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No. 2 Oklahoma State wrestling looks to cap perfect Big 12 season against Air Force

Chandler Rogers will likely be back in the lineup at 165 pounds.

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The No. 2-ranked Oklahoma State wrestling team host Air Force in their Big 12 conference dual finale Friday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater.

The Cowboys (12-0, 7-0 Big 12) enter the dual with four straight wins against top-25 ranked opponents, while the Falcons have dropped back-to-back road duals at No. 12 Wyoming and No. 15 Northern Iowa. Air Force has three more conference duals this month at home against Oklahoma and Utah Valley then on the road against in-state rival Northern Colorado. The Cowboys close out their dual schedule at No. 5 Missouri and against No. 3 Iowa at GIA.

The Falcons lone Big 12 victory this season came on Veterans’ Day with a 19-15 win over Fresno State. OSU did not wrestle the Bulldogs in a dual this season, along with North Dakota State and Utah Valley.

OSU will likely have No. 11-ranked Chandler Rogers back in the lineup at 165 pounds and “probably have” Preston Wiegel in at 197, according to head coach John Smith. Rogers has been out of action since the Southern Scuffle at the beginning of January.

No. 4-ranked Nick Piccininni looks to remain undefeated at 125. He has nine bonus-point victories in dual action, including one fall, five tech falls and three major decisions.

Lineups

125: No. 4 Nick Piccininni (OSU) vs. Sidney Flores (AF)

133: No. 2 Daton Fix (OSU) vs. John Twomey/Tony DeCesare (AF)

141: No. 14 Kaid Brock (OSU) vs. Garrett O’Shea (AF)

149: No. 4 Kaden Gfeller (OSU) vs. Alec Opsal (AF)

157: Jonce Blaylock/Wyatt Sheets (OSU) vs. Alex Mossing/Trey Brisker (AF)

165: No. 11 Chander Rogers (OSU) vs. Jacoby Ward (AF)

174: No. 7 Joe Smith (OSU) vs. Randy Meneweather (AF)

184: No. 8 Jacobe Smith (OSU) vs. Jacob Thompson (AF)

197: No. 12 Dakota Geer/Preston Wiegel (OSU) vs. Anthony McLaughlin/Casey Jumps (AF)

HWT: No. 2 Derek White (OSU) vs. Kayne Hutchison (AF)

Dual Details

Opponent: Air Force (4-4, 1-3 Big 12)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena; Stillwater

Series: OSU leads 1-0

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