Oklahoma State Claims Big 12 Regular Season Championship In Dominating Fashion


Friday, March 8th 2013, 11:20 pm
By: News 9


Oklahoma State wrestling earned its fifth biggest Bedlam series win, clobbering the Sooners, 40-3, and handing the Cowboys their second-consecutive Big 12 regular season title. With the inaugural regular season title handed out last season, the Cowboys have won the award each year it has been given out.

"If there's something to win, we're going to try to win it," coach John Smith said. "There were some really good things all through the day. I think we got something out of it. More importantly, we won the regular season (Big 12) championship."

The Cowboys scored 24 takedowns in the dual compared to the Sooners two takedowns.

Several Cowboys picked up bonus points, including two pins and four major decisions.

Senior Jordan Oliver finished his final dual at Gallagher-Iba Arena on a high note, gathering his third fall of the day.

"It was amazing coming out here tonight," Oliver said. "Time has flown by. It was exciting to get out here and wrestle in front of Oklahoma State in Gallagher-Iba Arena. Ending my last dual with a pin in a Bedlam match was a great feeling."

Chris Perry earned the night's second pin in 2:02 over Kyle Detmer. Alex Dieringer, Tyler Caldwell, Chris Chionuma and Blake Rosholt each earned major decisions at their respective weight classes.

Other notable wins came at 125 and 141 pounds with Eddie Klimara and Julian Feikert each collecting wins by decisions, respectively.

Tomorrow the Cowboys will compete in the Big 12 individual tournament, seeking their 47th conference championship, with the last two regular season titles included in that number. Fans can keep up with the action on okstate.tv or Big12Sports.com.

In the first session of the Big 12 dual finals, Oklahoma State wrestling team destroyed West Virginia and Iowa State, 57-0 and 28-6, respectively.

The Cowboys notched their most lopsided win in school history, picking up four pins en route to the 57-0 thrashing of WVU.

With the Mountaineers forfeiting the first three matches of the day, the Cowboys brought in big points with consecutive falls from Jordan Oliver, Alex Dieringer and Tyler Caldwell at 149, 157 and 165 pounds, respectively.

No. 2 Chris Perry picked up a 12-5 decision over Bubba Scheffel at 174 pounds to add three points.

WVU forfeited at 184 pounds and heavyweight, but Blake Rosholt picked up another fall for the Cowboys at 197 pounds in 3:51.

Against Iowa State, Oliver snagged the only bonus points of the dual with his second pin of the day.

Eddie Klimara and Jon Morrison each earned nine match points to win by decision at 125 and 133 pounds, respectively.

Julian Feikert picked up four takedowns and his first Big 12 win of the season, defeating R.J. Hallman, 10-4.

Matt White made his varsity debut wrestling at 157 pounds, where he defeated ISU's Logan Molina, 8-6.

Perry, Chris Chionuma and Alan Gelogaev each earned three points to finish up the first session of Big 12 action for the Cowboys.