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Thu March 20, 2014

Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Wrestling, A Women’s Conference, & More

NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Championships continue through Saturday.
NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Championships continue through Saturday.
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The NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships come to the Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown Oklahoma City March 20 – 22.

The event features quarterfinal, semifinal and championship matches for college wrestlers at ten different weight classes. Thirty-three men make up the field for each respective weight class.

Oklahoma State University brings all ten of its starting wrestlers to compete for championship bids. The University of Oklahoma brings eight men.

The 174-pound bracket promises to be particularly interesting as OU redshirt senior Andrew Howe currently has the top-seed followed by two-seed OSU senior and former NCAA champion Chris Perry. As it stands, OSU possesses a top-three seed in four of the tournament’s weight classes.

The NCAA DI Championships are considered college wrestling’s most prestigious prize. Central Oklahoma’s wrestling fans likely will not have the opportunity to see such high competition in their backyard for years to come.

Women In Leadership
Women In Leadership

The Fifth Annual Women In Leadership Conference is at Oklahoma City University. The daylong conference features lectures, workshops and a panel discussion from some of the state’s leading business women.

OCU Provost Susan Barber, Vice President of J.P. Morgan Private Bank Linda Kissler and Teresa Rose, senior director of community relations for Chesapeake Energy Corporation are among the event’s speakers.

Former Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Jari Askins moderates the panel discussion and Jenee Naifeh Lister, senior vice president of wealth management for Merrill Lynch, serves as the conference’s master of ceremonies.

OCU’s Women in Leadership Conference takes place Wednesday, March 25 at 8 a.m. and the event runs through the early afternoon.

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The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum holds an agricultural symposium entitled “Surviving the Elements: Land and Water Issues of the West” Friday, March 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The symposium brings together nationally recognized business people and academics in a series of lectures and panel discussions on topics such as land and pasture management, water usage, conservation measures, and livestock/herd management as well as facilitating a discussion on new resource preservation and enhancement strategies. 

Those wishing to attend the symposium can register online or call the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. There is a $10 fee with lunch included.

Check KGOU's "Events" listings for more ways to entertain the hours of your week.

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