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OSU Wrestling: Minnesota Defeats Oklahoma State 18-12 as Young, Gfeller Score Upsets

The Cowboys lost for the first time this season but had a couple of outstanding upsets.

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It was a tough Sunday in Gallagher-Iba for the Cowboys as they took their first loss of the season to Minnesota 18-12.

The dual delivered some early fireworks at 165. Andrew Sparks gave Wyatt Sheets fits early with a few takedowns to go up 4-2 into the second period. Sheets scraped together a bit of a comeback and looked like he might have it completed when he picked up a called takedown with about 30 seconds left in the third. But after a challenge from Minnesota, the takedown was overturned and Sheets fell 5-4.

Dustin Plott tied the dual back up 3-3 with a comfortable 10-5 decision. At 184, Travis Wittlake and Isaiah Salazar went into the second period tied 0 where Salazar rode Wittlake out for the period. Wittlake took an optional start vs. Salazar in the third and after a takedown and rideout for Salazar, Wittlake fell 4-0.

Luke Surber got a takedown early, but struggles on the mat continued to plague the Cowboys as Michial Foy rode Surber the entire second period. Surber took down the riding time and was called for an illegal hold making it 2-2 in the third. He then gave up an escape and picked up a quick takedown to make it 4-3. A stalling point and escape followed by a takedown for Foy made it a 7-4 final score, putting Minnesota up 9-3. Minnesota bumped their lineup, putting 197 lber Garrett Joles vs. Konner Doucet. Doucet went to rideouts with Garrett Joles, and Joles rode Doucet out for the overtime period. Doucet was unable to put together a ride of his own and fell 2-1.

Patrick McKee picked up a first-period takedown and dominated Trevor Mastrogiovanni on top to win 4-1. Daton Fix got the Cowboys back on the winning side with a 10-3 decision.

Then came the match of the night for the Cowboys at 141 with Carter Young. Young got in on a number of attacks and a takedown and some riding time put him over the top 5-1 over No. 3 Jake Bergeland. It was a huge win for Young after suffering a few early season losses this year.

This put the Cowboys back in it at 15-9, but Minnesota answered at 149 as Michael Blockhus knocked off Victor Voinovich 3-1 to seal the dual for Minnesota.

Many fans began to exit a bit early as Kaden Gfeller locked horns with No. 2 Brayton Lee. Gfeller got a penalty point, then an escape in the second to go up 2-0. Lee took neutral in the third, and Gfeller battled on his feet to keep it even and took the bout 2-0.

The Cowboys wrestle Bedlam in Norman next Sunday.

  • 165-Andrew Sparks(Minnesota) DEC Wyatt Sheets(Oklahoma State) 5-4
  • 174-Dustin Plott(Oklahoma State) DEC Bailee O’Reilly (Minnesota) 10-5
  • 184- Isaiah Salazar(Minnesota) DEC Travis Wittlake(Oklahoma State) 4-0
  • 197-Michial Foy(Minnesota) DEC Luke Surber(Oklahoma State) 7-4
  • 285-Garrett Joles(Minnesota) DEC Konner Doucet(Oklahoma State) 2-1 Rideouts
  • 125-Patrick McKee(Minnesota) DEC Trevor Mastrogiovanni(Oklahoma State) 4-1
  • 133-Daton Fix(Oklahoma State) DEC Aaron Nagao(Minnesota) 10-3
  • 141-Carter Young(Oklahoma State) DEC Jake Bergeland(Minnesota) 5-1
  • 149-Michael Blockhus(Minnesota) DEC Victor Voinovich(Oklahoma State) 3-1
  • 157-Kaden Gfeller(Oklahoma State) DEC Brayton Lee(Minnesota) 2-0

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