Cowboys Fall to Oklahoma State in First Dual of the Season

By: 
Cobe Wastler, Communications Coordinator for University of Wyoming Athletics

Stillwater, Okla. (Nov. 18, 2022) – The Wyoming Cowboy wrestling competed in their first dual of the season on Friday night taking on Big 12 rival No. 7 Oklahoma State inside of Gallagher-Iba Arena. OSU took the dual 34-3, but Job Greenwood provided a big highlight for Wyoming with an upset win over No. 13 ranked Carter Young  

“Job showed heart and guts tonight when he was exhausted.” Head Wrestling Coach Mark Branch said, “We know our wrestling shape is in its infancy and that’s ok for November, but when you’re tired you got to dig deep and that’s what Job did.”  

After moving up a weight during the offseason, Greenwood continued to look like a threat at 141 pounds as he squared off with No. 13 Young. Greenwood struck first scoring the only takedown of the match early on and adding a second period reversal to go up 4-1. After building up his lead, Greenwood showed grit down the stretch denying No. 13 Young multiple times on the edge of the mat to seal a 4-3 victory. The ranked win is Greenwood’s first at 141 pounds as he improves to 6-0 on the season.  

“You’re not going to hear me say this often after a lopsided loss, but I’m proud of these guys. Each guy went out and fought hard and didn’t wrestle intimidated.” Branch Said, “We had five guys wrestling in their first college dual and three guys up a weight class. The odds were certainly stacked against us but we showed heart. Give a coaching staff heart and hard work and you do a lot of work with that.”  

True Freshman Jore Volk (133) and Logan Ours (157) both looked promising in their dual debuts with each grappler coming up short in tightly contested matches against top 10 opponents.  

Up next for the Pokes will be a week off to prepare for another big early season test before heading to Las Vegas, Nevada to compete in the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invite on Dec. 2-3.  

Wyoming Cowboys – 3 | No. 7 Oklahoma State 34 

125: No. 7 Trevor Mastrogiovanni (OKST) dec. Jore Volk (WYO) 2-0 

133: No. 2 Daton Fix (OKST) fall (2:30) Aidan Noonan (WYO)  

141: Job Greenwood (WYO) dec. No. 13 Carter Young (OKST) 4-3 

149: No. 20 Victor Voinovich (OKST) dec. Chase Zollmann (WYO) 6-0 

157: No. 10 Kaden Gfeller (OKST) dec. Logan Ours (WYO) 6-3 

165: No. 16 Wyatt Sheets (OKST) dec. No. 21 Cole Moody 6-2 

174: No. 4 Dustin Plott (OKST) major  dec.Brett McIntosh (WYO) 16-6 

184: No. 12 Travis Wittlake (OKST) dec. Guillermo Escobedo (WYO) 8-2 

197: No. 30 Luke Surber (OKST) fall (1:40) Tyce Raddon (WYO) 

285: No. 16 Konner Doucet (OKST) dec. Terren Swartz (WYO) 5-2

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