OSU goes 2-0 on Saturday, Perry picks up 100th win

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- The Oklahoma State wrestling team is now 3-2 after a pair of duals on Saturday, when it faced Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo., before traveling to Laramie, Wyo., to take on Wyoming. The Pokes lost only two of their 20 bouts wrestled.

At Northern Colorado, the Cowboys shut out the Bears, 48-0, winning eight of their 10 bouts with bonus points attached.

"Overall, it was a pretty good match from the standpoint that our last two duals went bad," coach John Smith said. "We had the opportunity to score a lot of points. Of course, it was a different team from the last two. I was glad to see the bonus points that we picked up. We're just making sure that we build off those last two duals."

At 125pounds, Eddie Klimara picked up his second major decision of the season, defeating Trey Andrews, 11-2.

Fourth-ranked Jon Morrison earned a fall over Sonny Espinosa with 48 seconds left in the second period after leading 13-1.

True freshman Anthony Collica tallied his first win of the day with a 21-6 technical fall at the end of regulation over Nick Adams.

No. 4 Josh Kindig earned his first fall of the season in just 2:16 against Beau Roberts.

Second-ranked Alex Dieringer's match was a little closer than normal for the sophomore, who escaped Mitchell Polkowske, 4-3.

Tyler Caldwell and Chris Perry, both ranked No. 2 in their respective weight classes, picked up back-to-back technical falls for the Cowboys, each scoring 18 points on their opponents and only giving up a combined five points.

Jordan Rogers earned his first dual win in style with a fall over Nick Bayer in just over a minute.

Blake Rosholt, ranked No. 11 nationally, earned the Cowboys their fourth technical fall of the dual, scoring 18 points on Cole Briegel.

Austin Marsden closed out the dual for the Pokes with a 4-3 decision over Henry Chirino.

Against Wyoming, the Pokes were just as dominant, defeating the Wyoming Cowboys, 30-6.

Klimara lost a close match to No. 8 Tyler Cox in the final seconds of the bout, but Morrison redeemed the team points lost with a 16-5 major decision over Drew Templeman.

Collica and Kindig followed with a pair of at 141 pounds and 149 pounds, respectively.

Dieringer looked completely different in his second bout of the day, scoring a quick takedown and getting the pin over Tanner Miller in 1:23.

Caldwell went against former teammate Dallas Bailey and picked up a 14-5 major decision.

Perry was welcomed into the Oklahoma State wrestling 100-win club after he defeated Brent Havlik with an 11-3 major decision to earn his 100th career win.

"It feels good to get 100 wins, but at the same time, I know I need to continue to reach for much bigger goals," Perry said. "There are only four victories in your career that really matter. I got one of them, and it's time to get another."

Nolan Boyd took the starting spot for the Cowboys at 184 pounds against Wyoming. Boyd trailed Benjamin Stroh heading into the third period, but picked up eight points in the final period to walk away with a 10-4 victory.

Rosholt lost a 3-2 match to Shane Woods at 197 pounds, but OSU finished the day with a win from Marsden at heavyweight, when he defeated Leland Pfeifer, 10-5.

The Cowboys return to action on New Year's Day, when they travel to Chattanooga, Tenn., to compete at the Southern Scuffle.

Oklahoma State 48, Northern Colorado 0
125: No. 17 Eddie Klimara (OSU) MD Trey Andrews (UNC), 11-2
133: No. 4 Jon Morrison (OSU) fall Sonny Espinoza (UNC), 4:12
141: No. 12 Anthony Collica (OSU) TF5 Nick Adams (UNC), 21-6, 7:00
149: No. 4 Josh Kindig (OSU) fall Beau Roberts (UNC), 2:16
157: No. 2 Alex Dieringer (OSU) dec. Mitchell Polkowske (UNC), 4-3
165: No. 2 Tyler Caldwell (OSU) TF5 Charlie McMartin (UNC), 18-3, 5:16
174: No. 2 Chris Perry (OSU) TF5 Josh Van Tine (UNC), 18-2, 5:10
184: Jordan Rogers (OSU) fall Nick Bayer (UNC), 1:11
197: No. 11 Blake Rosholt (OSU) TF5 Cole Briegel (UNC), 18-3, 5:56
285: No. 15 Austin Marsden (OSU) dec. Henry Chirino (UNC), 4-3

Oklahoma State 30, Wyoming 6
125: No. 8 Tyler Cox (UW) dec. No. 17 Eddie Klimara (OSU), 7-4
133: No. 4 Jon Morrison (OSU) MD Drew Templeman (UW), 16-5
141: No. 12 Anthony Collica (OSU) dec. Cole Mendenhall (UW), 6-2
149: No. 4 Josh Kindig (OSU) dec. Brandon Richardson (UW), 8-3
157: No. 2 Alex Dieringer (OSU) fall Tanner Miller (UW), 1:23
165: No. 2 Tyler Caldwell (OSU) MD Dallas Bailey (UW), 17-5
174: No. 2 Chris Perry (OSU) MD Brent Havlik (UW), 11-3
184: Nolan Boyd (OSU) dec. Benjamin Stroh (UW), 10-4
197: Shane Woods (UW) dec. No. 11 Blake Rosholt (OSU), 3-2
285: No. 15 Austin Marsden (OSU) dec. Leland Pfeifer (UW), 10-5


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