March 2, 2013
Oregon State reels off 158 team points en route to three individual weight class titles in Tempe
OSU senior 141 pounder Mike Mangrum picks up*his second straight Pac-12 Championship, with his pin (3:33) over CSU Bakersfield's Timmy Box in the 141 championship bout. Mangrum will make his fourth appearance at NCAA's later this month. Oregon State wrapped up it's second straight pac-12 title and third in the last four years with its 158 point output.
TEMPE, Ariz. – The No. 8/9/11 ranked Oregon State wrestling team took home its second straight Pac-12 Championship and third in the last four years with 158 total points, Saturday in Tempe. OSU added three individual championships into the mix plus an additional three who finished as runners up in their weight class.
The Beavers who claimed the second-to-last Pac-10 Championship in 2010 and the first Pac-12 title in 2012, finished 21.5 points ahead of second place Boise State (136.5) and saw Mike Mangrum (141 lbs.), Taylor Meeks (197 lbs.), Chad Hanke (HWT), win individual weight class crowns. For Mangrum it was his second straight Pac-12 Championship, while Meeks and Hanke each walked away with their first.
As a unit OSU did not have a wrestler place lower than third, as Scott Sakaguchi (149 lbs)., RJ Pena (157 lbs.), and Seth Thomas (165 lbs.) were runners up in their weight classes, while Joey Palmer (125 lbs.), Drew Van Anrooy (133 lbs.), Cody Weishoff (174 lbs.) and Ty Vinson (184 lbs.) all finished third.
Mangrum (3-0), Meeks (3-0) and Hanke (2-0) were perfect on the day going a combined 8-0, while Palmer, Van Anrooy, and Weishoff went 3-1 in competition. Pena also earned a 3-1 mark including his wrestle off with CSU Bakersfield’s Adam Fierro following the awards ceremony.
Mangrum, competing in his final Pac-12 Championships received the award for the most pins as he earned two falls out of the three matches he wrestled in, including one over CSU Bakersfield’s Timmy Box (3:33), in the 141 lb. title bout.
As a team, Oregon State went 26-7, in its 33 total matches during Pac-12’s and eclipsed its 2012 point total of 138.0 by 20. The 158 points put up on the board by Jim Zalesky’s squad was the most by a conference school since Boise State scored 172.5 in 2009.
Looking ahead toward the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Oregon State will send at least seven members, including Mangrum, Sakaguchi, Pena, Weishoff, Vinson, Meeks and Hanke. First timers Weishoff and Hanke will join Meeks and Vinson who are making their second straight appearance. Sakaguchi and Pena will be making their third, while Mangrum will make his fourth straight trip to Nationals.
The 2013 NCAA Wrestling Championships will take place from March 21-23 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.
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FINAL OSU WEIGHT CLASS RESULTS
125 lbs.Joey Palmer (3-1)
Joey Palmer def. Dalton Miller (Arizona State) Maj. Dec. (12-3)
Evan Silver (Stanford) def. Joey Palmer Dec. (8-3)
Joey Palmer Rami Haddadin (Boise State) Dec. (5-3)
Joey Palmer def. Britian Longmire (Cal Poly) Dec. 3-0
Drew Van Anrooy (3-1)
Drew Van Anrooy def. Alex Manley (Stanford) Dec. (11-4)
Brian Owen (Boise State) def. Drew Van Anrooy Dec. (3-1)
Drew Van Anrooy def. Ares Carpio (Arizona State) Tech Fall (18-3)
Drew Van Anrooy def. Alex Manley (Stanford) Dec. (8-2)
Mike Mangrum (3-0)
Mike Mangrum def. Brandon Rocha (Cal Poly) Pin (6:48)
