Northern Iowa Defeats Oregon Wrestling, 26-16
Jan. 5, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The University of Oregon wrestling team fell 26-16 to No. 11 Northern Iowa in front of 761 fans at West Gym in Cedar Falls, Iowa Saturday afternoon. Oregon is 3-3 overall, 2-1 Pac-10 and Northern Iowa improves to 3-1.
'We wrestled well at times, but there were a few occassions that I thought we could have won if we had eliminated mistakes,' Oregon head coach Chuck Kearney said. 'But, Eric Webb wrestled very tough and put together the type of match he is capable of.'
Webb upset No. 9 Paul Hynek at Heavyweight, winning 9-4 to put Oregon within three points of Northern Iowa with three matches remaining. Unfortunately, Oregon senior Shaun Williams is sidelined with an ankle injury and the Ducks were forced to forfeit at 125 pounds. That put Northern Iowa up 23-13 with the 133 and 141 pound matches remaining.
#11 Northern Iowa 26, Oregon 16
149: Jon Garvin (UNI) dec. Casey Hunt (UO), 4-2 3 0157: Drew Kelly (UNI) dec Michael Badicke (UO), 12-5 6 0165: #6 Eugene Harris maj. dec. #19 Nate Lawrenz (UNI) 15-5 6 4174: Dustin Fisher (UO) won by Forfeit 6 10184: #13 Kyle Hansen (UNI) tech fall Elias Soto (UO) 23-5 11 10197: Jason Payne (UNI) pin Jake Leair (UO), 1:27 17 10Hwt: #15 Eric Webb (UO) dec. #9 Paul Hynek (UNI), 9-4 17 13125: Tyler Hubbard (UNI) won by Forfeit 23 13133: #12 Mark Manchio (UNI) dec Martin Mitchell (UO), 8-6 26 13141: Brian Watson (UO) dec. #11 Dylan Long (UNI) 6-4 sv 26 16