1928 - The NCAA sponsored its first national tournament in 1928. Head coach Ed Gallagher's Oklahoma A&M Aggies, after capturing seven AAU titles, took aim at the NCAA crown. The Aggies brought that first NCAA Championship back to Stillwater along with the beginnings of a dynasty. The first NCAA tournament saw A&M wrestlers Harold DeMarsh, Melvin Clodfelter, George Rule and Earl McCready win individual national titles. A&M also went 6-0 during the dual season, including wins over Oklahoma and Iowa State.
1929 - Ed Gallagher's Aggies won their second NCAA title in as many years, capturing four individual championships along the way. Heavyweight Earl McCready repeated, becoming the first wrestler to win two individual titles. Jack VanBebber and Conrad Caldwell each won their first of three titles as well, while George Bancroft won the 135-pound title. The Aggies logged their eighth undefeated, untied season under Gallagher, going 6-0.
1930 - Oklahoma A&M continued to dominate college wrestling in 1930, winning its third-straight title under the direction of head coach Ed Gallagher. The dual season saw the Aggies finish 8-0. At State College, Pa., A&M placed three atop the winners' stand at the NCAA Championships. Earl McCready captured his third NCAA title, while Jack VanBebber and Conrad Caldwell each won their second.
1931 - Winning its fourth-straight NCAA Wrestling Championship, Oklahoma A&M crowned four national champions and seven All-Americans. Jack VanBebber and Conrad Caldwell won their third NCAA title at 165 and 175, respectively, while Leroy McGuirk and 1932 Olympic Gold Medalist Bobby Pearce also won titles. A&M put together its 10th-straight undefeated season with a 7-0 record.
1933 - After a runner-up finish in 1932, Ed Gallagher's Oklahoma A&M Aggies tied with Iowa State for their fifth NCAA Championship in 1933. Led by NCAA tournament outstanding wrestler Alan Kelley, A&M and the Cyclones finished in a deadlock at the top. Rex Peery and Ross Flood captured national titles at 118 and 126 pounds, respectively. During the dual season, the Aggies went 8-0-1 with the lone tie coming to in-state rival Oklahoma, 12-12.
1934 - The Aggies remained atop the NCAA wrestling community in 1934. With legendary coach Ed Gallagher at the helm, Oklahoma A&M won its sixth NCAA Wrestling Championship in seven years of the tournament's history. Ross Flood, Rex Peery and Alan Kelley all won their second NCAA titles. The Aggies went 8-0 during the 1933-34 dual season, capped by a 27.5-to-4.5 win over Oklahoma.
1935 - Oklahoma A&M won its seventh NCAA title in 1935, outlasting arch-rival Oklahoma. The Aggies were led by Rex Peery and the tournament's outstanding wrestler Ross Flood, both three-time champs, as well as 1936 Olympic Gold Medalist Frank Lewis. A&M posted another impressive year, going undefeated with an 8-0 record.
1937 - With its dynasty well in place, Oklahoma A&M began a string of seven-consecutive NCAA Championships beginning in 1937. There was a three-year interruption due to World War II from 1943-45. The 1937 team placed four atop the winners' stand, including the outstanding wrestler, Stanley Henson. A&M also had seven-of-eight wrestlers earn All-America honors. The 1936-37 dual season saw the Aggies go 6-1-1. A&M's 18.5-7.5 win on March 5, 1937, over Central Oklahoma started a NCAA record streak of 76-straight dual wins.
1938 - The Oklahoma A&M Aggies crowned three NCAA Champions in 1938 en route to their ninth national title. Both Stanley Henson and Joe McDaniels won their second individual titles, while Dale Scriven won his first. McDaniels was named the tournaments? outstanding wrestler. A&M went 9-0 during the dual season, including two wins over the Oklahoma Sooners.
