2005 Pac-10 Wrestling Season Wrap-Up

April 7, 2005

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ARIZONA STATE won its second Pac-10 Championship in the last three years. The Sun Devils won the title with a score of 106.0 topping last year's Pac-10 Champion, Boise State, which finished second with a total of 93.0 points. The Pac-10 sent 40 wrestlers to the NCAA Championships.

ARIZONA STATE junior Cain Valesquez was named Pac-10 Wrestler of the Year and claimed fifth place at the NCAA Championships and Arizona State head coach Thom Ortiz earned Pac-10 Coach of the Year honors for the second time in three years. Andrew Hochstrasser of BOISE STATE was named Freshman/Newcomer of the Year. He became the first Freshman/Newcomer of the Year from Boise State since its inception into Pac-10 wrestling in 2000.

Team Results

1. Arizona State 106.0
2. Boise State 93.0
3. Oregon 88.0
4. UC Davis 82.0
5. Cal Poly 81.0
5. Oregon State 74.0
7. CS Bakersfield 67.0
8. CS Fullerton 52.5
9. Stanford 48.5
10. Portland State 26.0

Individual Scores

125 Pounds
Championship
Vic Moreno (Cal Poly) def. Efren Ceballos (CSUB)

Third Place
Andrew Hochstrasser (BSU) def. Jeremy Mendoza (ASU)

133 Pounds
Championship

Scott Jorgensen (BSU) def. Matt Sanchez (CSUB)

Third Place
Derek Moore (UCD) def. Chad Mendes (Cal Poly)

141 Pounds
Championship

Juan Mora (CSUF) def. Steve Esparza (Cal Poly)

Third Place
Jeff Briston (UCD) def. Tim Norman (OSU)

149 Pounds
Championship

Ben Cherrington (BSU) def. Eddie Dahlen (PSU)

Third Place
Anthony Baza (CSUB) def. Jeff Owens (Cal Poly)

157 Pounds
Championship

Brian Stith (ASU) def. Matt Gentry (STAN)

Third Place
Tony Hook (OSU) def. Brian Busby (CSUB)

165 Pounds
Championship

Joey Bracamonte (ORE) def. Matt Ellis (OSU)

Third Place
Pat Pitsch (ASU) def. Brody Barrios (Cal Poly)

174 Pounds
Championship

Leonel Sanchez (CSUF) def. Jeremy Larson (OSU)

Third Place
Imad Kharbush (STAN) def. Ron Silva (UCD)

184 Pounds
Championship

Shane Webster (ORE) def. CB Dollaway (ASU)

Third Place
Brandon Bear (UCD) def. Dan Pitsch (OSU)

197 Pounds
Championship

Scott Barker (ORE) def. Ryan Bader (ASU)

Third Place
Casey Phelps (BSU) def. Landon Seefeldt (CSUF)

285 Pounds
Championship

Cain Velasquez (ASU) def. Allen Kennett (PSU)

Third Place
Eric Smith (BSU) def. Ty Watterson (OSU)

PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS
WRESTLER OF THE YEAR:
Cain Velasquez, ASU
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Andrew Hochstrasser, BSU
COACH OF THE YEAR: Thom Ortiz, ASU

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS (42nd annual)
St. Louis, Mo.

Team Results
(Top-10 and Pac-10 teams)

1. Oklahoma State 153.0
2. Michigan 83.0
3. Oklahoma 77.5
3. Cornell 76.5
5. Minnesota 72.5
6. Illinois 70.5
7. Iowa 66.0
8. Lehigh 58.5
9. Indiana 57.0
10. Iowa State 57.0
13. ARIZONA STATE 39.5
22. BAKERSFIELD 27.0
25. CAL POLY 22.0
33. BOISE STATE 12.0
37. STANFORD 10.0
39. OREGON STATE 8.5
42. OREGON 7.0
52. FULLERTON 4.0
59. PORTLAND ST. 3.0
60. UC DAVIS 2.5

INDIVIDUAL SCORERS
(Individual Champions and Pac-10 Scorers)

125 Pounds
1. Joe Dubuque, Indiana
5. Efren Ceballos, CSUB
6. Vic Moreno, Cal Poly

133 Pounds
1. Travis Lee, Cornell
5. Matt Sanchez, CSUB

141 Pounds
1. Teyon Ware, Oklahoma

149 Pounds
1. Zach Esposito, Oklahoma State

157 Pounds
1. Ryan Bertin, Michigan
6. Brian Stith, ASU

165 Pounds
1. Johny Hendricks, Oklahoma State

174 Pounds
1. Chris Pendleton, Oklahoma State

184 Pounds
1. Greg Jones, West Virginia

197 Pounds
1. Jake Rosholt, Oklahoma State

Heavy weight
1. Steve Mocco, Oklahoma State
5. Cain Velasquez, ASU

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