Wells Goes After 100th Win

Jan. 16, 2001

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20

Cal Poly at No. 15 Oregon State, 11:30 a.m.

No. 11 Boise State at No. 15 Oregon State, 15 minutes after conclusion of OSU-Cal Poly dual meet

OSU FACULTY/STAFF DAY: OSU faculty and staff members are admitted free with their OSU identification cards, and up to five family members can get in for $2 each.

Oregon State (7-3 overall, 3-1 Pacific-10) has a chance to earn Joe Wells his 100th dual meet victory as OSU's head coach when the 15th-ranked Beavers face Cal Poly (2-3, 0-1) and 11th-ranked Boise State (1-1, 0-0) in the OSU Duals on Saturday at Gill Coliseum.

If Oregon State wins both meets, Wells hits the century mark, that's not the ninth-year coach's biggest concern, though.

'You talk about coaching milestones, and I don't look at that as much of a hallmark,' said Wells, who has a 98-56-1 record at OSU. 'I'd much rather we just win whatever meets we have left - that'd be wonderful.'

OSU will be closer to full strength than it was last week in wins over Southern Oregon and Portland State at the Oregon Wrestling Classic Duals. Beaver 133-pounder Ben Richards will be back in the lineup while 184-pounder Isaac Weber is listed as doubtful, but he could return to the mat.

Both of Saturday's duals are Pacific-10 meets, giving the encounters some weight in the eventual seedings for the conference meet.

'It's real crucial to our guys, in terms of boosting their Pac-10 seeding, to get after them and win the individual bouts to challenge for a top seed,' Wells said. 'It's important that, as a team, we continue to wrestle aggressively, look for pins, look to put people on their back, and dominate the opposing team.'

Wells thinks the Beavers had that lesson driven home in early January during a loss to third-ranked Iowa, and he saw OSU turn the tables in dominating SOU and PSU, as the Beavers regularly scored team bonus points for pins, technical falls and major decisions.

'Now we've got to do that against two stronger teams with the same approach,' Wells said. 'We've got to continue to wrestle aggressively and look for pins, and take that next step and look for improvement each week.

'We're taking some of the right steps. We're focusing on adapting and improving week to week - using our conditioning, filling up the match and using all seven minutes. If we do that, then good things happen. The coach gets 100 wins, the team does well, and the guys set themselves up to have success when it counts - at the conference and national meets.'

Cal Poly lost a pair of home duals to nationally-ranked teams last weekend, falling to No. 25 Fresno State 20-17 and to No. 6 Oklahoma 28-6. The Mustangs wrestle at Boise State on Thursday before coming to OSU.

Cal Poly has one nationally-ranked wrestler: 149-pounder Cedric Haymon (No. 12 Amateur Wrestling News, No. 13 InterMat).

Boise State will wrestle at home against Cal Poly on Thursday and at Oregon on Friday before visiting OSU. The Broncos are coming off a 22-14 home loss to second-ranked Minnesota last weekend.

BSU has five nationally-ranked wrestlers: 125-pounder Ben Vombaur (No. 17 AWN, No. 18 IM), 157-pounder Kirk White (No. 3 AWN, No. 3 IM), 184-pounder Cash Edwards (No. 10 AWN, No. 8 IM), 197-pounder Rusty Cook (No. 6 AWN, No. 4 IM) and heavyweight Bart Johnson (No. 18 AWN).

OREGON STATE PROBABLE LINEUP:

(Records are through January 12, rankings are Amateur Wrestling News, InterMat of Jan. 10)

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

14-8 record with 1 pin, No. 10 AWN, No. 13 IM

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

12-7 record with 3 pins

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

13-6 record with 3 pins, No. 20 AWN

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

4-7 record with 2 pins

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

20-5 record with 1 pin, No. 7 AWN, No. 9 IM

165: Jake Huffman, so., Scio, Ore. (Scio HS),

4-3 record with 0 pins

165 or 174: Jed Pennell, fr., Cave Junction, Ore. (Illinois Valley HS),

11-6 record with 1 pin

174 or 184: Nathan Coy, jr., Oregon City, Ore. (Oregon City HS),

23-5 record with 1 pin, No. 6 AWN, No. 8 IM

184: Ryan Jorgensen, fr., La Grande, Ore. (La Grande HS),

1-2 record with 0 pins

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

8-8 record with 0 pins, No. 19 AWN, No. 17 IM

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

10-6 record with 1 pin

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

15-4 record with 2 pins, No. 6 AWN, No. 7 IM

ALL-TIME VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS: Oregon State has an all-time record of 25-10-2 against Cal Poly in a series dating back to 1960, the Beavers are on an 8-meet win streak and a 10-meet unbeaten streak against the Mustangs. Last season, OSU took a 35-7 win in San Luis Obispo. Cal Poly's last win was in 1989 by a 28-7 score in San Luis Obispo, and the teams tied 18-18 in San Luis Obispo in 1991.

