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No. 5 Oklahoma State controls No. 4 Iowa State, 21-12 in Stillwater

by Jake LeForce, OSU Athletics and Andy Stubblefield, ISU Athletics

Jersey Robb (Oklahoma State) controls Julien Broderson (ISU) in their dual meet. (Photo by Oklahoma State Athletics)

Oklahoma State release by Jake LeForce

Cowboys Cruise to Top-Five Win Against Iowa State


STILLWATER – The Oklahoma State wrestling team downed No. 4 Iowa State, 21-12, Saturday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena for its second win over a top-five opponent this season. OSU is now 10-0, matching its longest winning streak to open a season since 2018-19, while the Cyclones dropped to 10-2.

In a dual that featured five top-10 matchups, the Cowboys took six of 10 matches on the night and were led by bonus-point wins from Daton FixDustin Plott and Jersey Robb. Oklahoma State now owns two wins over top-five opponents, its first time doing so since 2018-19.

Additionally, the Cowboys have won 11 of their past 12 against ranked teams and 15 of their past 16 overall, as well as four of their last five against top-10 teams. With the win, head coach John Smith now trails Harold Nichols by just six victories at 486 for second-most in Division I wrestling history.

The Cowboys took control of the dual right from the start, winning each of the first three matches.

For the second night in a row, No. 20 Troy Spratley used a takedown in the first period to pick up the 4-2 decision over No. 25 Kysen Terukina. Spratley took down a pair of ranked opponents this weekend and is 8-2 in dual action. Third-ranked Daton Fix then gave OSU a 7-0 lead behind a dominant 11-3 major decision against No. 7 Evan Frost, his sixth-straight bonus-point win and second top-10 win of the year.

Perhaps the dual of the night was at 141 pounds, as No. 9 Tagen Jamison battled No. 8 Anthony Echemendia in a big swing bout. The two wrestlers went to sudden victory after trading escapes, but Jamison got the key takedown for his fifth top-10 victory this season.

Following No. 17 Sammy Alvarez's defeat to No. 10 Casey Swiderski, Teague Travis got the job done against Jason Kraisser, winning by decision, 8-2. Travis ended the weekend with a 14-2 record and has earned wins in nine of 10 duals on the year.

Second-ranked Dustin Plott made easy work of No. 10 Will Feldkamp, nearly earning a technical fall as he settled for a 17-3 major decision. The senior is 19-2 on the year, while posting bonus points 16 times and beating three top-10 wrestlers.

Oklahoma State led 17-9 heading into the 197-pound bout, needing one more victory to cement the team win. Jersey Robb, who entered the night with an 0-3 dual record, put on a show against No. 30 Julien Broderson. The true freshman exploded for a 10-1 lead in the first period and tacked on a late takedown to secure the 15-6 major decision, sealing the first dual win of his career and the team victory.

The Cowboys conclude their homestretch on Friday, February 2, against Arizona State, before making the quick trip to Columbia, Mo., for a meeting with second-ranked Missouri two days later. Friday's dual is set to air on Big 12 Now on ESPN+, while Sunday's matchup will be available for streaming on FloWrestling.

No. 5 Oklahoma State 21, No. 4 Iowa State 12
Jan. 27, 2024 | Gallagher-Iba Arena | Stillwater, Okla. 
Attendance: 5,500
125: No. 20 Troy Spratley (OSU) dec. No. 25 Kysen Terukina (ISU), 4-2 
133: No. 3 Daton Fix (OSU) MD No. 7 Evan Frost (ISU), 11-3 
141: No. 9 Tagen Jamison (OSU) dec. No. 8 Anthony Echemendia (ISU), SV-1 4-1
149: No. 10 Casey Swiderski (ISU) dec. No. 17 Sammy Alvarez (OSU), 8-2 
157: No. 18 Teague Travis (OSU) dec. Jason Kraisser (ISU), 8-3
165: No. 3 David Carr (ISU) dec. No. 4 Izzak Olejnik (OSU), 8-1
174: No. 23 MJ Gaitan (ISU) dec, No. 25 Brayden Thompson (OSU), SV-1 6-3 
184: No. 2 Dustin Plott (OSU) MD No. 10 Will Feldkamp (ISU), 17-3 
197: Jersey Robb (OSU) MD No. 30 Julien Broderson (ISU), 15-6
HWT: No. 3 Yonger Bastida (ISU) dec. No. 9 Konner Doucet (OSU), 7-2


Iowa State release by Andy Stubblefield

ISU drops Top-Five Road Battle at Oklahoma State


STILLWATER, Okla. – No. 4 Iowa State dropped its first Big 12 dual of the season to No. 5 Oklahoma State, 21-12, Saturday night inside Gallagher-Iba Arena.


The Cowboys won six bouts compared to ISU's four, including three matches by bonus points. Iowa State finished the evening 1-2 in one-score matches. Oklahoma State won the takedown battle, 15-8, marking the first time this season the Cyclones were outperformed on their feet in a dual.


Oklahoma State started the evening with three consecutive victories at 125, 133 and 141 pounds to take a commanding 10-0 lead in the dual. At 141 pounds, Anthony Echemendia was much the aggressor and had an opportunity to get the Cyclones on the board, but fell to No. 9 Tagen Jamison, 4-1, in sudden victory.


Casey Swiderski got Iowa State on the board at 149 pounds. The Cyclone tallied two takedowns and controlled the center of the mat in an 8-2 victory over No. 17 Sammy Alvarez.


The Cowboys got a decision at 157 pounds before the dual's featured bout between No. 3 David Carr and No. 4 Izzak Olejnik. Carr was in control the entire match and amassed 2:07 of riding time in an 8-1 decision.


MJ Gaitan made it back-to-back victories for the Cyclones with a win in sudden victory against No. 25 Brayden Thompson. Gaitan secured a body lock on the edge of the mat and tallied the winning takedown to win, 6-3.


Oklahoma State sealed the contest with two consecutive bonus point wins at 184 and 197 pounds.


Yonger Bastida ended the night on a positive note for Iowa State. He improved to 17-0 on the year with a 7-2 decision over No. 9 Konner Doucet, his sixth victory of the season against a top-15 opponent.


Up Next

Iowa State returns home for the entire month of February. Next up, the Cyclones take on West Virginia Friday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m.



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