Oklahoma State rolls past Wyoming

12/9/2012
Oklahoma State University Sports Information

STILLWATER -- The No. 2 Oklahoma State Cowboys picked up their second-consecutive win over a ranked opponent on Saturday when they defeated No. 20 Wyoming, 31-8. The dual was highlighted by five bonus-point wins for OSU from 149 pounds to 184 pounds.

With the first loss for the Cowboys (3-0) coming in the form of a technical fall at 125 pounds, the Cowboys answered by winning seven bouts in a row to take a commanding lead.

"We took a tough start with the first technical fall that brought us down five early," assistant coach Zack Esposito said. "After that, you could tell our guys really started getting into it. We had some back and forth action throughout each round, but you could tell our guys had a mental and a physical edge."

No. 8 Jon Morrison, Julian Feikert and No. 2 Alan Gelogaev picked up decisions in their respective weight classes, while major decisions were awarded to No. 14 Alex Dieringer, No. 3 Tyler Caldwell, No. 1 Chris Perry and No. 17 Chris Chionuma.

Dieringer picked up a combination of takedowns and nearfalls en route to upset No. 12 Andy McCulley, 14-5. Caldwell defeated Dakota Friesth, 15-2. Perry grabbed a 15-3 win over L.J. Helbig, and Chionuma won his bout with Shane Woods, 13-4.

"I think I did pretty well tonight," Dieringer said. "I had some nice shots and was able to create some points. It's always cool to beat a guy ranked above you."

At 149 pounds, No. 2 Jordan Oliver was nothing short of impressive when he pinned Brandon Richardson in 3:26 in his first home dual of the 2012-13 season.

The second loss for the Cowboys came at 197 pounds where freshman Austin Schafer was pulled out of his redshirt to face No. 4 Alfonso Hernandez. Schafer controlled the first period riding out Hernandez after an early takedown, but was overpowered in the second and third periods, losing 14-8.

The Cowboys have a quick turnaround as they take on the Oklahoma Sooners tomorrow at McCasland Field House in Norman at 2 p.m.

Results:
125: Tyler Cox (UW) TF5 Tyler Dorrell (OSU); 20-5, 6:50
133: No. 8 Jon Morrison (OSU) dec. Kasey Garnhart (UW); 8-2
141: Julian Feikert (OSU) dec. McCade Ford (UW); 4-3
149: No. 1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) fall Brandon Richardson (UW); 3:26
157: No. 9 Alex Dieringer (OSU) MD No. 16 Andy McCulley (UW); 14-5
165: No. 3 Tyler Caldwell (OSU) MD Dakota Friesth (UW); 15-2
174: No. 1 Chris Perry (OSU) MD L.J. Helbig (UW); 15-3
184: No. 13 Chris Chionuma (OSU) MD Shane Woods (UW); 13-4
197: No. 4 Alfonso Hernandez (UW) dec. Austin Schafer (OSU); 14-8
285: No. 3 Alan Gelogaev (OSU) dec. Tanner Harms (UW); 8-5

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