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OSU wrestlers go 5-3 in NCAAs first round

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Daton Fix against Burwick

Daton Fix wrestling in the first round of the NCAA Wrestling Tournament

DETROIT, Michigan — Six OSU wrestlers advanced to the championship second round of the NCAA Wrestling Tournament at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

Trevor Mastrogiovanni, OSU’s 125-pounder, avenged a regular season loss by defeating Kysen Terukina of Iowa State 4-2.

OSU’s 2022 Big 12 champions — Daton Fix, Dustin Plott and Kaden Gfeller —advanced. The trio outscored opponents 35-11.

At 184 pounds, Dakota Geer pinned Missouri’s Jeremiah Kent in the third period. It is Geer’s first win via pin since March 2020.

Carter Young and Wyatt Sheets dropped their first-round matches and will attempt to survive in the consolation bracket. At 141, Grant Willits of Oregon State beat Young 5-3. Ryan Deakin of Northwestern shut down Sheets 6-2 at 157 pounds.

Luke Surber, OSU’s heavyweight, let a first period lead disappear in a 10-2 loss against Illinois’ Luke Luffman.

OSU sits tied for ninth in the team standings with eight points.

OSU first round results:

125: No. 7 Trevor Mastrogiovanni (OSU) dec. No. 26 Kysen Terukina (Iowa State), 4-2

133: No. 2 Daton Fix (OSU) MD No. 31 Kyle Burwick (Wisconsin), 20-8

141: No. 8 Grant Willits (Oregon State) dec. No. 25 Carter Young (OSU), 5-3

149: No. 9 Kaden Gfeller (OSU) dec. No. 24 PJ Ogunsanya (Army), 7-1

157: No. 2 Ryan Deakin (Northwestern) dec. No. 31 Wyatt Sheets (OSU), 6-2

174: No. 6 Dustin Plott (OSU) dec. No. 27 Sal Perrine (Ohio), 8-2

184: No. 16 Dakota Geer (OSU) fall No. 17 Jeremiah Kent (Missouri), 6:26

Heavyweight: No. 14 Luke Luffman (Illinois) MD No. 19 Luke Surber (OSU), 10-2

OSU session two bouts:

125: No. 7 Trevor Mastrogiovanni (OSU) vs. No. 10 Michael DeAugustino (Northwestern)

133: No. 2 Daton Fix (OSU) vs No. 15 Kai Orine (North Carolina State)

141: No. 25 Carter Young (OSU) vs No. 24 Stevan Micic (Michigan). Loser is out

149: No. 9 Kaden Gfeller (OSU) vs No. 1 Max Murin (Iowa)

157: No. 31 Wyatt Sheets (OSU) vs No. 18 Andrew Cerniglia (Navy). Loser is out

174: No. 6 Dustin Plott (OSU) vs No. 26 Tyler Eischens (Stanford)

184: No. 16 Dakota Geer (OSU) vs No. 1 Myles Amine (Michigan)

Heavyweight: No. 19 Luke Surber (OSU) vs No. 30 Josh Heindselman (Oklahoma) Loser is out

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