Civil War Wrestling, Part II

Feb. 11, 2002

FEBRUARY 13, WEDNESDAY

Oregon State at Oregon, Eugene, Ore., 7 p.m.

TV: Shown via tape delay on Fox Sports Net, Sunday, February 17 at 2 p.m.

FEBRUARY 16, SATURDAY

Oregon State at Boise State, Boise, Idaho, 1 p.m.

Unless they go to the eighth tiebreaker this time, Oregon State (11-7 overall, 6-1 Pacific-10) and Oregon (5-7, 3-4) won't stage a dual-meet battle as close as the one they had in December. But the season's second Civil War, set for Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Eugene, will liven up the tail end of the regular season for both squads.

This time, it's likely to be a more decisive decision for one of the longtime rivals.

On Dec. 12 in Gill Coliseum, the teams were deadlocked at 16-16 when the night's 10 matches were completed. This year, a tiebreaker system is in effect for all dual meets, officials had to go to the seventh tiebreaker - most near-fall points - before awarding the team victory to OSU.

'I hope it's not going to be as exciting for the fans this time as it was last time,' said Beaver head coach Joe Wells, who owns a 15-4-1 record in the series. 'We're excited about this meet. It's for bragging rights - for a couple of weeks.'

The Beavers and Ducks will also lock horns in the Pacific-10 Championships, which will be held March 2-3 at OSU's Gill Coliseum. That's the meet wrestlers are pointing toward this time of year, because that's where qualifiers for the NCAA Championships are decided.

But with the dual-meet season in its grind-it-out phase, the match against Oregon adds a little spice to the final week. And both the Civil War and OSU's meet at Boise State (7-3, 4-1) on Saturday at 1 p.m. provide a chance for wrestlers to earn or improve seeds for the conference meet.

'You want to get on a roll this week,' Wells said. 'It's a great chance for guys to improve their position for the Pac-10 meet and to get things going or keep things going.'

The latest Pacific-10 rankings, Oregon State is the No. 2 team, Boise State is No. 3 and Oregon is No. 4.

OSU has 6 wrestlers in the Pac-10 rankings, which list 4 athletes at each weight. Nathan Navarro is third at 133 pounds, Casey Horn is third at 141 pounds, defending conference champ Nathan Coy is first at 174 pounds, Isaac Weber is second at 184 pounds, Jason Lovell is second at 197 pounds and Jason Cooley is second at heavyweight.

In the national rankings, Navarro is 18th according to InterMat, Horn is ranked 20th by Amateur Wrestling News and 11th by IM, Coy is ranked 13th by AWN and 12th by IM, Weber is ranked 16th by AWN and 20th by IM, and Cooley is ranked seventh by both.

For Oregon in the Pac-10 rankings, Shaun Williams is third at 125 pounds, Jason Harless is second at 133, Casey Hunt is third at 149, Tony Overstake is second at 157, Eugene Harris is first at 165 and Eric Webb is fourth at heavyweight. Nationally, 125-pounder Williams is ranked 14th by AWN and 12th by IM, 141-pounder Brian Watson is ranked 20th by IM, 157-pounder Overstake is ranked 17th by AWN, 165-pounder Harris is ranked sixth by AWN and fifth by IM and heavyweight Webb is ranked 16th by AWN and 18th by IM.

For Boise State in the Pac-10 rankings, Ben Vombaur is ranked first at 125 pounds, Gabe Vigil is ranked fourth at 141 pounds, Collin Robertson is ranked first at 149 pounds, Pat Owens is ranked third at 174 pounds and Bart Johnson is ranked third at heavyweight. Nationally, 125-pounder Vombaur is ranked fourth by both AWN and IM, 141-pounder Vigil is ranked 14th by IM and 149-pounder Robertson is ranked 20th by AWN and 10th by IM.

OREGON STATE PROBABLE LINEUP:

National rankings are current Amateur Wrestling News, InterMat

125 - Michael Delaney, jr. (Tracy, Calif./Brethren Christian HS)11-12 record with 2 pinsor - Ale DeLaPena, so. (Benton City, Wash./Kiona-Benton HS, North Idaho JC)8-2 record with 1 pin133 - Nathan Navarro, sr. (Ontario, Ore./Ontario HS)17-6 record with 1 pin, No. 18 IM, No. 3 Pac-10141 - Casey Horn, jr. (Salem, Ore./North Salem HS)19-7 record with 8 pins, No. 20 AWN, No. 11 IM, No. 3 Pac-10or-Peter Zamora, jr. (Moses Lake, Wash./Moses Lake HS)6-5 record with 0 pins149 - Jordan Barich, fr. (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS)6-10 record with 1 pin157 - Micah Houston, so. (Arlington, Texas/Arlington HS)5-16 record with 1 pin165 - Jed Pennell, so. (Cave Junction, Ore./Illinois Valley HS)15-9 record with 2 pins174 - Nathan Coy, sr. (Oregon City, Ore./Oregon City HS)11-5 record with 0 pins, No. 13 AWN, No. 12 IM, No. 1 Pac-10or - Jake Huffman, jr. (Scio, Ore./Scio HS)14-5 record with 1 pin184 - Isaac Weber, sr. (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS)19-10 record with 2 pins, No. 16 AWN, No. 20 IM, No. 2 Pac-10197 - Jason Lovell, jr. (Turner, Ore./Cascade HS)16-12 record with 1 pin, No. 2 Pac-10HWT - Jason Cooley, sr. (Anchorage, Alaska/Robert Service HS)11-4 record with 0 pins, No. 7 AWN, No. 7 IM, No. 2 Pac-10or - Andy Bowlby, jr. (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS)18-3 record with 5 pins

ALL-TIME SERIES VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS: Oregon State has an all-time record of 96-22-4 against Oregon in a series dating back to 1915. The Beavers are on a 2-meet win streak against the Ducks and have won 6 of the last 7 duals in the series. On Dec. 12 in Corvallis, the teams went to the seventh tiebreaker to decide OSU's 16-16 win. The last dual in Eugene was Oregon's last win, by a score of 22-16 in the first meeting of the 2001 season.

Oregon State has an all-time record of 21-6-0 against Boise State in a series dating back to 1975. The Beavers are on a 1-meet win streak against the Broncos and have won 2 of the last 3 duals in the series. Last season, OSU won 25-10 in Corvallis. The last meeting in Boise was BSU's 27-8 victory in 2000.

PACIFIC-10 MEET DATES CHANGED: The dates for the 2002 Pacific-10 Wrestling Championships at Gill Coliseum have been moved up to Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3 at the request of the conference.

When the meet was originally scheduled, OSU was to have hosted a women's basketball game on March 2. However, when the Pac-10 basketball tournaments were put in place, that sport's schedule was moved up a week and Gill Coliseum became available on both weekend dates.

To allow more fans to see both days of the tournament without having conflicts with the work week, the tournament was moved to March 2-3. More information on the Pac-10 Championships can be found later in this release.

LAST WEEK: Oregon State returned home for the first time in almost a month and split a pair of duals at Gill Coliseum. OSU beat Cal State-Bakersfield 37-7 on Feb. 8, then fell to 24th-ranked Fresno State 19-15 on Feb. 10.

On Feb. 8, Oregon State got a pin from 184-pounder Isaac Weber and a major decision from 165-pounder Jed Pennell against Cal State-Bakersfield. OSU took advantage of Roadrunner forfeits at three weights, but the Beavers outscored CSUB 19-7 in the 7 matches that were wrestled to claim their fourth straight dual meet win. One key result was at 125 pounds, where OSU's Michael Delaney got off to a quick start and claimed a 12-5 win over Vic Moreno. Moreno was fourth in the Pac-10 rankings that were issued during the week, and 4 wrestlers earn seeds in the conference championships. Weber picked up his fifth straight win and second pin of the season when he flattened Scott O'Rear in 5:57 in the final match of the night. Some of the night's loudest cheers were for Beaver 157-pounder Micah Houston, who ended a 15-match losing streak with a 7-3 victory over Brian Cobb. Of Houston's losses, 6 were to nationally-ranked wrestlers and 5 of those opponents were ranked in the top 10 in the weight class.

On Feb. 10, Oregon State's nationally-ranked Nathan Coy, Isaac Weber and Jason Cooley all extended their winning streaks but the Beavers saw their 4-meet win streak end against Fresno State. Weber won his sixth straight match. Coy and Cooley both won their fifth straight matches. Fresno State, strong at the lower weights, won the day's final 3 matches to come back from a 15-9 deficit. That included wins by the Bulldogs' top-ranked 125-pounder, Stephen Abas, and 16th-ranked 133-pounder Derrick Hayes.

OREGON STATE HEAD COACH JOE WELLS: Joe Wells, now in his 10th season as Oregon State's head coach, has led the Beavers to a Pacific-10 title and 4 top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships.

The Beavers' 25-10 win over then-No. 11 Boise State last season was Wells' 100th dual meet win at OSU. Since taking over the Beaver program prior to the 1992-93 season, Wells is 114-68-1 for a winning percentage of .626.

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 4 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.

