OSU Wrestling In 20th At NCAA Championships

March 16, 2001

IOWA CITY, Iowa - - The Oregon State wrestling team is 20th after Friday's third session at the NCAA Championships. Minnesota leads the meet with 88.50 points, while OSU has 16.50. The Beavers are within striking distance of 12th-place Northern Iowa, which stands at 22.50. Above that, it will be harder to pass anyone, as 11th-place Edinboro has 27.50 points.

OSU's Eric Jorgensen lost a narrow 6-5 decision to Oklahoma State's Shane Roller in a 157-pound bout when Roller scored a takedown in the third period to send Jorgensen to the wrestleback bracket. Jorgensen faces Nathan Vasquez of Fresno State in the third round of wrestlebacks tonight. The highest Jorgensen can place is now third.

Nathan Coy, OSU's 174-pounder, suffered a 6-1 setback at the hands of Edinboro's Josh Koscheck, and will square off against Cornell's Jim Stanec Friday night in wrestlebacks.

Nathan Navarro started the morning with a pin of Kent State's Brent Thompson 1 minute, 40 seconds into the match, then lost to Josh Moore of Penn State by a 7-5 count in the 125-pound bracket.

At 141 pounds, Shane Cunanan downed Pat Diaz of James Madison 5-2 before being pinned by Ohio State's Robert Sessley in 1:54.

Heavyweight Jason Cooley and 133-pounder Ben Richards lost their Friday matches, Cooley 2-0 to Harvard's Dawid Rechul, and Richards by a count of 12-7 to Joe Alexander of Virginia.

Action continues this afternoon beginning at 4:30.


125 POUNDS - Nathan Navarro, Oregon State, pinned Brent Thompson, Kent State, 1:40, Josh Moore, Penn State, dec. Nathan Navarro, 7-5.

133 POUNDS - Joe Alexander, Virginia, dec. Ben Richards, Oregon State 12-7.

141 POUNDS - Shane Cunanan, Oregon State, dec. Pat Diaz, James Madison, 5-2. Robert Sessley, Ohio State, pinned Shane Cunanan, Oregon State, 1:54.

157 POUNDS - Shane Roller, Oklahoma State, dec. Eric Jorgensen, Oregon State, 6-5.

174 POUNDS - Josh Koschek, Edinboro, dec. Nathan Coy, Oregon State, 6-1.

HWT - Dawid Rechul, Harvard, dec. Jason Cooley, Oregon State, 2-0.

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