Tough Trip for No. 12 Beavers

Jan. 29, 2001

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2

No. 12 Oregon State at No. 2 Oklahoma State,

Stillwater, Okla., 5 p.m. PST

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4

No. 12 Oregon State at No. 7 Oklahoma,

Marlow, Okla., 12 noon PST

With less than a month to go before the Pacific-10 Championships, 12th-ranked Oregon State (9-4 overall, 5-2 Pacific-10) will get a clear picture of what it needs to fine-tune when the Beavers visit second-ranked Oklahoma State (13-1, 3-0 Big 12) and seventh-ranked Oklahoma (15-3-1, 0-1) this weekend.

'These are two very good teams - two top-10 teams - so these are two really good opportunities for our wrestlers to meet some top-ranked guys in the country in their weight class,' OSU head coach Joe Wells said. 'It's just an awesome thing for us at this point in time to go down there and wrestle and get after them.

'Oklahoma State has a very strong lineup, top to bottom. Oklahoma isn't quite as strong but they've got a great team. It will be two good lessons for us.'

The Pacific-10 Championships will be held Feb. 25-26 at Oregon. In the final weeks leading up to that meet, the Beavers have their work cut out.

'We're just trying to zero in on what we want to do, how we want to wrestle,' Wells said. 'All the specific individual things that guys need to focus in on at the Pac-10s and at the national tournament. We need to clean up our mistakes and just take to heart the things we've been emphasizing.'

Oklahoma State is coming off a pair of wins last weekend, having won 25-14 at No. 4 Iowa State on Friday and then taking a 31-9 victory at No. 20 Northern Iowa on Saturday.

The Cowboys have nationally-ranked wrestlers at all 10 weights: 125-pounder Matt Brown (No. 9 Amateur Wrestling News, No. 9 InterMat), 133-pounder Johnny Thompson (No. 2 AWN, No. 2 IM), 141-pounder Jerrod Sanders (No. 11 AWN, No. 9 IM), 149-pounder Reggie Wright (No. 2 AWN, No. 2 IM), 157-pounder Shane Roller (No. 16 AWN, No. 11 IM), 165-pounder Ty Wilcox (No. 8 AWN, No. 8 IM), 174-pounder Tyrone Lewis (No. 8 AWN, No. 6 IM), 184-pounder Daniel Cormier (No. 3 AWN, No. 3 IM), 197-pounder Mark Munoz (No. 4 AWN, No. 4 IM) and heavyweight James Huml (No. 16 AWN).

Oklahoma is coming off a championship performance at the Colorado Mines Tournament last weekend. The Sooners wrestle at No. 4 Iowa State on Friday before hosting the Beavers at Marlow High.

There are also 10 nationally-ranked wrestlers in the Oklahoma lineup: 125-pounder Bo Maynes (No. 11 AWN, No. 7 IM), 133-pounder Witt Durden (No. 19 AWN, No. 16 IM), 141-pounder Michael Lightner (No. 2 AWN, No. 2 IM), 149-pounder Jared Frayer (No. 8 AWN, No. 7 IM), 157-pounder Brian Burrows (No. 18 AWN, No. 19 IM), 165-pounder Robbie Waller (No. 6 AWN, No. 7 IM), 174-pounder Michael Barger (No. 10 AWN, No. 12 IM), 184-pounder Josh Lembrecht (No. 19 AWN), 197-pounder Waymon May (No. 10 AWN, No. 15 IM) and heavyweight Leonce Crump (No. 10 AWN, No. 11 IM).

Pending the midweek updating of the rankings, the Beavers counter with six nationally-ranked wrestlers: 125-pounder Nathan Navarro (No. 10 AWN, No. 10 IM), 133-pounder Ben Richards (No 17 IM), 141-pounder Shane Cunanan (No. 20 AWN), 157-pounder Eric Jorgensen (No. 6 AWN, No. 7 IM), 174-pounder Nathan Coy (No. 6 AWN, No. 9 IM) and heavyweight Jason Cooley (No. 7 AWN, No. 7 IM).

