Wrestling Returns To Pac-10 Competition, Faces No. 24 Boise State, No. 10 Arizona State

Jan. 30, 2002

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PROBABLE OREGON LINE UP
125 No. 12 Shaun Williams (8-2 overall, 5-1 duals)

133 Martin Mitchell (9-6, 3-2) OR Jason Harless (11-2, 3-0)

141 No. 19 Brian Watson (16-6, 7-1)

149 Casey Hunt (5-4, 3-2)

157 Michael Badicke (0-5, 0-4) OR Tony Overstake (10-2, 2-0)

165 No. 5 Eugene Harris (20-2, 7-1)

174 Shane Webster (10-4, 4-1)

184 Elias Soto (1-8, 1-4)

197 Jake Leair (6-8, 3-4)

Hwt. No. 19 Eric Webb (13-6, 4-2)*Rankings: Intermat

RECENTLY In Oregon's dual doubleheader versus Pacific and Central Washington, the Ducks won nine matches with bonus points. Eugene Harris won by fall against Pacific (0:37) and by technical fall against Central Washington. Also winning by fall were: Shaun Williams (125) and Tony Overstake (157). Harris, Watson and heavyweight Eric Webb picked up Oregon's three victories versus No. 4 Michigan Jan. 11. The Ducks finished in a tie for the second time this season, a 24-24 deadlock versus No. 16 Nebraska Jan. 3. Oregon went on to win based on critera b, which awards the win to the team with the most victories by fall -- Oregon had three and Nebraska had one. Against No. 11 Northern Iowa, Oregon lost 26-16, with Harris, Webb and Watson picking up the Ducks' three victories.

A LOOK AT BOISE STATE The Broncos are 6-3 overall, 3-1 Pacific-10 Conference. Matches to watch: 125 pounds: No. 4 Ben Vombaur (16-3, 3-0) vs. No. 12 Shaun Williams, 141 pounds: No. 14 Gabe Vigil (18-9) vs. No. 19 Brian Watson (16-6).

A LOOK AT ARIZONA STATE The Sun Devils are 7-2 overall, 5-0 Pac-10. Matches to watch: 125: No. 12 Mike Simpson (22-5) vs. No. 12 Shaun Williams (16-3), 141: No. 1 Eric Larkin (21-2) vs. No. 19 Brian Watson (16-6), Hwt.: No. 9 Kellan Fluckiger (20-6) vs. No. 19 Eric Webb (13-6).

THE SERIES Oregon leads the series with Boise State, 11-7-2. Last season, the Broncos defeated Oregon 18-12 at McArthur Court and have won three straight. Arizona State holds a 16-2 advantage over Oregon and has won the last 16 matches.

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