No. 14 OSU ready for a Classic

Jan. 8, 2001

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12

Oregon Wrestling Classic Duals at Portland, Ore. (Memorial Coliseum)

No. 14 Oregon State vs. No. 5 (NAIA) Southern Oregon, 4 p.m.

No. 14 Oregon State vs. Portland State, 8 p.m.

Oregon State (5-3 overall, 2-1 Pacific-10) goes up the road on Friday to meet a pair of its neighbors at the Oregon Wrestling Classic Duals. The 14th-ranked Beavers will meet Southern Oregon (6-1) and Portland State (1-1, 1-1) in the 13-team event at Memorial Coliseum.

It's a chance for OSU's many alums and boosters in the Portland area to see the Beavers without making the trip to Corvallis, and it's a chance for several of Oregon State's wrestlers to perform close to home.

'We have a lot of Beavers in the Portland area and it will be wonderful to go up and wrestle Portland State and Southern Oregon and get two bouts in,' said OSU head coach Joe Wells, whose lineup includes 174-pounder Nathan Coy from Oregon City and 184-pounder Isaac Weber from Newberg. 'It's a chance for all their hometown folks to come out and cheer on the Beavs.'

OSU will likely use the same 10 wrestlers in both meets that the Beavers sent out last Saturday in a loss to third-ranked Iowa. As the season gets into week-in, week-out dual meets, Wells wants his squad to settle into a cohesive lineup.

'We want to get that team dynamic working now - that same dynamic we saw work so well with the Iowa group last week,' Wells said. 'The issue for us is going out and scoring bonus points (for major decisions, technical falls and pins), scoring early, determining the course of action in the bout, and having one athlete building upon another athlete so we're developing that team momentum.'

The Beavers fell to Iowa 31-6 before a crowd of 2,862, but a pair of OSU's losses were by a single point and another was by three points. Friday's meets at the Oregon Wrestling Classic Duals will be the Beavers' first chance to put some of those lessons to work.

'They're a tough team, no question about it,' Wells said of the six-time defending national champion Hawkeyes. 'They do the little things real well and make you pay big for the mistakes you make. They don't allow you to get away with it.

'I thought we fought hard and improved and learned some things. I thought it was very good for our team, at this time, to wrestle a team like that. A couple more points here or there and we would have gone five-and-five with them.'

The meets in Portland send the Beavers against two of their longtime in-state rivals.

'They're both improving,' Wells said of Southern Oregon and Portland State. 'Southern Oregon is a consistently good program with an excellent ranking in the NAIA. Portland State is building up and getting used to being in Division I and improving every year. These will be very good meets.'

Southern Oregon is ranked fifth nationally in the NAIA. The Raiders have eight wrestlers in the NAIA national rankings: Nolan Harris, sixth at 125 pounds, Jeremy Wynia, fourth at 141, John Sills, seventh at 165, Zachary Mock, sixth at 174, Ryan Schumann, seventh at 174, Abe Haddon, fifth at 184, Mike Sills, seventh at 197, and Devin Cole, second at heavyweight.

Last weekend, the Raiders beat Pacific Lutheran 41-6 in a dual meet and then competed in PLU's Roy Gonzales Open. No team scores were kept, but Dan Sturgell returned from an injury to win the 184-pound title and Cole was the heavyweight champion.

Portland State has a pair of nationally-ranked wrestlers. Viking 197-pounder Jeremy Wilson is listed as No. 19 by InterMat, 125-pounder John Fasana is rated No. 13 by Amateur Wrestling News.

PSU also competed at the Gonzales Open, crowning three champions: Fasana, 157-pounder Eric Arbogast and 174-pounder Quinn Collett. In Pac-10 duals this season, the Vikings have beaten Stanford 22-13 and lost to Cal-Davis 21-20.

