Wrestling Records 27-14 Defeat of Oregon in Pac-10 Road Dual

Jan. 29, 2007

EUGENE, Ore. - The Arizona State University wrestling team used a stretch of three major decisions and two falls to erase an early deficit and win a Pac-10 Conference dual, 27-14, at Oregon Sunday afternoon in Eugene, Ore. The win improved the Sun Devils' season record to 6-10 overall and 3-2 in the Pac-10 while the Ducks slipped to 3-7 overall and 1-5 in the conference.

The dual opened at 133 pounds where Shawn Jones dropped a close 2-0 decision to Joey Lucas. From there, the Ducks would win the next two bouts, both by decision, to stake the hosts to a 9-0 lead.

No. 5 Brian Stith continued his dominant streak at 157 pounds as he scored a 14-4 major decision to cut the deficit to 9-4. Then, at 165 pounds, Kevin Gaughan took down Kyle Bounds and pinned him in 2:28 to make the team score, 10-9, in favor of the Sun Devils. But, the Ducks were assessed a team penalty point for unsportsmanlike conduct following the bout, bringing the score to 10-8 in favor of ASU.

Rick Renzi continued the momentum for the Sun Devils as he scored a 14-5 major decision to put ASU ahead, 14-8. The lead grew to 20-8 when Greg Gifford pinned Brysen French in 3:22 before Jason Trulson recorded a 10-0 major decision to bring the team score to 24-8 in ASU's favor.

After a Chris Dearmon fall at 5:53 over Quinton Pruett put the team score at 24-14, Johns Espinoza closed out the dual with another Sun Devil win, this time a 6-2 decision over Ryan Dunn at 125 pounds for the 27-14 final.

Next up for the Sun Devils will be a 7 p.m. home dual with No. 13 Oklahoma inside Wells Fargo Arena on Friday night (Feb. 2).

Arizona State at Oregon
- Joey Lucas (UO) decision Shawn Jones (ASU), 2-0
141 - Justin Pearch (UO) decision Robert Galvan (ASU), 11-5
149 - Jeremy McLaughlin (UO) decision Chris Remsen (ASU), 6-0
157 - #5 Brian Stith (ASU) major Zach Frazier (UO), 14-4
165 - Kevin Gaughan (ASU) pinned Kyle Bounds (UO), 2:28
174 - Rick Renzi (ASU) major Jake McCoy (UO), 14-5
184 - Greg Gifford (ASU) pinned Brysen French (UO), 3:22
197 - Jason Trulson (ASU) major Chris Robertson (UO), 10-0
285 - Chris Dearmon (UO) pinned Quinton Pruett (ASU), 5:53
125 - John Espinoza (ASU) decision Ryan Dunn (UO), 6-2
* Oregon was deducted one team point following the 165 pound bout for unsportsmanlike conduct
Arizona State (6-10, 3-2 Pac-10) defeats Oregon (3-7, 1-5 Pac-10), 27-14
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