Each team won five matches, with the Cowboys building a 15-6 lead in the first seven bouts. However, Minnesota’s big men came through with victories in the last three matches, including defending heavyweight champ Tony Nelson. The critical team-score tiebreaker was supplied by Kevin Steinhaus, making his dual-meet debut this season, who earned a 14-5 major decision in his match at 184 pounds … the only bout to garner bonus points.
“It would have been nice to have a bonus point, but it’s a tough team,” Oklahoma State head coach John Smith said. “I wasn’t overly disappointed with our effort by any means. We probably needed to win six matches, and we won five. We’ve lost two duals now, and the difference has been a bonus point. That’s always going to be the key to having success in dual meet season, making sure that we’re scoring on top of points. It didn’t seem like we had that enough. It looked like in most of our wins, we just wanted wins, and we didn’t want more.”
It was the second consecutive dual-meet loss for Oklahoma State where the Cowboys had been ahead, only to have their opponent mount a come-from-behind victory. Last weekend, University of Oklahoma came out of a deficit to beat Oklahoma State at the Bedlam Series dual, 16-15.
- 125: No. 16 Eddie Klimara (Oklahoma State) dec. Sam Brancale (Minnesota), 14-10
- 133: No. 3 Jon Morrison (Oklahoma State) dec. No. 9 David Thorn (Minnesota), 3-2
- 141: No. 4 Chris Dardanes (Minnesota) dec. No. 15 Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State), 5-3
- 149: No. 2 Nick Dardanes (Minnesota) dec. No. 4 Josh Kindig (Oklahoma State), 6-2
- 157: No. 2 Alex Dieringer (Oklahoma State) dec. No. 3 Dylan Ness (Minnesota), 4-2 SV
- 165: No. 2 Tyler Caldwell (OKlahoma State) dec. No. 20 Danny Zilverberg (Minnesota), 2-0
- 174: No. 2 Chris Perry (Oklahoma State) dec. No. 5 Logan Storley (Minnesota), 6-3
- 184: Kevin Steinahus (Minnesota) maj. dec. Jordan Rogers (Oklahoma State), 14-5
- 197: No. 1 Scott Schiller (Minnesota) dec. No. 10 Blake Rosholt (Oklahoma State), 8-2
- Hwt: No. 1 Tony Nelson (Minnesota) dec. No. 15 Austin Marsden (Oklahoma State) 2-0
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