Beavers Looking Forward To Rematch

Feb. 12, 2001

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14

No. 18 Oregon at No. 15 Oregon State, 7:30 p.m.

The Civil War, presented by Northwest Dodge Dealers

Oregon State (11-7 overall, 7-2 Pacific-10) will meet a familiar rival and say farewell to three familiar faces when the 15th-ranked Beavers meet 18th-ranked Oregon (7-7, 4-3) in the season's second Civil War, presented by Northwest Dodge Dealers.

The OSU-Oregon wrestling series dates back to 1915, making it the Beavers' oldest current rivalry. And Wednesday's meet will be the final Gill Coliseum appearance for three Oregon State seniors: 149-pounder Paul Barron, 157-pounder Eric Jorgensen and 133-pounder Ben Richards.

OSU will be looking to send them out on a much better note than what the Beavers experienced in the season's first Civil War, a 22-16 loss in Eugene on Dec. 13.

'We're looking forward to the rematch,' Oregon State coach Joe Wells said. 'It's the last dual meet of the year, and it's only fitting to get out and try to take it to these guys.'

The Beavers have that December loss fixed firmly in their minds.

'No question,' Wells said. 'It sits there for a long time. We just appreciate the opportunity to get after them again, and not having to wait a year to do it.'

Wells thinks there are places OSU can pick up points to erase the six-point deficit from the first meeting.

'There are several opportunities for us,' Wells said. 'Opportunities to score some bonus points and some additional points that we let slip through our fingers the last time we wrestled them.

'We've just got to pick up the pace and keep the pressure on.'

That could lead to a happy ending - at home, anyway - for OSU's seniors.

Barron (Myrtle Point, Ore./Myrtle Point HS) spent his sophomore season as a starter for the Beavers at 149 pounds and has been in the varsity lineup at other times in his career. Barron has a career record of 11-27 and is 6-5 this season.

In 1999-2000, Barron was the recipient of OSU's Glenn Klein Community Service Award, given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the community. Barron has been involved with Special Olympics, and speaks at local schools among many other charitable activities.

'He's contributed as much to our success as anybody on our team,' Wells said of Barron. 'He's the epitome of a student-athlete. He works hard and sets a great example, he gets a tremendous amount out of his abilities. He's improved dramatically each year he's been here, and we're very thankful for him and his efforts.'

Jorgensen (La Grande, Ore./La Grande HS) has been a three-time qualifier for the NCAA Championships and will try to make it four in a row later this month at the Pacific-10 Championships. He has a career record of 106-41 with 14 pins, and this season he's 28-5 with three pins.

So far in his career, Jorgensen has placed second in the conference at 157 pounds as a junior, third in the conference at 157 pounds as a sophomore, and fifth in the conference at 150 pounds as a freshman.

'He's gifted, he's strong and he's physical,' Wells said of Jorgensen. 'He's had some great bouts. His dual meet record is pretty darn good (52-20 in his career).'

Richards (Salem, Ore./South Salem HS) has been a three-time qualifier for the NCAA Championships and will try to make it four in a row later this month at the Pacific-10 Championships. He has a career record of 65-50 with 13 pins, and this season he's 17-10 with a team-high 5 pins.

'Ben is a good competitor and he's picking it up at the end,' Wells said of Richards, who won all three of his matches last weekend. 'He's going to be right in the hunt for the Pacific-10 title and for going to nationals to really do something this year.'

Jorgensen and Richards are among five nationally-ranked Beavers this week. Jorgensen is ranked No. 6 by Amateur Wrestling News and No. 7 by InterMat, 174-pounder Nathan Coy is ranked No. 7 by AWN and No. 9 by IM, 125-pounder Nathan Navarro is ranked No. 8 by both AWN and IM, heavyweight Jason Cooley is ranked No. 9 by AWN and No. 8 by IM, and Richards is ranked No. 18 by IM.

Navarro and 165-pounder Jed Pennell, both of whom missed OSU's swing through California last week, could return for the Civil War dual. That would set up four matches between nationally-ranked wrestlers from both schools.

Navarro would meet Oregon's Shaun Williams, who is ranked No. 7 by AWN and No. 10 by IM, Richards will wrestle Brian Watson, ranked No. 9 by AWN and No. 17 by IM, Jorgensen will go against Eugene Harris, who is ranked No. 20 by both AWN and IM, and Cooley will face Eric Webb, who is ranked No. 8 by AWN and No. 4 by IM.

Also ranked for Oregon are 184-pounder Doug Lee, No. 7 by both AWN and IM, and 197-pounder Chael Sonnen, No. 7 by AWN and No. 6 by IM.

