OSU's Goal Is A Pacific-10 Title

Feb. 21, 2001

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25-MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26

No. 17 Oregon State at Pacific-10 Championships,

Eugene, Ore. (host: Oregon), all day

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25

Session I, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Preliminaries, championship first round

Session II, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.: Championship semifinals, consolation first round

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26

Session III, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Consolation semifinals, fifth- and third-place finals

Session IV, 6 p.m.: Parade of Champions, championship finals

TV: The championship finals will be shown via tape delay on Fox Sports Net on a date to be announced.

Oregon State (12-7 overall, 8-2 Pacific-10) has one goal in mind at the Pacific-10 Championships: winning the conference title. The tournament will be held Sunday and Monday at Oregon's McArthur Court, and OSU head coach Joe Wells feels the 17th-ranked Beavers have a tremendous opportunity - if they do the right things.

'We need to put guys in the finals and we need to win championships,' Wells said. 'But we need to have 10 guys qualify for nationals by finishing in the top four, and we need to score bonus points (for pins, technical falls and major decisions).'

The top four finishers in each weight class automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships, to be held March 15-17 at Iowa City, Iowa (host: Iowa). In addition, the Pac-10 coaches will select three wild-card entrants from among the fifth-place finishers.

The field for the Pacific-10 meet includes four nationally-ranked teams: Oregon State, No. 11 Arizona State, No. 16 Boise State and No. 20 Oregon. The Sun Devils, defending champion Broncos and Ducks figure to be the teams battling the Beavers for first place.

'It will be the team that does the best throughout the 10 weights,' Wells said. 'The most-balanced team, the team that can score at all 10 weights, will be the team that wins.'

The official tournament seedings won't be determined until Saturday evening, but the final Pacific-10 rankings - listing four wrestlers at each weight class - include eight Beavers, and three of them are ranked No. 1: 157-pounder Eric Jorgensen, 165-pounder Jed Pennell and 174-pounder Nathan Coy.

OSU wrestlers ranked second in the conference are 125-pounder Nathan Navarro and 141-pounder Shane Cunanan, ranked third are 133-pounder Ben Richards and heavyweight Jason Cooley, and ranked fourth is 197-pounder Jason Lovell. Wells also thinks the two unranked Beavers - 149-pounder Casey Horn and 184-pounder Isaac Weber - are capable of moving into the top four.

'Last year, we ended up with a pair of fourth-seeded wrestlers in the finals,' Wells said of Cunanan and Coy.

Both finished second in the 2000 Pacific-10 meet, as did Jorgensen, Cooley won the heavyweight title. Richards placed third a year ago and Navarro was fourth, while Lovell placed sixth.

'It's team balance and everybody scoring points,' Wells said of the Beavers' hopes. 'If each guy gets one pin, that's another 20 points, if each guy gets one major decision, that's 10 more, that's 30 points right there.

'We've worked hard and made the adjustments we've needed to make. We'll be wrestling in our home state and all our relatives will be there, which will be a positive for us. It'll be great. We're going in after a tremendous win over Oregon (on Feb. 14) and some other good wins to end the regular season.

'We just need to wrestle aggressively and make sure we take advandage of the opportunities presented us. If we do that, we'll be in the driver's seat.'

TICKETS: Tournament passes good for all four sessions cost $25 for adults and $21 for children and senior citizens, they can by purchased by calling the Oregon athletic ticket office at (541) 346-4461. Tickets for the individual sessions will go on sale just prior to each session and are $7 for adults and $6 for children and senior citizens. All seating for the tournament will be general admission, with gates opening one hour prior to the start of the session.

OREGON STATE LINEUP:

(Records are through February 14, rankings are Amateur Wrestling News, InterMat of Feb. 21)

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

17-8 record with 1 pin, No. 7 AWN, No. 9 IM

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

18-10 record with 5 pins, No. 15 IM

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

17-11 record with 4 pins

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

5-14 record with 2 pins

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

29-5 record with 3 pins, No. 6 AWN, No. 5 IM

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

14-8 record with 2 pins

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

30-7 record with 1 pin, No. 7 AWN, No. 8 IM

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

11-12 record with 0 pins

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

14-11 record with 1 pin

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

21-6 record with 2 pins, No. 10 AWN, No. 8 IM

ALL-TIME AT CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS: Oregon State has won 45 team conference championships over the years, starting with the 1909 Northwest Conference title during the Beavers' initial season of intercollegiate wrestling. OSU's most recent conference championship was the 1994 Pacific-10 title.

OSU won 7 Northwest titles from 1909-1918, 21 Pacific Coast titles from 1919-1964 (there was no intercollegiate wrestling from 1927-33 and 1943-47), 2 Athletic Association of Western Universities titles from 1965-66, 10 Pacific-8 titles from 1967-78 and 5 Pacific-10 titles from 1979-present.