OREGON STATE LINEUP:

(Records are through January 6, rankings are Amateur Wrestling News, InterMat of Jan. 3)

125: Nathan Navarro, jr., Ontario, Ore. (Ontario HS),

12-8 record with 1 pin, No. 8 AWN, No. 15 IM

133: Ben Richards, sr., Salem, Ore. (South Salem HS),

12-7 record with 3 pins, No. 20 AWN

141: Shane Cunanan, so., Spokane, Wash. (Central Valley HS),

11-6 record with 2 pins, No. 19 AWN

149: Casey Horn, so., Salem, Ore. (North Salem HS),

3-6 record with 1 pin

157: Eric Jorgensen, sr., La Grande, Ore. (La Grande HS),

18-5 record with 1 pin, No. 7 AWN, No. 9 IM

165: Jed Pennell, fr., Cave Junction, Ore. (Illinois Valley HS),

10-5 record with 0 pins

174: Nathan Coy, jr., Oregon City, Ore. (Oregon City HS),

21-5 record with 0 pins, No. 6 AWN, No. 9 IM

184: Isaac Weber, jr., Newberg, Ore. (Newberg HS),

8-8 record with 0 pins, No. 20 AWN, No. 16 IM

197: Jason Lovell, so., Turner, Ore. (Cascade HS),

8-6 record with 1 pin

Hwt.: Jason Cooley, jr., Anchorage, Alaska (Robert Service HS),

13-4 record with 2 pins, No. 5 AWN, No. 8 IM

ALL-TIME VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT: Oregon State has an all-time record of 29-2-1 against Southern Oregon in a series dating back to 1958, and the Beavers are on a 9-meet winning streak against the Raiders. Last season, OSU took a 20-18 win in Ashland. SOU's last victory was in 1988, by a 24-13 score in Ashland.

Oregon State has an all-time record of 72-11-4 against Portland State in a series dating back to 1948, and the Beavers are on a 5-meet win streak and a 7-meet unbeaten streak against the Vikings. Last season, OSU took a 34-6 win in Corvallis. The teams tied in 1991 by a 19-19 score in Portland, and PSU's last win was in 1990 by a 21-16 score in Portland.

LAST WEEK: No. 14 Oregon State split the first 4 matches with third-ranked Iowa, but then the defending national champion Hawkeyes pulled away to hand OSU a 31-6 non-league loss Jan. 6 at Gill Coliseum. A crowd of 2,862 saw Beaver 197-pounder Jason Lovell and heavyweight Jason Cooley win their matches to even the team score at 6-6 before Iowa won the night's final 6 matches.

OSU was up against an Iowa lineup that included 8wrestlers ranked in the nation's top 10 in their weight class. The Hawkeyes have won 6 straight national team titles and 9 of the last 10.

'Our conditioning can get better and our technique can get better,' OSU head coach Joe Wells said. 'But we competed all the way through, and I'm proud of our guys for that. Iowa has a heck of a team. They've got some studs, some guys who will fight for national championships.

'We had a great crowd and we got after it. If we get a couple of little turnarounds, it's not quite as large a score.'

OSU's largest home crowd in over a decade saw 2 of the top dual meet teams in collegiate wrestling history. Oregon State is second in all-time dual meet wins among Division I schools and Iowa is fifth, Iowa is third in all-time winning percentage and OSU is fourth.

Lovell got the Beavers on the board, earning a strong 11-6 decision and nearly pinning Iowa's Ryan Fuslaas at 197 pounds.. OSU's fifth-ranked heavyweight, Cooley, then beat Iowa's Josh Liddle 6-2 to even the teams at 6-6.

Iowa earned team bonus points for major decisions, technical falls or pins in the next 4 matches, though, to put away the dual victory.

OREGON STATE HEAD COACH JOE WELLS: Joe Wells is in his ninth season as Oregon State's head coach. Since Wells took over prior to the 1992-93 season, OSU has a 96-56-1 career dual meet record at OSU.

The Beavers were Pacific-10 Conference champions under Wells in 1994 and he has twice been named the conference's Coach of the Year. OSU has finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships four times in Wells' tenure, tying for ninth place in 1998 and placing eighth in 1996, second in 1995 and fourth in 1994.