OREGON STATE LINEUP:

(Records are through January 26, rankings are Amateur Wrestling News, InterMat of Jan. 24)

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

17-8 record with 1 pin, No. 10 AWN, No. 10 IM

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

14-8 record with 4 pins, No. 17 IM

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

15-7 record with 3 pins, No. 20 AWN

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

4-10 record with 2 pins

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

23-5 record with 2 pins, No. 6 AWN, No. 7 IM

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

14-6 record with 2 pins

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

25-6 record with 1 pin, No. 6 AWN, No. 9 IM

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

8-9 record with 0 pins

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

11-8 record with 1 pin

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

17-5 record with 2 pins, No. 7 AWN, No. 7 IM

ALL-TIME VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS: Oregon State has an all-time record of 0-14-0 against Oklahoma State in a series dating back to 1961. Last season, the Beavers lost 29-6 in Corvallis.

Oregon State has an all-time record of 4-10-0 against Oklahoma in a series dating back to 1967, and the Beavers are on a 6-meet losing streak against the Sooners. The last meeting was in 1999, when OSU lost 27-9 in Norman. Oregon State's last win was in 1979, a 20-15 victory in Corvallis.

LAST WEEK: Oregon State's 4-meet win streak came to an end Jan. 26 as the 12th-ranked Beavers fell to 17th-ranked Arizona State 21-14 in a Pacific-10 dual at Gill Coliseum. Freshman 165-pounder Jed Pennell provided the highlight for OSU when he beat fourth-ranked Steve Blackford 7-6 in overtime in the final match.

That wasn't enough to offset a pair of upset losses by nationally-ranked Beavers, though, in front of a crowd of 1,061. Arizona State earned key points when unranked Curtis Owen knocked off sixth-ranked 174-pounder Nathan Coy 5-4 to start the meet, then at heavyweight it was 12th-ranked Kellan Fluckiger edging seventh-ranked Jason Cooley of OSU 6-4.

'At the beginning, we needed to set the tempo the way we had against Boise State, and we didn't do that,' Oregon State head coach Joe Wells said, recalling the Beavers' upset of the defending Pac-10 champion a week earlier. 'We weren't aggressive and we let some matches slip through our fingers.

'We've got to build on the positives of what happened tonight, take the mistakes to heart and make the necessary changes. It's all preparation for the Pac-10s and NCAAs, but we missed a great opportunity tonight.'

The Beavers did pick up wins from two of their nationally-ranked wrestlers, including fifth-ranked 157-pounder Eric Jorgensen's 6-2 win over 13th-ranked Rocky Smart, Jorgensen is now 23-5. At 125 pounds, 10th-ranked Nathan Navarro of OSU scored a 19-7 major decision over Chris Knox, Navarro is now 17-8 and has won 11 of his last 13.

Oregon State also picked up a major decision from 197-pounder Jason Lovell, who beat Andy Swanson 11-2.

Pennell could find himself in the national rankings this week after beating Blackford, who was named the Pac-10's Wrestler of the Year in 2000 and placed third in the NCAA meet.

It took until the closing seconds of the second overtime. If the wrestler starting in the up position maintains control for 30 seconds, he wins, if the wrestler starting in the down position escapes within the 30 seconds, he wins.

Pennell had the choice and took the down position, then spent the first 18 seconds squirming to get away. After a restart with 12 seconds remaining, he managed to slip his legs free and get to his feet, then finally spin away with 2 seconds left on the clock.

Pennell, who has won 7 of his last 9 matches to improve to 14-6 this season, probably shouldn't have had to go to the extra session. He led 6-3 with 30 seconds remaining, but saw Blackford score an escape and a quick takedown to tie the score.

Coy, now 25-6 this season, and Cooley, now 17-5, weren't so fortunate in the final seconds.

Coy, who had won 18 of his last 20 matches, led 4-2 in the third period but allowed Owen an escape with 1:20 left, then the deciding takedown with 26 seconds to go in a 5-4 loss. Cooley, winner of 14 of his last 17 heading into the ASU meet, led 4-3 until Fluckiger scored a takedown with 14 seconds remaining and then tacked on a point for riding time for a 6-4 win.

