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College wrestling: Oklahoma, Oklahoma State among teams upset on Sunday

The No. 4-ranked Sooners lost at home to No. 9 Northern Iowa. The No. 5 Cowboys dropped a one-point decision at 13th-ranked Pittsburgh.
by Trent Shadid Published: January 19, 2014

“DeAngelis wrestled with a lot of heart like he always does,” Cody said. “He's been in several matches like that where the other guy technically may be a little bit more sound, but DeAngelis has so much fight and heart that you better be ready to battle for seven minutes with him.”

UNI (6-0) has now upset the Sooners in consecutive seasons after also winning in Cedar Falls, Iowa, last year. Both wins have served as evidence of a program on the rise under fourth-year coach Doug Schwab.

“We've been working to build not just an OK program, but an elite program,” Schwab said. “OU's an elite program. Coach Cody does a great job, and this year they've got a very good team. To come down here and beat the No. 4 team in the country, it's a very good win for our program.”

OU's next action will be on the road in Corvallis, Ore., where the Sooners will take on No. 20 Oregon State at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.


Fifth-ranked Oklahoma State suffered its fourth loss of the season, and third by just one point, after falling 19-18 to No. 13 Pittsburgh on Sunday.

The dual finished tied at 18-18, but the Panthers were awarded the tiebreaking point due to Mike Racciato's pin in 1:37 over OSU's seventh-ranked Josh Kindig (OSU) at 149 pounds.

Jon Morrison (No. 5 at 133 pounds) and Chris Perry (No. 2 at 174 pounds) were the only Cowboys to pick up victories over ranked opponents. Morrison earned a 2-0 win over No. 17 Shelton Mack, while Perry defeated seventh-ranked Tyler Wilps in sudden victory, 5-3.

by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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