Wrestling Plows Past Portland State, 40-3
Jan. 14, 2009
Corvallis, Ore. - In his first varsity match in legendary Gill Coliseum, redshirt freshman Garrett Drucker (Huntington Beach, Calif.) earned his first dual meet win, pinning Westley Moniz in a quick 0:23 at 141 pounds as the Beavers defeated the Portland State Vikings, 40-3, on Wednesday evening.
'It was good competition,' head coach Jim Zalesky said. 'We have been training really hard. Sometimes we looked a little sluggish, but overall it was really good and the guys really worked hard.'
The Beavers started off the night with four team bonus point matches beginning at 125 pounds as senior Jake Gonzales (Enumclaw, Wash.) recorded his second technical fall of the season, routing Kevin Martinez, 19-4 in 5:16.
Redshirt freshman Kelly Kubec (Lake Stevens, Wash.) quickly followed up with a technical fall of his own, earning the final point with over five minutes of riding time on Thomas Cottrell at 133 pounds.
Drucker's pin came next before senior 16th-ranked Heinrich Barnes (Pretoria, South Africa) earned his fourth fall of the season over Steven Dailey, 5:11 into the 149-pound match.
Sophomore Brice Arand (Springfield, Ore.) earned a 13-3 win over Tony Contreras at 184 pounds, redshirt freshman Chad Hanke (Dayton, Ore.) recorded a high and quick scoring 24-12 victory over Keena Washington at 197 pounds and redshirt freshman Clayton Jack (Vacaville, Calif.) finished off the night, defeating Nick Gale, 13-3, at heavyweight.
Oregon State improves to 4-5, 1-1 Pac-10, while Portland State falls to 3-9, 0-4 Pac-10.
Wrestling stays home to host No. 3 Iowa State next on Sunday. The 1973 NCAA Runner-Up squad will be honored prior to the meet and a pair of exhibition matches will take place during intermission between two U.S. and Canadian Women's Freestyle National Team members.
Portland State 3, Oregon State 40
125 Pounds - Jake Gonzales (OSU) technical fall over Kevin Martinez (PSU), 19-4 (5:16)
133 Pounds - Kelly Kubec (OSU) technical fall over Thomas Cottrell (PSU), 18-1
141 Pounds - Garrett Drucker (OSU) fall over Westley Moniz (PSU), 0:23
149 Pounds - No. 16 Heinrich Barnes (OSU) fall over Steven Dailey (PSU), 5:11
157 Pounds - Alex Bubb (PSU) decision over Cody Weishoff (OSU), 7-5
165 Pounds -Keegan Davis (OSU) decision over Bryan Cantrell (PSU), 6-3
174 Pounds - Kyle Bressler (OSU) decision over Brady Garner (PSU), 8-7
184 Pounds - Brice Arand (OSU) major decision Tony Contreras (PSU), 13-3
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