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STILLWATER, Okla. – Top-ranked Oklahoma State (11-0) showed the strength of its lineup with a 35-3 win over No. 19 Binghamton Sunday afternoon from Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Bearcats (12-3) finished out the triangular with a 36-6 win over Bucknell.
Against the No. 1 team in the nation and the program with the most all-time dual wins of any school in the country, BU managed just one victory – a 2-0 decision from junior No. 20 Nate Schiedel at 184 pounds. Schiedel broke a scoreless tie with a second-period escape and then rode his opponent, Chris McNeil, the entire third period to gain the riding point.
Two anticipated matches between high-ranking opponents both went to the Cowboys by identical 5-3 counts. At 149, junior Donnie Vinson, ranked No. 4, battled unbeaten No. 2 Jamal Parks tight in a two-point loss. A Vinson escape to end the second period tied the match at 2-2. Parks got the decisive takedown, however, with one minute remaining in the match and after a Vinson escape, Parks withstood a stall warning and fended off Vinson for the 5-3 decision. It was Vinson’s first dual loss of the season.
At 157, senior No. 6 Justin Lister took on No. 13 Albert White and came up on the short end of a 5-3 decision. Lister recorded a takedown at the end of the first period and after an escape to start the third, led 3-1. But White got a tying takedown with 1:02 left and turned it into the decisive back points as time expired.
The Cowboys’ starting lineup featured eight wrestlers ranked in the top 14, including five in the nation’s top-10. The match was a homecoming for sixth-year head coach Pat Popolizio, who was an NCAA qualifier and scholar-athlete for Oklahoma State.
Against the Bison, BU won eight of 10 bouts, including pins by Vinson and freshman 174-pound Caleb Wallace. Schiedel scored a 9-1 major decision to go 2-0 on the day. He is 23-6 overall, 11-2 in duals.
Binghamton next hosts American on Friday at West Gym.
No. 1 Oklahoma State 35, No. 19 Binghamton 3
125: No. 12 Jon Morrison (OSU) dec. Derek Steeley (BU); 8-3
133: No. 2 Jordan Oliver (OSU) fall Patrick Hunter (BU); 5:36
141: No. 13 Josh Kindig (OSU) MD Joe Bonaldi (BU); 14-4
149: No. 2 Jamal Parks (OSU) dec. No. 4 Donnie Vinson (BU); 5-3
157: No. 13 Albert White (OSU) dec. No. 6 Justin Lister (BU); 5-3
165: Dallas Bailey (OSU) MD Matt Kaylor (BU); 10-2
174: No. 3 Chris Perry (OSU) MD Caleb Wallace (BU); 21-8
184: No. 20 Nate Schiedel (BU) dec. Chris McNeil (OSU); 2-0
197: No. 7 Blake Rosholt (OSU) dec. Cody Reed (BU); 8-3
285: No. 2 Alan Gelogaev (OSU) TF5 No. 17 Nick Gwiazdowski (BU); 20-3;6:07
No. 19 Binghamton 36, Bucknell 6
125: Austin Miller (Bucknell) dec. Derek Steeley (Binghamton); 5-4
133: Patrick Hunter (Binghamton) dec. Shawn Armato (Bucknell); 11-5
141: Joe Bonaldi (Binghamton) dec. Derrik Russell (Bucknell); 6-4
149: No. 4 Donnie Vinson (Binghamton) fall Alex Pellicciotti (Bucknell); 2:25
157: No. 6 Justin Lister (Binghamton) MD John Regan (Bucknell); 10-1
165: Corey Lear (Bucknell) dec. Matt Kaylor (Binghamton); 1-0
174: Caleb Wallace (Binghamton) fall Stephen McPeek (Bucknell); 2:15
184: No.20 Nate Schiedel (Binghamton) MD Jamie Westwood (Bucknell); 9-1
197: Cody Reed (Binghamton) MD Tyler Lyster (Bucknell); 13-4
285: No. 17 Nick Gwiazdowski (Binghamton) won by forfeit