Feb. 13, 2011

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STILLWATER, Okla. ? The No. 4 Oklahoma State wrestling team capped an undefeated home season with a 34-3 beating of No. 24 Wyoming Sunday in Gallagher-Iba Arena. OSU won nine of the 10 bouts and racked up 18 takedowns in the dual to Wyoming?s two.

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With the win, OSU improved to 14-2-1 on the year. Wyoming fell to 11-6-0.

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Prior to the dual, Oklahoma State seniors Neil Erisman and Clayton Foster were honored by the home crowd as part of OSU?s Senior Day celebration. The two wrestlers then gave the fans more to celebrate during their respective bouts, with Erisman scoring a 10-1 major decision win over Jimmy Belleville and Foster pinning L.J. Helbig in 2:12.

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"It feels great. I don't know how many people can say that got*a pin on their last match in Gallagher,? Foster said. ?It feels good."

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Erisman had a taste of nostalgia after the match was over.

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"It feels good. It is kind of hard knowing that it?s the last time you are going to wrestle here, but I am excited for the rest of the season and I want to finish strong and get to where I want to be at the end," Erisman said.

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Freshman Jon Morrison and sophomore Jordan Oliver also provided bonus-point victories Sunday, with Morrison rolling to an impressive 10-1 major decision win over No. 12 Michael Martinez and Oliver recording a 16-0 technical fall triumph that was stopped with eight seconds left in the first period. It marked the second time this year that Oliver scored a technical fall victory in the first period.

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"Good effort by our team. We put a lot of points on the board and bonus points,? Coach John Smith said. ?Jon Morrison, no question, from Friday night to tonight,*I don't know if he was mad at me because I criticized him a little bit. Maybe I need to criticize him more because he looked like an animal tonight against a very tough 12th-ranked wrestler in the country. I'm glad he found that focus and pleased to see him really turn something around quickly.?

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Other impressive wins for Oklahoma State came at 165 pounds, where Dallas Bailey was a 6-3 upset winner over No. 5 Shane Onufer and at 141 pounds, where Jamal Parks was a comfortable 6-1 winner over No. 20 Cole Dallaserra. Bailey trailed Onufer for most of the bout, but he connected on a four-point move with a reversal into a two-point nearfall with 30 seconds left to take a 4-2 lead. He added a second two-point nearfall with four seconds left to erase all doubt.

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"(Onufer) was aggressive in the first period, but we went scoreless,? Bailey said. ?Then in the second period, I got reversed and ridden out. It didn't start out the way I wanted to. It was kind of one big flurry at the end. It is not something you plan out, you act and react and we do it enough every day so you just trust your senses.

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"A match like that against a high-caliber wrestler gets your confidence going into the back stretch and you can say 'hey I am right here with these guys in the top 10 and the top five,' so if nothing else it gives you confidence going into the Big 12 and national tournaments,? Bailey said.

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Oklahoma State wraps up the regular season next Sunday when the travel to Norman for a rematch with Bedlam Series rival Oklahoma. The two teams met in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Dec. 12, with OSU claiming a 22-12 victory over the Sooners.

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No. 4 Oklahoma State 34, No. 24 Wyoming 3 (Final)
Jan. 13, 2011 | 2 p.m. CST | Gallagher-Iba Arena | Attendance - 2,385
Official: Randy Hartman
Records: Oklahoma State 14-2-1; Wyoming 11-6-0

Bout Results
Dual Started At 141Pounds
141: No. 17 Josh Kindig (OSU) dec. Kasey Garnhart (UW); 8-3
149: No. 7 Jamal Parks (OSU) dec. No. 20 Cole Dallaserra (UW); 6-1
157: No. 15 Neil Erisman (OSU) MD Jimmy Belleville (UW); 10-1
165: No. 15 Dallas Bailey (OSU) dec. No. 5 Shane Onufer (UW); 6-3
174: No. 16 Mike Benefiel*(OSU) dec. Patrick Martinez (UW); 8-5
184: No. 3 Joe LeBlanc (UW) dec. No. 9 Chris Perry (OSU); 4-3
197: No. 2 Clayton Foster (OSU) fall L.J. Helbig (UW); 2:12
285: Blake Rosholt*(OSU) dec. Matthew McLaughlin (UW); 4-2
125: No. 7 Jon Morrison*(OSU) MD No. 12 Michael Martinez (UW); 10-1
133: No. 1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) TF5 No. 15 Tyler Cox (UW); 16-0, 2:52

Bout Play-by-Play
141: No. 17 Josh Kindig (OSU) dec. Kasey Garnhart (UW); 8-3
First Period
0:29 Kindig takedown (2-0)
0:00 End period

Second Period
Kindig chose down
1:58 Kindig escape (3-0)
1:00 Kindig takedown (5-0)
0:37 Garnhart escape (5-1)
0:00 End period

