Beavers Win 7 Bouts In 22-12 Victory Over Wyoming
LARAMIE, Wyo. – Oregon State wrestlers won seven of the team's 10 bouts Saturday against Wyoming as the Beavers pushed their dual winning streak to four straight with a 22-12 win over the Cowboys.
OSU won the first five bouts between the teams, which included No. 17 Hunter Willits' 4-3 decision over No. 11 Jacob Wright at 157 pounds. No. 15 Trey Munoz later followed up with a second ranked win for OSU on the day, defeating No. 14 Tate Samuelson, 3-2, at 184 pounds for the second time this season. His win sealed the bout for the Beavers, who went 2-0 on a two-day trip after defeating Northern Colorado, 30-15, on Friday.
Two of the Beavers' seven victories went into extra time. The first featured Willits' 4-3 win, which went to tiebreakers. He came away with the 4-3 win for his ninth victory of the season, and fourth in-a-row. The win also marked Willits' second of the season against a ranked foe.
Tenth-ranked Gary Traub extended his win streak to 14 bouts with a 3-1 decision over Terren Swartz at heavyweight. That bout also went extras, to sudden victory, and capped the Beavers' 10-point win. Traub is now 5-0 in bouts that go OT on the year.
No. 16 Brandon Kaylor, at 125, started the Beavers day off on a strong note, picking up an 11-3 major decision over Brendon Garcia. It marked Kaylor's 15th win of the season – third by major – and 11th consecutive.
No. 13 Devan Turner pushed OSU's lead to 7-0 when he downed No. 33 Job Greenwood, 5-2, at 133. Turner is now 16-4 on the year, having won 10 straight, and has 80 career victories, which is now 44th all-time at OSU.
Grant Willits, ranked 14th nationally, earned his team-leading 19th win of the season with a 3-1 decision over Chase Zollman, his second victory of the year over the Cowboy at 141 pounds. Willits has also won 11 straight bouts.
Cory Crooks made it 13-0 in favor of the Beavers when the nation's No. 28 wrestler at 149 picked up an 11-6 decision over Jaron Jensen. Crooks improved to 10-5 on the year with the win.
Oregon State improved to 22-12 all-time against Wyoming. The win marked the Beavers' first against the Cowboys since a 26-12 victory on Dec. 20, 2013.
Oregon State 22, Wyoming 12
125- #16 Brandon Kaylor (Oregon State) major decision Brendon Garcia (Wyoming), 11-3. OSU 4, WYO 0
133- #13 Devan Turner (Oregon State) decision #33 Job Greenwood (Wyoming), 5-2. OSU 7, WYO 0
141- #14 Grant Willits (Oregon State) decision Chase Zollmann (Wyoming), 3-1. OSU 10, WYO 0
149- #28 Cory Crooks (Oregon State) decision Jaron Jensen (Wyoming), 11-6. OSU 13, WYO 0
157- #17 Hunter Willits (Oregon State) decision #11 Jacob Wright (Wyoming), 4-3 (TB-1). OSU 16, WYO 0
165- #20 Cole Moody (Wyoming) decision Lane Stigall (Oregon State), 6-2. OSU 16, WYO 3
174- #12 Hayden Hastings (Wyoming) decision #26 Mateo Olmos, 7-3. OSU 16, WYO 6
184- #15 Trey Munoz (Oregon State) decision #14 Tate Samuelson (Wyoming), 3-2. OSU 19, WYO 6
197- #5 Stephen Buchanan (Wyoming) fall Ryan Reyes (Oregon State), 4:23. OSU 19, WYO 12
HWT- #10 Gary Traub (Oregon State) decision Terren Swartz (Wyoming), 3-1 (SV1). OSU 22, WYO 12
The Beavers are back in action Sunday, Jan. 30 when visiting Arizona State in Tempe. The match, which starts at 1 p.m. PT (2 p.m. in Arizona), will air live on Pac-12 Arizona, the Pac-12 Now app and Pac-12.com.
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