Oklahoma State rode off with the 2011 Big 12 Wrestling Championships team crown by winning five of the ten individual championships at Hilton Coliseum at Iowa State in Ames Saturday.
The Cowboys tallied 74 points to win their second straight conference championship, and their tenth Big 12 mat title in the 15-year history of the conference. Missouri placed second with 60 points, just edging University of Oklahoma, who had 59.5 points. Nebraska came in fourth with 46.5 team points and host Iowa State rounded out the field with 31 team points.
Oklahoma State’s five champs: Jordan Oliver, Jamal Parks, Neil Erisman, Chris Perry, and Clayton Foster. Missouri and Nebraska each had two titlewinners, and Iowa State had one. Oklahoma failed to win a single individual championship.
The 2011 Big 12s signified an end of an era in at least two ways. It is the last conference championships to have Jack Spates as head coach at Oklahoma, and the swan song for Nebraska, which will be competing in the Big Ten next season.
Results — Championship Finals
125: David Klingsheim (Neb.) dec. No. 7 Jarrod Patterson (Oklahoma); 2-0
133: No. 1 Jordan Oliver (Okla. St.) maj. dec. Jordan Keller (Okla.); 15-3
141: No. 11 Todd Schavrien (Mo.) dec. No. 8 Zack Bailey (Okla.); 3-2
149: No. 6 Jamal Parks (Okla. St.) dec. Kyle Bradley (Mo.); 4-0
157: No. 13 Neil Erisman (Okla. St.) dec. No. 17 Nick Gregoris (Mo.); 4-2
165: No. 1 Jordan Burroughs (Neb.) dec. No. 2 Tyler Caldwell (Okla.); 2-1
174: No. 1 Jon Reader (Iowa St.) maj. dec. No. 13 Mike Benefiel (Okla. St.); 15-3
184: No. 8 Chris Perry (Okla. St.) dec. No. 10 Josh Ihnen (Neb.); 3-2 TB1
197: No. 2 Clayton Foster (Okla. St.) dec. No. 14 Jerome Ward (Iowa St.); 9-5
285: No. 6 Dom Bradley (Mo.) dec. No. 9 Nathan Fernandez (Okla.); 3-1
Final Team Standings
1. Oklahoma State (74 points)
2. Missouri (60)
3. Oklahoma (59.5)
4. Nebraska (46.5)
5. Iowa State (31)
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