Dale's Day

Feb. 12, 2003

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Oregon at Oregon State; Gill Coliseum; 2 p.m.

The Civil War, presented by Northwest Dodge Dealers

DALE THOMAS DAY/OREGON STATE WRESTLING HOMECOMING: Legendary coach Dale Thomas will be honored with a permanent banner in Gill Coliseum, and all former Oregon State wrestlers are invited to attend as special guests.

STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOOD DRIVE: Oregon State's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee continues its 2002-03 Food Drive, which has already gathered over 25,000 pounds of food for Linn-Benton Food Share since September. Fans are asked to bring two cans of food or make a minimum donation at the coliseum. As a token of thanks, fans will receive a coupon good for a free small popcorn at the concession stand, courtesy of Sodexho Marriott.

Nearly a century of Oregon State wrestling tradition will be celebrated on Sunday, when the Beavers hold their annual OSU Wrestling Homecoming at Gill Coliseum. Oregon State (9-8 overall, 7-2 Pacific-10) will meet Oregon (7-10, 4-3) at 2 p.m. in the season's second Civil War, sponsored by Northwest Dodge Dealers, with over 100 former Beaver wrestlers expected to be on hand.

At halftime of the meet, Hall of Fame coach Dale Thomas will be honored with the unfurling of a permanent banner in Gill Coliseum bearing the number 616 - his all-time collegiate-record number of dual meet wins. At OSU, the banner is the equivalent for a coach of retiring a jersey number for a player.

'It's wonderful,' Oregon State head coach Joe Wells said. 'There's so much that he's done, and continues to do. Not just for Oregon State wrestling, but for wrestling in general, that made a huge impact on the sport. He continues to influence - in a positive way - all of wrestling's successes.

'It's wonderful for him to be recognized in a time when you can appreciate it. And it's wonderful that so many of his former athletes will be here to honor him with their presence. It's fitting and, in my opinion, long overdue.'

Thomas, 79, coached Oregon State from 1957-90, winning more dual meets than any coach in collegiate wrestling history. In 34 seasons, his teams compiled a dual meet record of 616-168-13.

Thomas' teams won or tied for 22 conference championships, placed in the NCAA's top 10 on 14 occasions and were in the top 5 on 7 occasions, including a runner-up finish in 1973. OSU had 60 All-Americans during Thomas' tenure and 10 NCAA champions.

'Dale Thomas is not only a legend in Oregon State athletics, but in wrestling across the nation and around the world,' De Carolis said in announcing the honor for Thomas on Jan. 31. 'He took the top wrestling program on the West Coast and turned it into one of the top programs in the country, and he did it in a fashion that was a credit to the University.

'His contributions to both the sport and to Oregon State make him most deserving of this honor, and Beaver fans will be reminded of Dale Thomas' achievements every time they attend an event in Gill Coliseum.'

Thomas will be the third Oregon State coach to be recognized with a Gill Coliseum banner. The number 599 hangs in honor of Slats Gill and the number 674 hangs in honor of Ralph Miller; the numbers are the career coaching victories of the two men's basketball coaches.

Oregon State will be out to use the afternoon as not only a celebration of the past, but a stepping stone to the future - the Pacific-10 Championships, which will be held March 2-3 at Boise State. OSU will be looking for some wins that could help the Beavers' seeding at the conference meet.

'No question - it's a big meet,' Wells said. 'For recruiting, bragging rights in the state, individual seeds for the Pac-10 Championships ... it's a great opportunity. And I think we've demonstrated in the last half of the season is our improvement. It will be another opportunity to demonstrate that improvement that we've continued to strive for.'

The Beavers have a number of wrestlers who look to be peaking for the postseason.

Heavyweight Andy Bowlby has won 12 of his last 14 matches, including five by pin, and 16 of his last 19 matches, including eight by pin. This week, he's ranked 12th nationally by Amateur Wrestling News and 10th by InterMat.

At 165 pounds, Matt Ellis has won 10 of his last 12 matches, scoring team bonus points four times for recording a pin, technical fall or major decision. At 174 pounds, Jake Huffman has won 10 of his last 12 matches, scoring team bonus points six times, and 14 of his last 18 matches, scoring team bonus points eight times. At 197 pounds, Jason Lovell has won five of his last seven matches, with the last two wins coming over nationally-ranked wrestlers.

