Cowboy Wrestling Secures Win No. 1,000

Neil Erisman

Neil Erisman

Jan. 28, 2011

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STILLWATER, Okla. – The Oklahoma State wrestling team beat Northern Colorado, 44-0, Friday night in Gallagher-Iba Arena to score the 1,000th all-time dual match victory in the history of the program.

 

With the win, the fifth-ranked Cowboys improved to 9-2-1 on the year, while the Bears fell to 1-8-0 on the year. The shutout marked the first for Oklahoma State since a 43-0 romp of UC Davis on Dec. 18, 2009. It was the 28th time the Cowboys have pitched a shutout under coach John Smith.

 

Most important, however, was the historical milestone of 1,000 wins.

 

"I'm a small part of it and I got lucky. I was lucky to be around on the 1,000th,” Smith said. “Coach Gallagher, Coach Griffith, our coaches have been so successful. From the very beginning, Oklahoma State has been a leader in skill and technique and development. Coach Gallagher was so instrumental in spreading wrestling across the country, it's unbelievable. Without Coach Gallagher, the sport may never have hit the East Coast or the West Coast. One of his missions was to make sure that it did that and it grew because of him. A lot of this recognition tonight is his start and it's pretty amazing because you don't win 1,000 victories unless you have a real commitment, not just from coaches and athletes, but from administration. Wrestling has been important here and the administration has always supported it."

 

Of Oklahoma State’s 10 wins in Friday’s dual, eight came with bonus points attached. Mike Benefiel pinned Cody McAninch in 2:24 and Clayton Foster was an 18-2 technical fall winner over Nick Bayer in the second period, but neither was as dominant as Jordan Oliver, who scored eight takedowns and had two nearfalls in the first period of his 22-7 technical fall bludgeoning of Casey Cruz that lasted only 2:57.

 

Neil Erisman, Chris Perry, Blake Rosholt and Ladd Rupp all added wins by major decision.

 

"I like the way Blake Rosholt is coming out and stepping up and maturing through the year. I think he's going to be an important part of our future here,” Smith said. “I like the way Chris Perry bounced back after a little shaky first period. Jordan Oliver, tech fall in the first period - that's a lot of points. I don't know if people realize, but that's hard to do. I don't think he could do that against my 13-year-old son. He's pretty good. Up and down the lineup, I liked Ladd Rupp, first time out. First time in our singlet, first time out, from Perry, Oklahoma. He'd been thinking about this a long time. He probably didn't wrestle the greatest match he wanted to, but good effort and first time down to weight, I was proud of him."

 

In the featured bout of the evening, Jamal Parks scored a 3-2 win over returning All-American and ninth-ranked Justin Gaethje at 149 pounds. A first-period takedown for the Cowboy junior was the difference in his impressive victory.

 

"I think we all wrestled very well - which was what we expected - but we still had to come out here and wrestle tough,” Parks said. “I had a pretty tough match. I wish I would have gotten a couple more takedowns, but it is what it is."

 

Making his varsity debut was Rupp, who connected on a four-point move with four seconds left in the bout to earn a 13-4 major decision over Sam Bauer at 125 pounds.

 

"Truthfully, I think I wrestled a little soft and maybe a little defensive. It was my first match back from a broken ankle,” Rupp said. “It was a good experience for me, but I am not close to where I need to be. I've got stuff to work on."

 

A Tulsa native, Parks said being part of Oklahoma State’s 1,000th all-time victory was something he was proud of and just being part of the Cowboy wrestling program is special.

 

"It was something that I was dreaming about since I got into wrestling. It is every little kid’s dream,” Parks said.

 

The Cowboys are back on the mat this Sunday when they host North Carolina State at 2 p.m. in Gallagher-Iba Arena.

 

No. 5 Oklahoma State 44, Northern Colorado 0

Jan. 28, 2011 | 7 p.m. CST | Gallagher-Iba Arena | Attendance – 1,921

Official: Matt Zeitz

Records: Oklahoma State 9-2-1 overall, Northern Colorado 1-8-0 overall

 

Dual started at 133 pounds

133: No. 1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) TF5 Casey Cruz (UNC); 22-7, 2:57

141: No. 17 Josh Kindig (OSU) won by forfeit

149: No. 7 Jamal Parks (OSU) dec. No. 9 Justin Gaethje (UNC); 3-2

157: No. 16 Neil Erisman (OSU) MD Tanner Weiks (UNC); 10-2

165: No. 15 Dallas Bailey (OSU) dec. Brandon Kammerzell (UNC); 11-5

174: No. 16 Mike Benefiel (OSU) fall Cody McAninch (UNC); 2:24

184: No. 13 Chris Perry (OSU) MD Eric Brennan (UNC); 18-7

197: No. 2 Clayton Foster (OSU) TF5 Nick Bayer (UNC); 18-2, 4:52

285: Blake Rosholt (OSU) MD Konner Knudtsen (UNC); 8-0

125: Ladd Rupp (OSU) MD Sam Bauer (UNC); 13-4

 

Bout Play-by-Plays

133: No. 1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) TF5 Casey Cruz (UNC); 22-7, 2:57

First Period

2:56 Oliver takedown (2-0)

2:53 Cruz escape (2-1)

2:37 Oliver takedown (4-1)

2:36 Cruz escape (4-2)

2:11 Oliver takedown (6-2)

2:07 Cruz escape (6-3)

2:00 Oliver takedown (8-3)

1:55 Cruz escape (8-4)

