Skip to main content

Wrestling Returns Home Versus Little Rock Friday

Jan 12, 2022

January 14, 2022 | 7 p.m. PT | Pac-12 Oregon

Oregon State Probable Lineup

125 – Brandon Kaylor
133 – Devan Turner
141 - Grant Willits
149 – Cory Crooks
157 - Hunter Willits
165 – Matthew Olguin
174 – Aaron "Mateo" Olmos
184 – Trey Munoz or Jackson McKinney
197 – Ryan Reyes or J.J. Dixon
HWT – Gary Traub

This Week
• Oregon State returns to Gill Coliseum for the first time since early November when hosting Little Rock Friday night. The dual, which will be broadcast on Pac-12 Oregon, is set to get underway at 7 p.m. PT. Rich Burk will call the action.
• The teams have met two times previously, in 2020 and 2021. The Beavers were victorious both times, winning 42-0 in 2020 and 33-9 in 2021.
• The teams met in Stillwater, Okla., home last season. J.J. Dixon won via fall at 197, while Hunter Willits picked up a win at 157 on a technical fall.

Last Time Out
• Oregon State rolled past Utah Valley, 31-6, on Jan. 2 in Boise. The Beavers were led by Grant Willits and Cory Crooks, who both picked up pins, as well as Brandon Kaylor, who won over No. 5 Tyler LaMont.
• Oregon State was supposed to compete Jan. 9 in Philadelphia, but duals against Penn and Drexel were postponed due to Covid-19 protocols within the Quakers and Dragons programs.

Turner Gets To 77
• Devan Turner won his 77th all-time bout during the Beavers' win over Utah Valley, and in the process, moved into a tied for 49th all-time at OSU for career victories.
• Turner has picked up extra points in 28 of those 77 wins, including 10 times via pins. He also has eight tech fall victories and 10 major decisions.

Beavers In The Rankings
• Oregon State enters Friday's meet with eight wrestlers ranked in the Intermat rankings, with Gary Traub at No. 10 leading the way. Traub has a team-best 12-match win streak, which includes titles at the Cliff Keen Invitational and the Reno Tournament of Champions.
• Brandon Kaylor and Devan Turner are both ranked 12th. For Kaylor, it is his highest ranking of the season. For Turner, it ties his highest mark.
• Turner has won three consecutive bouts versus ranked wrestlers, including back-to-back victories over the nation's No. 15 competitor. Overall, the Beavers have 20 wins against ranked opponents this season.

OSU Notables
• Four Beavers are currently on win streaks of seven or more. They include Gary Traub (12), Brandon Kaylor (eight), Grant Willits (eight) and Devan Turner (seven).
• Trey Munoz is not making his Gill Coliseum debut. He competed for Arizona State at the Pac-12 Championships, going 1-1 with a fall at 0:57 over CSUB's Albert Urias.