Beavers Follow Seniors' Lead

June 16, 2003

As went the seniors, so went the Beavers. And, for the second half of the 2002-03 wrestling season, that was usually pretty good.

Led by the four seniors in its starting lineup, Oregon State put together a strong run through the final five weeks of the regular season. The Beavers won eight of their last 13 dual meets to finish 10-8 overall and 8-2 in the Pacific-10.

The roll continued with a third-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships, giving the Beavers high hopes for a strong showing at the NCAA Championships. But OSU found disappointment in Kansas City, as the Beavers were unable to advance anyone past the first round of the wrestlebacks and tied for 66th place.

That didn't dim what Oregon State accomplished from mid-January through the end of February. The effort was led by the four seniors: 125-pounder Michael Delaney, 174-pounder Jake Huffman, 197-pounder Jason Lovell and heavyweight Andy Bowlby.

'It was just as we talked about when we had our first meeting with the seniors in the latter part of August,' OSU head coach Joe Wells said. 'We talked about what we were going to do and how we were going to change things.

'We gave our seniors a heads-up and basically said, 'Hey, how you guys do is how we're going to do'. Those four seniors were going to dictate how we did as a team.'

Perhaps the highlight of the Beavers' season came in an 18-16 win over eighth-ranked Arizona State; it was the first nationally-ranked team OSU had beaten in a dual meet since topping 11th-ranked Boise State in 2001. In front of a Gill Coliseum crowd of 1,054, Oregon State got wins in the final three matches and Huffman started the comeback by pinning 13th-ranked Curtis Owen with just one second left in the second period.

The regular season was capped with a very special day, as 2,529 fans and former OSU wrestlers turned out to honor legendary former coach Dale Thomas. A banner with Thomas' name and the number 616 - signifying his all-time collegiate record number of dual meet wins - was unveiled in Gill Coliseum at halftime of a 27-13 win over Oregon.

'In our great performances - the win over Arizona State, the second meet against Oregon - three of our four seniors prevailed,' Wells said. 'In the case of Oregon, three of them had six-point wins.'

The Beavers also took 10th-ranked Central Michigan and 19th-ranked Wisconsin down to the final matches before the outcomes of those dual meets were decided.

OSU qualified six wrestlers for the NCAA Championships, but only Delaney and Pennell had previously been to the national tournament.

'I fully expected them to step up, and they did some good things,' Wells said of the Beavers. 'But it's that experience and being there and knowing what to expect; not being too awestruck in regard to who you're wrestling and how much distraction there is with wrestling on eight mats, in a big arena with 20,000 people ...

'We didn't perform at the national tournament like I expected us to. I was very disappointed about that part of it. But, having said that, overall I thought we did a pretty good job this year.'

And that comes back to those four seniors.

Bowlby led the Beavers with 105.5 team points. En route to a 26-9 record, he had 13 pins; that tied him for 23rd place on OSU's all-time list of single-season leaders. Bowlby was ranked as high as ninth nationally during the season.

Huffman wasn't far behind, scoring 69.5 team points and collecting team bonus points for a pin, technical fall or major decision in 43 percent of his matches. Huffman went 24-13 on the season.

Lovell missed qualifying for the NCAA Championships, but he earned OSU dual wins over Arizona State and California-Davis by winning the final match in both meets.

Delaney rebounded from an early-season injury to finish fourth at the Pacific-10 Championships and qualify for the NCAA meet.

'They're great kids,' Wells said of the group, whose recruiting class also included undergraduate assistant coaches Nathan Coy and Isaac Weber, and the injured Casey Horn. 'They're just a fun-loving group that got along real well, and they were pretty tight. they kind of grew up and wrestled together when they were little, and they graduated at the same time from high school. They're from different (Oregon high school) classifications - 4A, 3A, 2A - but they're all good buddies and they clicked and knew each other real well.

'My congratulations to them on some great performances throughout the season. They all graduated on time and they all look like they're going to be gainfully employed, so that's a blessing to their parents.'

Jed Pennell provided a surprise by moving up from 165 pounds to 184 in midseason; he went 8-4 and placed second in the Pac-10 at his new weight.