Wells, who has coached numerous World Teams for the United States, is a 1972 Iowa graduate. He was a 2-time placer at the Big Ten meet and the 1976 U.S. Wrestling Federation freestyle champ. He spent 17 seasons as an assistant coach at Iowa and Michigan before coming to Oregon 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 are second in all-time dual meet wins among Division I schools and fourth in all-time dual meet winning percentage going into the 2001-02 season. OSU currently has an all-time dual meet record of 848-260-24 and a .760 winning percentage.

OREGON STATE'S DUAL MEET SCHEDULE: OSU faces one of the nation's toughest dual meet schedules. The Beavers meet 7 teams ranked in the National Wrestling Coaches Association poll of Feb. 6: No. 1 Minnesota, No. 3 Michigan, No. 5 Oklahoma State, No. 11 Arizona State, No. 13 Illinois, No. 24 Fresno State and No. 25 Nebraska.

OREGON STATE IN GILL COLISEUM: Oregon State has one of the finest homes in college wrestling, 10,400-seat Gill Coliseum. Now in their 46th season in Gill Coliseum, the Beavers have a home dual meet record of 352-65-6 in the arena for a winning percentage of .839. This season, OSU was 6-3 at home and is averaging 836 fans per home date.

OSU moved its home wrestling meets into Gill Coliseum in 1956-57, when Dale Thomas became head coach. Since then, the arena has hosted conference championship meets 13 times and it was the site of the NCAA Championships in 1961 and 1980. Gill Coliseum will be the site of the 2002 Pacific-10 Conference Championships.

BOWLBY EARNS USA WRESTLING BELT FOR 2001: Oregon State heavyweight Andy Bowlby was the winner of the USA Wrestling's 2001 Championship Belt Series for University-level wrestlers. Bowlby, an OSU junior from Newberg, Ore., won both the freestyle and Greco-Roman titles at the University National Championships and also earned a silver medal in freestyle at the Pan American Championships.

USA Wrestling's University National Championships cover the freestyle and Greco-Roman styles, while the NCAA Championships are for collegiate, or 'folkstyle' competition.

USA Wrestling is the governing body for the sport in the United States. Based on a point system, it crowns Championship Belt Series winners in each of its age-group levels: Cadet, Junior, FILA Junior World, University and Senior levels. Athletes only receive points on the specific age level where they compete, and points cannot transfer from one age level to another age level.

Bowlby claimed the University level Championship Belt Series with 163 points, defeating runner-up Jamill Kelly of Stillwater, Okla. by 40 points. University athletes are 18-24 years old and their class has graduated from high school.

The Belt Series is based upon a point system, rewarding athletes for actual success in competition. Athletes who place in the major USA Wrestling events on the regional, national and international levels scored points in the series.

BEAVER WRESTLING HOMECOMING: Oregon State held its annual Beaver Wrestling Homecoming on Dec. 12, when a crowd of 1,356 saw the Beavers beat archrival Oregon 16-16 by criteria. Oregon State welcomed back 21 former wrestlers and legendary head coach Dale Thomas. The alums on hand accounted for 26 individual conference titles, 17 All-America finishes and 7 NCAA national titles.

CRITERIA DECIDES SEASON'S FIRST CIVIL WAR: Oregon State won the season's first Civil War dual meet over Oregon on Dec. 12 as OSU heavyweight Andy Bowlby's 1-1 win over 12th-ranked Eric Webb left the final team score at 16-16. But, under a tiebreaker rule in effect for all NCAA dual meets this season, the Beavers got the team victory.

The rule had previously been in effect only for dual-meet tournaments, in which a winning team had to be decided to advance in the bracket. A set of criteria is used to break the tie, and OSU won on criteria g, which awards the victory to the team with the most near-fall points. OSU 174-pounder Nathan Coy scored the only near-fall of the meet with a 2-pointer in his 10-1 win over Shane Webster.

To end the dual, Bowlby held Webb down for the 30-second tiebreaker at heavyweight to earn what went in the books as a 1-1 win. Most of the crowd of 1,356 left the building thinking the dual had ended in a tie, but officials were thumbing through the rule books to find the list of criteria in order to declare a winner.

In order, the criteria are most victories (that night, 5 each), most 6-point wins (none), most 5-point technical falls (none), most 4-point technical falls (none), most major decisions (1 each), most decisions (4 each) and greater number of total near-fall points earned (Oregon State 2, Oregon 0).

OREGON STATE SHUTS OUT CENTRAL WASHINGTON: Oregon State recorded its first shutout of the season when it beat Central Washington 44-0 in the Oregon State Duals on Nov. 23 at Gill Coliseum. It was the Beavers' first shutout since a 45-0 win at Cal State-Fullerton late in the 2001 season.

