Two Still Alive at NCAA Championships
March 19, 2009
St. Louis, Mo. – Two Oregon State wrestlers still have a shot at All-American status at the 2009 NCAA Wrestling Championships at the Scottrade Center after the first day of competition.
Overall, Oregon State is in a five-way tie for 47th place out of 76 teams.
Junior Keegan Davis (Salem, Ore.) won his first overtime match of the season at 165 pounds over Paul Young of Indiana in the second consolation round. Young scored first in the second period on an escape, but Davis quickly tied things up in the third period forcing the match into sudden death. Davis tallied the takedown to win 3-1.
Davis will face No. 7 seeded Stephen Dwyer of Nebraska, in a rematch of November 28 dual match that took place in Lincoln, Neb. Then fifth-ranked Dwyer defeated Davis in a 13-5 major decision.
At 149 pounds, senior Heinrich Barnes (Pretoria, South Africa) was trailing No. 1 Brent Metcalf of Iowa, 8-3, with the final Metcalf takedown resulting in a fall in 3:49. Barnes moves into the consolation bracket and will take on Michael Roberts of Boston in the third consolation round Friday morning.
At 133 pounds, redshirt freshman Kelly Kubec (Lake Stevens, Wash.) took the early 2-0 lead on a takedown over Kyle Hutter of Old Dominion but stopped the match in an injury timeout with just under two minutes to go in the first period. Kubec allowed an escape before tallying one of his own in the second period after choosing down. But a near fall, escape, takedown and riding time secured the match in favor of Hutter with Kubec falling 7-3.
Redshirt freshman Clayton Jack (Vacaville, Calif.) was the other wrestler to go down, falling to David Marone from Virginia Tech at heavyweight. After a scoreless first period, Marone picked up a point on an escape before scoring a takedown. Jack escaped, but Marone scored again and forced Jack to burn some injury time. Jack scored another point on an escape, but Marone continued to control the match and earned bonus points on a 10-2 major decision.
Competition continues on Friday at 8:00 a.m. in the third session of the 2009 NCAA Wrestling Championships at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.
Oregon State Results
133 Pounds –
No. 12 Steve Bell (Maryland) major decision over Kelly Kubec (Oregon State), 9-0
Kyle Hutter (Old Dominion) decision over Kelly Kubec (Oregon State), 7-3
149 Pounds –
Heinrich Barnes (Oregon State) major decision over Robert Sanders (Nebraska), 11-3
No. 1 Brent Metcalf (Iowa) fall over Heinrich Barnes (Oregon State), 3:47
165 Pounds –
No. 4 Moza Fay (N. Iowa) fall over Keegan Davis (Oregon State), 1:00
Keegan Davis (Oregon State) decision over Paul Young (Indiana), 3-1 (OT)
No. 4 Jared Rosholt (Oklahoma State) decision over Clayton Jack (Oregon State), 9-3
David Marone (Virginia Tech) major decision over Clayton Jack (Oregon State), 10-2
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