No. 16 Barnes Earns Tech Fall, 10th Straight as Wrestling Defeats Bakersfield
Feb. 1, 2009
Bakersfield, Calif. – Sixteenth-ranked senior Heinrich Barnes (Pretoria, South Africa) recorded his eighth technical fall of the season, tallying his 10th straight win, as the Oregon State wrestling team defeated Cal State Bakersfield, 28-16, Sunday afternoon.
Barnes scored five of his 15 points in the first period alone, racking up another eight in the second period with six of those points coming on three two-point near falls. Needing only a pair of points going into the final period, Barnes posted another takedown against Anthony Box to wrap up the bout in 5:44. Barnes overall record now is 31-4.
With the Beavers still trailing by a point going into the third match, sophomore Jon Brascetta (Aurora, Colo.) recorded a 16-5 major decision over Sam Barnhart at 157 pounds. Brascetta held Barnhart to only escape points, adding riding time, for his second major decision of the season.
Junior Keegan Davis (Salem, Ore.) kept the winning streak going, defeating Joey Granata at 165 pounds in a 7-5 decision.
And adding another bonus point win, 11th-ranked senior Kyle Bressler (Federal Way, Wash.) tallied his second major decision at 174 pounds, making it eight straight wins, defeating Troy Goodban, 12-2. Leading from the start of the match, a three-point near fall in the third period boosted Bressler to the major decision.
Junior Brice Arand (Springfield, Ore.) bounced back after falling in a pair of matches with a 10-5 decision over Riley Orozco at 184 pounds. Redshirt freshman Chad Hanke (Dayton, Ore.) helped build on the Beavers lead at 197 pounds as the Runners’ wrestler forfeited, boosting Oregon State to a 25-6 lead after seven bouts.
Redshirt freshman Kelly Kubec (Lake Stevens, Wash.) wrapped up the meet with a win for the Beavers at 133 pounds shutting out Thomas Kimbrell, 6-0.
Oregon State improves to 9-7, 5-2 Pac-10, while Cal State Bakersfield falls to 8-5, 5-2 Pac-10.
Wrestling returns home next week to host Arizona State on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 12:00 p.m. in legendary Gill Coliseum.
Oregon State 28, Cal State Bakersfield 16
141 Pounds – Elijah Nacita (B) fall over Garrett Drucker (O), 2:49
149 Pounds – No. 16 Heinrich Barnes (O) technical fall over Anthony Box (B), 15-0 (5:44)
157 Pounds – Jon Brascetta (O) major decision over Sam Barnhart (B), 16-5
165 Pounds – Keegan Davis (O) decision over Joey Granata (B), 7-5
174 Pounds – No. 11 Kyle Bressler (O) major decision over Troy Goodban (B), 12-2
184 Pounds – Brice Arand (O) decision over Riley Orozco (B), 10-5
197 Pounds – Chad Hanke (O) wins by forfeit
Heavyweight – No. 6 Mitch Monteiro (B) fall over Brandon Perkins (O), 2:14
125 Pounds – No. 16 Brandon Zoetewey (B) major decision over Jake Gonzales (O), 9-0
133 Pounds – Kelly Kubec (O) decision over Thomas Kimbrell (B), 6-0
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