Since jumping to 184 pounds - and still weighing in at 165 to maintain the chance to return to that weight this season - Jed Pennell has won four of five matches, including a pin and a win over a nationally-ranked wrestler. That's earned him the No. 20 national ranking from AWN.

OSU will be out to avenge an 18-15 loss to Oregon in Eugene in December. In that meet, both teams won 5 matches apiece but Martin Mitchell's pin at 125 pounds proved the difference for the Ducks. OSU's starter at that weight, Michael Delaney, was out of the lineup that night due to injury.

Oregon went 2-2 last week. On Feb. 5, the Ducks beat Cal State-Bakersfield 26-16 and lost to Cal Poly 22-15; on Feb. 7, the Ducks beat Menlo 31-10 and lost to Fresno State 19-12.

Oregon has three nationally-ranked wrestlers. At 133 pounds, Jason Harless is ranked 19th by AWN; at 149 pounds, Tony Overstake is ranked 17th by AWN; and at 174 pounds, Shane Webster is ranked 11th by both AWN and IM.

OREGON STATE TENTATIVE LINEUPNational rankings: Amateur Wrestling News, InterMat of Feb. 12

125 - Michael Delaney, sr. (Tracy, Calif./Brethren Christian HS); 7-12 with 0 pins;in Pac-10, ranked 5th133 - Tim Norman, so. (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS); 11-14 with 1 pin141 - Mike Unger, fr. (Turner, Ore./Cascade HS); 8-13 with 1 pin149 - Tony Hook, fr. (Sandpoint, Idaho/Sandpoint HS); 13-10 with 3 pins157 - Jeremy Larson, fr. (Hermiston, Ore./Hermiston HS); 5-8 record with 0 pinsor - Brian Duhrkoop, jr. (Milwaukie, Ore./Milwaukie HS); 3-7 with 0 pins165 - Matt Ellis, so. (Prosser, Wash./Prosser HS, Oklahoma St. U.); 14-8 with 1 pinor - Anthony Weber, fr. (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS); 3-5 record with 0 pins174 - Jake Huffman, sr. (Scio, Ore./Scio HS); 20-9 with 3 pins;in Pac-10, ranked 5th184 - Dan Pitsch, fr. (Tacoma, Wash./Spanaway Lake HS); 15-7 record with 1 pin;in Pac-10, ranked 5thor - Jed Pennell, jr. (Cave Junction, Ore./Illinois Valley HS); 7-6 record with 1 pin;in nation, ranked No. 20 AWN; in Pac-10, ranked 4th at 165197 - Jason Lovell, sr. (Turner, Ore./Cascade HS); 14-9 with 1 pin;in Pac-10, ranked 2ndHWT - Andy Bowlby, sr. (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS); 22-6 with 10 pins;in nation, ranked 12th AWN, 10th IM; in Pac-10, ranked 4th

OREGON STATE ALL-TIME VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT: Oregon State has an all-time record of 96-24-4 against Oregon in a dual meet series dating back to 1915, but the Beavers have lost the last 2 meetings. On Dec. 13, Oregon took an 18-15 win in Eugene; they also won the final meeting of 2002 by an 18-14 score in Eugene. OSU's last win came in the first meeting of the 2002 season in Corvallis, winning by criteria when the score was tied 16-16 after the final match.

