Feb. 5, 2011

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Cowboy Wrestling This Sunday

No. 5 Oklahoma State at No. 14 Nebraska

Feb. 6, 2011 | 1 p.m. CST | NU Coliseum (4,030 capacity)


Television: None

Live Radio: 93.7 KSPI-FM

Radio Announcers: Rex Holt & Roger Moore

Live Internet Video: huskers.com

Live Internet Audio: okstate.com


Probable Starters

125: No. 9 Jon Morrison, RFr., 15-4 record vs. David Klingsheim, So., 6-8 or Shawn Nagel, Fr., 13-11

133: No. 1 Jordan Oliver, So., 18-0 record vs. Ridge Kiley, So., 18-10 record

141: No. 17 Josh Kindig, Fr., 20-5 record vs. Mike Koehnlein, Sr., 14-10 record

149: No. 7 Jamal Parks, Jr., 19-3 record vs. Ross Grande, So., 18-16 record

157: No. 16 Neil Erisman, Sr., 7-3 record vs. Tyler Koehn, So., 6-7 or Cody Compton, RFr., 4-4 record

165: No. 15 Dallas Bailey, RFr., 19-4 record vs. No. 1 Jordan Burroughs, Sr., 26-0 record

174: No. 16 Mike Benefiel, Jr., 10-5 record vs. Caleb Kolb, RFr., 15-10 record

184: No. 11 Chris Perry, RFr., 18-4 record vs. No. 10 Josh Ihnen, So., 22-6 record

197: No. 2 Clayton Foster, Sr., 16-0 record vs. No. 12 Andy Johnson, Sr., 23-8 record

285: Blake Rosholt, RFr., 6-4 or Tyson Yoder, So., 10-11 vs. No. 9 Tucker Lane, Jr., 20-6 record


The Basics

**** The No. 5 Oklahoma State wrestling team (11-2-1 overall, 5-0-0 Big 12) travels to Lincoln to do battle with No. 14 Nebraska (12-4-0 overall, 1-1-0 Big 12) at 1 p.m. Sunday in the NU Coliseum.


Please Note The Schedule Time Change

**** Sunday?s dual was originally scheduled to start at 2 p.m. CST, but was moved to 1 p.m. CST.


On the Air

**** The dual will be aired live on KSPI 93.7 FM radio in Stillwater with Rex Holt and Roger Moore on the call. Fans outside of the Stillwater listening area can access that broadcast via the internet at www.okstate.com.


Watch The Dual Live

**** Fans can watch the dual live online for free at huskers.com. Here is the direct link to the live stream: http://www.huskers.com/liveEvents/li...EM_ID=100&KEY=


Series Capsule

Overall******************************************* * OSU leads, 50-4-1

In Lincoln***************************************** OSU leads, 18-2-0

In Stillwater************************************* OSU leads, 25-1-0

At Neutral**************************************** OSU leads, 7-1-1

Last Meeting (Feb. 12, 2010)************** OSU 31, NU 6

John Smith vs. Nebraska******************* 21-3-1

Mark Manning vs. Oklahoma State****** 2-10-0


Last Meeting With Nebraska

No. 4 Oklahoma State 31, Nebraska 6

Feb. 12, 2010 | Gallagher-Iba Arena | 2,228 Att.

125: No. 9 Chris Notte (OSU) MD David Klingsheim (NU); 12-2

133: No. 4 Jordan Oliver (OSU) TF5 Ridge Kiley (NU); 20-5, 6:53

141: No. 8 Jamal Parks (OSU) MD Mike Koehnlein (NU); 11-3

149: Luke Silver (OSU) MD Dustin Payne (NU); 12-2

157: No. 14 Neil Erisman (OSU) TF5 Tyler Koehn (NU); 15-0, 4:43

165: No. 8 Alex Meade (OSU) dec. James Nakashima (NU); 12-5

174: No. 4 Stephen Dwyer (NU) dec. No. 10 Mike Benefiel (OSU); 4-0

184: No. 9 Clayton Foster (OSU) dec. Josh Ihnen (NU); 9-3

197: No. 2 Craig Brester (NU) dec. No. 8 Alan Gelogaev (OSU); 3-0

285: No. 1 Jared Rosholt (OSU) dec. No. 13 Tucker Lane (NU); 9-5


Air Jordan

**** Two of the most dynamic and productive wrestlers in the country will be on display Sunday in Lincoln. Both are ranked No. 1 nationally at their respective weight classes and both bear a name synonymous with sporting greatness - Jordan.

