Beavers Come up Short against No. 5 Missouri

Dec. 14, 2008

Corvallis, Ore. - Senior No. 20 Heinrich Barnes (Pretoria, South Africa) improved to 11-1 on the season at 149 pounds with the only fall of the meet, his second of the season, but Oregon State came up short against No. 5 Missouri on Sunday afternoon.

'Overall they did a good job,' head coach Jim Zalesky said. 'There's a few things here and there we have to work on - getting off of the bottom. You can't stay on the bottom and win. We have a lot of young guys that need to pick it up, but our older guys wrestled well. Heinrich [Barnes] was the only one that dictated the match, and that's what you have to do to win.'

Barnes started the match off with a quick takedown four seconds into the first period before tallying a two-point near fall and another takedown before the period expired. With Andrew Sherry choosing down at the start of the second period, Barnes earned the pin in 3:39.

Also tallying his sixth dual meet win of the season, redshirt freshman Kelly Kubec (Lake Stevens, Wash.) recorded his third major decision with a 15-3 win over Luke Cherep at 133 pounds. Kubec started off the match with a takedown and three-point near fall, scoring seven of his total points in the first period alone.

Five other wrestlers battled to close decisions in redshirt freshman Anthony Peressini (Henderson, Nev.) at 157 pounds, junior Keegan Davis (Salem, Ore.) at 165 pounds, redshirt freshman Chad Hanke (Dayton, Ore.) at 197 pounds, redshirt freshman Clayton Jack (Vacaville, Calif.) at heavyweight and senior Jake Gonzales (Enumclaw, Wash.) at 125 pounds.

Wrestling heads to the Reno Tournament of Champions next on Thursday, Dec. 18.

No. 5 Missouri 26, Oregon State 10

133 Pounds - Kelly Kubec (OSU) major decision Luke Cherep (UM), 15-3
141 Pounds - No. 17 Marcus Hoehn (UM) major decision over Ryan Harold (OSU), 12-3
149 Pounds - No. 20 Heinrich Barnes (OSU) fall over Andrew Sherry (UM), 3:39
157 Pounds - Patrick Wright (UM) decision over Anthony Peressini (OSU), 7-2
165 Pounds - No. 4 Michael Chandler (UM) decision over Keegan Davis (OSU), 12-8
174 Pounds - No. 8 Nicholas Marable (UM) decision over Ben Harris (OSU), 13-7
184 Pounds - No. 4 Raymond Jordan (UM) major decision over No. 8 Kyle Bressler (OSU), 14-2
197 Pounds - No. 4 Maxwell Askren (UM) decision over Chad Hanke (OSU), 7-3
Heavyweight - No. 3 Mark Ellis (UM) decision over Clayton Jack (OSU), 8-3
125 Pounds - Troy Dolan (UM) decision over Jake Gonzales (OSU), 18-14

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