Oklahoma too strong for Jackrabbits
NORMAN, Okla. – Oklahoma reeled off seven consecutive victories to pull away for a 30-6 victory over South Dakota State in college wrestling action Friday night at Lloyd Noble Center.
The Sooners, who are receiving votes in the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division I poll, improved to 9-6 overall and 4-3 in the Big 12 Conference. SDSU dropped to 2-10 overall and 1-7 against Big 12 foes.
Blake Wolters got the Jackrabbits started off on the right foot by recording a 5-2 decision over Jake Boyd in the heavyweight bout.
Christian Moody began the OU streak by recording the first of three straight bonus-point wins with a second-period pin of Gregory Coapstick at 125 pounds. Anthony Madrigal followed with a major decision at 133 pounds and 13th-ranked Dom Demas added a win by technical fall in the 141-pound matchup to push the Sooners’ lead to 15-3.
Oklahoma kept the momentum firmly in its favor as Davion Jeffries outdueled the Jackrabbits’ Henry Pohlmeyer, 7-5, in a 149-pound matchup between wrestlers ranked individually in various polls.
After three more wins by decision for OU, Zach Carlson ended the streak for SDSU with a 7-0 shutout decision over Kayne MacCallum in the 184-pound bout. Carlson upped his overall season record to 19-7 and improved to a team-best 8-4 in duals.
The Jackrabbits close out the dual portion of their schedule by hosting a Senior Night match against West Virginia on Sunday. Action is slated for 6 p.m. at Frost Arena.
Oklahoma 30, South Dakota State 6
285: Blake Wolters (SDSU) dec. Jake Boyd (OU), 5-2
125: Christian Moody (OU) def. Gregory Coapstick (SDSU), by fall 3:26
133: Anthony Madrigal (OU) major dec. Rylee Molitor (SDSU), 11-0
141: #13 Dom Demas (OU) tech. fall Aric Williams (SDSU), 17-1 [3:22]
149: #17 Davion Jeffries (OU) dec. Henry Pohlmeyer (SDSU), 7-5
157: Justin Thomas (OU) dec. Colten Carlson (SDSU), 11-5
165: Jeremy Thomas (OU) dec. Logan Peterson (SDSU), 6-2
174: Anthony Mantanona (OU) dec. Samuel Grove (SDSU), 5-2
184: Zach Carlson (SDSU) dec. Kayne MacCallum (OU), 7-0
197: #19 Jake Woodley (OU) dec. Martin Mueller (SDSU), 11-5
Note: Rankings by FloWrestling