Three Still in the Mix at Midlands Championships
Dec. 29, 2008
Evanston, Ill. - With wrestlers competing in only seven weight classes and three still alive to compete on Tuesday, the Oregon State wrestling team sits in 12th place with 34.5 points, just barely outside of the three-way tie at ninth, after day one at the Midlands Championships.
Senior Heinrich Barnes (Pretoria, South Africa) survived the longest in the championship bracket, falling in the third round to No. 6 Jake Patacsil of Purdue after recording a major decision and back-to-back technical falls in his first three matches of the day.
At 174 pounds, senior Ben Harris (Langley, Wash.) defeated his first ranked opponent of the season in the first round of the championship bracket. Harris earned bonus points in a fall over No. 12 Trevor Perry of Indiana, taking him down in a time of 2:59.
Harris lost his second match, but battled to take a pair of close decisions over Tyler French of the Air Force (7-3) and a two-overtime thriller over Dave Sullivan of Pitt in a score of 3-2.
The third wrestler still in the mix is junior Keegan Davis (Salem, Ore.) at 165 pounds advancing through his first couple of matches with major decisions before falling to No. 5 Jon Reader of Iowa State in a tight 4-0 decision. Still battling in the consolation round, Davis has added a pair of decision wins over Brian Letters of Maryland and Ethan Headlee of Pitt.
Falling in their final matches of the day are senior Jake Gonzales (Enumclaw, Wash.) at 125 pounds, who came up just short in a 5-4 decision to teammate Jason Lara, wrestling unattached, but chalking up one major decision on the day. Sophomore Brice Arand (Springfield, Ore.) dropped a pair of close matches to close out his stint at the tournament in a 2-1 decision to Jerome Ward of Iowa State in a three-overtime heartbreaker before a 7-4 loss.
Redshirt freshman Chad Hanke (Dayton, Ore.) experienced a couple of pins that knocked him out of the competition at197 pounds, but he still earned bonus points with a major decision and decision in the consolation rounds. And redshirt freshman Clayton Jack (Vacaville, Calif.) started off the day with a pin over Josh Wine of VMI before a pair of one-point decisions ended his tournament run as well.
Wrestling concludes competition at the Midlands Championships on Tuesday, Dec. 30.
Midlands Championships Results
Team Results (out of 48) - 1. Iowa, 93.0; 2. Iowa State, 82.5; 3. Missouri, 73.5; 4. Central Michigan, 64.5; 5. Wisconsin, 64.0; 6. Northwestern, 60.5; 7. Purdue, 49.0; 8. Maryland, 42.0; 9. American, Illinois, Pittsburgh, 36.0, 12. Oregon State, 34.5.
Pigtails - Jake Gonzales (OSU) Bye
Championship Round One - Thomas Williams (American) decision over Jake Gonzales (OSU), 3-1
Consolation Round One - Jake Gonzales (OSU) Bye
Consolation Round Two - Jake Gonzales (OSU) major decision over Filiberto Colon (Rider), 10-2
Consolation Round Three - Jason Lara (Unatt.-OSU) decision over Jake Gonzales (OSU), 5-4
Pigtails - No. 17 Heinrich Barnes (OSU) major decision over Dan Waddell (Chattanooga), 13-2
Championship Round One - No. 17 Heinrich Barnes (OSU) technical fall over Alex Warren (Unatt.-Indiana), 16-1 (3:02)
Championship Round Two - No. 17 Heinrich Barnes (OSU) technical fall over Alec Williams (Air Force), 18-0 (6:08)
Championship Round Three - No. 6 Jake Patacsil (Purdue) technical fall over No. 17 Heinrich Barnes (OSU), 15-0 (3:23)
Pigtails - Keegan Davis (OSU) major decision over Chris Spranger (Unatt.-Iowa State), 12-3
Championship Round One - Keegan Davis (OSU) major decision over Ben Hoover (Unatt.), 16-5
Championship Round Two - No. 5 Jon Reader (Iowa State) decision over Keegan Davis (OSU), 4-0
Consolation Round Three - Keegan Davis (OSU) decision over Brian Letters (Maryland), 4-3
Consolation Round Four - Keegan Davis (OSU) decision over Ethan Headlee (Pitt), 6-3
Pigtails - Chris Stout (American) decision over Dan Brascetta (Unatt.-OSU), 8-6
Consolation Pigtails - Dan Brascetta (Unatt.-OSU) Bye
Consolation Round One - Paul Young (Indiana) fall over Dan Brascetta (Unatt.-OSU), 0:41
Pigtails - Ben Harris (OSU) Bye
Championship Round One - Ben Harris (OSU) fall over No. 12 Trevor Perry (Indiana), 2:59
Championship Round Two - Nick Corpe (Purdue) decision over Ben Harris (OSU), 5-2
Consolation Round Three - Ben Harris (OSU) decision over Tyler French (Air Force), 7-3
Consolation Round Four - Ben Harris (OSU) decision over Dave Sullivan (Pitt), 3-2 (2OT)
Pigtails - Brandon Perkins (Unatt.-OSU) Bye
Championship Round One - Mike Letts (Unatt.-Maryland) decision over Brandon Perkins (Unatt.-OSU), 10-7
Consolation Round One - Brandon Perkins (Unatt.-OSU) Bye
Consolation Round Two - Brandon Perkins (Unatt.-OSU) decision over Sam Engelland (Wis.-OK), 8-4
Consolation Round Three - Brandon Perkins (Unatt.-OSU) wins by forfeit over No. 8 Duke Burke (Iowa State)
Consolation Round Four- Brandon Perkins (Unatt.-OSU) wins by default over Corey Peltier (Maryland)
Championship Round One - Brice Arand (OSU) fall over Grant Gambrall (Unatt.-Iowa), 2:19
Championship Round Two - Jerome Ward (Iowa St.) decision over Brice Arand (OSU), 2-1 (3OT)
Consolation Round Three - Nick Palmieri (MSU) decision over Brice Arand (OSU), 7-4
Pigtails - Chad Hanke (OSU) Bye
Championship Round One - No. 10 Logan Brown (Purdue) fall over Chad Hanke (OSU), 4:15
Consolation Round Two - Chad Hanke (OSU) Bye
Consolation Round Three - Chad Hanke (OSU) decision over Jimmy Ciccone (Air Force), 14-8
Consolation Round Four - Chad Hanke (OSU) major decision over Rick Loera (Unatt.-Iowa), 15-4
Consolation Round Five - Alec Bonander (Luther) fall over Chad Hanke (OSU), 5:52
Pigtails - Clayton Jack (OSU) Bye
Championship Round One - Clayton Jack (OSU) fall over Josh Wine (VMI), 2:09
Championship Round Two - Jarod Trice (C. Michigan) decision over Clayton Jack (OSU), 3-2
Consolation Round Three - No. 5 John Wise (Illinois) decision over Clayton Jack (OSU), 7-6
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