Beavers Get Back To Pac-10 Business In Gill

Jan. 29, 2003

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

No. 9 Arizona State at Oregon State; Gill Coliseum; 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

No. 19 Boise State at Oregon State; Gill Coliseum; 2 p.m.

With the Pacific-10 Championships just over a month away, Oregon State gets down to some conference business this weekend against a pair of nationally-ranked opponents. The Beavers (7-7 overall, 5-1 Pacific-10) will greet No. 9 Arizona State (10-5, 3-0) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and No. 19 Boise State (4-3, 1-1) on Saturday at 2 p.m.

This weekend is the start of a four-meet homestand against Pac-10 foes to close out the regular season, and all four meets will figure heavily in seeding for the Pac-10 Championships to be held March 2-3 at Boise State.

'It's not a be-all or end-all situation,' OSU head coach Joe Wells said. 'But it's a good opportunity to improve your position for the Pac-10 Championships and to demonstrate what you can do, to send a message to those two teams and the guys you're going to be competing against: 'We'll see each other in a month or so, and I'm going to get after you now and I'm going to get after you the next time we wrestle'.'

Andy Bowlby will be involved in the matches that are - both figuratively and literally - the biggest ones of the weekend. The Beaver heavyweight is ranked 11th in the nation by Amateur Wrestling News; Arizona State's Kellan Fluckiger is ranked fourth and Boise State's Boe Rushton is ranked sixth. In the InterMat national rankings, Fluckiger is fourth, Bowlby ninth and Rushton 10th.

Whoever emerges from that pack as the No. 1 seed will have a big advantage at the Pacific-10 meet, being lined up to meet the No. 4 seed in the semifinals. And with Oregon's Eric Webb retiring from wrestling earlier this season due to a series of concussions, the drop from No. 3 to No. 4 in the conference figures to be significant.

A couple of wins this weekend would be huge for Bowlby; in the Pac-10 rankings, he trails both Fluckiger and Rushton. Bowlby defeated Fluckiger by injury default at last season's Midlands Open, but he hasn't wrestled Rushton since dropping an 8-4 decision to the Bronco during the Southern Oregon Open in the 2000 season.

'Andy has to just go out and wrestle,' Wells said. 'It's not that he has to do anything specific to be successful; he just has to go out and demonstrate what he can do, and he's done that pretty much all season. He can't think about it, he just has to go out and wrestle and make them react to him, put the pressure on them and score a lot of points. If he does that, he'll be fine.'

Bowlby has won 11 straight matches, including five pins. He's also won 17 of last 19 matches, including 10 pins, and eight of his 10 pins this season have come in first period.

A number of other Beavers have also picked up their pace as OSU has built momentum over the past month.

Senior 174-pounder Jake Huffman has won eight of his last nine matches, scoring team bonus points five times; he's won 12 of his last 15 matches, scoring team bonus points seven times.

Sophomore 165-pounder Matt Ellis has won eight of his last nine, as well, scoring team bonus points three times. Included in that stretch was a win over ninth-ranked Kevin Carr of Central Michigan.

Freshman 149-pounder Tony Hook has won eight of his last 10 matches, knocking off two nationally-ranked wrestlers in that time.

OSU may regain the services of freshman 157-pounder Jeremy Larson this weekend. An injury has kept Larson out of the lineup since Jan. 4.

At 184 pounds, Jed Pennell will likely wrestle in place of the injured Dan Pitsch for the second straight week. Pennell, moving up two weights from his accustomed spot to fill in for Pitsch last weekend, recorded a pin and an upset of ninth-ranked Jake Rosholt of Okahoma State.

ASU wrestled once last weekend, beating Cal Poly 32-9 in Tempe. The Sun Devils have seven nationally-ranked wrestlers. In addition to Fluckiger, 133-pounder Mike Simpson is ranked 10th by AWN and 11th by InterMat; 141-pounder Dana Holland is ranked sixth by AWN and ninth by IM; 149-pounder Eric Larkin, unbeaten this season, is ranked first by both AWN and IM; 157-pounder Rocky Smart is ranked 13th by both AWN and IM; 165-pounder Nick Frost is ranked 14th by AWN and 16th by IM; and 174-pounder Curtis Owen is ranked 13th by AWN and 10th by IM.

BSU is coming off a 32-3 win over Cal State-Fullerton in Boise last weekend, and the Broncos wrestle at Oregon on Friday night before visiting OSU. The Broncos have five nationally-ranked wrestlers. In addition to Rushton, 125-pounder Ben Vombaur is ranked third by AWN and fourth by IM; 133-pounder Jesse Brock is ranked 19th by AWN; 141-pounder Gabe Vigil is ranked 13th by AWN and 10th by IM; 149-pounder Collin Roberton is ranked sixth by AWN and eighth by IM; and 197-pounder K.C. Walsh is ranked 19th by AWN.

