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Wrestling Opens 2021-22 Season Saturday At Gill

Nov 4, 2021

On Tap
11/6: 6:30 p.m. vs. Campbell at Gill Coliseum
11/6: 8:00 p.m. vs. Lehigh at Gill Coliseum

Oregon State Probable Lineup
125: Brandon Kaylor
133: Devan Turner or Jason Shaner
141: Grant Willits
149: Cory Crooks or Lane Stigall
157: Hunter Willits
165: Matthew Olguin
174: Aaron "Mateo" Olmos or Mason Reiniche
184: Jackson McKinney or Brad Kata
197: J.J. Dixon or Tanner Harvey
HWT: Gary Traub

Season Opener
• Oregon State opens the 2021-22 season Saturday when the Beavers host a tri-dual at Gill Coliseum. The Beavers will open their season with Campbell at 6:30 p.m. PT, followed by Lehigh at 8 p.m. Campbell and Lehigh will also compete at 5 p.m.
• Both Oregon State matches will be live streamed; visit osubeavers.com for the direct link.
• The Beavers are meeting Campbell for the second-time ever. The Camels defeated OSU, 27-11, in 2020.
• OSU is meeting Lehigh for the 11th time but first since 2014. The Beavers hold a 7-3 all-time advantage, last winning 28-10 in 2014.
• The opener marks the first time since Feb. 22, 2020 that fans will be able to see the Beavers in action at Gill Coliseum; that's a stretch of 623 days.

Pendleton In Year Two
• Oregon State head coach Chris Pendleton takes to his second year at the helm of the program. He guided Oregon State to a 4-5 dual record in 2021. OSU finished second at the Pac-12 Championships. That marked the Beavers' best finish since taking second in 2018.

Beaver Notes
• Oregon State returns 15 wrestlers who have competed at least once at the collegiate level. Nine of those 15 have competed in at least 20 bouts.
• Oregon State has arguably one of the toughest schedules in the nation this season. The Beavers, per Intermat, are scheduled to compete against the top three teams in the preseason rankings - No. 1 Iowa, No. 2 Penn State and No. 3 Arizona State. OSU is also slated to take on No. 13 Stanford, No. 20 Cal Poly and Nov. 24 Lehigh.
• OSU welcomes a trio of wrestlers ranked in the preseason. Cory Crooks, at 149, joins OSU from Arizona State where he won nine matches in 2021. 184-pounder Tanner Harvey comes from American where he was a NWCA Honorable Mention All-American in 2020. He finished with 52 wins at American. Lastly, heavyweight Gary Traub joins the Beavers from Ohio State, where he was an NCAA qualifier in 2020 after posting a 23-9 record.