Barnes Leads Wrestling to Eighth Place Finish at Reno Tournament of Champions

Dec. 18, 2008

Reno, Nev. – Seventeenth-ranked senior Heinrich Barnes (Pretoria, South Africa) had another solid outing for the Oregon State wrestling team, taking third place at the Reno Tournament of Champions lasting all day on Thursday.

Barnes improves to 16-2 overall, falling only to Nick Stabile of North Carolina in the semifinals at 149 pounds and earning bonus points in four of his five matches.

As a team, Oregon State finished eighth with 59.5 points with only Pac-10 opponents Cal State Bakersfield and Arizona State finishing ahead of it.

At 165 pounds, junior Keegan Davis (Salem, Ore.) wrestled unattached, finishing fourth overall. Junior Dan Brascetta (Aurora, Colo.) finished sixth with a 4-3 record. Brascetta wrestled at 165 pounds for the first time since the 2006-07 season, when he finished with a 1-1 record.

Senior Jake Gonzales (Enumclaw, Wash.) also earned a sixth place finish at 125 pounds going 5-3 with a pin, major decision and three decisions.

Sophomore Brice Arand (Springfield, Ore.) wrestled for the first time at 184 pounds since the Best of the West Tournament, going 4-2 and upsetting No. 18 Chris Daggett of Liberty in a 7-3 decision. And redshirt freshman Clayton Jack (Vacaville, Calif.) went 3-2 with a pair of pins and a major decision.

After splitting in their first two matches of the day, redshirt freshmen Kelly Kubec (Lake Stevens, Wash.) and Chad Hanke (Dayton, Ore.) both were forced to medical forfeit in their third matches of the day.

Wrestling in his first varsity matches for Oregon State, redshirt freshman Garrett Drucker (Huntington Beach, Calif.) went 2-2 earning a pin and decision at 141 pounds.

Wrestling takes a week off before it heads back to the Midwest next to take part in the Midlands Championships on Dec. 29-30 in Evanston, Ill.

Reno Tournament of Champions Results

Team Results – 1. No. 13 Oklahoma State, 146.5; 2. No. 17 Edinboro, 132.5; 3. North Carolina, 94.0; 4. Cal State Bakersfield, 87.0; 5. Navy, 79.0; 6. Arizona State, 63.0; 7. Wyoming, 62.5; 8. Oregon State, 59.5; 9. UC Davis, 58.5; 10. Cal State Fullerton, 57.0.

125 Pounds
Jake Gonzales (OSU) fall over Nick Maestas (NMU-Highlands), 2:55
No. 8 Anthony Robles (ASU) major decision over Jake Gonzales (OSU), 17-5
Jake Gonzales (OSU) major decision over Nick Shields (UNC), 14-5
Jake Gonzales (OSU) decision over Tim Silvers (Ohio), 8-4
Jake Gonzales (OSU) decision over Frank Lomas (CSUB), 10-5
Jake Gonzales (OSU) decision over Mitchell Lofstedt (SOU), 9-4
Kyle Fluke (Edinboro) fall over Jake Gonzales (OSU), 1:18
Michael Martinez (Wyoming) decision over Jake Gonzales (OSU), 5-4
Sixth Place Finish

133 Pounds
Kelly Kubec (OSU)
decision over Kevin Smith (Buffalo), 2-1
No. 19 Thomas Kimbrell (CSUB) decision over Kelly Kubec (OSU), 9-7
Aaron Kalil (Navy) wins by forfeit over Kelly Kubec (OSU)

141 Pounds
Garrett Drucker (OSU)
decision over Kyle Bank (UCD), 13-11
Garrett Drucker (OSU) fall over Brendan Connolly (SWOCC), 3:24
Jamal Parks (OKST) major decision over Garrett Drucker (OSU), 16-7
Barry Johnson (SOU) decision over Garrett Drucker (OSU), 4-2