1939 - Seniors Stanley Henson and Joe McDaniels teamed up one final time, both winning their third NCAA individual titles, while the Aggies won their tenth team title. Heavyweight John Harrell won his lone NCAA title and A&M had seven wrestlers earn All-America honors. The Aggies rolled to a 6-0 record with impressive wins over Big 10 powers Indiana and Illinois.
1940 - In what proved to be legendary head coach Ed Gallagher's last season, Oklahoma A&M won its 11th NCAA Championship in 13 years. Al Whitehurst was named the tournament's outstanding wrestler, and Vernon Logan won the 155-pound title as A&M saw six wrestlers earn All-America honors. The 1939-40 team went 10-0, giving Gallagher his 15th undefeated, untied season and a career record of 138-5-4.
1941 - Following Ed Gallagher's death in 1940 from pneumonia, Oklahoma A&M hired Art Griffith, the successful mentor at Tulsa Central High School. The Aggies continued their domination of college wrestling under Griffith, winning the 1941 NCAA Championship and going 6-0 during the dual season. Al Whitehurst repeated as an NCAA Champion at 136 pounds, while David Arndt, Earl VanBebber and Virgil Smith also captured titles.
1942 - In the final NCAA tournament before a three-year interruption due to World War II, Art Griffith's Oklahoma A&M Aggies won their sixth-straight NCAA title. Leading the way for the Aggies was the tournament's outstanding wrestler David Arndt, who won his second title in as many years at 145 pounds. Vernon Logan, Virgil Smith and Loyd Arms joined Arndt on the winners' podium as national champions. The Aggies posted another undefeated dual season, going 5-0.
1946 - Following World War II, the NCAA tournament returned, as did the Aggies. Oklahoma A&M hosted the tournament in 1946, winning its 14th NCAA Championship, and its seventh straight. David Arndt, back for his senior season, captured his third NCAA individual championship, this time at 136 pounds. George Dorsch also claimed a title, winning the 175-pound weight class. The Aggies only competed in dual matches twice in 1946, posting a 2-0 record.
1948 - Oklahoma A&M ruled the college wrestling world once again in 1948. The Aggies won their 15th NCAA Championship and crowned two individual champions. Jack St. Clair won the title at 155 pounds, while Richard Hutton won his second NCAA title at heavyweight. During the dual season, A&M went 7-0, including wins over Oklahoma, Iowa State and Nebraska.
1949 - For the 16th time in 19 NCAA Wrestling Championships, Oklahoma A&M brought the national title back to Stillwater. A&M's Charles Hetrick was named the tournament?s outstanding wrestler, winning the 128-pound weight class. The Aggies' Jim Gregson also won the title at 175 pounds. In all, seven wrestlers earned All-America honors. A&M went 10-0 during the dual season, picking up seven shutouts along the way.
1954 - After a four-year dry spell, Oklahoma A&M returned in 1954 in dominating fashion. A&M blew through the dual season with a 7-0 record. At the NCAA tournament, the Aggies crowned three individual champions and six All-Americans. Leading the way for A&M were two-time champions Ned Blass and Myron Roderick. Blass won the 177-pound title, while Roderick stood atop the winners' stand at 137 pounds. Gene Nicks won the heavyweight crown.
1955 - For the second-straight year, Oklahoma A&M was crowned the national champion. In 1955, the Aggies went 5-0-2 during the dual season, earning ties against Oklahoma and Iowa. Myron Roderick won his second NCAA crown, winning the 130-pound weight class, and Fred Davis won his first at 167 pounds. A&M also had a national runner-up and a third-place finisher on its way to the school's 18th national title.
1956 - Art Griffith ended his 13-year tenure at Oklahoma A&M in 1956 with his eighth NCAA Championship and the school's 19th overall. Griffith's Aggies went 4-0-2, tying Oklahoma twice. At the NCAA tournament, Myron Roderick led the way for A&M, winning his third NCAA title. Five other Aggies earned All-America honors, including four runner-up finishes.