Oregon State has an all-time record of 20-6-0 against Boise State in a series dating back to 1975, the Beavers are on a 1-meet losing streak against the Broncos. Last season, BSU won 27-8 in Boise. OSU's last win was 18-17 in Corvallis in 1999.

LAST WEEK: Despite missing a pair of starters, 15th-ranked Oregon State beat Southern Oregon 43-3 and Portland State 31-6 on Jan. 12 in the Oregon Wrestling Classic Duals at Portland's Memorial Coliseum. The Beavers were without 133-pounder Ben Richards and 184-pounder Isaac Weber, but still took convincing wins over an SOU team ranked fifth nationally in the NAIA and Pacific-10 opponent Portland State.

The absences gave OSU an opportunity to use some different people in different spots. One Beaver taking advantage was Nathan Coy, ranked sixth nationally at 174 pounds, he moved up a weight against PSU and took a 3-1 overtime decision against the Vikings' Jeremy Wilson, who has been nationally-ranked this season.

Oregon State 125-pounder Nathan Navarro, freshman 125-pounder Clint Sieminski and 165-pounder Jed Pennell also moved up for at least one match during the Classic Duals, Sieminski, freshman 184-pounder Ryan Jorgensen and 165-pounder Jake Huffman all moved into the lineup for at least one match.

Against Southern Oregon, the Beavers recorded team bonus points in seven of their nine wins, picking up four pins, a technical fall and a pair of major decisions. OSU's margin of victory was its largest over Southern Oregon since a 43-0 win in 1973, a year ago, the Beavers had edged the Raiders just 20-18 in Ashland.

Against Portland State, OSU earned bonus points in four of its eight wins with three technical falls and a major decision.

In beating SOU, Oregon State picked up falls by 141-pounder Shane Cunanan, 149-pounder Casey Horn, 165-pounder Pennell and 174-pounder Coy, plus a technical fall from 157-pounder Eric Jorgensen. From 133 through 174 pounds, OSU earned bonus points in six straight matches.

Four OSU victories were over Southern Oregon wrestlers ranked nationally in the NAIA. Pennell's pin came over seventh-ranked John Sills in 5:39, Coy, ranked sixth nationally in Division I, flattened sixth-ranked Zach Mock in 4:46.

Sieminski started the meet with a 5-2 win over SOU's sixth-ranked Nolan Harris at 125 pounds. To wrap things up, sixth-ranked heavyweight Jason Cooley of OSU beat second-ranked Devin Cole 6-1.

The Beavers' only loss came at 184 pounds, where freshman Ryan Jorgensen was beaten 13-6 by Southern Oregon's Dan Sturgell. Sturgell, the NAIA national runner-up in 2000, went into the match unranked but returned to action just a week ago after recovering from an injury.

In the victory over PSU, the 10th-ranked Navarro earned a 10-4 win over 14th-ranked John Fasana at 125 pounds. The Beavers also got technical falls from Cunanan at 141 pounds, Jorgensen at 157 and Huffman at 165.

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 98-56-1 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 832-249-24 and a .764 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. 10: No. 1 Oklahoma State, No. 3 Iowa, No. 6 Oklahoma, No. 8 Nebraska, No. 9 Arizona State, No. 11 Boise State, No. 14 Oregon (twice), No. 16 Ohio State and No. 25 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)	52%	(13 of 25)Andy Bowlby, so. (HWT)  	45%	(5 of 11)Jason Cooley, jr. (HWT) 	37%	(7 of 19)Shane Cunanan, so. (141)        37%     (7 of 19)Nathan Coy, jr. (174)   	36%	(10 of 28)Casey Horn, so. (141/149)	36%	(4 of 11)Ben Richards, sr. (133) 	32%	(6 of 19)Jed Pennell, fr. (165)  	29%	(5 of 16)Nathan Navarro, jr. (125)	23%	(5 of 22)Jason Lovell, so. (197)         19%     (3 of 16)Isaac Weber, jr. (184)  	19%	(3 of 16)