OREGON STATE LINEUP:

(Records are through February 11,

rankings are Amateur Wrestling News, InterMat of Feb. 7)

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

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

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

4-5 record with 0 pins

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

17-10 record with 5 pins, No. 18 IM

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

16-11 record with 4 pins

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

4-15 record with 2 pins

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

6-5 record with 0 pins

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

28-5 record with 3 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),

5-5 record with 1 pin

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

29-7 record with 1 pin, No. 7 AWN, No. 9 IM

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

11-11 record with 0 pins

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

14-10 record with 1 pin

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

20-6 record with 2 pins, No. 9 AWN, No. 8 IM

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

8-4 record with 2 pins

ALL-TIME VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT: Oregon State has an all-time record of 94-22-4 against Oregon in a series dating back to 1915, but the Beavers are on a 1-meet losing streak against the Ducks after dropping a 22-16 decision in Eugene on Dec. 13. OSU's last win was 27-12 in Corvallis to wrap up the 1999-2000 season, Oregon State has won 4 of the last 5 against Oregon and is 15-4-1 against the Ducks since the start of the 1991-92 season.

LAST WEEK: Oregon State assured itself of its 12th straight winning season in dual meet competition by taking 2 of 3 meets on a swing through California. After losing at No. 17 Fresno State 18-17 on Feb. 9, the Beavers won at Cal State-Bakersfield 22-16 and at Cal State-Fullerton 45-0 on Feb. 10. The Beavers wrestled all 3 meets without a pair of starters, 125-pounder Nathan Navarro and 165-pounder Jed Pennell.

At Fresno State, the Beavers and Bulldogs won 5 matches each but FSU scored 1 more team bonus point. The only bonus points in the match came on No. 1-ranked Stephen Abas' pin at 125 pounds for the Bulldogs and No. 7-ranked Nathan Coy's technical fall at 174 pounds for the Beavers. OSU 133-pounder Ben Richards scored an upset of 18th-ranked Derrick Hayes by a 7-4 score.

At Cal State-Bakersfield, the Beavers secured the dual meet win in the final match as Isaac Weber earned a decision at 184 pounds. The Beavers won 6 of 10 matches and got team bonus points 4 times, earning major decisions from heavyweight Andy Bowlby, 133-pounder Richards, 157-pounder Eric Jorgensen and 174-pounder Coy.

At Cal State-Fullerton, the Beavers recorded their second shutout of the season by winning all 10 matches. OSU 197-pounder Jason Lovell started the evening by beating Babak Nejadmaghaddam, ranked 19th by InterMat, 8-2. Oregon State went on to get pins from Richards at 133 pounds, Shane Cunanan at 141 pounds, Jorgensen at 157 pounds and Jake Huffman at 165 pounds.

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 102-60-1 for a winning percentage of .629.

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.

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 836-253-24 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 Feb. 7: No. 2 Oklahoma State, No. 4 Iowa, No. 6 Oklahoma, No. 8 Nebraska, No. 9 Ohio State, No. 12 Boise State, No. 14 Arizona State, No. 17 Fresno State and No. 18 Oregon (twice).

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.

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.

CAL-DAVIS, CAL-STATE-FULLERTON SHUTOUTS: Oregon State has blanked a pair of opponents this season, shutting out Cal-Davis and Cal State-Fullerton. When the Beavers beat Cal-Davis 43-(-2) on Dec. 16 in Gill Coliseum, it was the first time OSU had won all 10 matches in a dual meet 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. 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. Then, on Feb. 10 at Cal State-Fullerton, the Beavers matched the margin of victory from that Cal-Davis meet and managed more points in a 45-0 victory. It was the first time the Beavers had posted 2 shutouts in a season since 1984, when they blanked Oregon 47-0 in Eugene and 51-0 in Corvallis.

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.