OREGON STATE TENTATIVE LINEUP

National rankings: Amateur Wrestling News, InterMat of Jan. 29

125 - Michael Delaney, sr. (Tracy, Calif./Brethren Christian HS); 6-10 with 0 pins;

in Pac-10, ranked 5th

133 - Tim Norman, so. (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS); 10-12 with 1 pin

141 - Mike Unger, fr. (Turner, Ore./Cascade HS); 7-11 with 0 pins

149 - Tony Hook, fr. (Sandpoint, Idaho/Sandpoint HS); 13-7 with 3 pins

157 - Jeremy Larson, fr. (Hermiston, Ore./Hermiston HS); 4-6 record with 0 pins

or - Brian Duhrkoop, jr. (Milwaukie, Ore./Milwaukie HS); 3-7 with 0 pins

165 - Matt Ellis, so. (Prosser, Wash./Prosser HS, Oklahoma St. U.); 12-7 with 0 pins

174 - Jake Huffman, sr. (Scio, Ore./Scio HS); 18-8 with 2 pins;

in Pac-10, ranked 5th

184 - Dan Pitsch, fr. (Tacoma, Wash./Spanaway Lake HS); 15-7 record with 1 pin;

in Pac-10, ranked 5th

or - Jed Pennell, jr. (Cave Junction, Ore./Illinois Valley HS); 5-5 record with 1 pin;

in Pac-10, ranked 4th at 165

197 - Jason Lovell, sr. (Turner, Ore./Cascade HS); 11-9 with 1 pin;

in Pac-10, ranked 2nd

HWT - Andy Bowlby, sr. (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS); 21-4 with 10 pins;

in nation, ranked 11th AWN, 9th IM; in Pac-10, ranked 4th

OREGON STATE ALL-TIME VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS: Oregon State has an all-time record of 10-14 against Arizona State in a series dating back to 1970, and the Beavers are on a 3-meet losing streak against the Sun Devils. Last season, Arizona State won 25-10 in Tempe. OSU's last win was 23-19 in 1999 in Corvallis.

Oregon State has an all-time record of 22-6 against Boise State in a series dating back to 1975, and the Beavers are on a 2-meet winning streak against the Broncos. Last season, OSU won 20-11 in Boise. Boise State's last win was 27-8 in 2000 in Boise.

LAST WEEK: Oregon State made its final road trip of the regular season as the Beavers fell to No. 3 Oklahoma 24-15 on January 24 and to No. 1 Oklahoma State 29-9 on January 25.

At Oklahoma, Oregon State's Jed Pennell wrestled the first match of his career at 184 pounds and picked up a pin. OSU also got wins from 149-pounder Tony Hook, 165-pounder Matt Ellis and heavyweight Andy Bowlby in the meet. Pennell stepped into the starting lineup for injured freshman Dan Pitsch. Pennell, a junior, wrestled his first two seasons at 165 pounds before being knocked out of the starting spot by Ellis; he'd never wrestled above 174 pounds in his career. However, against the Sooners' Derrick Brown, he rolled up a 16-4 lead before finally nailing down the pin at the 5:38 mark. Ellis won his eighth straight match, a 5-1 decision over OU's Wes Roberts. Hook scored a 6-3 decision over Danny Rubenstein, giving the Beaver freshman 8 wins in his last 10 matches. Bowlby pushed his winning streak to 10 with a 9-4 decision over Joel Tapler. OSU 174-pounder Jake Huffman saw his 7-match win streak end as the Beaver senior was beaten 8-0 by fifth-ranked Robbie Waller of Oklahoma.

