Beavers Take Look At Top 10 Lists

Feb. 2, 2005

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4Oregon State at No. 6 Oklahoma; 3 p.m. PSTSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5Oregon State at No. 1 Oklahoma State; 3 p.m. PST

Oregon State will get a look at the entries on several top 10 lists this weekend. The Beavers (9-6-1 overall, 4-2-1 Pacific-10) go on the road for non-league wrestling duals at No. 6 Oklahoma (12-4, 0-2 Big 12) on Friday and at No. 1 Oklahoma State (14-0, 2-0 Big 12) on Saturday. Their are four Sooners and six Cowboys ranked in the nation's top 10 in their weight class.

'These are two good teams,' Oregon State head coach Joe Wells said. 'Oklahoma has had a couple of kids in and out of the lineup, but they're a pretty salty team and they wrestled pretty well at the National Duals, and Oklahoma State won the National Duals.

'They're both two traditionally great teams, and we're going out there and getting some experience and taking it one match at a time. Two years ago we were ahead of them at the five-match break ... we've just got to go take one match at a time. We have nothing to lose and everything to learn, and we're looking forward to the trip. We just need to stay healthy; that's the key for us right now.'

Oregon State 165-pounder Matt Ellis and heavyweight Ty Watterson remained in this week's national rankings but found their way into some new positions. Ellis, who suffered his first two losses of the season last weekend, dropped out of the Amateur Wrestling News national rankings and slipped to 19th in the InterMat rankings. Watterson, who had a 10-meet win streak end on Saturday, moved up two spots to No. 13 in the AWN rankings and slipped three spots to No. 14 in the IM rankings.

Oklahoma lost its only meet last weekend, falling 30-6 at No. 3 Iowa State. The Sooners have eight wrestlers overall in the national rankings, with 125-pounder Sam Hazewinkel ranked No. 1 by both AWN and IM, 141-pounder Teyon Ware ranked No. 2 by both AWN and IM, 149-pounder Matt Storniolo ranked No. 4 by both AWN and IM, 157-pounder Charles Jones ranked No. 18 by AWN and No. 20 by IM, 174-pounder E.K. Waldhaus ranked No. 9 by AWN and No. 10 by IM, 184-pounder Justin Dyer ranked No. 15 by AWN and No. 14 by IM, 197-pounder Joel Flaggert ranked No. 15 by AWN and tied for No. 14 by IM, and heavyweight Jake Hager ranked No. 14th AWN and No. 13 by IM.

Oklahoma State took two road wins last weekend, beating No. 3 Iowa State 21-14 and No. 13 Northern Iowa 30-6. There are nine Cowboys in the national rankings, with 125-pounder Scott Coleman ranked No. 18 by both AWN and IM, 133-pounder Nathan Morgan ranked No. 10 by AWN and No. 8 by IM, 141-pounder Ronnie Delk ranked No. 20 by both AWN and IM, 149-pounder Zack Esposito ranked No. 1 by AWN and No. 2 by IM, 157-pounder Kevin Ward ranked No. 16 by both AWN and IM, 165-pounder Johny Hendricks ranked No. 3 by both AWN and IM, 174-pounder Chris Pendleton ranked No. 1 by both AWN and IM, 197-pounder Jake Rosholt ranked No. 1 by both AWN and IM, and heavyweight Steve Mocco ranked No. 1 by both AWN and IM.

OREGON STATE LINEUP: National rankings are Amateur Wrestling News, InterMat of February 1; Pacific-10 rankings are those of February 1.

