The Oklahoma State Wrestling squad set records on their way to their 5th straight Big 12 Championship on Saturday.
Yes, there are still 10 finals matches to wrestle, but with their current lead after day one on Saturday, there is no way any team can overtake them. That’s what happens when you go a perfect 20-0 and send all 10 wrestlers to the finals.
With an 85-point lead on the field, #okstate wrestling has mathematically clinched its 51st team conference championship! #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/58QdsIOnwy— OSU Cowboy Wrestling (@CowboyWrestling) March 5, 2017
The Cowboys currently sit atop the standings with 155.5 points, and even after the morning sessions, still hold a 62 point lead over current second place Oklahoma.
All 10 Cowboy Wrestlers are in the finals today, something no other team in Big 12 history has ever done. The Pokes will face off against two wrestlers from Oklahoma, North Dakota State and West Virginia and one from Northern Colorado, South Dakota State, Utah Valley and Wyoming.
Here’s a breakdown of the match-ups:
125: N. Piccinnini (OSU) vs J. Rodriguez (NDSU)
In his first appearance in the Big 12 title match, second seeded Piccinnini will face top-seeded Josh Rodriguez.
133: K. Brock (OSU) vs S. Gross (SDSU)
Second-seeded Kaid Brock will appear in his first league title match against top-seeded Seth Gross. The two met earlier this season with Gross claiming the victory in that bout.
141: D. Heil (OSU) vs B. Meredith (WYO)
Top-seeded Dean Heil will face off with Bryce Meredith, whom Bryce beat in the 2016 national-title match. Heil also beat Meredith earlier this season.
149: A. Collica (OSU) vs D. Jeffries (OU)
Top-seeded Anthony Collica is going for his fourth Big 12 title today against Davion Jeffries. Collica defeated Jeffries in both meetings this season by a combined score of 22-8.
157: J. Smith (OSU) vs C. Ream (NDSU)
No. 1 seed Joe Smith will go for his second straight Big 12 title, facing 2-seed Clay Ream.
165: C. Rogers (OSU) vs D. Cottrell (WVU)
Top-seeded redshirt freshman Chandler Rogers will face Dylan Cottrell for the second time this season. Rogers was victorious in that previous match.
174: K. Crutchmer (OSU) vs M. Reed (OU)
In the second Bedlam match of the day, Senior Kyle Crutchmer will face Matt Reed for the third time this season. Krutchmer won both previous meetings.
184: N. Boyd (OSU) vs D. Gabel (UNC)
Top-seeded Nolan Boyd will face Dylan Gabel for the first time this season.
197: P. Weigel (OSU) vs J. Smith (WVU)
Preston Weigel will go for his second career Big 12 title against top-seeded Jacob Smith. The two did not face each other in the season’s earlier match-up between OSU and West Virginia.
285: A. Schafer (OSU) vs D. Dennison (UVU)
Top-seeded Austin Schafer will go for his first Big 12 title today against Utah Vallley’s Dustin Dennison.
If you want to watch tonight’s championship bouts, they will be broadcast on FSN starting at 1 p.m.