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Boone transfers to OSU, leaving Penn State

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Dakota Geer takes advice from coach John Smith during the Bedlam wrestling match on February 16, 2020, in Gallagher Iba Arena in Stillwater. 

A new addition.

After Oklahoma State lost two wrestlers to the transfer portal this offseason - Jakason Burks and Daniel Jezik, the Cowboys have added a transfer to the program.

On Thursday, Austin Boone, a 157-pound wrestler, transferred to OSU after spending his freshman season at Penn State according to Seth Duckworth of Pistols Firing.

Boone won four individual state titles and four team titles at Lowell High School in Lowell, Michigan, joining former two-time NCAA champ Brent Metcalf as the only wrestlers to accomplish such a feat.

After signing to PSU as a top-40 recruit in 2020, he trained under the tutelage of Cael Sanderson but didn’t compete in any matches.

In Stillwater, Boone immediately bolsters the depth at 157.

2021 All-American Wyatt Sheets, who is returning for his senior season, is the incumbent starter, but Boone will likely contend with Jalin Harper for the backup spot. Harper won his four starting bouts in January after Sheets tore his left ACL.

Boone will have four years of eligibility at OSU.

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