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Oklahoma State handles Arizona State

2/22/2014
Oklahoma State University Sports Information

STILLWATER, Okla. -- The sixth-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys took on the Arizona State Sun Devils in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Friday, where the Pokes gathered seven wins en route to a dominating 29-10 win.

The Cowboys (10-5) earned four bonus-point wins on the night, allowing for some fresh faces to step into the lineup.

Eddie Klimara showed a lot of offense, earning an abundance of points in the form of six takedowns, two sets of nearfall points and an escape in his 19-5 major decision over Ares Carpio.

Senior and fourth-ranked Jon Morrison picked up his second technical fall of the year, although he was just inches away from the pin, defeating Cordero Coronado, 22-4, in less than six minutes.

"Anytime you have a chance for bonus points, you really just want to push the pace and try to get the pin," Morrison said. "Unfortunately, I wasn't unable to get the pin tonight because he got off of his back at the end, but it was good to end it with a tech fall."

True freshman Anthony Collica was given a tough fight but was able to take a 4-2 win from ASU's Matt Kraus at 141 pounds.

At 149 pounds, Josh Kindig, ranked 10th in the nation, earned a 6-3 decision over Preston McCalmon, scoring two takedowns and a reversal in his 18th win of the season.

No. 2 Alex Dieringer picked up the only fall of the night, pinning Joel Smith of Arizona State in 4:11 at 157 pounds. Prior to the pin, Dieringer led the bout, 16-2, collecting three takedowns and four sets of nearfall points.

Tyler Caldwell grabbed the final bonus points for the Pokes at 165 pounds. The Wichita, Kan., native picked up the night's second technical fall with a 25-10 win over Nick Rex in 6:35. It was the senior's 10th bonus-point win of the season.

Quinten Patterson made the start at 174 pounds for the Cowboys. He took a tight battle with Ray Waters into overtime, maintaining a neutral position in the final seconds of regulation despite an attack by Waters; however, Patterson was unable to hold off his opponent's next attack in sudden victory, giving Waters the 4-2 win.

At 184 pounds, Jordan Rogers stepped in to take on 17th-ranked Blake Stauffer, but could not hold off the Sun Devil, falling 11-2.

Darnell Bortz made his second start of the season at 197 pounds. He faced Wes Moore and snatched four escapes, but it was not enough as the senior suffered an 8-4 loss.

At heavyweight, Ethan Driver lent a hand, earning his second dual-win in three starts. Driver and Chace Eskam took the low-scoring bout into a sudden victory period, where Driver found the victory, 3-1.

"He did a good job of staying in position and fighting off the legs," coach John Smith said. "A couple of nice shots on his part. He couldn't come up to finish it, but you always like to see that overtime win. He came close to scoring twice. The guy never touched a hand on the takedown. Instead of getting frustrated, he just kind of stayed in there. Good win for him"

The Cowboys will be back in Gallagher-Iba Arena for their final dual of the season, when they take on American University on March 2 at 2 p.m.

Results:
125: No. 19 Eddie Klimara (OSU) MD Ares Carpio (ASU), 19-5
133: No. 4 Jon Morrison (OSU) TF5 Cordero Coronado (ASU), 22-4; 5:53
141: No. 20 Anthony Collica (OSU) dec. Matt Kraus (ASU), 4-2
149: No. 10 Josh Kindig (OSU) dec. Preston McCalmon (ASU), 6-3
157: No. 2 Alex Dieringer (OSU) fall Joel Smith (ASU), 4:11
165: No. 5 Tyler Caldwell (OSU) TF5 Nick Rex (ASU), 25-10; 6:35
174: Ray Waters (ASU) dec. Quinten Patterson (OSU), 4-2 SV1
184: No. 17 Blake Stauffer (ASU) MD Jordan Rogers (OSU), 11-2
197: Wes Moore (ASU) dec. Darnell Bortz (OSU), 8-4
285: Ethan Driver (OSU) dec. Chace Eskam (ASU), 3-1 SV1

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