OSU rolls to Big 12 dual wrestling championship
BY KYLE FREDRICKSON for NewsOK.com
Saturday, March 09, 2013
3/09/13 at 5:29 AM
STILLWATER - Save the dramatics for Saturday. Day 1 of the Big 12 wrestling championships was reserved for domination - courtesy of Oklahoma State.
The No. 2 Cowboys rolled through all three conference foes en route to a team Big 12 Championship at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Friday. It improves OSU's dual record to 20-1 this season, giving the Cowboys their fourth Big 12 championship in the past five seasons. Iowa State placed second, Oklahoma was third and West Virginia finished fourth.
"I think it was important for us," OSU coach John Smith said. "More importantly, we won the regular-season championship. I know it's going to be a lot tougher tomorrow."
OSU began its day with a record-setting performance, dismantling WVU 57-0. It set the program mark for largest margin of victory in a dual.
Original Print Headline: Cowboys cruise
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At 174 pounds, Oklahoma State wrestler Chris Perry takes down Oklahoma's Kyle Detmer. Perry won the bout by fall in Oklahoma State's 40-3 victory over Oklahoma. KT KING/For the Oklahoman