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Alex Dieringer wins back-to-back titles

Oklahoma State gets its 139th national champion after Alex Dieringer smoked Taylor Walsh of Indiana, 14-7.



Alex Dieringer went undefeated in 2014-15. (YouTube)

Alex Dieringer went undefeated in 2014-15. (YouTube)

Alex Dieringer won his 100th collegiate match last weekend in St. Louis and, as the round-number gods would have it, took home his second straight NCAA title.

It’s OSU’s 139th individual national champion ever but its only of this season.

Dieringer beat Taylor Walsh of Indiana 14-7 to take home title No. 2.

“Coach always told me the second one’s harder,” Dieringer said.[1. What about the third one?] “So I feel like this one feels a lot more special to me. Just coming back and going undefeated … And moving up, too, which made it a lot harder. So I feel like I did pretty good this season.”

“From the standpoint of just dominance, he’s up there,” Smith said. “If you look at his overall record this year and his number of major decisions, tech fall, pins, I’m not sure anybody equals it right now. From the standpoint of this particular season, he’s very dominant.”

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