STILLWATER, Okla. ? The Oklahoma State wrestling team wrapped up its Orange and Black Ranking Matches in Gallagher-Iba Arena Thursday with 149-pounder Luke Silver, 125-pounder Obenson Blanc and 174-pounder Kyle Griffin emerging as big winners.
In one of the night?s key matches, Silver scored the winning takedown with only 15 seconds remaining in the third period against Quinten Fuentes to claim a 9-8 victory. The bout featured a frantic start in which Silver scored a takedown just four seconds into the first period, only to have Fuentes get a reversal six seconds later and turn it into a four-point move with a two-point nearfall just six seconds after that. Fuentes held the lead for the majority of the bout, but Silver kept it close enough to put himself in position to make the winning takedown in the waning seconds.
As for Blanc, the 2007 All-American looked dominant wrestling in Gallagher-Iba Arena for the first time. He pinned three-time Oklahoma high school state champion Drew Partain in 4:34 in his first match before claiming a 20-6 major decision win over Andre Taylor.
Griffin entered the night as part of a cluster of wrestlers at 174 pounds who all had a shot at the starting spot, but he created separation from the pack with an 11-7 win over Kevin Wainscott in his first bout and a 12-5 win over Cody Hill in his second bout.
Other key matches were won by Tyler Shinn (a 3-1 sudden victory win over Chris Notte at 133 pounds) and Newly McSpadden (a 4-3 decision over Neil Erisman at 157 pounds).
The Cowboys open their season this Sunday when they compete at the Central Missouri State Open. Nearly the entire roster will be in action.
Oklahoma State Orange and Black Ranking Matches
Nov. 13, 2008 :: Gallagher-Iba Arena (Stillwater, Okla.)
Mat 1 Results
125 pounds: Andre Taylor (Black) maj. dec.Kyle Torkleson (Orange) 13-5
165 pounds: Alex Meade (Black) dec. Ace Adamson (Orange), 9-4
174 pounds: Cody Hill (Orange) Injury Default Joe Ali (Black), 4-1
197 pounds: Clayton Foster (Orange) Fall Elliot Hellwege(black), 2-5: 5:44
141 pounds: Luke Ashmore (Black) dec. Jamal Parks (Orange), 6-5: SV
125 pounds: Obi Blanc(orange) maj. Dec. Andre Taylor (black), 20-6
165 pounds: Brandon Mason (Orange) dec. Alex Meade (Black), 7-0
174 pounds: Kyle Griffin (Black) dec. Cody Hill (Orange), 12-5
197 pounds: Clayton Foster(Orange) maj. dec Adam Rosholt (Black), 18-5
Heavyweight: Jared Rosholt (Orange) tech fall Chaz Cointment (Black); 18- 5:44
Mat 2 Results
125 pounds: Obenson Blanc (Orange) fall Drew Partain (Black); 4:34
133 pounds: Tyler Shinn (Black) dec. Chris Notte (Orange);3-1SV
174 pounds: Kyle Griffin (Black) dec. Kevin Wainscott (Orange); 11-7
197 pounds: Adam Rosholt (Black) dec. Tyson Yoder (Orange); 4-3SV2
149 pounds: Jake Peck (Orange) injury default Johnny Koepp (Black)
149 pounds: Luke Silver (Orange) dec. Quinten Fuentes (Black); 9-8
157 pounds: Newly McSpadden (Black) dec. Neil Erisman (Orange); 4-3
184 pounds: Jared Shelton (Orange) dec. Chris McNeil (Black); 4-3TB