Doug Lee Named Outstanding Oregon Wrestler At Annual Awards Banquet

May 6, 2001

EUGENE - Oregon senior Doug Lee was named the most outstanding wrestler at the annual awards banquet held in the Pittman Room at the Len Casanova Athletics Center Sunday afternoon.

Lee, an All-American and four-time NCAA qualifier at 184 pounds finished the 2001season 28-9 en route to winning his third consecutive Pac-10 title. The Central Point, Ore., native finished his four year career 103-33 and is fifth all-time for career victories. Lee's 36 victories in 2000 is still third all-time at Oregon for wins in a season.

Other awards were given to Tony Overstake (John Miller Award), Luke Larwin (Top Newcomer) and Eric Webb (Kesey-West Award).

The John Miller Award is given to the individual who shows all around dedication to 'being the best I can be in all aspects of life.' Despite a nagging knee injury, Overstake finished fourth at the Pac-10 Championships to qualify for the NCAA Tournament. Overstake, a Medford, Ore., native, finished the 2001 season 15-14 and won the title at 149 at the Southern Oregon Open in November.

Larwin, a freshman from Bend, Ore., finished fourth at the Pac-10 Championships to automatically qualify for the national tournament in his first season as a Duck. After falling to the No. 1 seed in the tournament at 165 pounds, Larwin scored points for Oregon by coming from behind to beat Tony Howard of George Mason 16-14.

Webb's season was highlighted by upsets of then-No. 2 Jason Cooley of Oregon State, then-No. 2 John Lockhart of Illinois and then-No. 12 Leonce Crump of Oklahoma. The Eugene native was 24-4 heading into the Pac-10 Championships and had won nine consecutive dual matches. Webb sustained a concussion during warm-ups prior to the Pac-10 Championship meet and was unable to vie for an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament in the heavyweight class. Lockhart, who Webb defeated 7-5 during the season, went on to win the national title.

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