Feb. 11, 2011

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Note: Scroll below to see a recap from Head Coach Jim Zalesky

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Mike Mangrum and Scott Sakaguchi started the Beavers off with consecutive pins in No. 21 Oregon State wrestling's 33-11 victory over Arizona State Friday night at legendary Gill Coliseum.

"We had a good night," Oregon State head coach Jim Zalesky said. "Each guy did some good things and we had a couple wrestlers who did things at the end to pull out the victory. This was a very good way to start the weekend."

Oregon State knew going into the match it would have 12 points off forfeits as ASU did not wrestle at 157 and 174. That didn't keep Mangrum and Sakaguchi from getting the Beavers a 12-0 lead before the first forfeit, however.

Mangrum started off the match at 141 and took an early pin on his opponent, Josh Sandoval, in 2:11. It was Mangrum's 17th win of the season and fifth by pin. It was his ninth career fall.

Sakaguchi then wasted little time in picking up his seventh pin of the season, and ultimately team-leading 21st victory. He downed Carlos Castro in 1:44, which amounted to his fastest fall of the season.

Alex Elder then got a forfeit at 157, paving the way for Jon Brascetta to give the 938 in attendance their first drama of the night. The OSU senior was down 4-3 after two periods, and picked up an 8-6 lead with 1:20 remaining in the third period. He was able to withstand repeated escapes by opponent Te Edwards an ended up with an 8-7 win when the ASU wrestler claimed 1:34 of riding time. That mattered little, however, as Brascetta's late takedown gave him enough of a cushion for his 15th win of the season.

Covington made it 27-0 when he picked up a forfeit, extending his win streak to 16 bouts.

Jake Meredith (184) took down Brice Arand, 6-0, to claim ASU's first points of the night, but at that point, the Beavers had streaked out to a 27-3 lead.

That was extended to 30-3 when Chad Hanke (197) fought back for a 3-2 decision over Luke Macchiaroli. Hanke scored all three points in the third period, including a two-point takedown with six seconds remaining. He was able to hold off his ASU opponent and picked up the 3-2 win after Macchiaroli added a point with 1:15 of riding time.

ASU won the next two matches - Levi Cooper, 6-3 over Clayton Jack at heavyweight and Anthony Robles 16-0 over Christian Strahl - before Garrett Drucker ended the night with an 11-7 decision over Kalin Goodsite. It was Drucker's 12th win of the year at 133 pounds and 14th overall.

The win pushed Oregon State to 10-5-2 this season, giving the Beavers their 13th consecutive season with at least 10 team wins. ASU, meanwhile, dropped to 5-11.

The win was OSU's fifth-in-a-row over Arizona State.

Oregon State concludes its 2010-11 regular-season schedule Sunday when the Beavers play host to Cal State Fullerton at legendary Gill Coliseum. The meet starts at 2 p.m. PT and will be preceeded by Senior Day where OSU will honor Arand, Brascetta and Covington.

Individual Results

No. 21 Oregon State 33, Arizona State 11
Attendance: 938


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