Oregon State on Top After First Session of Pac-12 Championships, Half Dozen Wrestlers Still Perfect
March 2, 2013
Beavers sit in first place with 124 points and a 14-4 overall record through the morning’s first 18 matches
TEMPE, Ariz. – The No. 8/9/11 ranked Oregon State wrestling team sits in first place following session No. 1 of the 2013 Pac-12 Championships.* As a team, the Beavers reeled off a conference high 124 points and are 17.5 ahead of second place Boise State, who has 106.5. Both the Beavers and the Broncos are the only two schools to reach the century mark following the first session.
Six OSU wrestlers have perfect records heading into the second session of competition, which takes place at 2:30pm Pacific Time, including Mike Mangrum – 141 lbs. (2-0), Scott Sakaguchi - 149 lbs. (2-0), RJ Pena - 157 lbs. (2-0), Seth Thomas – 165 lbs. (2-0), Taylor Meeks – 197 lbs. (2-0) and heavyweight Chad Hanke (1-0).
Jim Zalesky’s squad saw a total of three pins courtesy of Mangrum, Thomas and Meeks as well as seven major decisions with a pair coming from 157 pounder RJ Pena. They are 14-4 as a team through their first 18 matches in session No. 1.
Mangrum, who won two in the first session now has 132 career wins, just two away from tying legendary OSU grappler Les Gutches (1993-96). He and the rest of his Orange and Black mates will take to the mats inside Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe at 3:30 p.m. local time (Mountain). Action from Session No. 2 will be televised live on the Pac-12 Networks.
OSU WEIGHT CLASS RESULTS
125 lbs.Joey Palmer (1-1)
Joey Palmer def. Dalton Miller (Arizona State) Maj. Dec. (12-3)
Evan Silver (Stanford) def. Joey Palmer Dec. (8-3)
Drew Van Anrooy (1-1)
Drew Van Anrooy def. Alex Manley (Stanford) Dec. (11-4)
Brian Owen (Boise State) def. Drew Van Anrooy Dec. (3-1)
Mike Mangrum (2-0)
Mike Mangrum def. Brandon Rocha (Cal Poly) Pin (6:48)
Mike Mangrum def. Matt Kraus (Arizona State) Maj. Dec. (13-2)
Scott Sakaguchi (2-0)
Scott Sakaguchi def. Dalton Kelley (CSUB) Maj. Dec. (13-2)
Scott Sakaguchi def. Nathan Hoffer (Arizona State) Maj. Dec. (11-2)
RJ Pena (2-0)
RJ Pena def. Kyle Chene (Cal Poly) Maj. Dec. (14-2)
RJ Pena def. Joel Smith (Arizona State) Maj. Dec. (10-0)
Seth Thomas (2-0)
Seth Thomas def. David Meza (CSUB) Dec. (3-1)
Seth Thomas def. Codey Combs (Arizona State) Pin (6:59)
Cody Weishoff (1-1)
Cody Weishoff def. Mitch Woods (Cal Poly) Maj. Dec. (8-0)
Blake Stauffer (Arizona State) def. Cody Weishoff Dec. (4-2)
Ty Vinson (0-1)
Sean Dougherty (Cal Poly) def. Ty Vinson Pin (6:40)
Taylor Meeks (2-0)
Taylor Meeks def. Frankie Hurtado (CSUB) Pin (5:25)
Taylor Meeks def. Cody Dixon (Boise State) Dec. (6-4)
Chad Hanke (1-0)
Chad Hanke def. Dan Scherer (Stanford) Dec. (5-1)
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