New Year, New Faces For OSU Wrestling

Jan. 5, 2005

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 7Oregon State at Oregon Wrestling Classic Duals;   Redmond, Ore.Oregon State vs. No. 9 NAIA Southern Oregon, 10:30 a.m.Oregon State vs. Portland State, 12:30 a.m.Oregon State vs. No. 1 DIII Augsburg, 4:30 p.m.SUNDAY, JANUARY 9Cal Poly at Oregon State; 1 p.m.

It's a new year, and Oregon State will have some new faces in the lineup when it wrestles four dual meets in three days this weekend. OSU will have 165-pounder Matt Ellis and 184-pounder Jeremy Larson back on the mat after they missed time due to injury.

On Friday, the Beavers (2-2 overall, 1-0 Pacific-10) head across the Cascades to the Oregon Wrestling Classic Duals, held at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond. Oregon State will go against Southern Oregon (2-1), ranked No. 9 nationally in the NAIA; Portland State (0-5, 0-3) in a Pac-10 dual; and Augsburg (2-0), ranked No. 1 nationally in NCAA Division III.

The OWC continues through Saturday. The tournament also includes the high school state dual meet championships, a youth tournament and a women's tournament.

On Sunday, OSU will then return home for the first time in nearly a month as the Beavers greet Cal Poly (0-3, 0-1) at Gill Coliseum. The start time for that Pac-10 dual is 1 p.m.

When those meets begin, Ellis - the defending Pacific-10 champion - will be wrestling for the first time this season and Larson will be wrestling for the first time since the Southern Oregon Best in the West tournament on Nov. 20. The Beavers have also had 149-pounder Orlando Perez, 157-pounder Tony Hook and heavyweight Ty Watterson miss meets due to injury this season.

'It's exciting,' OSU head coach Joe Wells said of the prospect of the Beavers finally putting their top lineup on the mat. 'We had quite a group this summer that stuck around and went to summer school and put in a lot of time and effort and really appreciated what they'd done, then not to see them out there takes a little bit of the edge off. But I think in many ways, any team goes through adversity, some ups-and-downs or setbacks or whatever you want to call it. Everybody understands that and everybody realizes it's part of being involved in college athletics.

'It's what you do about it when something happens to whoever is there. I think our guys have responded well. The attitude has been good, they've focused in on getting better. Some of the guys who haven't necessarily had that experience have relished the opportunity to jump up and get in there and have an opportunity to learn and get better and make it a tougher room. I think it's all good; it's just sometimes when it doesn't go according to plan it gets frustrating. But the guys are really doing a good job in terms of maintaining their composure and staying on task and doing what we're asking them to do.'

Despite not wrestling a match during the 2004-05 season, Ellis had remained in the Amateur Wrestling News and InterMat national rankings until this week. Wells doesn't see it taking long for the senior co-captain to get back up to speed.

'He's been wrestling quite a while and he's a pretty intense individual,' Wells said of Ellis. 'He's had quite a bit of live wrestling (in practice), so it's not like he's jumping in cold. There's a certain element to getting on top of your game and there's going to be a few matches, but I would assume that for him and a guy like Jeremy Larson, they're champing at the bit to get in there. They've been thinking about it, and they can't wait to get a hold of somebody. I think they'll make those adjustments pretty darn easily and pretty darn quickly.'

Not only will Ellis and Larson get a chance to wrestle this weekend, but the menu of four duals against competitors from a variety of levels will give quite a few Beavers the chance to get on the mat.

'That's what I really like about the Oregon Wrestling Classic, that we have a number of meets in one day so that allows us to take several people and spread out the opportunities to compete,' Wells said. 'It's close, and we get to see all the high school kids competing. Most of our recruiting base is right there, and we get to see a lot of these good kids in Oregon competing against each other. It's good to be there as a team and to compete and go out there and do a great job. It's an opportunity for us to see the talent and then to demonstrate what we're able to do against other teams.'

With Ellis falling from the national rankings this week, the only Beaver on the lists is heavyweight Ty Watterson, who is ranked No. 16 by AWN and No. 13 by IM.

Southern Oregon placed 13th at the Reno Tournament of Champions on Dec. 19; the Raiders' last dual was a 22-19 loss to Embry-Riddle on Dec. 18. SOU has five wrestlers in the latest NAIA national rankings, as 133-pounder Lee Ottow is No. 7 at that weight, 165-pounder Jimmy Crochowsky is No. 4, 174-pounder Josh Fitzgerald is No. 5, 184-pounder David O'Brien is No. 1 and 197-pounder Grant Thompson is No. 5.

