Feb. 16, 2011

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Cowboy Wrestling This Sunday

No. 3 Oklahoma State at No. 8 Oklahoma

Feb. 20, 2011 | 2 p.m. CST | McCasland Fieldhouse (4,640 capacity)


Television: Sooner Sports Network

TV Announcers: Toby Rowland and Kenny Mossman

Live Radio: 93.7 KSPI-FM

Radio Announcers: Rex Holt and Roger Moore

Live Internet Audio: okstate.com


Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma

Probable Starters

125: No. 6 Jon Morrison, RFr., 17-5 record vs. No. 7 Jarrod Patterson, So., 24-5 record

133: No. 1 Jordan Oliver, So., 21-0 record vs. Jordan Keller, Jr., 16-7 record

141: No. 17 Josh Kindig, Fr., 22-6 record vs. No. 8 Zack Bailey, Sr., 22-2 record

149: No. 6 Jamal Parks, Jr., 22-3 record vs. No. 18 Matt Lester, RFr., 15-5 record

157: No. 15 Neil Erisman, Sr., 9-4 record vs. No. 11 Chase Nelson, So., 19-7 record

165: No. 10 Dallas Bailey, RFr., 21-5 record vs. No. 2 Tyler Caldwell, So., 27-4 record

174: No. 14 Mike Benefiel, Jr., 13-5 or Zach White, RFr, 13-9 vs. Jeff James, Sr., 5-5 record

184: No. 9 Chris Perry, RFr., 20-5 record vs. No. 15 Erich Schmidtke, So., 22-9 record

197: No. 2 Clayton Foster, Sr., 19-0 record vs. Keldrick Hall, So., 13-12 record

285: Blake Rosholt, RFr., 8-5 or Tyson Yoder, So., 10-11 vs. No. 10 Nathan Fernandez, Sr., 18-4 record


The Basics

**** The No. 3 Oklahoma State wrestling team (14-2-1 overall; 5-1-0 Big 12) takes on Bedlam Series rival No. 8 Oklahoma (13-1-0 overall; 3-1-0 Big 12) at 2 p.m. Sunday in McCasland Fieldhouse.


Ticket Information

**** Tickets are available for Sunday?s Bedlam Dual. Reserved seats are $15, with general admission seats going for $10. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for the group rate of five dollars per person if arrangements are made in advance.

**** Contact the OU ticket office with questions at (800) 456-GoOU or by email at outickets@ou.edu.


On the Air

**** The dual will be televised live on the Sooner Sports Network with Toby Rowland and Kenny Mossman calling the action. Check local listings for channel designation.

**** In addition, 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.


Series Capsule

Overall**************************************** OSU leads, 127-26-10

In Norman*********************************** OSU leads, 54-14-8

In Stillwater********************************* OSU leads, 70-12-2

At Neutral************************************ OSU leads, 3-0-0

Last Meeting (Dec. 12, 2010)********* OSU 22, OU 12

John Smith vs. Oklahoma************** 36-5-3

Jack Spates vs. Oklahoma State**** 3-32-3


Bedlam Means More For Oklahoma Natives

**** Several wrestlers competing Sunday are native Oklahomans. OSU?s list of probable starters includes Jamal Parks (Tulsa), Dallas Bailey (Catoosa), Chris Perry (Stillwater) and Blake Rosholt (Ponca City). Oklahoma?s list of probable starters includes Jarrod Patterson (Cushing), Jeff James (El Reno) and Nathan Fernandez (Lawton).


Bedlam Rivals Are Traditional Powers

**** Oklahoma State and Oklahoma boast two of the richest traditions in all of collegiate wrestling. The highlights from both programs:


NCAA Team Titles************************************** OSU 34, OU 7

NCAA Individual Champions************************ OSU 133, OU 65

All-Americans***************************************** *** OSU 422, OU 259

Big 12 Team Titles (1997-present)*************** OSU 9, OU 2

Big 12 Individual Champs (1997-present)***** OSU 53, OU 25

Individual Conference Titles (all-time)********** OSU 232, OU 176

Olympic Wrestlers************************************** OSU 40, OU 18


Last Meeting vs. Oklahoma

No. 2 Oklahoma State 22, No. 8 Oklahoma 12

Dec. 12, 2010 | Gallagher-Iba Arena | Attendance - 4,449

184: No. 17 Chris Perry (OSU) dec. No. 12 Erich Schmidtke (OU); 6-1

197: No. 5 Clayton Foster (OSU) MD Keldrick Hall (OU); 14-3

285: Blake Rosholt (OSU) dec. No. 8 Nathan Fernandez (OU); 4-3

125: No. 6 Jarrod Patterson (OU) dec. No. 7 Jon Morrison (OSU); 2-1

133: No. 1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) fall Jordan Keller (OU); 3:51