125-Eric Stevenson; so. (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS); 12-10 record with 4 pins133-Bobby Pfennigs, so. (Great Falls, Mont./Russell HS); 13-10 record with 1 pinNo. 5 Pac-10141-Tim Norman, sr. (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS); 6-7 record with 0 pinsNo. 3 Pac-10149-Orlando Perez, jr. (Hermiston, Ore./Hermiston HS); 6-14 record with 1 pin157-Tony Hook, so. (Sandpoint, Idaho/Sandpoint HS); 8-7 record with 1 pinNo. 3 Pac-10165-Matt Ellis, jr. (Prosser, Wash./Prosser HS, Okla. St. U.); 7-2 record with 1 pinNo. 19 IM; No. 2 Pac-10or-Anthony Weber, jr. (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS); 8-6 record with 0 pins174-Jeremy Larson, so. (Hermiston, Ore./Hermiston HS); 10-5 record with 0 pinsNo. 4 Pac-10or-Neal Beaudry, fr. (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS); 3-1 record with 0 pins184-Dan Pitsch, so. (Tacoma, Wash./Spanaway Lake HS); 12-9 record with 0 pinsNo. 4 Pac-10197-Travis Gardner, fr. (Portland, Ore./Parkrose HS); 8-14 record with 2 pinsNo. 4 Pac-10Hwt-Ty Watterson, so. (Enumclaw, Wash./Enumclaw HS); 17-2 record with 4 pinsNo. 13 AWN, No. 14 IM; No. 2 Pac-10or-Jamie Rakevich, so. (Elma, Wash./Elma HS); 6-2 record with 0 pins

OREGON STATE ALL-TIME VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS: Oregon State has an all-time record of 4-12 against Oklahoma in a series dating back to 1967, and the Sooners have won the last 8 meetings. In the most recent dual in 2003, OU won 24-15 in Norman. Oregon State's latest win was in 1979 by a 20-15 score in Corvallis.

Oregon State has an all-time record of 0-18 against Oklahoma State in a series dating back to 1961. Last season, the Cowboys won 38-6 in Corvallis.

OREGON STATE'S LATEST MEETS: Oregon State had a rough weekend at home, taking a tie and a pair of losses in a trio of Pacific-10 home duals. On Jan. 28, the Beavers tied Stanford 18-18 and lost to Cal State-Fullerton 20-17; on Jan. 28, OSU lost to No. 16 Arizona State 29-9.

Against Stanford, Oregon State heavyweight Ty Watterson won his ninth straight match but Beaver 165-pounder Matt Ellis was beaten for the first time this season as OSU tied Stanford 18-18. OSU 197-pounder Travis Gardner won the finale 7-3 over Ian Bork to leave the dual in a deadlock. For the past several seasons, a list of tiebreaking criteria would have been used to determine a winning team; this season the rule reverted to calling it a draw if a dual meet ends in a tie and is not part of a dual meet tournament. Gardner nearly won it for the Beavers in the first period, scoring a 2-point near-fall but not quite turning Bork completely. By then, Bork had come within a few seconds of injury defaulting the match due to an ankle problem but he was able to return to the mat and finish the match. Watterson took an 11-5 decision over Shawn Ritzenthaler of the Cardinal, missing a major decision when Ritzenthaler managed a reversal with 15 seconds left in the match. Ellis was pinned by Stanford's Scott Loescher in 1:52 when a scramble ended with Ellis on his back; Loescher earned the fall without being awarded a takedown in what was a scoreless match at that point. OSU 157-pounder Tony Hook was beaten by top-ranked Matt Gentry, the defending national champion, in a 7-3 decision.

Against Cal State-Fullerton, Watterson ran his winning streak to 10 matches but the Beavers fell to Cal State-Fullerton 20-17. OSU suffered its first loss of the season in a conference dual. A crowd of 884 saw Titan 197-pounder Landon Seefeldt, ranked 10th nationally by Amateur Wrestling News and ninth by InterMat, beat OSU's Travis Gardner 12-4 in the night's final match to secure the win for CSUF. The Beavers had a 1-point loss by 149-pounder Orlando Perez, 3-2 to Jeff Silva. OSU also lost chances at additional team bonus points in several of the Beavers' victories, unable to turn decisions into major decisions or lock up a pin when the chance was there. Ellis bounced back for a 14-5 major decision over Shawn Reilly.