Several newcomers also gave Oregon State things to look forward to.

Freshman 149-pounder Tony Hook qualified for the NCAA Championships and knocked off wrestlers ranked 13th and 20th in the nation. Sophomore transfer 165-pounder Matt Ellis also qualified for the NCAAs and scored an upset of the nation's ninth-ranked wrestler. Before being sidelined by injury in mid-January, freshman 184-pounder Dan Pitsch ran off six straight wins and had beaten a wrestler ranked sixth in the country.

'We have some guys who are definitely willing to compete,' Wells said. 'I think we saw some of that this spring (in the University Nationals Greco-Roman and Freestyle tournaments) with Ty Watterson beating (Arizona State All-American) Kellan Fluckiger, and Jamie Rakevich beating Cole Konrad of Minnesota, who was all-everything coming out of high school. Then Anthony Weber beating the returning national champion from Illinois, Matt Lackey; Eric Stevenson placing in both styles in those tournaments; Tony Hook being right up there; Dan Pitsch being right up there ...

'They see themselves taking that next step, making an impact in college. We've got a summer of a lot of wrestling and a lot of activity, and we're looking forward to it.'

OREGON STATE AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: Oregon State didn't find much success at the NCAA Championships, with only 184-pounder Jed Pennell managing to win a match March 20-22 at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo. OSU's other 5 qualifiers - 125-pounder Michael Delaney, 149-pounder Tony Hook, 165-pounder Matt Ellis, 174-pounder Jake Huffman and heavyweight Andy Bowlby - were all eliminated in 2 straight matches to leave the Beavers tied for 66th place in the team standings.

Bowlby was the only Beaver to earn a seeding, being slotted 11th. He was upset in the first round by Carmelo Marrero of Rider 16-12 in the preliminary round, then knocked out of the tournament with a 3-0 loss to Jusstin Staebler of Wisconsin in the wrestleback preliminaries; Bowlby had beaten Staebler 8-3 in a January dual meet.

Huffman appeared ready to advance past the first round when he had an 8-4 lead on Penn's Matt Herrington in the second period, but Huffman got caught in a dangerous position and was pinned with 9 seconds left in the period. He was then eliminated by Andrew Roy of Rutgers 9-4 in the wrestleback first round.

Pennell lost his opening match to top-seeded Jessman Smith of Iowa 14-4, but came back to take a 7-4 win over Rowdy Lundegreen of Cal State-Fullerton in the wrestleback first round. Pennell was then beaten 11-1 by Pete Friedl of Illinois.

PACIFIC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS: Oregon State advanced 6 wrestlers to the NCAA Championships, with 184-pounder Jed Pennell leading the way with his second-place finish at the 2003 Pacific-10 Championships on March 2-3 the Boise State Pavilion.

In the team standings, OSU's 93.5 points placed it third with a comfortable 20-point cushion over fourth-place Cal Poly. Arizona State claimed the Pac-10 crown, wresting it from defending champion and tournament host Boise State. BSU held a 2-point lead heading into the championship round, but the Sun Devils took advantage of 6 head-to-head matchups with BSU, winning 5. ASU edged the Broncos 134-127.

Pennell was pinned in his championship match with Cal Poly's Ryan Halsey.

'In a situation where you have 8 guys possibly going to the national tournament, you have to go in thinking you're going to get all 8,' OSU coach Joe Wells said, referring to starting the final day with 8 wrestlers eligible to advance. 'Usually, at this point in time if you bat 50-50, you're doing pretty well, so from that perspective we did better than we're supposed to have done' by qualifying 6 wrestlers.

'We have a number of guys going, which is good. I thought we wrestled better, and our seniors stepped up for us. Andy Bowlby scored a lot of points for us with his pins,' Wells said.

Jason Lovell (197 pounds) was chosen as the Pac-10's third alternate for the NCAA Championships.

Pennell, who was 8-1 heading into the final since moving up 2 weight classes from his normal 165 pounds, got a rematch of 5-4 loss to Halsey, who was the only opponent to beat Pennell at 184. Pennell was taken to his back early in the match, escaped, but was taken down again and pinned in 1 minute, 22 seconds.

