The Cowboys seek out their 35th national title, when they travel to Des Moines, Iowa, for the 2013 NCAA Championships, which runs from March 21-23.
The Pokes will go head-to-head with each Big 12 team in a round-robin conference dual final on Friday; Then, the Cowboys will take to the mats Saturday for individual competition.
Top-seeded Oklahoma State opens with Illinois Friday night.
As the No. 1 team in the nation, Oklahoma State wrestling will travel to Kent, Ohio, to face Kent State, Northern Iowa and Wisconsin.
The Oklahoma State wrestling squad will have an action-packed weekend, hoping to improve to 13-0 overall and 4-0 in Big 12 action.
2012-13 (Redshirt Year): Went 10-4 in his first year as a Poke, wrestling exclusively at open tournaments ... Eight of his wins came by fall and another came by major decision ... All but two of his falls came in the first period, with his fastest coming in 47 seconds ... Finished second at the Oklahoma Open and third at the UCM Open ... Also competed at the Lindenwood Open.
High School: Attended Mead HS in Spokane, Wash., where he was coached by Phil McLean ... No. 1-ranked wrestler nationally in his weight class by several outlets during his senior year ... Compiled a 144-8 career record ... Finished his high school career with individual state titles in 2009, 2011 and 2012 ... Received the Dan Hodge Award, the Wade Schalles Award and the Dave Schultz regional award in 2012 after compiling a perfect 42-0 record and pinning all 42 of his opponents ... During the 2010-11 season, he won the ASICS National Championship in Greco and Freestyle at 171 pounds and was also a double champion at the FILA Cadet Nationals in Ohio, where he was named Outstanding Wrestler ... Represented the United States at the FILA Cadet World Championships in Hungary in August ... Received All-America honors at the Fargo ASICS Championships for his third-place finish in Greco and second-place finish in Freestyle ... Earned silver at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and won the FILA Cadet Freestyle Pan American championship, the Cadet Freestyle and Greco National championship and the FILA Cadet Freestyle National championship ... Placed second in Freestyle and fourth in Greco at Cadet Nationals in 2009 ... Two-time academic state champion ... Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Associated Student Body.
Personal: Born Jan. 25, 1994 in Lewiston, Ind. ... Son of Bill and Heather Rogers ... Has two siblings, Chandler and Sidney ... Planning to major in athletic training.