Oklahoma State wins Reno TOC
Oliver leads Cowboys to dominating team tournament title
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RENO, Nev. -- No. 2 Oklahoma State finished first at the 2011 Reno Tournament of Champions Sunday behind individual title performances from Jon Morrison at 125 pounds, Jordan Oliver at 133, Jamal Parks at 149, Chris Perry at 184 and Blake Rosholt at 197 pounds.
The Cowboys scored 166 points at the event and finished more than 50 points better than second-place Wyoming. Oregon State finished third as the only other team topping 100 points, while Bingamton and Michigan State rounded out the top five.
Oliver, competing in his first tournament of the season, turned in the most dominant performance at the event. Not only did the undefeated junior go 5-0, but he earned a first-period fall in each of his matches, continuing a streak that has lasted every bout of his 8-0 season.
The longest an opponent has lasted this year against Oliver is just 2:38, while Oliver’s quickest pin came today in only 47 seconds.
Morrison went 5-0 at the tournament to improve his overall mark to 9-2. Highlights from his day included a technical fall in the first round and a major decision in the semifinals.
Parks also went 5-0 on the day, including a fall and a pair of major decisions, to improve to 13-0 on the season.
The 184-pound bracket gave Perry a first-round bye and a four wins with two major decisions to improve to 11-0 on the year.
Rosholt earned OSU’s final individual title after he went from his No. 6 seed to the last name on the bracket with a 5-0 performance to improve to 11-1. His victories included a fall, a technical fall and a major decision.
Other Oklahoma State wrestlers who placed at the event included second-place finishers Ladd Rupp (125 pounds), Dallas Bailey (165 pounds) and Cayle Byers (197 pounds); third-place finishers Josh Kindig (141 pounds) and Alan Gelogaev (heavyweight); and fifth-place finisher Albert White (157 pounds).