Portland State wrestled three duals last week, losing 36-4 at Cal State-Bakersfield, 41-12 at Fresno State and 32-15 at Cal State-Fullerton.

Augsburg won the St. Cloud State Invitational on Dec. 11; the Auggies' last dual was a 32-9 win over Southwest Minnesota on Dec. 7. There are seven Augsburg wrestlers in the latest Division III national rankings, with 133-pounder Mark Matzek ranked No. 1 at that weight, 141-pounder Jamal Tidwell ranked No. 2, 157-pounder Marcus LeVesseur ranked No. 1, 165-pounder Ryan Valek ranked No. 3, 174-pounder Travis Birhanzi ranked No. 8, 197-pounder Justin Sorenson ranked No. 4 and heavyweight Mark Simmonds ranked No. 4.

Cal Poly last wrestled a dual against No. 1 Oklahoma State on Dec. 22, losing 32-9; the Mustangs will wrestle in the OWC before coming to Corvallis. CPU has three wrestlers in the national rankings, as 125-pounder Vic Moreno is ranked No. 6 by AWN and No. 7 by IM, 165-pounder Brody Barrios is ranked No. 19 by AWN, and 184-pounder Ryan Halsey is ranked No. 9 by AWN and No. 11 by IM.

OREGON STATE LINEUP: National rankings are Amateur Wrestling News, InterMat of January 4.

125-Eric Stevenson; so. (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS); 5-5 record with 1 pin133-Bobby Pfennigs, so. (Great Falls, Mont./Russell HS); 4-7 record with 0 pinsNo. 4 Pac-10or-Tim Norman, sr. (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS); 2-3 record with 0 pins141-Clint Leonard, fr. (Post Falls, Ida./Lakeland HS); 3-4 record with 1 pin149-Orlando Perez, jr. (Hermiston, Ore./Hermiston HS); 2-4 record with 0 pinsor-Louis Camarillo, so. (Salem, Ore./McNary HS); 1-1 record with 0 pins157-Tony Hook, so. (Sandpoint, Idaho/Sandpoint HS); 1-3 record with 0 pinsNo. 3 Pac-10or-Joel Gibson, sr. (Galdstone, Ore./Southern Oregon U.); 2-4 record with 0 pins165-Matt Ellis, jr. (Prosser, Wash./Prosser HS, Okla. St. U.); 0-0 record with 0 pinsNo. 1 Pac-10or-Anthony Weber, jr. (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS); 6-4 record with 0 pins174-Jeremy Larson, so. (Hermiston, Ore./Hermiston HS); 3-1 record with 0 pinsor-Steve Grayson, sr. (Bellevue, Wash./Newport HS); 3-6 record with 0 pins184-Dan Pitsch, so. (Tacoma, Wash./Spanaway Lk. HS); 8-6 record with 0 pinsNo. 4 Pac-10or-Neal Beaudry, fr. (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS); 0-0 record with 0 pins197-Travis Gardner, fr. (Portland, Ore./Parkrose HS); 5-5 record with 1 pinHWT-Ty Watterson, so. (Enumclaw, Wash./Enumclaw HS); 8-1 record with 1 pinsNo. 16 AWN, No. 13 IM; No. 2 Pac-10or-Jamie Rakevich, so. (Elma, Wash./Elma HS); 3-2 record with 0 pinsor-Adam Daniel, sr. (Milwaukie, Ore./Rex Putnam HS); 0-2 record with 0 pins

OREGON STATE ALL-TIME VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS: Oregon State has an all-time record of 31-2-1 against Southern Oregon in a dual meet series dating back to 1958, and the Beavers have won the last 11 meetings. Last season, OSU beat SOU 24-19 win at the Oregon Wrestling Classic Duals. The Raiders' last win was in 1988 by a 24-13 score in Ashland.

Oregon State has an all-time record of 75-11-4 against Portland State in a dual meet series dating back to 1948, and the Beavers have won the last 9 meetings. Last season, OSU beat PSU 49-0 in Portland. The Vikings' last win was in 1990 by a 21-16 score in Portland, and the teams tied in 1991 at 19-19 in Portland.

This will be the first-ever meeting between Oregon State and Augsburg.

Oregon State has an all-time record of 29-10-2 against Cal Poly in a dual meet series dating back to 1960, and the Beavers have won the last 12 meetings. Last season, OSU beat CPU 22-12 in San Luis Obispo. The Mustangs' last win was in 1989 by a 28-7 score in San Luis Obispo, and the teams tied in 1991 at 18-18 in San Luis Obispo.

OREGON STATE'S LATEST MEETS: Oregon State went on the road Dec. 19 to wrestle a pair of duals before taking its holiday break, losing at No. 14 Central Michigan 36-4 and beating Eastern Michigan 28-11.

