On campus: Andrew Howe wrestling for Oklahoma now
By John Mutka Post-Tribune senior correspondent January 14, 2013 9:46PM
Updated: February 16, 2013 6:29AM
Three-time All-American wrestler Andrew Howe has surfaced at Oklahoma after taking an Olympic redshirt year.
The Hanover Central grad transferred from Wisconsin, following assistant coach Jared Frazer, who moved after working at the Big Ten school from 2009-11.
Last year, knee surgery thwarted Howe, who won the 165-pound national title in 2010 and compiled a 37-0 record. He was hampered by injuries the following year, but still won 26 of 29 matches.
The Big Ten champion is expected to compete in the 174-pound class for the Sooners. Former Wisconsin teammate Travis Rutt also transferred.
Indianapolis junior Cameryn Brady (Lowell) owns a 10-2 record in the 149-pound class, including a decision over Purdue’s Frankie Porras (Hobart). Brady transferred from Manchester, where he was a two-time national qualifier.
Wabash’s Austin O’Neal (Griffith) has won 12 of 16 matches. The sophomore competes at 197 pounds.
Indianapolis owns a 12-0 record, duplicating its best start in 2003-04. Tyrae Robinson (Gary/Bowman) contributed 13 points to the latest victory, 91-77 over Missouri S&T. In an earlier win over Rockhurst he more than doubled his 8.1 average with 17 points.
Loyola’s Abby Skube (Chesterton) is a part-time starter but leads the Ramblers in blocked shots. She is averaging 7.1 points and 4.2 rebounds
IU-South Bend’s Emily Strilich (Boone Grove) leads the team in scoring (11.5 points), rebounds (7.3) and blocked shots (35). The 6-foot junior also topped the Titans in those three categories last year.
Don’t be suprised if Brad Karp (Valparaiso) earns his fifth CCAAC player award in the last six weeks. In his most recent efforts he stashed 23 points against IU-South Bend, then followed up with 29 points and 19 rebounds against Roosevelt. The Saints are 17-4.
Michigan extended its dual meet record to 56-0 against Purdue with the help of Kyle Whitaker (Chesterton). He won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:39.05 and placed third in the 100. The Wolverines are ranked No. 1.
Valparaiso’s Wally Bradford clocked a winning time of 4:19.15 in the mile at the Bob Eubanks Open at Grand Valley State.