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OSU Wrestling Takes Out Air Force

Air Force puts up a fight early, but the Cowboys pull away with their upper weights



After OSU’s dual with Northern Colorado was canceled, the Cowboys went to the Air Force Academy to have a dual with the Falcons, and here’s how it went.

OSU got off to a bit of a slow start. At 125 Trevor Mastrogiovanni got the Pokes on the board with a 2-1 decision over Cody Phippen. Mastrogiovanni picked up the first takedown then gave up an escape to Phippen. Phippen and Mastrogiovanni then traded full period ride-outs to give Mastro the 2-1 decision.

At 133 Andrew Nieman, who is currently filling in for Daton Fix, dropped a 6-0 decision to Jared Van Vleet. Then came one of the more controversial bouts of the dual between Dusty Hone and Lenny Petersen. Hone was up 4-2 and gave up a 2-point takedown with just seconds left, but seemed to continue through and get another takedown of his own. After some review the two were given to Petersen along with a riding time point, and Petersen won 5-4.

The tide quickly turned back in favor of the Cowboys starting with Boo Lewallen at 149. Boo hammered Dylan Martinez 22-3, which was followed by a gritty 3-1 decision for Jalin Harper, and a 24-8 tech fall for Travis Wittlake.

At 174, Dustin Plott gave up a good chunk of riding time, but still managed to knock off Cody Surratt 5-3, which moved the team score to 19-6. At 184, Dakota Geer teched Calvin Sund 18-1 to put the Cowboys up 24-6 and seal the dual for OSU.

AJ Ferrari picked apart Kayne Hutchison, as Ferrari closed the match out with a ride and picked up a 20-5 tech fall.

Austin Harris just keeps chugging along. He picked up a 12-2 major here over Wyatt Hendrickson. Hendrickson was the No. 2 recruit in his weight class out of high school.

The final score of the dual ended up at 33-6.

The Cowboys go to Iowa next week to take on Northern Iowa and Iowa State.

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