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Oklahoma State wrestling: No. 2 Cowboys come back to beat No. 4 Iowa

The Cowboys fell behind early but came back to win 18-12.
BY BRENDON MORRIS For The Oklahoman Published: January 13, 2013

“I've never wrestled in front of a crowd like this where so many people are watching you,” Chionuma said. “I came from an NAIA school where we had 200 people in the stands, but to have the stadium packed and everybody watching you, I was really excited. I was nervous, but it was awesome to have. You have to be in that moment to even figure out what's going on.”

Junior Blake Rosholt powered his way to a 3-2 victory to take Oklahoma State's first lead of the day at 15-12, and it was all left to heavyweight Alan Gelogaev, who earned three takedowns in his match to solidify an 18-12 victory for the Cowboys.

Though they got the victory, the team expressed dissatisfaction with their overall performance.

“A win is a win,” Perry said. “But we're looking for more than winning a dual meet. Our goal is to win a championship, and we're going to have to wrestle better than that.”

“We set our goals extremely high for ourselves. You plan in your mind what you're going to do, and things don't go to play. You've got to adjust. But for all of us, we feel like we're better than what we showed.”