Feb. 20, 2013
Complete Release in PDF FormatOklahoma State Wrestling This Week
NWCA National Duals Final Round
Feb. 22-23, 2013 :: Minneapolis, Minn.
Television: Big Ten Network (Finals Only) and Fox Sports (Delay)
Radio: 93.7 KSPI-FM (Fri. & Sat. night), 780 KSPI-AM Radio (Sat. Day)
Radio Announcers: Roger Moore
Live Results: trackwrestling.com
Live Video: http://video.btn.com/allaccess
The No. 1 Oklahoma State wrestling team (15-0 overall; 3-0 Big 12) travels to Minneapolis for the National Duals Finals Feb. 22-23 at Williams Arena.
The Cowboys face eighth-seeded Illinois at 6 p.m. CT Friday in the first round, with the winner of that dual squaring off against the winner of the dual between No. 4 Ohio State and No. 5 Missouri at 1 p.m. Saturday. The bottom half of the bracket pits No. 2 Iowa against No. 7 Cornell and No. 3 Minnesota against No. 6 Virginia Tech.
The championship and third-place duals will both be contested at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Friday and Saturday night's duals will be aired live on 93.7 KSPI FM radio in Stillwater with Roger Moore on the call. Saturday afternoon's dual will be on 780 KSPI-AM radio. The audio stream can also be heard live on okstate.tv, but a subscription is required to listen online.
Live Stream, Play-by-Play and TV
Fans can follow 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 Big Ten Network will live stream the action leading up to the championship finals online, but a subscription is required.
The championship finals can be watched on the Big Ten Network.
How They Got Here
The Cowboys steamrolled the competition at the Northern Regional, hammering host Kent State, 34-10 before putting a 39-7 beating on No. 24 Northern Iowa.
Series Capsule vs. Illinois
Overall OSU leads, 13-1-0
At Neutral OSU leads, 2-0-0
Last Meeting (Feb. 19, 2012) OSU 19, Illinois 15
John Smith vs. Illinois 3-1-0
Jim Heffernan vs. Oklahoma State 0-1-0
Series Capsule vs. Ohio State
Overall OKST leads, 3-1
At Neutral Series tied, 1-1-0
Last Meeting (Feb. 12, 2012) OKST 25, OHST 6
John Smith vs. Ohio State 2-1-0
Tom Ryan vs. Oklahoma State 0-3-0
Series Capsule vs. Missouri
Overall OSU leads, 37-5-1
At Neutral OSU leads, 3-2-0
Last Meeting (Feb. 1, 2013) OSU 21, MU 13
John Smith vs. Missouri 19-5-1
Brian Smith vs. Oklahoma State 5-13-1
Oklahoma State's Last Time Out
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
All-Time Dual Wins Leaders
As of Feb. 20, 2013
1. Oklahoma State 1,038-114-23
2. Iowa State 1,024-289-20
3. Oregon State 982-319-28
4. Iowa 926-220-31
5. Minnesota 904-426-24
OSU Statistical Leaders
Wins: 25, Jordan Oliver
Bonus Point Wins: 21, Jordan Oliver
Wins by Fall: 12, Jordan Oliver
Wins by Technical Fall: 7, Chris Perry
Wins by Major Decision: 8, Eddie Klimara
Dual Takedowns: 61, Jordan Oliver
Dual Nearfalls: 8, Tyler Caldwell
Smith On National Committee
One of the faces of the sport, both in the college ranks and worldwide, Oklahoma State coach John Smith is one of 18 people serving on the Committee for the Preservation of Olympic Wrestling (CPOW). The committee's mission is to ensure that wrestling remains as a core sport of the Olympic Games.
Cowboy wrestlers between 149-285 pounds strike fear into the hearts of their opponents. Not only have the seven of them collectively earned 143 wins this season, but 92 of those wins came with bonus points attached for a 64.3 percent bonus-point win percentage.
The group has recorded 36 wins over ranked opponents this season.
Oliver's Place In OSU History
Senior Jordan Oliver is one of 36 Oklahoma State wrestlers all-time to win 100 career bouts. He enters the National Duals finals with a 25-0 mark this year and a career record of 108-6.
His win total ranks him 28th all-time at OSU, but his .947 career winning percentage is third all-time at OSU among wrestlers with at least 100 career wins, trailing only four-time NCAA champ Pat Smith (.960 pct) and Alan Fried (.955 pct).
Through 25 matches this season, Jordan Oliver has not been taken down. The senior has recorded 61 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.
Under The Radar
He may not have the high national profile of some of his teammates, but observers would be wise to remember the name of OSU freshman 157-pounder Alex Dieringer.
Dieringer enters the National Duals finals toting a 23-2 overall record that includes five wins over ranked opponents and 16 bonus-point wins. One of his two lone setbacks came at the hands of top-ranked Derek St. John of Iowa.
Caldwell Finding A Groove
After a rocky patch of the schedule in which he lost three of six bouts (granted two of the three losses came at the hands of No. 1 Kyle Dake and No. 2 David Taylor, respectively), Tyler Caldwell has regained his rhythm late in the season, rattling off 10 straight wins heading into the National Duals finals. Of those 10 wins, five came over ranked opponents.
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.
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.
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
NCAA Individual Championships
Kenny Monday 1984
John Smith 1987, 1988
Eric Guerrero 1997, 1998, 1999
Zack Esposito 2005
Coleman Scott 2008