The Beavers were also disappointed during an action-filled bout at 149 pounds, where ASU's Dana Holland took a 14-12 win over Casey Horn. OSU felt Horn had managed to pin Holland in the second period but the officials awarded only a three-point near fall, Horn still led 12-9 going into the final minute but gave up a reversal and a three-point near fall.

OREGON STATE HEAD COACH JOE WELLS: Joe Wells has hit the century mark is in his ninth season as Oregon State's head coach. The Beavers' 25-10 win over then-No. 11 Boise State on Jan. 20 was Wells' 100th dual meet win at OSU, since taking over the Beaver program prior to the 1992-93 season, Wells is 100-57-1.

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, placing second in 1995, fourth in 1994, eighth in 1996 and tying for ninth in 1998.

Under Wells, OSU has had 2 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 2-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 834-250-24 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/The Mat poll of Jan. 24: No. 2 Oklahoma State, No. 3 Iowa, No. 7 Oklahoma, No. 9 Nebraska, No. 11 Ohio State, No. 13 Boise State, No. 14 Oregon (twice), No. 17 Arizona State 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)	50%	(14 of 28)Shane Cunanan, so. (141)	36%	(8 of 22)Ben Richards, sr. (133) 	36%	(8 of 22)Jason Cooley, jr. (HWT) 	32%	(7 of 22)Nathan Coy, jr. (174)   	32%	(10 of 31)Jed Pennell, fr. (165)  	30%	(6 of 20)Casey Horn, so. (141/149)	29%	(4 of 14)Nathan Navarro, jr. (125)	24%	(6 of 25)Jason Lovell, so. (197) 	21%	(4 of 19)Isaac Weber, jr. (184)  	18%	(3 of 17)

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 345-62-6 in the arena for a winning percentage of .843. This season, OSU is 6-2 at home.

So far in 2001, the Beavers have attracted an average of 1,004 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.

MILESTONES VS. BOISE STATE: When Oregon State beat Boise State 25-10 on Jan. 20 at Gill Coliseum, it marked milestones for OSU head coach Joe Wells and senior 157-pounder Eric Jorgensen. Both earned the 100th win of their Oregon State careers when the Beavers knocked off the then-11th-ranked Broncos.

For Wells, it was his 100th dual meet victory since taking over the OSU program prior to the 1992-93 season. Jorgensen earned the 100th match win of his Beaver career by upsetting then-third-ranked Kirk White 5-1, White was the NCAA champion at 165 pounds in 2000.

Boise State was the highest-ranked team beaten by the Beavers since OSU topped 10th-ranked Arizona State in 1999.

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 was 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 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	15thJan. 17	14thJan. 24	12thNATHAN 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	13thJan. 17	10th	Jan. 17	11thJan. 24	10th	Jan. 24	10thBEN 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	NRJan. 17	NR	Jan. 17	20thJan. 24	NR	Jan. 24	17thSHANE CUNANAN, 141Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre	NR	Preseason	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	NRJan. 17	NR	Jan. 17	NRJan. 24	20th	Jan. 24	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	9thJan. 17	7th	Jan. 17	8thJan. 24	6th	Jan. 24	7thNATHAN 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	8thJan. 17	6th	Jan. 17	8thJan. 24	6th	Jan. 24	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	16thJan. 10	19th	Jan. 10	17thJan. 17	NR	Jan. 17	NRJan. 24	NR	Jan. 24	NRJASON 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	7thJan. 17	6th	Jan. 17	8thJan. 24	7th	Jan. 24	7th

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

TEAMDec. 14	3rdJan. 17	3rdNATHAN NAVARRO, 125Nov. 29	2ndDec. 6	2ndDec. 14	2ndJan. 17	2ndBEN RICHARDS, 133Nov. 29	2ndDec. 6	3rdDec. 14	3rdJan. 17	3rdSHANE CUNANAN, 141Nov. 29	2ndDec. 6	2ndDec. 14	2ndJan. 17	2ndERIC JORGENSEN, 157Nov. 29	2ndDec. 6	2ndDec. 14	2ndJan. 17	2ndNATHAN COY, 174Nov. 29	1stDec. 6	1stDec. 14	1stJan. 17	1stISAAC WEBER, 184Nov. 29	4thDec. 6	4thDec. 14	4thJan. 17	NRJASON LOVELL, 197Nov. 29	NRDec. 6	NRDec. 14	NRJan. 17	4thJASON COOLEY, HWTNov. 29	1stDec. 6	1stDec. 14	3rdJan. 17	2nd