Bowlby recorded his second pin of the day and 13th of the year when he took Cal Poly's No. 4 seed Dan Howe to his back at 2:32 to lock down third place. Bowlby pinned UC-Davis' Jason Paul at the 1:32 mark in the consolation semis to advance to the third-place bout.

Second-seeded 165-pounder Matt Ellis patiently and methodically defeated fourth-seeded Nathan Ploehn of Boise State to move on to the third-place match, as he built a 5-1 lead and amassed over 3 minutes of riding time for a 6-3 win. The sophomore then defeated Oregon's Luke Larwin for the second time in the tournament, 3-1, to finish third.

Huffman sealed third place at 174 pounds with an 8-3 decision over No. 4 seed Chris Carlino of CS-Fullerton. Huffman wrestled an aggressive bout en route to a 17-4 major decision of Portland State's Quinn Collett in the consolation semis, earning OSU bonus points for the third time in the tournament.

Delaney's 125-pound third-place match came down to the final seconds, as he trailed 11th-ranked and second-seeded Vic Moreno of Cal Poly 3-2 and was unable to score a takedown. Delaney's consolation semifinal was a thriller, as he trailed 3-2 heading into the final period, but scored a takedown of Oregon's Martin Mitchell with 30 seconds left and literally hung on for the win. Delaney earned a point for riding time for the final of 5-3.

Hook won his 149-pound fifth-place match over Stanford's Scott Polley 10-6 after No. 4 seed Matt Cox of Cal Poly beat Hook 6-1 in the consolation semifinals.

Prior to the championships, the coaches agreed to a 'true fourth place' rule, which means that if the fifth-place wrestler has not faced the fourth place finisher, they will wrestle to determine who will advance to the NCAA Championships. That set up a wrestle-off match for true fourth place between Nick Davis of Cal Poly and Hook, which Hook won 3-2 to advance to nationals.

OREGON STATE HEAD COACH Joe Wells: Joe Wells, who was 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 during his time at OSU.

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 125-77-1 for a winning percentage of .618.

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.

PENNELL'S JUMP NAMED SCHOOL'S TOP MALE PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: Oregon State junior 165/184-pounder Jed Pennell earned an OSU athletic department Benny Award for the top male performance of the 2002-03 school year. Pennell was honored for his effort the weekend of Jan. 24-25; he was 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. The next night at No. 1 Oklahoma State, the challenge got bigger as his opponent was ninth-ranked Jake Rosholt; Pennell scored a reversal with 25 seconds left to take a 12-11 lead and an exhausted Rosholt couldn't come up with another score.

OREGON STATE TEAM AWARDS: Oregon State handed out 4 team awards at its annual year-end wrestling banquet on June 8.

Senior heavyweight Andy Bowlby earned the Most Outstanding Wrestler award. Bowlby went 26-9 with 13 pins, tied for the 23rd-highest single-season pin total in OSU history. He placed third in the Pacific-10 Championships.

Senior 174-pounder Jake Huffman earned the Chad Flack Award as OSU's most-improved wrestler. Huffman went 24-13 with 3 pins and placed third in the Pacific-10 Championships. The previous season, Huffman had gone 14-5 in a backup role.

Freshman 149-pounder Tony Hook earned the Outstanding Newcomer award. Hook went 18-14 with 4 pins and placed fifth at the Pacific-10 Championships.

Junior 165/184-pounder Jed Pennell earned the Academic Excellence Award. Carrying a 3.83 grade point average while majoring in Exercise and Sport Science, Pennell earned Academic All-District VIII first team honors. He was named to the Pacific-10 All-Academic team for the third straight season, and Pennell also earned OSU's Academic Excellence team award for the third straight season.

PENNELL EARNS ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT HONOR: Oregon State junior 165/184-pounder Jed Pennell earned Academic All-District VIII first team honors. Pennell carries a 3.83 grade point average majoring in Exercise & Sport Science; he finished second at 184 pounds at the Pacific-10 Championships and finished the season with a record of 11-9 with 2 pins, including 8-4 with 1 pin at 184 pounds.

