MORGANTOWN, W. Va. -- Oklahoma State furthered its undefeated dual streak Friday night when it took nine of 10 bouts against West Virginia at the WVU Coliseum. The Cowboys notched two falls and two technical falls to defeat the Big 12 opponent, 40-3.
Derek White notched his sixth career fall over Brandon Ngati in 2:23 after a first period takedown and turn. Also with a pin for the Cowboys was Kaid Brock. Brock collected fall No. 1 this season over Caleb Rea after three quick takedowns in the first.
Nick Piccininni won his 10th technical fall of the season, 21-5, over WVU's Joey Thomas to get things started for the Cowboys. He racked up seven takedowns and a nearfall in the bout, moving his team-leading nearfall total to 10 as well. Daton Fix followed at 133 pounds with a decision over No. 15 Matthew Schmitt, 8-2. It marked Fix's sixth ranked win of the year and his third in the past seven days.
Also earning bonus points for the Cowboys was Joe Smith at 174 pounds. Smith took down James Wujek three times and turned the Mountaineer twice in the first period before coming off bottom in the second to get another takedown and nearfall. Smith took the bout, 20-2, in a little more than four minutes.
Facing his third ranked opponent in as many matches, Kaden Gfeller defeated No. 16 Christian Monserrat, 3-1, at 149 pounds. In his Cowboy dual debut, Wyatt Sheets shut out Zachary Moore in a decision where he scored all three points in the third period with an escape and takedown.
At 165 pounds, Andrew Shomers dropped a sudden-victory match, 6-4, to No. 20 Nick Kiussis. West Virginia forfeited the match at 184 pounds, and Dakota Geer defeated Noah Adams in the next bout, 10-6, with riding time.
The Pokes are back in action at Pittsburgh on Saturday at noon central time. The Panthers are ranked No. 14 in the country this week and has wrestlers ranked in the top 15 at four weights. Fans can follow along with the dual on Twitter with @CowboyWrestling, listen live on Pete 94.3 FM or watch on ACC Network Extra.
125: No. 4 Nick Piccininni (OSU) TF Joey Thomas (WVU), 21-5
133: No. 2 Daton Fix (OSU) dec. No. 15 Matthew Schmitt (WVU), 8-2
141: No. 13 Kaid Brock (OSU) Fall Caleb Rea (WVU), 2:43
149: No. 5 Kaden Gfeller (OSU) dec. Christian Monserrat (WVU), 3-1
157: Wyatt Sheets (OSU) dec. Zach Moore (WVU), 3-0
165: No. 20 Nick Kiussis (WVU) dec. Andrew Shomers (OSU), SV-1 6-4
174: No. 5 Joe Smith (OSU) TF Jams Wujek (WVU), 20-2
184: No. 11 Jacobe Smith (OSU) win by for.
197: No. 10 Dakota Geer (OSU) dec. Noah Adams (WVU), 10-6
285: No. 2 Derek White (OKST) Fall Brandon Ngati (WVU), 2:23