Wrestling to Honor Seniors, Alumni Feb. 9 During Bakersfield Dual

Jan. 15, 2003

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State's wrestling dual with Cal State Bakersfield has been tabbed as Senior and Alumni Day, Thom Ortiz, the Sun Devils' head coach, announced Wednesday. The Pac-10 Conference dual is scheduled for Feb. 9 inside Wells Fargo Arena with a 2 p.m. start.

Six seniors will be on hand, as well as many former Sun Devils, to participate in the festivities. Prior to the start of the dual, seniors Adam Chavira (Parker, Ariz./Parker), Kellan Fluckiger (Preston, Idaho/Preston), Dana Holland (Glendale Heights, Ill./Iowa Central), Eric Larkin (Tucson, Ariz./Sunnyside), Curtis Owen (Coeur D'Alene, Idaho/North Idaho) and Rocky Smart (Pleasant Grove, Utah/BYU) will honored for their service to the Sun Devil program.

Following the fifth match of the dual or 'halftime', ASU will recognize its wrestling alumnus on the mats. Following the dual, a social for the alumni and fans will be held with a place and starting time to be announced at a later date.

The Sun Devils will head to Columbus, Ohio, this weekend and participate in the NWCA National Duals. Seeded No. 8 in the double-elimination team dual tournament, ASU will face unseeded and No. 12 in the nation Missouri at 9 a.m. Saturday. Action continues through Sunday at St. John Arena on the Ohio State campus.

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