BEAVERS ON PACIFIC-10 ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM: Oregon State had7 wrestlers earn Pacific-10 All-Academic honors for the 2002-03 season. Senior 165/184-pounder Jed Pennell and junior 184-pounder Curt Willener were named to the first team, junior 165-pounder Paul Rademacher was named to the second team, and sophomore 184-pounder Adam Daniel, junior 157-pounder Brian Duhrkoop, senior 141-pounder Casey Horn and senior heavyweight John Winters all earned honorable mention.

Pennell has a 3.83 grade point average while majoring in Exercise and Sport Science. Willener has a 3.60 GPA while majoring in Business Administration. Rademacher has a 3.26 GPA while majoring in Exercise and Sport Science.

Daniel is majoring in Biochemistry and History. Duhrkoop is majoring in Exercise and Sport Science. Horn is majoring in Education. Winters is majoring in Business.

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 859-269-24 and a .756 winning percentage.

OREGON STATE'S DUAL MEET SCHEDULE: OSU faced one of the nation's toughest dual meet schedules. The Beavers met 7 teams ranked in the final National Wrestling Coaches Association poll: No. 1 Oklahoma State, No. 13 Oklahoma, No. 14 Arizona State, No. 16 Nebraska, No. 19 Boise State, No. 21 Central Michigan and No. 23 Fresno State. Of OSU's 8 dual meet losses this season, 6 were to teams ranked in the final poll and another was to a team ranked at the time of the meet (Wisconsin).

OREGON STATE IN GILL COLISEUM: Oregon State has one of the finest homes in college wrestling, 10,400-seat Gill Coliseum. In 47 seasons in Gill Coliseum, the Beavers have a home dual meet record of 357-68-5 in the arena for a winning percentage of .836. This season, OSU was 5-3 at home with all 3 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 spent the season climbing OSU's list of all-time leaders for pins in a career and a season. Bowlby had 21 pins in his career, tied for 25th place on OSU's all-time list, and 13 this season, tied for 23rd place on the Beavers' all-time list.

When Bowlby put an opponent on his back, the end usually came quickly. Of Bowlby's 13 pins this season, 10 came in the first period (and 4 of those in the first minute); of the 21 pins in his career, 16 came in the first period (and 6 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.

OREGON STATE WRESTLING HOMECOMING: Oregon State celebrated its annual OSU Wrestling Homecoming on Feb. 16, with nearly 100 former wrestlers returning to Gill Coliseum. They were part of a crowd of 2,529 that saw the Beavers beat arch-rival Oregon 27-13 on the day when legendary former coach Dale Thomas was honored at halftime.

OSU unveiled a permanent banner in Gill Coliseum with Thomas' name and the number 616 - his all-time collegiate record number of dual meet wins. Thomas coached the Beavers for 34 seasons from 1957-90, and the halftime ceremony included his family and former wrestlers.

'It tickles the hell out of me,' Thomas said of the honor. 'It's been fun today - there are so many guys who came back that I've had a chance to see.'

Thomas' teams won or tied for 22 conference championships, placed in the NCAA's top 10 on 14 occasions and were in the top five seven times, 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,' OSU athletic director Bob De Carolis said in announcing the honor. '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 is 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. The OSU wrestlers returning for the homecoming festivities accounted for 46 individual conference championships, 29 All-America finishes and 5 NCAA titles during their careers.

LOVELL WINS TWO DUALS IN LAST MATCH: If a dual meet came down to the last match, Jason Lovell was the guy Oregon State wanted to see striding onto the mat. Twice this season, Lovell 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.