Under Wells, OSU has had two national champions, 15 All-Americans and 16 conference champions.

Wells was named the ASICS Oregon Wrestling Classic's Man of the Year for 1998 for his contributions to wrestling in the state.

Wells, who has coached numerous World Teams for the United States, is a 1972 Iowa graduate. He was a two-time placer at the Big Ten meet and the 1976 U.S. Wrestling Federation freestyle champ. He spent 17 seasons as an assistant coach at Iowa and Michigan before coming to Oregon State.

OREGON STATE SECOND IN ALL-TIME DUAL MEET WINS: OSU rates as one of the best dual meet teams in collegiate wrestling history. The Beavers were second in all-time dual meet wins among Division I schools and fourth in all-time dual meet winning percentage going into the 2000-01 season. OSU currently has an all-time dual meet record of 830-249-24 and a .763 winning percentage.

OREGON STATE'S DUAL MEET SCHEDULE: OSU will face one of the nation's toughest dual meet schedules. The Beavers will meet 9 teams ranked in National Wrestling Coaches Association poll of Jan. 3: No. 1 Oklahoma State, No. 3 Iowa, No. 6 Oklahoma, No. 9 Nebraska, No. 10 Arizona State, No. 12 Boise State, No. 15 Ohio State, No. 16 Oregon (twice) and No. 22 Fresno State.

BEAVERS WITH TEAM BONUS POINTS: Oregon State tracks how well wrestlers earn team bonus points - that is, extra points for wins by major decision, technical fall, pin, injury default or forfeit. Here are the numbers for the Beaver regulars so far this season:

Eric Jorgensen, sr. (157)	48%	(11 of 23)Andy Bowlby, so. (HWT)    	45%	(5 of 11)Jason Cooley, jr. (HWT) 	35%	(6 of 17)Nathan Coy, jr. (174)   	35%	(9 of 26)Casey Horn, so. (141/149)	33%	(3 of 9)Ben Richards, sr. (133) 	32%	(6 of 19)Paul Barron, sr. (149)  	30%	(3 of 10)Shane Cunanan, so. (141)	29%	(5 of 17)Jed Pennell, fr. (165)  	27%	(4 of 15)Nathan Navarro, jr. (125)	20%	(4 of 20)Isaac Weber, jr. (184)  	19%	(3 of 16)Jason Lovell, so. (197) 	14%	(2 of 14)

OREGON STATE IN GILL COLISEUM: Oregon State has one of the finest homes in college wrestling, 10,400-seat Gill Coliseum. Now in their 45th season in Gill Coliseum, the Beavers have a home dual meet record of 343-61-6 in the arena for a winning percentage of .844. This season, OSU is 4-1 at home.

So far in 2001, the Beavers have attracted an average of 1,226 fans per home date. That includes a crowd of 2,862 for Iowa's first-ever visit to OSU on Jan. 6, that was Oregon State's largest home crowd in over a decade.

OSU moved its home wrestling meets into Gill Coliseum in 1956-57, when Dale Thomas became head coach. Since then, the arena has hosted conference championship meets 13 times and it was the site of the NCAA Championships in 1961 and 1980.

NOTES ON CAL-DAVIS SHUTOUT: When Oregon State beat Cal-Davis 43-(-2) on Dec. 16 in Gill Coliseum, it was time to dig into the record books. OSU won all 10 matches for the first time since a 44-0 home win over Lehigh early in the 1995-96 season. Cal-Davis finished the meet with negative points after being penalized 2 team points for unsportsmanlike conduct, it was the first time in OSU's 1,102-dual history dating back to 1909 that the Beavers ever finished a meet with their opponent in negative points. OSU's victory over Cal-Davis was also the Beavers' first shutout of a Pac-10 opponent since a 51-0 home win over Oregon in 1984. It was the most points OSU had scored in a meet since the 44-0 shutout of Lehigh in 1996 and it was the Beavers' widest margin of victory since topping Pacific 46-0 in 1993.