1958 - Former Oklahoma A&M great Myron Roderick took over the reigns in 1957 and returned the Cowboys to the top in 1958. Two years removed from his third NCAA title as a wrestler, Roderick won his first as a coach. Eight Aggies earned All-America honors, a tie for the most ever. Leading the way were national champions Dick Beattie at 157 pounds and Duane Murty at 167 pounds. Roderick's team notched a 10-0-2 record during the dual season.
1959 - Oklahoma State continued its dynasty in 1959 with its 21st NCAA Championship. Led by national champions Dick Beattie and Ted Ellis, the Cowboys edged Iowa State for the title. Along with Beattie and Ellis, seven Pokes earned All-America honors. OSU also won its first Big Eight Championship after joining the league in 1958. The dual season saw the Cowboys post a 9-0-1 record with the tie coming against the Oklahoma Sooners.
1961 - Phil Kinyon and Bob Johnson turned in national-championship performances as Oklahoma State won its 22nd NCAA title. Eight Cowboys wrestled to All-America finishes, including runner-up performances from Masaaki Hatta, Bruce Campbell and Ted Ellis. Roderick's Pokes brought home their second Big Eight title and finished the dual season with an 8-0 record.
1962 - Oklahoma State's 23rd NCAA Championship came in 1962 under the direction of Myron Roderick. The Cowboys finished with seven All-Americans and three national champions. Masaaki Hatta, Ronnie Clinton and Bob Johnson won the 123, 167 and 177-pound weight classes, respectively. During the dual season, Oklahoma State went 12-0 and captured its third Big Eight Championship.
1964 - Once again, Oklahoma State ventured to the NCAA Championships, and for the 24th time, the Cowboys returned victorious. Led by national champions Yojiro Uetake and Joe James, along with six other All-Americans, the Pokes cruised past runner-up Oklahoma. The Cowboys also notched their fifth Big Eight Championship while posting a 10-0-1 record.
1966 - Yojiro Uetake wrapped up his career at Oklahoma State with his third NCAA title and a 58-0 record, while the Cowboys recorded their 25th NCAA Championship. Along with Uetake, Gene Davis and Bill Harlow won individual titles, as the Pokes finished with eight All-Americans. OSU also won its seventh Big Eight Championship, while recording a 13-1 dual mark.
1968 - The last of Myron Roderick's seven national championships came in 1968. Dwayne Keller was the lone Cowboy to capture an NCAA title, but six other Pokes finished in the top five as OSU won its 26th NCAA Championship. The Cowboys took home their eighth Big Eight title as they tied for first place with an 11-1 dual season record.
1971 - Tommy Chesbro, now at the helm of the Oklahoma State Cowboy wrestling team, led OSU to its 27th NCAA title. The Pokes sailed through the dual season with a 12-2 record and claimed its 10th Big Eight title in 14 years. Darrell Keller was named the NCAA tournament's outstanding wrestler, winning the 142-pound weight class, while Yoshiro Fujita captured the 126-pound title and Geoff Baum won at 177 pounds.
1989 - With Joe Seay as head coach, Oklahoma State won its 28th NCAA Championship in 1989. Led by Kendall Cross at 126 pounds and Chris Barnes at 177 pounds, OSU edged out Arizona State in reclaiming the title. In all, six Pokes earned All-America honors. The Cowboys also posted a dual record of 22-2 and won their 20th Big Eight title.
1990 - Oklahoma State repeated in 1990 behind national championship performances from freshmen Pat Smith and repeat champion Chris Barnes. Kendall Cross, Chris Owens, Chuck Barbee, Robby Hadden, Randy Couture and Kirk Mammen also earned All-America honors as the Cowboys captured their 29th NCAA Championship. OSU finished the season with an 18-1 dual record and its 21st Big Eight Championship.
