PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Oklahoma State wrestling team defeated Pittsburgh in Fitzgerald Field House on Saturday to maintain its unblemished dual record. Four Cowboys recorded bonus-point wins, and Wyatt Sheets notched a decision win over 10th-ranked Taleb Rahmani, in the 33-9 victory.
Redshirt sophomore Sheets took over at 157 pounds for the Cowboys this weekend in place of Andrew Shomers, who bumped up a weight to fill in for Chandler Rogers. Sheets rode out the second period after giving up one takedown in the first. In the final period, the Cowboy picked up a takedown and nearfall to secure the 9-3 decision.
"That was a big match for Wyatt," said coach John Smith. "That guy is ranked anywhere from eight to 12. It got kind of tight for a second, and Wyatt hit a single-leg I hadn't seen him hit to get the takedown. He recovered after the stall call, came out and separated the score. He wore him down and finished him off. That was good."
At 141 pounds, Kaid Brock earned his second fall of the season over Lorenzo Bentley in 32 seconds. Brock's bout was followed with another pin for the Cowboys from Kaden Gfeller. He worked his way out of a single-leg grab from Robert Lee and turned him for the fall in just under a minute in the first.
Also notching bonus points for OSU, Nick Piccininni won a second-period technical fall, 21-6, after overwhelming Brendon Fenton with eight takedowns and a nearfall. Joe Smith defeated Gregg Harvey via major decision, 11-3, after Shomers fell to Jake Wentzel.
Jacobe Smith remained undefeated in dual action with a hard-fought decision over No. 12 Santino Bonaccorsi, and Dakota Geer followed at 197 with a 7-2 decision of his own over Kellan Stout. Heavyweight Derek White wrapped up action in Pittsburgh for the Pokes, winning a 9-8 decision over 13th-ranked Demetrius Thomas.
After a near two-month long hiatus, the Cowboys are finally back at Gallagher-Iba next weekend and host conference adversary Iowa State on Jan. 27, at 2:00 p.m.
125: No. 4 Nick Piccininni (OSU) TF Brendon Fenton (PITT), 21-6
133: No. 4 Micky Phillipi (PITT) dec. No. 2 Daton Fix (OSU), 3-1
141: No. 13 Kaid Brock (OSU) fall Lorenzo Bentley (PITT), 0:32
149: No. 5 Kaden Gfeller (OSU) fall Robert Lee (PITT), 0:58
157: Wyatt Sheets (OSU) dec. No. 10 Taleb Rahmani (PITT), 9-3
165: Jake Wentzel (PITT) fall Andrew Shomers (OSU), 1:48
174: No. 5 Joe Smith (OSU) MD Gregg Harvey (PITT), 11-3
184: No. 11 Jacobe Smith (OSU) dec. No. 12 Santino Bonaccorsi (PITT), 7-4
197: No. 10 Dakota Geer (OSU) dec. Kellan Stout (PITT), 7-2
285: No. 2 Derek White (OSU) dec. No. 13 Demetrius Thomas (PITT), 9-8