OREGON STATE WRESTLING TICKETS: All Oregon State wrestling tickets are sold on a general admission basis. They are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens (age 62 and over) and students (high school and under). OSU students are admitted free with an all-sports pass or for $1 with their OSU student identification card.

Local Bi-Mart stores have coupons good for 2 admissions for the price of 1 adult admission for all OSU home wrestling meets.

Wrestling is also part of the OSU 7-Sport Pass, which is good for general admission seating at all home contests in wrestling, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, women's basketball and baseball. The 7-Sport Pass is $130 for a family pass that admits 2 adults and 2 children, $80 for an adult pass, and $60 for a senior citizen or student pass.

BEAVERS ON TELEVISION: OSU have had a pair of dual meets televised by Fox Sports Net on a tape-delayed basis this winter. The Beavers' dual meet at Oregon on Dec. 13 and the home dual against Iowa on Jan. 6 were televised.

OREGON STATE IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS: Here's where the Beavers have ranked nationally this season:

TEAMAmateur Wrestling News	InterMatPreseason	NR	Preseason	19thNational Wrestling Coaches AssociationDec. 6	14thDec. 13	13thDec.20	14thJan. 3	14thNATHAN NAVARRO, 125Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre	8th	Pre	9thNov. 5	8th	Nov. 15	9thNov. 22	10th	Nov. 22	8th		Nov. 29	7thDec. 6	15th	Dec. 6	17thDec. 13	18th	Dec. 13	17thDec. 20	17th	Dec. 20	17thJan. 3	8th	Jan. 3	15thBEN RICHARDS, 133Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre	18th	Pre	NRNov. 5	18th	Nov. 15	NRNov. 22	18th	Nov. 22	19th		Nov. 29	18thDec. 6	NR	Dec. 6	NRDec. 13	NR	Dec. 13	19thDec. 20	20th	Dec. 20	19thJan. 3	20th	Jan. 3	NRSHANE CUNANAN, 141Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre	NR	Pre	NRNov. 5	NR	Nov. 15	NRNov. 22	NR	Nov. 22	NR		Nov. 29	NRDec. 6	18th	Dec. 6	20thDec. 13	18th	Dec. 13	16thDec. 20	17th	Dec. 20	16thJan. 3	19th	Jan. 3	NRERIC JORGENSEN, 157Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre	12th	Pre	9thNov. 5	12th	Nov. 15	9thNov. 22	10th	Nov. 22	9th		Nov. 29	9thDec. 6	5th	Dec. 6	7thDec. 13	5th	Dec. 13	7thDec. 20	5th	Dec. 20	7thJan. 3	7th	Jan. 3	9thNATHAN COY, 174Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre	13th	Pre	14thNov. 5	13th	Nov. 15	13thNov. 22	15th	Nov. 22	19th		Nov. 29	19thDec. 6	10th	Dec. 6	15thDec. 13	9th	Dec. 13	12thDec. 20	9th	Dec. 20	12thJan. 3	6th	Jan. 3	9thISAAC WEBER, 184Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre	NR	Pre	NRNov. 5	NR	Nov. 15	NRNov. 22	17th	Nov. 22	18th		Nov. 29	18thDec. 6	17th	Dec. 6	16thDec. 13	19th	Dec. 13	16thDec. 20	19th	Dec. 20	17thJan. 3	20th	Jan. 3	16thJASON COOLEY, HWTAm.Wr.News	InterMatPre	8th	Pre	9thNov. 5	7th	Nov. 15	11thNov. 22	11th	Nov. 22	12th		Nov. 29	10thDec. 6	5th	Dec. 6	2ndDec. 13	3rd	Dec. 13	2ndDec. 20	3rd	Dec. 20	7thJan. 3	5th	Jan. 3	8th

OREGON STATE IN THE PACIFIC-10 RANKINGS: Here's where the Beavers have ranked in the conference this season:

TEAMDec. 14	3rdNATHAN NAVARRO, 125Nov. 29	2ndDec. 6	2ndDec. 14	2ndBEN RICHARDS, 133Nov. 29	2ndDec. 6	3rdDec. 14	3rdSHANE CUNANAN, 141Nov. 29	2ndDec. 6	2ndDec. 14	2ndERIC JORGENSEN, 157Nov. 29	2ndDec. 6	2ndDec. 14	2ndNATHAN COY, 174Nov. 29	1stDec. 6	1stDec. 14	1stISAAC WEBER, 184Nov. 29	4thDec. 6	4thDec. 14	4thJASON COOLEY, HWTNov. 29	1stDec. 6	1stDec. 14	3rd

NATHAN NAVARRO, 125 POUNDS: Junior Nathan Navarro (Ontario, Ore./Ontario HS) is in his third season in the OSU lineup... in the national rankings, No. 8 by AWN, No. 15 by IM ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 2 ... career, 58-40 with 8 pins, team bonus points in 27 percent of matches (26 of 98) ... this season, 12-8 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 20 percent of matches (4 of 20) ... has won 6 of his last 8 matches ... last week, major dec. by No. 2 Jody Strittmatter, Iowa, 13-2 in dual meet ... season summary, at Midlands Open, placed third, went 5-1 with 0 pins, including dec. over No. 15 Ryan Escobar, Illinois, 3-1, dec. by No. 3 Leroy Vega, Minnesota, 6-4, dec. over No. 14 Chris Williams, Michigan State, 9-3 ... dec. by No. 5 Shaun Williams, Oregon, 12-7 in dual meet ... dec. by No. 10 Jason Powell, Nebraska, 8-3 in dual meet ... at Las Vegas Classic, placed eighth, went 3-3 with 0 pins, including dec. by No. 8 Ryan Escobar, Illinois, 6-0 ... at Omaha Open, placed second, went 1-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

BEN RICHARDS, 133 POUNDS: Senior Ben Richards (Salem, Ore./South Salem HS) is in his fourth season in the OSU lineup ... in the national rankings, No. 20 by AWN ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 3 ... career, 60-47 with 11 pins, team bonus points in 29 percent of matches (31 of 107)... this season, 12-8 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 32 percent of matches (6 of 19) ... last week, pinned by No. 1 Eric Juergens, Iowa, 4:32 in dual meet ... season summary, at Midlands Open, went 2-2 with 1 pin, including dec. by No. 8 Brian Watson, Oregon, 3-1 ... dec. by No. 8 Brian Watson, Oregon, 3-1 in dual meet ... major dec. by No. 2 Todd Beckerman, Nebraska, 19-8 in dual meet ... at Las Vegas Classic, went 3-2 with 1 pin ... began season with 7-match winning streak, including team bonus points in 3 matches ... at Omaha Open, won championship, went 4-0 with 0 pins.

SHANE CUNANAN, 141 POUNDS: Sophomore Shane Cunanan (Spokane, Wash./Central Valley HS) is in his second season in the OSU lineup ... in the national rankings, No. 19 by AWN ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 2 ... career, 26-28 with 6 pins, team bonus points in 17 percent of matches (9 of 54) ... this season, 11-6 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 29 percent of matches (5 of 17) ... last week, tech. fall by No. 1 Doug Schwab, Iowa, 7:00 (26-18) in dual meet ... season summary, at Midlands Open, went 1-2 with 0 pins, including dec. by No. 16 Zach Roberson, Iowa State, 6-3 ... 5-match win streak from Dec. 9-Dec. 29, including 2 pins, that was part of a stretch in which he won 9 of 11 matches to break into the national rankings ... dec. over No. 17 Robert Sessley, Ohio State, 2-1 in dual meet ... at Las Vegas Classic, went 2-2 with 0 pins, including dec. by No. 4 Sean Gray, Virginia Tech, 9-7, dec. by No. 14 Robert Sessley, Ohio State, 6-5 ... at Omaha Open, placed third, went 3-1 with 0 pins.

