Bowlby Wins Freestyle, Greco-Roman Titles

April 4, 2001

EVANSTON, Ill. - Andy Bowlby won both the Greco-Roman and Freestyle competitions at 286 pounds last weekend at the University Nationals wrestling champions at Northwestern. Bowlby was one of nine OSU wrestlers competing for the Orange Crush Mat Club to earn All-America honors in the meet, which is open to college-age wrestlers.

Jack Wynne was also an All-America in both competitions. Earning Greco-Roman honors were Tim Norman, Steve Garcia, Jordan Barich, Jason Lovell and Drew Dunbar, earning Freestyle honors were Michael Delaney and Isaac Weber.

Bowlby (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS), who just completed his sophomore season at OSU, won the Freestyle championship by beating Tommy Rowlands 4-1, Rowlands was the runner-up at the recent NCAA Championships while wrestling for Ohio State. In the Greco-Roman meet, Bowlby took a 5-3 win over Josh Etu in the finals.

With the wins, Bowlby earned the opportunity to represent the United States at the Pan-Am Games. They will be held May 17-20 in the Dominican Republic.

Wynne (Bend, Ore./Bend HS), who just finished his sophomore season at OSU, wrestled in the 213.75-pound division. He placed fourth in Greco-Roman and seventh in Freestyle.

Garcia (Cypress, Calif./Brethren Christian HS) was a true freshman at OSU this past winter. He placed fourth at 152 pounds in Greco-Roman.

Barich (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) was a true freshman at OSU this past winter. He placed fifth in Greco-Roman at 152 pounds.

Lovell (Turner, Ore./Cascade HS) just completed his sophomore season at OSU. He placed fifth at 213.75 pounds in Greco-Roman.

Delaney (Tracy, Calif./Brethren Christian HS) just finished his sophomore season at OSU. He placed sixth at 127.75 pounds in Freestyle.

Weber (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) was a junior at OSU last season. He placed seventh at 187.25 pounds in Freestyle.

Norman (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) was a true freshman at OSU this past season. He placed seventh at 138.75 pounds in Greco-Roman.

Drew Dunbar (Lafayette, Calif./Miramonte HS) was a sophomore at OSU last season. He placed eighth at 213.75 pounds in Greco-Roman.

OREGON STATE GRECO-ROMAN PLACING MATCHES

138.75, 7th/8th - Tim Norman, Orange Crush, tech. fall over Russ Farver, USOEC, 10-0.

152, 3rd/4th - Joe Privatere, New York AC, pinned Steve Garcia, Orange Crush, 0:41.

152, 5th/6th - Jordan Barich, Orange Crush, dec. Danny Harless, Rick Sanders WC, 6-2.

213.75, 3rd/4th - Phillip Johnston, Armed Forces/Air Force, dec. Jack Wynne, Orange Crush, 4-0.

213.75, 5th/6th - Jason Lovell, Orange Crush, pinned Eli Ross, Minnesota Storm, 0:56.

213.75, 7th/8th - Adam Hermann, USOEC, dec. Drew Dunbar, Orange Crush, 11-9.

286, 1st/2nd - Andy Bowlby, Orange Crush, dec. Josh Etu, Virginia, 5-3.

OREGON STATE FREESTYLE PLACING MATCHES

127.75, 5th/6th - Franklin Lantigua, Puerto Rico, dec. Michael Delaney, Orange Crush, 8-2.

187.25, 7th/8th - Isaac Weber, Orange Crush, tech. fall over Erik Wince, Gardner WC, 10-0.

213.75, 7th/8th - Jack Wynne, Orange Crush, dec. Mike Little, Wildcat WC, 3-1.

286, 1st/2nd - Andy Bowlby, Orange Crush, dec. Tommy Rowlands, Dave Schultz WC, 4-1.

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