Oklahoma State 29, South Dakota State 6

Jackrabbits fall short at Oklahoma State

STILLWATER, Okla. — Tenth-ranked Oklahoma State won eight of 10 matches, including four matchups between ranked wrestlers, to record a 29-6 dual victory over No. 23 South Dakota State in Big 12 Conference wrestling action Friday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

The Cowboys improved to 11-2 overall and 5-2 in Big 12 duals. SDSU suffered its first conference loss of the season, falling to 3-1 against Big 12 foes and 10-3 overall.

Oklahoma State, which featured nine ranked wrestlers in its lineup, built an early 9-0 lead behind wins from eighth-ranked Trevor Mastrogiovanni at 125 pounds and second-ranked Daton Fix in the 133-pound bout. Mastrogiovanni held off the Jackrabbits’ Tanner Jordan for a 2-1 decision, while Fix recorded a third-period pin against Gabriel Tagg.

Clay Carlson, ranked ninth at 141 pounds, put the Jackrabbits on the board with a 3-1 decision against No. 17 Carter Young. Carlson trailed 1-0 entering the third period, but came up with an escape early in the final stanza before notching the lone takedown of the match with about 30 seconds remaining.

The Cowboys then took control of the dual with five consecutive victories, highlighted by major decisions from Wyatt Sheets (157 pounds) and Dakota Geer (184 pounds). Geer’s 16-7 victory over Cade King was the third in a row in which the Cowboys won a matchup between ranked wrestlers.

Eighth-ranked Travis Wittlake won a 3-1 decision over No. 30 Tanner Cook of SDSU in the 165-pound matchup, while a top-10 matchup at 174 pounds between Dustin Plott and the Jackrabbits’ Cade DeVos went to Plott, 5-3.

OSU also received an upset win from No. 33 Luke Surber at heavyweight as he knocked off 20th-ranked A.J. Nevills, 6-3, in the final bout of the night.

Tanner Sloan picked up the other Jackrabbit victory as he posted a 3-1 decision over Gavin Stika in the 197-pound matchup.

The Jackrabbits close out their weekend road trip with a dual Sunday at 25th-ranked Oklahoma State. Start time is 3 p.m. at McCasland Field House in Norman, Oklahoma.


  • Oklahoma State has won all six meetings in the series
  • Carlson tied DeVos for the team lead in victories with 23
  • Carlson improved to 11-2 in duals this season
  • Sloan upped his winning streak to eight consecutive matches

#10 Oklahoma State 29, #23 South Dakota State 6
125 | #8 Trevor Mastrogiovanni (OSU) dec. Tanner Jordan (SDSU), 2-1
133 | #2 Daton Fix (OSU) def. Gabriel Tagg (SDSU), by fall 5:55
141 | #9 Clay Carlson (SDSU) dec. #17 Carter Young (OSU), 3-1
149 | #13 Kaden Gfeller (OSU) dec. Daniel Kimball (SDSU), 4-0
157 | #14 Wyatt Sheets (OSU) major dec. Kenny O’Neil (SDSU), 10-1
165 | #8 Travis Wittlake (OSU) dec. #30 Tanner Cook (SDSU), 3-1
174 | #10 Dustin Plott (OSU) dec. #9 Cade DeVos (SDSU), 5-3
184 | #8 Dakota Geer (OSU) major dec. #33 Cade King (SDSU), 16-7
197 | #12 Tanner Sloan (SDSU) dec. Gavin Stika (OSU), 3-1
285 | #33 Luke Surber (OSU) dec. #20 A.J. Nevills (SDSU), 6-3

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