Barnes and Davis Finish Seventh at Midlands Championships

Dec. 30, 2008

Evanston, Ill. Senior Heinrich Barnes (Pretoria, South Africa) and junior Keegan Davis (Salem, Ore.) both took seventh place finishes in the final day of the Midlands Championships for the Oregon State wrestling team.


As a team, Oregon State finished 13th with 46.5 team points.  

Barnes opened up the second day of competition at 149 pounds with a 21-7 major decision over JJ Johnson of Eastern Michigan before coming up just short against No. 16 Kyle Borshoff of American in a 4-3 decision. But Barnes rebounded in the seventh place match, earning his third major decision of the tournament over No. 19 Charlie Ettelson of Northern Iowa, 12-3.


Davis took a similar route on day two at 165 pounds, shutting out Seth Garvin of Chattanooga, 8-0, in his first match before coming up just short to Jake Kerr, 6-4, just out of reach of the third place match. But Davis finished strong in his final match, upsetting No. 9 Luke Manuel of Purdue, 4-2, in the seventh place match.


Senior Ben Harris (Langley, Wash.), the third wrestler still alive on day two of the tournament, fell in his first match at 174 pounds to Mike Letts, who was wrestling for Maryland unattached, in a 17-3 major decision.


Wrestling stays out on the road, facing No. 15 Michigan on Friday, Jan. 2, in Bozeman, Mont., for the Battle in the Big Sky.


Midlands Championships Results


Team Results (out of 48) – 1. Iowa, 156.5; 2. Iowa State, 153.5; 3. Missouri, 121.5; 4. Wisconsin, 98.5; 5. Northwestern, 88.5; 6. Central Michigan, 83.0; 7. Purdue, 82.5; 8. American, 57.5; 9. Maryland, 56.0; 10. Illinois, 54.0, 13. Oregon State, 46.5.


125 Pounds

Pigtails – Jake Gonzales (OSU) Bye

Championship Round One – Thomas Williams (American) decision over Jake Gonzales (OSU), 3-1

Consolation Round One – Jake Gonzales (OSU) Bye

Consolation Round Two – Jake Gonzales (OSU) major decision over Filiberto Colon (Rider), 10-2

Consolation Round Three – Jason Lara (Unatt.-OSU) decision over Jake Gonzales (OSU), 5-4


149 Pounds

Pigtails – No. 17 Heinrich Barnes (OSU) major decision over Dan Waddell (Chattanooga), 13-2

Championship Round One – No. 17 Heinrich Barnes (OSU) technical fall over Alex Warren (Unatt.-Indiana), 16-1 (3:02)

Championship Round Two – No. 17 Heinrich Barnes (OSU) technical fall over Alec Williams (Air Force), 18-0 (6:08)

Championship Round Three – No. 6 Jake Patacsil (Purdue) technical fall over No. 17 Heinrich Barnes (OSU), 15-0 (3:23)

Consolation Round Five – No. 17 Heinrich Barnes (OSU) major decision over JJ Johnson (E. Michigan), 21-7

Consolation Round Six – No. 16 Kyle Borshoff (American) decision over No. 17 Heinrich Barnes (OSU), 4-3

Seventh Place Match – No. 17 Heinrich Barnes (OSU) major decision over No. 19 Charlie Ettelson (N. Iowa), 12-3

Seventh Place Finish


165 Pounds

Pigtails – Keegan Davis (OSU) major decision over Chris Spranger (Unatt.-Iowa State), 12-3

Championship Round One – Keegan Davis (OSU) major decision over Ben Hoover (Unatt.), 16-5

Championship Round Two – No. 5 Jon Reader (Iowa State) decision over Keegan Davis (OSU), 4-0

Consolation Round Three – Keegan Davis (OSU) decision over Brian Letters (Maryland), 4-3

Consolation Round Four – Keegan Davis (OSU) decision over Ethan Headlee (Pitt), 6-3

Consolation Round Five – Keegan Davis (OSU) major decision over Seth Garvin (Chattanooga), 8-0

Consolation Round Six – Jake Kerr (Unatt.-Iowa) decision over Keegan Davis (OSU), 6-4

Seventh Place Match – Keegan Davis (OSU) decision over No. 9 Luke Manuel (Purdue), 4-2

Seventh Place Finish


Pigtails – Chris Stout (American) decision over Dan Brascetta (Unatt.-OSU), 8-6

Consolation Pigtails – Dan Brascetta (Unatt.-OSU) Bye

Consolation Round One – Paul Young (Indiana) fall over Dan Brascetta (Unatt.-OSU), 0:41


174 Pounds

Pigtails – Ben Harris (OSU) Bye

Championship Round One – Ben Harris (OSU) fall over No. 12 Trevor Perry (Indiana), 2:59

Championship Round Two – Nick Corpe (Purdue) decision over Ben Harris (OSU), 5-2

Consolation Round Three – Ben Harris (OSU) decision over Tyler French (Air Force), 7-3

Consolation Round Four – Ben Harris (OSU) decision over Dave Sullivan (Pitt), 3-2 (2OT)

Consolation Round Five – Mike Letts (Unatt.-Maryland) major decision over Ben Harris (OSU), 17-3


Pigtails – Brandon Perkins (Unatt.-OSU) Bye

Championship Round One – Mike Letts (Unatt.-Maryland) decision over Brandon Perkins (Unatt.-OSU), 10-7

Consolation Round One – Brandon Perkins (Unatt.-OSU) Bye

Consolation Round Two – Brandon Perkins (Unatt.-OSU) decision over Sam Engelland (Wis.-OK), 8-4

Consolation Round Three – Brandon Perkins (Unatt.-OSU) wins by forfeit over No. 8 Duke Burke (Iowa State)

Consolation Round Four– Brandon Perkins (Unatt.-OSU) wins by default over Corey Peltier (Maryland)

Consolation Round Five – John Dergo (Illinois) major decision over Brandon Perkins (Unatt.-OSU), 14-5


184 Pounds

Championship Round One – Brice Arand (OSU) fall over Grant Gambrall (Unatt.-Iowa), 2:19

Championship Round Two – Jerome Ward (Iowa St.) decision over Brice Arand (OSU), 2-1 (3OT)

Consolation Round Three – Nick Palmieri (MSU) decision over Brice Arand (OSU), 7-4


197 Pounds

Pigtails – Chad Hanke (OSU) Bye

Championship Round One – No. 10 Logan Brown (Purdue) fall over Chad Hanke (OSU), 4:15

Consolation Round Two – Chad Hanke (OSU) Bye

Consolation Round Three – Chad Hanke (OSU) decision over Jimmy Ciccone (Air Force), 14-8

Consolation Round Four – Chad Hanke (OSU) major decision over Rick Loera (Unatt.-Iowa), 15-4

Consolation Round Five – Alec Bonander (Luther) fall over Chad Hanke (OSU), 5:52



Pigtails – Clayton Jack (OSU) Bye

Championship Round One – Clayton Jack (OSU) fall over Josh Wine (VMI), 2:09

Championship Round Two – Jarod Trice (C. Michigan) decision over Clayton Jack (OSU), 3-2

Consolation Round Three – No. 5 John Wise (Illinois) decision over Clayton Jack (OSU), 7-6


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