Top-seeded Virginia Tech topped No. 2 seed Oregon State, 19-15, to claim the championship of the 2013 NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals Oregon State Regional in Corvallis, Ore. Sunday afternoon.
By winning the Oregon State Regional, Virginia Tech will advance to the 2013 National Duals Championships, to be held next weekend at the University of Minnesota.
Unlike the finals in the other three Regionals that saw large numbers of matches racking up bonus points, the Virginia Tech-Oregon State championship dual was much more evenly matched, with bonus points being a factor only twice. The Hokies got an extra point with a four-point technical fall victory from Peter Yates at 165, while the Beavers received six points when 197-pounder Taylor Meeks’ opponent injury defaulted.
Virginia Tech made it to the finals by defeating No. 4 seed University of Oklahoma, 33-6… while Oregon State topped No. 3 seed University of Michigan, 22-13, in first-round competition.
In the dual for third place, the Michigan Wolverines got a 27-19 victory over Oklahoma.
Match Results — 2013 National Duals Oregon State Regional Championship
Virginia Tech 19, Oregon State 15
- 125: Jarrod Garnett (VT) dec. Joey Palmer (OS), 8-3
- 133: Erik Spjut (VT) dec. Drew Van Anrooy (OS), 3-2
- 141: Michael Mangrum (OS) dec. Zach Neibert (VT), 7-3
- 149: Scott Sakaguchi (OS) dec. Nick Brascetta (VT), 3-1
- 157: Jesse Dong (VT) dec. Roger Pena (OS), 5-4
- 165: Peter Yates (VT) tech fall Seth Thomas (OS), 15-0
- 174: Austin Gabel (VT) dec. Cody Weishoff (OS), 6-2
- 184: Nick Vetterlein (VT) dec. Austin Morehead (OS), 15-8
- 197: Taylor Meeks (OS) inj. def. over Derrick Borlie (VT)
- Hwt: Chad Hanke (OS) dec. David Marone (VT), 7-6
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