No. 3 Oklahoma State handles No. 5 Missouri, 24-10 in Columbia, the Cowboys third Top-Five win

by Jake LeForce, Oklahoma State

Teague Travis (Oklahoma State) competing against Brock Mauller (Missouri) (Photo by Oklahoma State Athletics)

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The third-ranked Oklahoma State wrestling team dominated No. 5 Missouri, 24-10, Sunday at the Hearnes Center for its third top-five win of the season, its first time doing so since 2011-12. OSU continued its undefeated season at 12-0, while Missouri dropped to 8-2.

The Cowboys rattled off five straight wins to open the dual, taking a commanding 18-0 lead into intermission and taking seven total matches to seal the team win. Missouri managed just three takedowns on the day, while four Cowboy freshmen claimed wins.

Oklahoma State has now beaten a ranked team in eight consecutive duals and owns 10 ranked wins on the season. The Cowboys are 5-1 in their past six duals against top-10 opponents and have won 17 of their last 18 duals overall. With the win, head coach John Smith trails Harold Nichols by just four victories at 488 for second-most in Division I wrestling history.

Troy Spratley set the tone in the opening matching against Noah Surtin, who entered the day ranked seventh behind a 12-1 record. The bout went into sudden victory after the two wrestlers traded escapes, but Spratley managed the key takedown for the 4-1 decision. Over the weekend, Spratley brought home a pair of wins over top-11 wrestlers to move to 17-4 on the year.

Sam Smith recorded the first dual win of his career following a Missouri forfeit at 133 pounds. Daton Fix then bumped up to 141 pounds for his first career start at the weight, but walked away with a tight 2-1 decision over No. 26 Josh Edmond. Jordan Williams extended the Cowboy lead with a 10-3 decision over Joel Mylin at 149 pounds. He was the only wrestler on Sunday to reach double digits and improved his record to 11-5.

In the last match prior to intermission, Teague Travis rode a first period takedown to upset No. 10 Brock Mauller at 157. The win was Travis’ second against a top-10 opponent this season, and cemented a wide 18-0 Cowboy lead at the break.

Top-ranked Keegan O’Toole put the Tigers on the board against Izzak Olejnik, before Brayden Thompson had the win of the day against No. 5 Peyton Mocco. Tied at 1-1 in sudden victory, the true freshman got a takedown and four near fall points en route to the clutch 8-1 decision. It marked Thompson’s highest-ranked win of his young career.

Dustin Plott then added the Cowboys’ seventh win of the day at 184 pounds, defeating No. 14 Clayton Whiting by decision, 8-2. Plott boasts a 21-2 record and has won 14 of his last 15 matches.

Oklahoma State returns to Stillwater for its final three duals of the regular season, beginning with No. 11 South Dakota State on Saturday, February 10. The dual is slated for 6 p.m. and will air on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

No. 3 Oklahoma State 24, No. 5 Missouri 10

Feb. 4, 2024 | Hearnes Center | Columbia, Mo.

Attendance: 6, 207

125: No. 20 Troy Spratley (OSU) dec. No. 7 Noah Surtin (MIZZ), SV-1 4-1

133: Sam Smith (OSU) wins by forfeit

141: No. 3 (133) Daton Fix (OSU) dec. No. 26 Josh Edmond (MIZZ), 2-1

149: Jordan Williams (OSU) dec. Joel Mylin (MIZZ), 10-3

157: No. 17 Teague Travis (OSU) dec. No. 10 Brock Mauller (MIZZ), 4-2

165: No. 1 Keegan O’Toole (MIZZ) dec. No. 3 Izzak Olejnik (OSU), 5-1

174: No. 25 Brayden Thompson (OSU) dec. No. 5 Peyton Mocco (MIZZ), SV-1 8-1

184: No. 2 Dustin Plott (OSU) dec. No. 14 Clayton Whiting (MIZZ), 8-2

197: No. 8 Rocky Elam (MIZZ) MD Kyle Haas (OSU), 8-0

HWT: No. 5 Zach Elam (MIZZ) dec. No. 9 Konner Doucet (OSU), 1-0