Top-ranked Cowboys Head to National Duals Regional
Feb. 14, 2013
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at National Duals preliminaries
Feb. 17, 2013 :: 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. CT :: M.A.C. Center :: Kent, Ohio
Television: Fox College Sports (Delay)
Radio: 93.7 KSPI-FM (Roger Moore & Rex Holt)
Live Results: trackwrestling.com
Live Internet Video:*flowrestling.org
The No. 1 Cowboy wrestling team (13-0 overall; 3-0 Big 12) will travel to Kent, Ohio to face Kent State, Northern Iowa and Wisconsin in the NWCA National Duals north regional on Feb. 17.
Live Stream, Play-by-Play and TV
Fans can follow the both duals online through live results and play-by-play on www.trackwrestling.com. Go to the site and the link to live results and play-by-play will be prominently displayed. Fans can also watch the duals on flowrestling.org, which is a subscription-based site. The duals will be aired on Fox College Sports at a later date.
Listen to the Dual Live
The duals will be aired live on 93.7 KSPI FM radio in Stillwater with Rex Holt and Roger Moore on the call. The audio stream can also be heard live on okstate.tv, but a subscription is required to listen online.
The regional champion will earn a spot in the NWCA Mat Mayhem final round in Minneapolis, Minn. One team from each of the four regions will advance and have a chance to wrestle for the national championship. They will join Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Ohio State, who received automatic bids to the finals based on returning NCAA points.
Top-ranked Oklahoma State will enter this weekend's NWCA National Duals north regional as the No. 1 seed and will face host school and No. 4 seed Kent State in the first round at 12 p.m. CT.* The winner of that dual will advance to the finals to take on the winner of the dual between No. 18 Wisconsin and No. 24 Northern Iowa, who enter the weekend as the second and third seeds, respectively. The finals will begin at 2 p.m. CT.
Series Capsule vs. Kent State
Overall: OSU leads, 1-0-0At Neutral: *OSU leads, 1-0-0Last Meeting (Jan. 1, 2006): OSU 37, MU 6John Smith vs. Kent State: 1-0-0Jim Andrassy vs. Oklahoma State: 0-1-0
Series Capsule vs. Northern Iowa
Overall: OSU leads, 24-2-0In Stillwater: OSU leads, 13-0-0In Cedar Falls: OSU leads, 8-2-0At Neutral: OSU leads, 3-0-0Last Meeting (Jan. 8, 2011): OSU 33, ISU 12John Smith vs. Northern Iowa: 15-0-0Doug Schwab vs. Oklahoma State: 0-1-0
Series Capsule vs. Wisconsin
Overall: OSU leads, 13-3-0In Stillwater: OSU leads, 6-2-0In Madison: OSU leads, 6-1-0At Neutral: OSU leads, 1-0-0Last Meeting (Jan. 5, 2002): OSU 33, ISU 12John Smith vs. Wisconsin: 3-0-0Barry Davis vs. Oklahoma State: 0-3-0
Oklahoma State's Last Time Out
No. 2 Oklahoma State 21, No. 7 Missouri 12Feb. 1, 2013 :: Hearnes Center :: Columbia, Mo.
