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No. 2 OSU Manhandles West Virginia

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The No. 2 Oklahoma State wrestling team remained undefeated after putting up bonus points in five of Friday night's bouts, thumping West Virginia 36-3 in Stillwater.

The team as a whole combined for over 15 minutes of riding time, which made the difference in a few key matches.

"Overall, we gave a good effort," coach John Smith said. "We had riding time points in a lot of our matches, which we're trying to work on more. It's important."

The Cowboys (9-0) picked up wins in nine of the 10 matches, giving up a decision at 141.

Eddie Klimara began the night at 125 pounds, recording his first dual win since mid-December. With the score tied at 2-2 to begin the third period, Klimara rode WVU's Shane Young for the full period, earning a point for riding time to defeat Young, 3-2.

"It was huge," Klimara said. "I really hadn't been winning, and that was a tough kid. It was good to go out there and get that win for us. It started us off and got everyone motivated."

Tyler Dorrell started at 133 pounds for the Cowboys and picked up his first dual win of the season. In a close battle, Dorrell scored a takedown with one second left in the match to edge WVU's Colin Johnston, 7-6, and put the Cowboys up 6-0.

Jordan Oliver was only on the mat a short time as he pinned Tre Miller-Scott in 1:19, earning the first of many bonus points for the team.

Redshirt freshman Alex Dieringer put up four points for OSU with his 11-2 major decision, which came with three takedowns, a nearfall, an escape and four minutes of riding time.

Tyler Caldwell's riding time (1:08) gave him the point needed to earn a 10-2 major decision over Ross Renzi at 165 pounds.

Chris Perry, ranked No. 1 in the nation, collected three takedowns en route to an 8-2 decision, while 184-pounder Chris Chionuma racked up six takedowns to defeat Lance Bryson, 17-4.

At 197 pounds, sixteenth-ranked Blake Rosholt had a solid performance as he added 1:55 riding time to his takedown and two escapes, defeating A.J. Vizcarrondo, 4-1.

Heavyweight Alan Gelogaev earned the final six points for the Cowboys, pinning Phil Mandzik in just 55 seconds. The fall was Gelogaev's third of the season.

The Cowboys have a quick turnaround as they will take on No. 17 Pittsburgh on Sunday at 4 p.m. in Gallagher-Iba Arena.

 

Bout-by-bout results

125: Eddie Klimara (OSU) dec. Shane Young (WVU), 3-2

133: Tyler Dorrell (OSU) dec. Colin Johnston (WVU), 7-6

141: No. 13 Nathan Pennesi (WVU) dec. Julian Feikert (OSU), 6-0

149: No. 1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) fall Tre Miller-Scott (WVU), 1:19

157: No. 10 Alex Dieringer (OSU) MD Jason Luster (WVU), 11-2

165: No. 3 Tyler Caldwell (OSU) MD Ross Renzi (WVU), 10-2

174: No. 1 Chris Perry (OSU) dec. Bubba Scheffel (WVU), 8-2

184: No. 14 Chris Chionuma (OSU) MD Lance Bryson (WVU), 17-4

197: No. 16 Blake Rosholt (OSU) dec. A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 4-1

285: No. 3 Alan Gelogaev (OSU) fall Phil Mandzik (WVU), 0:55

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