It was deja vu for Dean Heil.
In the second meeting in two months against No. 2 Joey McKenna, the top-ranked Cowboy at 141 pounds needed sudden victory to grab a win Sunday afternoon in Gallagher-Iba Arena.
McKenna looked poised to avenge his only loss of the season at the Southern Scuffle midway through the extra period. But Heil scrambled out of a strong shot to score a takedown for a 3-1 victory. The win improves the sophomore Cowboy to 23-0.
Heil was one of three Cowboys to win in sudden victory, and No. 4 OSU (12-2, 6-0 in Big 12) used five bonus-point victories to cruise to its second shutout of the season with a 41-0 win over Stanford. It is the 10th straight dual victory for the Cowboys dating back to Dec. 13 against Oklahoma.
Sixth-ranked Eddie Klimara put the Cowboys on the board with a 3-1 win in sudden victory over No. 15 Connor Schram. Tied at 1-1 after regulation, Klimara used an inside trip to get a takedown for his 100th career victory.
At 133 pounds, Gary Wayne Harding earned a workmans-like 7-2 decision over Mason Pengilly. Harding scored a takedown on the boundary line for a 2-0 first-period lead. He escaped and grabbed two more takedowns for his 11th win. Anthony Collica needed only 2 minutes, 20 seconds for his third-consecutive fall. The No. 13-ranked Collica grabbed two quick takedowns before locking up a cradle to improve to 21-6.
Young guns shine
Hastin Lamons made his debut for the Cowboys, stepping into the lineup at 157 pounds for eighth-ranked Joe Smith. The redshirt freshman made quick work with a 1:37 fall over Nainoa Calvo. Fellow redshirt freshman Chandler Rogers made his second-straight start for Kyle Crutchmer. Rogers scored six takedowns, two escapes and a back points for a 18-3 technical fall over Dylan Morris. True freshman Andrew Marsden jumped out to an 8-0 first-period lead over Zach Nevills. He continued to pile it on for a technical fall of his own in 6:17 with a 17-0 score.
Top-ranked Alex Dieringer earned four takedowns, two escapes and forced three stall calls for a 13-5 major decision over No. 18 Jim Wilson. Dieringer's final takedown secured his 20th bonus-point victory this season. He is now 23-0 and has won 72 straight.
Big boys keep rolling
Nolan Boyd (184) pushed the pace in a 4-1 decision over Garet Krohn. The No. 14-ranked Boyd forced two stall calls in the first period, and an escape to start the second with riding time secured the win. The dual started and ended with an overtime match as fifth-ranked heavyweight Austin Marsden topped No. 20 Nathan Butler, 3-1. The Cowboy senior extended his winning streak to 15 since losing 7-4 to two-time defending national champion Nick Gwiazdowski of North Carolina State in December. Austin Marsden is now 6-1 against ranked opponents and is one win shy of joining the 100-win club.
125: No. 6 Eddie Klimara (OSU) dec. No. 15 Connor Schram, 3-1 SV1
133: Gary Wayne Harding (OSU) dec. Mason Pengilly, 7-2
141: No. 1 Dean Heil (OSU) dec. No. 2 Joey McKenna, 3-1 SV1
149: No. 13 Anthony Collica (OSU) fall Tommy Pawelski, 2:20
157: Heston Lamons (OSU) fall Nainoa Calvo, 1:37
165: No. 1 Alex Dieringer (OSU) major dec. No. 18 Jim Wilson, 13-5
174: Chandler Rogers (OSU) TF Keaton Subjeeck, 18-3
184: No. 14 Nolan Boyd (OSU) dec. Garet Krohn, 4-1
197: Andrew Marsden (OSU) TF Zach Nevills, 17-0
285: No. 5 Austin Marsden (OSU) dec. No. 20 Nathan Butler, 3-1 SV1