OREGON STATE'S QUADRUPLE-HEADER: When Oregon State wrestled 4 meets at the Oregon State Duals on Nov. 23, it was the first time the Beavers had wrestled 4 duals in a day since Jan. 11, 1997 at the Virginia Duals. This year, OSU beat Portland State 36-3, Central Washington 44-0, Pacific (Ore.) 32-6 and Simon Fraser 40-9, in 1997, OSU beat Cornell 30-10, Indiana 22-13, Cornell 20-13 and lost to Arizona State 23-13.

BEAVERS IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS: Here's where Oregon State wrestlers have been in this season's national rankings:

TEAMAm.Wr.News	InterMatPre	NR	Pre	23rdNational Wrestling Coaches AssociationDec. 5	24thDec. 12	25thDec. 19	25thJan. 9	NRJan. 16	NRJan. 23	NRJan. 30	NRFeb. 6	NRNATHAN NAVARRO, 133Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre	10th	Pre	12thOct. 25	9th	Nov. 14	10th		Nov. 21	15thNov. 27	13th	Nov. 27	16thDec. 5	17th	Dec. 5	16thDec. 12	16th	Dec. 12	17thDec. 19	16th	Dec. 19	18thJan. 2	NR	Jan. 2	20thJan. 9	NR	Jan.9	19thJan. 16	17th	Jan. 16	15thJan. 23	18th	Jan. 23	15thJan. 30	NR	Jan. 30	18thFeb. 6	NR	Feb. 6	18thCASEY HORN, 141Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre	NR	Pre	NROct. 25	NR	Nov. 14	NR		Nov. 21	NRNov. 27	NR	Nov. 27	NRDec. 5	18th	Dec. 5	NRDec. 12	20th	Dec. 12	NRDec. 19	20th	Dec. 19	NRJan. 2	NR	Jan. 2	NRJan. 9	19th	Jan. 9	NRJan. 16	19th	Jan. 16	15thJan. 23	18th	Jan. 23	13thJan. 30	20th	Jan. 30	11thFeb. 6	20th	Feb. 6	11thJED PENNELL, 165Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre	18th	Pre	19thOct. 25	18th	Nov. 14	18th		Nov. 21	NRNov. 27	NR	Nov. 27	NRDec. 5	NR	Dec. 5	NRDec. 12	NR	Dec. 12	NRDec. 19	NR	Dec. 19	NRJan. 2	NR	Jan. 2	NRJan. 9	NR	Jan. 9	NRJan. 16	NR	Jan. 16	NRJan. 23	NR	Jan. 23	NRJan. 30	NR	Jan. 30	NRFeb. 6	NR	Feb. 6	NRNATHAN COY, 174Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre	6th	Pre	7thOct. 25	6th	Nov. 14	7th		Nov. 21	6thNov. 27	5th	Nov. 27	6thDec. 5	5th	Dec. 5	6thDec. 12	5th	Dec. 12	6thDec. 19	8th	Dec. 19	10thJan. 2	9th	Jan. 2	15thJan. 9	11th	Jan. 9	15thJan. 16	12th	Jan. 16	15thJan. 23	13th	Jan. 23	16thJan. 30	13th	Jan. 30	12thFeb. 6	13th	Feb. 6	12thISAAC WEBER, 184Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre	NR	Pre	NROct. 25	NR	Nov. 14	NR		Nov. 21	NRNov. 27	NR	Nov. 27	NRDec. 5	NR	Dec. 5	19thDec. 12	NR	Dec. 12	20thDec. 19	NR	Dec. 19	20thJan. 2	NR	Jan. 2	20thJan. 9	NR	Jan. 9	NRJan. 16	NR	Jan. 16	NRJan. 23	17th	Jan. 23	NRJan. 30	16th	Jan. 30	NRFeb. 6	16th	Feb. 6	20thJASON COOLEY, HWTAm.Wr.News	InterMatPre	12th	Pre	17thOct. 25	12th	Nov. 14	18th		Nov. 21	18thNov. 27	15th	Nov. 27	17thDec. 5	NR	Dec. 5	16thDec. 12	NR	Dec. 12	16thDec. 19	14th	Dec. 19	10thJan. 2	9th	Jan. 2	8thJan. 9	9th	Jan. 9	8thJan. 16	9th	Jan. 16	7thJan. 23	8th	Jan. 23	7thJan. 30	7th	Jan. 30	7thFeb. 6	7th	Feb. 6	7th

BEAVERS IN THE CONFERENCE RANKINGS: Here's where Oregon State wrestlers have been in this season's Pacific-10 rankings:

