Beavers Lose At No. 14 Central Michigan
Dec. 19, 2004
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Tony Hook got the only win for Oregon State as the Beavers were beaten by No. 14 Central Michigan 36-4 in a non-league wrestling dual meet Sunday afternoon. The dual was the first of two on Sunday for OSU (1-2 overall, 1-0 Pacific-10), which wrestles at Eastern Michigan on Sunday evening.
Against CMU (2-0), Hook returned to the lineup for the first time since being hurt at the Las Vegas Collegiate on Dec. 3. Against Eric Neil, Hook tok a 20-7 major decision for his first victory of the season.
The afternoon's only battle of nationally ranked wrestlers came at heavyweight. Oregon State's Ty Watterson, ranked ninth by Amateur Wrestling News, was beaten by ninth-ranked Bill Stouffer of Central Michigan 12-8. It was Watterson's first loss of the season after seven straight wins.
OSU's other nationally ranked wrestler, 20th-ranked 184-pounder Dan Pitsch, was knocked of by the Chippewa's unranked Russ Vanderheyden. Vanderheyden pinned Pitsch in 3:52, dropping Pitsch's record to 8-5 this season.
Beaver 133-pounder Bobby Pfennigs came close to posting an upset of his own. Pfennigs pushed 20th-ranked Jason Borrelli of Central Michigan before losing a 5-4 decision.
NO. 14 CENTRAL MICHIGAN 36, OREGON STATE 4
125 - (13) Luke Smith, CMU, dec. Eric Stevenson, OSU, 6-3. 133 - (20) Jason Borrelli, CMU, dec. Bobby Pfennigs, OSU, 5-4. 141 - Brandon Carter, CMU, major dec. Clint Leonard, OSU, 8-0. 149 - (10) Mark DiSalvo, CMU, dec. Orlando Perez, OSU, 10-4. 157 - Tony Hook, OSU, major dec. Eric Neil, CMU, 20-7. 165 - (2) David Bolyard, CMU, major dec. Anthony Weber, OSU, 13-4. 174 - (8) Mitch Hancock, CMU, major dec. Steve Grayson, OSU, 14-4. 184 - Russ Vanderheyden, CMU, pinned (20) Dan Pitsch, OSU, 3:52. 197 - Wynn Michalak, CMU, pinned Travis Gardner, OSU, 0:56. HWT - (9) Bill Stouffer, CMU, dec. (15) Ty Watterson, OSU, 12-8.