141: No. 6 Zack Bailey (OU) dec. No. 19 Luke Silver (OSU); 8-5

149: No. 9 Jamal Parks (OSU) dec. Nick Lester (OU); 5-2

157: Matt Lester (OU) dec. No. 15 Albert White (OSU); 1-0

165: No. 13 Dallas Bailey (OSU) dec. Chase Nelson (OU); 2-1

174: No. 5 Tyler Caldwell (OU) dec. No. 13 Mike Benefiel (OSU); 3-0


Last Time Out

No. 4 Oklahoma State 34, No. 24 Wyoming 3

Feb. 13, 2011 | Gallagher-Iba Arena | Attendance - 2,385

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


Parks Is Reigning National Wrestler of the Week

**** Junior Jamal Parks is the reigning national wrestler of the week by USA Wrestling and themat.com. Parks beat No. 3 Jason Chamberlain, 3-1, to help the Cowboys to a 28-6 win over No. 8 Boise State last Friday and followed with a 6-1 win over No. 20 Cole Dallaserra in OSU?s 34-3 win over Wyoming two days later. Parks? win over Chamberlain was the Bronco?s first defeat in 22 matches this season. Chamberlain placed fifth at the 2010 Junior World Championships in freestyle.


Oliver Is Reigning Big 12 Wrestler of the Week

**** Jordan Oliver is the reigning Big 12 wrestler of the week after a 5-2 win over No. 2 Andrew Hochstrasser of Boise State on Feb. 11 and a 16-0 technical fall win that was stopped with eight seconds left in the first period against No. 15 Tyler Cox of Wyoming two nights later.

**** The victory over Hochstrasser was Oliver?s second over the Bronco superstar this year and though his win over Cox marked the second time this season that Oliver has won by first-period technical fall, it was the first time he did it against a ranked opponent.


Oliver A First-Period Closer

**** Seven of Jordan Oliver?s 21 wins this season were stopped before the end of the first period. The list:


Date*** Opponent***************** School*********************** Result******* Score

11/7*** Michael Walkup********* Central Oklahoma****** W************* Fall; 1:36

11/7*** Dustin Reed************* Oklahoma****************** W************* Fall; 2:43

1/9***** Ben Cash***************** Iowa State***************** W************* Fall; 2:26

1/9***** Nathan McCormick**** Missouri********************* W************* Fall; 2:41

1/28*** Casey Cruz************** Northern Colorado****** W************* TF5; 22-7, 2:57

1/30*** Dale Shull**************** NC State******************** W************* Fall; 2:45

2/13*** No. 15 Tyler Cox******* Wyoming******************* W************* TF5; 16-0, 2:52


OSU Statistical Leaders

Wins: ***************************** 22, Josh Kindig & Jamal Parks

Bonus Point Wins:************ 18, Jordan Oliver

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

Wins by Technical Fall:****** 6, Jordan Oliver

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

Dual Takedowns:************* 85, Jordan Oliver

Dual Nearfalls:***************** 24, Jordan Oliver


OSU Hit A Program Milestone

**** 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. 15, 2011)

1. Iowa State*********** 1,011-272-20**** .784 pct.

2. Oklahoma State**** 1,005-113-23**** .891 pct.

3. Oregon State******** 961-312-28******* .749 pct.

4. Iowa******************** 891-215-31******* .797 pct.

5. Minnesota************* 878-420-24******* .673 pct.

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

7. Lehigh****************** 837-389-23******* .679 pct.

8. Penn State*********** 828-296-37******* .729 pct.

9. Oklahoma************ 816-348-33******* .695 pct.

10. Michigan************* 744-323-26******* .693 pct.


Honors Pouring In For Oliver

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

**** 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.


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 Bedlam dual sporting a 19-0 record this season and a perfect 9-0 record against ranked opponents.


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 for 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 43-8 record entering the Bedlam dual. Parks is 22-3 and Bailey is 21-5.

**** 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 310-46-6 entering the Bedlam 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.