Coy Wrestles to Fourth

Dec. 29, 2002

EVANSTON, Ill. - Oregon State finished tied for 25th place Sunday when the Midlands Open wrestling tournament concluded at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Beavers had been in 16th place after the first day of competition, but had no wrestlers advance to the final day's matches.

OSU undergraduate assistant coach Nathan Coy placed fourth at 174 pounds; he was representing the Orange Crush Mat Club. Coy, who was an All-American last season as a senior for the Beavers, was beaten by Brian Glynn of Illinois 5-3 in the third-place final.

Earlier Sunday, Coy had lost to Tyler Nixt of Iowa 3-2 in the semifinals and beaten Ralph Everett of Hofstra 5-3 in the wrestleback semifinals.

The 40th Annual Midlands Open attracted 57 teams, including most of the NCAA Division I top 25 and a number of clubs comprised of some of the nation's top post-collegiate wrestlers. OSU (0-2 overall duals, 0-1 Pacific-10 duals) wrestles duals against Embry-Riddle and Fresno State in Fresno on Friday and visits Cal State-Bakersfield on Saturday.

MIDLANDS OPEN - FINAL RESULTS

TEAM SCORES (TOP 10 OF 57 TEAMS): 1. Iowa, 129.5; 2. Ohio State, 96.5; 3. Sunkist Kids, 95.0; 4. Illinois, 92.5; 5. Penn State, 84.5; 6. Lehigh, 77.5; 7. Iowa State, 75.5; 8. Cornell, 73.0; 9. Hofstra, 72.0; 10. Michigan, 66.5. 25. (tie) Oregon State and Northwestern, 17.5.

OREGON STATE RESULTS (current Amateur Wrestling News national ranking in parentheses)

133, TIM NORMAN - major dec. over Casey Brewster, West Virginia, 12-3 in preliminary round; pinned by Brad Metzler, Stanford, 0:32 in first round; dec. by (12) Urijah Faber, California-Davis, 8-3 in wrestleback first round.

141, MIKE UNGER JR. - dec. over Pat Diaz, James Madison, 4-0 in preliminary round; dec. by (19) Cal Ferry, Illinois, 2-1 in first round; dec. by (20) Clark Forward, Michigan, 3-2 in wrestleback first round.

165, ANTHONY WEBER - dec. by (20) Scott Roth, Cornell, 9-3 in preliminary round; dec. over Adam Fellers, Iowa, 6-4 in wrestleback preliminary round; major dec. by (12) Drew Kelly, Northern Iowa, 12-4 in wrestleback first round.

165, MATT ELLIS - major dec. by Pat Owen, Michigan, 12-4 in preliminary round; dec. over Blake Anderson, Iowa, 5-4 in wrestleback preliminary round; dec. over Anthony Castillo, Illinois, 5-2 in wrestleback first round; dec. by (14) Chris Vecchio, Penn State, 6-4 (OT) in wrestleback second round.

165, JED PENNELL - pinned Ryan Hlinak, Chicago, 4:00 in first round; dec. by (1) Matt Lackey, Illinois, 5-3 in second round; major dec. by Matt Veach, Eastern Illinois, 12-4 in wrestleback second round.

174, JAKE HUFFMAN - pinned by Adam Gilmore, Eastern Michigan, 2:22 in preliminary round; major dec. over Curtis Yeager, Millersville, 17-3 in wrestleback preliminary round; dec. over Harold Penson, Stanford, 10-4 in wrestleback first round; dec. over (20) Bill Lowney, Northern Illinois, 3-1 (OT) in wrestleback second round; dec. by Anthony Magistrelli, Ohio State, 7-5 (OT) in wrestleback third round.

184, (18) DAN PITSCH - dec. by Willie Breyer, Michigan, 6-5 in preliminary round; dec. by (5 NAIA) Mike Lester, Montana State-Northern, 11-4 in wrestleback preliminary round.

197, JASON LOVELL - dec. over Eli Ross, Minnesota, 6-3 in first round; major dec. by (1 NAIA) Emmett Wilson, Montana State-Northern, 9-0 in second round; dec. by Brent Faustman, Central Michigan, 5-1 in wrestleback second round.

HWT, (9) ANDY BOWLBY - pinned Pete Mueller, Lincoln, 0:36 in first round; dec. by Nick Preston, Sunkist Kids WC, 6-5 in second round; dec. by (14) Greg Wagner, Michigan, 3-2 in wrestleback second round.

ORANGE CRUSH MAT CLUB RESULTS

174, NATHAN COY (FOURTH PLACE) - major dec. over R.J. Boudro, Michigan, 12-3 in first round; dec. over Andrew Roy, Rutgers, 3-2 in second round; dec. over Eric Hauan, Northern Iowa, 4-3 in quarterfinals; dec. by Tyler Nixt, Iowa, 3-2 in semifinals; dec. over Ralph Everett, Hofstra, 5-3 in wrestleback semifinals; dec. by Brian Glynn, Illinois, 5-3 in third-place final.

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