Oklahoma State rolls by Missouri
Cowboys surge in final bouts to pull away from No. 13 Tigers
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- No. 1-ranked Oklahoma State picked up its sixth win against a ranked opponent this season with a 22-12 win against 13th-ranked Missouri Saturday at the Hearnes Center.
The Cowboys (12-0 overall; 4-0 Big 12) and Tigers (11-3 overall; 2-2 Big 12) went back and forth for the first seven bouts as MU picked up close decisions at 157, 165, 197 and 125 pounds. OSU's Chris Perry, Chris McNeil and Alan Gelogaev then won decisions at 174, 184 and heavyweight, respectively.
McNeil's win came in thrilling fashion, as he took down No. 15 Mike Larson with less than 20 seconds remaining in sudden victory to break a 2-2 tie and earn the upset win. The final three bouts sealed the win for the Cowboys, with Oklahoma State earning bonus-point wins from Jordan Oliver (133) and Jamal Parks (149) and Julian Feikert (141), who won in the first dual bout of his career.
Oliver took the mat with the Cowboys down 12-9 in the team score and answered in a big for OSU. He took down MU's No. 15 Nathan McCormick and turned him for a first period fall in 2:43. It was his 14th fall of the year and his ninth in the opening period.
Feikert's win came against MU's Nicholas Hucke. Hucke earned the first takedown, but the rest of the bout belonged to Feikert as he scored two takedowns, a nearfall and a reversal in a 10-4 decision.
When Parks took the mat, the Cowboys led by six and only a pin could tie it for the Tigers.
Parks made sure of the team final score as he dominated No. 20 Kyle Bradley from the opening whistle in a 12-3 major decision.