LAST WEEK: Oregon State 133-pounder Tim Norman and 141-pounder Mike Unger Jr. gave the Beavers a needed boost at the lower weights on Feb. 8, winning the final 2 matches as OSU beat Cal Poly 23-12 in Pacific-10 wrestling at Gill Coliseum. Jason Lovell added an overtime win against the Mustangs' nationally-ranked David Schenk at 197 pounds for key points in the dual. The Beavers needed to win at least 1 of the final 2 matches for the team victory. Norman and Unger, both of whom are below .500 this season, were matched against Mustang wrestlers with winning records, but Norman beat Nate Ybarra 3-1 in overtime and Unger pinned Andy Kim in 4 minutes, 48 seconds. Norman's win - which he scored with a reversal in the 30-second tiebreaker period - all but wrapped up the meet for the Beavers. 'Tim wrestled a real solid match against Ybarra, who's had a lot of success over the years,' OSU assistant coach Jeff Cardwell said. 'It's good for Tim's confidence to beat a guy who's been around ... Tim has been close lately, but he hasn't beaten some guys like that.' Norman completed the reversal just inbounds with 15 seconds remaining for the win. 'This is a huge confidence booster,' the sophomore said. 'Going into Pac-10s, this is the time to be peaking.' Unger, a freshman, then put the meet away with his first career pin. After a scoreless first period, Kim chose the down position to start the second; Unger turned him for a 3-point near-fall, then turned him again for the pin with 12 seconds left on the clock. Lovell had given the Beavers the lead for good in the 197-pound match, beating Schenk 3-1 with a takedown in the first overtime period; Schenk was ranked 18th by Amateur Wrestling News. It was Lovell's second straight overtime win over a nationally-ranked wrestler; he'd beaten Boise State's 19th-ranked K.C. Walsh 3-2 in the tiebreaker last weekend. Schenk, the defending Pac-10 champ and currently ranked first in the conference, had a 24-6 record going into the match. Jed Pennell lost his unbeaten status at 184 pounds, where he had broken into the national rankings this week. The erstwhile 165-pounder lost 5-4 to Cal Poly's Ryan Halsey; Pennell had won his first four matches ever at 184. Pennell was one handhold away from the win, though. Late in the second period with Halsey leading 3-1 and in the position of advantage, Pennell turned the tables and had Halsey on his back with the clock winding down. When the buzzer sounded, though, Halsey had managed to keep a wristlock that prevented officials from awarding the reversal and 3-point near-fall.

OREGON STATE 23, CAL POLY 12

(Current Amateur Wrestling News national rankings in parentheses)

149-Matt Cox, CPU, dec. Tony Hook, OSU, 4-2. 157-Nick Hopping, CPU, dec. Jeremy Larson, OSU, 8-2. 165-Matt Ellis, OSU, dec. Keith Kroeger, CPU, 10-5. 174-Jake Huffman, OSU, tech. fall Brett Schumann, CPU, 4:32 (18-2). 184-Ryan Halsey, CPU, dec. (20) Jed Pennell, OSU, 5-4. 197-Jason Lovell, OSU, dec. (18) David Schenk, CPU, 3-1 (OT). HWT-(12) Andy Bowlby, OSU, dec. Dan Howe, CPU, 11-7. 125-Joel Mittelman, CPU, dec. Michael Delaney, OSU, 6-1. 133-Tim Norman, OSU, dec. Nate Ybarra, CPU, 3-1 (OT). 141-Mike Unger Jr., OSU, pinned Andy Kim, CPU, 4:48.

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 124-77-1 for a winning percentage of .619.

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 858-269-24 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 Feb. 12 National Wrestling Coaches Association poll: No. 1 Oklahoma State, No. 10 Oklahoma, No. 11 Arizona State, No. 17 Nebraska, No. 18 Boise State, No. 20 Central Michigan, No. 22 Wisconsin and No. 25 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 356-68-5 in the arena for a winning percentage of .836. This season, OSU is 4-3 at home with all three losses coming to nationally-ranked teams.

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 Feb. 8:

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 

LOVELL WINS TWO DUALS IN LAST MATCH: If a dual meet comes down to the last match, Jason Lovell is the guy Oregon State wants to see striding onto the mat. Twice this season, Lovell has wrestled the final match of the night with the team outcome riding on his shoulders; both times, the 197-pounder responded to give OSU the victory.

On Jan. 18 against California-Davis at Gill Coliseum, the Beavers appeared to be cruising to victory with an 18-10 lead and 184-pounder Dan Pitsch taking an early lead in his match. But Pitsch had to injury default, drawing UCD within 18-16, and Lovell was hurried into action. He proceeded to roll to an 11-0 major decision over Michael Clarkston, giving OSU a 22-16 win.

Asked about the pressure he felt with the dual being decided by his match, Lovell said, 'I didn't even know it came down to me.'

The next time, Lovell knew.

