Jan. 30, 2013
at No. 7 Missouri
Feb. 1, 2013 :: 6:30 p.m. CT :: Hearnes Center :: Columbia, Mo.
at Iowa State
Feb. 3, 2013 :: 2 p.m. CT :: Hilton Coliseum :: Ames, Iowa
Radio: 93.7 KSPI-FM (Roger Moore & Rex Holt)
Live Results: trackwrestling.com
Live Internet Video: MizzouNetwork and Cyclones.tv
The No. 2 Cowboy wrestling team (11-0 overall; 2-0 Big 12) will travel to Columbia, Mo. to take on No. 7 Missouri (10-1 overall) on Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Hearnes Center. The Cowboys will then bus to Ames, Iowa on Sunday to face Big 12 foe Iowa State (5-3 overall, 1-1 Big 12) at the Hilton Coliseum at 2 p.m.
Listen to the Dual Live
The duals will be aired live on 93.7 KSPI FM radio in Stillwater with Rex Holt and Roger Moore on the call. The audio stream can also be heard live on okstate.tv, but a subscription is required to listen online.
Live Stream And Play-by-Play
Fans can follow the both duals online through live results and play-by-play on www.trackwrestling.com. Go to the site and the link to live results and play-by-play will be prominently displayed. The Missouri dual will be streamed live on MizzouNetwork. The ISU dual can be seen on Cyclones.tv. Both sites are subscription-based services.
Series Capsule vs. Missouri
Overall: OSU leads, 37-5-1
In Stillwater: OSU leads, 20-2-0
In Columbia: OSU leads, 14-1-1
At Neutral: OSU leads, 3-2-0
Last Meeting (Feb. 24, 2012): OSU 32, MU 9
John Smith vs. Missouri: 18-5-1
Brian Smith vs. Oklahoma State: 5-12-1
Series Capsule vs. Iowa State
Overall: OSU leads, 52-20-3
In Stillwater: OSU leads, 28-6-1
In Ames: OSU leads, 19-12-2
At Neutral: OSU leads, 5-2-0
Last Meeting (Jan. 22, 2012): OSU 33, ISU 7
John Smith vs. Iowa State: 19-7-0
Kevin Jackson vs. Oklahoma State: 1-4-0
Last Meeting vs. Missouri
No. 2 Oklahoma State 32, No. 10 Missouri 9
Feb. 24, 2012 :: Gallagher-Iba Arena :: Stillwater, Okla.
125: No. 14 Jon Morrison (OSU) won by forfeit
133: No. 1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) TF5 Eric Wilson (MU); 19-4; 5:24
141: No. 13 Josh Kindig (OSU) fall Brandon West (MU); 2:30
149: No. 2 Jamal Parks (OSU) dec. No. 13 Kyle Bradley (MU); 10-3
157: No. 19 Drake Houdashelt (MU) dec. No. 20 Albert White (OSU); 2-1
165: Dallas Bailey (OSU) dec. Zach Toal (MU); 4-1
174: No. 3 Chris Perry (OSU) dec. No. 15 Dorian Henderson (MU); 6-3
184: No. 18 Mike Larson (MU) fall Chris McNeil (OSU); 4:32
197: Cayle Byers (OSU) dec. No. 5 Brent Haynes (MU); 7-1
285: Austin Marsden (OSU) dec. No. 20 Devin Mellon (MU); 3-2
Last Meeting vs. Iowa State
No. 1 Oklahoma State 33, Iowa State 7
Jan. 22, 2012 :: Gallagher-Iba Arena :: Stillwater, Okla.
