Two falls fueled the Cowboys to a 38-6 thumping over Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., Sunday afternoon. The Cowboys won nine of the 10 bouts before dropping the Beavers and picking up their fourth win of the season.
Ronnie Delk and Rusty Blackmon earned falls for the Cowboys at 141 and 197 pounds, respectively. Delk only needed 2:50 to pin Mike Unger, while Blackmon dropped Jed Lowe in 2:44.
Tyrone Lewis wrestled former teammate Matt Ellis at 165 pounds. The El Reno, Okla., native extended his record to 9-0 after scoring a 22-7 technical fall over Ellis.
A trio of Cowboys recorded major decisions for OSU. Cody Stites snapped a three-match losing skid after defeating Eric Stevenson, 12-4, while Zack Esposito also recorded a 12-4 major decision over Tony Hook. Jake Rosholt blitzed Dan Pitsch, 13-3, to give him his second win of the season.
Johnny Thompson, Kevin Ward and Chris Pendleton all earned decisions at 133, 157 and 174 pounds, respectively.
Oregon State’s lone win came at heavyweight, when Jamie Rakevich pinned Will Gruenwald in 1:44.
The Cowboys return to action Sunday night at 9 p.m. (CST) in Eugene, Ore., for a dual against the Oregon Ducks.
Results 125 - Cody Stites (OSU) m.d. Eric Stevenson (OS), 12-4 133 - Johnny Thompson (OSU) dec. Tim Norman (OS), 9-2 141 - Ronnie Delk (OSU) fall Mike Unger (OS), 2:50 149 - Zack Esposito (OSU) m.d. Tony Hook (OS), 12-4 157 - Kevin Ward (OSU) dec. Brian Duhrkoop (OS), 12-5 165 - Tyrone Lewis (OSU) t.f. Matt Ellis (OS), 22-7, 7:00 174 - Chris Pendleton (OSU) dec. Jed Pennell (OS), 8-4 184 - Jake Rosholt (OSU) m.d. Dan Pitsch (OS), 13-3 197 - Rusty Blackmon (OSU) fall Jed Lowe (OS), 2:44 285 - Jamie Rakevich (OS) fall Will Grenwald (OSU), 1:46