Oklahoma State 31, South Dakota State 6

No. 2 Cowboys stop wrestling win streak

STILLWATER, Okla. — Second-ranked Oklahoma State won the first six matches and went on to defeat No. 12 South Dakota State, 31-6, in a Big 12 Conference wrestling dual Saturday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

With the loss, the Jackrabbits saw their nine-dual winning streak come to an end in falling to 12-3 overall and 6-1 in the Big 12. OSU stayed unbeaten at 13-0, including a 7-0 league mark.

All five matches in the first half of the dual featured ranked wrestlers from both squads, with the higher-ranked Cowboy wrestler coming out on top each time. Starting at 125 pounds, No. 11 Troy Spratley of Oklahoma State answered a loss to the Jackrabbits’ No. 13 Tanner Jordan earlier this season at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational with a 7-3 decision.

Third-ranked Daton Fix then gave OSU a 7-0 lead after registering a 15-4 major decision over No. 16 Derrick Cardinal in the 133-pound matchup.

At 141 pounds, the matchup between eighth-ranked Tagen Jamison of OSU and two-time All-American Clay Carlson would be decided in overtime. Jamison scored an early takedown and led 4-1 entering the third period. Carlson scored on an escape to open the final stanza and worked his way to a takedown for a 5-4 lead with less than a minute remaining. However, Jamison managed an escape in the closing seconds to tie the match at 5-all and came up with the winning takedown early in the overtime session for an 8-5 sudden victory.

That would be the first of three overtime matches in the dual, all of which were won by the Cowboys. SDSU’s Cael Swensen went to overtime for the second night in a row, but this time, the Jackrabbit 157-pounder lost a 4-1 decision to No. 11 Teague Travis.

The 184-pound matchup featuring two top-10 wrestlers in No. 2 Dustin Plott of Oklahoma State and eighth-ranked Bennett Berge of SDSU, also needed extra time to determine the victor. Berge led 3-2 through two periods and upped his lead to 6-2 midway through the third period with his second takedown of the match. Plott, however, escaped and rallied for a late takedown to force overtime, then came up with another takedown early in the extra session for a 9-6 victory.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma State upped its lead to 25-0 after pins by 16th-ranked Jordan Williams over No. 18 Alek Martin at 149 pounds and third-ranked Izzak Olejnik versus Tanner Cook in the 165-pound matchup.

Cade DeVos ended the drought for the Jackrabbits with a workman-like 9-3 decision over No. 20 Brayden Thompson. The fourth-ranked DeVos broke into the scoring column 10 seconds into the match with a takedown and was in control throughout while improving to 18-1 on the season.

Fifth-ranked Tanner Sloan recorded the other Jackrabbit victory with a 4-0 decision against No. 15 Luke Surber. After a scoreless first period, Sloan put the first points on the board via a reversal seconds into the second period and added points for stalling and riding time.

In the final match of the night, Oklahoma State heavyweight Konner Doucet built an 8-0 lead before Jackrabbit redshirt freshman Luke Rasmussen rallied late in the second period to get within a point after a takedown and four-point near-fall. Doucet recovered, however, to ride out the entire third period for a 9-7 decision.

The Jackrabbits return home to host nationally ranked Missouri on Feb. 18. Start time is set for 2 p.m. at Frost Arena.

#2 Oklahoma State 31, #12 South Dakota State 6
125: #11 Troy Spratley (OSU) dec. #13 Tanner Jordan (SDSU), 7-3
133: #3 Daton Fix (OSU) major dec. #16 Derrick Cardinal (SDSU), 15-4
141: #8 Tagen Jamison (OSU) dec. #22 Clay Carlson (SDSU), 8-5 [SV-1}
149: #16 Jordan Williams (OSU) def. #18 Alek Martin (SDSU), by fall 4:45
157: #11 Teague Travis (OSU) dec. #16 Cael Swensen (SDSU), 4-1 [SV-1]
165: #3 Izzak Olejnik (OSU) def. Tanner Cook (SDSU), by fall 2:57
174: #4 Cade DeVos (SDSU) dec. #20 Brayden Thompson (OSU), 9-3
184: #2 Dustin Plott (OSU) dec. #8 Bennett Berge (SDSU), 9-6 [SV-1]
197: #5 Tanner Sloan (SDSU) dec. #15 Luke Surber (OSU), 4-0
285: #10 Konner Doucet (OSU) dec. Luke Rasmussen (SDSU), 9-7


  • Oklahoma State holds an 8-0 advantage in the series, which dates back to the 2014-15 season
  • DeVos improved to 13-1 in duals this season and upped his career record to 88-30
  • Sloan won his 36th consecutive dual match and is 61-4 in career dual matches
  • Sloan moved into sole possession of 13th place in career victories at SDSU with 103, breaking a tie with Tyler Jones (102 victories from 1999-2003)
  • Swensen is 3-3 in overtime matches this season

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