Cowboys to face Michigan in Semifinals of National Duals

Oklahoma State’s wrestling team advance to semifinal action of the National Duals Saturday night inside Cleveland State’s Convocation Center.

The Cowboys used a pair of falls by Johny Hendricks and Tyrone Lewis to drop Oklahoma, 29-10, during the quarterfinals.

Hendricks had a 4-1 lead in the second period before hooking up the snake on Matt Grice in 4:00, while Tyrone Lewis recorded his fifth consecutive fall after dropping Rafael Maturino in 17 seconds.

Zack Esposito recorded his fifth-straight win over a ranked opponent, and his second major decision of the tournament, with an 10-1 victory over Jeff Ecklof. Rusty Blackmon scored the Cowboys’ second major decision after scoring seven near fall points and a pair of takedowns over Joel Tapler.

The Cowboys received decisions from Johnny Thompson, Chris Pendleton and Jake Rosholt.

OSU will face Michigan for the first time since the 1997-98 season when they beat the Wolverines, 30-3. The Cowboys and Wolverines will face off for the seventh time at 8:30 p.m. (EST) inside the Convocation Center.


125 - Sam Hazewinkel (OU) dec. Derek Stevens (OSU), 4-2 133 - Johnny Thompson (OSU) dec. Mimi Miller (OU), 5-3 141 - Teyon Ware (OU) dec. Ronnie Delk (OSU), 4-0 149 - Zack Esposito (OSU) m.d. Jeff Ecklof (OU), 11-1 157 - Johny Hendricks (OSU) fall Matt Grice (OU), 4:00 165 - Tyrone Lewis (OSU) fall Rafael Maturino (OU), :17 174 - Chris Pendleton (OSU) dec. E.K. Walhaus (OU), 10-5 184 - Jake Rosholt (OSU) dec. Justin Dyer (OU), 13-7 197 - Rusty Blackmon (OSU) m.d. Joel Tapler (OU), 13-3 285 - Leonce Crump (OU) m.d. Mike Christian (OSU), 10-2



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