2006 Pac-10 Wrestling Season Wrap-Up

March 29, 2006

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ARIZONA STATE won its third Pac-10 Championship in the last four years. The Sun Devils won the title with a score of 118.0 topping Cal Poly, who finished second with a total of 115.5 points. The Pac-10 sent 39 wrestlers to the NCAA Championships.

BOISE STATE senior Ben Cherrington was named Pac-10 Wrestler of the Year and claimed first place at the NCAA Championships at 157 pounds. Arizona State head coach Thom Ortiz earned Pac-10 Coach of the Year honors for the third time in four years. Tyler Sherfey of BOISE STATE was named Freshman/Newcomer of the Year. He became the second Freshman/Newcomer of the Year from Boise State since its inception into Pac-10 wrestling in 2000.

2006 PAC-10 CONFERENCE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS (47th Annual)
February 26-27, 2005 - Stanford, Calif. (Stanford)
1. Arizona State 118.0
2. Cal Poly 115.5
3. Boise State 97.0
4. Oregon State 93.0
5. CS Bakersfield 85.0
6. UC Davis 78.5
7. Stanford 54.5
8. Oregon 49.0
9. CS Fullerton 41.5
10. Portland State 1.0

INDIVIDUAL SCORES
125 Pounds
Championship
Chad Mendez (Cal Poly) def. Tanner Gardner (STAN)

Third Place
Jeremy Mendoza (ASU) def. Eric Stevenson (OSU)

133 Pounds
Championship
Scott Jorgensen (BSU) def. Tommy Vargas (CSUB)

Third Place
Darrell Vasquez (CP SLO) def. Omar Gaitan (UCD)

141 Pounds
Championship
Derek Moore (UCD) def. Dave Roberts (CP SLO)

Third Place
Kyle Larson (OSU) def. Teddy Astorga (CSUF)

149 Pounds
Championship
Anthony Baza (CSUB) def. Tyler Sherfey (BSU)

Third Place
Jeff Owens (Cal Poly) def. Mogran Atkinson (CSUF)

157 Pounds
Championship
Ben Cherrington (BSU) def. Brian Stith (ASU)

Third Place
Tony Hook (OSU) def. Scott Loescher (STAN)

165 Pounds
Championship
Patrick Pitsch (ASU) def. Brian Busby (CSUB)

Third Place
Ray Blake (STAN) def. Johnny Nunez (BSU)

174 Pounds
Championship
Ken Cook (UCD) def. Jeremy Larson (OSU)

Third Place
Christian Arellano (CSUB) def. Nick Hernandez (CP SLO)

184 Pounds
Championship
Shane Webster (ORE) def. C.B. Dollaway (ASU)

Third Place
Jesse Taylor (CSUF) def. Tyler Bernacchi (UCD)

197 Pounds
Championship
Ryan Bader (ASU) def. Matt Monteiro (CP SLO)

Third Place
Casey Phelps (BSU) def. Dan Pitsch (OSU)

285 Pounds
Championship
Cain Velasquez (ASU) def. Ty Watterson (OSU)

Third Place
Andy Patrick (BSU) def. Eric Parker (CSUB)

WRESTLER OF THE YEAR: Ben Cherrington, BSU
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Tyler Sherfey, BSU
COACH OF THE YEAR: Thom Ortiz, ASU

NCAA WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS (76th annual)
March 16-18, 2006 - Oklahoma City, Okla. (University of Oklahoma)

Team Results
(Top-10 and Pac-10 teams)
1. Oklahoma State 122.5
2. Minnesota 84.0
3. Oklahoma 80.5
4. Iow 70.0
5. Cornell 62.0
6. ARIZONA STATE 61.5
7. Michigan 57.5
8. Edinboro 56.0
9. Lehigh 53.5
9. Penn State 53.5
22. OREGON 33.0
23. CAL POLY 32.0
24. BOISE STATE 31.5
37. STANFORD 8.5
40. UC DAVIS 7.0
41. FULLERTON 6.5
41. OREGON STATE 6.5
47. BAKERSFIELD 4.5

INDIVIDUAL SCORERS
(Individual Champions and Pac-10 Scorers)

125 Pounds
1. Joe Dubuque, Indiana
6. Chad Mendes, Cal Poly
8. Tanner Gardner, Stanford

133 Pounds
1. Matthew Valenti, Penn

141 Pounds
1. Nate Gillick, Iowa State

149 Pounds
1. Dustin Schlatter, Minnesota

157 Pounds
1. Ben Cherrington, Boise State
2. Brian Stith, Arizona State

165 Pounds
1. Johnny Hendricks, Oklahoma State
5. Joey Bracamonte, Oregon

174 Pounds
1. Ben Askren, Missouri

184 Pounds
1. Shane Webster, Oregon
5. C.B. Dolloway, Arizona State

197 Pounds
1. Jake Rosholt, Oklahoma State
7. Ryan Bader, Arizona State

Heavyweight
1. Cole Konrad, Minnesota
4. Cain Velasquez, Arizona State

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