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OSU Wrestling: Cowboys Currently Trail OU at Big 12 Tournament

For the first time in a while, the Pokes are being tested in Tulsa.

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It was not a great day for most Oklahoma State wrestling fans, as the Cowboys end the opening day at the Big 12 Tournament in third behind Wyoming and behind their arch rival Sooners.

OSU started things off pretty well. The only match the Pokes lost in the first round was at 141, where Kaden Gfeller stepped out for the first time this season at the weight and fell to the No. 3 seed from South Dakota State.

In the next championship round, the Cowboys dropped three bouts at 157, 174, and HWT as Wyatt Sheets, Dustin Plott and Austin Harris were knocked to the consolation side.

Trevor Mastrogiovanni (125), Daton Fix (133), Boo Lewallen (149), Travis Wittlake (165), Dakota Geer (184) and AJ Ferrari (197) all moved onto the semifinals.

The semifinal round was a rollercoaster ride for Oklahoma State fans, as Mastrogiovanni fell 5-3 to Taylor Lamont, Daton Fix and Boo Lewallen both won comfortably, then Travis Wittlake had one of the wildest matches of the tournament.

Wittlake was either down or tied with Luke Weber of North Dakota State for the majority of the match when he nearly got a takedown at the end of regulation that was followed by a stalling call and point for Wittlake. This sent the match to OT, where it looked like Wittlake was about to finish a takedown that was countered by Weber. Weber ultimately scored and won the match with an absolutely huge upset.

Dakota Geer then fell at 184, and all the attention of the tournament flipped to AJ Ferrari.

Ferrari took on No. 1 seed and undefeated Tanner Sloan and absolutely picked the South Dakota State star apart. Ferrari won the bout 7-1, salvaging an otherwise difficult round for the Cowboys.

Coming back on the consolation side, Wyatt Sheets, Kaden Gfeller and Austin Harris all lost matches, which ended their tournaments and possibly (likely) their seasons, as the three did not finish in a position to receive an automatic bid. Dustin Plott won, which sent him to the consolation semifinal round.

Plott, Mastrogiovanni, Wittlake and Geer will all wrestle in the consolation semifinals Sunday morning while Fix, Lewallen and Ferrari are in the finals Sunday night.

OU picked up four bonus-point wins on the consolation side late Saturday night to jump into the team lead. They have three wrestlers in the finals and six in the consolation semifinals. OU matches up head to head with OSU twice in the finals at 133 and 149. Wyoming, who is currently tied with OSU for second, will match up with OSU at 197.

2021 Big 12 Championships Results for Oklahoma State

125
  • Champ. Round 1 — Trevor Mastrogiovanni (OK State) won by major decision over Anthony Molton (Fresno State), 15-4
  • Quarterfinal — Trevor Mastrogiovanni (OK State) won in sudden victory-1 over Cody Phippen (Air Force), 6-4
  • Semifinal — Taylor LaMont (Utah Valley) 3-0 won by decision over Trevor Mastrogiovanni (OK State), 5-3
133
  • Champ. Round 1 — Daton Fix (OK State) won by major decision over Kellyn March (North Dakota State), 19-7
  • Quarterfinal — Daton Fix (OK State) won by major decision over Ty Smith (Utah Valley), 16-4
  • Semifinal — Daton Fix (OK State) won by tech fall over Mosha Schwartz (N. Colorado)
141
  • Champ. Round 1 — Clay Carlson (South Dakota State) won by decision over Kaden Gfeller (OK State), 8-4
  • Cons. Round 1 — Kaden Gfeller (OK State) won by major decision over Jeffery Boyd (West Virginia), 12-3
  • Cons. Round 2 — Chase Zollman (Wyoming) 3-1 won in tie breaker-1 over Kaden Gfeller (OK State), 5-4
149
  • Champ. Round 1 – Boo Lewallen (OK State) won by major decision over Hunter Marko (South Dakota State), 13-5
  • Quarterfinal — Boo Lewallen (OK State) won by decision over Jaden Van Maanen (North Dakota State), 10-3
  • Semifinal — Boo Lewallen (OK State) won by decision over Triston Lara (N. Iowa), 7-4
157
  • Champ. Round 1 — Wyatt Sheets (OK State) won by major decision over Nick Knutson (N. Colorado), 12-4
  • Quarterfinal — Jared Franek (North Dakota State) won by decision over Wyatt Sheets (OK State), 7-5
  • Cons. Round 1 — Alex Hornfeck (West Virginia) won by decision over Wyatt Sheets (OK State), 6-3
165
  • Champ. Round 1 — Travis Wittlake (OK State) won by fall over Vincent Dolce (Air Force), 2:10
  • Quarterfinal — Travis Wittlake (OK State) won by major decision over Colten Carlson (South Dakota State), 12-4
  • Semifinal — Luke Weber (North Dakota State) won in sudden victory-1 over Travis Wittlake (OK State), 5-3
174
  • Champ. Round 1 — Dustin Plott (OK State) won by decision over Austin Brenner (North Dakota State), 14-9
  • Quarterfinal — Jackson Hemauer (N. Colorado) won by decision over Dustin Plott (OK State), 5-2
  • Cons. Round 1 — Dustin Plott (OK State) won by decision over Scott Joll (West Virginia), 5-1
  • Cons. Round 2 — Dustin Plott (OK State) won by decision over Cade King (South Dakota State), 8-1
184
  • Champ. Round 1 — Dakota Geer (OK State) won by major decision over Michael Nelson (North Dakota State), 20-7
  • Quarterfinal — Dakota Geer (OK State) won by major decision over Anthony Carman (West Virginia), 12-4
  • Semifinal — Tate Samuelson (Wyoming) won by decision over Dakota Geer (OK State), 6-2
197
  • Quarterfinal — AJ Ferrari (OK State) won by decision over Jake Woodley (Oklahoma), 8-4
  • Semifinal — AJ Ferrari (OK State) won by decision over Tanner Sloan (South Dakota State), 7-1
285
  • Champ. Round 1 — Austin Harris (OK State) won by fall over Randy Gonzalez (Fresno State), 0:51
  • Quarterfinal — Josh Heindselman (Oklahoma) won by decision over Austin Harris (OK State), 2-1
  • Cons. Round 1 — Wyatt Hendrickson (Air Force) won by major decision over Austin Harris (OK State), 13-3

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