Hunter Willits Named Pac-12 Wrestler Of The Week
SAN FRANCISCO – Oregon State redshirt junior Hunter Willits has been named the Pac-12's Wrestler of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday.
The honor is the first of Willits' career, and he's the third Beaver to be recognized this season, following Mateo Olmos on Nov. 9 and Devan Turner Dec. 21.
Willits, ranked 17th in the nation at 157 pounds, received the recognition after going 2-0 in OSU's wins over Northern Colorado Friday and Wyoming Saturday.
He opened the trip with a 7-2 decision over Nathan Moore in Greeley, Colo. The Pueblo, Colo., native followed that up with an 4-3 overtime decision over No. 11 Jacob Wright of Wyoming. The win was Willits' second this season against a ranked foe, and he improved his season-long win streak to four.
Willits is 9-4 this season, and 6-1 in dual matches. He is 65-37 lifetime at Oregon State.
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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