Jan. 24, 2003

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma wrestling team defeated Oregons State, 24-15, at Harrah High School today in Harrah, Okla. Oklahoma (10-4) advanced its record against the Beavers to 13-4. The Sooners managed to defeat Oregon State despite missing three starters and three All-Americans.

"This was a fair performance," said head coach Jack Spates. "There wasn't near the intensity that we had at the National Duals. We aren't really concerned about the score, but making sure that we wrestle with intensity dual after dual. We can and need to do better."

Oklahoma began the dual at 125 pounds with a decision by Bo Maynes (28-4) over Oregon State's Michael Delaney (6-9), 6-2. The Sooners then received a good performance from All-American Witt Durden (14-3) at 133 pounds. Durden scored 11 of his 19 points in the first period to defeat Tim Norman by a score of 19-6.

Oklahoma's 133-pound Big 12 Wrestler of the Week, Teyon Ware, scored a technical fall in the third period of action to down Mike Unger, 19-2. Oregon State finally put points up on the board at 149 pounds, when Tony Hook decisioned Oklahoma's Danny Rubenstein (3-5) by a score of 6-3. The Sooners answered back when Rafael Maturino (14-13) scored a major decision victory over Brian Duhrkoop at 157 pounds, 14-4. Sooner Wes Roberts (15-10) lost the 165-pound battle to Matt Ellis by a 5-1 decision, while All-American Robbie Waller major decisioned Oregon State's Jake Huffman, 8-0.

Oklahoma's 197-pound wrestler Tom Grossman also scored a major decision. He defeated Jason Lovell by a score of 13-3. Oregon State's Andy Bowlby scored a 9-4 decision over Oklahoma's Joel Tapler (5-6).

The Sooners will be back in action tonight at the Howard McCasland Field House as they take on Oregon at 7 p.m.

Individual Scores
125 Pounds:Bo Maynes, OU dec. Michael Delaney, Oregon St., 6-2
133 Pounds:Witt Durden, OU maj. dec. Tim Norman, Oregon St., 19-6
141 Pounds:Teyon Ware, OU tech. fall Mike Unger, Oregon St., 19-2
149 Pounds:Tony Hook, Oregon St. dec. Danny Rubenstein, OU, 6-3
157 Pounds:Rafael Maturino, OU maj. dec. Brian Duhrkoop, Oregon St., 14-4
165 Pounds:Matt Ellis, Oregon St. dec. Wes Roberts, OU, 5-1
174 Pounds:Robbie Waller, OU maj. dec. Jake Huffman, Oregon St., 8-0
184 Pounds:Jed Pennell, Oregon St. fall Derrick Brown, OU, 5:38
197 Pounds:Tom Grossman, OU maj. dec. Jason Lovell, Oregon St., 13-3
Heavyweight:Andy Bowlby, Oregon State dec. Joel Tapler, OU, 9-4