Against Arizona State, Watterson saw his winning streak end at 10 matches as the Beavers were beaten by 16th-ranked Arizona State 29-9. OSU got decisions from 174-pounder Jeremy Larson, 133-pounder Bobby Pfennigs and 141-pounder Tim Norman. Watterson lost an 11-7 decision to Cain Velasquez in a matchup of nationally ranked wrestlers. Watterson, now 17-2 this season, is ranked 15th by Amateur Wrestling News and 11th by InterMat, while Velasquez, now 24-3, is ranked sixth and fourth, respectively. Ellis, ranked No. 1 in the Pac-10, was upset by Patrick Pitsch, younger brother of Beaver 184-pounder Dan Pitsch. Patrick Pitsch scored the match's only takedown in the first period and made it stand up for a 3-2 decision. The Beavers narrowly missed a chance to grab the momentum in the first mtach when 149-pounder Orlando Perez, who entered the day with a 6-13 record, almost upset Patrick Williams, ranked 18th nationally by AWN and 10th by IM. Williams needed a takedown and two-point near-fall in the final 10 seconds to take a 12-8 decision; Perez had led 7-6 after two periods.

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 145-90-2 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 879-282-25 and a .752 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 363-73-6 in the arena for a winning percentage of .828. This season, OSU is 2-3-1 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.

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	NRJan. 11	NRJan. 18	NRJan. 25	NRFeb. 1	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	NRJan. 11	NR	Jan. 11	NRJan. 18	NR	Jan. 18	NRJan. 25	NR	Jan. 25	NRFeb. 1	NR	Feb. 1	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	NRJan. 11	14th	Jan. 11	15thJan. 18	14th	Jan. 18	14thJan. 25	14th	Jan. 25	14thFeb. 1	NR	Feb. 1	19thDan 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	NRJan. 11	NR	Jan. 11	NRJan. 18	NR	Jan. 18	NRJan. 25	NR	Jan. 25	NRFeb. 1	NR	Feb. 1	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	NRJan. 11	NR	Jan. 11	NRJan. 18	NR	Jan. 18	NRJan. 25	NR	Jan. 25	NRFeb. 1	NR	Feb. 1	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	13thJan. 11	15th	Jan. 11	11thJan. 18	15th	Jan. 18	11thJan. 25	15th	Jan. 25	11thFeb. 1	13th	Feb. 1	14th

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

TEAMDec. 23	7thJan. 4	7thJan. 11	5th tieJan. 18	6thJan. 25	2ndFeb. 1	2ndEric Stevenson, 125Dec. 23	NRJan. 4	NRJan. 11	NRJan. 18	NRJan. 25	3rdFeb. 1	NRBobby Pfennigs, 133Dec. 23	4thJan. 4	4thJan. 11	5thJan. 18	5thJan. 25	5thFeb. 1	5thTim Norman, 141Dec. 23	NRJan. 4	NRJan. 11	NRJan. 18	NRJan. 25	3rdFeb. 1	3rdOrlando Perez, 149Dec. 23	NRJan. 4	NRJan. 11	5thJan. 18	6thJan. 25	NRFeb. 1	NRTony Hook, 157Dec. 23	3rdJan. 4	3rdJan. 11	3rdJan. 18	3rdJan. 25	3rdFeb. 1	3rdMatt Ellis, 165Dec. 23	1stJan. 4	1stJan. 11	1stJan. 18	1stJan. 25	1stFeb. 1	2ndJeremy Larson, 174Dec. 23	NRJan. 4	NRJan. 11	6thJan. 18	6thJan. 25	6thFeb. 1	4thDan Pitsch, 184Dec. 23	4thJan. 4	4thJan. 11	4thJan. 18	4thJan. 25	4thFeb. 1	4thTravis Gardner, 197Dec. 23	NRJan. 4	NRJan. 11	NRJan. 18	NRJan. 25	NRFeb. 1	4thTy Watterson, HWTDec. 23	2ndJan. 4	2ndJan. 11	2ndJan. 18	2ndJan. 25	2ndFeb. 1	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, 28-23 with 9 pins, team bonus points in 29 percent of matches (15 of 51) ... this season, 12-10 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 32 percent of matches (7 of 22) ... season summary, pinned by (11) Jeremy Mendoza, Arizona State, 3:33 in dual meet ... major dec. by (19) Jesse Miramontes, Cal State-Fullerton, 17-6 in dual meet ... Dec. 19-Jan. 22, won 8 of 10 matches, including 3 pins ... dec. over (10) Efren Ceballos, Cal State-Bakersfield, 8-2 in dual meet ... pinned (7 NAIA) Richard Byrd, Embry-Riddle, 6:38 in dual meet ... weekend of Jan. 7-Jan. 9, won 3 of 4 matches with 2 pins, 1 technical fall ... 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.

