NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma wrestling team brought the 2012-13 regular season to a close Friday evening in Stillwater, Okla., in the Gallagher-Iba Arena at Oklahoma State University. The Sooners began the day with a dual loss against No. 20 Iowa State (ISU 38, OU 7), followed with a winning matchup against West Virginia (OU 34, WVU 9) and finished the night with the last Bedlam dual of the 2012-13 season, where Oklahoma fell, 40-3 to No. 2 Oklahoma State.
With the 1-2 record on the day, the Sooners ended the regular season with a 7-11 overall record on the year, and 3-3 mark in Big 12 competition.
The Sooners stumbled against the Cowboys with a 40-3 tally on the night. Oklahoma State swept each of the first nine bouts to blank Oklahoma 40-to-none as they headed into the final bout of the evening with the heavyweights. However, senior Keldrick Hall refused to suffer a defeat in the final Bedlam dual of his career in the Crimson and Cream.
The heavyweight was first on the board with a takedown early in the first period, but opponent Tyson Yoder wasn't going out easily as he added an escape and benefited from a penalty on Hall to tie it up 2-2 all heading into the second period. Yoder began the final period of the match with a one-point advantage after he totaled an escape in the second, but it was Hall who prevailed with an escape of his own and takedown in the final two minutes of wrestling to grab the 5-4 decision, secure his 11th victory of his senior season and gave Oklahoma its lone three points of the match.
Oklahoma grabbed its first victory of the day over West Virginia, 34-9. Seven OU wrestlers were victorious against the Mountaineers, after WVU forfeited four bouts in the 125-, 133-, 141- and 285-pound weight classes, respectively. The opening three forfeits by WVU gave OU an 18-0 lead it wouldn't drop the remainder of the match, but it was redshirt sophomore Justin DeAngelis who was the first Sooner to successfully defeat a Mountaineer opponent after he blanked Jason Luster with an 8-0 major decision.
WVU bounced back with two consecutive wins in the 157- and 165-pound bouts, which saw Derek Geiges and Kyle Detmer each drop a narrow 3-2 and 6-5 decision, in their respective losses. Freshman Matt Reed answered for the Sooners when he clinched a 4-3 decision over Lace Bryson to spark a three-match win streak for OU in the final three bouts of the afternoon. Redshirt junior Nolan McBryde built off Reed's momentum with a 6-4 decision of his own over Mark Colabucci, while WVU forfeited the final match to secure Oklahoma's 34-9 victory.
The Sooners opened the day with a 38-7 loss to the Cyclones, as two OU wrestlers walked off the mat with victories. Brewer was the first, with an 18-4 major decision over John Meeks. The win marked Brewer's second over Meeks this year after he topped his opponent with a 6-2 decision on January 5.
Iowa State narrowly claimed the next two bouts with a 3-1 and 4-3 decision in the 141- and 149-pound weight classes, respectively. The consecutive wins in the mid-weight classes gave ISU a 10-4 lead it would maintain throughout the remainder of the match, despite Oklahoma's efforts.
It was DeAngelis who secured Oklahoma's second and last win of the match in the 157-pound weight class when he topped Logan Molina with a 7-6 decision. DeAngelis secured the victory with one final escape at the 0:46 marker to get Oklahoma within three points of Iowa State, 7-10. Unfortunately his efforts weren't enough, as the Cyclones took the next five matches, including two by forfeit from Oklahoma to secure the 38-7 victory.
Big 12 action will continue tomorrow in Stillwater at the Gallagher-Iba Arena. Doors open at 4 p.m. CT, with Semifinal bouts to begin at 5 p.m. Championship and third-place bouts will begin at 7 p.m.
Oklahoma State 40, Oklahoma 3 (Final)
March 8, 2013 | Gallagher-Iba Arena (Stillwater, Okla.) | 7 p.m. CT | Big 12 Dual Finals
Officials: Kenny Ritchie and Brian Green
125: No. 32 Eddie Klimara (OSU) dec. Kyle Garcia (OU), 9-3
133: No. 7 Jon Morrison won by forfeit
141: Julian Feikert (OSU) dec. Dalton Dennis (OU), 4-1
149: No. 1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) fall Dillon Dennis (OU), 1:28
157: No. 7 Alex Dieringer (OSU) MD Justin DeAngelis (OU), 13-4
165: No. 3 Tyler Caldwell (OSU) MD Derek Geiges (OU), 13-1
174: No. 2 Chris Perry (OSU) fall Kyle Detmer (OU), 2:02
184: No. 10 Chris Chionuma (OSU) MD Matt Reed (OU), 15-5
197: No. 11 Blake Rosholt (OSU) MD Nolan McBryde (OU), 15-4
285: Keldrick Hall (OU) dec. Tyson Yoder (OSU), 5-4
Oklahoma 34, West Virginia 9 (Final)
March 8, 2013|Gallagher-Iba Arena (Stillwater, Okla.)|1 p.m. CT|Big 12 Dual Finals
Officials: Brian Green and Kenny Ritchie
125: Kyle Garcia (OU) won by forfeit OU, 6-0
133: No. 9 Cody Brewer (OU) won by forfeit OU, 12-0
141: Dalton Dennis (OU) won by forfeit OU, 18-0
149: George Scheffel (WVU) dec. Dillon Dennis (OU); 3-1 SV WVU, 3-18
157: Justin DeAngelis (OU) major decision Jason Luster (WVU); 8-0 OU, 22-3
165: Ross Renzi (WVU) dec. Derek Geiges (OU); 3-2 WVU, 6-22
174: No. 26 Bubba Scheffel (WVU) dec. Kyle Detmer (OU); 6-5 WVU, 9-22
184: Matt Reed (OU) dec. Lance Bryson (WVU); 4-3 OU, 25-9
197: Nolan McBryde (OU) dec. Mark Colabucci (WVU); 6-4 OU, 28-9
285: Keldrick Hall (OU) won by forfeit OU, 34-9
Iowa State 38, Oklahoma 7
March 8, 2013|Gallagher-Iba Arena (Stillwater, Okla.)|11 a.m. CT|Big 12 Dual Finals
Officials: Randy Hartman and Matt Zeitz
125: Ryak Finch (ISU) major decision Kyle Garcia (OU); 8-0 ISU, 4-0
133: No. 9 Cody Brewer (OU) major decision John Meeks (ISU); 18-4 OU, 4-4
141: No. 27 Luke Goettl (ISU) dec. Dalton Dennis (OU); 3-1 ISU, 7-4
149: Max Mayfield (ISU) dec. Dillon Dennis (OU); 4-3 ISU, 10-4
157: Justin DeAngelis (OU) dec. Logan Molina (ISU); 7-6 OU, 7-10
165: No. 18 Mike Moreno (ISU) fall Kyle Detmer (OU); 5:44 ISU, 16-7
174: No. 20 Tanner Weatherman (ISU) major decision Matt Reed (OU); 14-5 ISU, 20-7
184: No. 16 Boaz Beard fall Nolan McBryde (OU); 1:22 ISU, 26-7
197: No. 7 Kyven Gadson (ISU) won by forfeit ISU, 32-7
285: No. 21 Matt Gibson (ISU) won by forfeit ISU, 38-7