2009 NCAA WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
March 19-21, 2009
ST. LOUIS, MO.
WVU Exits from NCAA Wrestling Championships
By Ira Green
WVU Sports Information Office
Final team scores and brackets AT THIS LINK
ST. LOUIS (March 20, 2009) – The West Virginia University
wrestling team completed its run in the 2009 NCAA Wrestling
Championships on Friday afternoon at the Scottrade Center. Three of the
team’s four losses were decided by two points or less.
In a rematch of a bout that took place earlier this season
between Lehigh’s Trevor Chinn and WVU’s David Jauregui, it was Jauregui
who took the win with a takedown in sudden victory. Jauregui, however,
could not repeat success as he fell 6-4 on a last-second takedown. After
a scoreless first period, Chinn opened the second with an escape after
starting in the defensive position. Less than a minute later, Chinn
recorded a takedown, but Jauregui was able to reverse it, trailing 3-2.
After Chinn escaped, Jauregui earned a stalling point to stay within
reach, down 4-3, going into the final session. Electing the defensive
position, Jauregui slithered free for the escape to tie the match at
four apiece. The match appeared to be heading into overtime, but Chinn
registered the winning takedown on the edge of the mat with less than
three seconds remaining for the victory.
Redshirt junior Donnie Jones’ match at 165 pounds came down to
the final period. Jones fell behind early after Penn State’s Dan
Vallimont scored on a takedown, but Jones was able to reverse it to tie
the match at two apiece. After Vallimont escaped, he was able to record
his second takedown near the edge of the mat. Jones closed out the
period with an escape, trailing 5-3. In the second, the only point came
from Jones’ escape, as he closed the gap, 5-4. Vallimont chose the
defensive position to start the final session and escaped less than 20
seconds into the period. Jones, however, tied the bout at six apiece
with a takedown. Jones conceded the escape since Vallimont had more than
two minutes in riding time, but was unable to tie the match and
Vallimont went on to win 8-6.
Fifth-year senior Kurt Brenner (174) dropped a close, six-period
decision to Indiana’s Trevor Perry. The two scrapped in the first
period, but could not score. In the second, Perry scored on a reversal
from the defensive position to start. Brenner was able to escape, but
still trailed 2-1. In the third, Brenner tied the score with an escape,
forcing the bout into extra time. Neither wrestler scored in sudden
victory, but the pair tallied escapes to start the fifth and six
periods. Perry, however, was able to record a takedown with less than 20
seconds remaining near the edge of the mat to pull ahead 5-3. Brenner
escaped, but could not track down Perry for a takedown to win, falling
Jauregui, Brenner and Rogers all closed out magnificent careers
with their losses at the national tournament today. Jauregui, a Santa
Ana, Calif., resident tallied a 78-31 overall mark in his career, while
Brenner went 95-32 during his time at WVU. Rogers, a Corning, Calif.,
native, ends his career with a 52-25 mark.
149: #12 seed David Jauregui (Lehigh) DEC David Jauregui (WVU), 6-4
165: Dan Vallimont (Penn State) DEC Donnie Jones (WVU), 8-6
174: Trevor Perry (Indiana) DEC #10 seed Kurt Brenner (WVU), 5-4 (t.b.
HWT: Joey Fendone (Edinboro) FALL Dustin Rogers (WVU), 1:22
Mountaineers Roll in Session II
By Ira Green
WVU Sports Information Office
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (March 19, 2009) – Fifth-year senior David
Jauregui upset the No. 2 seed Bubba Jenkins in the 149-pound
wrestlebacks in session two of the NCAA Wrestling Championships Thursday
evening at the Scottrade Center.
Jauregui jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead on Jenkins and after the
Penn State wrestler broke loose, Jauregui recorded another takedown to
go ahead 4-1 heading into the second session, also tacking owning 1:15
in riding time. After enlarging his lead to 6-1 in the second, the Santa
Ana, Calif., resident scored a takedown early in the third and then was
awarded a stalling point. With the 4:18 in riding time, Jauregui secured
a 10-1 major decision over Jenkins and will move on to face Lehigh’s
Trevor Chinn, a No. 12 seed. Jauregui defeated Chinn at WVU earlier this
season, 6-4, in sudden victory.
