Covington Makes it 12 Straight in No. 14 Wrestling's Loss to No. 8 Oklahoma

Feb. 14, 2010

Norman, Okla. – Ninth-ranked junior Colby Covington (Springfield, Ore.) improved to 12 straight with a decision in his 174 pound match, but the No. 14 Oregon State wrestling team (18-3) fell 25-6 to No. 8 Oklahoma (15-2-1) on Sunday afternoon.


Covington scored first with a takedown, limiting No. 15 Jeff James to only escape points, to take the bout 12-6. Covington only led by one point after each of the first two periods before breaking it open in the final two minutes.


Sixteenth-ranked Kelly Kubec (Lake Stevens, Wash.) was the only other wrestler to earn a win, earning the 5-3 decision in overtime over Kendrick Maple. Maple scored first on a takedown before making it 3-0 on an escape to start the second period. Kubec started the third period on the bottom, earning the escape before the takedown to tie things up with 16 seconds remaining. Kubec tallied the match-winning takedown with 20 seconds left to go in overtime.


Redshirt freshman No. 20 Mike Mangrum (Auburn, Wash.), 13th-ranked senior Keegan Davis (Salem, Ore.), senior Dan Brascetta (Aurora, Colo.), redshirt freshman Ty Vinson (Great Falls, Mont.) and 13th-ranked sophomore Clayton Jack (Vacaville, Calif.) all fell in their matches by two or less points.


Oregon State falls to 18-3, while Oklahoma is now 15-2-1.


Oregon State has a week off before heading to the Pac-10 Championships on Friday, Feb. 26.


                                                                                                                                    OSU     OU

125 Pounds – No. 18 Jarrod Patterson (OU) decision over No. 15 Jason Lara (OSU), 8-1     0          3

133 Pounds – No. 16 Kelly Kubec (OSU) decision over Kendrick Maple (OU), 5-3 (OT)        3          3

141 Pounds – No. 3 Zack Bailey (OU) decision over No. 20 Mike Mangrum (OSU), 3-1       3          6

149 Pounds – No. 3 Kyle Terry (OU) major decision over RJ Pena (OSU), 15-3                   3          10

157 Pounds – Chad Terry (OU) decision over No. 13 Keegan Davis (OSU), 5-4                   3          13       

165 Pounds – No. 15 Tyler Caldwell (OU) decision over Dan Brascetta (OSU), 7-5             3          16

174 Pounds – No. 9 Colby Covington (OSU) decision over No. 15 Jeff James (OU), 12-6     6          16

184 Pounds – Erich Schmidtke (OU) decision over Ty Vinson (OSU), 3-2                            6          19

197 Pounds – No. 6 Eric Lapotsky (OU) decision over Chad Hanke (OSU), 7-2                   6          22

Heavyweight – No. 15 Nathan Fernandez (OU) dec over No. 13 Clayton Jack (OSU), 7-5     6          25       


Oregon State Notes – Junior Colby Covington is still 10th all-time in career winning percentage (.875) with a 35-5 overall record … Sophomore Kelly Kubec is now 2-1 in overtime matches now.


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