Intrasquad Meet Sets Wrestling Lineup

Nov. 8, 2003

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State decided its starting lineup at nine of 10 weights on Saturday afternoon as the Beavers wrestled their annual Intrasquad Meet at Gill Coliseum. OSU opens the season at eighth-ranked Nebraska next Saturday.

Sweeping best-of-three matchups to secure starting spots for that meet were redshirt freshman 125-pounder Eric Stevenson, junior 133-pounder Tim Norman, sophomore 149-pounder Tony Hook, senior 157-pounder Brian Duhrkoop, junior 165-pounder Matt Ellis, senior 174-pounder Jed Pennell, sophomore 184-pounder Dan Pitsch, sophomore 197-pounder Jed Lowe and redshirt freshman heavyweight Ty Watterson. Norman, Hook, Ellis and Pennell were starters a year ago and Pitsch was in the starting lineup until an injury ended his season.

At 141 pounds, freshman Kyle Larson swept a best-of-three matchup against sophomore returning starter Mike Unger Jr. Unger will likely get the starting spot at Nebraska, though, as the Beavers decide whether or not to redshirt Larson this season.

'There were some good, tough matches,' OSU head coach Joe Wells said. 'There was definitely some improvement. There are going to be some great challenges for spots all season long.

'A few of our more experienced guys went out and demonstrated that they're going to win - they were aggressive, they didn't sit on a lead and they managed matches well. We also saw a couple of young guys come out and surprise folks - I was glad to see them assert themselves.'

OREGON STATE INTRASQUAD MEET125 - Eric Stevenson dec. Brett Phillips, 6-1; Stevenson pinned Phillips, 6:22. 133 - Tim Norman dec. Bobby Pfennigs, 7-6; Norman dec. Pfennigs, 4-3. 141 - Kyle Larson dec. Mike Unger Jr., 4-3; Larson dec. Unger, 5-2. 149 - Tony Hook dec. Orlando Perez, 3-2; Hook dec. Perez, 7-3. 157 - Brian Duhrkoop dec. Anthony Weber, 3-2; Duhrkoop, dec. Weber 8-1. 165 - Matt Ellis dec. Neal Beaudry, 8-1; Ellis major dec. Beaudry, 17-3. 174 - Jed Pennell dec. Jeremy Larson, 7-5; Pennell dec. Larson, 8-2. 184 - Dan Pitsch dec. Steve Grayson, 10-6; Pitsch major dec. Grayson 10-1. 197 - Jed Lowe major dec. Dan Johnson, 11-0; Lowe major dec. Johnson, 13-0. HWT - Ty Watterson dec. Jamie Rakevich, 5-1; Watterson dec. Rakevich 7-0.

141 - Clint Leonard dec. Mike Unger Jr., 5-2. 157 - David Lorring dec. Joel Gibson, 7-5. 174 - Curt Willener dec. David Lorring, 9-3; Curt Willener dec. Joel Gibson, 7-2. HWT - Travis Gardner dec. Adam Daniel, 6-1.

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