No. 2 Oklahoma State Wrestling Drops Regular Season Finale To No. 4 Iowa

The No. 2 Oklahoma State wrestling team fell to No. 4 Iowa, 22-9, on Sunday in the team's final dual of the regular season. OSU completed the regular season with a 14-1 record in dual action, while Iowa improved to 12-2.

Sunday, February 25th 2024, 8:26 pm

By: OSU Athletics


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The No. 2 Oklahoma State wrestling team fell to No. 4 Iowa, 22-9, on Sunday in the team's final dual of the regular season. OSU completed the regular season with a 14-1 record in dual action, while Iowa improved to 12-2.

Gallagher-Iba Arena played host to 13,721 fans, the arena's third-highest total ever at a wrestling dual. Additionally, Sunday's crowd secured a season attendance average of 5,871, most in Gallagher-Iba Arena wrestling history.

In the opening bout of the afternoon, No. 12 Troy Spratley and No. 4 Drake Ayala went into sudden victory tied at 1-1, but Ayala secured a takedown and near fall points to give Iowa the early lead. At 133 pounds, third-ranked Daton Fix defeated Brody Teske by decision, 7-2, in his final match inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. With the win, Fix completed his career with a perfect 36-0 record at the venue.

"I just wanted to take it in one last time," Fix said. "I grew up dreaming of putting on that orange singlet and wrestling in Gallagher. When I was a little kid, I spent a lot of a lot of time here, so it's a dream come true for me just to be able to represent Oklahoma State. I love Oklahoma State with everything in me, I'm a Cowboy forever and I definitely bleed orange."

Following No. 2 Real Woods' tight 4-1 win over No. 8 Tagen Jamison, 18th-ranked Jordan Williams once again evened the team score after beating Victor Voinovich III, 7-3. Williams improved to 13-6 on the year and enters the postseason having won three of his last four bouts.

With the scored tied 6-6, the Hawkeyes picked up decisions in top-10 matchups at both 157 and 165 pounds. Seventh-ranked Patrick Kennedy then gave Iowa a 16-6 lead at 174 pounds, defeating No. 21 Brayden Thompson, 12-3, in the only bonus-point decision of the day.

Second-ranked Dustin Plott continued his stellar season, handing Gabe Arnold his first loss of the year and completing the regular season with a 24-2 record.

At 197 pounds, No. 16 Luke Surber and No. 11 Zach Glazier were tied late in the third period, but Glazier worked his way to a takedown with under 15 seconds remaining to ice the team win. Ben Kueter then beat No. 11 Konner Doucet, 5-1, in the afternoon's final match.

The Cowboys now have almost two weeks off before beginning postseason competition in Tulsa, Okla., at the Big 12 Championships on March 9-10.

No. 2 Oklahoma State 9, No. 4 Iowa 22

Feb. 25, 2024 | Gallagher-Iba Arena | Stillwater, Okla. 

Attendance: 13,721

125: No. 4 Drake Ayala (IOWA) dec. No. 12 Troy Spratley (OSU), SV-1 8-1

133: No. 3 Daton Fix (OSU) dec. Brody Teske (IOWA), 7-2 

141: No. 2 Real Woods (IOWA) dec. No. 8 Tagen Jamison (OSU), 4-1

149: No. 18 Jordan Williams (OSU) dec. Victor Voinovich III (IOWA), 7-3

157: No. 5 Jared Franek (IOWA) dec. No. 10 Teague Travis (OSU), 10-4

165: No. 7 Michael Caliendo (IOWA) dec. No. 3 Izzak Olejnik (OSU), 7-2

174: No. 7 Patrick Kennedy (IOWA) MD No. 21 Brayden Thompson (OSU), 12-3

184: No. 2 Dustin Plott (OSU) dec. Gabe Arnold (IOWA), 5-1

197: No. 11 Zach Glazier (IOWA) dec. No. 16 Luke Surber (OSU), 4-1 

HWT: Ben Kueter (IOWA) dec. No. 11 Konner Doucet (OSU), 5-1

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