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Sooners Narrowly Fall to Pittsburgh

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OU vs. Pittsburgh Final Results

125 No. 17 Christian Moody (OU) forfeit Open
133 No. 11 Dom Forys (Pitt) maj. dec. Jake Rubio (OU), 12-3
141 No. 17 Nick Zanetta (Pitt) dec. Mike Longo (OU), 10-8
149 Davion Jeffries (OU) dec.  Robert Lee (OU), 4-0
157 No. 18 Taleb Rahmani (Pitt) dec.  Justin Thomas (OU), 1-0
165 Dawaylon Barnes (OU) dec. Jake Wentzel (Pitt), 4-0
174 No. 13 Yoanse Mejias (OU) dec. Austin Bell (Pitt), 9-4
184 Gregg Harvey (Pitt) dec. Hayden Hansen (OU), 6-3 
197 Andrew Dixon (OU) dec. Kellan Stout (Pitt), 4-3 
HWT No. 15 Ryan Solomon (Pitt) fall Connor Webb (OU), 3:51

PITTSBURGH – The No. 18 Oklahoma wrestling team dropped a close 19-18 contest with Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon inside Fitzgerald Field House. 

The Sooners held an 18-13 lead with one bout remaining, but a late pin at heavyweight sealed the match for the Panthers. 

Oklahoma opened the dual with a 6-0 lead after Pitt forfeited at 125 pounds to No. 17 Christian Moody. However, the Sooners trailed 7-6 after losses in the next two bouts. 

Davion Jeffries put OU back on top, 9-7, with a 4-0 decision over Robert Lee at 149 pounds. The Sooner recorded a takedown, an escape and the riding time point to claim the win.

With the Sooners trailing after intermission, Dawaylon Barnes reclaimed the lead for OU. He defeated Jake Wentzel, 4-0, at 165 pounds, claiming a takedown in the first period and adding on two penalty points in the third.

No. 13 Yoanse Mejias extended OU’s lead by taking down Austin Bell in a 9-4 decision. Mejias recorded two escapes in the first and third periods and posted an escape in the second.

At 197 pounds, Andrew Dixon earned three more points for the Sooners with a 4-3 decision over Kellan Stout. Entering the final period with a 2-0 deficit, Dixon escaped and took his opponent down to regain the lead. He sealed the match with the riding time point. 

Jake Rubio dropped a 12-3 major decision to No. 11 Dom Forys at 133 pounds. At 141 pounds, Mike Longo narrowly fell to No. 17 Nick Zanetta by 10-8 decision. In the 157-pound match, Justin Thomas was downed by No. 18 Taleb Rahmani, 1-0. In his first match of the season, Hayden Hansen dropped a 6-3 decision to Gregg Harvey. At heavyweight, freshman Connor Webb was pinned in 3:51 by No. 15 Ryan Solomon. 

The Sooners are back in action on Jan. 12-13 (Friday-Saturday) at the Virginia Duals in Virginia Beach, Va. 

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