During the last part of the season, Pennell found himself in the starting role at 184 pounds; he went 8-4 with 1 pin and 1 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 a reversal 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	VotesFeb. 19	VotesFeb. 26	VotesFinal	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	NRFeb. 5	NR	Feb. 5	NRFeb. 12	NR	Feb. 12	NRFeb. 19	NR	Feb. 19	NRFeb. 26	NR	Feb. 26	NRMar. 5	NR	Mar. 5	NRMar. 12	NR	Mar. 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 NRFeb. 19	NR	Feb. 19	NRFeb. 26	NR	Feb. 26	NRMar. 5	NR	Mar. 5	NRMar. 12	NR	Mar. 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	NRFeb. 19	NR	Feb. 19	NRFeb. 26	NR	Feb. 26	NRMar. 5	NR	Mar. 5	NRMar. 12	NR	Mar. 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	10thFeb. 19	12th	Feb. 19	10thFeb. 26	12th	Feb. 26	10thMar. 5	12th	Mar. 5	10thMar. 12	11th	Mar. 12	10th

BEAVERS IN THE CONFERENCE RANKINGS: Here's where Oregon State wrestlers were 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

WRESTLER PROFILE NOTES: In the individual notes for each Oregon State wrestler that follow, '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) was in his second season in the OSU lineup ... 7 of his losses were to nationally-ranked wrestlers ... career, 35-45 with 5 pins, team bonus points in 24 percent of matches (19 of 80) ... this season, 11-16 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 22 percent of matches (6 of 27) ... at NCAA 10 Championships, unseeded, did not place, went 0-2 with 0 pins; major dec. by Tommy Hoang, Duke, 12-4 in first round; pinned by (11) Matt Valenti, Penn, 4:23 in wrestleback first round ... at Pacific-10 Championships, unseeded, placed fourth, went 3-2 with 0 pins; dec. by Jeremy Mendoza, Arizona State, 3-2 in preliminary round; dec. over Tom Shurkamp, California-Davis, 5-3 (OT) in wrestleback first round; dec. over Zach Enoch, Portland State, 8-3 in wrestleback quarterfinals; dec. over Martin Mitchell, Oregon, 5-3 in wrestleback semifinals; dec. by No. 2 seed (11) Vic Moreno, Cal Poly, 3-2 in third-place final ... season summary, in final Civil War dual of career, received forfeit win over Oregon ... 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) was 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) ... 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) was in his first season in the OSU lineup ... 9 of his losses were to nationally-ranked wrestlers, including 4 who were in the top 10 ... career, 14-21 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 23 percent of matches (8 of 35) ... this season, 11-17 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 18 percent of matches (5 of 28) ... at Pacific-10 Championships, unseeded, did not place, went 0-2 with 0 pins; dec. by No. 3 seed Brad Metzler, Stanford, 4-3 in quarterfinals; dec. by Nate Ybarra, Cal Poly, 13-7 in wrestleback quarterfinals ... season summary, dec. by (19) Jason Harless, Oregon, 9-2 in Civil War dual ... 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) was 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) ... 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) was 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) ... 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) was in his first season in the OSU lineup ... 7 of his losses were to nationally-ranked wrestlers, including 4 who were in the top 10 ... career and this season, 10-16 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 12 percent of matches (3 of 26) ... at Pacific-10 Championships, unseeded, placed fifth, went 2-2 with 0 pins; major dec. by No. 4 Juan Mora, Cal State-Fullerton, 11-2 in quarterfinals; dec. over Anthony Baza, Cal State-Bakersfield, 3-2 in wrestleback quarterfinals; dec. by No. 3 seed Casey Hunt, Oregon, 5-3 in wrestleback semifinals; dec. over Chris Brines, California-Davis, 6-1 in fifth-place final. ... season summary, pinned Andy Kim, Cal Poly, 4:48 in dual meet for first career pin ... 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) was in his first season in the OSU lineup ... had a record of 5-7 against nationally-ranked wrestlers ... won 10 of his last 18 matches, with 7 losses to nationally-ranked wrestlers ... career and this season, 18-14 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 16 percent of matches (5 of 32) ... at NCAA 10 Championships, unseeded, did not place, went 0-2 with 0 pins; major dec. by No. 10 seed (10) Dustin Manotti, Cornell, 15-3 in preliminary round; dec. by Jake Giamoni, North Carolina State, 6-3 in wrestleback first round ... at Pacific-10 Championships, unseeded, placed fifth, went 4-2 with 1 pin; dec. by No. 2 seed (6) Collin Robertson, Boise State, 2-1 in quarterfinals; dec. over Brett Gordon, Cal State-Fullerton, 14-7 in wrestleback first round; pinned No. 3 seed (20) Tony Overstake, Oregon, 4:58 in wrestleback quarterfinals; dec. by No. 4 seed Matt Cox, Cal Poly, 6-1 in wrestleback semifinals; dec. over Scott Polley, Stanford, 10-6 in fifth-place final; dec. over Nick Davis, California-Davis, 3-2 in true fourth-place match ... season summary, dec. over (17) Tony Overstake, Oregon, 3-1 (OT) to spark OSU's 27-13 win in second Civil War dual ... 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) was 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) ... season summary, at Southern Oregon Open, did not place, went 0-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

