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No. 5 Oklahoma State wrestling mauls Oklahoma 31-6

The Cowboys improve to 7-0 in Big 12 conference action.

Oklahoma State’s Dean Heil, top, wrestles Oklahoma’s Mike Longo during their 141-pound match Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla.

The fifth-ranked Oklahoma State wrestling team won eight of 10 matches for a 31-6 victory over Bedlam rival Oklahoma on Sunday at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Five of the eight Cowboy victories were by bonus points, which included one fall, one technical fall and three major decisions.

A ranked vs. ranked matchup started the Bedlam dual with OSU’s No. 7 Nick Piccininni facing No. 16 Christian Moody at 125 pounds. Piccininni scored a late first-period takedown and a four-point nearfall in the second period en route to his seventh consecutive victory.

No. 3 Kaid Brock picked up the Cowboys’ (12-2, 7-0 Big 12) first bonus-point win at 133 pounds with a 15-5 major decision over Jake Rubio. Brock pushed the pace early with three first-period takedowns and held an eight-point lead entering the third period. He added two takedowns in the third to build OSU’s lead to 7-0.

Redshirt senior Dean Heil added a 15-6 major decision over Mike Longo in his final match at GIA. The sixth-ranked wrestler scored four takedowns, a four-point nearfall and a reversal for the victory.

Boo Lewallen, ranked No. 14 at 149, gave OSU a 15-0 lead with a 13-4 major decision. Lewallen recorded four takedowns, including one at the third-period buzzer, and racked up more than three minutes of riding time.

OU then won two of the next three matches when Justin Thomas picked up a 7-2 decision over Jonce Blaylock at 157 and No. 10 Yoanse Mejias had a 9-3 decision against Hestin Lamons, who wrestled for No. 13 Jacobe Smith, at 174. OSU’s No. 10 Chandler Rogers grabbed an 8-2 victory over Dawaylon Barnes in between the Sooners wins.

The Cowboys won the final three matches.

Keegan Moore made quick work of Matthew Waddell with a 40-second fall.

Andrew Marsden, who filled in for No. 5 Preston Weigel at 197, rallied from a three-point deficit entering the third period for a 9-6 decision. Heavyweight Derek White racked up points in hurry with a 21-6 technical fall in the second period. White, ranked No. 11, scored four takedowns in each period and a four-point nearfall in the first for his fourth tech fall victory this season.

The Cowboys wrap up their regular season at 3 p.m. Sunday against Big 12 foe Fresno State.

No. 5 Oklahoma State 31, Oklahoma 6

125: No. 7 Piccininni (OSU) dec. No. 16 Moody (OU) 8-2
133: No. 3 Brock (OSU) MD Rubio (OU) 15-5
141: No. 6 Heil (OSU) MD Longo (OU) 15-6
149: No. 14 Lewallen (OSU) MD Jeffries (OU) 13-4
157: Thomas (OU) dec. Blaylock (OSU) 7-2
165: No. 10 Rogers (OSU) dec. Barnes (OU) 8-2
174: No. 10 Mejias dec. Lamons (OSU) 9-3
184: Moore (OSU) fall Waddell (OU) 0:40
197: Marsden (OSU) dec. Dixon (OU) 9-6
HWT: No. 11 White (OSU) TF Webb (OU) 21-6