Wrestling Wins Nine Bouts in Victory over Cal Poly
Jan. 23, 2009
Corvallis, Ore. – Senior Kyle Bressler (Federal Way, Wash.) earned his first fall of the season, leading the way for the Oregon State wrestling team to a 41-4 win over Cal Poly on Friday evening.
“I thought we looked good in some situations, and we looked sluggish in some situations,” head coach Jim Zalesky said. “Overall I thought our upper weights looked better than our lower weights, which in the past our lighter weights have looked better, so it was good to see that. It was important to get a big win in the Pac-10 because all of these matches are about Pac-10 seeding now.”
Senior Jake Gonzales (Enumclaw, Wash.) started things off for the Beavers at 125 pounds with the first bonus match of the meet. Gonzales chalked up five takedowns, adding riding time en route to a 12-4 victory over Josh Obregon.
At 133 pounds, redshirt freshman Kelly Kubec (Lake Stevens, Wash.) matched Gonzales with a major decision of his own over Jake Tanenbaum, allowing only escapes and picking up the advantage point for riding time.
Senior Heinrich Barnes (Pretoria, South Africa) extended his winning streak to five and picked up his 25th win on the season in a 14-7 decision over Eric Maldonado at 149 pounds after redshirt freshman Garrett Drucker (Huntington Beach, Calif.) tallied a 7-5 decision at 141 pounds to give Oregon State a 14-0 lead.
After No. 11 Chase Pami of Cal Poly won the lone bout for the Mustangs, the Beavers continued to widen the gap with junior Keegan Davis (Salem, Ore.) taking the 8-5 victory over Joel Shaw at 165 pounds.
Bressler’s recorded his pin after only 2:03, marking his third straight win at 174 pounds.
Sophomore Brice Arand (Springfield, Ore.) nearly made a repeat performance at 184 pounds with a two-point near fall coming at the 2:19 mark in the first period, but racked up a 17-4 major decision over Evan Barbre.
At 197 pounds, redshirt freshman Chad Hanke (Dayton, Ore.) chalked up his fifth major decision of the season, holding Bo Lukehart to only a pair of escape points, one in the first period and the other in the third period, winning 10-2.
Redshirt freshman Clayton Jack (Vacaville, Calif.) wrapped the night up with a quick match at heavyweight, taking down Kelan Bragg at the 2:16 mark in the first period and scoring three consecutive three-point near falls before the period expired. A takedown and a two-point near fall gave Jack his second technical fall of the season, winning in 3:39.
Oregon State improves to 5-6 on the season, 2-1 Pac-10, while Cal Poly falls to 3-8, 0-3 Pac-10.
Wrestling concludes the weekend at home against Cal State Fullerton on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in legendary Gill Coliseum.
Cal Poly 41, Oregon State 4
125 Pounds – Jake Gonzales (OSU) major decision over Josh Obregon (CP), 12-4
133 Pounds – Kelly Kubec (OSU) major decision over Jake Tanenbaum (CP), 11-3
141 Pounds – Garrett Drucker (OSU) decision over David Christian (CP), 7-5
149 Pounds – No. 16 Heinrich Barnes (OSU) decision over Eric Maldonado (CP), 14-7
157 Pounds – No. 11 Chase Pami (CP) major decision over Cody Weishoff (OSU), 13-3
184 Pounds – Brice Arand (OSU) major decision over Evan Barbre (CP), 17-4
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