LAST WEEK: Oregon State's Michael Delaney upset Oregon's seventh-ranked Shaun Williams at 125 pounds Feb. 14, igniting the 15th-ranked Beavers' 25-10 win over the 18th-ranked Ducks in a Pacific-10 dual meet at Gill Coliseum. OSU finished the regular season on a 3-meet win streak.

'It wasn't a perfect score,' said OSU head coach Joe Wells, whose team avenged a 22-16 loss in Eugene on Dec. 13. 'But we might have helped ourselves in the seeding for the Pac-10 meet. It's a big win.'

OSU now holds a 95-22-4 edge over Oregon in the Civil War wrestling series that dates back to 1915. The Civil War is presented by Northwest Dodge Dealers.

Both teams were without a pair of starters, as OSU was missing eighth-ranked 125-pounder Nathan Navarro and 165-pounder Jed Pennell and Oregon was without eighth-ranked heavyweight Eric Webb and 149-pounder Casey Hunt.

Delaney, a sophomore filling in for Navarro, used a 5-point move near the end of the first period to bring a crowd of 1,764 to its feet. He went on to an 11-8 win over Williams, as the final seconds ticked off, Delaney pounded the mat with joy.

'I had nothing to lose going out there,' Delaney said. 'I had a lot of help this week from guys in the room, especially Nathan - I listened to their advice, and it paid off.'

After Oregon's seventh-ranked Chael Sonnen started the meet with a major decision at 197 pounds, OSU's ninth-ranked heavyweight Jason Cooley received a forfeit due to Webb's absence and the Beavers never trailed again. Delaney's win at 125 pounds began a run of 5 straight Beaver wins in contested matches that put OSU up 21-4.

'There's no question that Michael sparked the team tonight - he made a big move,' Wells said. 'Then Ben (Richards, OSU's 133-pounder) went out planning on having a good night.'

Richards, a senior wrestling his final home match, earned a 4-2 overtime decision over ninth-ranked Brian Watson, who had already beaten Richards twice this season.

'That was a lot to worry about, a lot to think about,' Richards said of combining his final home match, the Civil War and a nationally-ranked opponent. 'I needed that bad ... it was sweet.'

Richards nearly ended the match in regulation but couldn't complete a takedown before the buzzer. In overtime, it took 15 seconds for Richards to take Watson down and seal the victory.

OSU's sixth-ranked 157-pounder Eric Jorgensen was the other senior wrestling his final home match, and he left Gill Coliseum with a 1-0 win over 20th-ranked Eugene Harris. The Beavers also honored Paul Barron, the third senior on their roster, in pre-meet ceremonies.

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 103-60-1 for a winning percentage of .631.

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.

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 837-253-24 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. 21: No. 2 Oklahoma State, No. 4 Iowa, No. 6 Oklahoma, No. 8 Ohio State, No. 9 Nebraska, No. 11 Arizona State, No. 15 Fresno State, No. 16 Boise State and No. 20 Oregon (twice).

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%	(17 of 34)Nathan Coy, jr. (174)	  38%	(14 of 37)Ben Richards, sr. (133)	  36%	(10 of 28)Shane Cunanan, so. (141)  32%	(9 of 28)Jason Cooley, jr. (HWT)	  30%	(7 of 27)Jed Pennell, fr. (165)	  27%	(6 of 22)Nathan Navarro, jr. (125) 24%	(6 of 25)Casey Horn, so. (141/149) 21%	(4 of 19)Jason Lovell, so. (197)	  16%	(4 of 22)Isaac Weber, jr. (184)	  13%	(3 of 23)

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 346-62-6 in the arena for a winning percentage of .843. This season, OSU went 7-2 at home.

In 2001, the Beavers attracted an average of 1,131 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.

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. 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. 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.

BEAVER WRESTLING HOMECOMING: Oregon States' annual Beaver Wrestling Homecoming was held Feb. 14, and 27 former Oregon State wrestlers were among a crowd of 1,764 that saw 15th-ranked OSU beat 18th-ranked Oregon 25-10. Among them, the alums on hand earned 33 individual conference championships, 22 All-America finishes 6 six individual national titles.