Bobby Pfennigs, 133 POUNDS: Sophomore Bobby Pfennigs (Great Falls, Mont./C.M. Russell HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... has won 8 of last 9 matches ... in current rankings, in Pac-10, No. 5 ... career, 19-15 with 5 pins, team bonus points in 29 percent of matches (10 of 34) ... this season, 13-10 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 26 percent of matches (6 of 23) ... season summary, pinned by (4) Matt Sanchez, Cal State-Bakersfield, 1:31 in dual meet ... Jan. 9-Jan. 21, 5-match win streak, scoring team bonus points 3 times ... dec. by (1 DIII) Mark Matzek, Augsburg, 2-0 in dual meet ... 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.

Tim Norman, 141 POUNDS: Senior Tim Norman (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) is in his third season in the OSU lineup ... began season at 133 pounds ... has won 3 of last 4 matches ... in current rankings, in Pac-10, No. 3 ... career, 33-39 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 15 percent of matches (11 of 73) ... this season, 6-7 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 0 percent of matches (0 of 10) ... season summary, dec. by (6 NAIA) Gordo Villaescusca, Embry-Riddle, 7-5 in dual meet ... moved up to 141 pounds Jan. 14 ... 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.

Orlando Perez, 149 POUNDS: Junior Orlando Perez (Hermiston, Ore./Hermiston HS) is in his second season in the OSU lineup ... career, 16-29 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 16 percent of matches (7 of 45) ... this season, 6-14 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 5 percent of matches (1 of 20) ... season summary, dec. by (8) Patrick Williams, Arizona State, 12-8 in dual meet ... dec. by (1 NAIA) Tyler Moran, Embry-Riddle, 4-1 in dual meet ... 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 ... has won 6 of last 9 matches, scoring team bonus points 4 times ... in current rankings, in Pac-10, No. 3 ... career, 44-31 with 7 pins, team bonus points in 24 percent of matches (18 of 75) ... this season, 8-7 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 33 percent of matches (5 of 15) ... season summary, major dec. by (14) Brian Stith, Arizona State, 11-2 in dual meet ... dec. by (1) Matt Gentry, Stanford, 7-4 in dual meet ... dec. by (14) Jim Medeiros, Fresno State, 2-0 in dual meet ... dec. by (1 DIII) Marcus LeVesseur, Augsburg, 8-3 in dual meet ... out of lineup from Dec. 3-Dec. 19 due to injury ... 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, 3-7 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 20 percent of matches (2 of 10) ... this season, 2-5 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 29 percent of matches (2 of 7) ... 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 ... 3 wins this season over nationally ranked opponents ... in current rankings, nationally, No. 19 IM; in Pac-10, No. 2 ... career, 54-21 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 28 percent of matches (21 of 75) ... this season, 7-2 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 22 percent of matches (2 of 9) ... season summary, Jan. 7-Jan. 22, won first 6 matches of season ... dec. over (15) Christian Arellano, Cal State-Bakersfield, 7-5 (OT) in dual meet ... dec. over (18) Shane Seibert, Fresno State, 3-1 in dual meet ... dec. over (19) Brody Barrios, Cal Poly, 6-2 in dual meet ... did not wrestle until Jan. 7 due to injury.

Anthony Weber, 165 POUNDS: Junior Anthony Weber (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) is in his second season in the OSU lineup ... career, 15-20 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 14 percent of matches (5 of 35) ... this season, 8-6 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 29 percent of matches (4 of 14) ... season summary, dec. by (3 DIII) Ryan Valek, Augsburg, 2-0 ... dec. by (4 NAIA) Jimmy Grochowsky, Southern Oregon, 9-7 ... 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.