Jordan Barich, 149/157 POUNDS: Sophomore Jordan Barich (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) was in his second season in the OSU lineup ... career, 7-13 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 20 percent of matches (4 of 20) ... this season, 0-0 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 0 percent of matches (0 of 0) ... season summary, has not wrestled.

Jeremy Larson, 157 POUNDS: Freshman Jeremy Larson (Hermiston, Ore./Hermiston HS) was in his first season in the OSU lineup ... career and this season, 5-11 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 6 percent of matches (1 of 16) ... at Pacific-10 Championships, unseeded, did not place, went 0-2 with 0 pins; dec. by Nick Hopping, Cal Poly, 5-1 in preliminary round; major dec. by Branson Phillips, Oregon, 12-3 in wrestleback quarterfinals ... 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) was 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) ... 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.) was in his first season in the OSU lineup ... won 14 of his last 19 matches, scoring team bonus points 4 times, and won 16 of his last 24 matches ... 7 of his losses were to nationally-ranked wrestlers ... career and this season, 18-11 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 17 percent of matches (5 of 29) ... at NCAA 10 Championships, unseeded, did not place, went 0-2 with 0 pins; dec. by No. 10 seed (10) Levi Prevost, Wyoming, 12-6 in first round; dec. by No. 7 seed (13) Nick Passolano, Iowa State, 7-3 in wrestleback first round ... at Pacific-10 Championships, seeded second, placed third, went 3-1 with 0 pins; dec. over Luke Larwin, Oregon, 3-2 in quarterfinals; dec. by Eric Arbogast, Portland State, 9-4 in semifinals; dec. over No. 4 seed Nathan Ploehn, Boise State, 6-3 in wrestleback semifinals; dec. over Luke Larwin, Oregon, 3-1 in third-place final ... season summary, dec. over Luke Larwin, Oregon, 3-1 (OT) in Civil War dual helped OSU to 27-13 win ... 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) was 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) ... 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) was in his third season in the OSU lineup ... at 184 pounds since Jan. 24, 9-4 with 1 pin plus 1 win over a nationally-ranked wrestler ... career, 46-34 with 7 pins, team bonus points in 23 percent of matches (18 of 80) ... this season, 11-8 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 15 percent of matches (3 of 20) ... at NCAA 10 Championships, unseeded, did not place, went 1-2 with 0 pins; major dec. by No. 1 seed (1) Jessman Smith, Iowa, 14-4 in first round; dec. over Rowdy Lundegreen, Cal State-Fullerton, 7-4 in wrestleback first round; major dec. by Pete Friedl, Illinois, 11-1 in wrestleback second round ... at Pacific-10 Championships, seeded second, placed second, went 2-1 with 0 pins; major dec. over Tony Rolen, Oregon, 14-2 in quarterfinals; dec. over John Garfinkel, Stanford, 6-2 in semifinals; pinned by No. 1 seed (20) Ryan Halsey, Cal Poly, in 1:22 in championship final... season summary, dec. over Tony Rolen, Oregon, 8-1 in second Civil War dual meet ... 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) was in his second season in the OSU lineup ... won 14 of his last 20 matches, scoring team bonus points 10 times; won 18 of his last 26 matches, scoring team bonus points 12 times ... has a 2-8 record against nationally-ranked wrestlers ... career, 49-38 with 6 pins, team bonus points in 28 percent of matches (24 of 87) ... this season, 24-13 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 43 percent of matches (16 of 37) ... at NCAA 10 Championships, unseeded, did not place, went 0-2 with 0 pins; pinned by Matt Herrington, Penn, 4:51 in first round; dec. by Andrew Roy, Rutgers, 9-4 in wrestleback first round ... at Pacific-10 Championships, seeded second, placed third, went 4-1 with 0 pins; major dec. over Matt Montero, Cal State-Bakersfield, 11-1 in preliminary round; tech. fall over Joe Brady, Cal Poly, 7:00 (17-2) in quarterfinals; dec. by No. 2 seed (11) Shane Webster, Oregon, 10-2 in semifinals; major dec. over Quinn Collett, PSU, 17-4 in wrestleback semifinals; dec. over No. 4 seed Chris Carlino, Cal State-Fullerton, 8-3 in third-place final ... season summary, dec. by (11) Shane Webster, Oregon, 5-4 in second Civil War dual ... 