the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week. It is the first weekly award of the sophomore's career. Moreno is now the fourth Cyclone to earn the honor this season.
West Virginia freshman Zeke Moisey (125 pounds) is the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week. Moisey is the first freshman to win the award since Iowa State's Tanner Weatherman in 2013. He is also the first Moutaineer grappler to win a Big 12 weekly award this season.
Iowa State's Earl Hall capped off an unlikely run at the 2014 NCAA Championships with an eighth-place finish at 125 pounds, garnering All-America honors. After a fourth-place finish at last year's Big 12 Championships, it was uncertain if the Homestead, Florida native would even receive an invite to the NCAA Championships.