Boise State, UC Davis Wrestlers Earn Three Consolation Titles

Feb. 28, 2005

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Boise State and UC Davis each earned threeconsolation titles at the 2005 Pacific-10 Conference Wrestling Championshipson Monday at Cal Poly¹s Mott Gym.

The trio from Boise State are 125-pounder Andrew Hochstrasser, 197-pounderCasey Phelps and 285-pounder Eric Smith.

UC Davis¹ three consolation champions are 133-pounder Derek Moore,141-pounder Jeff Bristol and 184-pounder Brandon Bear.

The other four consolation champions are from four different schools. Theyare 149-pounder Anthony Baza of Cal State Bakersfield, 157-pounder Tony Hookof Oregon State, 165-pounder Pat Pitsch of Arizona State and 174-pounderImad Kharbush of Stanford.

The championship finals are slated for 6 p.m. Monday. Top three finishers ineach of the 10 weight classes qualify for the NCAA Division I NationalChampionships, set for March 17-19 in St. Louis, MO. An additional 10 wildcards will be selected following the championship finals.

Arizona State has four finalists and leads the team standings with 102.Boise State is second with 91 points, followed by UC Davis with 82. Oregonhas three finalists while Cal Poly, Cal State Bakersfield, Boise State, CalState Fullerton and Portland State each has two finalists. UC Davis has one.All 10 schools competing in the championship have at least one finalist.

Nine of the 10 top seeds qualified for the championship finals.

Consolation Bracket

Matches for Third and Fourth Place (Monday, 1 p.m. PST)
125 - 2 Andrew Hochstrasser (Boise State) by forfeit over 4 Jeremy Mendoza (Arizona State)
133 - 3 Derek Moore (UC Davis) dec. Chad Mendes (Cal Poly) 11-7
141 - Jeff Bristol (UC Davis) dec. 3 Tim Norman (Oregon State) 3-2
149 - 5 Anthony Baza (Cal State Bakersfield) dec. 3 Jeff Owens (Cal Poly) 3-2
157 - 3 Tony Hook (Oregon State) maj. dec. 4 Brian Busby (Cal State Bakersfield) 16-5
165 - 6 Pat Pitsch (Arizona State) dec. 4 Brody Barrios (Cal Poly) 2-1 (Pitsch 1:17 RT)
174 - 3 Imad Kharbush (Stanford) dec. 1 Ron Silva (UC Davis) 12-5
184 - 4 Brandon Bear (UC Davis) dec. 5 Dan Pitsch (Oregon State) 10-4
197 - 5 Casey Phelps (Boise State) vs. 4 Landon Seefeldt (Cal State Fullerton) 3-2
285 - 3 Eric Smith (Boise State) dec. 2 Ty Watterson (Oregon State) 6-5

Matches for Fifth and Sixth Place (Monday, 1 p.m. PST)
125 - 6 Nathan Peterson (Stanford) dec. Eric Stevenson (Oregon State) 10-3
133 - 6 Martin Mitchell (Oregon) dec. John Espinoza (Arizona State) 5-3
141 - 4 Roberto Vargas (Cal State Bakersfield) dec. 5 Skyler Woods (Oregon) 6-3
149 - 2 Patrick Williams (Arizona State) maj. dec. 4 Daniel Murphree (UC Davis) 14-6
157 - 6 Lex Case (Boise State) wins by injury default over 5 Morgan Atkinson (Cal State Fullerton)
165 - 5 Frank Richmond (UC Davis) maj. dec. Russell Brunson (Boise State) 11-3
174 - 6 Rick Renzi (Arizona State) dec. 5 Chet McBee (Oregon) 5-3
184 - 3 Ryan Halsey (Cal Poly) dec. 6 Ryan Hagen (Stanford) 4-3
197 - 3 Ralph Garcia (Cal Poly) dec. Reed Shelger (UC Davis) 3-2
285 - 5 Cody Parker (Oregon) pinned 4 Eric Parker (Cal State Bakersfield) 1:16

Team scores:
1. Arizona State 102, 2. Boise State 91, 3. UC Davis 82, 4. Oregon 81, 5.Cal Poly 79, 6. Oregon State 74, 7. Cal State Bakersfield 67, 8. (tie) CalState Fullerton and Stanford 48.5, 10. Portland State 26.

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