Oregon Wrestling Rolls Over Stanford, 40-3, Improves To 2-0 In Pac-10

Nov. 26, 2000

The University of Oregon wrestling team improved to 2-0 in the Pacific-10 Conference with an impressive 40-3 victory over Stanford (2-3 overall, 0-3 Pac-10) in front of 418 fans at McArthur Court Sunday.

The Ducks had three pins and one major decision as they won nine of the 10 weight classes, beginning with Brian Watson's 4-3 decision over Justin Walker. Watson scored a two-point takedown with one second remaining in the third period to give Oregon the 3-0 lead. The Ducks never trailed in the match.

'We're excited about dominating today,' Oregon head coach Chuck Kearney said. 'But we need to work on opening up the match stronger. We've got to increase our opportunity to score and work on being the aggressor.'

The Ducks proved to be the stronger team throughout and showed it late in the match. Doug Lee (184), Chael Sonnen (197) and Eric Webb (Hwt.) recorded consecutive pins to give Oregon a hefty 37-3 lead. Shaun Williams (125) won the Ducks' final bout with a 10-8 decision over Nathan Peterson.

'I love going behind Doug and Chael,' Webb said. 'Those are two All-Americans and they win pretty much everytime so it gets me going.'

Junior Eugene Harris (157) was the Ducks' other top scorer, winning an 18-6 major decision over Shawn Harmon. Stanford's only victory came at the 174 weight class where Garrett Johnston defeated freshman Luke Larwin, 7-5. Larwin is wrestling up from the 165 weight class.

Oregon hosts Oregon State Dec. 13 at McArthur Court. The match begins at 7:30 p.m.

Oregon 40, Stanford 3

Individual Results133: Brian Watson (UO) 4-3 dec. over Justin Walker (STAN), 3-0, 141: Casey Hunt (UO) inj. forfeit over Levi Weiel-Magden (STAN), 9-0, 149: Tony Overstake (UO) 17-10 dec. over Isaiah Camp (STAN), 12-0, 157: Eugene Harris (UO) 18-6 maj. dec. over Shawn Harmon (STAN), 16-0, 165: Leif Williams (UO) 6-5 dec. over John Garfinkel (STAN), 19-0, 174: Garrett Johnston (STAN) 7-5 dec. over Luke Larwin (UO), 19-3, 184: Doug Lee (UO) pinned Harold Penson (STAN) 6:38, 25-3, 197: Chael Sonnen (UO) pinned Fred Luminoso (STAN) 5:53, 31-3, HWT. Eric Webb (UO) pinned Brad Selby (STAN) 3:14, 37-3, 125: Shaun Williams (UO) 10-8 dec. over Nathan Peterson (STAN), 40-3.

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