Feb. 17, 2013
KENT, Ohio—Oklahoma State’s top-ranked wrestling squad powered through Kent State and No. 24 Northern Iowa at its NWCA National Duals regional on Sunday to advance to next week’s finals in Minnesota.
“I thought we wrestled pretty well,” head coach John Smith said. “The one thing that stood out more than anything was the six pins. It was just exciting. I look forward to next week and a tough, tough tournament.”
In their first dual, the Cowboys (15-0) earned four of the day’s six pins to defeat the Golden Flashes, 34-10, taking them to the regional finals.
After quickly falling behind, 6-0, after losses at 125 and 133-pounds, Cowboys Julian Feikert, Jordan Oliver and Alex Dieringer answered with consecutive falls at 141, 149 and 157 pounds, respectively.
They were followed by Chris Chionuma’s 9-5 decision over No. 15 Casey Newburg.
Blake Rosholt fell at the hands of top-ranked 197-pounder Dustin Kilgore by a 12-3 major decision.
Gelogaev finished the dual with another pin in just 39 seconds.
In the regional finals, the Cowboys took down the No. 24 Panthers of Northern Iowa, 39-7.
Eddie Klimara bounced back from an earlier loss, earning a 10-2 major decision over Ryan Jauch. Oliver also snatched a major decision over UNI’s Bart Reiter, 13-4.
“It took me a while to get going, but once I did, it was good,” Dieringer said. “I’ve been really working on my bars and being on top, and that’s how I got my pins.”
Caldwell’s second win of the day came in the form of a 15-2 major decision over Jarrett Jensen.
Perry put the match away with his pin over Kyle Lux in 6:10. The last two Cowboys, Rosholt and Gelogaev, ended the match with two more bonus-point wins with a 19-2 technical fall and 16-6 major decision, respectively.
The Cowboys will travel to Minneapolis, Minn., to compete for the National Duals title on Feb. 22-23. They will be joining the winners of the other regionals as well as Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Ohio State, who received automatic bids to the finals.
No. 1 Oklahoma State 34, Kent State 10
Feb. 17, 2013 :: 12 p.m. CT :: Kent, Ohio (M.A.C. Center)
125: No. 16 Steve Mitcheff (KSU) dec. Eddie Klimara (OSU), 3-2
133: Mackenzie McGuire (KSU) dec. No. 5 Jon Morrison (OSU), 3-2
141: Julian Feikert (OSU) fall Lukas Kern (KSU), 6:38
149: No. 1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) fall Andy Candiello (KSU), 4:02
157: No. 9 Alex Dieringer (OSU) fall Tommy Sasfy (KSU), 1:23
165: No. 3 Tyler Caldwell (OSU) dec. Caleb Marsh (KSU), 4-1
174: No. 2 Chris Perry (OSU) MD Mike Vollant (KSU), 11-2
184: No. 12 Chris Chionuma (OSU) dec. No. 15 Casey Newburg (KSU), 9-5
197: No. 1 Dustin Kilgore (KSU) MD No. 11 Blake Rosholt (OSU), 12-3
285: No. 3 Alan Gelogaev (OSU) fall Keith Witt (KSU), 0:39
No. 1 Oklahoma State 39, Northern Iowa 7
Feb. 17, 2013 :: 2 p.m. CT :: Kent, Ohio (M.A.C. Center)
125: Eddie Klimara (OSU) MD Ryan Jauch (UNI), 10-2
133: No. 5 Jon Morrison (OSU) won by forfeit
141: No. 13 Joey Lazor (UNI) MD Julian Feikert (OSU), 10-1
149: No. 1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) MD Bart Reiter (UNI), 13-4
157: No. 9 Alex Dieringer (OSU) fall No. 19 David Bonin (UNI), 6:34
165: No. 3 Tyler Caldwell (OSU) MD Jarrett Jensen (UNI), 15-2
174: No. 2 Chris Perry (OSU) fall Kyle Lux (UNI), 6:10
184: No. 8 Ryan Loder (UNI) dec. No. 12 Chris Chionuma (OSU), 6-1
197: No. 11 Blake Rosholt (OSU) TF5 Taylor Kettman (UNI), 19-2
285: No. 3 Alan Gelogaev (OSU) MD Blayne Beale (UNI), 16-6