STILLWATER -- The No. 3 Oklahoma State wrestling squad opened its 2012-13 season with a 35-10 win over Pennsylvania, highlighted by pins at the 157, 197 and 285 weight classes.
Seven Cowboys entered the match ranked nationally and each picked up a win, all with bonus points attached.
"It was a good win for us," coach John Smith said. "Bottom line, if you go out, give the effort and don't just sit around and do nothing, then you're in every match."
The Cowboys had a rough start, losing three of the first four matches. At 133 pounds, Jon Morrison picked up the first points for OSU with an 11-3 major decision over Geoffrey Bostany.
Providing the momentum needed for the Cowboys was 157-pounder Alex Dieringer, who, in his first starting performance for OSU, pinned Mark Pinero in just 49 seconds. He was followed by Tyler Caldwell's 15-4 major decision over Casey Kent and top-ranked 174-pounder Chris Perry's 21-6 technical fall over Ian Korb. Chris Chionuma also had his first start for the Cowboys and claimed an 18-3 technical fall over Canaan Bethea in 5:06.
The final two matches resulted in pins when Blake Rosholt finished his opponent in 4:23 and Alan Gelogaev rolled Kyle Cowan in 5:18.
The Cowboys will be back in action when they travel to Minnesota to take on the No. 1 Gophers on Dec. 2.
125: No. 17 Mark Rappo (Penn) dec. Tyler Dorrell (OSU); 9-2
133: No. 10 Jon Morrison (OSU) maj. dec. Geoffrey Bostany (Penn); 11-3
141: C.J. Cobb (Penn) maj. dec. Julian Feikert (OSU); 10-2
149: Andrew Lenzi (Penn) dec. Michael Martin (OSU); 10-5
157: No. 10 Alex Dieringer (OSU) pinned Mark Pinero (Penn); 0:49
165: No. 3 Tyler Caldwell (OSU) maj. dec. Casey Kent (Penn); 15-4
174: No. 1 Chris Perry (OSU) tech. fall Ian Korb (Penn); 21-6; 7:00
184: Chris Chionuma (OSU) tech. fall Canaan Bethea (Penn); 18-3, 5:06
197: No. 8 Blake Rosholt (OSU) pinned Mike Steltenkamp (Penn); 4:23
285: No. 3 Alan Gelogaev (OSU) pinned Kyle Cowan (Penn); 5-18