Cowboy Wrestling Battles No. 1 Minnesota

Alan Gelogaev

Alan Gelogaev

Nov. 29, 2012

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No. 3 Oklahoma State at No. 1 Minnesota
Dec. 2, 2012 :: 1 p.m. :: Sports Pavilion :: Minneapolis, Minn.

Television: None
Radio: 93.7 KSPI-FM
Radio Announcers: Roger Moore & Rex Holt
Internet Audio: okstate.com
Live Results: trackwrestling.com
Live Internet Video: gophersports.com/allaccess
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The Basics
The No. 3 Oklahoma State wrestling team (1-0 overall) faces a stiff early-season road test when it travels to Minneapolis to do battle with top-ranked Minnesota (6-0 overall) at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Watch The Dual Live
The dual will be streamed live online at gophersports.com/allaccess. To access the dual, simply select the dual from the list of live events directly under the video player. This is a subscription-based service. To subscribe, click on the "Subscribe" link on the top right-hand portion of the main gophersports.com/allaccess screen.

Listen to the Dual Live
The dual 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 Bout Play-by-Plays
Minnesota will live blog during the dual at this website: http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-wrestl/spec-rel/game-day-live.html. Fans can also follow the action live at trackwrestling.com.

Series Capsule vs. Minnesota
Overall OSU leads, 21-11-0
In Minneapolis OSU leads, 12-2-0
In Stillwater OSU leads, 8-5-0
At Neutral Minn. leads, 4-1-0
Last Meeting (Feb. 19, 2012) Minn. 18, OSU 13
John Smith vs. Minnesota 14-11-0
J Robinson vs. Oklahoma State 11-14-0

Last Meeting vs. Minnesota
No. 3 Minnesota 18, No. 1 Oklahoma State 13
Feb. 19, 2012 :: Gallagher-Iba Arena :: National Duals Final

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

Previous Individual Head-to-Head Matchups
149 pounds
2/19/12 (Stillwater) - No. 7 Nick Dardanes (Minn) dec. Julian Feikert (OSU); 10-4
174 pounds
2/19/12 (Stillwater) - No. 3 Chris Perry (OSU) dec. No. 4 Logan Storley (Minn); 4-0
285 pounds
12/4/11 (Stillwater) - No. 4 Alan Gelogaev (OSU) MD No. 3 Tony Nelson (Minn); 16-5

Smith No Stranger to Beating No. 1
Under John Smith, OSU has toppled the nation's No. 1 team on five different occasions, including a 17-16 win at Iowa last season.

OSU All-Time Dual Wins Over Teams Ranked No. 1
1/24/1977 No. 3 Oklahoma State 20, No. 1 Iowa State 14 H
1/21/1978 No. 2 Oklahoma State 20, No. 1 Iowa State 18 A
12/18/1982 No. 3 Oklahoma State 27, No. 1 Iowa 23 A
2/10/1984 No. 2 Oklahoma State 24, No. 1 Iowa 6 H
1/23/1988 No. 2 Oklahoma State 22, No. 1 Arizona State 15 H
1/13/1990 No. 2 Oklahoma State 24, No. 1 Arizona State 19 N
2/3/1990 No. 2 Oklahoma State 19, No. 1 Arizona State 13 H
1/19/1997 No. 2 Oklahoma State 21, No. 1 Iowa 13 N
12/2/2000 No. 4 Oklahoma State 21, No. 1 Iowa 14 H
1/3/2003 No. 2 Oklahoma State 26, No. 1 Minnesota 6 A
1/5/2008 No. 6 Oklahoma State 19, No. 1 Iowa 14 A
1/7/2012 No. 2 Oklahoma State 17, No. 1 Iowa 16 A

Oklahoma State's Last Time Out
No. 3 Oklahoma State 35, Pennsylvania 10
Nov. 25, 2012 :: Gallagher-Iba Arena :: Attendance - 1,928

125: No. 18 Mark Rappo (Penn) dec. Tyler Dorrell (OSU); 9-2
133: No. 9 Jon Morrison (OSU) MD Geoffrey Bostany (Penn); 11-3
141: C.J. Cobb (Penn) MD Julian Feikert (OSU); 10-2
149: Andrew Lenzi (Penn) dec. Michael Martin (OSU); 10-5
157: No. 15 Alex Dieringer (OSU) fall Mark Pinero (Penn); 0:49
165: No. 3 Tyler Caldwell (OSU) MD Casey Kent (Penn); 15-4
174: No. 1 Chris Perry (OSU) TF4 Ian Korb (Penn); 21-6; 7:00
184: No. 18 Chris Chionuma (OSU) TF5 Canaan Bethea (Penn); 18-3, 5:06
197: No. 12 Blake Rosholt (OSU) fall Mike Steltenkamp (Penn); 4:23
285: No. 2 Alan Gelogaev (OSU) fall Kyle Cowan (Penn); 5:18

All-Time Dual Wins Leaders
As of Nov. 29, 2012
1. Oklahoma State 1,024-114-23
2. Iowa State 1,015-287-20
3. Oregon State 972-316-28
4. Iowa 912-219-31
5. Minnesota 898-424-24

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pin Pals
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:

Olympic Medalists
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

 

 

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