Wrestling Comes Up Short in Completing Trifecta at UC Davis

Jan. 30, 2009

Davis, Calif. After winning a pair of meets earlier in the day at Stanford, the Oregon State wrestling team came up short in completing the trifecta at UC Davis, 12-22, Friday evening.


The Beavers got off to a slow start, coming up short in their first three matches before 16th-ranked senior Heinrich Barnes (Pretoria, South Africa) got things rolling with a 7-4 decision over Barrett Abel at 149 pounds. Barnes allowed Abel to start the match off with a narrow lead before turning it on in the third period, scoring a takedown and a three-point near fall.


Sophomore Jon Brascetta (Aurora, Colo.) picked up the next win for Oregon State at 157 pounds in overtime. Brascetta led through most of the match before Joseph Wilson took a one-point lead in the third period, but Brascetta tied it up at four all, forcing the bout into overtime. Brascetta recorded the takedown and his fourth win of the season.


Eleventh-ranked senior Kyle Bressler (Federal Way, Wash.) was the next to chalk up a win for the Beavers at 174 pounds. No stranger to overtime matches, Bressler stayed perfect as he tallied his third overtime win this season over Tyler Bernacchi. Both wrestlers were tied at one as time expired, but a Bressler takedown put another tally in the win column, extending his winning streak to seven.


Wrapping up the meet, redshirt freshman heavyweight Clayton Jack (Vacaville, Calif.) battled his way to a 10-3 win over John Thurston, despite taking an injury timeout in the second period. Jack held Thurston to only escape points, racking up four takedowns and adding riding time.


The Beavers battled to a pair of close matches at 125 and 165 pounds. Senior Jake Gonzales (Enumclaw, Wash.) came up just short against No. 18 Marcos Orozco, earning his only point in the second period. Junior Keegan Davis (Salem, Ore.) took Dustin Noack to a third overtime period, but fell 6-5.


Oregon State now is 8-7, 4-2 Pac-10, while UC Davis improves to 7-4, 3-2 Pac-10.


Wrestling concludes its last road trip at Cal State Bakersfield on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.


Oregon State 12, UC Davis 22


125 Pounds No. 18 Marcos Orozco (D) decision over Jake Gonzales (O), 2-1

133 Pounds Brandon Low (D) decision over Kelly Kubec (O), 10-5

141 Pounds Nexi Delgado (D) major decision over Garrett Drucker (O), 15-5

149 Pounds No. 16 Heinrich Barnes (O) decision over Barrett Abel (D), 7-4   

157 Pounds Jon Brascetta (O) decision over Joseph Wilson (D), 6-4 (OT)

165 Pounds Dustin Noack (D) decision over Keegan Davis (O), 6-5 (3OT)

174 Pounds No. 11 Kyle Bressler (O) decision over Tyler Bernacchi (D), 3-1 (OT)

184 Pounds Jonathon Clark (D) decision over Brice Arand (O), 10-5 

197 Pounds Abraham Otrambo (D) fall over Chad Hanke (O), 1:30

Heavyweight Clayton Jack (O) decision over John Thurston (D), 10-3


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