Oklahoma State Dominates OU In Bedlam Wrestling

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 6:58 pm
By: News 9

The No. 2 Oklahoma State Cowboys picked up their second win this weekend as they defeated the No. 10 Sooners in Norman on Sunday, 26-9.

OSU (4-0) won eight of the 10 bouts with three wins coming with bonus points attached, giving the Cowboys a 131-26-10 advantage in the Bedlam series.

"I thought we did OK," coach John Smith said. "I was pleased with the scoreboard. There were a few things that I didn't like as far as discipline. I liked the grind-out wins at 133, 157 and 165. I also liked the bonus points at 149, 174 and 184. I think we did a pretty good job."

Freshman Eddie Klimara started his first dual for the Cowboys at 125 pounds but fell to Kyle Garcia, 3-2. Eighth-ranked Jon Morrison recovered the points with his exciting 9-4 decision over No. 10 Cody Brewer.

After a fall from OU's Kendric Maple at 141 pounds, the Cowboys steamrolled through the final seven bouts. Jordan Oliver and Chris Chionuma grabbed major decisions at 149 pounds and 184 pounds, respectively, while Chris Perry picked up a technical fall over Matt Reed in 6:10.

At 157 pounds, Dieringer picked up his second upset of the weekend when he defeated No. 9 Matt Lester, 8-5, in thrilling fashion.

OU transfer Tyler Caldwell wrestled his first bedlam match in an orange singlet and took No. 6 Bubby Graham into sudden victory where Caldwell came out victorious, 5-3.

"I took it as just another match," Caldwell said. "I knew it was going to be tough and could get close if I allowed it to be. I didn't compete to my fullest, but I grinded it out and got the win."

Rosholt took the 197 match over Brad Johnson, 11-9, and Alan Gelogaev finished off the dual for the Cowboys defeating Keldrick Hall, 11-4. During the heavyweight match, a point was taken from the Cowboys because of a warning on the OSU bench.

Next week, the Cowboys will travel to New York City's Madison Square Garden for the Grapple at the Garden event and will take on No. 8 Cornell and Tennessee-Chattanooga.

OU is in the Midlands Championships in Evanston, Ill., starting on Dec. 29.