Wrestling: Cowboys Sweep

STILLWATER (http://www.okstate.com) – Oklahoma State's wrestling team won 18 of 20 matches to sweep Tennessee-Chattanooga and Boise State in front of 2,683 fans inside Gallagher-Iba Arena.

The Cowboys got three falls, including a Steve Mocco pin in 14 seconds, en route to defeating Chattanooga, 37-6, in its first dual.

In the nightcap against Boise State, the Cowboys won all 10 matches, three of which were by fall, en route to a 39-0 victory.

Freshman Daniel Frishkorn won both of his matches. Chattanooga's Josh Keefe was forced to retire due to an injury in his first match, and he followed it up with an upset over sixth-ranked Scott Jorgenson of Boise State.

Senior Chris Pendleton pinned both of his opponents in less than a minute, and Mocco got a quick fall and a technical fall in his two matches.

Freshman Clay Kehrer gave the Pokes a lift by winning two decisions in his first experience in the Cowboy lineup.

Junior Kevin Ward won by a major decision in both of his matches, while senior Ronnie Delk also got in the action by pinning Boise State?s Jacob Scoles in one of his two wins.

Juniors Jake Rosholt and Zack Esposito also won both of their matches in the season opener.

"It was just like any match you start out with,?" head coach John Smith said. "There was some good and some not so good, and then there was some bad. We can improve in some areas, and I think everybody saw some areas to work on. It does not take a genius to say that we did not wrestle a complete match in some of those matches."

The Cowboys will send their top wrestlers to wrestle in the UNO Open in Omaha, Neb., on Nov. 20.

Oklahoma State 37, Tennessee-Chattanooga 6
125: #9 Matt Pitts (UTC) dec. Derek Stevens (OSU), 3-2
133: Daniel Frishkorn (OSU) inj. def. #17 Josh Keefe (UTC), :46
141: Ronnie Delk (OSU) dec. #18 Michael Keefe, 12-8
149: #1 Zack Esposito dec. Wayne French (UTC), 15-10
157: #14 Kevin Ward maj. dec. Jake Yost (UTC), 8-0
165: #11 Jon Sioredas (UTC) dec. #2 Johny Hendricks (OSU), 5-3
174: #1 Chris Pendleton (OSU) fall Justin Otis (UTC), :58
184: Clay Kehrer (OSU) dec. John Davis (UTC), 5-4 s.v.
197: #2 Jake Rosholt (OSU) fall Josh Ward (UTC), 5:22
285: #1 Steve Mocco (OSU) fall Diaz Edwards (UTC), :14

Oklahoma State 39, Boise State 0
125: Derek Stevens (OSU) dec. Clint Wolfley (BSU), 3-0
133: Daniel Frishkorn (OSU) dec. #6 Scott Jorgenson (BSU), 10-4
141: Ronnie Delk (OSU) fall Jacob Scoles (BSU), 6:27
149: #1 Zack Esposito dec. Ben Cherrington (BSU), 8-6
157: #14 Kevin Ward maj. dec. Luke Salazar (BSU), 16-3
165: #2 Johny Hendricks (OSU) dec. Russell Brunson (BSU), 4-2
174: #1 Chris Pendleton (OSU) fall Ben Gilliland (BSU), :57
184: Clay Kehrer (OSU) dec. Casey Phelps (BSU), 3-2
197: #2 Jake Rosholt (OSU) dec. #13 K.C. Walsh, 9-5
285: #1 Steve Mocco (OSU) tech. fall #17 Jacob McGinnis (BSU), 26-11; 3:30

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