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.

 

The Beavers started the first session taking the first two matches led by senior 125-pounder Jake Gonzales (Enumclaw, Wash.) and redshirt freshman 133-pounder Kelly Kubec (Lake Stevens, Wash.).

 

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.

 

Both senior Kyle Bressler (Federal Way, Wash.) and redshirt freshman Chad Hanke (Dayton, Ore.) wrestled to bonus point matches in the consolation pigtails to wrap up the first session.

 

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 -

No. 6 Jason Points (CSUB) decision over No. 3 Kyle Bressler (O), 2-0
No. 3 Kyle Bressler (O) major decision over Victor Haug (STAN), 18-6

 

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)

 

Heavyweight -

No. 2 Clayton Jack (O) major decision over No. 7 Leonard Romero (CP), 11-1

 

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