Raider wrestlers go 3-1 at big tourney
Cedar Falls, Iowa ' The Southern Oregon University wrestling team remains in the consolation hunt for a fifth-place finish after winning three of four matches on Day — of the Cliff Keen NAIA National Duals.
The seventh-ranked Raiders opened the 16-team event with a 51-3 romp over NAIA neophyte King (Tenn.) College ' the school's most lopsided victory since a 56-0 romp over Oregon Tech in 1988-89.
Two hours later, the Raiders lost their first nine matches against third-ranked Dana, Neb. and needed a third-period pin by sophomore heavyweight Taylor Wilkerson to avert suffering its first shutout loss since 1972 in a 29-6 quarterfinal setback.
SOU bounced back with a 30-15 win against McKendree and a 24-12 victory over Dickinson State.
Wilkerson, a former Crater High all-stater, went 4-0 on the day.
— Second-ranked senior All-American David O'Brien had his three-year, 28-bout dual-meet win streak snapped in a 15-10 loss to Dana's unranked Marshall Arquardt.
Southern Oregon 51, King College 3
Trevor Lofstedt, SOU, pinned P.J. Puriefoy, 3:43; 133 '
Junior Valladolid, SOU, pinned Michael Neese, 2:32; 141 '
Matt Holt, SOU, pinned Brock Bowman, 3:15; 149 '
Joey Jannsen, SOU, major dec. over Shayne Funk, 10-2; 157 '
David Johnson, King, dec. Jimmy Ulrey, 11-7.
James Mannenbach, SOU, pinned JaVonte Aashford, 4:26; 174 '
Jimmy Grochowsky, SOU, pinned Derek Harrison, 2:23; 184 '
Rick Story, SOU, tech. fall over Josh Hardin, 17-0 (4:17); 197 '
Abe Ewing, SOU, pinned Billy Edwards, 2:24; 285 '
Taylor Wilkerson, SOU, pinned Joel Surber, 2:00.
Dana 29, Southern Oregon 6
Craig Trampe, Dana, dec. Trevor Lofstedt, 2-1 (ot); 133 '
Sonny Silva, Dana, dec. Barry Johnson, 4-2; 141 '
Terrance Almond, Dana, major dec. over Matt Holt, 15-3; 149 '
Jason Lozier, Dana, dec. Joey Jannsen, 8-4; 157 '
Scott Taylor, Dana, dec. Jimmy Ulrey, 7-5;
Ben Henderson, Dana, dec. Jimmy Grochowsky, 3-2; 174 '
Marshall Marquardt, Dana, dec. David O'Brien, 15-10; 184 '
Willie Parks, Dana, dec. Rick Story, 12-5; 197 '
Blair Alderman, Dana, dec. Grant Thompson, 5-1; 285 '
Taylor Wilkerson, SOU, pinned Wade Jordan, 4:59.
Southern Oregon 30, McKendree 15
Trevor Lofstedt, SOU, pinned Tyler Webster, 4:59; 133 '
Kyle Jahn, McK, pinned Barry Johnson, 4:59; 141 '
Matt Holt, SOU, dec. Kyle Wary, 8-5; 149 '
Josh Blackburn, McK,, pinned Joey Jannsen, 2:45; 157 '
Flinn, McK, dec. Jimmy Ulrey, 13-11.
Jimmy Grochowsky, SOU, dec. Clay Weier, 9-4; 174 '
James Mannenbach, SOU, pinned Brandon Wyms, 1:49 184 '
Rick Story, SOU, dec. Adam Hicks, 6-1; 197 '
Grant Thompson, SOU, pinned Ben Laux, 4:25; 285 ' Taylor Wilkerson, SOU, dec. Trevor Maloch, 8-5.
EASTERN OREGON 79, SOUTHERN OREGON 42 ' At Ashland, Eastern Oregon scored 30 of the first 37 points and handed the Southern Oregon (9-11, 2-7 Cascade) its fourth consecutive McNeal Pavilion setback.
The Mountaineers (11-6, 5-3 Cascade) by limited SOU to a 32-percent clip from the field (16 of 50).
Junior post Adria Layne led all players with 18 points for Eastern, while junior guard Christie Weaver canned three 3-pointers en route to a 17-point outing.
Junior post Kelsey Richards scored 12 for Southern, which trailed 38-15 at the half.
EOU shot 45 percent (28 of 62) and out-boarded SOU 39-35.