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	13thFeb. 7	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	13thJan. 17	10th	Jan. 17	11thJan. 24	10th	Jan. 24	10thJan. 31	9th	Jan. 31	8thFeb. 7	8th	Feb. 7	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	18thFeb. 7	NR	Feb. 7	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	NRFeb. 7	NR	Feb. 7	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	7thFeb. 7	6th	Feb. 7	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	10thFeb. 7	7th	Feb. 7	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	NRJan. 31	NR	Jan. 31	NRFeb. 7	NR	Feb. 7	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	8thFeb. 7	9th	Feb. 7	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. 8 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, 65-50 with 13 pins, team bonus points in 30 percent of matches (35 of 115)... this season, 17-10 with 5 pins, team bonus points in 37 percent of matches (10 of 27) ... last week, went 3-0 with 1 pin, dec. over No. 18 Derrick Hayes, Fresno State, 7-4 in dual meet, major dec. over Joe Garcia, Cal State-Bakersfield, 10-2 in dual meet, pinned David Rodriguez, Cal State-Fullerton, 4:08 in dual meet ... season summary, dec. by No. 20 Witt Durden, Oklahoma, 7-5 in dual meet ... pinned by No. 2 Johnny Thompson, Oklahoma State, 4:55 in dual meet ... 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, 31-33 with 8 pins, team bonus points in 20 percent of matches (13 of 64) ... this season, 16-11 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 33 percent of matches (9 of 27) ... won 10 of last 17 matches ... last week, went 1-2 with 1 pin, dec. by Ralph Lopez, Fresno State, 10-3 in dual meet, dec. by Zhon Kuraspediani, Cal State-Bakersfield, 6-4 in dual meet, pinned John Blalock, Cal State-Fullerton, 4:55 in dual meet ... season summary, pinned by No. 2 Michael Lightner, Oklahoma, 1:30 in dual meet ... dec. by No. 8 Charles Walker, Oklahoma State, 9-2 in dual meet ... 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, 7-15 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 27 percent of matches (6 of 22) ... this season, 4-14 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 22 percent of matches (4 of 18) ... last week, went 0-2 with 0 pins, dec. by Jim Medeiros, Fresno State, 7-3 in dual meet, dec. by Thomas Juarez, Cal State-Bakersfield, 5-1 in dual meet ... season summary, pinned by No. 8 Jared Frayer, Oklahoma, 3:53 in dual meet ... major dec. by No. 1 Reggie Wright, Oklahoma State, 17-4 in dual meet ... 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, 106-41 with 14 pins, team bonus points in 43 percent of matches (63 of 147) ... this season, 28-5 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 52 percent of matches (17 of 33) ... has 9 technical falls ... has won 19 of last 23 matches ... currently on 10-match win streak, scoring team bonus points 6 times (2 pins, 3 technical falls, 1 major decision) ... last week, went 3-0 with 1 pin, dec. over No. 15 Nathan Vasquez, Fresno State, 7-0 in dual meet, major dec. over Elizar Ceballos, Cal State-Bakersfield, 14-2 in dual meet, pinned Brian Spalliero, Cal State-Fullerton, 2:12 in dual meet ... season summary, dec. over No. 16 Shane Roller, Oklahoma State, 10-9 (OT) in dual meet ... 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, did not wrestle ... season summary, major dec. by No. 6 Robbie Waller, Oklahoma, 13-2 in dual meet ... 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. 7 by AWN, No. 9 by IM ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 1 ... career, 57-33 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 28 percent of matches (25 of 90) ... this season, 29-7 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 36 percent of matches (13 of 36) ... has won 4 straight matches, scoring team bonus points in 3 of those ... has won 22 of last 26 matches, scoring team bonus points in 9 of those ... last week, went 3-0 with 0 pins, tech fall over Mike Mellor, Fresno State, 6:33 (23-8) in dual meet, major dec. over Chris Carlino, Cal State-Bakersfield, 12-3 in dual meet, forfeit vs. Cal State-Fullerton in dual meet ... season summary, dec. over No. 10 Michael Barger, Oklahoma, 9-5 in dual meet ... dec. by No. 7 Tyrone Lewis, Oklahoma State, 8-5 in dual meet ... 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, 30-40 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 9 percent of matches (6 of 70) ... this season, 11-11 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 14 percent of matches (3 of 22) ... last week, went 3-0 with 0 pins, dec. over Jason Rossotti, Fresno State, 1-1 (OT) in dual meet, dec. over Max Harris, Cal State-Bakersfield, 7-3 in dual meet, dec. over Josh Ready, Cal State-Fullerton, 7-2 in dual meet ... season summary, pinned by No. 3 Daniel Cormier, Oklahoma State, 2:39 in dual meet ... 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, 19-16 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 14 percent of matches (5 of 35) ... this season, 14-10 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 17 percent of matches (4 of 24) ... 8 of his 10 losses have been to nationally-ranked wrestlers ... last week, went 3-0 with 0 pins, dec. over Tom Gohde, Fresno State, 10-6 in dual meet, dec. over Robert Odell, Cal State-Bakersfield, 9-2 in dual meet, dec. over Babak Nejadmaghaddam, Cal State-Fullerton, 8-2 in dual meet ... season summary, pinned by No. 10 Waymon May, Oklahoma, 1:47 in dual meet ... major dec. by No. 4 Mark Munoz, Oklahoma State, 12-4 in dual meet ... 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. 9 by AWN, No. 8 by IM ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 3 ... career, 50-16 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 30 percent of matches (20 of 66) ... this season, 20-6 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 27 percent of matches (7 of 26) ... won 17 of last 22 matches ... last week, went 1-1 with 0 pins, dec. by No. 3 Billy Blunt, Fresno State, 6-4 in dual meet, dec. over Chad Troxler, Cal State-Fullerton, 7-1 in dual meet ... season summary, dec. over No. 9 Leonce Crump, Oklahoma, 4-2 in dual meet ... dec. over No. 13 James Huml, Oklahoma State, 8-4 in dual meet ... 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, 11-6 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 41 percent of matches (7 of 17) ... this season, 8-4 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 50 percent of matches (6 of 12) ... has won 6 of his last 8 matches ... last week, went 1-0 with 0 pins, major dec. over John Devine, Cal State-Bakersfield, 14-1 in dual meet ... 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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