Beavers Set Some Lineup Spots

Nov. 9, 2002

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State took several steps toward setting its lineup for the start of the wrestling season when the Beavers held their annual Intrasquad Meet on Saturday at Gill Coliseum. Sweeping the best-of-three series at their weights were 125-pounder Eric Stevenson, 133-pounder Tim Norman, 141-pounder Mike Unger Jr., 149-pounder Tony Hook, 157-pounder Jeremy Larson, 165-pounder Matt Ellis, 174-pounder Jake Huffman, 197-pounder Jason Lovell and heavyweight Ty Watterson. At 184 pounds, Dan Pitsch defeated a pair of opponents.

'We saw some pins and we saw some aggressive wrestling,' OSU head coach Joe Wells said. 'We saw some very close matches that could have gone either way.'

Some of those winners will emerge as the Beavers starters, but challenge matches remain to be held to determine some weights. The Beavers had a number of wrestlers held out due to injuries on Saturday, including 125-pounder Michael Delaney, 149/157-pounder Jordan Barich, 157-pounders David Lorring and Brian Duhrkoop, and heavyweight Andy Bowlby.

'This pretty much sets our lineup, with a couple of exceptions, through the Las Vegas Classic,' Wells said. 'We'll still have some challenges with those guys. There's also a chance for some of our guys to face each other in open tournaments, and results from those matches could influence the lineup.'

The Beavers will wrestle at the Southern Oregon Open in Ashland on Nov. 23, then travel to the Las Vegas Classic on Dec. 6-7. OSU opens its dual meet season at Oregon on Dec. 13, then wrestles its home-opener against Nebraska on Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. in Gill Coliseum.

OREGON STATE WRESTLING INTRASQUAD RESULTS

125 (Best-of-3) - Eric Stevenson dec. Bobby Pfennigs, 6-4 (OT); Stevenson dec. Pfennigs, 6-0. 125 - Bryan Medelez pinned Brett Phillips. 133 (Best-of-3) - Tim Norman dec. Casey Anthony, 10-4; Norman dec. Anthony 8-5. 141 (Best-of-3) - Mike Unger Jr. major dec. Riley Timmins, 10-7; Unger pinned Timmins. 149 (Best-of-3) - Tony Hook major dec. Orlando Perez, 11-3; Hook dec. Perez 4-3. 157 - Jeremy Larson dec. Paul Rademacher 8-1; Larson pinned Rademacher. 157 - Joel Gibson major dec. Grant Ryder, 15-3. 165 (Best-of-3) - Matt Ellis pinned Jed Pennell; Ellis dec. Pennell 7-6. 174 (Best-of-3) - Jake Huffman major dec. Steve Grayson 18-10; Huffman major dec. Grayson 16-6. 174 - Anthony Weber major dec. Blaine Vandehey, 13-4. 184 - Dan Pitsch dec. Blaine Vandehey, 16-11. 184 - Dan Pitsch dec. Brandon Hern, 6-4. 197 (Best-of-3) - Jason Lovell major dec. Jed Lowe 11-0; Lovell tech. fall Lowe. HWT (Best-of-3) - Ty Watterson dec. Jamie Rakevich, 7-0; Watterson dec. Rakevich, 6-3. HWT - John Winters major dec. Dan Johnson, 16-1.

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