At Oklahoma State, Pennell pulled off a David-and-Goliath upset at 184 pounds and Oregon State held the lead at the meet's midway point, but the Cowboys rallied for the win. The Beavers won 3 of the first 4 matches before the Cowboys took the final 6 matches, all by wrestlers ranked in the top 7 in the nation in their weight class. Oregon State jumped to an early 6-0 lead on the strength of wins by 174-pounder Jake Huffman and Pennell. Pennell's win was a 12-11 upset of Jake Rosholt, ranked ninth in the nation by Amateur Wrestling News. As Pennell got set to take the mat, OSU head coach Joe Wells asked, 'Have you got your slingshot with you?' 'He said, 'Yep, all ready',' Wells said. 'He wrestled a very courageous match.' In a matchup of nationally-ranked heavyweights - Oregon State's 11th-ranked Andy Bowlby and Oklahoma State's 18th-ranked Willie Gruenwald - Bowlby won his 11th straight match with a 3-2 decision and put the Beavers ahead 9-4.Oklahoma State countered with seventh-ranked Skyler Holman's 3-0 decision over Michael Delaney at 125 pounds, but Oregon State still led 9-7 as the meet went to halftime. Holman's win started a run of six straight Cowboy victories to close out the match, though, and pins by fourth-ranked Shane Roller at 157 pounds and second-ranked Tyrone Lewis at 165 pounds expanded the final margin for Oklahoma State. Matt Ellis, who transferred from Oklahoma State to Oregon State prior to this season, was pinned by Lewis; that ended Ellis' 8-match win streak.

NO. 3 OKLAHOMA 24, OREGON STATE 15

January 24 at Harrah, Okla. (Amateur Wrestling News national rankings in parentheses)

125-(11) Bo Maynes, OU, dec. Michael Delaney, OSU, 6-2. 133-(5) Witt Durden, OU, major dec. Tim Norman, OSU, 19-6. 141-(4) Teyon Ware, OU, tech. fall Mike Unger Jr., OSU, 19-2 (6:14). 149-Tony Hook, OSU, dec. Danny Rubenstein, OU, 6-3. 157-Rafael Maturino, OU, major dec. Brian Duhrkoop, OSU, 14-4. 165-Matt Ellis, OSU, dec. Wes Roberts, OU, 5-1. 174-(5) Robbie Waller, OU, major dec. Jake Huffman, OSU, 8-0. 184-Jed Pennell, OSU, pinned Derrick Brown, OU, 5:38. 197-(13) Tom Grossman, OU, major dec. Jason Lovell, OSU, 13-3. HWT-(11) Andy Bowlby, OSU, dec. Joel Tapler, OU, 9-4.

NO. 1 OKLAHOMA ST. 29, OREGON STATE 9

January 25 at Stillwater, Okla. (Amateur Wrestling News national rankings in parentheses)

174-Jake Huffman, OrSU, dec. Chad Reid, OkSU, 11-5. 184-Jed Pennell, OrSU, dec. (9) Jake Rosholt, OkSU, 12-11. 197-(1) Muhammed Lawal, OkSU major dec. Jason Lovell, OrSU, 19-7. HWT-(11) Andy Bowlby, OrSU, dec. (18) Willie Gruenwald, OkSU, 3-2. 125-(7) Skyler Holman, OkSU, dec. Michael Delaney, OrSU, 3-0. 133-(3) Johnny Thompson, OkSU, dec. Tim Norman, OrSU, 10-5. 141-(1) Zack Esposito, OkSU, major dec. Mike Unger Jr., OrSU, 18-5. 149-(4) Jerrod Sanders, OkSU, dec. Tony Hook, OrSU, 6-2. 157-(4) Shane Roller, OkSU, pinned Brian Duhrkoop, OrSU, 3:27. 165-(2) Tyrone Lewis, OkSU, pinned Matt Ellis, OrSU, 4:06.

OREGON STATE HEAD COACH JOE WELLS: Joe Wells, now in his 11th 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 in 2001 was Wells' 100th dual meet win at OSU. Since taking over the Beaver program prior to the 1992-93 season, Wells is 122-76-1 for a winning percentage of .616.

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, 17 All-Americans and 21 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 was 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 were second in all-time dual meet wins among Division I schools and fourth in all-time dual meet winning percentage going into the 2002-03 season. OSU has an all-time dual meet record of 856-268-24 and a .756 winning percentage.

OREGON STATE'S DUAL MEET SCHEDULE: OSU will face one of the nation's toughest dual meet schedules. The Beavers meet 8 teams ranked in the Jan. 22 National Wrestling Coaches Association poll: No. 1 Oklahoma State, No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 9 Arizona State, No. 11 Nebraska, No. 17 Central Michigan, No. 19 Boise State, No. 21 Wisconsin and No. 24 Fresno State.

OREGON STATE IN GILL COLISEUM: Oregon State has one of the finest homes in college wrestling, 10,400-seat Gill Coliseum. Now in their 47th season in Gill Coliseum, the Beavers have a home dual meet record of 354-67-5 in the arena for a winning percentage of .837. This season, OSU is 2-2 at home.

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 14 times, including 2002, and it was the site of the NCAA Championships in 1961 and 1980.

BOWLBY'S FALLS: Oregon State senior heavyweight Andy Bowlby is climbing OSU's list of all-time leaders for pins in a career and a season. Bowlby has 18 pins in his career and 10 this season.

