Oklahoma State routs South Dakota State

BROOKINGS, S.D. -- The No. 4 Oklahoma State wrestling team racked up four falls and four more bonus-point wins Friday night on its way to a 45-6 drubbing of Big 12 opponent South Dakota State in the Cowboys' first dual of the 2018-19 season. OSU's lone loss came via injury default at 149 pounds.

"Overall, it was a really good effort by our squad," coach John Smith said. "One-hour weigh-in, first dual meet … that all creates a scenario where it's hard to come out and look as good as you want to look, but I'm pleased and looking forward to tomorrow."

OSU's first of three consecutive pins came from 157-pounder Andrew Shomers over Colten Carlson in 3:52. No. 20 Shomers scored a four-point nearfall in the bout and had more than three minutes of riding time when the fall came. In the next match, Chandler Rogers pinned Logan Peterson in 5:36, and at 174 pounds, Jacobe Smith locked up Jackrabbit Brett Bye to get a pin in 4:19.

In his OSU debut, No. 9 Daton Fix collected a 19-1 technical fall over SDSU's Spencer Huber at 133 pounds. Huber made his first start for the Jackrabbits in place of returning national champion Seth Gross, and after three takedowns and three nearfalls, Fix was finished in 4:43.

Redshirt junior Kaid Brock wrestled for the Cowboys at 141 against Rylee Molitor. Brock was the third-straight Cowboy to earn a bonus-point win, coming away with a 17-4 major decision. It marked the Cowboy's first dual bout at the weight following the graduation of two-time NCAA Champion Dean Heil.

At 149 pounds, Boo Lewallen lost an injury default to No. 17 Henry Pohlmeyer.

Also collecting a technical falls for the Cowboys was No. 4 Nick Piccininni. It took the returning Big 12 champion one period to notch three four-point nearfalls and two takedowns for the 16-1 win over Greg Coapstick.

No. 12 Dakota Geer won a close match at 184 with a 12-9 decision over Zach Carlson. Geer notched a point for riding time in the bout. Andrew Marsden stepped in at 197 pounds to earn the Cowboys' fourth fall in 1:36, pinning Samuel Grove.

Derek White capped off the dual with a 14-5 major decision over Blake Wolters. The Cowboy notched six takedowns and collected riding time in the bout.

The Cowboys are back in action at No. 6 Minnesota on Sunday at 4 p.m. The match streams live on FloWrestling. Fans can follow along with @CowboyWrestling or tune in to 94.3 to listen on the radio.

125: No. 4 Nick Piccininni (OSU) tech. fall Drake Foster (SDSU), 16-1
133: Dayton Fix (OSU) tech. fall Spencer Huber (SDSU), 19-1
141: Kaid Brock (OSU) maj. dec. Rylee Molitor (SDSU), 17-4
149: Henry Pohlmeyer (SDSU) inj. Boo Lewallen (OSU)
157: Andrew Shomers (OSU) dec. fall Colten Carlson (SDSU), 3:52
165: Chandler Rogers (OSU), fall Logan Peterson (SDSU), 5:36
174: Jacobe Smith (OSU) fall Brett Bye (SDSU), 4:19
184: Dakota Geer OSU) dec. Zach Carlson (SDSU), 12-9
197: Andrew Marsden (OSU) fall Samuel Grove (SDSU), 1:36
285: Derek White (OSU) maj. Dec. Blake Wolters (SDSU), 14-5


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