1:42 Oliver takedown (10-4)

1:33 Oliver nearfall 3 (13-4)

1:28 Cruz escape (13-5)

1:26 Oliver takedown (15-5)

1:18 Cruz escape (15-6)

1:16 Oliver takedown (17-6)

1:10 Cruz escape (17-7)

0:08 Oliver takedown (19-7)

0:03 Oliver nearfall 3 (22-7)

-- End match, technical fall

 

141: No. 17 Josh Kindig (OSU) won by forfeit

 

149: No. 7 Jamal Parks (OSU) dec. No. 9 Justin Gaethje (UNC); 3-2

First Period

1:51 Parks takedown (2-0)

1:34 Gaethje escape (2-1)

0:00 End period

 

Second Period

Parks chose down

1:58 Parks escape (3-1)

0:00 End period

 

Third Period

Gaethje chose down

1:36 Gathje escape (3-2)

0:00 End match

 

157: No. 16 Neil Erisman (OSU) MD Tanner Weiks (UNC); 10-2

First Period

2:45 Erisman takedown (2-0)

2:37 Weiks cautioned on the start

1:24 Erisman nearfall 2 (4-0)

1:22 Weiks cautioned on the start

0:00 End Period

 

Second Period

Weiks chose a neutral start

1:03 Weiks stall warning

0:00 End period

 

Third Period

Erisman chose down

1:44 Erisman reversal (6-0)

1:42 Weiks escape (6-1)

1:02 Erisman takedown (8-1)

0:59 Weiks escape (8-2)

0:22 Weiks stalling - point Erisman (9-2)

0:00 End match

-- 2:33 riding time added for Erisman (10-2)

 

165: No. 15 Dallas Bailey (OSU) dec. Brandon Kammerzell (UNC); 11-5

First Period

1:55 Bailey takedown (2-0)

1:14 Bailey nearfall 2 (4-0)

0:00 End period

 

Second Period

Bailey chose down

1:45 Bailey reversal (6-0)

1:36 Kammerzell escape (6-1)

0:08 Bailey takedown (8-1)

0:00 End period

 

Third Period

Kammerzell chose down

1:59 Kammerzell escape (8-2)

1:50 Bailey takedown (10-2)

1:48 Kammerzell escape (10-3)

0:05 Kammerzell takedown (10-5)

0:00 End match

-- 1:56 riding time added for Bailey (11-5)

 

174: No. 16 Mike Benefiel (OSU) fall Cody McAninch (UNC); 2:24

First Period

2:32 Benefiel takedown (2-0)

2:11 Benefiel cautioned on the start

1:31 Benefiel nearfall 2 (4-0)

0:36 Benefiel fall, end match

 

184: No. 13 Chris Perry (OSU) MD Eric Brennan (UNC); 18-7

First Period

1:19 Brennan takedown (0-2)

0:18 Brennan technical violation - locked hands - point Perry (1-2)

0:18 Perry escape (2-2)

0:00 End period

 

Second Period

Perry chose down

1:57 Perry escape (3-2)

1:25 Perry takedown (5-2)

0:57 Brennan escape (5-3)

0:44 Perry takedown (7-3)

0:26 Brennan escape (7-4)

0:03 Perry takedown (9-4)

0:00 End period

 

Third Period

1:59 Brennan escape (9-5)

1:54 Perry takedown (11-5)

1:44 Brennan escape (11-6)

1:06 Perry takedown (13-6)

0:36 Perry nearfall 3 (16-6)

0:21 Brennan escape (16-7)

0:16 Perry takedown (18-7)

0:00 End match

 

197: No. 2 Clayton Foster (OSU) TF5 Nick Bayer (UNC); 18-2, 4:52

First Period

2:13 Foster takedown (2-0)

1:51 Bayer escape (2-1)

1:33 Foster takedown (4-1)

0:59 Foster nearfall 3 (7-1)

0:00 End period

 

Second Period

Foster chose down

1:57 Foster escape (8-1)

1:42 Foster takedown (10-1)

1:39 Bayer escape (10-2)

1:24 Foster takedown (12-2)

0:44 Foster nearfall 3 (15-2)

0:08 Foster nearfall 2 (17-2)

Technical Fall, end match

-- 3:10 riding time added for Foster (18-2)

 

285: Blake Rosholt (OSU) MD Konner Knudtsen (UNC); 8-0

First Period

1:53 Rosholt takedown (2-0)

0:00 End period

 

Second Period

Rosholt chose down

1:54 Rosholt escape (3-0)

1:21 Rosholt takedown (5-0)

0:00 End period

 

Third Period

Knudtsen chose a neutral start

1:34 Rosholt takedown (7-0)

0:00 End match

-- 4:39 riding time added for Rosholt (8-0)

 

125: Ladd Rupp (OSU) MD Sam Bauer (UNC); 13-4

First Period

2:25 Rupp takedown (2-0)

2:09 Bauer escape (2-1)

1:30 Rupp takedown (4-1)

0:52 Bauer escape (4-2)

0:13 Rupp takedown (6-2)

0:00 End period

 

Second Period

Rupp chose down

1:50 Rupp reversal (8-2)

1:14 Bauer escape (8-3)

0:00 End period

 

Third Period

Bauer chose down

1:23 Bauer escape (8-4)

0:04 Rupp takedown (10-4)

0:02 Rupp nearfall 2 (12-4)

0:00 End match

-- 2:13 riding time added for Rupp (13-4)

 

 

 

 


 

 

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