Wrestlers Advance to Second Session at Pac-10 Tournament
March 1, 2009
Fullerton, Calif. - Senior Heinrich Barnes (Pretoria, South Africa) cruised through his first bout of the 2009 Pac-10 Wrestling Championships, picking up a pin, to lead the Oregon State wrestling team in the first session on Sunday afternoon.
Gonzales posted a 6-4 decision over Andre Gonzalez for his second win over Gonzalez on the season. Seeded sixth, Kubec battled to an 8-2 decision over third seed Thomas Kimbrell after shutting him out at home during the two teams' dual meet.
Barnes tallied his sixth fall on the season at 149 pounds in 4:18 over Eric Maldonado of Cal Poly for the team's only pin in the first championship round.
Sophomore Jon Brascetta (Aurora, Colo.) took down fifth-seeded Alex Bubb of Portland State in a close 3-2 decision at 157 pounds. And junior Keegan Davis (Salem, Ore.) chalked up the team's first major decision of the day over fifth seeded Joseph Granata of Cal State Bakersfield in a 13-5 final.
Redshirt freshman Clayton Jack (Vacaville, Calif.) finished up the first championship round with an 11-1 major decision over Leonard Romero of Cal Poly with over five minutes of riding time at heavyweight. Jack jumped out early, controlling the match within seconds and collecting a two-point near fall as time expired.
Bressler defeated Victor Haug of Stanford in a 18-6 major decision at 174 pounds after falling to Jason Points of Cal State Bakersfield in the first championship round in a narrow 2-0 decision. Hanke battled back after falling 11-1 to No. 5 seed John Drake of Cal State Fullerton to pick up a technical fall in 6:48 with a score of 19-4 at 197 pounds.
Wrestling wraps up Pac-10 Conference Tournament action for the day at 6:00 p.m. For the most updated results, visit http://www.osubeavers.com/sports/m-wrestl/spec-rel/09-pac-10s.html.
Oregon State Results (First Session Only)
125 Pounds -
No. 4 Jake Gonzales (O) decision over No. 5 Andre Gonzalez (CSF), 6-4
133 Pounds -
No. 6 Kelly Kubec (O) decision over No. 3 Thomas Kimbrell (CSUB), 8-2
141 Pounds -
No. 3 Cory Fish (BSU) decision over No. 6 Garrett Drucker (O), 4-2
149 Pounds -
No. 1 Heinrich Barnes (O) fall over No. 8 Eric Maldonado (CP), 4:18
157 Pounds -
No. 4 Jon Brascetta (O) decision over No. 5 Alex Bubb (PSU), 3-2
165 Pounds -
No. 4 Keegan Davis (O) major decision over No. 5 Joseph Granata (CSUB), 13-5
174 Pounds -
184 Pounds -
No. 3 Jonathon Clark (UCD) decision over No. 6 Brice Arand (O) 6-5
197 Pounds -
No. 5 John Drake (CSUF) major decision over No. 4 Chad Hanke (O), 11-2
No. 4 Chad Hanke (O) technical fall over Keena Washington (PSU), 19-4 (6:48)
No. 2 Clayton Jack (O) major decision over No. 7 Leonard Romero (CP), 11-1
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