Beavers Face Busy Weekend

Feb. 6, 2001

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9

No. 13 Oregon State at No. 18 Fresno State, 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10

No. 13 Oregon State at Cal State-Bakersfield, 12 noon

No. 13 Oregon State at Cal State-Fullerton, 7:30 p.m.

Oregon State (9-6 overall, 5-2 Pacific-10) puts together its own far-flung version of the Pacific-10 tournament in the next week. The 13th-ranked Beavers will travel up and down the West Coast to wrestle four dual meets in a six-day span.

The journey begins Friday with a meet at 18th-ranked Fresno State (9-6), and continues Saturday with conference duals against Cal State-Bakersfield (8-4, 3-1) and Cal State-Fullerton (2-7, 0-3). OSU then wraps up the regular season on Feb. 14 against Oregon at Gill Coliseum.

'We've got some national rankings and Pacific-10 rankings on the line a little bit,' OSU head coach Joe Wells said of the upcoming action. 'It's a great opportunity for us to wrestle some good people and set ourselves up for the Pacific-10 Championships at the end of the month.'

The Beavers have five nationally-ranked wrestlers, pending the midweek release of new rankings.

At 157 pounds, Eric Jorgensen has ridden a seven-match win streak to the No. 6 spot in the Amateur Wrestling News rankings and the No. 7 spot on the InterMat list.

Beaver 174-pounder Nathan Coy has won 19 of his last 23 and is now ranked No. 8 by AWN and No. 10 by IM, 125-pounder Nathan Navarro is ranked No. 9 by AWN and No. 8 by IM, heavyweight Jason Cooley has won seven of his last eight and is ranked No. 11 by AWN and No. 8 by IM, and 133-pounder Ben Richards is ranked No. 18 by IM.

'We've got to go down there and get back on track, build some momentum and get wins on the road,' Wells said. 'We've got to get out there and have some fun.'

Fresno State features 125-pounder Stephen Abas, who is ranked No. 1 by both AWN and IM. Bulldog heavyweight Billy Blunt is ranked No. 3 by AWN and No. 5 by IM, 133-pounder Derrick Hayes is ranked No. 19 by AWN and No. 12 by IM, and 157-pounder Nathan Vasquez is ranked No. 15 by AWN and No. 16 by IM.

'Fresno State has a very good team,' Wells said. 'You can look at some comparable scores with some teams we've competed against, and they match up well with us.'

Last week, the Bulldogs won the championship of the All-California Tournament, beating runner-up Cal Poly by 59 points. FSU had six champions and four runners-up in the tournament.

Cal State-Bakersfield has a pair of nationally-ranked wrestlers. Roadrunner 125-pounder Ruben DeLeon is ranked No. 11 by AWN and No. 5 by IM, while 165-pounder Ian Nelms is ranked No. 15 by AWN and No. 16 by IM. Last weekend, CSUB lost 34-9 to Arizona State in a Pac-10 dual.

'Bakersfield is always a tough place to wrestle,' Wells said. 'Then we have a little bit of travel and go to Fullerton that night.'

Cal State-Fullerton has one nationally-ranked wrestler. Titan 165-pounder Zachary Miller is ranked No. 20 by IM. Last weekend, the Titans competed in the All-California Tournament.

OREGON STATE LINEUP:

(Records are through February 4,

rankings are Amateur Wrestling News, InterMat of Jan. 31)

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

17-8 record with 1 pin, No. 9 AWN, No. 8 IM

or: Michael Delaney, so., Tracy, Calif. (Brethren Christian HS),

3-3 record with 0 pins

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

14-10 record with 4 pins, No. 18 IM

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

15-9 record with 3 pins

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

4-12 record with 2 pins

or: Paul Barron, sr., Myrtle Point, Ore. (Myrtle Point HS),

5-5 record with 0 pins

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

25-5 record with 2 pins, No. 6 AWN, No. 7 IM

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

14-8 record with 2 pins

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

4-3 record with 0 pins

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

26-7 record with 1 pin, No. 8 AWN, No. 10 IM

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

8-11 record with 0 pins

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

11-10 record with 1 pin

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

19-5 record with 2 pins, No. 11 AWN, No. 8 IM

or: Andy Bowlby, so., Newberg, Ore. (Newberg HS),

7-4 record with 2 pins

ALL-TIME VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS: Oregon State has an all-time record of 27-10-0 against Fresno State in a series dating back to 1963, and the Beavers are on a 2-meet win streak against the Bulldogs. Last season, OSU took a 20-18 win in Corvallis, Fresno State's last win was 27-14 in Corvallis in 1998.