**** Oklahoma State 133-pounder Jordan Oliver enters Sunday?s dual vs. Nebraska owning an 18-0 overall record. He has 77 takedowns in his 14 dual bouts (5.5 takedowns per bout).

**** Nebraska 165-pounder Jordan Burroughs enters the weekend with a 26-0 record. He has 104 takedowns in his 16 dual bouts (6.5 takedowns per bout).


Bailey Will Face The Best

**** When Oklahoma State freshman 165-pounder Dallas Bailey tangles with top-ranked Jordan Burroughs of Nebraska Sunday, Bailey will become the fourth different Cowboy wrestler to face the No. 1 man in his weight class this season.

**** In the previous three bouts vs. No. 1, Jamal Parks lost a 3-1 decision to North Carolina State?s Darrion Caldwell on Jan. 30, Jordan Oliver dumped Boise State?s Andrew Hochstrasser at the NWCA All-Star Classic, 8-7, and Mike Benefiel lost an 11-2 major decision to Jon Reader of Iowa State on Jan. 23.


Know The Opponent - Nebraska

**** Nebraska?s strength lies in the middle and upper weights, with America?s best 157-pounder Jordan Burroughs leading the way. The Huskers have a trio of potential All-Americans in 184-pounder Josh Ihnen (ranked No. 10), 197-pounder Andy Johnson (ranked No. 12) and heavyweight Tucker Lane (ranked No. 9).

**** The Huskers have dual wins over then-No. 11 Ohio State, No. 14 Wyoming and No. 7 Missouri this season, with a 17-16 near-miss against No. 11 Oklahoma.

**** Nebraska enters Sunday?s dual with a 4-1 record at home this season, with the lone loss a 26-8 defeat at the hands of No. 4 Minnesota on Dec. 9. Prior to Friday?s 35-8 win over Arizona State, the Huskers had not wrestled in front of their home crowd for nearly two months, as their previous home date was a 17-16 win over Oregon State on Dec. 11.


Cowboys Hit A Program Milestone This Season

**** Oklahoma State?s 44-0 win over Northern Colorado on Jan. 28 marked the 1,000th all-time victory for Cowboy wrestling. The only other team to reach the 1,000-win plateau is Iowa State, who accomplished the feat last season.


Most Dual Wins (As Of Feb. 3, 2011)

1. Iowa State********** 1,009-271-20******* .784 pct.

2. Oklahoma State** 1,001-113-23******* .891 pct.

3. Oregon State****** 958-312-28********** .749 pct.

4. Iowa****************** 888-215-31********** .797 pct.

5. Minnesota*********** 876-420-23********** .673 pct.

6. Navy****************** 844-280-26********** .745 pct.

7. Lehigh**************** 836-389-23********** .679 pct.

8. Penn State********** 825-296-36********** .729 pct.

9. Oklahoma*********** 814-348-33********** .695 pct.

10. Michigan*********** 743-320-26********** .694 pct.


OSU Statistical Leaders

Wins: ***************************** 20, Josh Kindig

Bonus Point Wins:************ 16, Jordan Oliver

Wins by Fall:******************** 11, Josh Kindig

Wins by Technical Fall:****** 5, Jordan Oliver

Wins by Major Decision:**** 7, Chris McNeil

Dual Takedowns:************* 77, Jordan Oliver

Dual Nearfalls:***************** 18, Jordan Oliver


Honors Pouring In For Oliver

**** Sophomore Jordan Oliver earned Big 12 Wrestler of the Week honors after earning Outstanding Wrestler distinction at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals Jan. 8-9.

**** Oliver went 5-0 at National Duals with three wins coming by fall, one by technical fall and one by major decision. Despite having three of his matches ended before the 3:20 mark, Oliver still finished with 19 takedowns and six nearfalls in his five bouts at National Duals.


Oliver?s Year?

