Oklahoma State quarterback Clint Chelf and OSU track and field/cross country standout Natalja Piliusina were named the OSU male and female Student-Athletes of the Year at Monday night's Athletic Awards Banquet.
By Taylor Miller
Chris Perry and Jordan Oliver compete for national titles tonight at 7 p.m.
Oliver ends his career a two-time national champion.
March 22, 2013 Wells Fargo Arena
Summer, 2013: Competed at 84 kilos at international tournaments in Armenia and Poland, where he earned bronze at each.
2012-2013: NCAA Champion at 174 pounds, finishing with a 36-2 overall record, which is accompanied by 21 bonus-point wins--eight falls, seven technical falls and six major decisions ... Defeated No. 2-seed Matt Brown of Penn State, 2-1, in the 174-pounds finals ... Won three of his five NCAA tournament bouts in overtime ... Became the first Stillwater native to win a national title for the Pokes since 1961 ... Won six matches over eventual All-Americans ... Claimed his third consecutive Big 12 title, defeating Iowa State's Tanner Weatherman, 8-0 ... Led the team in wins by technical fall with seven ... Ranks second on the team in dual takedowns with 69 ... Defeated then-No.3 Logan Storley, 7-6, en route to winning his bracket at the Southern Scuffle ... Also won his weight class at the Lindenwood Open ... Picked up a 4-3 win over No. 4 Mike Evans of Iowa ... Went 19-2 in dual competition and 8-0 against conference competition, including a couple falls over OU's Kyle Detmer ... Named 2013 Academic All-Big 12 first-team member ... Three-time NCAA qualifier.
2011-12: Third-place finisher and one of three OSU All-Americans at the NCAA Championships ... Entered the event at a perfect 26-0 and finished with a 31-1 record ... Wrestled at 174 pounds after moving down from 184 pounds earlier in the season ... Won eight matches against eventual All-Americans ... Won his second straight Big 12 title with a fall over Kyle Detmer of Oklahoma in the semifinal and a decision over No. 15 Dorian Henderson in the final ... Had a perfect a 16-0 dual record and a 13-1 record against ranked opponents ... Won the 184-pound Reno Tournament of Champions bracket, defeating No. 2 Joe LeBlanc of Wyoming, 3-2, in the final bout ... At 184 pounds, he also defeated No. 4 Kevin Steinhaus from Minnesota, 4-3, No. 12 Boaz Beard of Iowa State, 9-2, and No. 13 Erich Schmidtke of OU, 7-1 ... Took first at 184 pounds at the Central Missouri Open, winning his first match of the year be technical fall, 23-5, against John Hambleton from Labette ... Moved to 174 pounds and defeated No. 5 Ethen Lofthouse, 3-2 , in his first bout at 174 pounds ... Won all four of his matches during the NWCA National Duals, including three against ranked competition ... Defeated No. 4 Logan Storley of Minnesota, 4-0, in the final dual of the tournament ... Also beat No. 19 Patrick Martinez of Wyoming, 7-1, and No. 10 Jordan Blanton of Illinois, 6-3 ... Ranked third on the team with 44 dual takedowns.
2010-11: Finished with a 25-7 overall record that included 10 wins over ranked opponents and a pair of wins over eventual All-Americans in Iowa's Grant Gambrall and Minnesota's Kevin Steinhaus ... NCAA quarterfinalist after claiming wins over Tony Dallago of Illinois and No. 10 Josh Ihnen of Nebraska in the first and second rounds, respectively ... Became the 16th freshman in Oklahoma State history to win a Big 12 title when he handed Iowa State's Cole Shafer a 3-1 defeat in the semifinals then gave No. 10 Ihnen a 3-2 setback in the finals ... Scored a reversal in the tiebreak period to clinch his championship win over Ihnen ... Of his 25 wins, nine came with bonus points attached ... Perry faced more ranked opponents than any wrestler on the OSU roster during the season and scored quality wins over No. 1 Kirk Smith of Boise State, three over Nebraska's Ihnen, two over No. 11 Mike Larson of Missouri, two over No. 12 Erich Schmidtke of Oklahoma, Gambrall of Iowa and No. 19 Tommy Spellman of Virginia Tech.
2009-10 (Redshirt Year): Compiled a 15-1 overall record competing exclusively in open tournaments ... Of his 15 wins, 10 came with bonus points attached ... Won 184-pound championships at the Missouri Open, the Fort Hays State Open and the Roger Denker Open ... His only defeat was a 7-4 setback at the hands of OSU teammate and eventual All-American Clayton Foster in the championship match at the Central Missouri Open ... Each of his last five wins and eight of his last nine wins came with bonus points, with two falls and three technical falls included as part of his season-ending flurry ... Pinned Missouri Valley's Carl Lawrence in just 23 seconds at the Roger Denker Open.
Summer, 2009: Competed for Team USA at the FILA Junior World Championships in Ankara, Turkey, placing sixth in the 84-kilogram bracket ... Earned his spot on the junior world team after winning his weight class at the U.S. Junior Freestyle National Championships, then beating Boise State's Kirk Smith in the championships at the Junior World Team Trials.
High School: Attended Stillwater HS in Stillwater, Okla., where he was coached by Doug Chesbro and won four state championships ... 2009 Junior Hodge Award winner as the nation's top junior wrestler ... 2008 Fargo junior freestyle national champion beat Ohio's Brian Roddy by a 2-5, 3-0, 6-0 score in the national title bout ... ASICS first-team All-America honoree after his senior year ... The nation's top-ranked 189-pounder after his senior year by Amateur Wrestling News, W.I.N. Magazine and Intermat ... Dream Team Classic winner over Pennsylvania's Jon Fausey in helping the Oklahoma team become the first-ever state team to win the Dream Team title ... Finished his career with a 133-1 record that included 101 consecutive wins ... Went 36-0 with 20 wins by fall, 11 wins by technical fall and four wins by major decision as a senior ... Ranked as the top wrestler in the nation at 189 pounds heading into his senior year by Amateur Wrestling News and W.I.N. Magazine ... Honorable mention Asics All-American his junior year ... Outstanding Wrestler at the 2008 Oklahoma State Championships after winning his third state title by technical fall in the title bout ... Repeated as Outstanding Wrestler at the 2009 Oklahoma state championships ... Owns Oklahoma state titles at 160 pounds (2006), 171 pounds (2007) and 189 pounds (2008, 2009) ... Also a standout running back for the Pioneers football team.
Personal: Nephew of Oklahoma State wrestling coach John Smith, son of former two-time Oklahoma State All-American Mark Perry and younger brother of two-time NCAA champion and four-time All-American Mark Perry, Jr.
Chris Perry Capsule