Wrestling Hosts Three Duals This Weekend
Feb. 7, 2002
Probable Oregon Line Up125 No. 12 Shaun Williams (7-4 overall, 5-3 duals)133 Jason Harless (11-3, 3-1) OR Martin Mitchell (9-8, 3-4)141 No. 20 Brian Watson (17-8, 8-3)149 Casey Hunt (7-6, 5-4)157 Tony Overstake (16-7, 5-2)165 No. 5 Eugene Harris (22-3, 9-2)174 Shane Webster (11-6, 5-3)184 Elias Soto (1-11, 1-7)197 Jake Leair (7-9, 4-7)Hwt. No. 19 Eric Webb (14-7, 5-3)*Rankings: Intermat
Recently Last week the Ducks were narrowly edged by No. 24 Boise State, 19-13 before falling 30-11 against No. 10 Arizona State. In Oregon's dual doubleheader versus Pacific and Central Washington, the Ducks won nine matches with bonus points. Eugene Harris won by fall against Pacific (0:37) and by technical fall against Central Washington. Also winning by fall were: Shaun Williams (125) and Tony Overstake (157). Harris, Watson and heavyweight Eric Webb picked up Oregon's three victories versus No. 4 Michigan Jan. 11.
A Look At Bakersfield The Roadrunners dropped a 25-16 decision to Cal Poly on Tuesday to fall to 2-5 overall, 0-3 Pac-10. No. 18 Thomas Jarez (141) is the Roadrunners only ranked wrestler and has a 24-11 overall record, 2-1 Pac-10.
A Look At No. 21Fresno state The Bulldogs are on a four-match win streak and won the All-California Tournament with 122 points last Saturday. Fresno State defeated Bakersfield, 33-3, in its last Pac-10 dual Jan. 30 to improve to 11-6 overall, 4-1 versus Pac-10 schools.
A Look At Cal PolyThe Mustangs (9-7, 4-3) finished second at the California Collegiate Invitational last week before defeating Bakersfield Saturday. Cal Poly has three nationally ranked wrestlers - No. 4 Cedric Haymon (141), No. 13 Steve Strange (174) and No. 18 David Schenk (197).
The SeriesBakersfield leads the series 17-8 over Oregon. The Roadrunners have won two straight, including a 24-13 victory at Mac Court in 2000. Oregon holds an 18-13-1 advantage over Fresno State and Cal Poly leads the series 22-16-1.
Head Coach Chuck Kearney The fourth year Oregon head coach has a 29-28 overall record at Oregon. Kearney is a former Oregon wrestler (177) who earned All-America honors and was the team's Most Valuable Wrestler in 1988 after leading the squad to a 34-8-1 record. Kearney is a former Pac-10 Champion and his 34 wins in 1988 rank seventh all-time at Oregon for wins in a season. Kearney's assistants are Rick Stewart (Oklahoma State, 1982) and Jeremy Ensrud (Oregon 1998). Stewart, who wrestled at Oklahoma State, is a two-time NCAA Champion and four-time All-American. Ensrud is a two-time All-American and compiled a 106-29 record at Oregon.