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Oklahoma cruises to 30-6 victory over SDSU

NORMAN -- The Oklahoma wrestling team picked up its fourth straight win Friday night with a 30-6 victory over South Dakota State inside the Lloyd Noble Center.

OU (9-6, 4-3 Big 12) won eight on ten bouts and tallied three bonus-point victories in the match for its third consecutive win in league action.

"I'm excited about the win. It's good to get on a winning momentum," said head coach Lou Rosselli. "We have a very young team - we have five freshman and a couple sophomores wrestling so it's really important coming down the pipe, as we get ready for nationals, to have confidence in your abilities and know that you can win."

At 125, Christian Moody got a win by fall for the second straight match, pinning South Dakota State's Gregory Coapstick in 3:26.

In the 133 bout, Anthony Madrigal won by major decision, shutting out Rylee Molitor 11-0. Madrigal tallied a takedown in the first and a reversal in the second for a 4-0 lead headed into the final period. The Sooner went to work, adding a two-point nearfall and a four-point nearfall, then was awarded a point for riding time.

No. 18 Dom Demas (141) notched his fourth tech fall of the year when he defeated Aric Williams 17-1 in 3:22. Demas opend the bout with a takedown and a four-point nearfall for a quick 6-0 lead before Williams escaped. Demas answered with another takedown and a four-point nearfall for a 12-1 lead through one period. The redshirt freshman added another four-point nearfall and a riding time point to end the bout. Demas has now won four straight matches and leads OU in tech fall wins.

At 149, Davion Jeffries downed No. 17 Henry Pohlmeyer 7-5 for his fourth consecutive win and second over a ranked opponent. Jeffries opened the match with a takedown, but Pohlmeyer tied it at 2-all with a reversal. In the second, Jeffries got a reversal of his own to take a 4-2 lead, but Pohlmeyer cut the lead to 4-3 with an escape. Jeffries answered with a takedown to go up 6-4 after two. Pohlmeyer escaped n the third, but Jeffries had secured the riding time point.

No. 20 Justin Thomas put away Colton Carlson 11-5 in the 157 bout. Thomas tallied two takedowns in the first period for a 4-1 lead after a Carlson escape. Thomas added a takedown and an escape in the second for a 7-1 advantage. Carlson escaped twice and scored a takedown in the third, but Thomas answered with an escape of his own to hold on to an 8-5 lead. The Sooner added insurance with another takedown to go up 10-5, then was awarded a point for riding time.

At 165, Jeremy Thomas defeated Logan Peterson 6-2. Thomas led 2-1 after he scored a takedown and Peterson escaped in the first. Thomas started period two on bottom and quickly escaped for a 3-1 advantage. Peterson escaped to start the third, but Thomas took him down, then earned a point for riding time to close out the bout.

Anthony Mantanona got his third straight win with a 5-2 decision against Samuel Grove. The Sooner used a takedown for a 2-0 advantage after one, then added a reversal in the second to go up 4-0. Grove got a reversal in the third to cut Mantanona's lead to 4-2. The redshirt freshman had locked up the riding time point with more than four minutes in his favor.

No. 20 Jake Woodley downed Martin Mueller 11-5 to push his winning streak to four matches. Woodley trailed 2-1 after a takedown by Mueller and an escape of his own, but took the lead with a takedown to end the first period. Woodley started the second on bottom and escaped, then added a takedown to go up 6-2 after two. In the third, Mueller escaped before Woodley answered with another takedown to go up 8-3. Mueller escaped again but Woodley once again took him down. The redshirt freshman was awarded a point for riding time.

At 184, Kayne MacCallum Jake Boyd was defeated by Blake Wolters 5-2 in the heavyweight bout.

Results:
285: Blake Wolters (SDSU) dec. Jake Boyd (OU), 5-2
125: Christian Moody (OU) def. Gregory Coapstick (SDSU), by fall 3:26
133: Anthony Madrigal (OU) major dec. Rylee Molitor (SDSU), 11-0
141: Dom Demas (OU) tech. fall Aric Williams (SDSU), 17-1 [3:22]
149: Davion Jeffries (OU) dec. Henry Pohlmeyer (SDSU), 7-5
157: Justin Thomas (OU) dec. Colten Carlson (SDSU), 11-5
165: Jeremy Thomas (OU) dec. Logan Peterson (SDSU), 6-2
174: Anthony Mantanona (OU) dec. Samuel Grove (SDSU), 5-2
184: Zach Carlson (SDSU) dec. Kayne MacCallum (OU), 7-0
197: Jake Woodley (OU) dec. Martin Mueller (SDSU), 11-5

Up Next
OU hosts North Dakota State in the final match of the regular season Sunday at 1 p.m. CT inside McCasland Field House. Free sandwiches from PDQ will be available for the first 175 fans.

The Sooners will honor seniors Jeffries, MacCallum, Jake Rubio, Jared Schieber, Hayden Hansen and Noah Teaney prior to the contest.

The North Dakota State match will be broadcast on Fox Sports Oklahoma Plus as well as Fox College Sports Central. Live stats for the North Dakota State match can be found here.

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