When Bowlby puts an opponent on his back, the end usually comes quickly. Of Bowlby's 10 pins this season, 8 have come in the first period (and 3 of those in the first minute); of the 18 pins in his career, 14 have come in the first period (and 5 of those in the first minute). The quickest pin of Bowlby's career came against Portland State's Antonio Criado this season in the Jan. 10 Oregon Wrestling Classic Duals; Bowlby recorded the fall in 19 seconds. Here's where Bowlby stands on OSU's single-season and career leader lists through Jan. 25:

CAREER PINS26. Terry Jones (1983-84; 158/167)	20(tie) Matt Willhite (1989-92; Hwt)	2028. Mike Bauer (1978-81; 126/134)	19(tie) Walt Markee (1981-84; 126/134)	1930. Henk Schenk (1965-66, 70; 191/Hwt)	18(tie) Marvin Seal (1983-86; 158)	18(tie) Dave Orndorff (1987-88; Hwt)	18(tie) Dan Alar (1991-94; 158)	18> (tie) Andy Bowlby (2000-present; Hwt)	18 Jeff Cardwell (1988; 167)	11(tie) Jason Buce (1998; 118/126)	1140. Fritz Fivian (1960; 167)	10(tie) Jim Hagen (1973; Hwt)	10(tie) Greg Strobel (1974; 190)	10(tie) Walt Markee (1984; 126)	10(tie) Reynold Gardner (1995; Hwt)	10(tie) Glenn Nieradka (1995; 126)	10(tie) Jason Buce (1997; 118)	10(tie) Oscar Wood (1998; 134/142)	10> (tie) Andy Bowlby (2003; Hwt.)	10 

PENNELL MOVES UP TWO WEIGHTS, AND IT WORKS: Jed Pennell spent the first 2 seasons of his Oregon State career as the Beavers' starter at 165 pounds. Matt Ellis took over the top spot at that weight early in the season; Pennell's role as a backup gave him the possibility of wrestling at several weights. The weekend of Jan. 24-25 found him filling in at 184 pounds for the injured Dan Pitsch; Pennell had never wrestled above 174 pounds in his career. At third-ranked Oklahoma, Pennell began the weekend with a pin of the Sooners' Derrick Brown in 5:38; Pennell had built a 16-4 lead before finishing off Brown. The next night at No. 1 Oklahoma State, the challenge got bigger as his opponent was ninth-ranked Jake Rosholt.

As Pennell got set to take the mat, OSU head coach Joe Wells asked, 'Have you got your slingshot with you?'

'He said, 'Yep, all ready',' Wells said. 'He wrestled a very courageous match.'

Rosholt scored a quick takedown, but the two began trading scores in a back-and-forth match. Finally, with 25 seconds left, Pennell scored an escape to take the 12-11 lead and an exhausted Rosholt couldn't come up with another score.

BEAVERS SHUT OUT PORTLAND STATE: Oregon State's 46-0 shutout of Portland State at the Oregon Wrestling Classic Duals on Jan. 10 was OSU's first shutout since blanking Central Washington 44-0 early in the 2002 season. The last time Oregon State had shut out an NCAA Division I school was a 45-0 win at Cal State-Fullerton late in the 2001 season. It was both OSU's highest score and the Beavers' largest margin of victory since a 46-0 win over Pacific (Ore.) early in the 1993 season, and OSU's largest margin of victory and highest score against a Division I opponent since beating Oregon 51-0 near the end of the 1984 season.

