Bowlby Wrestles To Pair Of Titles
May 15, 2002
EVANSTON, Ill. - Oregon State heavyweight Andy Bowlby won both the Freestyle and Greco-Roman competitions in the 120-kilogram (262-pound) class at the University Nationals wrestling meet held May 2-5 at Northwestern. OSU's Anthony Weber, Mike Unger and Dan Pitsch also placed in the Greco-Roman competition; the Beaver wrestlers were competing for the Orange Crush Mat Club.
Bowlby's wins earned him a place on the United States team that will compete in the World University Games in Edmonton, Alberta from June 20-23. Last year, Bowlby was the silver medalist at the Pan-American Championships in Freestyle; he also won both the University Nationals titles in 2001.
Bowlby took this year's Freestyle title with a pin of Kellan Fluckiger of the Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club; Fluckiger competes collegiately for Arizona State. Bowlby's Greco-Roman title came with a 3-2 decision over Paul Devlin of the U.S. Army.
Weber placed sixth in the Greco-Roman competition at 74 kilograms (163 pounds). He was beaten by Dusty Tillman of Columbia 8-5 in the fifth-place final.
Unger placed seventh in Greco-Roman at 66 kilograms (145 pounds). He earned a technical fall over Josh Wiles of the Eagle Elite Wrestling Club by a 15-3 score in the seventh-place final.
Pitsch placed eighth in Greco-Roman at 84 kilograms (183 pounds). He was edged by Drew Hageman of the Minnesota Storm 4-3 in the seventh-place final.