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Wrestling Opens 2021 Season Sunday

Dec 31, 2020

On Tap • January 3, 2021 • Fargo, N.D.

at North Dakota State, 8 a.m. PT
vs. South Dakota State, 10 a.m. PT
vs. Missouri, 12 p.m. PT

Oregon State Probable Lineup
Wt.    Wrestler
125 - Brandon Kaylor
133 - Devan Turner
-or-    Jason Shaner
141 - Grant Willits
149 -  Lane Stigall
-or-    Riley Gurr
157 -  Hunter Willits
165 -  Dillon Ulrey
174 -  Colton Beisley
184 -  Ryan Reyes
-or-     Jackson McKinney
197 -  J.J. Dixon
HWT -  Brian Barnes

Season Opener
• Oregon State opens its 2021 schedule Sunday when the Beavers take on North Dakota State, South Dakota State and Missouri in the NDSU Quadrangular. NDSU will host the meet in Fargo, N.D.
• The opening dual versus NDSU will be streamed on Flo Wrestling. The matches versus SDSU and Missouri will not be broadcast.
• Oregon State will have an opportunity for a top-25 victory as Missouri is a consensus top-20 team. The Tigers are ranked as high as No. 10 by InterMat.
• Sunday's meets will be 302 days since the Beavers last competed, on March 7, 2020 at the Pac-12 Championships.
• Sunday's meets also mark the debut of Chris Pendleton, who was announced as Oregon State's head coach on March 29.

More On Pendleton
• Chris Pendleton was announced as Oregon State's head coach after serving as an assistant coach at Arizona State for six seasons. The Sun Devils won the Pac-12 Championship in three of his last four seasons there, including 2020.
• Pendleton wrestled at Oklahoma State, where he accumulated a 118-12 record from 2001-05. He was named as one of the top 10 wrestlers of the 2000s by InterMat.
• He was a two-time NCAA Champion and three-time All-American at Oklahoma State.

Beaver Notes
• Devan Turner carries a 56-36 record and seven-match win streak into the season opener.
• Both Turner and Grant Willits have 21 career victories in dual matchups.
• Oregon State has three wrestlers in the probable lineup who will be making their Beaver debut when they step on the mat. Jason Shaner (133) came to the program from Clackamas Community College. Dillon Ulrey, at 165 pounds, came to Corvallis from Arizona State, where he was 4-3 as a redshirt junior in 2019-20. Ryan Reyes, at 184, joined the program from Fresno State. Reyes was 5-7 during the 2019-20 season.