Oklahoma State Tops OU For 17th Straight Bedlam Wrestling Dual Victory

Oklahoma State Tops OU For 17th Straight Bedlam Wrestling Dual Victory


Oklahoma State tops OU for 17th straight Bedlam wrestling dual victory

On Sunday, Oklahoma State wrestling program continued their winning tradition with a 17th consecutive Bedlam dual victory at Gallagher-Iba Arena - named in honor of former head coach Edward C. Gallagher - located in 13,611-seat facility.

After six matches, OSU built a commanding 19-0 lead and held off Oklahoma to win the dual. With the victory, OSU improved to 13-2 overall and 7-1 in the Big 12.

125 pounds

Oklahoma State secured its 17th straight Bedlam wrestling dual victory and seventh in a row to beat Oklahoma in front of 6,373 fans. With this win, they finished their regular season with an impressive 13-2 record and 7-1 mark in Big 12 matches; now they travel to Iowa for two final dual matches before the Big 12 Championships on March 4-5 in Tulsa.

In one of the wildest duals in recent memory, the Cowboys began the match with ridetime losses from Konner Doucet and Victor Voinovich to Oklahoma's Josh Heindselman and Trevor Mastrogiovanni respectively. On the other side, Joey Prata earned a third-period rideout over Trevor Mastrogiovanni at 125 pounds while Mosha Schwartz scored an upset win over Carter Young at 141 pounds.

OSU's upper weights came up big and put the Pokes in position to win the dual, starting with Daton Fix who held off Connor Brown by no decision at 133 pounds for a team win for the Cowboys. Dustin Plott then delivered an impressive 21-6 technical fall against Darrien Roberts at 174 pounds to pull OSU back from its early deficit.

Kaden Gfeller had one last opportunity to make history at Gallagher-Iba Arena before falling short of pinning Ohio State's Jacob Butler in the final seconds of their 157 lb match. With a 9-3 lead at that point and four victories over six bouts to follow, OSU eventually secured their team victory.

165 pounds

Oklahoma State has now won 17 consecutive Bedlam wrestling dual victories against OU, improving to 81-12-2 on home mats against the Sooners with 22 straight matches won in Stillwater.

In a battle of top-25 ranked wrestlers, it was the Pokes who emerged victorious at 165 pounds as Travis Wittlake bested Gerrit Hijenhius and Boo Lewallen rode Jacob Butler to an 11-4 major decision. These wins and bonus points helped boost OSU's team score and set up Surber's heroics in the final match to seal victory and keep OSU undefeated on home mats this season.

OSU took an impressive 20-4 lead after Trevor Mastrogiovanni and Alex Blankenship were knocked out in the 125-pound bout, although Daton Fix won his 133-pound match by a score of 11-4 against Jace Koelzer. With these victories, OSU now leads by 20-4 overall.

At the upper weights, OSU had strong results as Carter Young, Victor Voinovich and Kaden Gfeller all won their matches. Dustin Plott - entering Bedlam unbeaten at 174 pounds - earned a 21-6 technical fall against Darrien Roberts to secure victory for OSU.

Sunday marks the 186th meeting between these teams and OSU has won 22 out of 23 home matches against OU, looking to extend their dominance before an ESPNU audience. The Cowboys hold a commanding 148-27-10 advantage in the all-time series.

141 pounds

At 141 pounds, the Cowboys boasted a variety of faces on their roster. Sand Springs native Daton Fix was added to the mix after winning four bonus point matches at last weekend's Cowboy Challenge Tournament on his USADA suspension.

After an early lull, Iowa State went on a run of four straight victories to take control and turn a 6-all match into a 19-6 lead with two weights remaining. Ramazan Attasauov (133), Ian Parker (141) and Yonger Bastida (197) all registered their first wins of the year, securing Iowa State's 22-9 victory.

Bucknell took control of the bout early with 28th-ranked Miller at 141, earning a takedown in just 15 seconds and dominating Young for most of the period. Miller earned back points in both the second and third periods as well as a riding time point late in the third to secure Bucknell's second win of the dual.

