OSU Wrestling Advances To National Duals Finals

The top-ranked Oklahoma State wrestling team rolled through the regional round of the NWCA National Duals Sunday as the Cowboys defeated No. 10 Wyoming, 28-7, and No. 6 Ohio State, 25-6.

With the regional title, the NWCA announced that the Cowboys (14-0) would host the final round next Sunday at 2 and 6 p.m. at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Oklahoma State had an impressive day, going 9-4 against ranked opponents.

Junior Jordan Oliver, ranked No. 1 at 133 pounds had the biggest wins of the day, winning 7-3 over second-ranked Logan Stieber of Ohio State and 17-4 over No. 17 Zach Zehner of Wyoming.

Jon Morrison, a sophomore ranked 14th at 125 pounds, also came up with a pair of big wins to open each dual. He knocked off No. 16 Michael Martinez of Wyoming in the first match, 3-1, in overtime and No. 17 Johnni DiJulius{} of Ohio State, 3-1.

Cayle Byers, wrestling in his sixth and seventh duals of season, added a pair of wins against ranked opponents as well. The 197-pound senior beat Wyoming's No. 11 Alfonso Hernandez, 5-4, and Ohio State's No. 20 Andrew Campolattano, 3-1.

Other notable wins included 184-pounder Chris McNeil's 3-2 win over Ohio State's Nick Heflin, ranked No. 7 at 174 pounds; Josh Kindig's major decision over Wyoming's Chase Smith; Alan Gelogaev's 18-3 technical fall over Wyoming's L.J. Helbig and Chris Perry's major decision over Ohio State's Joe Grandominico.

The Cowboys return to the mat Thursday when they take on the Oklahoma Sooners in Norman in a final tune-up before the NWCA Mat Mayhem final round.