Jan. 23, 2011


Note: See Video below for analysis from head coach Jim Zalesky

CORVALLIS, Ore. ? Jason Lara, Mike Mangrum and Brice Arand all recorded pins as the 13th-ranked Oregon State wrestling team rolled past Stanford, 35-6, Sunday afternoon at legendary Gill Coliseum.

Clayton Jack closed out the dual with a technical fall and the Beavers scored bonus points in four of their eight individual victories to bounce back from an 18-15 loss to No. 24 Cal Poly on Friday night.

?We came out very aggressive and wrestled very well,? Oregon State head coach Jim Zalesky said. ?The guys took it upon themselves to come out strong and they did that. Jason, Mike and Brice led us with some pins and everyone else competed well. This is a good way to come out of the weekend.?

The Beavers put themselves at 8-4-2 on the year and 2-1-1 in Pacific-10 Conference meets.

Lara (125 pounds) came out of the gates strong and gave the Beavers a 6-0 lead when, in just 2:33, he pinned Stanford?s Austin Quarles after getting an early takedown and a three-point near fall. With the win, he ran his record to 19-8 on the season and 4-0 in duals decided by pins. Thusly, he is 13-0 in his career when the result is a fall.

Two bouts later, after a toss loss by Garrett Drucker (133) at the hands of Justin Paulsen, Mangrum (141) recorded his fourth pin of the season when he took down Stanford?s Jordan Gray at the 6:35 mark. The OSU sophomore had a 2-0 advantage after one period and was up 10-3 after two before downing his opponent 1:35 into the third-period.

The win was Mangrum?s 15th of the season and 47th of his career.

Mangrum?s win put the Beavers up 12-6 and saw that extended to 15-3 when Scott Sakaguchi posted his third straight win, a 4-1 decision over Timmy Boone. The two failed to score a point in the first period before Sakaguchi went up 2-0 in the second. Sakaguchi?s win tied him with Lara for the team lead with 19 victories.

Stanford inched closer, to 15-6, when Kyle Meyer was victorious over Alex Elder (157), 4-2. Meyer scored his final two points off escapes after leading 2-1 after one. Elder earned 1:27 of riding to pull within two for the final result.

From that point on, it was all Beavers as the team won the last five bouts to outscore Stanford, 20-0. Jon Brascetta (165) started that stretch with a 11-5 decision over Garrett Schaner, to get to 13-11 on the year.

He was followed by the most highly-anticipated bout of the night, between No. 6 Nick Amuchastegui and No. 7 Colby Covington at 174 pounds. OSU?s Covington posted a 3-1 lead after two periods, and held on for a 3-2 win after the Stanford grappler earned his only point of the third period on an escape.

At that point, the Beavers led 21-6, effectively getting them the win. Stanford could have tied, but Arand took care of that prospect with a 6:38 pin of Spence Patrick. Arand was going for the big win, regardless, tallying a 4-2 advantage after one, and a 5-2 lead after two. He posted a takedown in the third before getting his team-leading eighth pin of the season ? and it marked the 18th of his career.

Jack (heavyweight) and Chad Hanke (197) closed out the dual with victories to finish off the win. Hanke, ranked 19th, defeated Zak Giesen, ranked No. 9, with a 3-2 decision. The two came out of two periods tied at two, but Hanke picked up an escape in the third and held on for the victory.

Jack, meanwhile, wasted little time in getting a technical fall over Alan Yen, 19-3. Jack held a 7-0 lead after one period and was up 12-2 after two and finished off the match in 6:20 with his third technical fall of the season.

The win put Jack at 74-31 for his career; the 74 wins is now good for a tie for 44th in school history.

The team victory put OSU at 34-1-1 all-time against the Cardinal and the Beavers have won six straight over Stanford.

The Beavers hit the mat again next Sunday, Jan. 30, against Boise State at Gill Coliseum. The meet starts at 2 p.m. and constitutes the team?s second annual Endowment Meet, where all ticket sales go directly to the wrestling endowment. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on osubeavers.com, by calling 1-800-GOBEAVS or visiting the ticket office at Gill Coliseum.


Oregon State 35, Stanford 6
Attendance: 923

WeightWinnerLoserOutcomeScoreOSUSTAN125Jason Lara (OSU)Austin Quarles (STAN)Fall2:33
60133Justin Paulsen (STAN)Garrett Drucker (OSU)Decision8-463141Mike Mangrum (OSU)Jordan Gray (STAN)Fall
6:35123149Scott Sakaguchi (OSU)Timmy Boone (STAN)Decision4-1153157Kyle Meyer (STAN)Alex Elder (OSU)Decision4-2156165Jon Brascetta (OSU)
Garrett Schaner (STAN)Decision11-5186174Colby Covington (OSU)Nick Amuchastegui (STAN)Decision
3-2216184Brice Arand (OSU)Spence Patrick (STAN)Fall
6:38276197Chad Hanke (OSU)Zack Giesen (STAN)Decision3-2306HWTClayton Jack (OSU)Alan Yen (STAN)Technical Fall
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