Jan. 2, 2010
STILLWATER, Okla. -
Oklahoma State’s fourth-ranked wrestling team improved to 4-0-1 on the season with a 21-13 victory over the No. 19 Cal Poly Mustangs on Saturday night in front of 1,210 fans inside Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Alex Meade led the Cowboys with a 12-2 major decision over Cal Poly’s Steven Vasquez at 165 pounds. The redshirt freshman got the Cowboys going with the first of their three major decisions on the night. Meade improved to 17-3 on the year.
Joining Meade with bonus-point wins were 174-pounder Mike Benefiel and Jared Rosholt at 285 pounds. Meade dropped Steven Vasquez, 12-2, while Rosholt handled Jim Powers by a 13-3 count.
The Cowboys will be back in action on Jan. 8 at the Virginia Duals, in Hampton, Va.
125: No. 8 Chris Notte (OSU) dec. Micah Ferguson (CP), 11-5
Notte started off the day right for the Cowboys with an 11-5 victory over Ferguson at 125. He had two first-period takedowns to take a 4-1 advantage and added to his lead with a takedown in the second. Notte recorded four more points in the third and added a point for riding time to give the Cowboys a 3-0 advantage.
133: No. 10 Boris Novachkov (CP) dec. No. 9 Jordan Oliver (OSU), 6-0
Oliver fought off a leg shot for more than thirty seconds in the first period to take a 0-0 score into the second. He added more than a minute of riding time before Novachkov escaped, giving the visitor a 1-0 lead. A late takedown and a three-point near fall with less than one minute left gave Novachkov a 6-0 victory.
141: No. 8 Filip Novachkov (CP) dec. No. 3 Jamal Parks (OSU), 4-2
Parks took an early 2-0 with a takedown halfway through the first period. Novachkov escaped once in the first and once in the second to tie the bout 2-2 going into the third period. A Parks escape in the third put the sophomore in the lead but a late takedown by Novachkov gave Cal Poly a 4-3 victory, their second of the day.
149: No. 20 Quinten Fuentes (OSU) dec. Eric Maldonado (CP), 8-4
Fuentes took down Maldonado with just 25 seconds remaining in the first period to take a 2-0 into the second. An escape early in the second and another takedown gave the Cowboys a 5-0 lead into the third period. Maldonado was able to manage two escapes and a takedown in the third, but it wasn’t enough as Fuentes rolled to an 8-4 victory, tying up the match 6-6.
157: No. 10 Chase Pami (CP) dec. No. 12 Neil Erisman (OSU), 8-3
157 got off to a quick start with a Chase Pami takedown just eleven seconds into the bout. The first period saw a 4-2 advantage in favor of the Mustangs. Pami added three points to his lead in the second with an escape and a takedown. He allowed just one escape point from Erisman in the third period and added a point for riding time, resulting in an 8-3 Mustang win.
165: No. 12 Alex Meade (OSU) maj. dec. Steven Vasquez (CP), 12-2
Meade got the Pokes back on the winning track with a 12-2 major decision at 165. A takedown and a two-point near fall gave the Cowboy redshirt freshman a 4-0 lead entering the second period. A pair of takedowns and an escape led to a 9-1 lead for the Cowboy in the second. He added another takedown and a point for riding time in the third to get the 12-2 major decision.
174: No. 14 Mike Benefiel (OSU) maj. dec. Travis Rasmussen (CP), 12-4
Two takedowns in the first minute of the bout highlighted a 4-1 first period lead for Benefiel, and he also added more than two minutes of riding time in the beginning period. He continued scoring in the remaining two periods, running away with a 12-4 major decision.
184: Ryan DesRoches (CP) maj. dec. Elliott Hellwege (OSU), 12-2
DesRoches struck first and put on the pressure early, resulting in two two-point near falls in the closing seconds of the first and an 8-1 opening period lead. Hellwege managed just one escape point in the second to narrow the lead to 8-2 entering the third period. DesRoches recorded an escape and a takedown in the third and added a riding time point to finish with a 12-2 major decision.
197: No. 9 Alan Gelogaev (OSU) dec. Ryan Smith (CP), 10-4
Smith scored the first points with a takedown just 15 seconds into the opening period, but Gelogaev quickly escaped and returned the favor a minute later with a takedown of his own. Smith was able to escape and the first period ended in a 3-3 tie. Gelogaev dominated the second with a takedown and a two-point near fall in the closing seconds, giving him a 7-4 advantage entering the third period. He added another takedown in the third and a riding time point, resulting in a 10-4 decision and giving the Cowboys their fifth win of the evening.
285: No. 3 Jared Rosholt (OSU) maj. dec. Jim Powers (CP), 13-3
Rosholt recorded his 101st career victory as a Cowboy in dominating fashion with a 13-3 win over Cal Poly’s Jim Powers. Two takedowns in the opening period gave the Cowboy senior a 4-1 advantage entering the second. Rosholt added four more points in the second period by way of an escape, a takedown and a stalling point awarded in his favor. A five-point third period gave Rosholt a 13-3 major decision, improving his record to 16-1 on the season.