#7 Oklahoma State Wrestlers Drop Clarion 46-0

pavasko_1_icsSTILLWATER, Oklahoma – #7 ranked Oklahoma State won all 10 bouts on Friday night leading the Cowboys to a 46-0 win over Clarion in NCAA Division I Wrestling at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Photo: Michael Pavasko.

Clarion finishes its dual meet season with a 1-16 overall record, while Oklahoma State raises its record to 9-3.

Clarion’s top bouts came at 174, 157 and 197. At 174 Michael Pavasko (Jr. Munhall/Steel Valley) lost a narrow 9-5 decision to #11 ranked Kyle Crutchmer. Crutchmer led 5-2 after two periods, but Pavasko chose down to start the third and gained a penalty point and an escape to pull within 5-4. Pavasko took a good offensive shot to try and take the lead, but was countered by Crutchmer for a crucial takedown late in the bout to take a 7-4 lead and eventually a 9-5 decision. Pavasko has a season record of 19-12.

Evan DeLong (Fr. Kane) also wrestled a competitive match at 157 against #18 ranked Anthony Collica before losing 14-5. There was no score after the first period, while Collica scored an escape and a takedown in the second for a 3-0 lead. DeLong escaped in the third, but Collica strung together five takedowns late for his 14-5 win.

Ryan Darch (Sr. Batavia, N.Y.) lost a 13-6 decision to Luke Bean at 197. Bean led only 2-1 after one period and 6-3 early in the third, but Darch, who had several good offensive shots, was countered for takedowns in the third for the loss. He is now 14-14 on the season.

Oklahoma State’s defending national champion and #1 ranked Alex Dieringer at 165 pinned Slade Horner at 4:26, while #8 ranked Eddie Klimara won a 16-1 technical fall over Hunter Jones at 125, #4 Josh Kindig won by technical fall (22-5) over Brodie Zacherl at 149 and #5 Austin Marsden won by fall over Joshua Davis at 1:30 at 285-pounds.

The dual was the final dual meet of the season for Clarion who finishes at 1-16 overall and will next wrestle on March 7 in the EWL Championships which will be hosted by Rider.

Oklahoma State will host Penn State on Sunday.

125- #9 Eddie Klimara (OSU) t. fall Hunter Jones (CL) 16-1; 4:40
133- Gary Wayne Harding (OSU) maj. Dec. Matthew Liggett (CL) 18-4
141- #15 Dean Heil (OSU) t. fall John Pezze (CL) 15-0; 5:53
149- #4 Josh Kindig (OSU) t. fall Brodie Zacherl (CL) 22-5; 5:53
157- #18 Anthony Collica (OSU) maj. Dec. Evan DeLong (CL) 14-5
165- #1 Alex Dieringer (OSU) wbf Slade Horner (CL) 4:26
174- #11 Kyle Crutchmer (OSU) dec. Michael Pavasko (CL) 9-5
184- #18 Nolan Boyd (OSU) t. fall Daniel Sutherland (CL) 17-2; 4:52
197- Luke Bean (OSU) dec. Ryan Darch (CL) 13-6
285- #5 Austin Marsden (OSU) wbf Joshua Davis (CL) 1:30

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