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 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	14thJan. 10	15thNATHAN 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	15thJan. 10	10th	Jan. 10	13thBEN 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	NRJan. 10	NR	Jan. 10	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	NRJan. 10	20th	Jan. 10	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	9thJan. 10	7th	Jan. 10	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	9thJan. 10	6th	Jan. 10	8thISAAC 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	16than. 10	19th	Jan. 10	17thJASON 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	8thJan. 10	6th	Jan. 10	7th

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. 10 by AWN, No. 13 by IM ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 2 ... career, 60-40 with 8 pins, team bonus points in 27 percent of matches (27 of 100) ... this season, 14-8 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 23 percent of matches (5 of 22) ... has won 8 of his last 10 matches ... last week, went 2-0 with 0 pins, major dec. Lee Ottow, Southern Oregon, 15-4 in dual meet at 133 pounds, dec. No. 14 John Fasana, Portland State, 10-4 in dual meet ... season summary, major dec. by No. 2 Jody Strittmatter, Iowa, 13-2 in dual meet ... 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 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, did not wrestle ... season summary, pinned by No. 1 Eric Juergens, Iowa, 4:32 in dual meet ... 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. 20 by AWN ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 2 ... career, 28-28 with 7 pins, team bonus points in 20 percent of matches (11 of 56) ... this season, 13-6 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 37 percent of matches (7 of 19) ... last week, went 2-0 with 1 pin, pinned Jason Chao, Southern Oregon, 1:44 in dual meet, tech. fall over K.C. Banks, Portland State, 6:04 (23-8) in dual meet ... season summary, tech. fall by No. 1 Doug Schwab, Iowa, 7:00 (26-18) in dual meet ... 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, 7-8 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 40 percent of matches (6 of 15) ... this season, 4-7 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 36 percent of matches (4 of 11) ... last week, went 1-1 with 1 pin, pinned Colin Murphy, Southern Oregon, 2:01 in dual meet, dec. by Ryan Thomas, Portland State, 5-2 in dual meet ... season summary, major dec. by No. 6 Mike Zadick, Iowa, 19-10 in dual meet ... 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.

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, 98-41 with 12 pins, team bonus points in 42 percent of matches (59 of 139) ... this season, 20-5 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 52 percent of matches (13 of 25) ... has 6 technical falls ... has won 11 of last 15 matches ... last week, went 2-0 with 0 pins, tech. fall over Scott Armstrong, Southern Oregon, 4:32 (23-8) in dual meet, tech. fall over Eric Arbogast, Portland State, 3:56 (15-0) in dual meet ... season summary, dec. by No. 1 T.J. Williams, Iowa, 5-4 in dual meet ... 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, 11-6 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 29 percent of matches (5 of 17) ... has won 7 of last 11 matches ... 3 of his 6 losses have been in overtime ... last week, went 1-1 with 1 pin, pinned John Sills, Southern Oregon, 5:39 in dual meet, dec. by Quinn Collett, Portland State, 8-6 (OT) at in dual meet at 174 pounds ... season summary, dec. by No. 8 Ben Shirk, Iowa, 7-4 in dual meet ... 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. 8 by IM ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 1 ... career, 51-31 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 27 percent of matches (22 of 82) ... this season, 23-5 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 36 percent of matches (10 of 27) ... has won 16 of last 18 matches, scoring team bonus points in 6 of those ... last week, went 2-0 with 1 pin, pinned Zach Mock, Southern Oregon, 4:46 in dual meet, dec. over Jeremy Wilson, Portland State, 3-1 (OT) in dual meet at 184 pounds ... season summary, dec. by No. 4 Gabe McMahan, Iowa, 6-5 in dual meet ... 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. 19 AWN, No. 17 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, did not wrestle ... season summary, dec. by No. 1 Jessman Smith, Iowa, 6-1 in dual meet ... 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, 15-14 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 14 percent of matches (4 of 29) ... this season, 10-6 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 19 percent of matches (3 of 16) ... 5 of his 6 losses have been to nationally-ranked wrestlers ... last week, went 2-0 with 0 pins, major dec. over Wesley Balensifer, Southern Oregon, 12-0 in dual meet, dec. over Randy Davidson, Portland State, 10-4 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. 6 by AWN, No. 7 by IM ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 3 ... career, 45-14 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 34 percent of matches (20 of 59) ... this season, 15-4 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 37 percent of matches (7 of 19) ... last week, went 2-0 with 0 pins, dec. over Devin Cole, Southern Oregon, 6-1 in dual meet, maor dec. over Joe Johnson, Portland State, 11-2 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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