125: No. 18 Ryak Finch (ISU) dec. No. 8 Jon Morrison (OSU); 3-2
133: No. 2 Jordan Oliver (OSU) TF5 Ben Cash (ISU); 17-1; 3:09
141: No. 12 Josh Kindig (OSU) MD No. 13 Luke Goettl (ISU); 11-3
149: No. 2 Jamal Parks (OSU) MD Luke Swalla (ISU); 17-5
157: No. 12 Albert White (OSU) dec. Michael Moreno (ISU); 6-1
165: No. 4 Andrew Sorenson (ISU) MD Joe Ali (OSU); 13-4
174: No. 5 Chris Perry (OSU) dec. Mikey England (ISU); 8-1
184: Chris McNeil (OSU) MD Tyler Christensen (ISU); 13-4
197: No. 10 Blake Rosholt (OSU) fall Cole Shafer (ISU); 4:45
285: No. 3 Alan Gelogaev (OSU) MD No. 10 Matt Gibson (ISU); 13-1
Oklahoma State's Last Time Out
No. 2 Oklahoma State 44, Arizona State 6
Jan. 27, 2013 :: Wells Fargo Arena :: Tempe, Ariz.
125: Eddie Klimara (OSU) MD Dalton Miller (ASU); 13-5
133: Tyler Dorrell (OSU) MD Ares Carpio (ASU); 12-3
141: Matt Kraus (ASU) won by forfeit
149: No. 1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) fall Preston McCalmon (ASU); 4:58
157: No. 10 Alex Dieringer (OSU) dec. Joel Smith (ASU); 4-1
165: No. 3 Tyler Caldwell (OSU) fall Rush Hall (ASU); 2:44
174: No. 1 Chris Perry (OSU) fall Ray Waters (ASU); 0:48
184: No. 12 Chris Chionuma (OSU) dec. Kevin Radford (ASU); 6-3
197: No. 16 Blake Rosholt (OSU) won by forfeit
285: No. 3 Alan Gelogaev (OSU) fall No. 18 Levi Cooper (ASU); 1:26
All-Time Dual Wins Leaders
As of Jan. 28, 2012
1. Oklahoma State 1,034-114-23
2. Iowa State 1,020-288-20
3. Oregon State 978-318-28
4. Iowa 922-220-31
5. Minnesota 902-426-24
OSU Statistical Leaders
Wins: 21, Klimara, Perry, Oliver
Bonus Point Wins: 19, Oliver
Wins by Fall: 11, Oliver
Wins by Technical Fall: 7, Perry
Dual Takedowns: 53, Perry
Dual Nearfalls: 6, Chionuma, Gelogaev
Nine of the potential matchups this weekend are between wrestlers who have seen each other at some point in their collegiate careers. OSU holds a cummulative record of 14-4 against those opponents. Eleven of those bouts have taken place this season. Julian Feikert defeated Nicholas Hucke and Trevor Jauch of Missouri earlier this season. Jordan Oliver earned first place at the Lindenwood Open after defeating Mizzou's Drake Houdashelt with a 12-4 major decision. Alex Dieringer, Tyler Caldwell and Chris Perry have each seen their probable opponents twice so far, winning each match. Chris Chionuma is looking to avenge an early season loss to MU's Mike Larson. Same is the case with Alan Gelogaev, who lost to Dom Bradley at the Southern Scuffle in early January.
Cowboy wrestlers between 149-285 pounds strike fear into the hearts of their opponents for a few reasons. Not only have the seven of them collectively earned 121 wins this season, but 81 of those wins came with bonus points attached, including 36 pins, 15 technical falls and 29 major decisions. That totals for a 67.5 percent bonus-point win percentage. Between the seven of them, they have recorded 27 wins over ranked opponents this season.
Oliver Hits 100th Career Win
Senior Jordan Oliver collected five victories at the Southern Scuffle to push his career victory total to the century mark. He enters the Arizona State dual with a 21-0 mark this year and a career record of 104-6, sitting at 29th on OSU's all-time win list.
Chris Perry matched his total takedowns (44) for the 2011-12 season in his match against No. 4 Mike Evans of Iowa. His 53 takedowns is also a team high for the season. Jon Morrison's 15 takedowns leaves him one takedown away from matching his 2011-12 total.
Through 21 matches this season, including nine dual matches, Jordan Oliver has not been taken down. The senior has recorded 49 takedowns.
