#10 Oklahoma State over #15 South Dakota State (19-12)
#10 Oklahoma State over Stanford (25-9)
Oklahoma State brought their dual streak up to four, as they got two more dominant wins. On the road they took out ranked conference opponent SDSU, six matches to four. Then two days later they came home and took out a tough Stanford team, winning seven matches. Every wrestler got at least one win between the two duals, including a handful of upsets. The team is looking solid, and are looking to continue to build on that momentum as they head into the second Bedlam of the year and their final home dual. Before that, here are some takeaways from the weekend action.
Witcraft will probably need to steal a spot
Witcraft went 1-1 on the weekend against two ranked opponents. He took out the higher ranked Tanner Jordan of SDSU with a big first period that saw him build a 6-0 lead early. He struggled against Nico Provo, but still kept it close. With only two duals left, it’s likely that Witcraft won’t earn an automatic qualifying spot for the conference.
With that it’s looking like he will need to steal a spot at Big 12’s. That means getting more conference upsets, and he’s shown an ability to do that. He has a solid, albeit limited, resume that could put him into the top 33 this week. If he can steal a spot the Cowboys could send 10 to NCAA’s for the first time since 2017.
No repeat losses…