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	NRNational Wrestling Coaches AssociationNov. 6	NRDec. 10	NRDec. 17	NRJan. 8	NRJan. 15	NRJan. 22	NRCASEY HORN, 141Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre	NR	Pre	14thNov. 1	NR	Nov. 9	NRNov. 19	NR	Nov. 26	NRDec. 3	NR	Dec. 3	NRDec. 10	NR	Dec. 10	NRDec. 17	NR	Dec. 17	NRDec. 31	NR	Dec. 24	NRJan. 8	NR	Jan. 8	NRJan. 15	NR	Jan. 15	NRJan. 22	NR	Jan. 22	NRJan. 29	NR	Jan. 29	NRJED PENNELL, 165Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre	NR	Pre	19thNov. 1	NR	Nov. 9	NRNov. 19	NR	Nov. 26	NRDec. 3	NR	Dec. 3	NRDec. 10	NR	Dec. 10	NRDec. 17	NR	Dec. 17	NRDec. 31	NR	Dec. 24	NRJan. 8	NR	Jan. 8	NRJan. 15	NR	Jan. 15	NRJan. 22	NR	Jan. 22	NRJan. 29	NR	Jan. 29	NRDAN PITSCH, 184Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre	NR	Pre	NRNov. 1	NR	Nov. 9	NRNov. 19	NR	Nov. 26	NRDec. 3	NR	Dec. 3	NRDec. 10	NR	Dec. 10	NRDec. 17	18th	Dec. 17	NRDec. 31	NR	Dec. 24	NRJan. 8	NR	Jan. 8	NRJan. 15	NR	Jan. 15	NRJan. 22	NR	Jan. 22	NRJan. 29	NR	Jan. 29	NRANDY BOWLBY, HWTAm.Wr.News	InterMatPre	11th	Pre	12thNov. 1	11th	Nov. 9	11thNov. 19	11th	Nov. 26	11thDec. 3	11th	Dec. 3	11thDec. 10	10th	Dec. 10	11thDec. 17	9th	Dec. 17	11thDec. 31	10th	Dec. 24	11thJan. 8	10th	Jan. 8	13thJan. 15	9th	Jan. 15	11thJan. 22	11th	Jan. 22	9thJan. 29	11th	Jan. 29	9th

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

MICHAEL DELANEY, 125Pre	5thCASEY HORN, 141Pre	2ndJORDAN BARICH, 149Pre	5thJED PENNELL, 165Pre	4thJAKE HUFFMAN, 174Pre	5thDAN PITSCH, 184Pre	5thJASON LOVELL, 197Pre	2ndANDY BOWLBY, HWTPre	4th

OREGON STATE WRESTLING ADMISSION: Admission to all Oregon State wrestling meets at Gill Coliseum is free, and all seating is general admission (no reserved seats).

WRESTLER PROFILE NOTES: In the individual notes for each Oregon State wrestler, 'team bonus points' refers to a wrestler scoring additional team points for a major decision, technical fall, pin, forfeit or default. If there is a number in parentheses ahead of the name of an opponent, that number refers to the opponents' national ranking by Amateur Wrestling News at the time of the match.

MICHAEL DELANEY, 125 POUNDS: Senior Michael Delaney (Tracy, Calif./Brethren Christian HS) is in his second season in the OSU lineup ... career, 30-39 with 5 pins, team bonus points in 26 percent of matches (18 of 69) ... this season, 6-10 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 31 percent of matches (5 of 16) ... last week, went 0-2 with 0 pins; dec. by (11) Bo Maynes, Oklahoma, 6-2 in dual meet; dec. by (7) Skyler Holman, Oklahoma State, 3-0 in dual meet ... season summary, tech. fall by (11) Tony Black, Wisconsin, 20-5 (7:00) in dual meet ... dec. by (14) Efren Ceballos, Cal State-Bakersfield, 8-6 ... returned to lineup for central California trip after recovering from injury ... at Southern Oregon Open, did not place, went 2-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

BRETT PHILLIPS, 125 POUNDS: Freshman Brett Phillips (Turner, Ore./Cascade HS) is in his first season as a part-time OSU starter ... career and this season, 1-5 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 0 percent of matches (0 of 6) ... last week, did not wrestle ... season summary, pinned by (4) Jason Powell, Nebraska, 0:51 in dual meet ... at Las Vegas Invitational, did not place, went 0-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools ... moved into starting lineup for beginning of season due to injury to Michael Delaney ... at Southern Oregon Open, did not place, went 1-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

TIM NORMAN, 133 POUNDS: Sophomore Tim Norman (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... career, 14-15 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 28 percent of matches (8 of 29) ... this season, 10-12 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 23 percent of matches (5 of 22) ... last week, went 0-2 with 0 pins; major dec. by (5) Witt Durden, Oklahoma, in dual meet; dec. by (3) Johnny Thompson, 10-5 in dual meet ... season summary, major dec. by (14) Urijah Faber, California-Davis, 12-3 in dual meet ... pinned by (4) Kevin Black, Wisconsin, 3:28 in dual meet ... dec. by (17) Matt Sanchez, Cal State-Bakersfield, 4-1 ... at Midlands Open, did not place, went 1-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. by (12) Urijah Faber, California-Davis, 8-3 ... at Las Vegas Invitational, did not place, went 2-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. by (2 NAIA) Caleb Schaeffer, Montana State-Northern, 6-4 ... at Southern Oregon Open, placed first, went 1-0 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

CASEY ANTHONY, 133 POUNDS: Junior Casey Anthony (Vale, Ore./Vale HS) is in his third season as an OSU reserve ... career, 8-6 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 29 percent of matches (4 of 14) ... this season, 3-2 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 0 percent of matches (0 of 5) ... last week, did not wrestle ... season summary, at Southern Oregon Open, did not place, went 2-0 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. over (5 NAIA) Nolan Harris, Southern Oregon, 7-5.

