Feb. 6, 2011

LINCOLN, Neb. ? The Oklahoma State wrestling team picked up a 22-10 win over No. 14 Nebraska Sunday in the NU Coliseum.

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With the win, the Cowboys improved to 12-2-1 overall and 6-0-0 in the Big 12. The Huskers were dropped to 12-5-0 overall and 1-2-0 in the league. The win was Oklahoma State?s seventh over a ranked team this year.

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The Cowboys won seven of the 10 bouts, highlighted by an important 3-2 win from freshman Chris Perry over No. 10 Josh Ihnen at 184 pounds and a hard-fought 4-0 win from Clayton Foster over No. 12 Andy Johnson at 197 pounds.

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The Pokes scored 15 takedowns in the dual to Nebraska?s 11. Of the Huskers? 11 takedowns, nine came from returning NCAA champion and top-ranked Jordan Burroughs as part of his 21-9 major decision win over Cowboy freshman Dallas Bailey at 165 pounds.


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* The Cowboys return to action at 7 p.m. this Friday in Gallagher-Iba Arena when they host a Boise State squad that is expected to challenge for the NCAA title.

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No. 5 Oklahoma State 22, No. 14 Nebraska 10

Feb. 6, 2011 | NU Coliseum (Lincoln, Neb.) | Attendance - 827

Records: Oklahoma State 12-2-1, 6-0-0 Big 12; Nebraska 12-5-0, 1-2-0 Big 12

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Dual Started at 141 pounds

141: Mike Koehnlein (NU) dec. No. 17 Josh Kindig (OSU); 10-4

149: No. 7 Jamal Parks (OSU) dec. Ross Grande (NU); 2-0

157: No. 16 Neil Erisman (OSU) dec. Tyler Koehn (NU); 7-1

165: No. 1 Jordan Burroughs (NU) MD No. 15 Dallas Bailey (OSU); 21-9

174: No. 16 Mike Benefiel (OSU) dec. *Caleb Kolb (NU); 11-5

184: No. 11 Chris Perry (OSU) dec. No. 10 Josh Ihnen (NU); 3-2

197: No. 2 Clayton Foster (OSU) dec. No. 12 Andy Johnson (NU); 4-0

285: No. 9 Tucker Lane (NU) dec. Blake Rosholt (OSU); 2-0

125: No. 9 Jon Morrison (OSU) dec. David Klingsheim (NU); 4-2

133: No. 1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) MD Ridge Kiley (NU); 14-3

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Bout Summaries

141: Mike Koehnlein (NU) dec. No. 17 Josh Kindig (OSU); 10-4

The Huskers struck first in the dual when Mike Koehnlein claimed a 10-4 win over Cowboy freshman Josh Kindig. Kindig opened the scoring with a first-period takedown. Koehnlein escaped, then escaped again to start the second period to bring the score to 2-2. Koehlein stormed in for a big takedown of his own to take a 4-2 advantage over the Cowboy freshman. Kindig reversed Koehlein to deadlock the score at 4-4, but was quickly reversed by Koehnlein. During Koehnlein?s reversal, Kindig was also penalized one point for locking his hands to bring the score to 7-4 in favor of Koehlein. Kindig started the third period in the down position and never did get off bottom, and was turned to his back for a two-point nearfall in the waning seconds. When Koehnlein?s riding time was factored in, the Husker was a 10-4 winner.

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149: No. 7 Jamal Parks (OSU) dec. Ross Grande (NU); 2-0

Jamal Parks suffocated Ross Grande with a third-period rideout to key his 2-0 win. After a scoreless first period in which neither wrestler even came close to a takedown, Parks escaped quickly to start the second period. Parks worked for a takedown on the edge of the mat late in the period, but didn?t finish his effort before the clock hit zeroes. Parks overpowered Grande with a smothering third period rideout and when his 1:49 riding time was added on, the Cowboy was a 2-0 winner.

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157: No. 16 Neil Erisman (OSU) dec. Tyler Koehn (NU); 7-1

Neil Erisman claimed a comfortable 7-1 win over Tyler Koehn to give the Cowboys a 6-3 lead in the dual. *After a physical-but-scoreless first period, Erisman escaped 13 seconds into the second period to open the scoring. Erisman added a takedown later in the period despite Koehn?s effort to slither away from the Cowboy senior off the edge of the mat. Trailing by a 3-0 score after the first five minutes, Koehn elected a neutral start to the third period, but was taken down again by Erisman to fall behind, 5-0. Pursuing his fifth straight bonus point victory, Erisman cut Koehn loose. He wasn?t able to secure another takedown, however. A Koehn stalling point and Erisman?s 1:07 of riding time brought the final score to 7-1 in Erisman?s favor.