CASEY HORN, 149 POUNDS: Sophomore Casey Horn (Salem, Ore./North Salem HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... entered OSU lineup for Nebraska Duals, moving up from 141 to 149 pounds .. career, 6-7 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 38 percent of matches (5 of 13) ... this season, 3-6 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 33 percent of matches (3 of 9) ... last week, major dec. by No. 6 Mike Zadick, Iowa, 19-10 in dual meet ... season summary, major dec. by No. 20 Keaton Anderson, Ohio State, 14-2 in dual meet ... at Southern Oregon Open, wrestled at 141 pounds, went 2-2 with 0 pins.

PAUL BARRON, 149 POUNDS: Senior Paul Barron (Myrtle Point, Ore./Myrtle Point HS) is in his second season in the OSU lineup ... career, 8-25 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 12 percent of matches (4 of 33) ... this season, 5-5 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 30 percent of matches (3 of 10) ... has won 3 of his last 4 matches, with team bonus points in 3 of those ... last week, did not wrestle ... season summary, at Las Vegas Classic, went 2-2 with 0 pins ... at Southern Oregon Open, went 2-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

ERIC JORGENSEN, 157 POUNDS: Senior Eric Jorgensen (La Grande, Ore./La Grande HS) is in his fourth season in the OSU lineup ... in the national rankings, No. 7 by AWN, No. 9 by IM ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 2 ... career, 96-41 with 12 pins, team bonus points in 42 percent of matches (57 of 137) ... this season, 18-5 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 48 percent of matches (11 of 23) ... has 6 technical falls ... has won 9 of last 13 matches ... last week, dec. by No. 1 T.J. Williams, Iowa, 5-4 in dual meet ... season summary, at Midlands Open, placed seventh, went 4-2 with 0 pins, including dec. over No. 16 Rocky Smart, Arizona State, 5-1, major dec. by No. 6 Yoshi Nakamura, Penn, 12-3 ... had 5-match win streak Dec. 9-29, scoring team bonus points in 3 matches ... dec. over No. 19 Eugene Harris, Oregon, 5-0 in dual meet ... dec. by No. 2 Bryan Snyder, Nebraska, 9-4 in dual meet ... at Las Vegas Classic, placed third, went 6-1 with 0 pins, including dec. over No. 5 Shaun Shapert, Edinboro, 9-5, dec. by No. 3 Kirk White, Boise State, 2-1 (OT), dec. over No. 14 Nathan Vasquez, Fresno State, 3-2, dec. over No. 5 Shaun Shapert, Edinboro, 2-1 (OT) ... began season with 9-match winning streak, including team bonus points in 8 matches ... at Omaha Open, won championship, named Outstanding Wrestler, went 4-0 with 0 pins.

JED PENNELL, 165 POUNDS: Freshman Jed Pennell (Cave Junction, Ore./Illinois Valley HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... career and this season, 10-5 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 27 percent of matches (4 of 15) ... has won 6 of last 9 matches ... 2 of his 5 losses have been in overtime ... last week, dec. by No. 8 Ben Shirk, Iowa, 7-4 in dual meet ... season summary, at Las Vegas Classic, went 3-2 with 0 pins, including dec. by No. 16 Yanni Diamond, Edinboro, 7-3 ... at Omaha Open, placed fifth, went 3-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

NATHAN COY, 174 POUNDS: Junior Nathan Coy (Oregon City, Ore./Oregon City HS) is in his third season in the OSU lineup ... in the national rankings, No. 6 by AWN, No. 9 by IM ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 1 ... career, 49-31 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 26 percent of matches (21 of 80) ... this season, 21-5 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 35 percent of matches (9 of 26) ... has won 14 of last 16 matches, scoring team bonus points in 5 of those ... last week, dec. by No. 4 Gabe McMahan, Iowa, 6-5 in dual meet ... season summary, had 7-match win streak Dec. 29-30, scoring team bonus points 2 times ... at Midlands Open, placed third, went 7-1 with 0 pins, including medical default over No. 17 Jeff Rusak, Old Dominion, dec. over No. 6 Perry Parks, Iowa State, 10-8 ... had 7-match win streak Dec. 2-16, scoring team bonus points 2 times ... dec. over No. 9 Ati Conner, Nebraska, 2-1 in dual meet ... at Las Vegas Classic, placed third, went 4-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including pinned by No. 2 Josh Koscheck, Edinboro, 2:30 ... at Omaha Open, placed fourth, went 4-2 with 0 pins, including dec. by No. 5 Gabe McMahon, Iowa, 6-4.

