Beavers Fall to No. 15 Michigan at Battle in the Big Sky

Jan. 3, 2009

Bozeman, Mont. Four Oregon State wrestlers captured victories with senior Heinrich Barnes (Pretoria, South Africa) leading the way with a major decision, but the Beavers fell to No. 15 Michigan, 23-13, in Friday evening’s Battle in the Big Sky, hosted by Montana State.


Barnes battled his way to the second bout victory of the night in a 16-5 final over Mark Weber at 149 pounds for his 22nd win of the season and 18th bonus point win.


After taking a week off due to an injury he suffered at the Reno Tournament of Champions, redshirt freshman Kelly Kubec (Lake Stevens, Wash.) returned with a 9-5 decision over Zac Stevens at 133 pounds.


Junior Keegan Davis (Salem, Ore.) picked up his 20th win of the season at 165 pounds with a 9-4 decision over Justin Zeerip.


After three tough bouts against ranked opponents, redshirt freshman Clayton Jack (Vacaville, Calif.) finished the night with a 10-4 win over Eddie Phillips at heavyweight, boosting his overall record to 13-7.


Oregon State’s dual meet record now sits at 3-5, while the Wolverines moved to .500 with a 2-2 record.


Oregon State takes a short break from competition before hosting Portland State on Wednesday, Jan. 14, in the team’s conference home opener at 7:00 p.m. in legendary Gill Coliseum.


Oregon State 13, No. 15 Michigan 23


125 Pounds – No. 11 Michael Watts (UM) decision over Jake Gonzales (OSU), 10-6

133 Pounds – Kelly Kubec (OSU) decision over Zac Stevens (UM), 9-5

141 Pounds – No. 4 Kellen Russell (UM) technical fall over Ryan Harold (OSU), 17-1 (5:30)

149 Pounds – No. 17 Heinrich Barnes (OSU) major decision over Mark Weber (UM), 16-5
157 Pounds –
Aaron Hynes (UM) major decision over Anthony Peressini (OSU), 13-4

165 Pounds – Keegan Davis (OSU) decision over Justin Zeerip (UM), 9-4

174 Pounds – No. 1 Steve Luke major decision over Ben Harris (OSU), 12-3
184 Pounds –
No. 11 Anthony Biondo (UM) decision over Brice Arand (OSU), 8-4

197 Pounds – No. 2 Tyrel Todd (UM) major decision over Chad Hanke (OSU), 15-3

Heavyweight – Clayton Jack (OSU) decision over Eddie Phillips (UM), 10-4


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