Five Earn Bonus Points as Beavers Roll Past Raiders

Dec. 6, 2008

Ashland, Ore. - Five Oregon State wrestlers recorded major decisions for team bonus points as the Beavers rolled past the Southern Oregon Raiders on Saturday afternoon, 29-8.

Redshirt freshman Kelly Kubec (Lake Stevens, Wash.) added to his perfect dual meet record, improving to 5-0 with a 12-4 win over Trevor Lofstedt at 133 pounds. He improves to recording bonus points in 78 percent of his matches this season.

Sophomore Jon Brascetta (Aurora, Colo.) earned his first major decision of the season in a 12-2 major decision over Justin Mills at 157 pounds. Junior Keegan Davis (Salem, Ore.) tallied his first as well, routing Mike Lauer, 21-8, at 165 pounds. And both senior Ben Harris (Langley, Wash.) and redshirt freshman Clayton Jack (Vacaville, Calif.) both recorded their first major decisions over Tyler Thomas, 12-3, at 174 pounds and John Bates, 10-1, at heavyweight.

Senior Heinrich Barnes (Pretoria, South Africa) picked up three points for Oregon State with a decision over Seth Roy at 149 pounds, while senior Kyle Bressler (Federal Way, Wash.) chalked up a 3-0 decision over Shaun Ceremello at 184 pounds. And redshirt freshman Chad Hanke (Dayton, Ore.) snapped a two-match streak with a 9-3 decision over Chase Locke at 197 pounds.

Wrestling faces its first Pac-10 opponent in No. 14 Boise State on Friday at 6:00 p.m. PT, before hosting No. 5 Missouri in the Beavers' home opener on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. in legendary Gill Coliseum.

Oregon State 29, Southern Oregon 8

125 Pounds - Mitchell Lofstedt (SOU) major decision over Jake Gonzales (OSU), 13-5
133 Pounds - Kelly Kubec (OSU) major decision Trevor Lofstedt (SOU), 12-4
141 Pounds - Barry Johnson (SOU) major decision over Ryan Harold (OSU), 15-1
149 Pounds - Heinrich Barnes (OSU) decision over Seth Roy (SOU), 7-4
157 Pounds - Jon Brascetta (OSU) major decision over Justin Mills (SOU), 12-2
165 Pounds - Keegan Davis (OSU) major decision over Mike Lauer (SOU), 21-8
174 Pounds - Ben Harris (OSU) major decision over Tyler Thomas (SOU), 12-3
184 Pounds - Kyle Bressler (OSU) decision over Shaun Ceremello (SOU), 3-0
197 Pounds - Chad Hanke (OSU) decision over Chase Locke (SOU), 9-3
Heavyweight - Clayton Jack (OSU) major decision over John Bates (SOU), 10-1

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Season tickets can be purchased online at osubeavers.com or by calling the OSU Ticket Office located in Gill Coliseum Monday-Friday at 1-800-GO BEAVS.

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Oregon State Department of Athletics:
Oregon State University is a member of the 'Conference of Champions' the Pac-10 Conference and supports approximately 500 student-athletes in 17 intercollegiate sports. The accomplishments of these student-athletes excelling in the classroom, in the community, in competition and in life are displayed in the innovative 'everyday champions' program. Beaver student-athletes have graduated and gone on to be business leaders, physicians, engineers, foresters, teachers, counselors, scientists and much more. Some have even won medals in the Olympics or made it to the NFL, NBA, WNBA, Major League Baseball and to other professional leagues.

Since 2000 over $115 million in facility and program enhancements have been completed for Beaver sports with another $40 million currently planned.

Oregon State is located in Corvallis, which is ranked in the top-15 nationally for livability, education, safety and sustainability.

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