Jeremy Larson, 174 POUNDS: Sophomore Jeremy Larson (Hermiston, Ore./Hermiston HS) is in his second season in the OSU lineup ... has won 9 of last 13 matches ... in current rankings, in Pac-10, No. 4 ... career, 15-16 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 6 percent of matches (2 of 31) ... this season, 10-5 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 7 percent of matches (1 of 15) ... season summary, dec. over (1 NAIA) David Rivera, Embry-Riddle, 7-2 in dual meet ... Nov. 20-Jan. 14, 6-match win streak ... dec. over (8 DIII) Travis Birnhazl, Augsburg, 4-3 (OT) in dual meet ... dec. over (5 NAIA) Josh Fitzgerald, Southern Oregon, 3-1 in dual meet ... out of lineup from Nov. 20-Jan. 9 due to injury ... 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.

Steve Grayson, 174/184 POUNDS: Senior Steve Grayson (Bellevue, Wash./Newport HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... career, 10-16 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 12 percent of matches (3 of 26) ... this season, 4-8 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 8 percent of matches (1 of 12) ... season summary, tech. fall by (9) Ryan Halsey, Cal Poly, 17-2 (3:56) in dual meet ... moved up to 184 pounds during Oregon Wrestling Classic Duals on Jan. 9 ... 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.

Dan Pitsch, 184 POUNDS: Junior Dan Pitsch (Tacoma, Wash./Spanaway Lake HS) is in his third season in the OSU lineup ... has won 4 of 6 matches since returning to lineup after injury ... in current rankings, in Pac-10, No. 4 ... career, 47-28 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 32 percent of matches (24 of 75) ... this season, 12-9 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 29 percent of matches (6 of 21) ... season summary, pinned by (11) C.B. Dollaway, Arizona State, 2:21 in dual meet ... out of lineup from Jan. 7-Jan. 21 due to injury ... inj. def. to (1 NAIA) David O'Brien, Southern Oregon, in dual meet ... 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; won first 4 matches of season by major decision ... 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 ... in current rankings, in Pac-10, No. 4 ... career and this season, 8-14 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 23 percent of matches (5 of 22) ... season summary, major dec. by (8) Ryan Bader, Arizona State, 13-2 in dual meet ... dec. by (10) Landon Seefeldt, Cal State-Fullerton, 12-4 in dual meet ... dec. by (8) Marcio Botelho, Fresno State 7-3 in dual meet ... dec. by (5 NAIA) Jaime Hernandez, Embry-Riddle, 6-4 in dual meet ... major dec. by (4 DIII) Justin Sorensen, Augsburg, 13-3 in dual meet ... dec. by (5 NAIA) Grant Thompson, Southern Oregon, 7-3 in dual meet ... 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.

Ty Watterson, HEAVYWEIGHT: Sophomore Ty Watterson (Enumclaw, Wash./Enumclaw HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... has won 10 of last 11 matches, with 2 pins and 5 shutouts ... in current rankings, nationally, No. 13 AWN, No. 14 IM; in Pac-10, No. 2 ... career, 18-5 with 5 pins, team bonus points in 43 percent of matches (10 of 23) ... this season, 17-2 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 47 percent of matches (9 of 19) ... season summary, dec. by (6) Cain Velasquez, Arizona State, 11-7 in dual meet ... Dec. 19-Jan. 28, 10-match win streak, scoring team bonus points 6 times ... Dec. 19-Jan. 21, won 7 straight matches by pin or shutout ... dec. over (14) Clint Walbeck, Fresno State, 4-0 in dual meet ... 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.

Jamie Rakevich, HEAVYWEIGHT: Sophomore Jamie Rakevich (Elma, Wash./Elma HS) is in his second season in the OSU lineup ... has won 3 straight matches ... career and this season, 24-13 with 6 pins, team bonus points in 32 percent of matches (12 of 37) ... this season, 6-2 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 25 percent of matches (2 of 8) ... season summary, major dec. over (3 NAIA) Robert Charlton, Embry-Riddle, 14-6 in dual meet ... 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.

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