ISAAC WEBER, 184 POUNDS: Junior Isaac Weber (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) is in his third season in the OSU lineup ... in the national rankings, No. 20 AWN, No. 16 IM ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 4 ... career, 27-37 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 9 percent of matches (6 of 64) ... this season, 8-8 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 19 percent of matches (3 of 16) ... last week, dec. by No. 1 Jessman Smith, Iowa, 6-1 in dual meet ... season summary, at Midlands Open, went 1-2 with 0 pins, including dec. by No. 5 Rob Rohn, Lehigh, 7-2 ... dec. by No. 4 Doug Lee, Oregon, 6-2 in dual meet ... at Las Vegas Classic, went 0-2 with 0 pins ... started season with 5-match win streak ... at Omaha Open, won championship, went 4-0 with 0 pins, including dec. over No. 17 Kyle Hanson, Northern Iowa, 3-1.

JASON LOVELL, 197 POUNDS: Sophomore Jason Lovell (Turner, Ore./Cascade HS) is in his second season in the OSU lineup ... career, 13-14 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 11 percent of matches (3 of 27) ... this season, 8-6 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 14 percent of matches (2 of 14) ... 5 of his 6 losses have been to nationally-ranked wrestlers ... last week, dec. over Ryan Fuslaas, Iowa, 11-6 in dual meet ... season summary, major dec. by No. 6 Chael Sonnen, Oregon, 14-2 in dual meet ... major dec. by No. 1 Brad Vering, Nebraska, 12-4 in dual meet ... dec. by No. 3 Nick Preston, Ohio State, 12-8 in dual meet ... at Las Vegas Classic, went 3-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. over No. 20 Joe Downey, Buffalo, 7-4, pinned by No. 18 Jon Trenge, Lehigh, 0:51 ... at Omaha Open, placed fourth, went 2-2 with 0 pins, including dec. by No. 15 Craig Rumsey, Wyoming, 3-1.

JASON COOLEY, HEAVYWEIGHT: Junior Jason Cooley (Anchorage, Alaska/Robert Service HS) is in his second season in the OSU lineup ... in the national rankings, No. 5 by AWN, No. 8 by IM ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 3 ... career, 43-14 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 33 percent of matches (19 of 57) ... this season, 13-4 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 35 percent of matches (6 of 17) ... last week, dec. over Josh Liddle, Iowa, 6-2 in dual meet ... season summary, at Midlands Open, placed eighth, went 3-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including pinned by No. 1 Ryan Kehler, West Virginia, 2:20, dec. by No. 20 Eric Webb, Oregon, 4-3 ... Dec. 1-9, had 5-match win streak, scoring team bonus points 4 times ... at Las Vegas Classic, placed second, went 4-0 with 2 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. over No. 8 Tommy Rowlands, Ohio State, 4-2, medical forfeit to No. 19 Ryan Kehler, West Virginia, in championship final ... at Omaha Open, placed second, went 3-1 with 0 pins, including pinned by No. 10 Paul Hynek, Northern Iowa, 3:13.

ANDY BOWLBY, HEAVYWEIGHT: Sophomore Andy Bowlby (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... career, 10-6 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 38 percent of matches (6 of 16) ... this season, 7-4 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 45 percent of matches (5 of 11) ... has won 5 of his last 7 matches ... last week, did not wrestle ... season summary, at Midlands Open, went 1-1 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. by No. 2 John Lockhart, Illinois, 2-1 (OT) ... dec. by No. 4 Tommy Rowlands, Ohio State, 5-4 in dual meet ... at Omaha Open, placed fifth, went 3-2 with 0 pins.

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