STILLWATER, Okla. -- The No. 10 Oklahoma wrestling team (9-3 overall, 2-1 Big 12) suffered a 29-9 defeat at the hands of in-state rival and eighth-ranked Oklahoma State (7-4 overall, 3-0 Big 12) in the 170th installment of the Bedlam series inside Gallagher-Iba Arena.
OU, whose lineup was shuffled due to injuries to three of its regular starters, won just three of the contest’s 10 matches.
"We were obviously outmatched in several weights," OU head coach Mark Cody said. "The takeaway is that we have a lot of work to do. I think one issue is that we don't want to forfeit any weights. Even the guys that came out with wins today have a lot of work to do and that's something that never stops at this level. We just have to keep trying to get better every time we walk in there."
OSU started the dual with three straight wins before No. 2 Kendric Maple topped No. 9 Josh Kindig by decision, 7-3. Maple scored two takedowns, two escapes and the riding time point with 1:37 to take the match.
Andrew Howe, ranked No. 1 at 174 pounds, bumped up to 184 pounds and faced redshirt freshman Jordan Rogers. Howe won by decision, 9-2, OU’s first win since Maple’s at 149 pounds. With the victory, Howe improved to 19-0 this season, including an 11-0 mark in dual competition.
With a 9-4 decision, No. 4 Travis Rutt defeated redshirt freshman Nolan Boyd at 197 pounds. In the match, Rutt added three takedowns and a two-point nearfall and secured the point after accumulating 3:06 of riding time.
The dual started at 125 pounds and saw No. 13 Eddie Kilmara of OSU defeat OU freshman Sean Williams by fall at 3:30, giving the Cowboys an early 6-0 advantage.
In the 133-pound bout, No. 7 Cody Brewer fell to No. 4 Jon Morrison of OSU by decision, 7-3. Brewer struck first with a takedown late in the first period but was only able to add an escape throughout the rest of the match.
Freshman Anthony Collica, ranked 18th, defeated OU’s redshirt senior Nick Lester by a 4-0 decision, while sophomore Dryden Dennis made his second dual appearance of the season for the Sooners, facing No. 3 Alex Dieringer of OSU at 157 pounds. Dennis lost by an 18-2 technical fall.
OSU’s No. 5 Tyler Caldwell downed OU redshirt freshman Clark Glass by decision, 5-1, at 165 pounds. Derek Geiges was caught by a pin in 1:53 from No. 2 Chris Perry at 174 pounds, and in heavyweight, redshirt junior Zach Merrill made his dual appearance for the Sooners, falling to
The Sooners return to action this weekend as they head to Columbus, Ohio, to participate in the two-day NWCA National Duals on Sunday, Feb. 16 and Monday, Feb. 17. More information can be found here.
Oklahoma State: 29
125: No. 13 Eddie Kilmara (OSU) fall Sean Williams, 3:30
133: No. 4 Jon Morrison (OSU) dec. No. 8 Cody Brewer (OU), 7-2
141: No. 18 Anthony Collica (OSU) dec. Nick Lester (OU), 4-0
149: No. 2 Kendric Maple (OU) dec. No. 9 Josh Kindig (OSU), 7-3
157: No. 3 Alex Dieringer (OSU) tech. fall Dryden Dennis (OU), 18-2
165: No. 5 Tyler Caldwell (OSU) dec. Clark Glass (OU), 5-1
174: No. 2 Chris Perry (OSU) fall Derek Geiges (OU), 1:53
184: No. 1 Andrew Howe (OU) dec. Jordan Rogers (OSU), 9-2
197: No. 4 Travis Rutt (OU) dec. Nolan Boyd (OSU), 9-4
HWT: No. 16 Austin Marsden (OSU) dec. Zach Merrill (OU), 8-2