Oklahoma State Faces A Daunting Task vs The Iowa Hawkeyes This Weekend

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Oklahoma State heads to Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday to take on Iowa in the 54th meeting between the two most historic programs in the sport of wrestling. 

The Cowboys hold a 29-22-2 lead in the series that will likely get even closer on Sunday, as the host Hawkeyes are the heavy favorite to win this battle.

The question on the mind of most Oklahoma State fans is this: Where will the Cowboys be able to pick up a win? On paper, the Hawkeyes are favored in every single match and the Cowboys bring a young squad to one of the toughest environments in all of wrestling in Carver-Hawkeye.

The goal becomes a very different one for Oklahoma State than what they’re used to. Usually, other programs are gunning for those one or two shots at the Cowboys, trying to notch just a few wins to bloody the nose of the most historic program in the country. 

In Iowa City, the Cowboys will be trying to do that against Spencer Lee, Austin DeSanto, and the national title favorites.

The premier match of the dual comes at 149. OSU has #6-ranked Boo Lewallen taking on #2-ranked Pat Lugo in a match with major seeding implications at the NCAA tournament. 

And, of course, everyone remembers what happened in the last dual at 125, when Nick Piccininni blew the roof off Gallagher-Iba Arena by pinning NCAA champ Spencer Lee. 

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True freshman Reece Witcraft lets it fly. Can he find a way to launch a DeSanto who’s been out for bits of the season with an injury? Travis Wittlake only has one loss on the season and somewhat quietly has amassed the #1 RPI in the country at 165. He’ll take on “The Bull,” #2-ranked Alex Marinelli. Iowa has rotated guys at 184, and Anthony Montalvo has a gas tank that never empties and comes into this off six straight wins. Dakota Geer will have a shot to bounce back with an upset over Jacob Warner.

Can anyone in this group or the rest of the Cowboy lineup find a way to break through and get that shot in against an Iowa squad that looks destined for an NCAA title in March?


Seth Duckworth is a Stillwater-based writer who covers Oklahoma State University wrestling for Pistols Firing Blog, the best OSU news and community site on the internet. Follow Seth on Twitter.

Ethen Miller Flips From Missouri To Maryland

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Maryland earned their fourth top 100 commitment in the class of 2021 Tuesday night when #28 Ethan Miller flipped from his home state Missouri Tigers to the Terrapins. 

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Ryan Crookham Out Of Who's #1 Due To Injury

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Yet another injury will deprive wrestling fans of a match at Who's #1. Ryan Crookham, who was slated to take on Nic Bouzakis at 132 lbs, has unfortunately suffered an injury and will not be able to recover in time to wrestle October 3rd.

The Biggest Loss For Each MAC School & How They'll Fill The Void, Part II

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Every year, college wrestling coaches grapple with how to fill the voids left by departed starters.

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Bader Show: Ben Provisor & Alec Pantaleo

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Bader and Bray catch up with two-time Olympian Ben Provisor and three-time All-American Alec Pantaleo.

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Former Ohio State Champion, Big Ten Wrestler Transfers To Oklahoma State

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Oklahoma State brought in the #1 recruiting class in the country for 2020 and quietly added a nice transfer as a piece to that group recently.

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Official WNO: Nicky Ryan vs Tony Ramos Event Preview

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Who's Number One (WNO) returns on Friday, October 2nd, for the biggest event of 2020, and quite possibly the biggest event of all time. Named after its main event, WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Matheus Diniz will showcase the best no-gi competitors in the game using submission only rules. 

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Iowa Commit Drake Ayala Eyes 2020 Who's #1 & Much More In His Senior Season

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In March, the question of what dominance Iowa’s lineup would hold following the career of two-time NCAA champion Spencer Lee was answered with the verbal commitment of one of the best lightweight recruits in the country. 

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UWW Junior and U23 Nationals Set For Omaha, Neb., Nov. 13-15

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From USA Wrestling - USA Wrestling announced today that it will host UWW Junior and U23 Nationals Nov. 13-15 at the Convention Center at CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

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FRL 553 - Why Wrestlers Wouldn't Enter Senior Nationals, Metcalf Memories

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On episode 553 of FRL, the boys give a little teaser of Metcalf, talk about their favorite Metcalf memories, and discuss why wrestlers wouldn't go to Senior Nationals.

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Brent Metcalf's Career Timeline

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Because of his time, team, style, and mentality, Brent Metcalf is one of the most popular and polarizing wrestlers in recent American history. His accolades include four-time state champion, six-time Junior Nationals champion, two-time NCAA champion, Hodge Trophy winner, and four-time World Team member.

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