1994 - John Smith, in his second year at the helm of the Cowboy program, led OSU to its 30th NCAA Championship in 1994. Smith's younger brother Pat Smith became the first wrestler to ever win four NCAA Individual Championships, while Alan Fried and Mark Branch both recorded their first NCAA titles. In all, six Cowboys earned All-America honors. During the dual season, OSU posted a 13-1 record and notched its 23rd Big Eight title.
2003 - Big 12 Coach of the Year John Smith led the Cowboys to their 31st team title in 2003. Oklahoma State won in convincing fashion by scoring 143 team points, 38.5 points ahead of second-place Minnesota. The Cowboys' 143 points scored were the most ever scored by an OSU team. Johnny Thompson and Jake Rosholt also captured individual titles for the Pokes. The Cowboys ended the year as National Champions, Big 12 Champions, and owning a perfect 17-0 dual record.
2004 - Oklahoma State successfully defended its national championship winning its 32nd trophy in school history. The Cowboys had one national champion in Chris Pendleton and two runner-up finishes by Zack Esposito and Tyrone Lewis. OSU beat second-place Iowa by 41.5 points.
2005 -Oklahoma State blistered the field defeating runner-up Michigan by a school record margin of 70 points. The Cowboys also set a school mark by scoring 153 points, and they tied an NCAA mark of five individual champions. OSU wrestlers posted an unbelievable record of 38-9 during the NCAA Championships. The Cowboys won everything winning the National Duals and Big 12 Championship on their way to a 21-0 record.
2006 - The Cowboys suffered a couple of setbacks during the 2006 season to rival Minnesota. Oklahoma State was even considered a slight underdog to the Gophers entering the NCAA Championships. OSU quickly put that thought to rest leading from start to finish. The Cowboys pinned 11 opponents as they racked up 122.5 points to Minnesota's 84.
1963 - Oklahoma State's first national golf title came at the Wichita Country Club as the Cowboys claimed a one-stroke victory over Houston in the two-round event. George Hixon led OSU individually, finishing one shot out of first place after posting a first-round 67 to lead the tournament after one day. The championship was sandwiched between a pair of runner-up finishes in 1962 and 1964 for former coaching legend Labron Harris, Sr.
1976 - The first national crown for Mike Holder as well as the second for the OSU golf program came at Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1976. The Cowboys notched a seven-shot triumph over Brigham Young. A pair of Cowboys, Lindy Miller and Jaime Gonzalez, tied for 10th place after finishing the four-round tournament at two-over-par.
1978 - OSU's third golf title came in dominating fashion as the Cowboys outdistanced Georgia by 17 strokes to lay claim to the crown. Eugene, Oregon, was the site of Mike Holder's second title in three years. David Edwards fueled the OSU charge, taking medalist honors by a two-stroke margin. All five Cowboys that competed in the event finished in the top 25 individually.
1980 - The Cowboys grabbed their fourth NCAA Championship and their third in five years at the famed Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio. OSU entered the final round in a three-way tie with Brigham Young and Ohio State, before carding an even-par 288 on the final day for a four-shot win ahead of BYU. Individually, Rafael Alarcon led the Cowboys, finishing two strokes out of first place and in sole possession of third place.
1983 - The 1983 NCAA Championship took the Cowboys to Fresno, Calif., where OSU defeated Texas by seven strokes for the school's fifth title. Freshman Scott Verplank finished tied for first individually through 72 holes after firing a one-under-par total of 287 but lost in a four-way playoff and finished the tournament tied for second.
1987 - OSU's 1987 NCAA title came on familiar territory, the Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio where the Cowboys won the championship in 1983. OSU's sixth championship, a 16-stroke win over Wake Forest, was bolstered by a trio of top-10 finishes. Brian Watts earned medalist honors after firing a 66 on the final day. Michael Bradley and Tim Fleming had outstanding tournaments as well, finishing fourth and tied for sixth, respectively.
