STILLWATER, Okla./NORMAN, Okla. – Continuing its difficult early season schedule, the Bucknell wrestling team competed at No. 3 Oklahoma State and No. 5 Oklahoma on Sunday. Freshman 141-pounder Victor Lopez provided the highlights for the Bison, pinning a pair of ranked foes to collect a total of 12 points.
Bucknell (2-3, 1-0 EIWA) opened the day with a 40-6 loss to the third-ranked Cowboys in Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Bison then traveled about an hour-and-a-half down the road to Oklahoma’s McCasland Field House and fell by a 38-6 margin.
Lopez, who improved to 8-4 on the young season with Sunday’s wins, collected Bucknell’s only two victories in the matches. He opened with a pin of 16th-ranked Julian Feikert in 4:50. It was the first pin of the year for Lopez, who then pinned No. 12 Nick Lester in the nightcap opposite the Sooners.
Lopez is now 2-2 this year against ranked opponents and has won six of his last seven bouts.
Oklahoma State’s (1-0) lineup included nine ranked wrestlers, while Oklahoma’s (4-0) had eight. Bucknell grapplers faced 12 top-10 foes on the day.
The Bison, who had four freshmen and two sophomores in their lineup, were coming off a victory over nationally ranked Lehigh last week.
Bucknell will be back in action Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Navy Classic.
Match 1: No. 3 Oklahoma State 40, Bucknell 6
125: No. 19 Eddie Klimara (OSU) fall Paul Petrov (B), 3:21
133: No. 3 Jon Morrison (OSU) maj. dec. Grim Gonzalez (B), 13-3
141: Victor Lopez (B) fall No. 16 Julian Feikert (OSU), 4:50
149: No. 9 Josh Kindig (OSU) dec. Alex Pellicciotti (B), 8-2
157: No. 2 Alex Dieringer (OSU) fall Logan Kerin (B), 0:19
165: No. 2 Tyler Caldwell (OSU) maj. dec. Rustin Barrick (B), 16-5
174: No. 1 Chris Perry (OSU) tech fall Stephen McPeek (B), 17-1; 3:49
184: Nolan Boyd (OSU) fall Rory Bonner (B), 1:45
197: No. 4 Blake Rosholt (OSU) dec. Tyler Lyster (B), 6-0
285: No. 8 Austin Marsden (OSU) dec. No. 9 Joe Stolfi (B), 8-3
Match 2: No. 5 Oklahoma 38, Bucknell 6
125: No. 6 Jarrod Patterson (OU) dec. Paul Petrov (B), 10-4
133: No. 4 Cody Brewer (OU) fall Grim Gonzalez (B), 4:29
141: Victor Lopez (B) fall No. 12 Nick Lester (OU), 5:56
149: No. 3 Kendric Maple (OU) maj. dec. Alex Pellicciotti (B), 12-2
157: No. 20 Justin DeAngelis (OU) maj. dec. Logan Kerin (B), 17-3
165: Clark Glass (OU) dec. Rustin Barrick (B), 12-5
174: No. 2 Andrew Howe (OU) tech. fall Stephen McPeek (B), 19-3
184: Danny Chaid (OU) fall Rory Bonner (B), 2:48
197: No. 5 Travis Rutt (OU) maj. dec. Tyler Lyster (B), 12-3
285: No. 19 Ross Larson (OU) vs. Joe Stolfi (B), 9-6.