University of Oklahoma Athletics < Oklahoma

Oklahoma head wrestling coach Lou Rosselli announced the addition of five signers for the 2023 Recruitment class. All five are among the top 20 in their respective classes.

“Our new signings have enormous talent,” said the head coach Lou Rosselli said. “I look forward to bringing them here to Norman this summer to work with them.”

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KJ EVANS / HERITAGE HALL / OKLAHOMA CITY / 165 LBS

  • No. 15 recruit in the 152-pound weight class

  • Won the 152-pound OSSAA state championship in 2021 and 2022

  • 2nd Place 16U Freestyle at the 2021 Fargo Freestyle

  • Second at United World Wrestling 2022

  • Earned first place in the 2021 16U National Duals – Freestyle

  • Finished his first year as OSSAA runner-up

    Coach Rosselli on Evans:
    “He’s a great recruit in the state,” he said. “He has won two state titles and is very gifted. His talent fits our program and we are excited that KJ will be a Sooner.”

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    ZAN FUGITT / NIXA HS / NIXA, MO. / 133 POUNDS

  • No. 6 recruit in the 132-pound weight class

  • Member of the Cadet 2022 World Team

  • Two-time Pan-American Champion

  • Two-time Missouri State Champion

  • Member of the United States U17 World Team

  • Undefeated (6-0) in Greco-Roman and 6-2 in freestyle

  • Greco-Roman U16 Men’s National Team 2021

  • Top ranked at Nixa High School in Nixa, Mo.

Coach Rosselli on Fugitt:
“Zan is a difficult prospect from Missouri,” he said. “He places in every event he attends and is a great worker.”

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DYLAN NEWSOME / BISHOP HARTLEY HS / COLUMBUS, OH. / 174 POUNDS

  • No. 20 recruit in the 170-pound division

  • NHSCA National Champion

  • First win at USA Wrestling Frank E. Rader SE Regional Freestyle 2022

  • First earned at the 2021 Central Regional Championships

  • First place at the 60th Catholic Invitational Tournament

  • Went 3-0 at the Elite 8 Duals

Rosselli on Newsome:

“Dylan is very skilled and will be fun to watch,” he said. “He’s a phenomenal competitor and has a winning mentality.”

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DYLAN RUSSO / OLETANGY LIBERTY HS / COLUMBUS, OH. / HWZ


  • No. 9 recruit in the 220-pound weight class

  • Two-time Ohio State Champion

  • Finalist at the Super 32 2022

  • Fifth place at 2022 Fargo Junior

  • 2020 NHSCA 220 Junior Champion

  • 2021 NHSCA 220 sophomore champion

  • Fourth at the 2021 Central Regional Championships

Rosselli on Russo:

“Russo’s passion for wrestling is contagious,” he said. “He works at his craft all the time and will make a huge contribution to our team.”

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ANTHONY SANTANIELLO / BRICK MEMORIAL HS / BRICKTOWN, NJ

  • No. 17 recruit in the 138-pound division

  • #1 recruit in the state of New Jersey

  • Won the 2021 120-pound NJSIAA state championship

  • Runner-up at the 2022 NJSIAA State Championships

  • Second at Beast of the East 2021

  • Fourth in the Carl T. Korpi Scramble

Rosselli on Santaniello:

“In my opinion he’s the best wrestler in New Jersey,” he said. “He’s a great wrestler and we’re excited for him to come here.”

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