(STILLWATER, Oklahoma / Feb. 8, 2018) – The Oklahoma State wrestling team rounds out its 2018 home schedule this weekend as it hosts Edinboro and Bedlam rival Oklahoma at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
The Cowboys (10-2, 6-0 Big 12) open the weekend on Friday at 7 p.m. against the Fighting Scots before returning on Sunday at 2 p.m. to host the Sooners.
Watch the Cowboys
Fans can stream Friday's match against Edinboro live on FloWrestling.org. Sunday's Bedlam dual will be televised in Oklahoma on Fox Sports Oklahoma.
Listen to the Cowboys
Fans can listen to the duals live on 93.7 KSPI-FM or okstate.com with Rex Holt and Roger Moore on the call.
Live Stats and Pllay-by-Play
Fans can follow the action online through live results and play-by-play on trackwrestling.com.
In the Polls
The Cowboys enter this weekend's duals with eight wrestlers ranked at their respective weights.
Three Cowboys enter this weekend's dual ranked inside the top five after All-American performances a season ago. Two-time NCAA Champion Dean Heil is ranked No. 5 by Amateur Wrestling News, while Kaid Brock is also ranked as high as No. 3 by a number of publications. At 197 pounds, Preston Weigel is ranked as high as No. 3 by WIN Magazine. Returning All-American Nick Piccininni is ranked No. 6 by FloWrestling at 125. Chandler Rogers is ranked No. 6 at 165 pounds by FloWrestling.
A couple of newcomers to the OSU lineup currently hold rankings as well. Heavyweight Derek White is slotted at No. 7 by WIN Magazine. Boo Lewallen is ranked as high as No. 11 at 149 pounds (WIN Magazine). Meanwhile, Jacobe Smith comes in at No. 8 at 174, according to The Open Mat.
The Oklahoma State wrestling team will honor seniors Dean Heil, Hestin Lamons and Donald Cannon prior to Sunday's Bedlam dual.
Dean Heil became the 39th Cowboy to win multiple NCAA Championships last March in St. Louis, knocking off Virginia's George DiCamillo in the 141-pound finals to wrap up a perfect, 32-0 season which stands as the 15th undefeated season of 29 wins or more in program history. With the win, Heil followed up his 2016 finals win over Bryce Meredith for his first career title. Heil currently boasts 109 wins for his career, which stands at No. 31 in the program record book.
Senior Hestin Lamons has racked up 19 wins over the course of his career in Stillwater, including a dual win over Iowa State's Hank Swalla last month. Constantly praised for his work in the wrestling room, Lamons has made four dual starts for the Cowboys, winning two.
Donald Cannon has posted five wins during his time in the orange and black, including one fall, one major decision and one tech fall.
Williams to Receive Gallagher Award
Oklahoma State wrestling coach John Smith has announced Nick Williams as the recipient of the 2018 Gallagher Award, which will be presented prior to Sunday's Bedlam dual. The Gallagher Award is presented annually to an OSU alumnus who exemplifies the spirit and leadership eminent in the tradition of champions.
Williams lettered at Oklahoma State from 1993-95, wrestling mostly at heavyweight for the Cowboys, and has been the head wrestling coach at Altus High School since 2004 following stints at Madill—where he was named the 2A Coach of the Year in 2002—and Mangum.
Since the beginning of his career at Altus, the two-time 5A Oklahoma Coach of the Year has coached 62 state qualifiers, 21 state placers, 15 state champions and eight All-Americans. He was named an All-State coach in 2010.
The Series: Edinboro
►Friday's dual will mark the third meeting in the series between OSU and Edinboro, which began in 2009.
►The Cowboys have taken both duals, 24-12, with their last win coming in 2017 in Edinboro.
►Friday will mark Edinboro's first-ever visit to Stillwater.
The Series: Oklahoma
►With the series dating all the way back to 1920, Sunday's contest will mark the 177th edition of Bedlam wrestling.
►The series has been a lopsided one in the Cowboys' favor, with Oklahoma State leading, 139-27-10.
►Under John Smith, the Pokes are an impressive 48-6-3 against the Sooners.
►Overall, the Cowboys have won seven straight and 14 of their last 15 against the Sooners.
►Oklahoma State has swept the season series the last three years.
Last Time Out
The Oklahoma State wrestling team defeated No. 13 Northern Iowa, 24-10, in a nationally-televised dual Saturday afternoon at Gallagher-Iba Arena. With the win, the Cowboys moved to 6-0 in conference competition and picked up their 10th win of the season.
No. 5 Oklahoma State 24, No. 13 Northern Iowa 10
Feb. 3, 2018 | Gallagher-Iba Arena | Stillwater, Okla.
125: No. 7 Nick Piccininni (OSU) MD Jacob Schwarm (UNI) 12-2
133: No. 3 Kaid Brock (OSU) MD Jack Wagner (UNI) 14-6
141: No. 7 Dean Heil (OSU) dec. No. 8 Josh Alber (UNI) 4-1
149: No. 8 Max Thomsen (UNI) dec. No. 14 Boo Lewallen (OSU) 3-1, SV1
157: Jonce Blaylock (OSU) dec. Logan Ryan (UNI) 5-2
165: No. 10 Chandler Rogers (OSU) dec. Dan Kelly (UNI) 7-5, SV1
174: No. 7 Taylor Lujan (UNI) dec. Hestin Lamons (OSU) 7-4
184: No. 10 Drew Foster (UNI) MD Keegan Moore (OSU) 12-2
197: No. 5 Preston Weigel (OSU) dec. No. 13 Jacob Holschlag (UNI) 4-3
HWT: No. 11 Derek White (OSU) MD Carter Isley (UNI) 8-0