Cowboys Fall in NWCA National Duals Final

Feb. 19, 2012


STILLWATER, Okla. – The No. 1-ranked Oklahoma State wrestling team suffered its first loss of the season Sunday evening in the NWCA National Duals championship match, as the Cowboys dropped an 18-13 decision to No. 3 Minnesota in front of 4,453 fans at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

The Cowboys (16-1) were shorthanded without the availability of third-ranked Alan Gelogaev at heavyweight, but managed to beat No. 5 Illinois, 19-15, earlier today in the semifinal to reach the championship against the Golden Gophers (14-3).

OSU won four bouts in the final, highlighted by top-ranked 133-pounder Jordan Oliver, who scored an 11-3 major decision over No. 8 Chris Dardanes, as well as third-ranked 174-pounder Chris Perry, who kept his undefeated record perfect at 23-0 with a 4-0 win over No. 4 Logan Storley.

Senior 149-pounder Jamal Parks also had an impressive performance. After falling behind 5-0, the Tulsa native stormed back for an 11-8 decision over No. 11 Dylan Ness to add three points to the Pokes’ team score.

Albert White added a decision at 157 pounds with a 9-7 victory over Daniel Zilverberg on the way to the Cowboys building a 13-9 lead, but Minnesota’s final three wrestlers, all ranked in the top-10, managed decisions to seal the Gopher win.

After Sunday’s action, OSU now holds a 60-12 all-time record at the NWCA National Duals, and its 12 championship appearances are four more than any other school.

Iowa won the third-place match with a 28-6 win over Illinois.

Oklahoma State is back in action Friday, Feb. 24, as the Cowboys wrap up the dual portion of the season against the Missouri Tigers at 7 p.m. in Gallagher-Iba Arena.




No. 3 Minnesota 18, No. 1 Oklahoma State 13
Feb. 19, 2012 | 6 p.m. CST | Gallagher-Iba Arena
Records: Oklahoma State 16-1 (5-0 Big 12); Minnesota 14-3 (8-1 Big Ten)
Attendance: 4,453

Bout Results
Dual started at 125 pounds
125: No. 2 Zach Sanders (Minn) dec. No. 14 Jon Morrison (OSU); 5-2
133: No. 1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) MD No. 8 Chris Dardanes (Minn); 11-3
141: No. 7 Nick Dardanes (Minn) dec. Julian Feikert (OSU); 10-4
149: No. 2 Jamal Parks (OSU) dec. No. 11 Dylan Ness (Minn); 11-8
157: No. 16 Albert White (OSU) dec. Daniel Zilverberg (Minn); 9-7
165: No. 15 Cody Yohn (Minn) dec. Dallas Bailey (OSU); 4-2;TB1
174: No. 3 Chris Perry (OSU) dec. No. 4 Logan Storley (Minn); 4-0
184: No. 7 Kevin Steinhaus (Minn) dec. No. 20 Chris McNeil (OSU); 4-1
197: No. 6 Sonny Yohn (Minn) dec. Blake Rosholt (OSU); 3-1
285: No. 4 Tony Nelson (Minn) dec. Austin Marsden (OSU); 8-1


No. 4 Iowa 28, No. 5 Illinois 6
Feb. 19, 2012 | 2 p.m. CST | Gallagher-Iba Arena
Records: Iowa 14-4 (7-3 Big Ten); Illinois 16-4 (6-4 Big Ten)
Attendance: 4,453

Bout Results
Dual started at 125 pounds
125: No. 1 Matt McDonough (Iowa) dec. No. 6 Jesse Delgado (Illinois); 6-3
133: No. 3 Tony Ramos (Iowa) dec. No. 4 B.J. Futrell (Illinois); 5-2
141: No. 4 Montell Marion (Iowa) dec. Daryl Thomas (Illinois); 6-2
149: Eric Terrazas (Illinois) dec. Mike Kelly (Iowa); 3-2
157: Derek St. John (Iowa) fall Jackson Morse (Illinois); 3:14
165: No. 6 Michael Evans (Iowa) dec. No. 10 Conrad Polz (Illinois); 5-1
174: No. 9 Ethen Lofthouse (Iowa) dec. No. 10 Jordan Blanton (Illinois); 4-2
184: Grant Gambrall (Iowa) MD Tony Dallago (Illinois); 10-2
197: No. 17 Mario Gonzalez (Illinois) dec. Vinnie Wagner (Iowa); 11-6
285: No. 12 Bobby Telford (Iowa) dec. Pat Walker (Illinois); 5-0

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