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) was in his first season in the OSU lineup ... won 9 of his last 14 matches and 12 of his last 17 ... out of lineup after Jan. 18 due to injury ... career and this season, 15-7 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 18 percent of matches (4 of 22) ... 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) was 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) ... 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) was in his fourth season in the OSU lineup ... won 9 of last 14 matches, scoring team bonus points 5 times ... had a record of 2-3 vs. nationally-ranked wrestlers ... this season, won 2 duals for OSU by winning last match of meet (California-Davis, Arizona State) ... career, 59-46 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 20 percent of matches (21 of 105) ... this season, 17-12 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 24 percent of matches (7 of 29) ... at Pacific-10 Championships, seeded first, placed fifth, went 3-3 with 1 pin; major dec. over Landon Seefeldt, Cal State-Fullerton, 8-0 in preliminary round; dec. over Randy Davidson, Portland State, 1-1 (OT) in quarterfinals; dec. by No. 4 seed K.C. Walsh, Boise State, 5-2 in semifinals; dec. by Landon Seefeldt, Cal State-Fullerton, 3-1 in wrestleback semifinals; pinned Randy Davidson, Portland State, 6:04 in fifth-place final; dec. by Landon Seefeldt, Cal State-Fullerton, 4-3 in true fourth-place match ... season summary, Jan. 31-Feb. 16, won 4 straight matches, including 2 against nationally-ranked wrestlers in overtime ... in final Civil War dual of career, pinned Elias Soto, Oregon, 3:56 ... dec. over (18) David Schenk, Cal Poly, 3-1 (OT) in dual meet ... 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) was 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) ... 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) ... 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) was in his first season in the OSU lineup ... tied for 25th on OSU's all-time list of career pins leaders; tied for 23rd on OSU's all-time list of single-season pins leaders ... won 16 of last 21 matches, including 8 pins; has won 20 of last 26 matches, including 11 pins ... 10 of his 13 pins this season came in first period ... has a record of 4-7 against nationally-ranked wrestlers ... career, 55-18 with 21 pins, team bonus points in 44 percent of matches (32 of 73) ... this season, 26-9 with 13 pins, team bonus points in 43 percent of matches (15 of 35) ... in final rankings, nationally, No. 11 AWN, No. 10 IM ... at NCAA 10 Championships, seeded 11th, did not place, went 0-2 with 0 pins; dec. by Carmelo Marrero, Rider, 16-12 in preliminary round; dec. by (18) Justin Staebler, Wisconsin, 3-0 in wrestleback preliminary round ... at Pacific-10 Championships, seeded third, placed third, went 3-1 with 2 pins; tech. fall over Shawn Ritzenthaler, Stanford, 3:53 (20-4) in quarterfinals; dec. by No. 2 seed (6) Boe Rushton, Boise State, 5-0 in semifinals; pinned Jason Paul, California-Davis, 1:32 in wrestleback semifinal; pinned No. 4 seed Dan Howe, Cal Poly, 2:32 in third-place final. ... season summary, in final Civil War dual of career, pinned Neil Phillips, Oregon, 0:49 ... 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) was 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) ... 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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