149 Pounds
No. 17 Heinrich Barnes (OSU)
fall over Brian Graham (MVU), 2:33
No. 17 Heinrich Barnes (OSU) technical fall over Samuel Barnhart (CSUB), 20-5 (7:00)
No. 17 Heinrich Barnes (OSU) major decision over Eric Maldonado (CP), 17-6
Nick Stabile (UNC) decision over No. 17 Heinrich Barnes (OSU), 8-4
No. 17 Heinrich Barnes (OSU) decision over Luke Silver (OKST), 8-1
No. 17 Heinrich Barnes (OSU) technical fall over Barrett Abel (UCD),
Third Place Finish

157 Pounds
N/A

165 Pounds
Aaron Glover (Duke) decision over Dan Brascetta (OSU), 10-9
Dan Brascetta (OSU) decision over Brad Clark (Liberty), 4-2
Dan Brascetta (OSU) decision over Devin Velasquez (CSUF), 6-4
Dan Brascetta (OSU) fall over Joey Granata (CSUB), 3:33
Dan Brascetta (OSU) decision over Aaron Glover (Duke), 6-5
No. 19 Keegan Mueller (UNC) fall over Dan Brascetta (OSU), 2:50
Taylor May (UN-Kearney) fall over Dan Brascetta (OSU), 2:45
Sixth Place Finish

Keegan Davis (OSU-Unatt.) major decision over Jarrod Purvis (NMU-Highlands), 14-5
Keegan Davis (OSU-Unatt.) decision over Derek Sickel (Citadel), 8-3
No. 12 Brandon Mason (OKST) major decision over Keegan Davis (OSU-Unatt.), 13-2
Keegan Davis (OSU-Unatt.) decision over Kyle Blevins (App. St.), 7-2
Keegan Davis (OSU-Unatt.) decision over Nick Amuchastegui (STAN), 7-4
Keegan Davis (OSU-Unatt.) decision over Taylor May (UN-Kearney), 7-5
No. 19 Keegan Mueller (UNC) decision over Keegan Davis (OSU-Unatt.), 4-3
Fourth Place Finish

174 Pounds
Todd Noel (CSUF) decision over Ben Harris (OSU), 3-1
Ben Harris (OSU) decision over Tyler Holt (CP), 7-1
Jason Points (CSUB) decision over Ben Harris (OSU), 8-5

Brandon Perkins (OSU-Unatt.) decision over Voris Tejada (Duke), 6-1
No. 18 Shane Onufer (Wyoming) decision over Brandon Perkins (OSU-Unatt.), 8-2
Brandon Perkins (OSU-Unatt.) fall over Seamus Dean (CSUB-Unatt.), 6:17
Alex Reider (Wyoming-Unatt.) decision over Brandon Perkins (OSU-Unatt.), 9-5

184 Pounds
Brice Arand (OSU)
fall over Jared Shelton (OKST), 4:04
No. 19 John Barone (Duke) decision over Brice Arand (OSU), 9-3
Brice Arand (OSU) decision over No. 18 Chris Daggett (Liberty), 7-3
Brice Arand (OSU) decision over Michael French (Great Falls), 7-2
Brice Arand (OSU) fall over Ernesto Ancona (CSUB), 1:20
Jake Johnson (STAN) major decision over Brice Arand (OSU), 8-0

197 Pounds
Chad Hanke (OSU) decision over Brandon Johnson (Liberty), 7-0
Luke Feist (STAN) fall over Chad Hanke (OSU), 4:13
Jake Cranford (ASU) win by medical forfeit over Chad Hanke (OSU)

Heavyweight
Clayton Jack (OSU)
major decision over David Morgan (CSUB-Unatt.), 10-1
Tyrell Fortune (CCC) fall over Clayton Jack (OSU), 4:03
Clayton Jack (OSU) fall over Ivan Muller (Citadel-Unatt.), 2:01
Clayton Jack (OSU) fall over Andy Hartshorn (Ohio), 2:16
Brady Wilson (MSU-Mankato) major decision over Clayton Jack (OSU), 8-0

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