Oregon State has an all-time record of 10-10-0 against Cal State-Bakersfield in a series dating back to 1977, and the Beavers are on a 3-meet losing streak against the Roadrunners. Last season, CSUB won 17-15 in Corvallis, OSU's last win was 22-21 in Bakersfield in 1997.

Oregon State has an all-time record of 8-1-0 against Cal State-Fullerton in a series dating back to 1973, and the Beavers are on a 3-meet win streak against the Titans. The last meeting was OSU's 25-16 win in Corvallis in 1994, CSUF's win was 17-15 in Fullerton in 1991.

LAST WEEK: Oregon State found tough going as it met a pair of top-10 teams in Oklahoma. The Beavers fell to No. 2 Oklahoma State 35-6 on Feb. 2 and to No. 8 Oklahoma 32-11 on Feb. 4.

At Oklahoma State, the Beavers got victories over nationally-ranked wrestlers from 157-pounder Eric Jorgensen and heavyweight Jason Cooley. Jorgensen, ranked sixth nationally, topped 16th-ranked Shane Roller 10-9 in overtime, Jorgensen managed an escape with just 2 seconds remaining in the second overtime for the win. The 11th-ranked Cooley had an easier time, scoring an 8-4 victory over 13th-ranked James Huml.

At Oklahoma, Jorgensen and Cooley were joined in the winners' ranks by 174-pounder Nathan Coy. Jorgensen earned a technical fall over Tony Moore by a score of 16-1 in 7:00, while Cooley pulled off an upset of ninth-ranked Leonce Crump by a 4-2 count. Coy, ranked eighth nationally, beat 10th-ranked Michael Barger 9-5.

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 100-59-1.

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 834-252-24 and a .762 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. 31: No. 2 Oklahoma State, No. 3 Iowa, No. 8 Oklahoma, No. 9 Nebraska, No. 11 Ohio State, No. 12 Boise State, No. 15 Arizona State, No. 17 Oregon (twice) and No. 18 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%	(15 of 30)Shane Cunanan, so. (141)	33%	(8 of 24)Ben Richards, sr. (133) 	33%	(8 of 24)Nathan Coy, jr. (174)   	30%	(10 of 33)Jason Cooley, jr. (HWT) 	29%	(7 of 24)Jed Pennell, fr. (165)  	27%	(6 of 22)Casey Horn, so. (141/149)	25%	(4 of 16)Nathan Navarro, jr. (125)	24%	(6 of 25)Jason Lovell, so. (197 )	19%	(4 of 21)Isaac Weber, jr. (184)  	16%	(3 of 19)

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	12thJan. 31	13thNATHAN 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	10thJan. 31	9th	Jan. 31	8thBEN 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	17thJan. 31	NR	Jan. 31	18thSHANE 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	NRJan. 17	NR	Jan. 17	NRJan. 24	20th	Jan. 24	NRJan. 31	NR	Jan. 31	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	7thJan. 31	6th	Jan. 31	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	9thJan. 31	8th	Jan. 31	10thISAAC 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	NRJan. 31	NR	Jan. 31	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	7thJan. 31	11th	Jan. 31	8th