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

TEAMAm.Wr.News	InterMatPre	NR	Pre	19thNational Wrestling Coaches AssociationDec. 6	14thDec. 13	13thDec.20	14thJan. 3	14thJan. 10	15thJan. 17	14thJan. 24	12thJan. 31	13thFeb. 7	15thFeb. 14	17thNATHAN 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	8thFeb. 14	11th	Feb. 14	8thFeb. 21	7th	Feb. 21	9thBEN 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	18thFeb. 14	NR	Feb. 14	17thFeb. 21	NR	Feb. 21	15thSHANE 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	NRFeb. 14	NR	Feb. 14	NRFeb. 21	NR	Feb. 21	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	7thFeb. 14	6th	Feb. 14	5thFeb. 21	6th	Feb. 21	5thNATHAN 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	9thFeb. 14	7th	Feb. 14	8thFeb. 21	7th	Feb. 21	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	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	NRFeb. 14	NR	Feb. 14	NRFeb. 21	NR	Feb. 21	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	8thFeb. 14	10th	Feb. 14	9thFeb. 21	10th	Feb. 21	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	2ndFinal	2ndNATHAN NAVARRO, 125Nov. 29	2ndDec. 6	2ndDec. 14	2ndJan. 17	2ndJan. 31	2ndFinal	2ndBEN RICHARDS, 133Nov. 29	2ndDec. 6	3rdDec. 14	3rdJan. 17	3rdJan. 31	3rdFinals	3rdSHANE CUNANAN, 141Nov. 29	2ndDec. 6	2ndDec. 14	2ndJan. 17	2ndJan. 31	2ndFinal	2ndERIC JORGENSEN, 157Nov. 29	2ndDec. 6	2ndDec. 14	2ndJan. 17	2ndJan. 31	1stFinal	1stJED PENNELL, 165Nov. 29	NRDec. 6	NRDec. 14	NRJan. 17	NRJan. 31	1stFinal	1stNATHAN COY, 174Nov. 29	1stDec. 6	1stDec. 14	1stJan. 17	1stJan. 31	1stFinal	1stISAAC WEBER, 184Nov. 29	4thDec. 6	4thDec. 14	4thJan. 17	NRJan. 31	NRFinal	NRJASON LOVELL, 197Nov. 29	NRDec. 6	NRDec. 14	NRJan. 17	4thJan. 31	NRFinal	4thJASON COOLEY, HWTNov. 29	1stDec. 6	1stDec. 14	3rdJan. 17	2ndJan. 31	3rdFinal	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. 7 by AWN, No. 9 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 ... has not wrestled since Jan. 26 dual meet vs. Arizona State ... 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. 15 by IM ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 3 ... career, 66-50 with 13 pins, team bonus points in 30 percent of matches (35 of 116)... this season, 18-10 with 5 pins, team bonus points in 36 percent of matches (10 of 28) ... has won last 4 matches, beating nationally-ranked wrestlers in 2 of those and earning team bonus points in other 2 ... last week, dec. over No. 9 Brian Watson, Oregon, 4-2 (OT) in dual meet ... season summary, dec. over No. 18 Derrick Hayes, Fresno State, 7-4 in dual meet ... 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, 32-33 with 8 pins, team bonus points in 20 percent of matches (13 of 65) ... this season, 17-11 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 32 percent of matches (9 of 28) ... won 11 of last 18 matches ... last week, dec. over Kenny Cox, Oregon, 7-3 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, 8-15 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 26 percent of matches (6 of 23) ... this season, 5-14 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 21 percent of matches (4 of 19) ... last week, dec. over Tony Overstake, Oregon, 13-6 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. 5 by IM ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 1 ... career, 107-41 with 14 pins, team bonus points in 43 percent of matches (63 of 148) ... this season, 29-5 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 50 percent of matches (17 of 34) ... currently on 11-match win streak, scoring team bonus points 6 times (2 pins, 3 technical falls, 1 major decision) ... has 9 technical falls ... has won 20 of last 24 matches ... last week, dec. over No. 20 Eugene Harris, Oregon, 1-0 in dual meet ... season summary, dec. over No. 15 Nathan Vasquez, Fresno State, 7-0 in dual meet ... 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 ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 1 ... 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 ... has not wrestled since Feb. 4 dual meet vs. Oklahoma State ... 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. 8 by IM ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 1 ... career, 58-33 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 29 percent of matches (26 of 91) ... this season, 30-7 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 38 percent of matches (14 of 37) ... currently on a 5-match winning streak, scoring team bonus points in 4 of those ... has won 23 of last 27 matches, scoring team bonus points in 10 of those ... last week, major dec. over Luke Larwin, Oregon, 21-7 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, 30-41 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 8 percent of matches (6 of 71) ... this season, 11-12 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 13 percent of matches (3 of 23) ... has won 3 of last 4 matches ... last week, dec. by No. 7 Doug Lee, Oregon, 6-2 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 ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 4 ... career, 19-17 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 14 percent of matches (5 of 36) ... this season, 14-11 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 16 percent of matches (4 of 25) ... has won 3 of last 4 matches ... 9 of his 11 losses have been to nationally-ranked wrestlers ... last week, major dec. by No. 7 Chael Sonnen, Oregon, 16-6 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. 10 by AWN, No. 8 by IM ... in the Pacific-10 rankings, No. 3 ... career, 51-16 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 31 percent of matches (21 of 67) ... this season, 21-6 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 30 percent of matches (8 of 27) ... won 18 of last 23 matches ... last week, won by forfeit vs. Oregon in dual meet ... season summary, dec. by No. 3 Billy Blunt, Fresno State, 6-4 in dual meet ... 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.

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