125: No. 3 Alan Waters (MU) dec. Eddie Klimara (OSU), 4-2
133: No. 5 Nathan McCormick (MU) dec. No. 3 Jon Morrison(OSU), 4-3
141: Nicholas Hucke (MU) dec. Julian Feikert (OSU), 5-4
149: No. 1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) dec. No. 18 Drake Houdashelt (MU), 4-2
157: No. 10 Alex Dieringer (OSU) dec. No. 20 Kyle Bradley (MU), 5-3
165: No. 3 Tyler Caldwell (OSU) dec. No. 19 Zach Toal (MU), 3-1 SV2
174: No. 15 Todd Porter (MU) MD No. 1 Chris Perry (OSU), 9-1
184: No. 12 Chris Chionuma (OSU) dec. No. 9 Mike Larson (MU), 5-4
197: No. 15 Blake Rosholt (OSU) dec. No. 10 Brent Haynes (MU), 4-3
285: No. 3 Alan Gelogaev (OSU) fall Devin Mellon (MU), 4:15
No. 2 Oklahoma State 25, Iowa State 9
Feb. 3, 2013 :: Hilton Coliseum :: Ames, Iowa
125: Eddie Klimara (OSU) MD Ryak Finch (ISU), 11-2
133: No. 3 Jon Morrison (OSU) Inj. Def.* John Meeks (ISU), 4:03
141: Luke Goettl (ISU) dec. Julian Feikert (OSU), 5-4
149: No. 1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) dec. Max Mayfield (ISU), 7-1
157: No. 10 Alex Dieringer (OSU) dec. Logan Molina (ISU), 4-2
165: No. 3 Tyler Caldwell (OSU) dec. No. 18 Mike Moreno (ISU), 8-2
174: No. 1 Chris Perry (OSU) dec. No. 20 Tanner Weatherman (ISU), 3-0
184: No. 18 Boaz Beard (ISU) dec. No. 12 Chris Chionuma (OSU), 8-2
197: No. 8 Kyven Gadson (ISU) dec. No. 15 Blake Rosholt (OSU), 3-1
285: No. 3 Alan Gelogaev (OSU) dec. Matt Gibson (ISU), 6-5
All-Time Dual Wins Leaders
As of Feb. 12, 2013
1. Oklahoma State*********** 1,036-114-23
2. Iowa State 1,022-289-20
3. Oregon State 981-318-28
4. Iowa 925-220-31
5. Minnesota 904-426-24
OSU Statistical Leaders
Wins: 23, Jordan OliverBonus Point Wins: 19, Jordan OliverWins by Fall: 11, Jordan OliverWins by Technical Fall: 7, Chris PerryWins by Major Decision: 7, Eddie KlimaraDual Takedowns: 54, Chris PerryDual Nearfalls: 6, Caldwell, Chionuma and Gelogaev
No. 1 for a Reason
The Oklahoma State wrestling team earned a No. 1 team ranking last week after defeating Missouri and Iowa State, improving to 13-0 overall and 3-0 in Big 12 competition. The Cowboys are the only Division 1 wrestling team with an unblemished record for the 2012-13 campaign. OSU has gone head-to-head with seven top-25 teams and has eight wrestlers ranked nationally in the top 15.
Cowboy wrestlers between 149-285 pounds strike fear into the hearts of their opponents for a few reasons. Not only have the seven of them collectively earned 131 wins this season, but 82 of those wins came with bonus points attached, including 38 pins, 15 technical falls and 29 major decisions. That totals for a 62.5 percent bonus-point win percentage.Between the seven of them, they have recorded 34 wins over ranked opponents this season.*
Oliver Hits 100th Career win
Senior Jordan Oliver collected five victories at the Southern Scuffle to push his career victory total to the century mark. He enters the National Duals preliminaries with a 23-0 mark this year and a career record of 106-6, sitting at 29th on OSU's all-time win list.
Chris Perry matched his total takedowns (44) for the 2011-12 season in his match against No. 4 Mike Evans of Iowa. His 54 takedowns is also a team high for the season. Jon Morrison's 18 takedowns put him ahead of his 2011-12 total of 16 takedowns.
Through 23 matches this season, including 12 dual matches, Jordan Oliver has not been taken down. The senior has recorded 53 takedowns.
Cowboys To Watch
*The 2012-13 Oklahoma State wrestling roster is headlined by an NCAA champion, two-time NCAA finalist and three-time All-American in Jordan Oliver, an NCAA finalist in Tyler Caldwell and an NCAA third-place finisher in Chris Perry. Rounding out OSU's group of returning All-Americans is Alan Gelogaev, who was positioned to make a run at an NCAA title last season before sustaining a season-ending injury late last year.
