STILL WATER – Oklahoma State’s wrestling team took an early lead and used the momentum to earn a dominating 34-3 win over Wyoming in their home opener at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Friday night.
The Cowboys took an early 9-0 lead behind a hard-fought 2-0 decision by Trevor Mastrogiovanni on Wyoming rookie Jore Volk, who won a U20 freestyle world championship this summer. After Mastrogiovanni, Fix data collected her 75e career win in style with a first-period fall over Aidan Noonan to extend OSU’s lead to 9-0.
The only win of the night for Wyoming came in a close game at 141 pounds where Job Greenwood fended off a late shot from Carter Young to clinch a 4-3 decision.
From there, the rout was on for No. 10 Oklahoma State as they won the final seven games to close out the duel. Wyatt sheets won the only ranked match of the night, beating No. 21 Cole Moody, 6-2. After a scoreless first period, Moody took a 2-0 second period lead after two stall calls against Sheets and a breakout, but Sheets responded with a late out to send the game into the third period tied at two. 16e-Rated Cowboy used a breakout, one out and one out in the final period to secure his third win of the season and 75e career victory.
Luc Surber and Dustin Plot each earned bonus points in their matches. At 174 pounds, Plott recorded a pair of strikeouts in the first two periods before racking up seven points in the third period en route to a major 16-6 decision over Brett McIntosh. Surber just needed one out and one round to end his game as he collected his first fall of the season in 1:38 over Tyce Raddon.
Viktor Voinovich, Travis Wittlake and Konner Doucet all moved to 3-0 this season with comfortable decisions over their Cowboy counterparts, while Kaden Gfeller picked up his first win of the season with a 6-3 victory over Logan Ours after a second period that included a knockdown and a near fall from Gfeller.
“I thought from a team perspective, it kind of reminds me of seeing guys start their season and finding a rhythm of how you want to fight, it takes a few games,” said the coach- chief. John Smith said. “It just seemed like we were struggling a bit with some kind of rhythm, and give Wyoming credit, (Mark) Branch had his team ready to fight and they fought. With that comes a few of them where they were content to get a win rather than trying to stretch the scores, continuing to develop their offense in some of those games.”
Oklahoma State’s next game is Dec. 4 at Gallagher-Iba Arena when the Pokes host No. 12 Minnesota.
No. 10 Oklahoma State 34, Wyoming 3
November 18, 2022 I Gallagher-Iba Arena I Stillwater, Okla.
125: No. 7 Trevor Mastrogiovanni (OSU) Dec. Jore Volk (WYO), 2-0
133:2 Fix data (OSU) fall Aidan Noonan (WYO), 2:31
141: Job Greenwood (WYO) Dec. No. 13 Carter Young (OSU), 4-3
149:20 Viktor Voinovich (OSU) Dec. Chase Zollman (WYO), 6-0
157:10 Kaden Gfeller (OSU) Dec. Logan Bear (WYO), 6-3
165:16 Wyatt sheets (OSU) Dec. No. 21 Cole Moody (WYO), 6-2
174: No. 4 Dustin Plot (OSU) MD Brett McIntosh (WYO), 16-6
184:15 Travis Wittlake (OSU) Dec. Guillermo Escobedo (WYO), 8-2
197:30 Luc Surber (OSU) fall Tyce Raddon (WYO), 1:38
HWT: No. 33 Konner Doucet (OSU) Dec. Terren Swartz (WYO), 5-2