BOBBY PFENNIGS, 133 POUNDS: Freshman Bobby Pfennigs (Great Falls, Mont./C.M. Russell HS) is in his first season as an OSU reserve ... ... career and this season, 2-0 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 0 percent of matches (0 of 2) ... last week, did not wrestle ... season summary, at Southern Oregon Open, did not place at 133 pounds, went 2-0 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. over (8 NAIA, 125) Isaac Pummarejo, Menlo, 8-5.

MIKE UNGER JR., 141 POUNDS: Freshman Mike Unger Jr. (Turner, Ore./Cascade HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... career and this season, 7-11 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 11 percent of matches (2 of 18) ... last week, went 0-2 with 0 pins; tech. fall by (4) Teyon Ware, Oklahoma, 19-2 (6:14) in dual meet; major dec. by (1) Zack Esposito, Oklahoma State, 18-5 in dual meet ... season summary, major dec. by (6) Jason Mester, Central Michigan, 13-1 in dual meet ... at Midlands Open, did not place, went 1-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. by (19) Cal Ferry, Illinois, 2-1; dec. by (20) Clark Forward, Michigan, 3-2 ... at Las Vegas Invitational, did not place, went 0-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

TONY HOOK, 149 POUNDS: Freshman Tony Hook (Sandpoint, Idaho/Sandpoint HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... has won 8 of last 11 matches, including 2 over nationally-ranked wrestlers ... career and this season, 13-7 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 20 percent of matches (4 of 20) ... last week, went 1-1 with 0 pins; dec. over Danny Rubenstein, Oklahoma, 6-3 in dual meet; dec. by (4) Jerrod Sanders, Oklahoma State, 6-2 in dual meet ... season summary, dec. over (13) Ty Morgan, Central Michigan, 7-6 in dual meet ... dec. over (20) Erik Norgaard, Columbia, 5-4 ... major dec. by (9) Travis Shufelt, Nebraska, 13-3 in dual meet ... at Las Vegas Invitational, did not place, went 3-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including tech. fall by (2) Jesse Jantzen, Harvard, 16-1 (time n/a); dec. over (4 NAIA) Dustyn Azure, Montana State-Northern, 12-5; major dec. by (8) Collin Robertson, Boise State, 13-1 ... at Southern Oregon Open, placed first, went 2-0 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. over (3 NAIA) Joseph Calavitta, Embry-Riddle, 8-4.

ORLANDO PEREZ, 149 POUNDS: Freshman Orlando Perez (Hermiston, Ore./Hermiston HS) is in his first season as an OSU reserve ... career and this season, 3-2 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 20 percent of matches (1 of 5) ... last week, did not wrestle ... season summary, at Southern Oregon Open, did not place, went 0-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

JEREMY LARSON, 157 POUNDS: Freshman Jeremy Larson (Hermiston, Ore./Hermiston HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... career and this season, 4-6 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 10 percent of matches (1 of 10) ... last week, did not wrestle ... season summary, dec. over Chet McBee, Oregon, 9-7 (OT) in Civil War dual debut ... at Las Vegas Invitational, did not place, went 2-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including pinned by (10) Adam Britt, Virginia Military, 3:53; major dec. by (4 NAIA) Joey Martinez, Menlo, 9-1 ... at Southern Oregon Open, placed second, went 2-0 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

BRIAN DUHRKOOP, 157 POUNDS: Junior Brian Duhrkoop (Milwaukie, Ore./Milwaukie HS) is in his first season as an OSU reserve ... career and this season, 3-7 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 0 percent of matches (0 of 10) ... last week, went 0-2 with 0 pins; major dec. by Rafael Marturino, Oklahoma, 14-4 in dual meet; pinned by (4) Shane Roller, Oklahoma State, 3:27 in dual meet ... season summary, major dec. by (20) Matt Gentry, Stanford, 11-3 in dual meet ... dec. by (12) David Bolyard, Central Michigan, 6-3 in dual meet ... moved into lineup for Oregon Wrestling Classic Duals after injury to Jeremy Larson ... at Southern Oregon Open, did not place, went 1-0 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

