Oklahoma dominates Ohio

ATHENS, Ohio -- No. 20/NR/23 Oklahoma (2-2, 0-1 Big 12) rolled past the Ohio Bobcats (2-4, 0-1 MAC), 35-6, in its final non-conference dual on Sunday at the Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio.

The Sooners took advantage of a trio of pins from Dom Demas, Justin Thomas and Anthony Mantanona and victories from five more Oklahoma wrestlers to record the program's most dominant dual victory since Nov. 11, 2017, when it defeated Sacred Heart, 53-0.

At 125, redshirt senior Christian Moody secured the first win for the Sooners against Ohio's Trevor Giallombardo. Moody began with two early takedowns and added two escapes in the second period to record an 8-4 decision.

No. 16 Anthony Madrigal (133) gave the Sooners an 8-0 lead with a 19-4 tech fall victory against Ohio's Derek Giallombardo. Madrigal scored first with a takedown, followed by a two-point nearfall to increase his lead to 4-0. Although Giallombardo escaped twice, Madrigal added three more takedowns on his way to victory.

Oklahoma's next win of the day came courtesty No. 3 Demas at 141 pounds, who defeated Shakur Laney with a fall in 1:13, advancing the Sooner lead to 14-0.

At 149, Jacob Butler continued the Sooners' momentum, recording an 8-4 victory over No. 23 Alec Hagan. The redshirt freshman struck first with a takedown and four-point nearfall, stretching his lead to 6-0. Despite an Ohio takedown in the second period, Butler held on to the lead and put the Sooners up 17-0. It was the third time Butler and Hagan have met on the season, with Butler owning a 2-1 advantage.

No. 18 Thomas secured a pin over Zac Carson as time expired at 157 pounds, stretching the Sooners' lead to 23-0. After a scoreless first period, Thomas struck first in the second period with a quick escape. Carson evened the score with his own escape to open the third period and grabbed the lead with a takedown. With five seconds left in the match, Thomas recorded Oklahoma's second fall of the day.

No. 11 Mantanona (174) joined the party, pinning Ohio's Logan Stanley in just 24 seconds. The pin was Mantanona's team-leading seventh of the season, passing his 2018-19 total of six. The redshirt sophomore's 24-second fall was also the fastest of his 13 career pins.

At 184, Darrien Roberts secured a 4-0 decision victory over Mason Kroenig. The freshman tallied a pair of takedowns to secure the shutout decision.

No. 9 Jake Woodley (197) notched the Sooners' eighth victory on the day. Woodley scored first with a takedown and, after an escape from Ohio's Jake Walker, the redshirt sophomore recorded another takedown, extending the lead to 4-1. Woodley held on to win, 5-3.

At 165, Sam Dover fell to Joe Terry following a 6-2 decision. Despite earning the first point, Terry went on a five-point run, putting the Bobcats on the board for the first time in the dual.

In the heavyweight bout, Josiah Jones fell to Jordan Earnest in a 4-2 decision. After a scoreless first period, Earnest led after the second period, 1-0. Jones took a 2-1 advantage, but the Bobcat secured the victory after a late takedown.

125: Christian Moody (Oklahoma) dec. Trevor Giallombardo (Ohio), 8-4
133: Anthony Madrigal (Oklahoma) tech. fall Derek Giallombardo (Ohio), 19-4
141: Dom Demas (Oklahoma) pinned Shakur Laney (Ohio), 1:13
149: Jacob Butler (Oklahoma) dec. Alec Hagan (Ohio), 8-4
157: Justin Thomas (Oklahoma) pinned Zac Carson (Ohio), 8:59
165: Joe Terry (Ohio) dec. Sam Dover (Oklahoma), 6-2
174: Anthony Mantanona (Oklahoma) pinned Logan Stanley (Ohio), 0:24
184: Darrien Roberts (Oklahoma) dec. Mason Kroening (Ohio), 4-0
197: Jake Woodley (Oklahoma) dec Jake Walker (Ohio), 5-3
285: Jordan Earnest (Ohio) dec. Josiah Jones (Oklahoma, 4-2

Up Next
OU returns home to square off with Big 12 foe West Virginia at McCasland Field House on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. CT. Tickets for Oklahoma's five remaining home duals can be purchased online or by calling the OU Athletics Ticket Office at (405) 325-2424.

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