1991 - At the 1991 NCAA Championship, OSU battled rough, windy conditions at Poppy Hills Country Club in Pebble Beach, California, during the first round. The Cowboys held the lead after two rounds before seeing North Carolina take a third-round lead. However, OSU erased UNC's three-shot margin, including two strokes over the final nine holes, to earn the school's seventh team title. For the 21st time in 22 years, the Cowboys produced at least one top-10 finisher as Craig Hainline tied for fourth and Scott De Serrano tied for 10th.
1995 - OSU's golf team made history en route to winning the 1995 NCAA title as the Cowboys won the first playoff in NCAA Championship history over Stanford on a thrilling 73rd hole of golf. OSU produced a miraculous comeback in what appeared to be a two-team race between Stanford and Texas. The Cowboys made up a seven-stroke deficit late in the fourth round with five birdies in the last three holes to force the playoff. OSU won the playoff despite being a man down as Leif Westerberg, who had left for the airport to catch a plane to compete in the British Amateur, did not participate in the extra hole. Chris Tidland finished as the event's runner-up, finishing one stroke out of first place.
2000 - The Cowboys entered the 2000 NCAA Championship's final round with a three-stroke advantage over Texas, but needed seven birdies over the final five holes to pull even with hard-charging Georgia Tech to force a playoff. Charles Howell blistered the Grand National Golf Club in Opelika, Alabama, breaking the NCAA scoring mark by six strokes with a 23-under-par performance. Howell ran away with medalist honors, outdistancing the field by eight strokes to become OSU's seventh individual NCAA winner.
2006 -The Cowboys made their
first season under head coach Mike McGraw a memorable one, claiming
their 10th NCAA title at Crosswater Golf Club in Sunriver, Oregon. Sitting
in seventh place at the tournament's halfway point, the Cowboys rallied
during the third round to get back into contention. Battling adverse
conditions, OSU carded an even-par 288 round to move into second place
with 18 holes remaining. The Cowboys were able to fend off
hard-charging Florida on the final day with a 5-under 283 team score to
finish three shots clear of the Gators. Jonathan Moore became just the
seventh freshman to win the NCAA title, posting a four-shot victory,
while Pablo Martin turned in a fifth-place showing to mark OSU's first
time with two players in the top five at the national tournament since
1945 - Oklahoma A&M's first appearance in the NCAA Tournament proved to be a successful one as the Aggies claimed the national title, defeating Utah and Arkansas en route to the championship game against New York University. A&M crushed Utah, 62-37, and Arkansas, 68-41, in the NCAA Regional at Kansas City to advance to the title game against New York. There, the Aggies claimed a 49-45 victory for its first of two-consecutive national titles. Bob Kurland led A&M with 22 points in the championship game.
1946 - The 1946 Oklahoma A&M team was one for the record books. The Aggies produced the best record in school history, going 31-2, and A&M became the first school to win back-to-back NCAA basketball titles. All five of OSU's starters were named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference first team. A&M closed the season with 15-straight wins and the national title. In the championship game, the Aggies edged North Carolina, 43-40, for their second-straight championship.
1959 - Oklahoma State surprised the collegiate baseball community by winning the 1959 NCAA Championship. Led by skipper Toby Greene, the Pokes finished with a 27-5 record. OSU captured the regular-season Big Eight Championship with a 17-3 mark. OSU went 5-1 in Omaha, including a 5-3 win over Arizona in the championship game of the College World Series. The Cowboys were led on the mound by a starting rotation of Roy Peterson, Joel Horlen and Dick Soergel. At the plate, Jim Dobson turned in an outstanding season, finishing second on the team in home runs and RBIs, and winning the Most Valuable Player award at the College World Series. Centerfielder Ben Bancroft led OSU in home runs and RBIs, while hitting .314.
1954 - Head coach Ralph Higgins led Oklahoma A&M to the 1954 NCAA Men's Cross Country Championship. The Aggies finished the season with an 8-0 record. OSU was untouchable by season's end, winning the national championship in East Lansing, Mich. A&M landed three runners in the top 10 with all five scorers in the top 23 finishers. The Aggies' winning total of 61 points outdistanced second-place Syracuse by 57 points.
