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Sooners Upset Lock Haven at Virginia Duals

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.

Action at the Virginia Duals will be streamed on for a fee, and TrackWrestling will also provide live results. More information on the tournament can be found here.

For updates, follow @OU_Wrestling on Twitter, or like Sooner Wrestling on Facebook.  

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)

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