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Oklahoma State wrestling: No. 2-ranked OSU takes care of No. 17 Pittsburgh, wins 26-14

Cowboys notch 10th-straight victory, remain unbeaten on the season.
By Kyle Fredrickson, For The Oklahoman Published: January 20, 2013

The Cowboys swept all but one of the remaining bouts. Marquee wins by top-ranked OSU wrestlers — No. 3 Tyler Caldwell (165 pounds), No. 1 Chris Perry (174 pounds) and No. 3 Alan Gelogaev (285 pounds) — provided the backbone.

Caldwell defeated No. 13 Tyler Wilps, 5-1. Perry recorded a 12-4 major decision victory against Nick Bonaccorsi. And Gelogeav edged No. 7 Zac Thomusseit, 8-3.

OSU's No. 16 Blake Rosholt nearly provided the upset of the afternoon against No. 2 Matt Wilps, but Rosholt fell in overtime, by fall (8:37) in the second tie breaker.

“It's going to be a team effort,” Guerrero said. “Great job to our leaders, I think they're leading by example. But it's not all on them. We have other capable guys that need to believe they can do the same.”

The Cowboys now prepare to face Arizona State in Tempe on Jan. 27. With less than a month until national duals and a difficult nonconference schedule ahead, the Cowboys will look to maintain their recent success.

“We're taking it one dual at a time, one week at a time,” Oliver said. “Every week we go in to see what we need to get better on and what to focus on. That's going to put us into position to win national duals and when a national title at the end of the year.”

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