Oklahoma State’s wrestling team displayed its talents Saturday afternoon in Gallagher-Iba Arena with the annual Orange/Black match. When it was all over, the two teams wrestled to a 20-20 tie.
The surprise of the day came at 133 pounds when true freshman Daniel Frishkorn pinned Johnny Thompson. Thompson capitalized off a double-leg takedown at the 1:29 mark in the first period to take a 2-0 lead.
Frishkorn cut the lead to 2-1 after an escape, and tied the score with an escape to begin the second period. Thompson then took a 3-2 lead with an escape to start the third period. Frishkorn’s attempt at a lateral drop turned into a headlock for the fall.
At 157 pounds, Kevin Ward beat Johny Hendricks, 3-1. Ward scored the winning takedown 42 seconds into the overtime to earn the vicory.
Zack Esposito and Jake Rosholt each recorded falls for the Orange team. Esposito pinned Kyle Shelton in 2:36, while Rosholt dropped Chester Lauchner in 2:02.
Tyrone Lewis and Chris Pendleton each scored bonus points for the Black team, Lewis only needed 3:26 to record a 19-4 technical fall over Brett Munson, while Pendleton major decisioned Madill, Okla., freshman Brent Parkey, 18-5.
Ronnie Delk, who started for the Cowboys two years ago, picked up a 7-3 decision over Clark Shouse. Fith-year senior Cody Stites will earn a starting spot next weekend after beating redshirt-freshman Derrick Fleenor, 4-1.
The Cowboys open the regular season against Tennessee-Chattanooga Friday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in Gallagher-Iba Arena.
125 Cody Stites (B) dec. Derrick Fleenor (O) , 4-1 133 Daniel Frishkorn (B) fall Johnny Thompson (O), 5:51 141 Ronnie Delk (O) dec. Clark Shouse (B), 7-3 149 Zack Esposito (O) fall Kyle Shelton (B), 2:36 157 Kevin Ward (O) dec. Johny Hendricks (B), 3-1 165 Tyrone Lewis (B) tf Brett Munson (O), 19-4 174 Chris Pendleton (B) vs. Brent Parkey (O), 18-5 184 Jake Rosholt (O) fall Chester Lauchner (B), 2:02 197 Rusty Blackmon (O) dec. Clay Kehrer (B), 10-4 285 Willie Gruenwald (B) dec. Jon Vestal (O), 4-3