On Jan. 31, a pin by 174-pounder Jake Huffman and a win by 184-pounder Jed Pennell drew the Beavers within 16-15 of eighth-ranked Arizona State at Gill Coliseum. Lovell again came through, leading all the way in a 7-4 decision over ASU's Ryan Bader for an 18-16 team victory.

'Against UC-Davis, I was nervous,' Lovell said. 'Tonight, I just thought I had nothing to lose.'

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.

Lately, Pennell has found himself in the starting role at 184 pounds; he's rolled up a 4-1 record with a pin and a win over a nationally-ranked wrestler. Winning his first 4 matches at the weight earned him the No. 20 national ranking by Amateur Wrestling News on Feb. 5.

The weekend of Jan. 24-25 found Pennell filling in for injured 184-pounder 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.

On Feb. 8, Pennell nearly pushed his win streak at 184 pounds to 5 matches in a 5-4 loss to Cal Poly's Ryan Halsey. Pennell was a handhold away from a reversal and 3-point near-fall at the end of the second period, but Halsey maintained a wristlock that prevented the officals from awarding the 5-point move.

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	NRJan. 29	NRFeb. 5	VotesFeb. 12	VotesCASEY 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	NRFeb. 5	NR	Feb. 5	NRFeb. 12	NR	Feb. 12	NRJED PENNELL, 165/184Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre	NR	Pre	19th/165Nov. 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	NRFeb. 5	20th/184 Feb. 5	NRFeb. 12	20th/184 Feb. 12 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	NRFeb. 5	NR	Feb. 5	NRFeb. 12	NR	Feb. 12	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	9thFeb. 5	12th	Feb. 5	11thFeb. 12	12th	Feb. 12	10th