2009 - Oklahoma State won its second NCAA men's cross country
championship by running as a team. Senior Ryan Vail was the first Cowboy
to cross the finish line, placing seventh. Teammates Colby Lowe
(eighth), John Kosgei (11th) and Girma Mecheso (24th) earned All-America
honors as well to lead the way for OSU, who finished 16 points ahead of
second-place Oregon. Coach Dave Smith's Cowboys also won their
second-consecutive Big 12 Conference Championship and spent the entire
season ranked among the top three teams nationally.
- The Oklahoma State men's cross country program repeated as national
champions at the 2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships, winning its
third overall and second consecutive national title as three Cowboys
finished in the top 10 to seal the team championship. The Cowboys
dominated the field in the 10,000-meter race and scored just 73 team
points, 120 better than runner-up Florida State. Wisconsin was third
with 223 points, Stanford was fourth with 237 points and Oklahoma was
fifth with 281 points. Oklahoma State's margin of victory is the
fourth-largest in the history of the NCAA Men's Cross Country
- The Oklahoma State men's cross country team captured its third
national championship in four years in 2012 at E.P. Tom Sawyer State
Park in Louisville, Ky. The Cowboys earned 72 points, beating Wisconsin
by 63 points to claim the school's 51st NCAA team title in all sports.
Just as he's done all year,
Girma Mecheso led the Pokes, finishing in fifth place with a time of
29:14.8. That time - his best all season - placed him fourth all-time on
OSU's 10,000-meter record list. It was also his best finish ever at the
2000 - In its first year of
full competition, OSU's newly formed equestrian team captured its first
national championship at the IHSA National show. Casie Cavanaugh won
the team beginning western horsemanship class and Kristen Thomas won
the team advanced western horsemanship class to lead OSU to the western
national championship. In the individual classes, Meghan Walentine was
the champion in advanced western horsemanship.
2003 - Oklahoma State's Equestrian team placed first in the
Western discipline at the Varsity National competition this past weekend
in College Station, Texas. The Varsity National Championship is a
competition that features varsity teams from around the country. The
competition is a prelude to an NCAA Equestrian national championship
when the sport is sanctioned by the NCAA. The Western team finished in
first place with 26 points. Georgia was runner-up with 23 points. No
rider from the Western team placed lower than fourth at the competition.
2004 - Oklahoma State's equestrian team won their second
consecutive Varsity National Championship in the Western discipline
Saturday at the Olympic Horse Park in Conyers, Ga. The Varsity National
Championship is in it is third year and consists of the top varsity
programs from around the country. Oklahoma State has won the Western
championship two out of three years.
2006 - Oklahoma State's Western half of the equestrian team
defeated Auburn on Saturday in Albuquerque, N.M., to win the Varsity
Equestrian National Championship. The win gives the Western team its
third Varsity National Championship in four years. The Varsity
Equestrian National Championships is a head-to-head tournament that
features that top varsity equestrian teams from around the country in
both the Western and Hunt Seat disciplines. The championships are a
precursor to what will eventually become the NCAA Championships.
2013 - Oklahoma State Equestrian's western team captured its
fifth overall western national championship by defeating Kansas State,
6-2, Saturday evening at the National Collegiate Equestrian Association
National Championships at the Extraco Events Center in Waco,
Texas. Unlike last season, there was no last second drama, with the
Cowgirls jumping out to a commanding 4-0 lead after horsemanship.
Katy Krshka capped off her All-American season with a 145-130.5
victory, improving her season record to 18-1. All-Americans
Lauren Halvorson and
Lindsey McMullen did their part, securing points with Halvorson
winning, 151-149, and McMullen, 151-150. Senior
Marissa Dalton finished off her career today at Oklahoma State with