FRESNO, Calif. -- The Oklahoma wrestling team powered past Fresno State Sunday to earn a victory in its final road match of the season.
The Sooners (8-6) used three bonus-point victories to take out the Bulldogs, with two of those coming as wins by fall. Three OU wrestlers also notched upsets of ranked opponents in the contest.
Anthony Mantanona (174) got the Sooners off to a hot start in the first bout of the night, pinning Dominick Kincaid in 5:59. The California native trailed 4-1 in the third before a defensive pin of the Bulldogs' Kincaid to get a win in his first match back in his home state. The redshirt freshman now leads the Sooners in wins by fall with five on the year.
Jake Woodley earned an upset victory over No. 14 Josh Hokit in the 197 bout. After a scoreless first period, Woodley escaped in the second to get on the board. Hokit evened the score with an escape of his own, but a takedown with 25 seconds on the clock sealed the deal for Woodley.
Christian Moody added another pin for the Sooners when he defeated Jeremy Trinh by fall in 3:30. The victory was good for Moody's first pin of the season.
At 141, No. 18 Dom Demas notched a tech fall win over Chris Deloza 19-4. Demas tallied a pair of takedowns in the first for a 4-1 lead after a Deloza escape. Demas started the second on top and Deloza escaped, but the Sooner answered with another takedown and a four-point nearfall. Deloza got an escape, but Demas delivered another takedown and a four-point nearfall to go up 16-3. Deloza escaped at the end of the period. The Sooner took bottom to start the final round and escaped, then added a takedown to put away Deloza and earn a bonus-point victory.
Davion Jeffries got an upset win of his own, taking out No. 17 Khristian Olivas 5-3. Jeffries struck first with a takedown. Olivas escaped, but Jeffries maintained a 2-1 lead after one period. The Sooner got a reversal in the second before another Olivas escape for a 4-2 lead. Olivas escaped again to start the third, but Jeffries had already locked up the riding time point.
Justin Thomas, another California Sooner, upended No. 19 Jacob Wright in the 157 bout to lock up the win for OU. Thomas used a takedown for a 2-1 lead after Wright escaped to close out the first. The Sooner opened period two on bottom and escaped to go up 3-1. Thomas added a takedown in the third for a 5-1 advantage. Wright escaped again, but Thomas earned a point for riding time to win it 6-2.
Anthony Madrigal (133) suffered a narrow 2-0 loss to Gary Joint. Jeremy Thomas was defeated by Isaiah Hokit 3-0 in the 165 bout.
At 184, Kayne MacCallum was defeated by Jackson Hemauer 9-1. Heavyweight Jake Boyd was pinned by AJ Nevills.
125: Christian Moody (OU) Fall 3:30 Jeremy Trinh (Fresno State)
133: Gary Joint (Fresno State) Dec. 2-0 Anthony Madrigal (OU)
141: No. 18 Dom Demas (OU) Tech fall 19-4 (6:54) Chris Deloza (Fresno State)
149: Davion Jeffries (OU) Dec. 5-3 No. 17 Khristian Olivas (Fresno State)
157: Justin Thomas (OU) Dec. 6-2 No. 19 Jacob Wright (Fresno State)
165: Isaiah Hokit (Fresno State) Dec. 3-0 Jeremy Thomas (OU)
174: Anthony Mantanona (OU) Fall 5:59 Dominick Kincaid (Fresno State)
184: Jackson Hemaeur (Fresno State) Maj. Dec. 9-1 Kayne MacCallum (OU)
197: Jake Woodley (OU) Dec. 3-1 No. 14 Josh Hokit (Fresno State)
HWT: AJ Nevills (Fresno State) Fall 3:30 Jake Boyd (OU)
The Sooners close out the regular season at home with South Dakota State on Feb. 22 inside Lloyd Noble Center, followed by North Dakota State on Feb. 24 at McCasland Field House.
The South Dakota State match is alumni night. Former Sooners will be honored on the mat during intermission. Alumni should RSVP to Kala Ibarra (email@example.com) for more information.
The Sooners will honor seniors Davion Jeffries, Reece Henry, Kayne MacCallum, Jake Rubio, Jared Schieber and Noah Teaney prior to the beginning of the North Dakota State match in the class' final contest in Norman.