OSU Set to Host 2021 Pac-12 Wrestling Championships Sunday
• Oregon State hosts the Pac-12 Championships in Gill Coliseum on Sunday. Action begins at 11:30 am (PT), followed by round two at 4:30 pm and the final round at 6 pm.
• The first two rounds will be streamed on the Oregon State live stream. The championship round will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.
• The links for both live stats and the streams can be found on the wrestling schedule page on osubeavers.com.
HISTORICALLY AT PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS
• Grant Willits (141) claimed an individual title at the 2019 championships, while Devan Turner (133) took the crown in his weight class in 2020.
• Turner claimed a fourth-place finish in 2018 after going 1-2 at 133, while taking third in 2019.
• Grant Willits finished second in 2020.
• Hunter Willits recorded back-to-back second-place finished at 157 in 2018 and 2019.
• Brandon Kaylor took third last year at 125, followed by J.J. Dixon (197) claiming fourth and Lane Stigall (149) coming in fifth.
• The Beavers have had 18 different wrestlers claim a total of 26 individual championships in program history, including six wrestlers with two or more titles.
• OSU has won the Pac-12 Championships five times, the last in 2016.
• Oregon State posted a fourth-place finish in 2020 with 92.5 team points.
AGAINST THE PAC-12 IN 2021
• Oregon State is 2-1 against Pac-12 teams this season, topping Little Rock 33-9 on Jan. 10 and Cal Poly 23-17 on Jan. 14. OSU fell 19-16 to Stanford on Feb. 7 in Gill Coliseum.
• Individually, Beaver wrestlers are 29-16 against Pac-12 opponents.
INDIVIDUAL POINT LEADERS
• No. 12 Hunter Willits posted a team-high 30 points this season, followed by his brother No. 14 Grant Willits with 27, and No. 30 J.J. Dixon with 21.
• Matthew Olguin went 1-1 in his first season at OSU, earning a 10-2 major decision over Utah Valley's Kekana Fouret and fell in a 9-2 decision to No. 3 ranked Shane Griffith of Stanford.
RUNS IN THE FAMILY
• The Willits brothers, No. 12 Hunter and No. 14 Grant, led the Beavers with the best record as each went 7-2 on the season.
• Hunter is on a six match win streak that includes a 6-2 decision over Stanford's No. 10-ranked Requir Van der Merwe in his last outing on Feb. 7.
• Grant went 2-0 in the team's last outing on Feb. 7, claiming a 16-3 major decision over Stockton O'Brien of Utah Valley and a 10-2 major decision against Luciano Arroyo from Stanford.
COMING IN HOT
• No. 30 J.J. Dixon and No. 24 Ryan Reyes each went 2-0 at OSU's triangular on Feb. 7, all four combined wins coming by decision.
• Dixon is on a four match win streak, while Reyes comes in winning his last three duals.
LEADING THE WAY
• Redshirt senior Devan Turner and redshirt junior Grant Willits were named team captains.
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