Oklahoma (13-5, 3-3 Big 12) won five bouts on the night, three by way of major decisions, but OSU countered with a major of their own and trumped OU with a technical fall victory at 174 pounds, which gave the Cowboys the nod.
"Finally, as a team we fought, clawed and scratched and we came up short," Mark Cody said. "I'm happy with the way they wrestled, but I'm definitely not satisfied and I don't think they are either. People mention the moral victory, but we lost and that is the bottom line. That is unacceptable to me and to the team. The good side of this is that we are getting better in some areas that we really struggled with and now we need to get stronger in those areas."
The Bedlam showdown began with a battle at 197 pounds which pitted OU's No. 17-ranked Keldrick Hall against the Cowboy's eighth-ranked Blake Rosholt. Hall fell behind, 4-2, heading into the third period where the Sooner mounted a furious comeback by tallying a reversal and two takedowns, but was unable to earn the victory as Rosholt earned a takedown, four escapes and added 1:28 of riding time to take the bout, 11-8.
Oklahoma State took a 6-0 lead after second-ranked Alan Gelogaev defeated OU's Kyle Colling in the heavyweight bout. Gelogaev took a 4-1 lead after the first period. Colling chose the bottom position to start the second and quickly earned an escape. Gelogaev called a timeout due to an injury and Colling chose the bottom position where he earned another escape to trail by one, 4-3. In the third, Gelogaev earned a reversal , takedown and posted 2:29 of riding time to earn the 11-6 win.
OU posted its first major decision victory of the night in the 125 pound bout where OU's ninth-ranked Jarrod Patterson took down OSU's No. 13-ranked Jon Morrison, 9-0. Patterson had two takedowns, an escape, a three-point nearfall and added a staggering 4:32 of riding time.
OSU's Jordan Oliver, ranked No. 1, posted the first bonus points for the Cowboys after he ousted OU's 11th-ranked Jordan Keller, 11-2. Oliver scored on three takedowns, a nearfall and rode-out Keller in the third period.
Kendric Maple posted his 13th major decision victory of the year after he crushed OSU's Julien Feikert, 12-4. The nation's third-ranked 141 pounder had a takedown in the first and second periods, respectively, and added three more in the third to go along with an escape and 4:24 of riding time. With the win the Sooners trailed OSU, 10-8.
The Cowboy's held a five-point advantage after second-ranked Jamal Parks handed OU's Nick Lester his ninth loss of the year at 149 pounds. Parks had two takedowns in the first period and added a third in the second. Lester, ranked No. 14, earned an escape and added 1:22 of riding time.
The Sooners' Matt Lester, ranked No. 14, posted OU's third major decision victory of the night after he disposed of OSU's 12th-ranked Albert White. The bout started with a change of calls by the referee after he originally awarded a takedown to Lester he changed the call to an illegal hold, which negated the takedown and gave White a 1-0 advantage. However, Lester proved too much for the Cowboy as he posted an escape and takedown to knot the score, 3-3, at the end of the third. After a scoreless first period, Lester added seven nearfall points and 3:07 of riding time to run away with an 11-3 victory.
Oklahoma grabbed its first lead of the dual at the conclusion of the 165 pound bout between OU's Bubby Graham and OSU's Dallas Bailey. Bailey held a 2-0 lead after the first and chose the bottom position to start the second. After an injury timeout, Graham chose down and earned a reversal to tie the score, 2-2. Bailey had a second injury timeout which resulted in a point for Graham, but Bailey earned an escape to close out the second and against tied the score, 3-3. Graham chose the bottom position to start the third and posted a quick escape and a 4-3 advantage. Graham added a takedown, 1:18 of riding time and a stalling penalty on Bailey to earn an 8-4 win.
The key match for the Cowboys came at 174 pounds where OSU's third-ranked Chris Perry earned a five-point technical fall over OU's Kyle Detmer. In the bout, Perry posted six takedowns, five-points on nearfalls, a reversal and a stalling penalty against Detmer, which resulted in the conclusion of the match at 20-5.
OU trailed, 18-15, going into the final match of the night. OU's Erich Schmidtke was able to earn a 4-3 win over the Cowboy's Chris McNeil. Neither opponent scored in the first period. McNeil chose the bottom position to start the second where he jumped out to a 1-0 lead after escaping Schmidtke's grasp. Schmidtke, a native of Aberdeen, Wash., earned a takedown with 0:44 in the second to hold a 2-1 advantage going into the third where chose the down position and earned an escape. McNeil combatted with a takedown of his own but Schmidtke was able to earn an escape with 0:54 remaining.
"I knew that we needed a major or a pin," Cody said. "I didn't want to put that on his shoulders so when he went out there I just told him to get this win. I thought he was very capable of getting a major decision, but thought if we didn't put that extra pressure on him he would get it. He went out and fought hard. I feel like if he would have pulled the trigger a little earlier in the match he would have found out that he could score on that guy, but he didn't start pulling the trigger until the end of the match."
|No. 1 OSU 19, No. 12 Oklahoma 18|
197 - No. 8 Blake Rosholt (OSU) dec. No. 17 Keldrick Hall (OU), 11-8
285 - No. 2 Alan Gelogaev (OSU) dec. Kyle Colling (OU), 11-6
125 - No. 9 Jarrod Patterson (OU) MD. No. 13 Jon Morrison (OSU), 9-0
133 - No. 1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) MD. No. 11 Jordan Keller (OU), 11-2
141 - No. 3 Kendric Maple (OU) MD. Julien Feikert (OSU), 12-4
149 - No. 2 Jamal Parks (OSU) dec. No. 14 Nick Lester (OU), 6-2
157 - No. 14 Matt Lester (OU) MD. No. 12 Albert White (OSU), 11-3
165 - No. 20 Bubby Graham (OU) dec. Dallas Bailey (OSU), 8-4
174 - No. 3 Chris Perry (OSU), TF5 Kyle Detmer (OU), 20-5; 6:34
184 - Erich Schmidtke (OU) dec. Chris McNeil (OSU), 4-3