Wrestling Hits the Road for Four Duals

Feb. 4, 2003

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The Oregon wrestling team looks to bounce back from a pair of Pac-10 losses with four duals on the road this week. The Ducks (5-8, 4-2) compete against Cal Bakersfield and Cal Poly on Wednesday, then will wrestle Menlo College and Fresno State on Friday.

The Ducks have only six duals remaining this season, three in conference, before the Pac-10 Championships in Boise, Idaho. Oregon will try and break a season-long four match losing streak, with all four losses coming against ranked opponents.

Oregon's lone ranked wrestler in Intermat's polls at this point in the season is sophomore Shane Webster, ranked No. 11 at 174. He has only one loss in the Pac-10, coming this past weekend against No. 8 Curtis Owen of Arizona State.

Junior Jason Harless is peaking at the right time, winning both of his matches this past weekend. Harless scored perhaps the biggest win of the weekend, defeating No. 11 Mike Simpson of Arizona State by major decision, 12-3.

Following this week's road trip, the Ducks will stay in Oregon the remainder of the dual meet season. Oregon will wrestle in Corvallis against the Beavers Feb. 16, then take on the Portland State Vikings Feb. 19.

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