Tony Hook got the only win for Oregon State as the Beavers were beaten by No. 14 Central Michigan 36-4. 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.

Oregon State won the final five matches to beat Eastern Michigan 28-11. Beaver 197-pounder Travis Gardner started the Beavers' dual-ending string of wins with a major decision. Ty Watterson then got a pin at heavyweight, 125-pounder Eric Stevenson won by injury default and 133-pounder Bobby Pfennigs and 141-pounder Clint Leonard earned decisions to wrap up the meet. With OSU trailing 11-6 in the team score, Gardner rolled up a 10-2 win over EMU's Tony Luyssiotis. Watterson, ranked 15th nationally by Amateur Wrestling News, then got his second pin of the season by flattening Charlie Walker in 2:36 and improved his record to 8-1. Weber, OSU's 165-pounder, took a 9-4 win over Ben Best. That and Orlando Perez's 7-5 decision of Jermain Thompson at 149 pounds to start the meet were the Beaver's only victories in the first five matches. At 184, OSU's 20th-ranked Dan Pitsch lost a 22-7 technical fall to Ed Magrys.

OREGON STATE HEAD COACH Joe Wells: Joe Wells, who is in his 13th 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 138-86-1 for a winning percentage of .616.

The Beavers were Pacific-10 Conference champions under Wells in 1994 and he has twice been named the conference's Coach of the Year. OSU has finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships 4 times in Wells' tenure, placing second in 1995, fourth in 1994, eighth in 1996 and tying for ninth in 1998.

Under Wells, OSU has had 2 national champions, 17 All-Americans and 22 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 THIRD IN ALL-TIME DUAL MEET WINS: OSU rates as one of the best dual meet teams in collegiate wrestling history. The Beavers were third in all-time dual meet wins among Division I schools going into the 2004-05 season. OSU currently has an all-time dual meet record of 872-278-24 and a .753 winning percentage.

OREGON STATE IN GILL COLISEUM: Oregon State has one of the finest homes in college wrestling, 10,400-seat Gill Coliseum. Now in their 49th season in Gill Coliseum, the Beavers have a home dual meet record of 362-71-5 in the arena for a winning percentage of .832. This season, OSU is 1-1 at home.

OSU moved its home wrestling meets into Gill Coliseum in 1956-57, when Dale Thomas became head coach. Since then, the arena has hosted conference championship meets 14 times, including 2002, and it was the site of the NCAA Championships in 1961 and 1980.

OREGON STATE WRESTLING HOMECOMING: Oregon State will celebrate its annual OSU Wrestling Homecoming later this season at a meet to be announced.. In last season's OSU Wrestling Homecoming, Oregon State beat Oregon 23-18 in front of 1,132 fans and legendary former OSU coach Dale Thomas. There were 25 former OSU wrestlers on hand; during their Oregon State careers, they accounted for 35 individual conference championships, 25 All-America finishes and 7 national championships.

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 AssociationPre	NRNov. 30	NRDec. 7	NRDec. 14	NRDec. 21	NRJan. 4	NRTony Hook, 157Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre (149)	15th	Pre	NRNov. 24	NRNov. 30	NR	Nov. 30 (149)	18thDec. 7	NR	Dec. 7	NRDec. 14	NR	Dec. 14	NRDec. 21	NR	Dec. 21	NRJan. 4	NR	Jan. 4	NRMatt Ellis, 165Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre	10th	Pre	11thNov. 24	13thNov. 30	13th	Nov. 30	13thDec. 7	13th	Dec. 7	14thDec. 14	13th	Dec. 14	14thDec. 21	13th	Dec. 21	14thJan. 4	NR	Jan. 4	NRDan Pitsch, 184Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre	16th	Pre	16thNov. 24	20thNov. 30	20th	Nov. 30	18thDec. 7	20th	Dec. 7	18thDec. 14	20th	Dec. 14	17thDec. 21	20th	Dec. 21	NRJan. 4	NR	Jan. 4	NRJamie Rakevich, HWTAm.Wr.News	InterMatPre	12th	Pre	13thNov. 24	10thNov. 30	11th	Nov. 30	NRDec. 7	NR	Dec. 7	NRDec. 14	NR	Dec. 14	NRDec. 21	NR	Dec. 21	NRJan. 4	NR	Jan. 4	NRTy Watterson, HWTAm.Wr.News	InterMatPre	NR	Pre	NRNov. 24	NRNov. 30	NR	Nov. 30	11thDec. 7	15th	Dec. 7	11thDec. 14	15th	Dec. 14	11thDec. 21	16th	Dec. 21	11thJan. 4	16th	Jan. 4	13th

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

TEAMDec. 23	7thBobby Pfennigs, 133Dec. 23	4thTony Hook, 157Dec. 23	3rdMatt Ellis, 165Dec. 23	1stDan Pitsch, 184Dec. 23	4thTy Watterson, HWTDec. 23	2nd

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. Records and results include only matches against wrestlers from NCAA and NAIA schools.