TEAMPre	2ndDec. 5	2ndJan. 9	2ndJan. 23	2ndFeb. 6	2ndMICHAEL DELANEY, 125Pre	3rdDec. 5	NRJan. 9	NRJan. 23	NRFeb. 6	NRNATHAN NAVARRO, 133Pre	2ndDec. 5	3rdJan. 9	3rdJan. 23	3rdFeb. 6	3rdCASEY HORN, 141Pre	NRDec. 5	3rdJan. 9	3rdJan. 23	3rdFeb. 6	3rdJED PENNELL, 165Pre	2ndDec. 5	NRJan. 9	NRJan. 23	NRFeb. 6	NRNATHAN COY, 174Pre	1stDec. 5	1stJan. 9	1stJan. 23	1stFeb. 6	1stISAAC WEBER, 184Pre	2ndDec. 5	2ndJan. 9	2ndJan. 23	2ndFeb. 6	2ndJASON LOVELL, 197Pre	3rdDec. 5	3rdJan. 9	3rdJan. 23	3rdFeb. 6	2ndJASON COOLEY, HWTPre	3rdDec. 5	NRJan. 9	2ndJan. 23	2ndFeb. 6	2ndANDY BOWLBY, HWTPre	NRDec. 5	3rdJan. 9	2ndJan. 23	NRFeb. 6	NR

2002 PACIFIC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS: The 2002 Pacific-10 Conference Wrestling Championships will be held March 2-3 at Oregon State's Gill Coliseum. Tickets will be sold through the OSU Athletic Ticket Office. Tickets for adults are $25 for a tournament pass or $7 per session, for seniors and students, tickets are $21 for a tournament pass or $6 per session.

The tournament includes four sessions. On Saturday, March 2,Session 1 begins at 11 a.m. and includes championship preliminaries, championship quarterfinals and wrestleback preliminaries, Session 2 begins at 6 p.m. and includes championship semifinals and consolation quarterfinals. On Sunday, March 3, Session 3 begins at 11 a.m. and includes consolation semifinals and fifth-place and third-place finals, Session 4 begins at 6 p.m. and includes the championship finals

OREGON STATE TELEVISED MEETS: Oregon State will have a pair of its dual meets televised this season on a tape-delay basis by Fox Sports Net. The Beavers' home meet on Dec. 16 against Oklahoma State was shown, and the season's second Civil War on Feb. 13 at Oregon will be broadcast on Feb. 17 at 2 p.m.

MICHAEL DELANEY, 125 POUNDS: Junior Michael Delaney (Tracy, Calif./Brethren Christian HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... career, 21-23 with 5 pins, team bonus points in 27 percent of matches (12 of 44) ... this season, 11-12 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 22 percent of matches (5 of 23) ... last week, went 1-1 with 0 pins, dec. over Vic Moreno, Cal State-Bakersfield, 12-5 in dual meet, major dec. by No. 1 Stephen Abas, Fresno State, 14-5 in dual meet ... season summary, dec. by No. 9 A.J. Grant, Michigan, 4-1 in dual meet ... major dec. by No. 2 Leroy Vega, Minnesota, 9-1 in dual meet ... at Midlands Open, went 2-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. by No. 2 Leroy Vega, Minnesota, 9-3, medical forfeit over No. 14 Greg Schaefer, Indiana ... major dec. by No. 5 Jason Powell, Nebraska, 11-2 in dual meet ... at Las Vegas Classic, went 2-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, also had medical forfeit to No. 1 Stephen Abas, Fresno State ... opened season with 5-match win streak, including 2 pins, team bonus points in 3 matches ... at Southern Oregon Open, placed first, went 3-0 with 2 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

ALE DeLaPENA, 125 POUNDS: Sophomore Ale DeLaPena (Benton City, Wash./Kiona-Benton HS, North Idaho JC) is in his first season as a part-time starter in OSU's lineup ... career and this season, 8-2 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 50 percent of matches (5 of 10) ... last week, did not wrestle ... season summary, at Oregon State Duals, made dual meet debut with major dec. over Jaime Garza, Central Washington, 16-6 and dec. over Tony Churchill, Simon Fraser, 11-5 ... at Southern Oregon Open, went 2-2 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

