Covington Boosts No. 24 Wrestling to 3-0 Finish at Dakota Duals
Dec. 13, 2009
Fargo, N.D. – Junior Colby Covington (Springfield, Ore.) recorded three falls on the day, boosting the No. 24 Oregon State wrestling team to a 3-0 finish at the Dakota Duals, hosted by North Dakota State.
“I thought overall we wrestled well today,” head coach Jim Zalesky said. “We had a lot of bonus points, and I thought we wrestled better as the day went on after losing a couple matches in the first dual of the day. Colby [Covington] came out really hard each match and was really physical and wrestled hard to get three falls. He set the tone today of how we want to guys to wrestle.”
The Beavers earned a 36-6 win over Northern Illinois before shutting out Minnesota State Moorhead, 48-0, and North Dakota State, 42-0. Thirteen wrestlers competed for Oregon State in the three duals with sophomore Garrett Drucker (Huntington Beach, Calif.) at 149 pounds, junior Jon Brascetta (Aurora, Colorado) at 165 pounds and redshirt freshman Ty Vinson (Great Falls, Mont.) at 184 pounds seeing their first dual meet action of the season. All three won all of their matches.
Covington pinned his competition faster each match, earning his first win over Mason True of Northern Illinois in 4:23. He then pinned pinned Jacob McLean of Minnesota State Moorhead in 3:56 before tallying the fall over Mac Stoll of North Dakota State in 2:25. Covington now leads the team in falls this season with nine.
Recording a pair of falls, 19th-ranked redshirt sophomore Jason Lara (Midway City, Calif.) remains perfect in dual meet action with a 7-0 record at 125 pounds. Lara won his first bout in a 10-7 decision over Izzy Montemayor of NIU before earning a fall over Corey Ulmer of MSUM in 2:23 and wrapped up competition against Justin Solberg of NDSU with a 3:34 fall.
Sophomore heavyweight Clayton Jack (Vacaville, Calif.) chalked up three bonus point wins with a fall over Dakota Greenhaw of Northern Illinois in 1:08, a major decision over Tim Johnson of MSUM and a 16-0 technical fall over Joe Arthur of NDSU in 4:53. Jack is the only other Beaver wrestler to be undefeated in dual meets thus far on the season.
Sophomore 16th-ranked Kelly Kubec (Lake Stevens, Wash.) continued to build on his winning streak at 133 pounds, which currently is the longest active with four straight wins. Kubec earned three bonus point wins, beginning with a major decision over Tristen DeShazer of Northern Illinois, 13-5, before a 20-5 technical fall over Evan Forde of Minnesota State Moorhead. Kubec earned extra points for the Beavers at 133 pounds against North Dakota State by forfeit.
Seventeenth-ranked sophomore Chad Hanke (Dayton, Ore.) won all three of his matches on the day at 197 pounds, scoring a 10-2 major decision to start the day against Derrick Yant of NIU before a 19-4 technical fall over Jon Swart of MSUM, wrapping up the day with a 16-11 decision over Drew Ross of NDSU.
Also going 3-0 on the day, redshirt freshman Mike Mangrum (Auburn, Wash.) tallied a pair of decisions and a technical fall at 141 pounds.
No. 17 senior Keegan Davis (Salem, Ore.) suffered a loss in his first match but rebounded with back-to-back major decisions at 157 pounds. No. 16 freshman RJ Pena (Salem, Ore.) went 2-0 with a major decision in his first bout and a decision in the last at 149 pounds. Junior Brice Arand (Springfield, Ore.) earned his fourth fall of the season over Derrick Yant of NIU in his only match of the day at 184 pounds.
Oregon State returns to Corvallis to host Southern Oregon and Air Force at Crescent Valley High School on Friday, Dec. 18, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Northern Illinois 6, No. 24 Oregon State 36 NIU OSU
125 Pounds — No. 19 Jason Lara (OSU) decision over Izzy Montemayor (NIU), 10-7 0 3
133 Pounds — No. 16 Kelly Kubec (OSU) major decision over Tristen DeShazer (NIU), 13-5 0 7
141 Pounds — Mike Mangrum (OSU) decision over Pat McLemore (NIU), 5-2 0 10
149 Pounds — No. 16 RJ Pena (OSU) major decision over Dan Ruettiger (NIU), 10-2 0 14
157 Pounds — Bryan Deutsch (NIU) decision over No. 17 Keegan Davis (OSU), 14-8 3 14
165 Pounds — John Odeen (NIU) decision over Ryan Smith (OSU), 10-3 6 14
174 Pounds — Colby Covington (OSU) fall over Mason True (NIU), 4:23 6 20
184 Pounds — Brice Arand (OSU) fall over Derrick Yant (NIU), 2:36 6 26
197 Pounds — No. 17 Chad Hanke (OSU) major decision over Scott Penny (NIU), 10-2 6 30
Heavyweight — Clayton Jack (OSU) fall over Dakota Greenhaw (NIU), 1:08 6 36
Minnesota State Moorhead 0, No. 24 Oregon State 48 MSUM OSU
125 Pounds — No. 19 Jason Lara (OSU) fall over Corey Ulmer (MSUM), 2:23 0 6
133 Pounds — No. 16 Kelly Kubec (OSU) technical fall over Evan Forde (MSUM), 20-5 0 11
141 Pounds — Mike Mangrum (OSU) tech fall over Brady Schneeberger (MSUM), 21-6 (6:20) 0 16
149 Pounds — Garrett Drucker (OSU) major decision over Derek Bomstad (MSUM), 14-4 0 20
157 Pounds — No. 17 Keegan Davis (OSU) major decision over Tallen Wald (MSUM), 12-4 0 24
165 Pounds — Jon Brascetta (OSU) major decision over Tyler Kivel (MSUM), 16-5 0 28
174 Pounds — Colby Covington (OSU) fall over Jacob McLean (MSUM), 3:56 0 34
184 Pounds — Ty Vinson (OSU) technical fall over Roger Sirek (MSUM), 17-0 (4:50) 0 39
197 Pounds — No. 17 Chad Hanke (OSU) technical fall over Jon Swart (MSUM), 19-4 0 44
Heavyweight — Clayton Jack (OSU) major decision over Tim Johnson (MSUM), 12-4 0 48
North Dakota State 0, No. 24 Oregon State 42 NDSU OSU
125 Pounds — No. 19 Jason Lara (OSU) fall over Justin Solberg (NDSU), 3:34 0 6
133 Pounds — No. 16 Kelly Kubec (OSU) wins by forfeit 0 12
141 Pounds — Mike Mangrum (OSU) decision over Ryan Adams (NDSU), 13-8 0 15
149 Pounds — No. 16 RJ Pena (OSU) decision over Andrey Patselov (NDSU), 7-4 0 18
157 Pounds — No. 17 Keegan Davis (OSU) major decision over Vince Salminen (NDSU), 13-5 0 22
165 Pounds — Jon Brascetta (OSU) decision over Tyler Johnson (NDSU), 5-3 0 25
174 Pounds — Colby Covington (OSU) fall over Mac Stoll (NDSU), 2:25 0 31
184 Pounds — Ty Vinson (OSU) decision over Kenny Moenkedick (NDSU), 4-1 0 34
197 Pounds — No. 17 Chad Hanke (OSU) decision over Drew Ross (NDSU), 16-11 0 37
Heavyweight — Clayton Jack (OSU) technical fall over Joe Arthur (NDSU) 16-0 (4:53) 0 42
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