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Hunter Willits and Shaner Go Undefeated in Stillwater; Beavers Earn Two Wins

Jan 10, 2021

 STILLWATER, Okla. – Hunter Willits and Jason Shaner came out strong on Sunday, each going undefeated at the Oklahoma State Quadrangular inside Gallagher-Iba Arena.
 
The Beavers went 2-1 in the event, earning a huge opening 33-9 win over Little Rock and closing the day with a 39-6 win against Chattanooga. They fell 29-8 to fourth-ranked Oklahoma State.
 
The win against Little Rock marked Oregon State's first win of the season and head coach Chris Pendleton's first career win.
 
"Today was a fun day from the standpoint of competing, and competing in an environment like Gallagher-Iba Arena against strong teams," said Pendleton. "I feel like we've made a positive step forward in how we develop our team culture and identity. The guys and coaching staff are hungry to get back to work."
 
Oregon State came out of the gate on fire against Little Rock, taking the first six individual matches that included four straight major decisions to open, a technical fall, and a decision. Shaner earned his first dual victory in his Beaver debut with a 16-8 major decision over Little Rock's Paul Bianchi at 133.
 
The Trojans found their way on the team scoreboard after a 7-3 decision at 174, but OSU answered with a Jackson McKinney 11-4 decision at 184 and a No. 29 J.J. Dixon fall at 4:15 to help the Beavers secure its first win of the season, 33-9.
 
After No. 4 Oklahoma State opened the dual with a 7-4 decision at 125, Shaner responded with a 6-4 decision to tie the match at 3-3 at 133. The Cowboys took the next two matches by way of decision and technical fall to go up 11-3.
 
A #19 Hunter Willits technical fall, 16-0, at 157 brought the Beavers within three at 11-8. No. 4 Oklahoma State held on for the 29-8 victory.
 
Following forfeits in two of the first three matches against Chattanooga, Lane Stigall earned his first fall of the season, 149, at the 4:38 mark to put the Beavers up 21-0. No. 19 Hunter Willits followed by ending his day with a first period fall at 2:05 as Oregon State took a 27-0 lead.
 
Brian Barnes put an exclamation point on the Beavers' match against the Mocs with a second period fall at 3:55 as they went on to win 39-6.
 
Riley Gurr (149) went 2-0 with matches against Oklahoma State and Little Rock. No. 19 Devan Turner (133) and McKinney (184) each earned individual wins, while McKinney also fell to Oklahoma State in a second extra dual. These matches did not count towards the dual scores.
 
Oregon State is on a quick turnaround this week as it returns to action Thursday afternoon in San Luis Obispo, Calif. against California Baptist at 10 am (PT) and Cal Poly at 12 pm.
 
Results
 
Dual 1: Oregon State 33, Little Rock 9
 
125 – Brandon Kaylor (OSU) major decision Khyler Brewer (UALR), 11-3. OSU 4, UALR 0
133 – Jason Shaner (OSU) major decision Paul Bianchi (UALR), 16-8. OSU 8, UALR 0
141 – #18 Grant Willits (OSU) major decision Conner Ward (UALR), 11-0. OSU 12, UALR 0
149 –Lane Stigall (OSU) major decision Kyle Prewitt (UALR), 12-3. OSU 16, UALR 0
157 – #19 Hunter Willits (OSU) technical fall James Aziere (UALR), 18-3. OSU 21, UALR 0
165 – Aaron Olmos (OSU) decision Alexander Hernandez (UALR), 10-5. OSU 24, UALR 0
174 – Triston Wills (UALR) decision Colton Beisley (OSU), 7-3. OSU 24, UALR 3
184 – Jackson McKinney (OSU) decision Tanner Mendoza (UALR), 11-4. OSU 27, UALR 3
197 – #29 J.J. Dixon (OSU) fall James Johnson (UALR), 4:15. OSU 33, UALR 3
HWT – Gabriel Beyer (UALR) fall Brian Barnes (OSU), 1:40. OSU 33, UALR 9
 
Dual 2: #4 Oklahoma State 29, Oregon State 8
 
125 – Trevor Mastrogiovanni (OKST) decision Brandon Kaylor (OSU), 7-4. OKST 3, OSU 0
133 – Jason Shaner (OSU) decision Reece Witcraft (OKST), 6-4. OKST 3, OSU 3
141 – #8 Kaid Brock (OKST) decision #18 Grant Willits (OSU), 8-4. OKST 6, OSU 3
149 – #4 Boo Lewallen (OKST) technical fall Lane Stigall (OSU), 18-3. OKST 11, OSU 3
157 – #19 Hunter Willits (OSU) technical fall Daniel Manibog (OKST), 16-0. OKST 11, OSU 8
165 – #4 Travis Wittlake (OKST) decision Aaron Olmos (OSU), 8-2. OKST 14, OSU 8
174 – Dustin Plott (OKST) technical fall Colton Beisley (OSU), 19-4. OKST St. 19, OSU 8
184 – #10 Dakota Geer (OKST) decision #33 Ryan Reyes (OSU), 11-5. OKST 22, OSU 8
197 – AJ Ferrari (OKST) major decision #29 J.J. Dixon (OSU), 16-3. OKST 26, OSU 8
HWT – Austin Harris (OKST) decision Brian Barnes (OSU), 7-5 (SV-1). OKST 29, OSU 8
 
Dual 3: Oregon State 39, Chattanooga 6
 
125 – Brandon Kaylor (OSU) forfeit win. OSU 6, UTC 0
133 – #19 Devan Turner (OSU) decision Colton Landers (UTC), 9-5. OSU 9, UTC 0
141 – #18 Grant Willits (OSU) forfeit win. OSU 15, UTC 0
149 – Lane Stigall (OSU) fall George Coleman (UTC), 4:38. OSU 21, UTC 0
157 – #19 Hunter Willits (OSU) fall Weston Wichman (UTC), 2:05. OSU 27, UTC 0
165 – Andrew Nicholson (UTC) decision Aaron Olmos (OSU), 7-3. OSU 27, UTC 3
174 – Colton Beisley (OSU) decision Hunter Fortner (UTC), 7-4. OSU 30, UTC 3
184 – Matthew Waddell (UTC) decision #33 Ryan Reyes (OSU), 4-0. OSU 30, UTC 6
197 – #29 J.J. Dixon (OSU) decision Logan Andrew (UTC), 6-2. OSU 33, UTC 6
HWT – Brian Barnes (OSU) fall Grayson Walthall (UTC), 3:55. OSU 39, UTC 6
 
Extra Matches
The following matches did not count toward the dual results
 
133 – #19 Devan Turner (OSU) decision Jaylen Carson (UALR), 9-8
149 – Riley Gurr (OSU) decision Kaden Gfeller (OKST), 6-2
149 – Riley Gurr (OSU) major decision Kyle Prewitt (UALR), 12-4
184 – Jackson McKinney (OSU) major decision Christian McCutchen (OKST), 13-3
184 – Luke Surber (OKST) decision Jackson McKinney (OSU), 6-1
 
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