By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer
STILLWATER — . The Cowboys advanced four wrestlers to tonight’s Big 12 Wrestling Championship finals. Tyler Shinn (125), Nathan Morgan (141), Brandon Mason (174) and Jared Rosholt (HWT) all won their semi-final matches. Rosholt pinned his opponent in the third period.
Mason won a 4-2 decision over Iowa State’s Aron Scott. Shinn beat OU’s Joey Fio 4-2. Morgan won his match over OU’s Zack Bailey by decision.
But it was the matches that got away that have virtuall eliminated OSU from the team race. Coleman Scott (133) was upset in overtime, Newly McSpadden lost a 7-2 decision at 157 and Jake Dieffenbach fell to Stephen Dwyer of Nebraska 3-1. At 184, Jack Jensen wrestled top ranked Jake Varner of ISU tough but fell 2-1.
OU’s Josh Weitzel (184) advanced to the finals with a 7-3 win over Mizzou’s Raymond Jordan. OU’s Joel Flaggert lost to Nebraska’s Craig Brester 6-2.
With the consolation round set to begin at 4 p.m., the team standings are as follows:
2- Nebraska 41.5