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Oklahoma State Wins Bout at the Ballpark against Michigan, 24-15

No. 11 OSU takes down No. 6 Michigan.

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Oklahoma State went down to Arlington for the second year in a row for the “Bout at the Ballpark” at Globe Life Field, and the Cowboys were able to beat a higher-ranked Michigan squad 24-15.

The dual started off at 141 with Carter Young taking on Michigan backup Pat Nolan. Young tallied up a few takedowns in the first to build up a 4-1 lead. He did more of the same in the second to take an 8-3 lead into the third. He gave up a full-period ride in the third but already had riding time locked and won the match 9-3. Victor Voinovich followed that up with a comfortable 4-0 decision, putting the Cowboys up 6-0 going into 157.

Then things got a little more interesting. Kaden Gfeller wrestled All-American Will Lewan in one of the more highly anticipated bouts of the dual. They traded escapes in regulation, then went to sudden victory. Neither were able to get a takedown and it went to ride-outs. Both got escapes, but Lewan had just a few more seconds riding time and won the match on that.

Wyatt Sheets answered with a quick tech fall at 165 over Joaquin¬†Consuelos, Kelly Ripa’s son. Then Dustin Plott methodically put together a 12-4 major decision over Michigan’s Max Maylor.

The Cowboys were up 15-3 at this point, but Michigan’s Matt Finesilver closed the gap with a 2-0 decision over Travis Wittlake. Rylan Rogers, who is actually former Cowboys Chandler and Jordan Rogers’ cousin, stepped in at 197 for Michigan vs. Luke Surber. Surber picked up a comfortable 6-2 decision.

This put the Cowboys up 18-6 before Konner Doucet wrestled No. 1 Mason Parris. Michigan really needed bonus points from Parris to have a shot to win the dual, but Doucet gave Parris fits. He got an escape and takedown and kept Parris honest for most of the match before losing 5-3.

At 125 we saw the season debut of Reece Witcraft in a great matchup with Jack Medley. The two battled getting in a number of scrambles but only giving up one escape point each to send it to OT. Witcraft took a shot but was ultimately put on his back and pinned in overtime bringing the dual within three.

Luckily the Cowboys had Daton Fix closing things out as Fix pinned Dylan Ragusin in the first period.

  • 141: Carter Young (Oklahoma State) DEC Pat Nolan (Michigan) 9-3
  • 149: Victor Voinovich (Oklahoma State) DEC Fidel Mayora (Michigan) 4-0
  • 157: Will Lewan (Michigan) DEC Kaden Gfeller (Oklahoma State) 2-2 ride-outs
  • 165: Wyatt Sheets (Oklahoma State) Tech Fall Joaquin Consuelos (Michigan) 15-0
  • 174: Dustin Plott (Oklahoma State) DEC Max Maylor(Michigan) 12-4
  • 184: Matt Finesilver (Michigan DEC Travis Wittlake (Oklahoma State) 2-0
  • 197: Luke Surber (Oklahoma State) DEC Rylan Rogers(Michigan) 6-2
  • HWT: Mason Parris (Michigan) DEC Konner Doucet (Oklahoma State) 5-3
  • 125: Jack Medley (Michigan) Pin OT Reece Witcraft (Oklahoma State)
  • 133: Daton Fix (Oklahoma State) Pin Dylan Ragusin (Michigan)

The Cowboys wrestle Missouri at 2 p.m. Sunday in Stillwater.

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