Mike Mangrum def. Matt Kraus (Arizona State) Maj. Dec. (13-2)
Mike Mangrum def. Timmy Box (CSUB) Pin (3:33)
Scott Sakaguchi (2-1)
Scott Sakaguchi def. Dalton Kelley (CSUB) Maj. Dec. (13-2)
Scott Sakaguchi def. Nathan Hoffer (Arizona State) Maj. Dec. (11-2)
Jason Chamberlain def. Scott Sakaguchi (Boise State) Dec. (3-1 OT)
RJ Pena (3-1)
RJ Pena def. Kyle Chene (Cal Poly) Maj. Dec. (14-2)
RJ Pena def. Joel Smith (Arizona State) Maj. Dec. (10-0)
George Ivanov (Boise State) def. RJ Pena Dec. (3-2)
RJ Pena def. Adam Fierro (CSUB) Pin (1:25)
Seth Thomas (2-1)
Seth Thomas def. David Meza (CSUB) Dec. (3-1)
Seth Thomas def. Codey Combs (Arizona State) Pin (6:59)
Bret Baumbach (Stanford) def. Seth Thomas* Dec. (7-1)
Cody Weishoff (3-1)
Cody Weishoff def. Mitch Woods (Cal Poly) Maj. Dec. (8-0)
Blake Stauffer (Arizona State) def. Cody Weishoff Dec. (4-2)
Cody Weishoff def. Thomas Kimbrell (Stanford) Dec. (10-4)
Cody Weishoff def. Scotty Bacon (Boise State) Dec. (7-4 3OT)
Ty Vinson (2-1)
Sean Dougherty (Cal Poly) def. Ty Vinson Pin (6:40)
Ty Vinson def. Ryan Davies (Stanford) Dec. (3-2)
Ty Vinson def. Sean Dougherty (Cal Poly) Dec. (5-4)
Taylor Meeks (3-0)
Taylor Meeks def. Frankie Hurtado (CSUB) Pin (5:25)
Taylor Meeks def. Cody Dixon (Boise State) Dec. (6-4)
Taylor Meeks def. Jake Meredith (Arizona State) Dec. (4-0)
Chad Hanke (2-0)
Chad Hanke def. Dan Scherer (Stanford) Dec. (5-1)
Chad Hanke def. J.T. Felix (Boise State) Dec. (3-2)
POST MEET QUOTES
OSU Head Coach Jim Zalesky
On his team’s second straight Pac-12 Championship…
“We scored points and everybody won a lot of matches. Everybody placed in the top three so that’s good because we haven’t done that before. In a tournament you win some tough matches and you lose some tough matches so it’s hard to feel really great about it because there is still work to do before the NCAA Tournament.”
On his trio of conference champions…
“They did what they had to do in the finals. (Mike) Mangrum got the fall, (Taylor) Meeks had to beat a guy (ASU’s Jake Meredith) that beat him before 7-0 and then (Chad) Hanke found a way to win. Sometimes we talk about having to ride a guy for two minutes to win and he (Hanke) did.”
141 lb. Pac-12 Champion Mike Mangrum
On his conference championship…
“I kind of didn’t really wake up until halfway through the first round. (Tommy) Box is good, he took me down twice in a row but my style is kind of described as a freight train. The more I can go, the more I score and I just keep building. I pulled off a pretty cool move, I pinned him and I feel good about it.”
POST MEET NOTES
--Mike Mangrum sits just one win away from tying legendary OSU wrestler Les Gutches (1993-96), for fifth on the all-time OSU program list, Gutches has 134, Mangrum has 133.
--Mangrum’s two pins gives him 31 for his career and sole possession of 12th place on the OSU all-time list, he passes Dan Hicks (1976-79; 142/150) and Jason Buce (1995-98; 118/126), who both have 29.
--With his pin of CSUB’s Adam Fierro in the wrestle off, RJ Pena now has 44 career pins and passes Greg Strobel (1971-74) 190 lbs. for seventh on the all-time list, Strobel has 43.
--Chad Hanke and Mike Mangrum each now have a team high 18 match winning streak.
--Oregon State has scored an average of 148 points in its back-to-back Pac-12 Championships.
--The Beavers have now won nine Pac-10/12 Championships (1979, 1983-84, 1992, 1994, 2007, 2010, 2011-12)
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