STILLWATER, Okla. – The top-ranked Oklahoma State wrestling team added a pair of wins to its dual record Sunday afternoon after dominating No. 19 Binghamton, 35-3, and Bucknell, 35-6, at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
“I thought we did a pretty good job in that first match with Binghamton, but had a little bit of a letdown in a couple matches in the later match with Bucknell,” coach John Smith said. “I like what I saw in the key matches against Binghamton.”
The Cowboys (11-0) had a total of 77 takedowns on the day and gave up just two, including a 38-1 advantage over Binghamton and a 39-1 advantage over Bucknell.
Senior Jamal Parks and Albert White had the biggest wins of the day in back-to-back bouts, each defeating a top-10 wrestler from Binghamton.
Parks knocked off No. 4 Donnie Vinson at 149 pounds with a pair of takedowns and a 1:03 riding time advantage in a 5-3 decision.
White also won 5-3, picking up a two-point nearfall as the final buzzer sounded to break a 3-3 tie against ninth-ranked Justin Lister.
“Just staying tough, just staying in the match (was my mindset),” White said. “The match isn’t over until the last whistle is blown, so keep wrestling through it.”
OSU added a third win over a ranked opponent when heavyweight Alan Gelogaev earned a technical fall over No. 19 Nick Gwiazdowski, 22-7, in seven minutes.
The Pokes had a total of 11 bonus-point wins on the day, notching five against Binghamton and six against Bucknell.
In addition to Gelogaev’s technical fall, 133-pounder Jordan Oliver added two falls, 197-pounder Cayle Byers added a technical fall, 141-pounder Josh Kindig added two major decisions, 174-pounder Chris Perry added two major decisions, 165-pounder Dallas Bailey had a major decision, 184-pounder Zach White had a major decision and heavyweight Tyson Yoder had a major decision.
Oliver’s falls marked his 12th and 13th of the year and improved his overall record to 15-1.
OSU has tallied at least five bonus-point wins in five consecutive duals.
Binghamton and Bucknell also wrestled Sunday at Gallagher-Iba, with Binghamton (12-3) knocking off Bucknell (3-13), 36-6.
The Cowboys are back in action Feb. 4 when they take on the Missouri Tigers in Columbia at noon.
No. 1 Oklahoma State 35, No. 19 Binghamton 3
Dual started at 125 pounds
125: No. 10 Jon Morrison (OSU) dec. Derek Steeley (BU); 8-3
133: No. 1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) fall Patrick Hunter (BU); 5:36
141: No. 14 Josh Kindig (OSU) MD Joe Bonaldi (BU); 14-4
149: No. 2 Jamal Parks (OSU) dec. No. 4 Donnie Vinson (BU); 5-3
157: No. 12 Albert White (OSU) dec. No. 9 Justin Lister (BU); 5-3
165: Dallas Bailey (OSU) MD Matt Kaylor (BU); 10-2
174: No. 4 Chris Perry (OSU) MD Caleb Wallace (BU); 21-8
184: No. 19 Nate Schiedel (BU) dec. Chris McNeil (OSU); 2-0
197: No. 10 Blake Rosholt (OSU) dec. Cody Reed (BU); 8-3
285: No. 3 Alan Gelogaev (OSU) TF5 No. 19 Nick Gwiazdowski (BU); 20-3;6:07