Eric Stevenson, 125 POUNDS: Sophomore Eric Stevenson (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) is in his second season in the OSU lineup ... career, 21-18 with 6 pins, team bonus points in 28 percent of matches (11 of 39) ... this season, 5-5 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 30 percent of matches (3 of 10) ... season summary, dec. by (13) Luke Smith, Central Michigan, 6-3 in dual meet ... pinned by (10) Matt Keller, Nebraska, 4:37 in dual meet .... dec. over Joey Lucas, Oregon, 7-6 in season's first Civil War dual meet ... at Las Vegas Classic,went 0-2 with 0 pins ... at Southern Oregon Best In The West, placed second, went 3-1 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

Tim Norman, 133 POUNDS: Senior Tim Norman (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) is in his third season in the OSU lineup ... career, 29-35 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 17 percent of matches (11 of 65) ... this season, 2-3 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 0 percent of matches (0 of 2) ... season summary, at Midlands Open, did not place; went 0-2 with 0 pins ... at Southern Oregon Best In The West, placed second, went 1-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

Bobby Pfennigs, 133 POUNDS: Sophomore Bobby Pfennigs (Great Falls, Mont./C.M. Russell HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup 2 losses have been in overtime ... in current rankings, in Pac-10, No. 4 ... career, 10-12 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 23 percent of matches (5 of 22) ... this season, 4-7 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 9 percent of matches (1 of 11) ... season summary, at Midlands Open, went 1-2 with 0 pins ... dec. by (20) Jason Borrelli, Central Michigan, 5-4 in dual meet ... dec. over Martin Mitchell, Oregon, 8-7 in season's first Civil War dual meet ... at Las Vegas Collegiate, went 0-2 with 0 pins ... at Southern Oregon Best In The West, placed third, went 1-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

Clint Leonard, 141 POUNDS: Freshman Clint Leonard (Post Falls, Ida./Lakeland HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... career and this season, 3-4 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 29 percent of matches (2 of 7) ... season summary, dec. by (3) Matt Murray, Nebraska, 7-3 in dual meet ... major dec. over Elliott Tracy, Oregon, 8-0 in season's first Civil War dual meet ... at Las Vegas Collegiate, went 1-2 with 1 pin.

Orlando Perez, 149 POUNDS: Junior Orlando Perez (Hermiston, Ore./Hermiston HS) is in his second season in the OSU lineup ... career, 13-20 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 18 percent of matches (6 of 33) ... this season, 3-5 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 0 percent of matches (0 of 8) ... season summary, dec. by (10) Mark DiSalvo, Central Michigan, 10-4 in dual meet ... at Las Vegas Collegiate, went 2-2 with 0 pins; including major dec. by (8) Eric Tannenbaum, Michigan, 16-3.

Tony Hook, 157 POUNDS: Junior Tony Hook (Sandpoint, Ida./Sandpoint HS) is in his third season in the OSU lineup ... in current rankings, in Pac-10, No. 3 ... career, 37-27 with 6 pins, team bonus points in 22 percent of matches (14 of 64) ... this season, 1-3 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 25 percent of matches (1 of 4) ... season summary, at Las Vegas Collegiate, went 0-2 with 0 pins; including dec. by (18) James Strouse, Hofstra, 3-1.

Joel Gibson, 157 POUNDS: Senior Joel Gibson (Gladstone, Ore./North Medford HS, Southwestern Oregon CC, Southern Oregon U.) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... career, 3-6 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 22 percent of matches (2 of 9) ... this season, 2-4 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 33 percent of matches (2 of 6) ... season summary, tech. fall by (10) B.J. Wright, Nebraska, 5:22 (20-5) in dual meet ... at Southern Oregon Best In The West, went 2-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year colleges.

Matt Ellis, 165 POUNDS: Senior Matt Ellis (Prosser, Wash./Prosser HS, Oklahoma State U.) is in his third season in the OSU lineup ... in current rankings, in Pac-10, No. 1 ... career, 47-19 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 29 percent of matches (19 of 65) ... this season, has not wrestled ... season summary, has not wrestled.

