#3 Oklahoma State over #19 Arizona State (28-9)
The Cowboys took care of the Sun Devils at home, winning seven matches. They didn’t take out any of the All-Americans for ASU, but Spratley got a solid upset over Richie Figueroa to climb the rankings. Fix won a surprising close one, while Jamison, Thompson, Plott, and Surber got bonus points. With a huge Big 12 matchup coming up, this was a good momentum builder for OK State.
Spratley gave up the first takedown but battled back to get the major decision in his biggest win of the season. His pace forced two stall calls early, and managed to escape in the first to make it close. A second period takedown saw Figueroa try and roll out, but end up giving nearfall to lose his lead. Figueroa was trying to make something happen in the third, but Spratley scored a counter to make it 12-5. Late in the match Figueroa was to his feet but couldn’t escape and clearly threw an elbow backwards at Spratley to give up a penalty point for the major and give the Cowboys a strong start. Figueroa hasn’t wrestled too much this season but was still considered a contender and Spratley did a good job of keeping with his offense to separate in this match.
In one of the more surprising matches of the night Fix was only able to get a decision win over Chlebove. It wasn’t easy to get there either, as Fix gave up a reversal in the third period and escaped to make it 2-2 with a minute left in the third. He managed to get a quick finish late in the match for the win, but it was not the typical dominant Fix we’ve seen this season. Chlebove did a good job of scrambling and hand fighting to slow him down, but Fix has typically been able to get through defenses like that. It’s one match so nothing to worry about, but a surprising result nonetheless.
Jamison showed out against an unranked wrestler by scoring multiple impressive double legs and getting five takedowns altogether. He looked much more like the confident version of himself we saw earlier in the year with his offense, and has an exciting style. One thing to look out for is after a second period scramble Jamison immediately called for injury time to ge…