Nolan Boyd upset No. 1 and defending champion Gabe Dean at 184 pounds, and Oklahoma State's fourth-ranked wrestling team defeated No. 15 Cornell 32-12 on Sunday afternoon at Itaca, N.Y.
It is the eighth straight dual victory for the Cowboys, who improve to 10-2 overall and 6-0 in Big 12.
Cornell gave the Cowboys the lead with a forfeit to No. 5 Eddie Klimara at 125 and the OSU never looked back. The Cowboys picked up five bonus-point wins, but their biggest win came at 184.
Boyd was the aggressor from the first whistle with two failed shot attempts in the first period to put him down 4-2. The second period was a different story. Boyd escaped from bottom and grabbed a takedown before getting four-point near fall to jump out to an 11-5 lead after the second. Dean escaped 15 seconds into the third, but Boyd grabbed a low single to secure the win.
Top-ranked Dean Heil (141), No. 13 Anthony Collica (149), No. 1 Alex Dieringer (165) and No. 5 Austin Marsden (285) each earned bonus-point victories. Klimara and Marsden continue to close in on the 100-win club. Kilmara boasts 98 wins, while Marsden holds 97.
Heil put the Cowboys back on the board after Gary Wayne Harding fell by technical fall to top-ranked Nashon Garrett at 133. Heil had four takedowns and added a riding time point for a 9-1 major decision. Anthony Collica kept things rolling with a fall with 12 seconds left over Joey Galasso.
The Cowboys and Big Red exchanged victories for the next four bouts.
Sixth-ranked Joe Smith fell to No. 12 Dylan Palacio by 7-4 decision. Smith trailed 2-0 after the first and gave up an escape to start the second, then Smith grabbed single leg takedown but Palacio earned a reversal. Smith nearly turned the tables with a reserval, but Palacio hung on for the win.
Top-ranked Alex Dieringer made quick work of George Pickett with a 1:18 fall for his 70th straight victory. With No. 5 Kyle Crutchmer sitting out with a leg injury he suffered during the Oklahoma dual, Chandler Rogers got the start against sixth-ranked Brian Realbuto, who was the national runner-up at 157 pounds last season. Realbuto cut the Cowboys lead to 22-12 with a 13-2 major decision.
The Cowboys closed out the dual with three straight wins by Boyd, Preston Weigel and Marsden. Weigel escaped to start the second period and rode out Owen Scott for a 2-0 decision, while Marsden held a 10-0 lead heading into the third before adding two more takedowns, a penalty point and riding time for a 16-3 major decision.
The Cowboys return to Stillwater to face Army and Stanford on Friday and Sunday, respectively.
125: No. 5 Eddie Klimara (OSU), FF
133: No. 18 Gary Wayne Harding (OSU) vs. No. 1 Nashon Garrett, 16-1 TF
141: No. 1 Dean Heil (OSU) vs. Mark Grey, 9-1 major dec.
149: No. 13 Anthony Collica (OSU) vs. Joey Galasso, 6:47 fall
157: No. 6 Joe Smith (OSU) vs. No. 12 Dylan Palacio, 7-4 dec.
165: No. 1 Alex Dieringer (OSU) vs. George Pickett, 1:18 fall
174: Charles Rogers (OSU) vs. No. 6 Brian Realbuto, 13-2 major dec.
184: No. 16 Nolan Boyd (OSU) vs. No. 1 Gabe Dean, 14-9 dec.
197: Preston Weigel (OSU) vs. Owen Scott, 2-0 dec.
285: No. 5 Austin Marsden (OSU) vs. Jeramy Sweany, 16-3 major dec.
*OSU wins are bolded
**CU wins are in italic