The No. 10-ranked Oklahoma State wrestling team scored four bonus-point wins to extend its Bedlam winning streak to 11 duals with a 27-8 victory against Oklahoma on Sunday at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
The Cowboys (13-2, 8-1 Big 12) took seven matches of 10 matches against the Sooners (4-7, 2-6), including an upset win for Wyatt Sheets at 157 pounds. Sheets avenged his loss in the previous Bedlam match against No. 20 Justin Thomas with two takedowns and a two-point nearfall for an 8-3 win. Sheets is 2-1 in his career against Thomas.
OSU’s Nick Piccininni, ranked No. 4 at 125, recorded a third-period fall, No. 7 Travis Wittlake had a technical fall at 165 and heavyweight Austin Harris and No. 6 Boo Lewallen at 141 scored major decisions.
OU took a 3-0 lead when No. 17 Anthony Mantanona rolled through No. 10 Joe Smith’s shot attempt and turned the Cowboy in the final 30 seconds for a 10-5 win.
At 184, No. 15 Anthony Montalvo of OSU escaped to start the third and scored a takedown with 14 seconds remaining for a 4-0 win against Darrien Roberts to tie the dual. OU was deducted a team point for unsportsmanlike conduct when Roberts shoved Montalvo after the match. The Cowboys were also hit for mat control to make the dual 2-2.
It’s always Taco Time! #OKState pic.twitter.com/fttNjsNpjx— Cowboys Ride For Omaha ⚾️ (@CowboysRFF) February 16, 2020
OSU’s Dakota Geer, ranked No. 14, dropped a back-and-forth bout 10-9 against No. 19 Jake Woodley for the Sooners to take a 5-2 lead.
Harris got the call at heavyweight and scored five takedowns with riding time time for a 13-5 major decision against Collin McCoy to put OSU up 6-5.
HWT | Harris gets the MD with this takedown in the final seconds and wins the match, 13-5! The Cowboys lead the Sooners 6-5 after four bouts.#okstate | #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/fZkzrCANLM— OSU Cowboy Wrestling (@CowboyWrestling) February 16, 2020
Piccininni and true freshman Reece Witcraft had comeback wins at 125 and 133, respectively for the Cowboys to take a 15-5 lead.
After being taken down by Christian Moody, Piccininni scored a reversal and four-point nearfall for a 6-2 lead then Moody pushed back two takedowns and forced two stall calls to make it 9-8 at the end of two periods. Piccininni then grabbed a takedown and locked up a cradle for the fall at 5:54.
Nick Piccininni with a cradle on the big stage in a rivalry dual? Déjà vu! #OKState pic.twitter.com/fAordgqGkW— Cowboys Ride For Omaha ⚾️ (@CowboysRFF) February 16, 2020
Witcraft was thrown to his back by OU backup Tommy Hoskins, but escaped and returned the favor for a 7-7 tie after the first. Witcraft rode out the second then escaped and grabbed a low-level takedown for an 11-7 win.
At 141, No. 5 Dom Demas cut the deficit to 15-8 with a takedown in the first and third periods for a 4-3 win against Dusty Hone.
Lewallen scored a double-leg takedowns and four-point turns in the second and third periods with riding time for a dominate 14-1 major decision against Jacob Butler at 149.
149 | Boo gets the MD, 14-1! The Pokes lead the Sooners 19-8 with two bouts remaining. #okstate | #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/aZzPlrwovK— OSU Cowboy Wrestling (@CowboyWrestling) February 16, 2020
Wittlake put the exclamation point on OSU’s dual win with a takedown clinic in a 19-4 technicall fall in 5:26 over Elijah Joseph for his with his team-leading 25th victory this season.
The Cowboys visit rival Iowa at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. The dual will be broadcasted on Big Ten Network.
No. 10 Oklahoma State 27, Oklahoma 8
174: No. 17 Anthony Mantanona (OU) dec. No. 10 Joe Smith (OSU), 10-5
184: No. 15 Anthony Montalvo (OSU) dec. Darrien Roberts (OU), 4-0
197: No. 19 Jake Woodley (OU) dec. No. 14 Dakota Geer (OSU), 10-9
285: Austin Harris (OSU) MD Collin McCoy (OU), 13-5
125: No. 4 Nick Piccininni (OSU) FALL Christian Moody (OU), 5:54
133: Reece Witcraft (OSU) DEC Tommy Hoskins (OU), 11-7
141: No. 5 Dom Demas (OU) DEC Dusty Hone (OSU), 4-3
149: No. 6 Boo Lewallen (OSU) MD Jacob Butler (OU), 14-1
157: Wyatt Sheets (OSU) DEC No. 20 Justin Thomas (OU), 8-3
165: No. 7 Travis Wittlake (OSU) TF Elijah Joseph (OU), 19-4 in 5:26