Oklahoma State All-American Dustin Plott (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)
Another week down in the Big 12. Let's look at some of the highlights.
Oklahoma State got two solid wins this weekend right before they head into the toughest stretch of their schedule coming up the next few weeks. The big storyline though is the absence of Trevor Mastrogiovanni. The Cowboys starting 125 did not wrestle on Friday or Sunday.
Oklahoma defeated West Virginia on Friday night, but it wasn't without some controversy. At 149, Sam Hillegas was forced to injury default out of his match after banging heads with Mitch Moore in a few separate exchanges. That ultimately was the difference in the dual that otherwise would have ended in a 15-15 tie. Hillegas didn't wrestle on Sunday vs. Oklahoma State and WVU had to fly in a back up to replace him.
Alirez and Carlson setting up for a big one next week? South Dakota State and Northern Colorado blew out their Sunday opponents Wyoming and Little Rock, respectively. This sets up what is potentially a really good dual next Friday in Greeley. Specifically at 141, where we should see Clay Carlson and Andrew Alirez battle for the fourth time in their career. Carlson leads the series 2-1.
South Dakota State DEF Utah Valley 29-12
Oklahoma State DEF Northern Colorado 24-10
Oklahoma DEF West Virginia 18-15
North Dakota State DEF Wyoming 32-3
Air Force DEF California Baptist 38-3
Northern Colorado DEF Little Rock 36-3
South Dakota State DEF Wyoming 42-3
North Dakota State DEF Utah Valley 19-13
Oklahoma State DEF WVU 28-7