Stanford Hosts Pac-10 Wrestling Championship

Feb. 21, 2006

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PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 47th Pacific-10 Conference Wrestling Championships will take place Sunday, February 26, and Monday, February 27, at Maples Pavilion on the campus of Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. The two-day tournament is divided into four sessions, culminating with the championship finals matches Monday evening. First-round action begins at at 11 a.m. PT on Sunday morning. Championship finals begin at 6 p.m. PT Monday night. Following is the tournament schedule.

Sunday, February 26
11 a.m. - Session I (Pigtails & Quarterfinals)
6 p.m. - Session II (Semifinals & Consolations)

Monday, February 27
11 a.m. - Session III (Consolation Semifinals, Finals - Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth-Place matches)
5:30 - Parade of Champions, Maples Pavilion
6 p.m. - Session IV (Championship Finals)

TOURNAMENT FIELD
There will be 10 institutions competing for the Conference Championship: ARIZONA STATE, BOISE STATE, UC DAVIS, CAL POLY, CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD, CAL STATE FULLERTON, OREGON, OREGON STATE, PORTLAND STATE and STANFORD.

MAPLES PAVILION
The facility seats 7,233 people with all being available, if needed. Seating for the Pac-10 Championships is general admission only.

MEDIA SERVICES
Jessica Raber, Media Relations Director at Stanford, will coordinate the media for the 2006 Pac-10 Championship. All requests for press credentials should be directed to Jessica at (650) 723-4418 or at jraber@stanford.edu. All Pac-10 Championship results will be updated daily on the Stanford Athletics' web page, www.gostanford.com.

TICKETS
Single session tickets are $10 per adult and $6 for juniors (grade school and high school students) and seniors. All sessions passes are priced at $30 for adults and $20 for students and seniors. For more information, contact the Stanford ticket office at (650) 723-1021 or (800) 782-6367, or online at http://gostanford.collegesports.com/tickets/tickets-body.html. Tickets also will be available at the ticket booths of Maples Pavilion at the start of each session.

AT STAKE
In addition to the Pac-10 championship, at stake are 40 individual berths to the NCAA Championships which will take place March 16-18 at Downtown Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla.

INTERVIEWS
There will be a press conference at Maples Pavilion in the Media Room on Saturday, February 25 from 1-1:50 p.m. During the Championships, requested student-athletes and coaches will be escorted to a designated media area shortly after the conclusion of an event. At this time they may be asked to to grant interviews to members of the media.

NCAA RANKINGS
Following is the InterMat Wrestling Top 25 and the individual Pac-10 wrestlers (top 20) who are currently ranked in their respective weight classes (included in each category is the top individual in the country):

INTERMAT TOP-25 POLL (Feb. 21)

1. Minnesota
2. Michigan
3. Oklahoma State
4. Central Michigan
5. Nebraska
6. Iowa State
7. Missouri
8. Penn State
9. Illinois
10. Oklahoma
11. Iowa
12. ARIZONA STATE
13. Northwestern
14. Cornell
15. Lehigh
16. Edinboro
17. Indiana
18. Michigan State
19. Wisconsin
20. Navy
21. Hofstra
22. Penn
23. CAL POLY
24. Northern Illinois
25. Kent State

RV: OREGON STATE

PAC-10 INDIVIDUAL NATIONAL RANKINGS

125
1. Joseph Dubuque, Indiana
6. JEREMY MENDOZA, ARIZONA STATE
11. TANNER GARDNER, STANFORD
13. CHAD MENDES, CAL POLY

133
1. Shawn Bunch, Edinboro
5. DARRELL VASQUEZ, CAL POLY
15. SCOTT JORGENSEN, BOISE STATE
17. TOMMY VARGAS, CS BAKERSFIELD

141
1. Nate Gallick, Iowa State
9. DEREK MOORE, UC DAVIS

149
1. Dustin Schlatter, Minnesota
20. ANTHONY BAZA, CS BAKERSFIELD

157

1. Alex Tirapelle, Illinois
9. BRIAN STITH, ARIZONA STATE
10. BEN CHERRINGTON, BOISE STATE
16. TONY HOOK, OREGON STATE

165
1. Ryan Churella, Michigan
10. JOEY BRACAMONTE, OREGON
11. PATRICK PITSCH, ARIZONA STATE
13. RAY BLAKE, STANFORD

174
1. Ben Askren, Missouri
6. KEN COOK, UC DAVIS
19. JEREMY LARSON, OREGON STATE

184
1. Josh Glenn, American
4. SHANE WEBSTER, OREGON
11. C.B. DOLLAWAY, ARIZONA STATE
12. RYAN HALSEY, CAL POLY

197
1. Wynn Michalak, Central Michigan
9. RYAN BADER, ARIZONA STATE
11. CASEY PHELPS, BOISE STATE
14. MATT MONTIERO, CAL POLY

285
1. Cole Konrad, Minnesota
4. CAIN VELASQUEZ, ARIZONA STATE
17. TY WATTERSON, OREGON STATE

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