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Wrestling: Heil suffers first loss; No. 3 Oklahoma State soars past No. 14 North Carolina, 33-6

Austin Marsden, ranked fifth at heavyweight, earns his 100th career victory with a technical fall.

Oklahoma State's 174-pounder Chandler Rogers, top, looks for nearfall points against No. 2 Ethan Ramos of North Carolina on Friday at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Oklahoma State's 174-pounder Chandler Rogers, top, looks for nearfall points against No. 2 Ethan Ramos of North Carolina on Friday at Gallagher-Iba Arena. stream

It wasn't a warm welcome back for Coleman Scott to Stillwater.

Scott, who currently coaches No. 14 North Carolina and wrestled at Oklahoma State from 2004-08, saw his No. 3-ranked alma mater rout his team, 33-6, on Friday in Gallagher-Iba Arena.

The Cowboys (13-2) extended their win streak to 11 in their regular-season finale. OSU begins the postseason when it travels to University Park, Penn. to wrestle No. 1 Penn State in the inaugural National Dual Championship Series at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Sixth-ranked Eddie Klimara and Gary Wayne Harding gave the Cowboys a 9-0 early lead. At 125 pounds, Kilmara scored four takedowns and two near falls en route to a technical fall over Cody Karns in 4 minutes, 40 seconds. Harding picked up the second of five bonus-point victories for the Cowboys at 133 pounds.

In the first upset of the dual, No. 11 Joey Ward of North Carolina handed No. 1 Dean Heil is first loss this season. The match went to sudden victory and Ward grabbed a takedown for the decision.

Anthony Collica ranked No. 12 at 149 pounds, got the Cowboys back on track with the first of five straight victories for OSU. Collica continued to stay hot with his fourth-consecutive fall, this time over No. 5 Evan Henderson. Ryan Blees kept the momentum going with a 6-5 decision at 157 pounds. Blees started in place of No. 8 Joe Smith, who sat out was questionable (knee) prior to the meet. Smith's status remains the same for Sunday.

Top-ranked Alex Dieringer extended his win streak to 73 with an 11-1 major decision over No. 9 John Staudenmayer at 165 pounds. After a scoreless first, Dieringer scored nine points in the second period and scored two more points in the third to pull within one win of Mike Sheets on the program's all-time win list.

Chandler Rogers provided the final upset with a 13-8 decision over No. 2 Ethan Ramos. Rogers, who started for injure No. 8 Kyle Crutchmer, grabbed an early lead with a swift trip and four-point nearfall. An escape and takedown gave Rogers a 10-4 lead after the second. Less than 10 seconds into the third, Rogers tripped Ramos as he started to escape for a two-point nearfall, but Ramos countered with a quick reversal. Ramos was unable to generate much more as Rogers held on for the win.

Fifth-ranked Austin Marsden ended the night in style with a 16-1 tech fall over Cory Daniel for his 100th career victory. Marsden scored a takedown in every period and two separate sets of nearfall points for the win.


125: No. 6 Eddie Klimara (OSU) TF Cody Karns, 18-2; 4:40

133: Gary Wayne Harding (OSU) MD James Szymanski, 14-6

141: No. 11 Joey Ward dec. No. 1 Dean Heil (OSU), 3-1 SV1

149: No. 12 Anthony Collica (OSU) fall No. 5 Evan Henderson; 5:35

157: Ryan Blees (OSU) dec. Robert Henderson, 6-5

165: No. 1 Alex Dieringer (OSU) MD No. 9 John Staudenmayer, 11-1

174: Chandler Rogers (OSU) dec. No. 2 Ethan Ramos, 13-8

184: No. 13 Nolan Boyd (OSU) dec. No. 19 Alex Utley, 10-6

197: Chip Ness dec. Preston Weigel (OSU), 5-3

285: No. 5 Austin Marsden (OSU) TF Cory Daniel, 16-1; 6:47