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11/14/15 Iowa 18 Oklahoma State 16 - Attendance 42,287

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11/14/15 Iowa 18 Oklahoma State 16 - Attendance 42,287

Postby Allen Brown » Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:02 pm

IOWA CITY – Top-ranked Oklahoma State wrestling was edged by No. 4 Iowa, 18-16, in its season opener on Saturday in front of an NCAA record-breaking 42,287 fans in an outdoor match at Kinnick Stadium.

"It was a tough match," head coach John Smith said. "There were just some things that we didn't do today. One of those is pushing the score when we had an opportunity to. It seemed like we let some of our opponents in the match. We just didn't push the pace enough. It definitely showed us where we can really improve. I don't see anything but a plus for us as we move forward."

The Cowboys split the matches with Iowa, 5-5, but bonus points for the Hawkeyes is what made the difference.

The Cowboys went down 7-0 after losses in a top-ten matchup at 125 pounds and a tough 133-pound bout, but began their battle back at 141 pounds when All-American and No. 1-ranked Dean Heil put down a 7-1 decision over Logan Ryan.

Heil scored the first takedown of the day for the Pokes to take the lead, which he would hold on to throughout the match. Heil collected another takedown in the third along with an escape to start the period, a penalty point and a riding time point to get the Cowboys on the board.

In the second top-ten matchup of the day, No. 8 Anthony Collica, who debuted at a new weight, lost a 6-1 bout to third-ranked Brandon Sorenson.

The Cowboys stormed back, winning three in a row to lead the Hawkeyes, 13-10.

Redshirt freshman Chance Marsteller made his first start for the Pokes, wrestling at 157 pounds. Ranked No. 15 in the nation, Marsteller faced Edwin Cooper, Jr., a senior for the Hawkeyes. Marsteller struck first with a takedown immediately followed by a four-point nearfall. The match went on to be high-scoring with a flurry of points coming from both sides. Heading into the final period, Marsteller led 12-6. Cooper responded with a pair of takedowns and was awarded a penalty point, but it was not enough as the Cowboy held on tight to win the match 14-11.

The Pokes picked up bonus points at 165 pounds, thanks to Alex Dieringer. Two-time NCAA champion and No. 1 165-pounder Dieringer put on a show for the orange and black, scoring seven takedowns in the match. He gave up only five points against Iowa's Patrick Rhoads, all of which were escapes. The senior Cowboy went on to notch a 17-5 major decision, tying the team score 10-10.

No. 4 Kyle Crutchmer led the Pokes to a 13-10 lead after his victory in another top-ten match that had the crowd roaring.

"It was fun," All-American Crutchmer said, "The environment was crazy. The best way to not let the fans get to you is to keep them quiet and keep scoring. There was a lot of good about it, but not coming back with a team win is pretty upsetting. We have a lot to work on."

Facing No. 6 Alex Meyer, Crutchmer came out strong at the whistle, taking down the Hawkeye and putting him to his back. Crutchmer was working on a fall when action was stopped for a controversial penalty call. Meyer tallied the escape and scored a takedown to cut Crutchmer's lead to 6-4 after the first period. The two exchanged points in the second period, each scoring a takedown, while Meyer score an additional two escapes to bring the score to 8-8 leading into the final period. Crutchmer started the third with an escape but was hit with stalling call, resulting in a point for Meyer, who had riding time advantage. In order to win, Crutchmer would have to score a takedown, which he did. After running down Meyers' riding time, Crutchmer released the Hawkeye and captured the win, 11-10.

Iowa responded with a critical technical fall at 184 pounds to go up 15-13 in the team score.

Smith called up Nolan Boyd to wrestle at 197 pounds against No. 4 Nathan Burak. Giving up at least 10 pounds to the Iowa senior, Boyd held his own, surrendering only two takedowns. Trailing by three points at the beginning of the third period, Boyd tallied an escape to cut Burak's lead to 5-3. The Cowboy fought throughout the final period for a takedown to tie it up, but was unsuccessful, falling to the two-time All-American, 5-3.

With only one match left, the Pokes needed a pin to win the dual.

Fifth-ranked heavyweight Austin Marsden took on Sam Stoll in the day's final bout. After a scoreless first period, Marsden picked up an escape, but Stoll was awarded a point for Cowboy stalling. Marsden took a 3-1 lead, ending the period with a takedown. With Stoll choosing a neutral start, Marsden capitalized with a takedown and worked for the fall, but time expired, giving Marsden a 6-1 win yet sealing the dual for the Hawkeyes.

The Pokes will be back in action Thanksgiving weekend, traveling to South Dakota State for a Friday dual before making their way back to Stillwater for the home opener against Minnesota on Nov. 29.

No. 4 Iowa 18, No. 1 Oklahoma State 16
Nov. 14, 2015 :: Iowa City (Kinnick Stadium) :: Attendance – 42,287

125: No. 4 Thomas Gilman (IOWA) MD No. 7 Eddie Klimara (OSU), 9-1
133: No. 2 Cory Clark (IOWA) dec. Gary Wayne Harding (OSU), 8-2
141: No. 1 Dean Heil (OSU) dec. Logan Ryan (IOWA), 7-1
149: No. 3 Brandon Sorenson (IOWA) dec. No. 8 Anthony Collica (OSU), 6-1
157: No. 15 Chance Marsteller (OSU) dec. Edwin Cooper, Jr. (IOWA), 14-11
165: No. 1 Alex Dieringer (OSU) MD Patrick Rhoads (IOWA), 17-5
174: No. 4 Kyle Crutchmer (OSU) dec. No. 6 Alex Meyer (IOWA), 11-10
184: No. 12 Sammy Brooks (IOWA) TF5 No. 15 Jordan Rogers (OSU), 17-2
197: No. 4 Nathan Burak (IOWA) dec. Nolan Boyd (OSU), 5-3
285: No. 5 Austin Marsden (OSU) dec. Sam Stoll (IOWA), 6-1
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Re: 11/14/15 Iowa 18 Oklahoma State 16 - Attendance 42,287

Postby EngineerLehigh » Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:40 pm

Marstellar looks so dense in the legs and given no lungs in the 3rd period it is apparent that the weight cut is tough for him. His nutrition and training should eventually overcome that, but early he looked good.
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