NCAA wrestling: Oklahoma State can't catch Penn State

OSU's Jordan Oliver and Chris Perry and OU's Kendric Maple win individual championships.
By J. Carl Guymon, Tulsa World Correspondent Published: March 23, 2013
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photo - Oklahoma State's Jordan Oliver received congratulations from coach John Smith after Oliver defeated Boise Stateís Jason Chamberlain in the 149-pound title match at the NCAA Division I wrestling championships, Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Oklahoma State's Jordan Oliver received congratulations from coach John Smith after Oliver defeated Boise Stateís Jason Chamberlain in the 149-pound title match at the NCAA Division I wrestling championships, Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

— Oklahoma State's Chris Perry and Jordan Oliver were crowned as champions amid a furious rally Saturday, but Penn State rode the backs of two champions to hold on for a third straight NCAA wrestling title by four points, 123.5-119.5.

Minnesota was third with 103, and Oklahoma finished 14th with 38.5.

Kendric Maple completed a 31-0 junior season at 141 pounds to become the Sooners' first champion since 2005.

The Cowboys began the day 20.5 points behind but scored 17.5 points in the morning session to close within three before the finals.

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