Third Period
Garnhart chose down
1:20 Garnhart escape (5-2)
0:51 Kindig takedown (7-2)
0:48 Garnhart escape (7-3)
0:00 End match
-- 1:31 riding time added for Kindig (8-3)

149: No. 7 Jamal Parks (OSU) dec. No. 20 Cole Dallaserra (UW); 6-1
First Period
0:47 Parks takedown (2-0)
0:00 End period

Second Period
Parks chose down
1:55 Parks escape (3-0)
0:00 End period

Third Period
Dallaserra chose down
1:50 Parks cautioned on the start
0:28 Dallaserra escape (3-1)
0:02 Parks takedown (5-1)
0:00 End match
-- 2:15 riding time added for Parks (6-1)

157: No. 15 Neil Erisman (OSU) MD Jimmy Belleville (UW); 10-1
First Period
0:49 Erisman takedown (2-0)
0:00 End period

Second Period
Erisman chose down
1:49 Erisman escape (3-0)
1:19 Erisman takedown (5-0)
0:20 Belleville stall warning

Third Period
Belleville chose a neutral start
1:12 Erisman takedown (7-0)
0:49 Belleville escape (7-1)
0:35 Erisman takedown (9-1)
0:00 End match
-- 2:51 riding time added for Erisman (10-1)

165: No. 15 Dallas Bailey (OSU) dec. No. 5 Shane Onufer (UW); 6-3
First Period
1:02 Bailey stall warning
0:00 End period

Second Period
Onufer chose down
1:10 Onufer reversal (0-2)
0:00 End period

Third Period
Bailey chose down
0:42 Onufer stall warning
0:35 Bailey reversal (2-2)
0:30 Bailey nearfall 2 (4-2)
0:04 Bailey nearfall 2 (6-2)
0:00 End match
-- 2:12 riding time added for Onufer (6-3)

174: No. 16 Mike Benefiel*(OSU) dec. Patrick Martinez (UW); 8-5
First Period
2:50 Benefiel takedown (2-0)
1:28 Martinez escape (2-1)
1:03 Benefiel takedown (4-1)
0:13 Martinez escape (4-2)
0:07 Benefiel takedown (6-2)
0:00 End period

Second Period
Benefiel chose down
2:00 Benefiel cautioned on the start
1:53 Benefiel escape (7-2)
0:00 End period

Third Period
Martinez chose down
1:49 Martinez escape (7-3)
0:14 Martinez takedown (7-5)
0:00 End match
-- 2:12 riding time added for Benefiel (8-5)

184: No. 3 Joe LeBlanc (UW) dec. No. 9 Chris Perry (OSU); 4-3
First Period
2:15 LeBlanc takedown (0-2)
1:57 Perry cautioned on the start
1:50 Perry escape (1-2)
0:00 End period

Second Period
Perry chose down
1:21 Perry reversal (3-2)
1:10 LeBlanc escape (3-3)
0:00 End period

Third Period
LeBlanc chose down
1:56 Perry cautioned on the start
1:47 LeBlanc escape (3-4)
0:00 End match

197: No. 2 Clayton Foster (OSU) fall L.J. Helbig (UW); 2:12
First Period
2:20 Foster takedown (2-0)
2:00 Helbig escape (2-1)
1:25 Foster takedown (4-1)
0:48 Foster fall, end match

285: Blake Rosholt*(OSU) dec. Matthew McLaughlin (UW); 4-2
First Period
1:57 Rosholt takedown (2-0)
1:35 Rosholt cautioned on the start
0:43 McLaughlin escape (2-1)
0:00 End period

Second Period
McLaughlin chose down
1:56 McLaughlin escape (2-2)
0:00 End period

Third Period
Rosholt chose down
1:51 Rosholt escape (3-2)
0:28 Rosholt stall warning
0:00 End match
-- 1:08 riding time added for Rosholt (4-2)

125: No. 7 Jon Morrison*(OSU) MD No. 12 Michael Martinez (UW); 10-1
First Period
2:37 Morrison takedown (2-0)
1:14 Martinez cautioned on the start
1:14 Martinez cautioned on the start - second caution
0:26 Martinez escape (2-1)
0:00 End period

Second Period
Morrison chose down
1:39 Morrison escape (3-1)
0:00 End period

Third Period
Martinez chose a neutral start
1:39 Morrison takedown (5-1)
1:12 Morrison nearfall 3 (8-1)
0:46 Martinez cautioned on the start*- third caution, point Morrison (9-1)
0:37 Morrison stall warning
0:00 End match
-- 3:27 riding time added for Morrison (10-1)

133: No. 1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) TF5 No. 15 Tyler Cox (UW); 16-0, 2:52*
First Period
2:50 Oliver takedown (2-0)
2:39 Oliver nearfall 3 (5-0)
2:12 Oliver nearfall 3 (8-0)
2:03 Oliver nearfall 2 (10-0)
0:38 Oliver nearfall 2 (12-0)
0:08 Oliver nearfall 3 (15-0), technical fall, end match
-- 2:42 riding time added for Oliver (16-0)

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