No. 23 Oregon Wrestling Finishes Fourth At Pac-10 Championships

Feb. 26, 2001

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Eugene, Ore. - The No. 23 Oregon wrestling team finished fourth at the 2001 Pacific-10 Conference Championships at McArthur Court Monday. The Ducks finished with 103.5 points just behind Oregon State (109.5) and 23 points ahead of Cal Poly (80.5).

Individually, Oregon senior all-American Doug Lee won his third-consecutive Pac-10 title at 184 and Oregon had seven wrestlers qualify for the NCAA Tournament March 15-17 in Iowa City, Iowa.

'With all the adversity that the team went through from an hour before the match yesterday until the end tonight, I couldn't have asked for more from our guys,' Oregon head coach Chuck Kearney said.

Oregon's race for the team title was made more difficult prior to Sunday's opening round when sophomore heavyweight Eric Webb sustained a Grade III concussion that kept him out of competition. Webb was the No. 2 seed and was 24-4 after the regular season.

Sophomore Brian Watson and senior Chael Sonnen were Oregon's other top-finishers, taking second place at 133 and 197, respectively. Both automatically qualified for the national tournament.

Other national qualifiers for Oregon were: Tony Overstake (149), Eugene Harris (157), Luke Larwin (165) and Lee (184).

Team Scores 1. Arizona State, 123.5, 2. Boise State, 110.5, 3. Oregon State, 109.5, 4. Oregon, 103.5, 5. Cal Poly, 80.5, 6. Cal State Bakersfield, 70.0, 7. UC Davis, 60.0, 8. Portland State, 48.5, 9. Stanford, 19.0, 10. Cal State Fullerton, 15.5

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