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OU wrestling: Sooners announce death of former team member Ruston Duke

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OU's wrestling team emerges through smoke before the match against West Virginia on Jan. 18, 2020.

The Oklahoma wrestling program announced the death of former team member Ruston Duke on Saturday evening.

“We are saddened by the tragic passing of Ruston Duke,” said head coach Lou Rosselli in a statement. “We will always remember Ruston’s laugh and the way he made us smile.”

Duke competed in three meets for the Sooners during the 2018-2019 season after transferring from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. No additional information about Duke’s death has been announced by the university at this time.

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