Redshirt junior Donnie Jones continued the Mountaineers’
momentum in his wrestleback match against Millersville’s Jeremy Brooks.
Determined to fight back after a close decision in his first match,
Jones opened the bout with a takedown less than 10 seconds into the
match. After Brooks fought to get loose, Jones continued the scoring,
registering three more takedowns in the opening period to lead 8-4. In
the second period, Jones tacked on his fifth takedown of the match and
went ahead, 10-5, going into the third session. Jones, a Slickville,
Pa., native added three more points and accumulated 1:37 in riding time
for the 13-6 victory. He will face Penn State’s Dan Vallimont in the
Fifth-year senior Kurt Brenner also recorded a win, WVU’s third
of the session, over George Mason’s Bagna Tovuujav. After a scoreless
first period, Tovuujav earned an escape after starting the period in the
defensive position. Brenner, however, recorded a takedown and was tied
2-2 at the end of the second session. Tovuujav cut Brenner’s riding time
to less than a minute, riding Brenner for nearly 20 seconds, but the WVU
174-pounder recorded an escape and that proved to be the difference,
registering a 3-2 victory. Brenner will face Indiana’s Trevor Perry in
the next round.
In an extremely close, down-to-the-wire match, fifth-year senior
Dustin Rogers fell to No. 1 seed David Zabriskie of Iowa State, 9-8.
Rogers led through the first two periods, 6-4, but could not hang on for
the upset. After scoring a takedown, Zabriskie broke loose, but Rogers
scored another takedown and registered two near fall points to lead 6-1
through the first session. Zabriskie began his comeback in the second
with an escape and a takedown to trail 6-4. In the final period, Rogers
squirmed out of Zabriskie’s grasp, but was hit with his second stall.
Rogers broke free, but the top ranked Iowa State wrestler notched a
takedown with less than 10 seconds in the match for the victory. Rogers
will take on the winner of the match between Edinboro’s Joey Fendone and
Gardner Webb’s Dustin Porter.
HWT: #1 seed David Zabriskie (Iowa State) DEC Dustin Rogers (WVU), 9-8
149: David Jauregui (WVU) MAJOR #2 seed Bubba Jenkins (Penn State), 10-1
157: Jonny Bonilla-Bowman (Hofstra) DEC Ryan Goodman (WVU), 18-10
165: Donnie Jones (WVU) DEC Jeremy Brooks (Millersville), 13-6
174: Kurt Brenner (WVU) DEC Bagna Tovuujav (George Mason), 3-2
Rogers Earns Win in Session I
By Ira Green
WVU Sports Information Office
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Fifth-year senior heavyweight Dustin Rogers recorded a 12-2 major decision over Cornell’s Zach Hammond in session one at the 2009 NCAA Wrestling Championships at the Scottrade Center.
As Rogers’ match progressed, the Corning, Calif., native seemingly got stronger. Ahead 2-1 entering the second period, Rogers tacked on three more points (one escape and one takedown). In the third session, he scored a quick takedown near the edge of the mat and nearly pinned Hammond, but was awarded two back points. Rogers recorded one more takedown and accumulated 3:14 in riding time for the victory. He will faced top-seed David Zabriskie of Iowa State.
Redshirt junior Donnie Jones (165) also had an extremely exciting match against third-seeded Ryan Morningstar. The Slickville, Pa., native went ahead 2-0 on a takedown, but Morningstar earned a reversal to tie the match heading into the second period. Morningstar chose the defensive position and was able to escape and then score a takedown to jump ahead 5-2. Not giving up, Jones earned an escape off the start of the third period and then registered a takedown near the edge of the mat to tie the score. In sudden victory, Jones nearly scored a takedown, but Iowa’s 165-pounder was able to sweep around behind Jones for the winning takedown. Jones will face Millersville’s Jeremy Brooks in the wrestlebacks.
Fifth-year David Jauregui (149) will take on Penn State’s Bubba Jenkins, a No. 2 seed in the wrestlebacks. Classmate Kurt Brenner (174) will also compete in the wrestlebacks, slated to face Bagna Tovuujav of George Mason.
Redshirt freshman Ryan Goodman (157), who lost to No. 2 seed Mike Poeta of Illinois, will face Jonny Bonilla-Bowman of Hofstra in the wrestlebacks.
Session two today starts promptly at 7:30 ET.
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