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OSU blasts Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, Little Rock

OSU wins big over SIUE and a young Little Rock team.

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Oklahoma State started off Sunday in Little Rock, Arkansas with Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, where the Cowboys rolled to a 38-0 victory before taking on Little Rock and controlling the Trojans 36-4.

Here are some of the highlights.

The top match of the SIUE came at 157 when Jalin Harper, who is currently filling in for the injured Wyatt Sheets, knocked off two-time NCAA qualifier Justin Ruffin. Harper went up 2-0 with a takedown in the first and never looked back. He got another 2 later in the match and rode Ruffin out for the remainder of the match. This was Harper’s most significant win of his career to date.

Austin Harris had a wild one here. Early in the match, his opponent Colton McKiernan seemed willing to go upper body with Harris. Harris, who is known for his Greco background, did not shy away from it and with a throw at the end of the first went up 4-0. He was then ridden for the entire second, allowing McKiernan to pick up a lot of riding time. Harris was on top to start the third and eventually gave up a reversal and was ridden out. In the process he gave up a stalling point which combined with riding time made it 4-4. In sudden victory, Harris shot in almost immediately and picked up a quick takedown off a double-leg to win 6-4.

The other most notable match came at 141 where Kaid Brock was thrown and spent a large chunk of time on the edge of the mat working to avoid a fall. This left Brock down two with little time left in the match. Brock took Irvin down late and put him on his back to win the match 11-7.

The Cowboys came back a few hours later to take on Little Rock.

Overall the Cowboys rolled vs. the Trojans, but there were some spots with some intrigue. Andrew Nieman took the only loss of the day for OSU at 133, and Brock survived a bloody battle with Conner Ward to win 10-4. Harper picked up a major over Noah Aziere to bounce back nicely and go 2-0 on the weekend. OSU’s murderers row from 165-197 all picked up bonus-point wins. Then Harris had the most exciting match of the dual, where he came from behind to pick up a literal last-second takedown to move to 4-0 on the season after beating Gabriel Beyer. Harris won only five matches all of last season.

Results

OSU 38 SIUE 0

  • 125 — Trevor Mastrogiovanni (OSU) DEC over Austin Macias (SIUE), 7-1
  • 133 — SIUE Forfeit
  • 141 — Kaid Brock (OSU) DEC Saul Ervin (SIUE), 11-7
  • 149 — Boo Lewallen (OSU) DEC Cardeionte Wilson (SIUE), 3-1
  • 157 — Jalin Harper (OSU) DEC Justin Ruffin (SIUE), 5-0
  • 165 — Travis Wittlake (OSU) DEC Chase Diehl (SIUE), 9-2
  • 174 — Dustin Plott (OSU) MAJ DEC Kevin Gschwendtner (SIUE), 11-3
  • 184 — Dakota Geer (OSU) TECH Ryan Yarnell (SIUE), 21-6
  • 197 — AJ Ferrari (OSU) TECH Austin Andres (SIUE), 17-2
  • 285 — Austin Harris (OSU) DEC Colton McKiernan (SIUE), 6-4, sudden victory

OSU 36 Little Rock 4

  • 125 — Trevor Mastrogiovanni (OSU) DEC Khyler Brewer (Little Rock), 5-2
  • 133 — Paul Bianchi (Little Rock) MAJ DEC Andrew Nieman (OSU), 10-2
  • 141 — Kaid Brock (OSU) DEC Conner Ward (Little Rock), 10-4
  • 149 — Boo Lewallen (OSU) DEC Kyle Prewitt¬†(Little Rock), 9-3
  • 157 — Jalin Harper (OSU) MAJ Noah Aziere (Little Rock), 11-3
  • 165 — Travis Wittlake (OSU) MAJ Alexander Hernandez (Little Rock), 16-3
  • 174 — Dustin Plott (OSU) PIN Triston Wills (Little Rock)
  • 184 — Dakota Geer (OSU) TECH Zane Davis (Little Rock), 20-3
  • 197 — AJ Ferrari (OSU) TECH James Johnson (Little Rock), 22-7
  • 285 — Austin Harris (OSU) DEC Gabriel Beyer (Little Rock), 6-5

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