MATT ELLIS, 165 POUNDS: Sophomore Matt Ellis (Prosser, Wash./Prosser HS, Oklahoma State U.) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... has won 7 of last 8 matches and 10 of last 14 ... career and this season, 12-7 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 21 percent of matches (4 of 19) ... last week, went 1-1 with 0 pins; dec. over Wes Roberts, Oklahoma, 5-1 in dual meet; pinned by (2) Tyrone Lewis, Oklahoma State, 4:06 in dual meet ... season summary, Jan. 4-Jan. 24, 8-match win streak, scoring team bonus points 3 times ... dec. over (9) Kevin Carr, Central Michigan, 3-2 in dual meet ... dec. by (15) Matt Palmer, Columbia, 8-4 in dual meet ... at Midlands Open, did not place, went 2-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. by (14) Chris Vecchio, Penn State, 6-4 (OT) ... dec. over Luke Larwin, Oregon, 3-1 in Civil War dual debut ... at Las Vegas Invitational, did not place, went 1-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including major dec. by (3) Jacob Volkmann, Minnesota, 11-3.

ANTHONY WEBER, 165 POUNDS: Freshman Anthony Weber (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... career and this season, 3-5 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 13 percent of matches (1 of 8) ... last week, did not wrestle ... season summary, at Midlands Open, did not place, went 1-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. by (20) Scott Roth, Cornell, 9-3; major dec. by (12) Drew Kelly, Northern Iowa, 12-4 ... at Southern Oregon Open, did not place, went 1-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. over (3 DII, 157) Jared Novak, Central Washington, 7-3.

JED PENNELL, 165/174/184 POUNDS: Junior Jed Pennell (Cave Junction, Ore./Illinois Valley HS) is in his third season in the OSU lineup ... career, 40-30 with 7 pins, team bonus points in 24 percent of matches (17 of 70) ... this season, 5-5 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 20 percent of matches (2 of 10) ... in current rankings, in Pac-10, No. 4 at 165 pounds ... last week, at 184 pounds for first time in career, went 2-0 with 1 pin; pinned Derrick Brown, Oklahoma, 5:38 in dual meet; dec. over (9) Jake Rosholt, Oklahoma State, 12-11 in dual meet ... season summary, at Midlands Open, did not place at 165 pounds, went 1-2 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. by (1) Matt Lackey, Illinois, 5-3 ... at Southern Oregon Open, placed fourth at 165 pounds, went 2-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. over (1 NAIA, 157) Patrick Cadwallader, Embry-Riddle, 7-6.

JAKE HUFFMAN, 174 POUNDS: Senior Jake Huffman (Scio, Ore./Scio HS) is in his second season in the OSU lineup ... has won 8 of last 9 matches, scoring team bonus points 5 times; has won 12 of last 15 matches, scoring team bonus points 7 times ... career, 43-33 with 5 pins, team bonus points in 25 percent of matches (19 of 76) ... this season, 18-8 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 42 percent of matches (11 of 26) ... in current rankings, in Pac-10, No. 5 ... last week, went 1-1 with 0 pins; major dec. by (5) Robbie Waller, Oklahoma, 8-0 in dual meet; dec. over Chad Reid, Oklahoma State, 11-5 in dual meet ... season summary, Jan. 4-Jan. 18, 7-match win streak, scoring team bonus points 5 times ... dec. by (19) Eddie Gifford, Fresno State, 8-3 in dual meet ... at Midlands Open, did not place, went 3-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. over (20) Bill Lowney, Northern Illinois, 3-1 (OT) ... pinned by (13) Travis Pascoe, Nebraska, 4:57 in dual meet ... dec. by (9) Shane Webster, Oregon, 8-4 in Civil War dual meet ... at Las Vegas Invitational, did not place, went 2-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including pinned by (17) Dustin Kawa, North Carolina State, 0:59; dec. by (12, 184) Eddie Gifford, Fresno State, 9-5 ... at Southern Oregon Open, placed first, went 4-0 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

DAN PITSCH, 184 POUNDS: Freshman Dan Pitsch (Tacoma, Wash./Spanaway Lake HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... has won 9 of his last 14 matches and 12 of his last 17 ... career and this season, 15-7 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 18 percent of matches (4 of 22) ... in current rankings, in Pac-10, No. 5 ... last week, did not wrestle ... season summary, Jan. 3-Jan. 10, 6-match win streak, scoring team bonus points 3 times ... at Midlands Open, did not place, went 0-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. by (5 NAIA) Mike Lester, Montana State-Northern, 11-4 ... dec. over (6) B.J. Padden, Nebraska, 10-5 in dual meet ... dec. over Elias Soto, Oregon, 10-6 in Civil War dual debut ... at Las Vegas Invitational, did not place, went 3-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. by (6) Jason Potter, Illinois, 6-3 ... at Southern Oregon Open, placed third, went 3-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. by (1 DII) Mauricio Wright, San Francisco State, 8-1.

