HAMPTON, Va. —The Oklahoma wrestling team split the first day at the Virginia Duals, falling to No. 16/16 (NWCA/InterMat) 22-12 before upsetting No. 20/14 Lock Haven 23-12 in the consolation bracket.
“We had a much better team effort [against Lock Haven]. It was a good win over the No. 14 team,” said head coach Lou Rosselli. “I was glad to see a few of our guys win the third period. With each competition our young team is gaining confidence.”
No. 16 Arizona State 25, Oklahoma 12
Three Sooners picked up wins in OU’s opening-round loss to No. 16 Arizona State. Wresting at 141, No. 7 Dom Demas notched a major decision victory over ASU’s Cory Crooks 12-3. The redshirt freshman took a 6-0 lead in the first period with a takedown and a four-point nearfall before adding two more takedowns in the second. Demas sealed his win with one last takedown in the final frame.
At 157, OU’s Justin Thomas pulled off an upset win over the Sun Devils’ No. 11 Christian Pagdilao, holding on for a 5-2 win. The bout was tied at 2-all late in the second period, but Thomas scored a takedown at the whistle to take a 4-2 lead into the third. Thomas added an escape in the final period to seal the victory.
Kayne MacCallum picked up a 4-2 win over Arizona State’s Jacen Petersen in the 184 bout. MacCallum held a 3-0 lead after two periods, but Petersen scored a takedown in the third to cut MacCallum’s lead to 3-2. The Sooner quickly escaped for a 4-2 lead and the win.
Oklahoma 23, No. 20 Lock Haven 12
The unranked Sooners upset No. 20/14 (NWCA/InterMat) Lock Haven behind wins from Anthony Madrigal, Demas, Jeffries, Thomas, Anthony Mantanona, Jake Woodley and Jake Boyd.
At 133, Madrigal claimed his first win in duals action when he defeated Dalton Rohrbaugh 9-3. The freshman scored takedowns in each of the first two periods, then added two more in the final frame. Madrigal also earned a point for riding time to close out the match.
No. 7 Demas pushed his winning streak to six matches with a 5-2 win over LHU’s Kyle Shoop in the 141 bout. The victory was good for his 20th win this season.
OU’s Jeffries (149) notched a 7-2 win over Collin Glorioso. Jeffries got on the board first with a takedown, but Glorioso tied it with a reversal. Jeffries quickly escaped to take a 3-2 lead into the second frame. Period two went scoreless, but Jeffries went to work in the third, notching a reversal, adding a penalty point and an extra point for riding time to take the match.
Wrestling at 157, Thomas completed a comeback win over LHU’s Alexander Klucker for his second victory of the day. The Sooner trailed 3-0 heading into the final period, but scored a takedown with a minute left to trim Klucker’s lead to 3-2. Thomas got a two-point nearfall with five seconds on the clock to take the lead and the match, 4-3.
Mantanona (174) picked up a major decision against Jared Siegrist, winning 12-3. The redshirt freshman capped a productive third period with a two-point nearfall with two seconds on the clock.
At 197, Jake Woodley earned a major decision victory, downing Lock Haven’s Blake Reynolds 15-7. The bout was tied at 2-all after the first period, but Woodley scored three takedowns in the second period to take a 6-3 lead. He added three more in the third and was awarded a penalty point.
Heavyweight Jake Boyd closed out the day with his first dual match victory. Boyd defeated Parker McClellan 8-2. The redshirt freshman scored all eight of his points in the first period by means of two takedowns and a four-point nearfall.
The Sooners will compete in the consolation semifinal tomorrow at 3 p.m. CT. OU will face the loser of Old Dominion-Virginia Tech.
OU vs. No. 16 Arizona State Final Results
|125||Brandon Courtney (ASU)||dec. 6-2||Christian Moody (OU)|
|133||No. 20 Josiah Kline (ASU)||fall 2:39||Anthony Madrigal (OU)|
|141||No. 7 Dom Demas (OU)||maj. dec. 12-3||Cory Crooks (ASU)|
|149||No. 18 Josh Maruca||dec. 6-5||Davion Jeffries (OU)|
|157||Justin Thomas (OU)||dec. 5-2||No. 11 Christian Pagdilao (ASU)|
|165||No. 5 Josh Shields (ASU)||tech fall 16-1||Hayden Hansen (OU)|
|174||No. 2 Zahid Valencia (ASU)||tech fall 22-5||Anthony Mantanona (OU)|
|184||Kayne MacCallum (OU)||dec. 4-2||Jacen Petersen (ASU)|
|197||Jake Woodley (OU)||dec. 9-6||Austyn Harris (ASU)|
|HWT||Brady Daniel (ASU)||dec. 3-1||Jake Boyd (OU)|
OU vs. No. 20 Lock Haven Final Results
|125||Luke Werner (LHU)||inj. 6:42||Christian Moody (OU)|
|133||Anthony Madrigal (OU)||dec. 9-3||Dalton Rohrbaugh (LHU)|
|141||No. 7 Dom Demas (OU)||dec. 5-2||Kyle Shoop (LHU)|
|149||Davion Jeffries (OU)||dec. 7-2||Collin Glorioso (LHU)|
|157||Justin Thomas (OU)||dec. 4-3||Alexander Klucker (LHU)|
|165||Chandler Marsteller (LHU)||dec. 6-1||Hayden Hansen (OU)|
|174||Anthony Mantanona (OU)||maj. dec. 12-3||Jared Siegrist (LHU)|
|184||Austin Bell (LHU)||dec. 3-2||Kayne McCallum (OU)|
|197||Jake Woodley (OU)||maj. dec. 15-7||Blake Reynolds (LHU)|
|HWT||Jake Boyd (OU)||dec. 8-2||Parker McClellan (LHU)|