**** Sophomore Jordan Oliver has been nothing short of dominant this season. The No. 1-ranked wrestler at 133 pounds, Oliver is 18-0 with 16 of those wins coming with bonus points attached.

**** Oliver has pinned eight of his opponents and has stormed to five wins by technical fall.

**** Not counted in his season total is the 8-7 win he claimed over then-No. 1 Andrew Hochstrasser of Boise State at the NWCA All-Star Classic.

**** Entering the Nebraska dual, he leads OSU with a staggering 77 dual match takedowns and 18 dual match nearfalls.


Foster Shining As a Senior

**** OSU senior Clayton Foster is a very real NCAA title candidate this year. A returning All-American (sixth in 2010), Foster enters the Nebraska dual sporting a 16-0 record this season and a perfect 7-0 record against ranked opponents. His 45 takedowns are good for second on the team.


OSU?s Hidden All-American

**** Oklahoma State has wrestled the entire season without the services of a returning All-American at heavyweight in Alan Gelogaev. Gelogaev was injured in the first open tournament of the year and is expected back shortly before the Big 12 Championships.


Speaking Of Hidden...

**** While they have operated in the shadows of their All-America teammates, the OSU duo of Jamal Parks and Dallas Bailey has combined to post a 38-7 record entering the Nebraska dual. Parks is 19-3 and Bailey is 19-4.

**** Parks is a steady wrestler who has proven to be tough to beat in close matches throughout his career. Bailey is not afraid to go for the big moves, with his bouts often providing spectacular action.


Smith Reached Career Milestone

**** Oklahoma State coach John Smith reached a career milestone earlier in the season. The winningest coach in Cowboy Wrestling history with a career record of 307-46-6 entering the Nebraska dual, Smith became the first OSU coach ever to hit the 300-win milestone when the Cowboys dropped No. 24 Arizona State in Tempe by a 40-4 score on Jan. 2.


Rosholt Earned National Honor

**** Freshman Blake Rosholt was honored as the national wrestler of the week by themat.com on Dec. 13.

**** The unranked Rosholt provided the key spark in Oklahoma State?s 22-12 dual victory over No. 8 Oklahoma on Dec. 12 when he scored a 4-3 upset win over No. 8 Nathan Fernandez.


Morrison A Big 12 Honoree

**** Freshman Jon Morrison was honored as the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week on Dec. 6.

**** Morrison, a 125-pounder from Orland Park, Ill., helped the Cowboys to a 17-16 road win over No. 3 Minnesota on Dec. 5. He knocked off two-time All-American Zach Sanders when he scored a 7-5 sudden victory win over the Gopher.


Oliver Was Big 12?s Mr. November

**** Sophomore Jordan Oliver was recognized as the Big 12 Wrestler of the Month for November.

**** Oliver rattled off a perfect 5-0 record during the month, and that figure did not count his 8-7 victory over No. 1 Andrew Hochstrasser of Boise State at the NWCA All-Star Classic because bouts at the All-Star Classic do not count toward a wrestler?s season record.


Asics All-Americans Live Here

**** Oklahoma State has six former Asics High School First-Team All-Americans competing in its wrestling room this season.


Jordan Oliver**** 2006

Albert White****** 2007

Mike Benefiel**** 2007

Clayton Foster*** 2007

Chris Perry******* 2009

Josh Kindig******* 2010


Fargo Champs, Too

**** A similar note can be made about the fact that Oklahoma State has seven former Fargo champions on the roster this year.


Clayton Foster*** 2006

Albert White****** 2006

Mike Benefiel**** 2007

Jon Morrison***** 2007

Jordan Oliver**** 2007

Jamal Parks****** 2007

Chris Perry******* 2008


Family Ties

**** Coach John Smith coaches three of his nephews this year. Chris Perry is the son of Smith?s sister, Cathy, and Zach White and Matt White are the sons of Smith?s sister, Mary Ann.

**** Blake Rosholt is the youngest of the Rosholt family. His older brother Jake was a three-time NCAA champion at OSU and another older brother, Jared, was a three-time All-American for the Cowboys. Older sister Jesyca was an all-Big 12 soccer player for Oklahoma State as well.

**** Dallas Bailey?s father, Leo, was a two-time All-American wrestler for the Cowboys in 1983 and 1986.