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Wrestling Takes To Vegas For Cliff Keen Invitational

Dec 1, 2021

On Tap
12/3 at Cliff Keen Invitational, 9 a.m. PT (Las Vegas, Nev.)
12/4 at Cliff Keen Invitational, 9 a.m. PT (Las Vegas, Nev.)

This Week
• Oregon State heads to the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas for a two-day event on Friday and Saturday. Action gets underway each day at 9 a.m. PT. Video will be available by FloWrestling.
• Full results and brackets can be found at arena.flowrestling.org.
• Twenty-seven teams will participate in the event, including Pac-12 foes CSU Bakersfield, Cal Poly and Stanford.

Oregon State Probables
125: #26 Brandon Kaylor
133: #20 Devan Turner
141: #13 Grant Willits
149: #31 Cory Crooks
157: #17 Hunter Willits
165: Matthew Olguin
174: #22 Aaron "Mateo" Olmos
184: Jackson McKinney.
197: J.J. Dixon
HWT: Gary Traub

Last Week
• Oregon State was unable to compete last week due to travel difficulties en route to Iowa. The Beavers were set to take on No. 1 Iowa.
• OSU last competed Nov. 14 when participating in the Journeymen Wrestling/Defense Soap Collegiate Classic in Manheim, Pa. Seven Beavers went 2-1 in the one-day event.

At 4-2
• Grant Willits, Hunter Willits and Mateo Olmos are all 4-2 after two weekends of action this season.
• Of the three, only Hunter Willis has won a bout via extra points, going 1-0 thanks to a major decision.
• Olmos was the Pac-12 wrestler of the week after defeating two ranked opponents on Nov. 6 versus Campbell and Lehigh. He became just the seventh Beaver to earn the honor since the Pac-12 began the award in 2014.

Beaver Points
• Cory Crooks enters Friday having won two consecutive bouts while Hunter Willits has won three of his last four.

Cliff Keen History
• Oregon State is making its first visit to the Cliff Keen Invitational since the 2019-20 season when the Beavers finished 19th. 
• Oregon State last finished in the top 10 in the event during the 2012-13 season when taking fourth. RJ Pena took individual championship honors at 157 pounds, while Chad Hanke (heavyweight) and Mike Mangrum (141) both took second.

Rankings
• Oregon State finds itself at No. 25 in the first WIN dual rankings of the season.