Missouri's victory at 125 came via Noah Surtin's devastating technical fall. He managed seven takedowns and two stall points in the opening period before stopping Yokubaitis at 1:34 for the win.

Keegan O'Toole earned a 3-2 victory over Travis Whittlake at 165 pounds, while Rocky Elam recorded his fourth fall of the season against Kolby DePron at 184 pounds.

149 pounds

On Sunday, Oklahoma State Cowboys continued their impressive start to the second semester with a 17th consecutive Bedlam wrestling dual victory against OU Jackrabbits. The team scored bonus points in nine of 10 matches en route to an impressive 31-3 triumph.

Kaden Gfeller earned a 9-3 victory over All-American Dom Demas to get his team off to an impressive start. He managed to keep Demas off the board for most of the match, but eventually fell victim to gravity in the third period and suffered his first loss of the year.

At 149 pounds, #16 Kellyn March turned Mitch Moore for two-point nearfalls in each of the first and second periods before adding a reversal in the third to give OSU an early 5-0 lead. Boo Lewallen followed with a 6-2 major decision over Carson Berryhill to put OSU up by ten points at intermission.

At 165 pounds, Travis Wittlake registered a 26-11 technical fall over Oklahoma's Troy Mantanona in their first match at Norman. Despite an intensely fought first match, Wittlake took control early and rode out for the win.

Next, defending national champion sophomore Keegan O'Toole earned his sixth ranking win of the season with a 14-4 major decision over Wyatt Sheets at 165 pounds. With this triumph, O'Toole improved to 12-1 overall and 2-0 in Bedlam matches.

In the third round, Kyle Gollhofer had their chances to score, but ultimately fell short at 125 pounds. He quickly took an early 4-1 lead and led by 5-3 in the second period before Blankenship was able to hold on for victory.

197 pounds

On Sunday in Norman, Oklahoma State emerged victorious over Big 12 rival Oklahoma in a match that had many twists and turns. It was an exciting finish that saw Luke Surber - who started his career at OU - come from nowhere and score a fall to secure the victory for the Cowboys.

OSU began the dual with a major decision from Kaden Gfeller at 149 pounds, followed by Victor Voinovich's 4-2 victory at 141 pounds. Junior Tommy Priestley earned his first victory in a dual with an impressive 4-1 decision at 174 pounds after coming back from an early 1-0 deficit after the first period.

At this point, OSU began to take control of the match as Travis Wittlake earned a 4-2 victory at 165 pounds and Dustin Plott edged Tate Picklo 7-2 at 174. Finally, OSU's 197-pounder Luke Surber became an instant Bedlam legend with an incredible technical fall that gave them a 23-12 advantage.

With all the drama surrounding the top three weight classes, this dual has all the makings of being an epic for fans at Gallagher-Iba Arena. OSU boasts a ranked wrestler in each weight class while OU also has one at each spot - providing potential Bedlam action!


STILLWATER - Oklahoma State completed their weekend sweep of OU with a 17th straight Bedlam wrestling dual victory, this one over the top-ranked Sooners. The Cowboys (2-1) rallied from an 11-4 deficit with four weights remaining to take back the lead and secure their team triumph.

Daton Fix gave OSU a commanding 6-4 lead early in the dual with a pin during the third period. The next two matches were decided by decisions, with Dustin Plott taking home a 4-3 decision at 174 pounds and Luke Surber handing OU's Jake Heindselman his first loss with an impressive 4-2 decision at heavyweight.

Travis Wittlake of OSU won a close 6-4 decision over Greyden Penner at 184 pounds with two tie-breaks in the final minute to secure victory. This was Wittlake's first win against a ranked opponent this season and he now owns six victories out of his last seven matches against OU.

Kyle Gollhofer of UNI took an early lead with a 14-5 major decision over Zach Blankenship at 125 pounds, leading 4-0 after the first period. But Blankenship rallied and won four of the next five bouts to take an 11-3 advantage going into the second. The Panthers held a 6-3 advantage after one period, but OSU stormed back and won four out of five matches thereafter for an 18-3 lead.

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