As soon as the championship matchup at 141 was announced, you knew that it was a going to be an old fashioned, knockdown, drag out and pretty much all around gutty match. And it was exactly that as Dean Heil defeated George DiCamillo of Virginia with a 6-3 decision. It was a match that was won with scrambles. Heil, getting the first takedown of the match and then from there it was back and forth until Heil scored his second takedown to put the match out of reach just as the final seconds were ticking down for DiCamillo. The redshirt junior claimed his second title making him a back-to-back champion and capped off his season with a perfect 32-0 record as well as All-American status once again.
Dean Heil of Oklahoma State by way of and St. Edward H.S. and George DiCamillo of St. Ignatius H.S.. Both products of Cleveland, Ohio have been wrestling each other since pee wee with Heil now winning three championships against DiCamillo. And as soon as the opening whistle blew tonight, it was everything that we had hoped it would’ve been. And, like many of Heil’s matches this season, it was a little gut wrenching. But the redshirt junior took the mat tonight with extreme confidence knowing that if he went out there and just wrestled his way, he’d win. And with that win, Heil posts the 15th undefeated season of 29 or more wins in Oklahoma State history and the Cowboys finished with eight All-Americans and a team score of 103. Marking the 12th time that Oklahoma State has surpassed 100 points at NCAA Championships.