Oklahoma rolls past Air Force

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Oklahoma wrestling team (7-6, 2-3 Big 12) picked up its second consecutive road win Friday night when the Sooners downed Air Force 31-9.

OU picked up eight wins in the contest with four coming as bonus-point victories.

At 133, Anthony Madrigal picked up his first major decision of the year, shutting out John Twomey 8-0. The freshman used a takedown and a four-point nearfall for a 6-0 advantage after one period. The second went scoreless, but Madrigal added another takedown in the third to seal the win.

No. 18 Dom Demas (141) won a major decision 10-2 against Garrett O'Shea. Demas got on the board first with an early takedown. O'Shea answered with an escape at the end of the first, then evened the score with another escape in the second. Demas took bottom to start the third and escaped to take a 3-2 lead. The Sooner added insurance with a takedown and a four-point nearfall to go up 9-2 before riding time was added.

In his return to the mat, Jeremy Thomas picked up a 9-3 win over Jacoby Ward in the 165 pounds match. Thomas grabbed two takedowns in the first for a 4-1 lead after a Ward escape. Ward tallied two more escapes to narrow Thomas' lead to 4-3 after two, but Thomas used a reversal and a two-point nearfall for an 8-3 advantage. The Sooner locked up the riding time point with over two minutes in his favor.

Anthony Mantanona (174) tallied his second major decision victory of the season when he downed Randy Meneweather 11-2. Mantanona went to work in the first, recording a takedown, a four-point nearfall and a reversal. Meneweather got a takedown of his own, but Mantanona went into the second with an 8-2 lead. He added another takedown to go up 10-2 and rode Meneweather out to earn an extra point.

In the 184 bout, Kayne MacCallum held on for a win in sudden-victory overtime when he defeated Jacob Thompson 3-1. The bout was tied at 1-all after MacCallum escaped in the second and Thompson evened the score with an escape in the third. MacCallum got a takedown in overtime to close out the win.

Jake Woodley tallied a 5-3 comeback victory over Anthony McLaughlin in the 197 contest. The Sooner trailed 3-0 after one, but got a takedown in the second to cut McLaughlin's lead to 3-2. Woodley started the final period on bottom and quickly escaped to level the score at 3-all before adding a takedown with 30 seconds on the clock to win it.

Christian Moody got a win by forfeit at 125.

At 285, Jake Boyd was defeated by Kayne Hutchinson 9-4. Noah Teaney (157) was pinned by Alex Mossing.

125 Christian Moody - Forfeit
133 Anthony Madrigal (OU) Maj. Dec. 8-0 John Twomey (Air Force)
141 No. 18 Dom Demas (OU) Maj. Dec. 10-2 Garrett O'Shea (Air Force)
149 Davion Jeffries (OU) Maj. Dec. 13-5 Alec Opsal (Air Force)
157 Alex Mossing (Air Force) Fall 3:57 Noah Teaney (OU)
165 Jeremy Thomas (OU) Dec. 9-3 Jacoby Ward (Air Force)
174 Anthony Mantanona (OU) Maj. Dec. 11-2 Randy Meneweather (Air Force)
184 Kayne MacCallum (OU) Dec. 3-1 Jacob Thompson (Air Force)
197 Jake Woodley (OU) Dec. 5-3 Anthony McLaughlin (Air Force)
HWT Kayne Hutchinson (Air Force) Dec. 9-4 Jake Boyd (OU)

Up Next
The Sooners wrap up the road slate Sunday at Fresno State. The match is set to begin at 4 p.m. CT. Live stats for the contest will also be through Trackwrestling, with a live stream from FloWrestling available for a fee.

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