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165: No. 1 Jordan Burroughs (NU) MD No. 15 Dallas Bailey (OSU); 21-9

Facing a returning NCAA champion, Cowboy freshman Dallas Bailey lost a 21-9 major decision to No. 1 Jordan Burroughs. It was all Burroughs in the first period, with the Husker dynamo bagging four takedowns and cutting Bailey loose after each one. Bailey was cut loose again to start the second period, then was slapped for stalling to fall behind, 9-5. Burroughs was simply too much for Bailey on this day, adding five more takedowns during the course of the bout, plus another stalling point on Bailey and 1:45 of riding time to seal his 21-9 major decision win.

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174: No. 16 Mike Benefiel (OSU) dec. *Caleb Kolb (NU); 11-5

With bonus points on his mind in the third period, Mike Benefiel settled for an 11-5 win over Caleb Kolb that didn?t feel that close. Benefiel was taken down on the opening whistle, but answered with an escape and two takedowns of his own to seize a 5-3 lead after the first three minutes. Benefiel made it 6-3 with an escape to start the second period, then extended his lead to 8-3 with a takedown late in the period. Kolb escaped to start the third period, but was again taken down by Benefiel to fall behind, 10-4. Going after the major decision, Benefiel cut Kolb loose with hopes of securing another takedown, but was unable to do so. When the clock hit zeroes and Benefiel?s riding time was tacked on, the Cowboy junior was an 11-5 winner.

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184: No. 11 Chris Perry (OSU) dec. No. 10 Josh Ihnen (NU); 3-2

In one of the key matches of the dual, Cowboy freshman Chris Perry used a second-period reversal to fuel his 3-2 win over No. 10 Josh Ihnen. Perry fought off a couple dangerous takedown attempts from Ihnen in the first period, but neither wrestler was able to score any points in the first three minutes. Perry opened the scoring when he reversed Ihnen in the second period. An Ihnen escape trimmed Perry?s edge to 2-1. Perry started the third period on top and built his riding time advantage to over 1:00 before Ihnen tied the score at 2-2 with an escape. Perry held Ihnen at bay for the rest of the bout and when his 1:34 of riding time was added on, the Cowboy was a 3-2 winner.

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197: No. 2 Clayton Foster (OSU) dec. No. 12 Andy Johnson (NU); 4-0

Clayton Foster improved to 8-0 vs. ranked opponents this year with a hard-fought 4-0 win over No. 12 Andy Johnson. After a scoreless first period, Foster escaped 12 ticks into the second period, then fought off a couple good takedown attempts from Johnson before bagging a double-leg takedown of his own to extend his lead to 3-0. Foster suffocated Johnson with a full-period ride in the third period and when his 2:04 of riding time was added on, the Cowboy senior was a 4-0 victor.

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285: No. 9 Tucker Lane (NU) dec. Blake Rosholt (OSU); 2-0

A second-period rideout and a third-period escape was the difference in Blake Rosholt?s 2-0 loss to No. 9 Tucker Lane. After a scoreless first period, Rosholt started the second period in the down position and was ridden for the duration by Lane. Lane opened the scoring with an escape to start the third period. As it turned out, that was the only scoring in regulation. Lane?s riding time point brought the final score to 2-0.

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125: No. 9 Jon Morrison (OSU) dec. David Klingsheim (NU); 4-2

Jon Morrison sealed the dual for the Cowboys with a 4-2 win over David Klingsheim. Morrison opened the scoring with a first-period takedown. Klingsheim wiggled free for the escape to bring the score to 2-1 in Morrison?s favor after the first three minutes. The second period started with an immediate escape from Klingsheim, but Morrison regained control of the bout with a double-leg takedown and rideout. Morrison was ridden out in the third period and nearly turned to his back in the waning seconds, but held on to win 4-2.

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133: No. 1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) MD Ridge Kiley (NU); 14-3

Sophomore Jordan Oliver claimed his 14th bonus-point victory in his last 15 bouts with a 14-3 major decision win over Ridge Kiley to put the finishing touches on the Cowboys? dual victory over the Huskers. Oliver roared out to an 8-2 lead after the first period with three takedowns and a two-point nearfall. He added an escape and takedown in the second period to extend his lead to 11-2 after the first five minutes. Kiley escaped to start the third period, but was taken down again by Oliver, who rode Kiley out for the duration of the bout. When Oliver?s 1:47 of riding time was added, the Cowboy sophomore was a 14-3 winner.

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