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

TEAMDec. 14	3rdJan. 17	3rdJan. 31	2ndNATHAN NAVARRO, 125Nov. 29	2ndDec. 6	2ndDec. 14	2ndJan. 17	2ndJan. 31	2ndBEN RICHARDS, 133Nov. 29	2ndDec. 6	3rdDec. 14	3rdJan. 17	3rdJan. 31	3rdSHANE CUNANAN, 141Nov. 29	2ndDec. 6	2ndDec. 14	2ndJan. 17	2ndJan. 31	2ndERIC JORGENSEN, 157Nov. 29	2ndDec. 6	2ndDec. 14	2ndJan. 17	2ndJan. 31	1stJED PENNELL, 165Nov. 29	NRDec. 6	NRDec. 14	NRJan. 17	NRJan. 31	1stNATHAN COY, 174Nov. 29	1stDec. 6	1stDec. 14	1stJan. 17	1stJan. 31	1stISAAC WEBER, 184Nov. 29	4thDec. 6	4thDec. 14	4thJan. 17	NRJan. 31	NRJASON LOVELL, 197Nov. 29	NRDec. 6	NRDec. 14	NRJan. 17	4thJan. 31	NRJASON COOLEY, HWTNov. 29	1stDec. 6	1stDec. 14	3rdJan. 17	2ndJan. 31	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. 9 by AWN, No. 8 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, did not wrestle ... 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. 18 by IM ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 3 ... career, 62-50 with 12 pins, team bonus points in 29 percent of matches (33 of 112)... this season, 14-10 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 33 percent of matches (8 of 24) ... last week, went 0-2 with 0 pins, pinned by No. 2 Johnny Thompson, Oklahoma State, 4:55 in dual meet, dec. by No. 20 Witt Durden, Oklahoma, 7-5 in dual meet ... season summary, pinned by No. 14 David Douglas, Arizona State, 0:55 in dual meet ... 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 Pacific-10 rankings, No. 2 ... career, 30-31 with 7 pins, team bonus points in 20 percent of matches (12 of 61) ... this season, 15-9 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 33 percent of matches (8 of 24) ... won 9 of last 14 matches ... last week, went 0-2 with 0 pins, dec. by No. 8 Charles Walker, Oklahoma State, 9-2 in dual meet, pinned by No. 2 Michael Lightner, Oklahoma, 1:30 in dual meet ... season summary, dec. by No. 3 Eric Larkin, Arizona State, 14-7 in dual meet ... 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, 7-13 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 30 percent of matches (6 of 20) ... this season, 4-12 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 25 percent of matches (4 of 16) ... last week, went 0-2 with 0 pins, major dec. by No. 1 Reggie Wright, Oklahoma State, 17-4 in dual meet, pinned by No. 8 Jared Frayer, Oklahoma, 3:53 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. 1 ... career, 103-41 with 13 pins, team bonus points in 42 percent of matches (61 of 144) ... this season, 25-5 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 50 percent of matches (15 of 30) ... has 9 technical falls ... has won 16 of last 20 matches ... currently on 7-match win streak, scoring team bonus points 4 times (1 pin, 3 technical falls) ... last week, went 2-0 with 0 pins, dec. over No. 16 Shane Roller, Oklahoma State, 10-9 (OT) in dual meet, tech. fall Tony Moore, Oklahoma, 7:00 (16-1) 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, 14-8 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 27 percent of matches (6 of 22) ... has won 10 of last 16 matches ... 3 of his 8 losses have been in overtime ... last week, went 0-2 with 0 pins, pinned by Chris Pendleton, Oklahoma State, 1:17 in dual meet, major dec. by No. 6 Robbie Waller, Oklahoma, 13-2 in dual meet ... season summary, dec. over No. 4 Steve Blackford, Arizona State, 7-6 (OT) in dual meet... 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. 8 by AWN, No. 10 by IM ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 1 ... career, 54-33 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 25 percent of matches (22 of 87) ... this season, 26-7 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 30 percent of matches (10 of 33) ... has won 19 of last 23 matches, scoring team bonus points in 6 of those ... last week, went 1-1 with 0 pins, dec. by No. 7 Tyrone Lewis, Oklahoma State, 8-5 in dual meet, dec. over No. 10 Michael Barger, Oklahoma, 9-5 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, 27-40 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 9 percent of matches (6 of 67) ... this season, 8-11 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 16 percent of matches (3 of 19) ... last week, went 0-2 with 0 pins, pinned by No. 3 Daniel Cormier, Oklahoma State, 2:39 in dual meet, major dec. by Josh Lambrecht, Oklahoma, 12-2 in dual meet ... season summary, dec. by No. 11 R.D. Pursell, Arizona State, 7-3 in dual meet ... 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, 16-16 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 16 percent of matches (5 of 32) ... this season, 11-10 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 19 percent of matches (4 of 21) ... 8 of his 10 losses have been to nationally-ranked wrestlers ... last week, went 0-2 with 0 pins, major dec. by No. 4 Mark Munoz, Oklahoma State, 12-4 in dual meet, pinned by No. 10 Waymon May, Oklahoma, 1:47 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. 11 by AWN, No. 8 by IM ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 3 ... career, 49-15 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 31 percent of matches (20 of 64) ... this season, 19-5 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 29 percent of matches (7 of 24) ... won 16 of last 20 matches ... last week, went 2-0 with 0 pins, dec. over No. 13 James Huml, Oklahoma State, 8-4 in dual meet, dec. over No. 9 Leonce Crump, Oklahoma, 4-2 in dual meet ... season summary, dec. by No. 12 Kellan Fluckiger, Arizona State, 6-4 in dual meet ... 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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