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OSU Wrestling: Cowboys Crush Sooners 34-9 in Bedlam

OSU has won 19 Bedlams in a row.



[Devin Wilber/PFB]


STILLWATER — The Cowboys haven’t lost to the Sooners on a wrestling mat since 2013, and it became evident early that fact wasn’t changing Sunday.

Oklahoma State romped Oklahoma 34-9 in Sunday’s Bedlam dual in Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Sooners mustered just two takedowns all afternoon to the Cowboys’ 21. The Cowboys won six matches via bonus points, and it started early.

Troy Spratley pinned Conrad Hendriksen in 1:03 to send the 9,912 that piled into GIA into a frenzy.

And that was only the start of the Sooners’ woes.

Next came 133, where Daton Fix beat Jace Koelzer with a 21-5 technical fall to push OSU’s lead to 11-0 after two matches — more points than OU would score all day.

And it didn’t stop.

Tagen Jamison said he usually has 15 minutes to do his prematch prep in the wrestling room, but when he saw Spratley running in quicker than usual, he had to speed things up. The accelerated routine didn’t seem to affect Jamison, as he made quick work of Carter Schmidt at 141, pinning Schmidt in 54 seconds. So, within about 15 minutes of the dual starting, OSU had a 17-0 lead.

“The first three matches, I can’t remember, been a while since I’ve seen that — just like wham, bam, bam,” OSU coach John Smith said. “Pin at 25, wrestled out of a couple situations and ended up catching him with a little near arm, far leg. Daton picking up 21-5 tech. Tagen with a 54-second pin. That’s the way to start.

“We’re 10 minutes into the dual, and three matches are down. I thought we were going to do this dual in about an hour.”

Other bonus-point bouts came at 157, where Teague Travis beat Jared Hill via an 11-1 major decision. Dustin Plott was all over all-name team selection Giuseppe Hoose, winning with a 19-4 tech fall. OU’s best wrestler was set to take on Luke Surber at 197 pounds, but No. 2 Stephen Buchanan didn’t go out. Instead, it was Carson Berryhill, who weighed in at 184. Surber made quick work of his underweight opponent, beating Berryhill with a 17-2 technical fall.

The Cowboys’ losses came at 149, 174 and heavyweight. It’s weird to say after the Cowboys won 34-9, but the nine points OU scored were disappointing for the Cowboys, as all three matches saw a higher-ranked Cowboy fall to a Sooner.

But it was a day of celebration, as OSU has now beaten the Sooners in 19 consecutive duals. OSU running back Ollie Gordon was at the event (he’s at most OSU sporting events), and after the final match ended, Gordon got on the microphone and said a famous phrase he said after the Cowboys’ win on the gridiron earlier this school year.

“There’s only one Oklahoma, and it ends with State,” Gordon said.


Weight Result
125 Spratley (OSU) FALL Hendriksen (OU), 1:03
133 Fix (OSU) TF Koelzer (OU), 21-5
141 Jamison (OSU) FALL Schmidt (OU), 0:54
149 McDougald (OU) dec. Williams (OSU), 5-2
157 Travis (OSU) MD Hill (OU), 11-1
165 Olejnik (OSU) dec. Carlson (OU), 8-2
174 Picklo (OU) dec. Thompson (OSU), 5-2 SV
184 Plott (OSU) TF Hoose (OU), 19-4
197 Surber (OSU) TF Berryhill (OU), 17-2
HWT Heindselman (OU) dec. Doucet (OSU), 2-1

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