Nov. 17, 2012
N O T E S
With tonight's win, Michigan improved to 5-0 in the all-time series against Oregon State.
The Wolverines have split matches 5-5 in their last three dual meets against ranked opposition. U-M used bonus points to defeat Pittsburgh, 16-15, and Oregon State.
Senior/junior Dan Yates earned his 75th career win with his pin at 174 pounds. He is 75-29 over his four seasons at Michigan. He is 4-0 this season with two pins and two major decisions.
Yates and sophomore/freshman Camryn Jackson (141 pounds) are Michigan's lone undefeated wrestlers on the season.
Q U O T E S
Michigan Assistant Coach Sean Bormet
On the team victory ... "Oregon State has a tough team, so it was great to get a victory out here. Our guys at the lowerweights did a great job getting to their attacks right away, and they stayed on their opponents and wrestled a very offensive style. We were able to jump out and sting those guys. That's the right way to start a dual meet."
On Camryn Jackson's upset win at 141 pounds ... "Cam has been wrestling hard from start to finish. He believes in his offense, and he's getting better every match. He's working hard in practice. Really, he's just outhustling guys."
On Michigan's three bonus wins ... "We're very pleased with the guys who are trying to score and put their opponents on their back. We've talked about that a lot this year. We're emphasizing it, and the guys are really buying into it. That's exciting wrestling."
U-M Sophomore/Freshman Camryn Jackson
On his third-period comeback at 141 pounds ... "It's not as much about the third period as it is about just going hard the entire match. I go into every match knowing that I need to go as hard as I can and push as much as possible. Going into the third period tonight, I kept thinking, 'I'm almost there.' If I could just get those couple points, I knew I could win the match. You work so hard through a whole match, why let it slip through your hands at the end? Keep pushing, keep working, and at the end the match, however it ends up, you will know you did as much as you could. I just didn't want to give up all that hard work, so I tried to capitalize on it. "
On his development since the start of the season ... "I learn something new after every match. My coaches tell me the things I need to work on, and those are the things I work to improve on. Everybody likes to win, and I want to keep winning. It gives you that drive to improve."
On the team victory ... "I think it's one of those things that builds confidence and lets us know that if we go out and give it our all, we can win tough matches like that. We work so hard in the room and put so much into our conditioning. There's no reason we can't go out and tire guys out. That's what wins matches. We have some guys that aren't happy with the results of their matches, but as a team, I think this was one of our better performances so far."
U-M Senior/Junior Sean Boyle
On U-M's improvement over its four duals ... "We have a lot of young guys in our lineup right now, who are just getting into college matches. I'm coming off of injury. I think we're all starting to get more and more comfortable every week. You can see it. We're improving every match."
On the team emphasis on bonus points ... "The coaches are talking a lot about scoring points and trying to earn bonus. We're buying in. Whether you win by a point or 10 points, it's all about the mindset of attacking and scoring. You never want to shut down. If you just continue to attack -- regardless of the score -- that's going to win you a lot of matches. We're working to really build that mindset early and carry it all the way to the NCAA tournament."