Anthony Weber, 165 POUNDS: Junior Anthony Weber (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) is in his second season in the OSU lineup ... 3 wins by major decision ... career, 13-18 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 13 percent of matches (4 of 31) ... this season, 6-4 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 30 percent of matches (3 of 10) ... season summary, major dec. by (2) David Bolyard, Central Michigan, 13-4 in dual meet ... major dec. by (7) Jacob Klein, Nebraska, 13-5 in dual meet ... major dec. over Scott Woods, Oregon, 14-4 in season's first Civil War dual meet ... at Las Vegas Collegiate, went 1-2 with 0 pins ... won first 4 matches of season ... at Southern Oregon Best In The West, went 3-0 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

Steve Grayson, 174 POUNDS: Senior Steve Grayson (Bellevue, Wash./Newport HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... career, 9-14 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 9 percent of matches (2 of 23) ... this season, 3-6 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 0 percent of matches (0 of 9) ... season summary, major dec. by (8) Mitch Hancock, Central Michigan, 14-4 in dual meet ... major dec. by (4) Shane Webster, Oregon, 16-7 in season's first Civil War dual meet ... at Las Vegas Collegiate, went 3-2 with 0 pins, including dec. over (18) Zachariah Doll, Pittsburgh.

Jeremy Larson, 174 POUNDS: Sophomore Jeremy Larson (Hermiston, Ore./Hermiston HS) is in his second season in the OSU lineup ... career, 8-12 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 5 percent of matches (1 of 20) ... this season, 3-1 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 0 percent of matches (0 of 4) ... season summary, at Southern Oregon Best In The West, placed third, went 3-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. by (4) Shane Webster, Oregon, 9-6.

Dan Pitsch, 184 POUNDS: Junior Dan Pitsch (Tacoma, Wash./Spanaway Lake HS) is in his third season in the OSU lineup ... 5 wins by major decision, including first 4 matches of season ... in current rankings, in Pac-10, No. 4 ... career, 43-25 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 35 percent of matches (24 of 68) ... this season, 8-6 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 43 percent of matches (6 of 14) ... season summary, dec. by (6) Travis Pascoe, Nebraska, 14-9 in dual meet ... major dec. over Chet McBee, Oregon, 13-2 in season's first Civil War dual meet ... at Las Vegas Collegiate, placed eighth, went 3-3 with 0 pins; including major dec. by (6) Matt Bell, Columbia, 10-1; dec. by (12) Ben Wissel, Purdue, 9-4; dec. by (13) Ryan Halsey, Cal Poly, 9-3 ... Nov. 20-Dec. 3, 5-match win streak, scoring team bonus points 5 times ... at Southern Oregon Best In The West, won championship, went 4-0 vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

Travis Gardner, 197 POUNDS: Freshman Travis Gardner (Portland, Ore./Parkrose HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... career and this season, 5-5 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 40 percent of matches (4 of 10) ... season summary, major dec. by (14) B.J. Padden, Nebraska, 22-11 in dual meet ... major dec. over Tony Rolen, Oregon, 14-3 in season's first Civil War dual meet ... at Las Vegas Collegiate, went 1-2 with 0 pins; including tech. fall by (8) Ryan Bader, Arizona State, 21-6 (time n/a) ... at Southern Oregon Best In The West, placed third, went 2-1 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

Jamie Rakevich, HEAVYWEIGHT: Sophomore Jamie Rakevich (Elma, Wash./Elma HS) is in his second season in the OSU lineup ... career and this season, 21-13 with 6 pins, team bonus points in 29 percent of matches (10 of 35) ... this season, 3-2 with 0 pins, team bonus points on 0 percent of matches (0 of 5) ... season summary, dec. by (18) Mitch Manstedt, Nebraska, 3-1 in exhibition ... dec. by (5, 197) Scott Barker, Oregon, 3-1 in season's first Civil War dual meet ... at Southern Oregon Best In The West, tied for championship, went 3-0 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

Ty Watterson, HEAVYWEIGHT: Sophomore Ty Watterson (Enumclaw, Wash./Enumclaw HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... in current rankings, in Pac-10, No. 2; nationally, No. 16 AWN, No. 13 IM ... career, 9-4 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 38 percent of matches (5 of 13) ... this season, 8-1 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 44 percent of matches (4 of 9) ... season summary, dec. by (9) Bill Stouffer, Central Michigan, 12-8 in dual meet ... Nov. 20-Dec. 11, 7-match winning streak, scoring team bonus points 3 times ... at Las Vegas Collegiate, placed sixth, went 3-0 with 0 pins; including dec. over (13) Clint Walbeck, Fresno State, 3-1 ... at Southern Oregon Best In TheWest, tied for championship, went 3-0 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

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