Caldwell Knows Bedlam
Cowboy junior Tyler Caldwell is a rare breed in that he has worn the colors of both Oklahoma State and its traditional in-state rival, Oklahoma.*Caldwell was a two-time All-American and 2011 NCAA finalist for the Sooners before taking an Olympic redshirt during the 2011-12 season. Following that season away, he made the decision to enroll at Oklahoma State. Should he earn All-America status at OSU, he would become the first wrestler since Dave Schultz to be an All-American for both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. Schultz placed third at the 1978 NCAA Championships wrestling for the Cowboys, then went on to earn a pair of All-America honors for the Sooners in 1981 and 1982, respectively.
Oliver Makes the Move
After winning the 2011 NCAA title and three career All-America honors at 133 pounds, senior Jordan Oliver now wrestles at 149 pounds. The move puts Oliver at a weight class that is more natural for him and was borne in part out of Oliver's desire to compete at 145 pounds on the international freestyle level.
Oliver's 2012 Olympic Experience
Jordan Oliver spent the summer of 2012 as a training partner for Olympic bronze medalist (and current OSU volunteer assistant) Coleman Scott. Oliver was embedded with Team USA as it prepared for the Olympics in Colorado clear through the London games.
Perry's In Position
Coming off a season that saw him pick up his second Big 12 championship in as many tries and a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships, Chris Perry is among the favorites to win the NCAA 174-pound title this year. In fact, Perry was the only wrestler on the OSU roster to be ranked No. 1 in the nation at his respective weight class entering this season.
Each year, the Schalles Award is presented to the nation's most prolific pinner. There is a college version of it and a high school version of it and in 2012, Oklahoma State swept both divisions.*Jordan Oliver won the collegiate Schalles Award by pinning 18 opponents and Jordan Rogers won the high school version after pinning all 42 of his opponents during his senior season at Mead HS in Spokane, Wash.
ASICS All-Americans Live Here
There are four different wrestlers on this year's Oklahoma State roster who were ASICS first-team All-Americans during their prep days:
Jordan Oliver**** 2006
Chris Perry********* 2009
Josh Kindig********* 2010
Jordan Rogers** 2012
Fargo Champs, Too
There are five different wrestlers on this year's Oklahoma State wrestling roster who won titles at the ASICS Junior Freestyle National Championships in Fargo, N.D. during their prep days:
Jon Morrison**** 2007
Jordan Oliver**** 2007
Chris Perry********* 2008
Alex Dieringer** 2011
Jordan Rogers** 2011
Wrestling With Degree In Hand
Cowboy 184-pounder Chris Chionuma has already earned his undergraduate degree in education and is now working on a post-graduate degree. He is the only member of OSU roster who already has his degree.
Signing Day Recap
Oklahoma State announced the signing of five wrestlers during the 2012 early signing period. The class is headlined by a pair of wrestlers ranked No. 1 in the nation in their respective weight classes in 152-pounder Anthony Collica (Solon, Ohio/Solon) and 132-pounder Dean Heil (Strongsville, Ohio/St. Edward). Three-time Oklahoma high school state champion Davey Dolan (Berryhill, Okla./Berryhill) and three-time Kansas high school state champion Zac Gentzler are joined by two-time Oklahoma state runner-up Eli Hale in rounding out the class.
Coached by the Best
Members of the Oklahoma State wrestling staff combine for eight world championships, three Olympic gold medals, an Olympic silver and an Olympic bronze. They also combine for eight NCAA championships and 17 All-America honors. The breakdown:
John Smith 1988 and 1992 GoldKenny Monday 1988 Gold and 1992 SilverColeman Scott** 2012 Bronze
Senior World Championships Medalists
John Smith 1987, 1989, 1990 and 1991 GoldKenny Monday 1989 Gold, 1991 Silver
NCAA Individual Championships
Kenny Monday 1984John Smith 1987, 1988Eric Guerrero *1997, 1998, 1999Zack Esposito 2005Coleman Scott 2008