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, 31-41 with 5 pins, team bonus points in 25 percent of matches (18 of 72) ... this season, 7-12 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 26 percent of matches (5 of 19) ... last week, went 0-1 with 0 pins; dec. by Joel Mittelman, Cal Poly, 6-1 in dual meet ... season summary, dec. over Adam Chavira, Arizona State, 5-1 in dual meet helped OSU upset nation's eighth-ranked team 18-16 ... major dec. by (3) Ben VomBaur, Boise State 8-0 in dual meet ... dec. by (11) Bo Maynes, Oklahoma, 6-2 in dual meet ... dec. by (7) Skyler Holman, Oklahoma State, 3-0 in dual meet ... 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, 14-18 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 25 percent of matches (8 of 32) ... this season, 11-14 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 20 percent of matches (5 of 25) ... last week, went 1-0 with 0 pins; dec. over Nate Ybarra, Cal Poly, 3-1 (OT) ... season summary, dec. by (19) Jesse Brock, Boise State, 3-2 in dual meet ... dec. by (10) Mike Simpson, Arizona State, 7-5 in dual meet ... major dec. by (5) Witt Durden, Oklahoma, in dual meet ... dec. by (3) Johnny Thompson, 10-5 in dual meet ... 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, 8-7 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 27 percent of matches (4 of 15) ... this season, 3-3 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 0 percent of matches (0 of 6) ... last week, dec. by Nick Budeski, Boise State, 6-4 in exhibition ... 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, 8-13 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 14 percent of matches (3 of 21) ... last week, went 1-0 with 1 pin; pinned Andy Kim, Cal Poly, 4:48 in dual meet for first career pin ... season summary, dec. by (13) Gabe Vigil, Boise State, 8-5 in dual meet ... dec. by (8) Dana Holland, Arizona State, 2-1 in dual meet ... 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 ... 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 ... career and this season, 13-10 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 17 percent of matches (4 of 23) ... last week, went 0-1 with 0 pins; dec. by Matt Cox, Cal Poly, 4-2 in dual meet ... season summary, dec. by (6) Collin Robertson, Boise State, 3-1 in dual meet ... major dec. by (1) Eric Larkin, Arizona State, 12-1 in dual meet ... dec. by (4) Jerrod Sanders, Oklahoma State, 6-2 in dual meet ... 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, 5-7 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 8 percent of matches (1 of 12) ... last week, went 0-1 with 0 pins; dec. by Nick Hopping, Cal Poly, 8-2 in dual meet ... season summary, out of lineup from Jan. 10-Jan. 25 due to injury ... 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, did not wrestle ... season summary, pinned by (4) Shane Roller, Oklahoma State, 3:27 in dual meet ... 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 9 of last 11 matches and 12 of last 17 ... career and this season, 14-8 with 1 pins, team bonus points in 23 percent of matches (5 of 22) ... last week, went 1-0 with 0 pins; dec. over Keith Kroeger, Cal Poly, 10-5 in dual meet ... season summary, pinned Nathan Ploehn, Boise State, 1:35 in dual meet for first career pin ... dec. by (14) Nick Frost, Arizona State 10-6 in dual meet ... pinned by (2) Tyrone Lewis, Oklahoma State, 4:06 in dual meet ... 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 ... filling in at 184 pounds the past 3 weeks, is 4-1 with 1 pin plus a win over a nationally-ranked wrestler ... career, 42-31 with 7 pins, team bonus points in 23 percent of matches (17 of 73) ... this season, 7-6 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 15 percent of matches (2 of 13) ... in current rankings, nationally, No. 11 at 184; AWN; in Pac-10, No. 4 at 165 pounds ... last week, at 184 pounds, went 0-1 with 0 pins; dec. by Ryan Halsey, Cal Poly, 5-4 in dual meet ... season summary, dec. over Ron Renzi, Arizona State, 7-0 at 184 pounds in dual meet helped OSU upset nation's eighth-ranked team 18-16 ... Jan. 24-Jan. 25, at 184 pounds for first time in career; pinned Derrick Brown, Oklahoma, 5:38 in dual meet; dec. over (9) Jake Rosholt, Oklahoma State, 12-11 in dual meet ...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 10 of last 12 matches, scoring team bonus points 7 times; has won 14 of last 18 matches, scoring team bonus points 9 times ... career, 45-34 with 6 pins, team bonus points in 27 percent of matches (21 of 79) ... this season, 20-9 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 45 percent of matches (13 of 29) ... in current rankings, in Pac-10, No. 5 ... last week, went 1-0 with 0 pins; tech. fall over Brett Schumann, Cal Poly, 4:32 (18-2) in dual meet ... season summary, pinned (13) Curtis Owen, Arizona State, 4:59 in dual meet to spark OSU comeback in 18-16 win over nation's eighth-ranked team ... major dec. by (5) Robbie Waller, Oklahoma, 8-0 in dual meet ... 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 ... has won 5 of last 7 matches, scoring team bonus points 2 times ... career, 56-43 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 19 percent of matches (19 of 99) ... this season, 14-9 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 22 percent of matches (5 of 23) ... in current rankings, in Pac-10, No. 2 ... last week, went 1-0 with 0 pins; dec. over (18) David Schenk, Cal Poly, 3-1 (OT) in dual meet ... season summary, dec. over (19) K.C. Walsh, Boise State, 3-2 (OT) in dual meet ... dec. over Ryan Bader, Arizona State, 7-4 in final match to clinch OSU's 18-16 win over nation's eighth-ranked team ... major dec. by (1) Muhammed Lawal, Oklahoma State, 19-7 in dual meet ... major dec. by (13) Tom Grossman, Oklahoma, 13-3 in dual meet ... 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 12 of last 14 matches, including 5 pins; has won 16 of last 19 matches, including 8 pins ... 8 of his 10 pins this season have come in first period ... career, 51-15 with 18 pins, team bonus points in 42 percent of matches (28 of 66) ... this season, 22-6 with 10 pins, team bonus points in 39 percent of matches (11 of 28) ... in current rankings, nationally, No. 12 AWN, No. 10 IM; in Pac-10, No. 2 ... last week, went 1-0 with 0 pins; dec. over Dan Howe, Cal Poly, 11-7 in dual meet ... season summary, dec. by (6) Boe Rushton, Boise State, 7-3 in dual meet ... dec. by (4) Kellan Fluckiger, Arizona State, 2-1 in dual meet ... Jan. 3-Jan. 25, 11-match win streak, scoring team bonus points 5 times, all pins ... dec. over (18) Willie Gruenwald, Oklahoma State, 3-2 in dual meet ... 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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