No. 22 Wrestling Takes 33-9 Victory over UC Davis

Jan. 15, 2010

Corvallis, Ore. – Eleventh-ranked junior Colby Covington (Springfield, Ore.) broke up the four-way tie for first on the team for falls, chalking up his 12th on the season, in the No. 22 Oregon State wrestling team’s 33-9 win over UC Davis on Friday evening in legendary Gill Coliseum.


“It’s always good competition against Lennie,” head coach Jim Zalesky said. “We grew up wrestling against each other in tournaments and what not – it was just the way we were brought up competing. It’s good, friendly competition. I thought we started off kind of slow and gave up too many points, but I like how we finished.”


Seventeenth-ranked redshirt sophomore Jason Lara (Midway City, Calif.) started things off for the Beavers, improving to a perfect 14-0 in duals with a 5-2 decision over Kody Klaus at 125 pounds with a late escape and takedown in the final period.


UC Davis took the lead after a the second bout with a fall but redshirt freshman Mike Mangrum (Auburn, Wash.) put the Beavers back on top by three with a fall of his own in 3:44 at 141 pounds over Bryan Osuna, his second fall of the season.


The Aggies tied things up after 149 pounds with a decision, making it nine all. But No. 12 Keegan Davis (Salem, Ore.) regained the lead for the Beavers with a 8-2 decision over Trevor Machado-Ching at 157 pounds.


Eleventh-ranked junior Colby Covington (Springfield, Ore.) got the fans on their feet controlling the 174 pound match, pinning Alex Darkhovsky in 2:48 to continue to build on Oregon State’s lead, 21-9. Covington tied the 10th most for juniors in a single season and 30th most overall for a single season.


In the eighth bout of the night, junior Brice Arand (Springfield, Ore.) secured the win for the Beavers with his 11-5 decision over Rory McBryde, nearly calculating the major decision and giving Oregon State the decisive 24-9 lead.


Sophomore Chad Hanke (Dayton, Ore.) continued the match winning streak with his fifth fall of the season coming over Brian Herrera at 197 pounds to widen the Oregon State lead by 21.


Wrapping up the meet, No. 18 sophomore heavyweight Clayton Jack (Vacaville, Calif.) rebounded against No. 11 Ricky Alcala after falling to him last year at the Pac-10 Championships for true second. Jack scored first and continued to hold his lead to take the 9-3 decision over Alcala, improving to a perfect 14-0.


Oregon State improves to 13-1 in duals, 2-1 Pac-10, while UC Davis falls to 0-6, 0-2 Pac-10. The Beavers are only two dual meet wins away from tying the 14-meet winning streak of 1986. And Oregon State head coach Jim Zalesky now leads the Zalesky brothers’ series 3-2.


Oregon State completes the weekend by hosting Pac-10 opponent, Cal State Bakersfield, on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in legendary Gill Coliseum.


                                                                                                                                    UCD     OSU

125 Pounds – No. 17 Jason Lara (OSU) decision over Kody Klaus (UCD), 5-2                     0          3         

133 Pounds – No. 15 Brandon Low (UCD) fall over No. 16 Kelly Kubec (OSU), 2:07           6          3         

141 Pounds – Mike Mangrum (OSU) fall over Bryan Osuna (UCD), 3:44                             6          9         

149 Pounds – No. 16 Barrett Abel (UCD) decision over No. 14 RJ Pena (OSU), 15-9          9          9         

157 Pounds – No. 12 Keegan Davis (OSU) dec over Trevor Machado-Ching (UCD), 8-2      9          12       

165 Pounds – Dan Brascetta (OSU) decision over Joey Wilson (UCD), 8-3                         9          15

174 Pounds – No. 11 Colby Covington (OSU) fall over Alex Darkhovsky (UCD), 2:48           9          21       

184 Pounds – Brice Arand (OSU) decision over Rory McBryde (UCD), 11-5                        9          24

197 Pounds – Chad Hanke (OSU) fall over Brian Herrera (UCD), 5:57                                9          30       

Heavyweight – No. 18 Clayton Jack (OSU) decision over No. 11 Ricky Alcala (UCD), 9-3     9          33


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