Bowlby Reaches Quarterfinals

Dec. 6, 2002

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Oregon State heavyweight Andy Bowlby reached the quarterfinals of the Las Vegas Invitational wrestling tournament Friday before being knocked into the wrestleback bracket. Bowlby, a senior ranked 11th nationally by Amateur Wrestling News, was pinned by fifth-ranked Kevin Hoy of Air Force in 4:56.

The two-day, 50-team tournament concludes Saturday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Complete team scores and wrestleback results from the tournament's first day of action were unavailable.

OSU had two other wrestlers advance in the championship bracket before being bumped into the wrestlebacks. At 149 pounds, freshman Tony Hook won a pair of matches before losing a technical fall to second-ranked Jesse Jantzen of Harvard; at 157 pounds, freshman Jeremy Larson took a first-round victory before being pinned by 10th-ranked Adam Britt of Virginia Military in 3:53.


TEAM SCORES: Unavailable.

OREGON STATE RESULTS (Amateur Wrestling News national rankings in parentheses; wrestleback results unavailable):

125, BRETT PHILLIPS - dec. by Chad Meyer, Missouri Valley, 5-3 in first round.

133, TIM NORMAN - dec. by Adam Mars, Adams State, 11-6 in first round.

141, MIKE UNGER - dec. by Anthony Haukenberry, Montana State-Northern, 8-6 in preliminary round.

149, TONY HOOK - dec. over Jon Sharpe, Cal State-Bakersfield, 6-1 in preliminary round; dec. over Keri Stanley, North Idaho JC, 5-2 in first round; tech. fall by (2) Jesse Jantzen, Harvard, 16-1 (time n/a) in second round.

157, JEREMY LARSON - dec. over Nick Hopping, Cal Poly, 7-6 in first round; pinned by (10) Adam Britt, Virginia Military, 3:53 in second round.

165, MATT ELLIS - major dec. by (3) Jacob Volkmann, Minnesota, 11-3 in preliminary round.

174, JAKE HUFFMAN - pinned by (17) Dustin Kawa, North Carolina State, 0:59 in preliminary round.

184, DAN PITSCH - dec. by (6) Jason Potter, Illinois, 6-3 in first round.

197, JASON LOVELL - pinned by (4) Kyle Smith, Michigan, 1:02 in first round.

HWT, (11) ANDY BOWLBY - tech. fall over Dustin Sullivan, Adams State, 17-2 (time n/a) in first round; dec. over Joe Bryce, North Dakota State, 3-2 in second round; pinned by (5) Kevin Hoy, Air Force, 4:56 in quarterfinals.

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