Oregon State's Projected Lineup from their website (link):
125 - Jason Lara
133 - Kelly Kubec
141 - Mike Mangrum or Garrett Drucker
149 - Scott Sakaguchi
157 - Alex Elder or John Tuck or RJ Pena--I see Elder taking a RS this year so I can't imagine they would use him here.
165 - Jon Brascetta
174 - Colby Covington
184 - Brice Arand--It'll be interesting to see who BSU puts here since Smith will not be wrestling.
197 - Chad Hanke
HWT - Clayton Jack
TOM's projected lineup and breakdown (link)
#14 Oregon State vs. #4 Boise State
(Line ups are based on projected line-ups submitted to TOM for the conference preview, line ups may change)
125: #12 Jason Lara vs. Alan Bartelli
133: #13 Kelly Kubec vs. #2 Andrew Hochstrasser
141: #10 Michael Mangrum vs. #13 Levi Jones
149: Scott Sakaguch vs. #6 Jason Chamberlain
157: RJ Pena vs. #1 Adam Hall
165: Jon Brascetta vs. Kurt Swartz
174: #9 Colby Covington vs. Brock Gutches
184: Ty Vinson vs. #1 Kirk Smith
197: Chad Hanke vs. Matt Casperson
Hwt: #12 Clayton Jack vs. Toby Erickson
Well in a very early battle between the two teams expected to contend for the PAC 10 Title this year we are in for a good night as fans.
On paper we see it as a tight one with Oregon State being favored at 125, 141, 174, Hwt and Boise State Favored at 133, 149, 157,184 with 165 and 197 listed as toss ups. So, on the surface this has the makings of a nail biter.
Bonus points will play a huge factor in this one.
125: We see a close decision in favor of Lara. Lara will be looking to put up some big points in a match where they are the favorite.
133: We may get to see the return of Hochstrasser in an early season test against Kubec, who is also nationally ranked. Kubec needs to avoid a major or look for an upset.
141: This should be a close one against two guys who are pretty close in the rankings. Oregon State needs to win this one and this match should be considered a ?key? for them to win this dual.
149: We are projecting Sakaguch here, but you could easily see someone else. Whoever gets the nod will be looking to knock off Chamberlain or at least keep this one close.
157: Be it Pena or someone else, Oregon State needs to keep this one to a Major or better against #1 Hall.
165: This is a swing match in our opinion. Neither team has a clear favorite and will be fighting hard to grab these points.
174: Oregon State sends out top 10 wrestler Covington to look for bonus points of his own. We will know more about where Gutches is at after this one.
184: Another weight where the Beavers have to try and limit the damage against #1 Smith.
197: Swing match number two here. We would give Hanke the nod as a slight Favorite. We do believe that for Oregon State to win this one, they will have to win here and at 165.
Hwt: This should be a win for the Beavers with #12 Jack, we expect Jack to try and add bonus points in this one.