Oklahoma State blanks Northern Colorado

GREELEY, Colo. -- The Oklahoma State wrestling team shut out Northern Colorado with ten bonus-point victories on Sunday afternoon at the Bank of Colorado Arena. The 47-0 win marked the Cowboys' first shut-out win over the Bears since Dec. 2014.

At 149 pounds, 13th-ranked Kaden Gfeller started the dual off with a 20-2 technical fall over the Bears' Mason Hulse. The Cowboy racked up three first-period takedowns and three four-point nearfalls to cap off his bout at the 56-second mark in the second period.

We did what we hoped to do, come out and put points on the board," said coach John Smith. "We got them in critical matches that I thought could be competitive. We wrestled tough and scored points at the end of periods, which made a difference in the outcome of the score."

Andrew Shomers (157), Chandler Rogers (165), Derek White (HWT) and Daton Fix (133) also picked up wins by technical fall for the Cowboys. Shomers defeated UNC's Jordan Robison, 17-2, at the 6:19 mark. Rogers went off for 14 points in the first period against Macoy Flanagan and capped off the match, 18-3, in 6:52.

White ended his match with Robert Winters in four minutes, 17-2, and Fix only needed one period to rack up 16 points for the 16-1 win. It marked Fix's fifth technical fall on the year and moved the 133-pounder to 7-0 this season.

The Cowboys picked up back-to-back major decisions at 184 and 197 pounds. Bear Hughes made his OSU dual debut at 184 pounds. The Coweta native was just shy of a third-period fall but ended the bout with Dalton Robertson, 12-2. Dakota Geer bumped up to 197 pounds and defeated Jacob Seely in a dominating 13-2 bout.

Jacobe Smith notched the Cowboys' lone fall in 3:33 over Seth Bogulski. He was leading the match 16-3 when the pin came and had notched two first-period takedowns.

Nick Piccininni collected his second major and six bonus-point win on the year over No. 16 Rico Montoya, 11-2, and Kaid Brock capped the rout with a 10-2 major decision over Owen Lamb.

The win moved the Cowboys to 4-0 in conference duals and 5-0 overall. Next up on the schedule is the Reno Tournament of Champions, which takes place Thursday Dec. 20 beginning first thing in the morning. More than 20 Cowboy wrestlers are set to compete in the tournament.

149: No. 13 Kaden Gfeller (OSU) TF Mason Hulse (UNC), 20-2
157: No. 19 Andrew Shomers (OSU) TF Jordan Robison (UNC), 17-2
165: No. 10 Chandler Rogers (OSU) TF Macoy Flanagan (UNC), 18-3
174: No. 7 Jacobe Smith (OSU) fall Sethan Bogulski (UNC), 3:33
184: Bear Hughes (OSU) MD Dalton Robertson (UNC), 12-2
197: No. 15 Dakota Geer (OSU) MD Jacob Seely (UNC), 13-2
285: No. 3 Derek White (OSU) TF Robert Winters (UNC), 17-2
125: No. 4 Nick Piccininni (OSU) MD No. 16 Rico Montoya (UNC), 11-2
133: No. 5 Daton Fix (OSU) TF Sean Cannon (UNC), 16-1
141: No. 9 Kaid Brock (OSU) MD Owen Lamb (UNC), 10-2


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