Oklahoma University Wrestling Camps

ABOUT COACH ROSSELLI

     
  Lou Rosselli was named the head wrestling coach at the University of Oklahoma on August 30, 2016. Rosselli comes to Norman after spending 10 years on the Ohio State coaching staff.  
     
  Rosselli was promoted from Buckeyes assistant coach to associate head coach following the 2008-09 season after helping lead OSU to NCAA runner-up finishes in 2008 and 2009. He also played an integral role in helping deliver the program's first national championship in 2015.  
     
  A native of Middleport, N.Y., Rosselli was named the 2009 National Wrestling Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year and the 2014 USA Wrestling Freestyle Coach of the Year. He mentored four-time NCAA Champion Logan Stieber and two-time champ J Jaggers.  
     
  Additionally, the Sooners' new head coach has had a large presence with USA Wrestling and has served as a volunteer coach for the U.S. Olympic Freestyle Team at both the 2016 Rio Games, where the U.S. earned two medals (one gold), and the 2012 London Games, where the U.S. won three medals (two gold). As a three-time U.S. Freestyle World Team Coach, Rosselli led his squads to third-place finishes at the 2006 and 2011 FILA Wrestling World Championships, and to a fourth-place showing in 2007. He was named the 2007 Terry McCann Freestyle Coach of the Year for his efforts.  
     
  Rosselli, the 14th head wrestling coach in OU history, was named to the 2015 USA Wrestling coaching staff for the 2015 World Championships, and his 2009 team earned gold at the Pan American Championships. In 2010, he coached the U.S. World University Games Team, and he served as assistant coach when the U.S. placed third at the 2005 World University Games in Izmir, Turkey.  
     
  Rosselli was a wrestler on the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team (114.5 pounds), and earned gold at the 1997 World Cup and silver at the 1998 Pan American Championships. He was also a University National Freestyle champ in 1994 before capturing U.S. National Freestyle titles in 1995, 1996 and 1999.  
     
  A two-time All-American, Rosselli wrestled collegiately at Edinboro from 1989 to 1993. He was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and Eastern Wrestling League Championships Outstanding Wrestler in his senior season and was a three-time PSAC champion at 118 pounds. In his rookie season, Rosselli was named the EWL Freshman of the Year and became the first freshman from Edinboro to qualify for the NCAA Championships.  
     
  Rosselli earned the Young Alumni Award from the Edinboro University Alumni Association and has been named to the Edinboro, Eastern Wrestling League and Greater Buffalo Sports halls of fame.  
     
  Prior to his stint with the Buckeyes, Rosselli served as a volunteer assistant coach at Edinboro for three years before being promoted to assistant coach for eight seasons. Rosselli earned a bachelor's degree in health and physical education from Edinboro in 1993.  
     
  Rosselli and his wife Amy are parents to Jordan, Ty and Jaxson.  
     

 

ABOUT COACH LIGHTNER

     
  Michael Lightner joined the Sooners as a coach on August 27, 2009 when he was named the program's assistant.  
     
  Lightner served as associate head coach for the 2016-17 season under then-head coach Mark Cody. He began his collegiate coacing career as a volunteer assistant during the 2008-09 season with the Sooners and club coach in 2007. His new duties include recruiting for the program, directing the Oklahoma Open and summer camps, as well as training and instructing current Sooner wrestlers.  
     
  A product of Marlow, Okla., Lightner recorded one of the most impressive wrestling careers in Oklahoma history from 1998-2001. He claimed the national title in 2001 and was four times crowned Big 12 champion at 141 pounds.  
     
  Lightner became a four-time All-American, an honor only nine others in school history have claimed. He can be found in various school records, including second in career wins with a 144-16 record. His 37-0 record his senior season led him to the national title and he became the 13th Sooner to go undefeated in a season.  
     
  After his career with the Sooners, Lightner remained at OU as a club coach from 2001-2004 while training for international competition. During that three year stint, Oklahoma won the Big 12 conference title in 2002, claimed seven individual conference champions, 17 All-Americans and three national champions.  
     
  In 2005 Lightner moved to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., to focus on his international wrestling career. In 2005 he was crowned champion at U.S. Nationals and the World Team Trials and was named as a World Team member. The following year he was runner-up at U.S. Nationals and placed second at the U.S. World Team Trials.  
     
  Wrestling at Marlow High School, Lightner recorded a 130-1 overall record, capturing the state title all four years. The four-year letterman also claimed second at Junior Nationals.  
     
  He and his wife, Lindsey, are parents to Maya.  
     

 

ABOUT COACH HEFLIN

     
  Nick Heflin was announced as the OU assistant coach in May 2017 and is in his first season with the Sooners.  
     
  Heflin joins Oklahoma after spending the last two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Princeton. Heflin helped lead the Tigers to their seventh top-25 finish in program history in 2016-17 after sending seven student-athletes to the NCAA Championships, including freshman All-American Matthew Kolodzik. In 2015-16 under Heflin's direction, 197-pounder Brett Harner earned the EIWA crown and reach the podium at the national tournament. The Massillon, Ohio, native, who competed collegiately at Ohio State University, also worked closely with Princeton's Regional Training Center.  
     
  “I'm very excited about being in Norman,” Heflin said. “I get the opportunity to coach with someone who coached me. It's kind of crazy how life works out, and I'm excited to be joining Oklahoma and helping lead their program. Lou coming on staff is huge. He helped me tremendously throughout my career as a wrestler and helped raise my level as a competitor. I know Oklahoma made a great decision in hiring Lou, and I'm excited to be joining that staff and this new direction the Sooners are going in.”  
     
  A three-time All-American for the Buckeyes and the 2014 NCAA Runner-Up at 197 pounds, Heflin wrestled for Rosselli at Ohio State from 2010-2014. After graduating, he worked as a strength coach with both the Ohio State football and wrestling teams and with the Ohio Regional Training Center before joining the Princeton staff.  
     
  In May 2017, Heflin placed third at 86kg at the U.S. Open in Las Vegas. He has a degree in human nutrition from Ohio State.  
     

 

ABOUT COACH STIEBER

     
  Hunter Stieber joined the OU staff prior to the 2016-17 season. Stieber, who comes off a decorated collegiate career at Ohio State University, will serve as the Sooners' volunteer assistant coach.  
     
  A Monroeville, Ohio, native, Stieber spent the last five seasons wrestling for the Buckeyes. The role at Oklahoma marks the first coaching duties of his career.  
     
  A two-time All-American at 141 pounds and three-time NCAA qualifier, Stieber was the 2013 Big Ten Champion and entered the 2013 NCAA Championships as the tournament’s No. 1 seed. Stieber, who posted an impressive 36-1 record during his sophomore season, also earned All-Big 10 honors in 2013. He qualified for the 2015 NCAA Championships despite facing injury setbacks in his final two seasons as a Buckeye.  
     

 

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