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. 10 by IM ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 2 ... career, 63-40 with 8 pins, team bonus points in 27 percent of matches (28 of 103) ... this season, 17-8 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 24 percent of matches (6 of 25) ... won 11 of last 13 matches ... currently on 5-match win streak, scoring team bonus points 2 times ... last week, major dec. over Chris Knox, Arizona State, 19-7 in dual meet ... season summary, dec. over No. 16 Ben Vombaur, Boise State, 4-2 in dual meet ... dec. over No. 14 John Fasana, Portland State, 10-4 in dual meet ... 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 national rankings, No. 17 by IM ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 3 ... career, 62-48 with 12 pins, team bonus points in 30 percent of matches (33 of 110)... this season, 14-8 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 36 percent of matches (8 of 22) ... last week, pinned by No. 14 David Douglas, Arizona State, 0:55 in dual meet ... 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, 30-29 with 7 pins, team bonus points in 20 percent of matches (12 of 59) ... this season, 15-7 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 36 percent of matches (8 of 22) ... won 9 of last 12 matches ... last week, dec. by No. 3 Eric Larkin, Arizona State, 14-7 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, 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, 7-11 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 33 percent of matches (6 of 18) ... this season, 4-10 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 29 percent of matches (4 of 14) ... last week, dec. by Dana Holland, Arizona State, 14-12 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. 6 by AWN, No. 7 by IM ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 2 ... career, 101-41 with 13 pins, team bonus points in 42 percent of matches (60 of 142) ... this season, 23-5 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 50 percent of matches (14 of 28) ... has 8 technical falls ... has won 14 of last 18 matches ... currently on 5-match win streak, scoring team bonus points 3 times (1 pin, 2 technical falls) ... last week, dec. over No. 13 Rocky Smart, Arizona State, 6-2 in dual meet ... season summary, dec. over No. 3 Kirk White, Boise State, 6-1 in dual meet ... 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, 14-6 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 30 percent of matches (6 of 20) ... has won 10 of last 14 matches ... 3 of his 6 losses have been in overtime ... last week, dec. over No. 4 Steve Blackford, Arizona State, 7-6 (OT) in dual meet... 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. 9 by IM ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 1 ... career, 53-32 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 26 percent of matches (22 of 85) ... this season, 25-6 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 32 percent of matches (10 of 31) ... has won 18 of last 21 matches, scoring team bonus points in 6 of those ... last week, dec. by Curtis Owen, Arizona State, 5-4 in dual meet ... 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 ... career, 27-38 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 9 percent of matches (6 of 65) ... this season, 8-9 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 18 percent of matches (3 of 17) ... last week, dec. by No. 11 R.D. Pursell, Arizona State, 7-3 in dual meet ... season summary, did not wrestle in 4 dual meets Jan. 12-20 ... 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, 16-14 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 17 percent of matches (5 of 30) ... this season, 11-8 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 21 percent of matches (4 of 19) ... 6 of his 8 losses have been to nationally-ranked wrestlers ... last week, major dec. over Andy Swanson, Arizona State, 11-2 in dual meet ... season summary, major dec. by No. 6 Rusty Cook, Boise State, 15-4 in dual meet ... 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. 7 by AWN, No. 7 by IM ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 2 ... career, 47-15 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 32 percent of matches (20 of 62) ... this season, 17-5 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 32 percent of matches (7 of 22) ... won 14 of last 18 matches ... last week, dec. by No. 12 Kellan Fluckiger, Arizona State, 6-4 in dual meet ... season summary, Jan. 6-Jan. 20, had 5-match win streak ... dec. over No. 19 Bart Johnson, Boise State, 3-1 in dual meet ... 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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