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Beavers Wrestle to Victory in Last Civil War

When the last Wrestling Civil War took place on December 7th, Ducks and Beavers knew they only had a limited amount of time to wrestle.

That Civil War was the last one that will be staged at Mac Court. The final hurah for Gill Coliseum's Civil War came on Sunday.

The Oregon athletic department announced in July that it plans to discontinue the wrestling program at the end of the season. The school reinstated baseball, which was dropped in 1981, and added women's cheer. However, the wrestling program isn't going down without a fight. Head over to www.saveoregonwrestling.com to see what they're doing.

With the Beavers only leading by three points heading into the final matchup at 174 pounds, redshirt freshman Chris Platt pinned Oregon's Ron Lee at 1:44 of the second period to seal a 22-13 victory.

"It was a great finish," Oregon State head coach Jim Zalesky said. "It could have gone any way. Emotions play a big part in a meet like this."

The Civil War matchup with Oregon was Oregon State's final meet of the season before they head to Eugene the first week of March for the Pac-10 Championships. Before the meet, Oregon State honored it's five seniors: Neal Beaudry (Newberg, Ore.), Louie Camarillo (Salem, Ore.), Andy Hall (Hermiston, Ore.), Travis Gardner (Portland, Ore.) and Kyle Larson (Hermiston, Ore.).

After the 133 pound match, a special intermission took place honoring the third longest rivalry in NCAA Division I wrestling history, recognizing former Oregon and Oregon State alumni and other individuals who had an impact on both programs.

"These meets are fun to be in on both sides," coach Jim Zalesky said. "I guess I don't want to see that end."

The final results:


Dual Meet Results:
Oregon State 22, Oregon 16

184 Pounds - Neal Beaudry, OSU, major decision over Marcus Meyers, ORE, 16-5; OSU 4, ORE 0
197 Pounds - Kyle Bressler, OSU, decision over Shaun Dee, ORE, 5-3; OSU 7, ORE 0
Heavyweight - Travis Gardner, OSU, decision over Charlie Alexander, ORE, 5-2; OSU 10, ORE 0
125 Pounds - Joey Lucas, ORE, decision over Jake Gonzales, OSU, 6-1; OSU 10, ORE 3
133 Pounds - Ryan Dunn, ORE, major decision over Clifton Ivanoff, OSU, 18-8; OSU 10, ORE 7
141 Pounds - Heinrich Barnes, OSU, decision over Cody Moulton, ORE, 9-5; OSU 13, ORE 7
149 Pounds - Kyle Larson, OSU, decision over Elliott Tracy, ORE, 12-6; OSU 16, ORE
157 Pounds - Kyle Bounds, ORE, decision over Dan Brascetta, OSU, 12-5; OSU 16, ORE 10
165 Pounds - Zack Frazier, ORE, decision over Keegan Davis, OSU, 7-4; OSU 16, ORE 13
174 Pounds - Chris Platt, OSU, fall over Ron Lee, ORE, 4:16; OSU 22, ORE 13

GO BEAVERS!

--JB--