Cowboys To Watch
The 2012-13 Oklahoma State wrestling roster is headlined by an NCAA champion, two-time NCAA finalist and three-time All-American in Jordan Oliver, an NCAA finalist in Tyler Caldwell and an NCAA third-place finisher in Chris Perry. Rounding out OSU's group of returning All-Americans is Alan Gelogaev, who was positioned to make a run at an NCAA title last season before sustaining a season-ending injury late last year.
Caldwell Knows Bedlam
Cowboy junior Tyler Caldwell is a rare breed in that he has worn the colors of both Oklahoma State and its traditional in-state rival, Oklahoma. Caldwell was a two-time All-American and 2011 NCAA finalist for the Sooners before taking an Olympic redshirt during the 2011-12 season. Following that season away, he made the decision to enroll at Oklahoma State. Should he earn All-America status at OSU, he would become the first wrestler since Dave Schultz to be an All-American for both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. Schultz placed third at the 1978 NCAA Championships wrestling for the Cowboys, then went on to earn a pair of All-America honors for the Sooners in 1981 and 1982, respectively.
Oliver Makes the Move
After winning the 2011 NCAA title and three career All-America honors at 133 pounds, senior Jordan Oliver now wrestles at 149 pounds. The move puts Oliver at a weight class that is more natural for him and was borne in part out of Oliver's desire to compete at 145 pounds on the international freestyle level.
Oliver's 2012 Olympic Experience
Jordan Oliver spent the summer of 2012 as a training partner for Olympic bronze medalist (and current OSU volunteer assistant) Coleman Scott. Oliver was embedded with Team USA as it prepared for the Olympics in Colorado clear through the London games.
Perry's In Position
Coming off a season that saw him pick up his second Big 12 championship in as many tries and a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships, Chris Perry is among the favorites to win the NCAA 174-pound title this year. In fact, Perry was the only wrestler on the OSU roster to be ranked No. 1 in the nation at his respective weight class entering this season.
Each year, the Schalles Award is presented to the nation's most prolific pinner. There is a college version of it and a high school version of it and in 2012, Oklahoma State swept both divisions. Jordan Oliver won the collegiate Schalles Award by pinning 18 opponents and Jordan Rogers won the high school version after pinning all 42 of his opponents during his senior season at Mead HS in Spokane, Wash.
ASICS All-Americans Live Here
There are four different wrestlers on this year's Oklahoma State roster who were ASICS first-team All-Americans during their prep days:
Jordan Oliver 2006
Chris Perry 2009
Josh Kindig 2010
Jordan Rogers 2012
Fargo Champs, Too
There are five different wrestlers on this year's Oklahoma State wrestling roster who won titles at the ASICS Junior Freestyle National Championships in Fargo, N.D. during their prep days:
Jon Morrison 2007
Jordan Oliver 2007
Chris Perry 2008
Alex Dieringer 2011
Jordan Rogers 2011
Wrestling With Degree In Hand
Cowboy 184-pounder Chris Chionuma has already earned his undergraduate degree in education and is now working on a post-graduate degree. He is the only member of OSU roster who already has his degree.
Signing Day Recap
Oklahoma State announced the signing of five wrestlers during the 2012 early signing period. The class is headlined by a pair of wrestlers ranked No. 1 in the nation in their respective weight classes in 152-pounder Anthony Collica (Solon, Ohio/Solon) and 132-pounder Dean Heil (Strongsville, Ohio/St. Edward). Three-time Oklahoma high school state champion Davey Dolan (Berryhill, Okla./Berryhill) and three-time Kansas high school state champion Zac Gentzler are joined by two-time Oklahoma state runner-up Eli Hale in rounding out the class.
Coached by the Best
Members of the Oklahoma State wrestling staff combine for eight world championships, three Olympic gold medals, an Olympic silver and an Olympic bronze. They also combine for eight NCAA championships and 17 All-America honors. The breakdown:
John Smith 1988 and 1992 Gold
Kenny Monday 1988 Gold and 1992 Silver
Coleman Scott 2012 Bronze
Senior World Championships Medalists
John Smith 1987, 1989, 1990 and 1991 Gold
Kenny Monday 1989 Gold, 1991 Silver