NATHAN NAVARRO, 133 POUNDS: Senior Nathan Navarro (Ontario, Ore./Ontario HS) is in his fourth season in the OSU lineup ... moves up a weight this season after being starter at 125 pounds the last 3 seasons ... career, 85-50 with 10 pins, team bonus points in 21 percent of matches (29 of 135) ... this season, 17-6 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 26 percent of matches (6 of 23) ... in current rankings, nationally, No. 18 by IM, in the Pac-10, No. 3 ... last week, went 1-1 with 0 pins, dec. over Efren Ceballos, Cal State-Bakersfield, 10-8 in dual meet, dec. by No. 16 Derrick Hayes, Fresno State, 8-6 in dual meet ... season summary, dec. by No. 10 Foley Dowd, Michigan, 7-2 in dual meet ... at Midlands Open, went 3-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year school ... out of lineup Dec. 1-Dec. 16 with minor injury ... at Las Vegas Classic, went 2-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. by No. 12 Travis Drake, Appalachian State, 8-3, also had medical forfeit to No. 17 Kelly McConnville, Wyoming ... opened season with 8-match win streak, including team bonus points in 4 matches ... at Southern Oregon Open, placed third, went 3-0 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

CASEY HORN, 141 POUNDS: Junior Casey Horn (Salem, Ore./North Salem HS) is in his second season in the OSU lineup ... moves down a weight this season after being the starter at 149 pounds last season ... leads team with 8 pins ... has won 9 of last 11 matches, including 3 by pin ... career, 28-25 with 12 pins, team bonus points in 32 percent of matches (17 of 53) ... this season, 19-7 with 8 pins, team bonus points in 42 percent of matches (11 of 26) ... in current rankings, nationally, No. 20 by AWN, No. 11 by IM, in Pac-10, No. 3 ... last week, did not wrestle ... season summary, major dec. by No. 5 Cedric Haymon, Cal Poly, 10-2 in dual meet ... 6-match win streak from Jan. 6-Jan. 26, including team bonus points 4 times ... dec. over No. 2 Chad Erikson, Minnesota, 6-5 in dual meet ... at Midlands Open, went 3-2 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. by No. 12 Aaron Holker, Iowa State 11-4, dec. over No. 15 John Giacche, Northwestern, 4-3, major dec. by No. 9 Coyte Cooper, Indiana, 15-2 ... dec. over No. 20 Brian Watson, Oregon, 6-4 in dual meet ... at Las Vegas Classic, placed fourth, went 5-2 with 2 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. over No. 11 Clark Forward, Michigan, 7-5, dec. over No. 20 Ralph Lopez, Fresno State, 11-5, dec. by No. 6 Cedric Haymon, Cal Poly, 5-2 ... major dec. by No. 3 (133) David Douglas, Arizona State, 12-3 in dual meet ... at Oregon State Duals, recorded pins in all 3 matches.

PETER ZAMORA, 141 POUNDS/149 POUNDS: Junior Peter Zamora (Moses Lake, Wash./Moses Lake HS) is in his first season as a part-time starter in OSU's lineup ... career, 8-7 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 13 percent of matches (2 of 15) ... this season, 6-5 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 18 percent of matches (2 of 11) ... last week, went 0-2 with 0 pins, dec. by Ryan Meloche, Cal State-Bakersfield, 6-4 (OT) in dual meet, dec. by Ralph Lopez, Fresno State, 9-3 in dual meet ... season summary, at Southern Oregon Open, at 141 pounds, went 2-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

JORDAN BARICH, 149 POUNDS: Freshman Jordan Barich (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... career and this season, 6-10 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 25 percent of matches (4 of 16) ... last week, went 0-2 with 0 pins, major dec. by Thomas Juarez, Cal State-Bakersfield, 18-7 in dual meet, dec. by Zhon Kuraspediani, Fresno State, 7-6 in dual meet ... season summary, tech. fall by No. 6 Mike Kulczycki, Michigan, 7:00 (24-9) in dual meet ... major dec. by No. 15 Ryan Berger, Illinois, 14-3 in dual meet ... pinned by No. 3 Jared Lawrence, Minnesota, 2:44 in dual meet ... at Las Vegas Classic, went 1-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including pinned by No. 8 Jesse Jantzen, Harvard, 2:38 ... dec. by No. 1 (141) Eric Larkin, Arizona State, 12-3 in dual meet ... made dual meet debut at Oregon State Duals, going 3-0 with 1 pin and 2 major decisions.

