Oklahoma State picks up dominating 29-10 win against Arizona State
STILLWATER, Okla. -- The sixth-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys took on the Arizona State Sun Devils in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Friday, where the Pokes gathered seven wins en route to a dominating 29-10 win.
The Cowboys (10-5) earned four bonus-point wins on the night, allowing for some fresh faces to step into the lineup.
Eddie Klimara showed a lot of offense, earning an abundance of points in the form of six takedowns, two sets of nearfall points and an escape in his 19-5 major decision against Ares Carpio.
Senior and fourth-ranked Jon Morrison picked up his second technical fall of the year, although he was just inches away from the pin, defeating Cordero Coronado, 22-4, in less than six minutes.
True freshman Anthony Collica was given a tough fight but was able to take a 4-2 win from ASU’s Matt Kraus at 141 pounds.
At 149 pounds, Josh Kindig, ranked 10th in the nation, earned a 6-3 decision against Preston McCalmon, scoring two takedowns and a reversal in his 18th win of the season.
Second-ranked Alex Dieringer picked up the only fall of the night, pinning Joel Smith of Arizona State in 4:11 at 157 pounds. Prior to the pin, Dieringer led the bout 16-2, collecting three takedowns and four sets of nearfall points.
Tyler Caldwell grabbed the final bonus points for the Pokes at 165 pounds. He picked up the night’s second technical fall with a 25-10 win against Nick Rex in 6:35. It was the senior’s 10th bonus-point win of the season.
Quinten Patterson made the start at 174 pounds for the Cowboys. He took a tight battle with Ray Waters into overtime, maintaining a neutral position in the final seconds of regulation despite an attack by Waters; however, Patterson was unable to hold off his opponent’s next attack in sudden victory, giving Waters the 4-2 win.
At 184 pounds, Jordan Rogers stepped in to take on 17th-ranked Blake Stauffer, but could not hold off the Sun Devil, falling 11-2.
Darnell Bortz made his second start of the season at 197 pounds. He faced Wes Moore and snatched four escapes, but it was not enough as the senior suffered an 8-4 loss.
At heavyweight, Ethan Driver lent a hand, earning his second dual-win in three starts. Driver and Chace Eskam took the low-scoring bout into a sudden victory period, where Driver found the victory 3-1.
No. 8 Nebraska 22, No. 15 Wisconsin 15
MADISON, Wis. -- Four Huskers earned bonus-point victories to propel No. 8 Nebraska (12-2, 6-2 Big Ten) to a 22-15 triumph against No. 15 Wisconsin in front of 1,021 fans at UW Field House on Friday night.
The dual marks Nebraska’s last of the season as the Huskers completed a perfect record away from home (8-0). The two losses tie the fewest by Nebraska in a season under head coach Mark Manning, who is in his 14th season. In 2004-05, the Huskers went 19-2-1 under Manning.
Senior Shawn Nagel (133) started the scoring for NU with his first-period pin of Matt Cavallaris in the second bout of the night. Nagel’s fall came at 1:27 after the Huskers’ No. 11 Tim Lambert suffered a loss at 125 pounds to No. 9 Ryan Taylor. Nagel’s pin marked his fourth of the season.
Sixth-ranked Jake Sueflohn (149) managed Nebraska’s other victory before the halfway point as he posted a 7-1 decision against Ryan Lubeck. Sueflohn, a junior, earned takedowns in each of the first two periods before tacking on a point for riding time at the end of the match. The victory marks Sueflohn’s 14th in a row as he improves to 27-3 and completes the dual season with a 13-1 record.
Top-ranked James Green suffered his first loss of the season after a 26-0 start to No. 7 Isaac Jordan at 157 pounds by a 3-1 margin in the second sudden victory period. However, the Huskers reeled off wins in the next three matches to build a 22-9 lead.
165-pounder Austin Wilson started NU’s scoring run in a dominating 12-0 major decision against Frank Cousins. After an early takedown for the Husker sophomore, he added a pair of three-point near falls in the opening stanza to build an 8-0 advantage. Wilson managed a takedown in the second period and earned one point for riding time in the third period.
Junior Robert Kokesh (174) completed a perfect 14-0 dual season with a commanding victory against No. 20 Scott Liegel 16-1. Like Wilson, Kokesh built an 8-0 lead with an early takedown and two near falls in the first period. Kokesh, the No. 3 wrestler by InterMat, added three more takedowns in the match before a point for riding time to earn his fifth technical fall of the season.
At 184 pounds, redshirt freshman TJ Dudley won by an 11-2 major decision against Dylan Iczkowski. Dudley earned two takedowns in the first period and added near fall points to take a 7-2 lead after the opening stanza. After riding out Iczkowski in a scoreless second period, Dudley escaped from the down position before a late takedown and riding time point.
In addition to Green and Lambert’s losses, the Huskers also fell at 141, 197 pounds and heavyweight. At 141 pounds, Colton McCrystal dropped a 5-0 decision to Jesse Thielke. Caleb Kolb (197) fell by an 8-3 margin to Timmy McCall, while heavyweight Collin Jensen lost a 5-2 decision to No. 10 Connor Medbery.
No. 9 Missouri 24, Kent State 9
KENT, Ohio -- Missouri closed out the 2013-14 regular season with a 24-9 conference victory against the Golden Flashes from Kent State on Friday evening. The Tigers won seven of 10 matches on the night, including bonus point victories from Drake Houdashelt, Johnny Eblen and Devin Mellon.
Freshman Barlow McGhee started things for the Tigers, topping Del Vinas of Kent State 3-1. McGhee took Del Vinas down late in the second for a 2-1 lead, and added an escape in the third to give Mizzou an early 3-0 lead.
At 141 pounds, Lavion Mayes's 7-2 overtime win gave Mizzou the lead for good. Mayes had a 2-0 lead after the first, but Small responded by riding Mayes tough on top in the second. Small would escape in the third period and added a point for riding time to tie the match up at 2. In the second sudden victory period, Mayes took Small to his back for two points and a three-point nearfall to win against his Kent State counterpart. Both grapplers shared the No. 4 spot in the most recent MAC rankings at 141 pounds.
Juniors Drake Houdashelt, Johnny Eblen and Devin Mellon all added major decisions to put the dual out of reach. Houdashelt nearly recorded a technical fall against Michael DePalma after a nine-point third period, winning 15-2. Eblen held Cory Campbell scoreless in an 8-0 win, his 20th win of the season. And Mellon closed the door on the Golden Flashes with a 12-1 win against Mimmo Lytle.
The Tigers end the regular season with a 10-2 record and a 7-1 mark in MAC Conference action. It's the 13th consecutive winning season for Brian Smith and Tiger Style wrestling, and the win was Smith's 199th as Mizzou's head coach. Smith picked up his 200th career win last weekend against Old Dominion.