CURT WILLENER, 184 POUNDS: Junior Curt Willener (Portland,Ore./Scappoose HS) is in his first season as an OSU reserve ... career, 3-5 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 25 percent of matches (2 of 8) ... this season, 2-2 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 25 percent of matches (1 of 4) ... last week, did not wrestle ... season summary, at Southern Oregon Open, did not place, went 1-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including major dec. by (1 DII) Mauricio Wright, San Francisco State, 10-1.

JASON LOVELL, 197 POUNDS: Senior Jason Lovell (Turner, Ore./Cascade HS) is in his fourth season in the OSU lineup ... career, 53-43 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 20 percent of matches (19 of 96) ... this season, 11-9 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 25 percent of matches (5 of 20) ... in current rankings, in Pac-10, No. 2 ... last week, went 0-2 with 0 pins; major dec. by (13) Tom Grossman, Oklahoma, 13-3 in dual meet; major dec. by (1) Muhammed Lawal, Oklahoma State, 19-7 in dual meet ... season summary, major dec. over Michael Clarkston, California-Davis, 11-0 in dual's final match to clinch meet win ... at Midlands Open, did not place, went 1-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including major dec. by (1 NAIA) Emmett Wilson, Montana State-Northern, 9-0 ... dec. over Jake Leair, Oregon, 7-2 in Civil War dual ... at Las Vegas Invitational, did not place, went 1-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including pinned by (4) Kyle Smith, Michigan, 1:02 ... at Southern Oregon Open, placed first, went 2-0 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

JED LOWE, 197 POUNDS: Freshman Jed Lowe (Hermiston, Ore./Hermiston HS) is in his first season as an OSU reserve ... career and this season, 3-2 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 40 percent of matches (2 of 5) ... last week, did not wrestle ... season summary, at Southern Oregon Open, did not place, went 1-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

BRANDON HERN, 197 POUNDS: Freshman Brandon Hern (Clinton, Wash./South Whidbey HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... career and this season, 4-0 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 25 percent of matches (1 of 4) ... last week, did not wrestle ... season summary, at Southern Oregon Open, placed fourth, went 4-0 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. over (5 DII) Drew Dunbar, San Francisco State, 9-4.

ANDY BOWLBY, HEAVYWEIGHT: Senior Andy Bowlby (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... tied for 30th on OSU's all-time list of career pins leaders, next pin will move him into a tie for 28th; tied for 40th on OSU's all-time list of single-season pins leaders, next pin will move him into a tie for 34th ... has won last 11 matches, including 5 pins; has won 17 of last 19 matches, including 10 pins ... 8 of his 10 pins this season have come in first period ... career, 50-13 with 18 pins, team bonus points in 44 percent of matches (28 of 63) ... this season, 21-4 with 10 pins, team bonus points in 44 percent of matches (11 of 25) ... in current rankings, nationally, No. 11 AWN, No. 9 IM; in Pac-10, No. 2 ... last week, went 2-0 with 0 pins; dec. over Joel Tapler, Oklahoma, 9-4 in dual meet; dec. over (18) Willie Gruenwald, Oklahoma State, 3-2 in dual meet ... season summary, dec. over (18) Justin Staebler, Wisconsin, 8-3 in dual meet ... at Midlands Open, did not place, went 1-1 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. by (14) Greg Wagner, Michigan, 3-2 ... dec. over Neil Phillips, Oregon, 6-1 in Civil War dual ... at Las Vegas Invitational, placed fifth, went 5-2 with 3 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including pinned by (5) Kevin Hoy, Air Force, 4:56; pinned (15) Greg Wagner, Michigan, 1:30; pinned (20) Brad Steele, Wyoming, 1:58; dec. by (1) Tommy Rowlands, Ohio State, 3-2; pinned (19) Brent Miller, West Virginia, 0:29 ... at Southern Oregon Open, placed second, went 2-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. over (6 NAIA) Wes Balensifer, Southern Oregon, 11-6; dec. by (1 NAIA) Mike Whitehead, Southern Oregon, 2-1 (OT).

JOHN WINTERS, HEAVYWEIGHT: Junior John Winters (Missoula, Mont./Hellgate HS) is in his third season as an OSU reserve ... career, 4-6 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 10 percent of matches (1 of 10) ... this season, 3-2 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 20 percent of matches (1 of 5) ... last week, did not wrestle ... season summary, at Southern Oregon Open, did not place, went 2-1 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. by (11) Andy Bowlby, Oregon State, 11-5.

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