MICAH HOUSTON, 157 POUNDS: Sophomore Micah Houston (Arlington, Tex./Arlington HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... career, 6-17 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 9 percent of matches (2 of 23) ... this season, 5-16 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 9 percent of matches (2 of 21) ... last week, went 1-1 with 0 pins, dec. over Brian Cobb, Cal State-Bakersfield, 7-3 in dual meet, dec. by Jim Medeiros, Fresno State, 8-4 in dual meet ... season summary, major dec. by No. 19 Griff Powell, Illinois, 10-2 in dual meet ... tech. fall by No. 5 Ryan Bertin, Michigan, 5:48 in dual meet ...pinned by No. 3 Luke Becker, Minnesota, 6:20 in dual meet ... pinned by No. 3 Shane Roller, Oklahoma State, 0:36 in dual meet ... pinned by No. 1 Bryan Snyder, Nebraska, 2:00 in dual meet ... at Las Vegas Classic, went 0-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools ... major dec. by No. 10 Rocky Smart, Arizona State, 10-2 in dual meet ... made dual meet debut at Oregon State Duals, going 2-1 with 1 pin ... at Southern Oregon Open, went 2-0 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

JED PENNELL, 165 POUNDS: Sophomore Jed Pennell (Cave Juntion, Ore./Illinois Valley HS) is in his second season in the OSU lineup ... has won 4 straight matches, scoring team bonus points 3 times, and has won 8 of last 11 matches ... career, 32-21 with 5 pins, team bonus points in 28 percent of matches (15 of 53) ... this season, 15-9 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 29 percent of matches (7 of 24) ... last week, went 2-0 with 0 pins, major dec. over Bryan Busby, Cal State-Bakersfield, 15-3 in dual meet, major dec. over Darrick Duran, Fresno State, 16-2 in dual meet ... season summary, dec. by No. 2 Matt Lackey, Illinois, 11-6 in dual meet ... dec. by No. 19 Charles Martelli, Michigan, 7-4 in dual meet ... at Midlands Open, went 3-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. by No. 6 John Hardy, Minnesota, 11-4 in first round ... major dec. by No. 3 Tyrone Lewis, Oklahoma State, 18-6 in dual meet ... major dec. by No. 10 Eugene Harris, Oregon, 20-7 in dual meet ... at Las Vegas Classic, went 2-2 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools ... major dec. by No. 14 Nick Frost, Arizona State, 20-8 in dual meet.

NATHAN COY, 174 POUNDS: Senior Nathan Coy (Oregon City, Ore./Oregon City HS) is in his third season in the OSU lineup ... has won 5 straight matches, scoring team bonus points 4 times, and has won 7 of last 8 matches ... career, 74-40 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 30 percent of matches (34 of 114) ... this season, 11-5 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 38 percent of matches (6 of 16) ... in current rankings, nationally, No. 13 by AWN, No. 12 by IM, in Pac-10, No. 1 ... last week, went 2-0 with 0 pins, won by forfeit vs. Cal State-Bakersfield, tech. fall over Britt Mooney, Fresno State, 5:57 (18-2) in dual meet ... season summary, dec. over No. 9 Steve Strange, Cal Poly, 3-1 in dual meet ... dec. by No. 2 Otto Olson, Michigan, 3-2 in dual meet ... dec. by No. 6 Jacob Volkmann, Minnesota, 5-0 in dual meet ... at Midlands Open, went 1-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. by No. 11 Jim Stanec, Cornell, 8-5 ... dec. by No. 9 Ty Wilcox, Oklahoma State, 5-3 in dual meet ... out of lineup Nov. 23-Dec. 1 for personal reasons ... at Southern Oregon Open, tied for first, went 1-0 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

JAKE HUFFMAN, 174 POUNDS: Junior Jake Huffman (Scio, Ore./Scio HS) is in his third season as a part-time starter in the OSU lineup ... career, 25-25 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 16 percent of matches (8 of 50) ... this season, 14-5 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 26 percent of matches (5 of 19) ... last week, did not wrestle ... season summary, at Midlands Open, went 2-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including major dec. by No. 17 Greg Parker, Princeton, 14-0, dec. by No. 12 Gerald Harris, Cleveland State, 5-4 ... opened season with 10-match win streak, including team bonus points in 4 matches ... at Las Vegas Classic, placed eighth, went 3-3 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. by No. 6 Jim Stanec, Cornell, 6-4 ... at Southern Oregon Open, tied for first, going 4-0 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

ISAAC WEBER, 184 POUNDS: Senior Isaac Weber (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) is in his fourth season in the OSU lineup ... has won 6 straight matches, scoring team bonus points 3 times ... career, 51-53 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 13 percent of matches (14 of 104) ... this season, 19-10 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 24 percent of matches (7 of 29) ... in current rankings, nationally, No. 16 by AWN, No. 20 by IM, in Pac-10, No. 2 ... last week, went 2-1 with 1 pin, pinned Scott O'Rear, Cal State-Bakersfield, 5:57 in dual meet, dec. over Eddie Gifford, Fresno State, 4-3 in dual meet ... season summary, dec. over No. 2 Andy Hrovat, Michigan, 7-7 (2 OT) in dual meet ... dec. by No. 8 Damion Hahn, Minnesota, 6-3 in dual meet ... at Midlands Open, went 2-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. by No. 19 Ben Heizer, Northern Illinois, 3-2, dec. by No. 6 Damion Hahn, Minnesota, 6-3 ... major dec. by No. 3 Pat Popolizio, Oklahoma State, 11-2 in dual meet ... by No. 9 Travis Pascoe, Nebraska, 3-1 (OT) in dual meet ... at Las Vegas Classic, placed fifth, went 4-2 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. by No. 3 Andy Hrovat, Michigan, 6-1, pin over No. 10 Rob Rohn, Lehigh, 0:43 ... dec. by No. 10 Jeremy Wilson, Portland State, 6-4 in dual meet ... at Southern Oregon Open, placed third, went 2-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

