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OSU Wrestling: Cowboys Defeat Minnesota 23-10

The Cowboys earned their second W of the young season over No. 11 Minnesota.

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[Jackson Lavarnway/PFB]

The Cowboys traveled up to Minnesota to take on the Gophers on Saturday night. Highlighted by big matchups at 125 and 157, and the debut of Carter Young, the Cowboys were able to knock off the Gophers(Insert Score)

Things opened with a huge upset for Trevor Mastrogiovanni. He was taking on All-American Mitch McKee and used a number of really nice shots and takedowns to outdistance McKee 10-6. McKee has traditionally been very tough on top and Mastro had few struggles getting away.

At 141, Carter Young made his collegiate debut. In a bit of a surprise finish, Young fell 6-4 to Jake Bergeland. Young was able to get to multiple shots, but was unable to finish any until late in the match.

Kaden Gfeller shook off his loss to Jaden Abas at Stanford with a 9-4 decision over Michael Blockhus. A takedown and turn for Gfeller late in the second period really separated things for Gfeller.

In the most anticipated matchup of the night between All-Americans Brayton Lee and Wyatt Sheets, Lee controlled his way to a 15-9 decision. Sheets was able to get a few takedowns and keep it to a decision, but Lee had a lot of offense and just outdistanced Sheets in this high-scoring match.

After intermission following 157, the Cowboys hit a stretch where they were favored in four straight matches. They comfortably controlled the first two at 165 and 174, but 184 was interesting. Dakota Geer was up 1-0 at the end of the second period and got a good ride in the third. He was seconds away from securing riding time when Isaiah Salazar got an escape and took it to overtime. Geer picked up a takedown in OT to win.

The final two weights featured NCAA champions from both teams with AJ Ferrari at 197 and Gable Steveson at HWT for Minnesota.

Ferrari comfortably controlled Michial Foy, and Steveson majored Luke Surber to give the dual a final score of 23-10 for the Cowboys.

Next on tap for the Cowboys is Drexel in Stillwater on Sunday, November 28th.

  • 125-Trevor Mastrogiovanni DEC Mitch McKee 10-6
  • 133-Daton Fix MAJ DEC Jake Gliva 18-7
  • 141-Jake Bergeland DEC Carter Young 6-4
  • 149-Kaden Gfeller DEC Michael Blockhus 9-4
  • 157-Brayton Lee DEC Wyatt Sheets 15-9
  • 165-Travis Wittlake DEC Andrew Sparks 8-3
  • 174-Dustin Plott DEC Jared Krattiger 6-1
  • 184-Dakota Geer DEC Isaiah Salazar 3-1 OT
  • 197-AJ Ferrari MAJ DEC Michial Foy 12-4
  • 285-Gable Steveson MAJ DEC Luke Surber 20-7
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