JASON LOVELL, 197 POUNDS: Junior Jason Lovell (Turner, Ore./Cascade HS) is in his third season in the OSU lineup ... career, 37-33 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 19 percent of matches (13 of 70) ... this season, 16-12 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 25 percent of matches (7 of 28) ... in current rankings, in Pac-10, No. 2 ... last week, went 1-1 with 0 pins, won by forfeit vs. Cal State-Bakersfield in dual meet, dec. by Marcio Botelho, Fresno State, 10-8 (OT) in dual meet ... season summary, major dec. by No. 7 Kyle Smith, Michigan, 17-4 in dual meet ... pinned by No. 3 Owen Elzen, Minnesota, 6:08 in dual meet ... at Midlands Open, went 2-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including tech. fall by No. 2 Owen Elzen, Minnesota, 3:59 (15-0) ... major dec. by No. 18 Will Gruenwald, Oklahoma State, 14-4 in dual meet ... pinned by No. 5 Justin Ruiz, Nebraska, 1:49 in dual meet ... had 6-match win streak from Nov. 23-30, including team bonus points in 3 matches ... at Las Vegas Classic, went 3-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. over No. 18 Eric Mausser, Clarion, 4-3, injury default to No. 11 Kyle Smith, Michigan ... dec. by No. 7 Erik Gladish, Arizona State, 8-3 in dual meet ... at Southern Oregon Open, placed second, went 2-1 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

JASON COOLEY, HEAVYWEIGHT: Senior Jason Cooley (Anchorage, Alaska/Robert Service HS) is in his third season in the OSU lineup ... has won 5 straight matches, scoring team bonus points 3 times ... career, 64-23 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 29 percent of matches (25 of 87) ... this season, 11-4 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 20 percent of matches (3 of 15) ... in current rankings, nationally, No. 7 by AWN, No. 7 by IM, in Pac-10, No. 2 ... last week, went 2-0 with 0 pins, won by forfeit vs. Cal State-Bakersfield in dual meet, dec. over Grant Harrington, Fresno State, 3-0 in dual meet ... season summary, dec. by No. 3 John Lockhart, Illinois, 3-2 in dual meet ... dec. by No. 5 Garrett Lowney, Minnesota, 4-1 in dual meet ... at Midlands Open, placed fifth, went 4-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including pinned by No. 2 Tommy Rowlands, Ohio State, 2:13, dec. over No. 10 Kevin Hoy, Air Force, 3-1 ... Dec. 14-Dec. 30, 5-match win streak ... dec. over No. 13 James Huml, Oklahoma State, 1-1 (OT) in dual meet ... dec. by No. 16 Kellan Fluckiger, Arizona State, 7-5 in dual meet.

ANDY BOWLBY, HEAVYWEIGHT: Junior Andy Bowlby (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) is in his second season as a part-time starter in the OSU lineup ... has won 9 of last 10 matches, including 2 by pin ... career, 29-9 with 8 pins, team bonus points in 45 percent of matches (17 of 38) ... this season, 18-3 with 5 pins, team bonus points in 48 percent of matches (10 of 21) ... last week, did not wrestle ... season summary, pinned No. 15 Bronson Lingamfelter, Brown, 1:55 in dual meet ... at Midlands Open, placed eighth, went 4-1 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including injury default over No. 18 Kellan Fluckiger, Arizona State, dec. by No. 14 Jason Cooley, Oregon State, 3-2 ... Dec. 1-Dec. 30, 6-match win streak, including 1 pin, team bonus points in 3 matches ... dec. over No. 12 Eric Webb, Oregon, 1-1 (OT) in dual meet ... opened season with 9-match win streak, including 3 pins, team bonus points in 5 matches ... at Las Vegas Classic, placed fifth, went 4-2 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. over No. 10 Jon Testa, Clarion, 9-3 ... at Southern Oregon Open, placed first, went 3-0 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

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