Trey Munoz Wins Pac-12 Title, Beavers Take Second, Advance Eight
TEMPE, Ariz. – Trey Munoz won his first Pac-12 Conference individual title and Oregon State qualified eight wrestlers at Sunday's Pac-12 Championships Sunday at Desert Financial Arena.
Overall, Oregon State placed second as a team, just half a point behind Pac-12 champion Arizona State, which finished with 115 points.
Munoz won his first Pac-12 crown at 184 points thanks to a pair of pins. He won the title over Cal Poly's Bernie Truax in 1:14. Munoz advanced to the semifinals thanks to a bye in the first round, and moved to the finals match with a pin over CSU Bakersfield's Jacob Hansen in 2:43.
Overall, the Beavers are slated to send eight to the NCAA Championships March 18-20. That's the most entrants for Oregon State since 2012 in Des Moines.
Brandon Kaylor went 1-1 and took second place to advance to Detroit. He was a 4-1 winner over Antonio Lorenzo at 125 before dropping a 5-3 decision to Arizona State's Brandon Courtney in the finals. Kaylor will be making his second NCAA appearance.
Turner qualified for the NCAA postseason for the fourth time his career. He battled back from a 3-1 loss to open the day, winning 11-3 over Cal Poly's Abe Hinrichsen and 6-1 over Stanford's Jackson Disario to finish third.
Grant Willits was the last Beaver to qualify, needing to defeat Arizona State's Ramon Ramos, 10-2, in a true second-place match at 141 pounds. Willits placed second but because the two had not squared off, the wrestleback became necessary. Willits has qualified for his fourth career NCAA postseason event.
Cory Crooks also battled back from an early defeat, winning his final two matches to take third and advance to his second NCAA appearance. He advanced in dramatic fashion, pinning Stanford's Jordan Abas in 6:23. Crooks entered the day as the No. 4 seed, defeating the No. 2 Abas.
Like Turner, Hunter Willits also qualified for his fourth NCAA postseason appearance. He took second at 157, losing to Jacori Teemer (Arizona State), 3-1 in sudden victory. His win to open the day also came in sudden victory, 3-1 over Stanford's Charlie Darracott.
Matthew Olguin picked up a big victory for the Beavers, earning his first NCAA appearance thanks to a 3-1 day. He took third via a 6-4 victory over Arizona State's Anthony Valencia at 165 pounds. Olguin and Valencia went to the sudden victory round before the former picked up a takedown to advance.
Gary Traub won his 19th consecutive bout, 6-5, over CSU Bakersfield's Jacob Sieder. That win streak, however, came to an end with a 2-1 loss to Arizona State's Cohlton Schultz. OSU's heavyweight, however, advanced to the NCAAs thanks to a second-place finish.
Ryan Reyes also took second for the Beavers, but did not automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships as only the Pac-12 title holder earned that distinction. Reyes went 2-0 before dropping a 14-6 major decision to Arizona State's Jacori Teemer in the finale.
Mateo Olmos finished in fifth at 174 pounds, dropping back-to-back decisions before defeating Arizona State's Ryan Rochford, 13-7.
Brandon Kaylor – 125 pounds
Win via Decision over Antonio Lorenzo (Cal Poly), 4-1
Lost via Decision to Brandon Courtney (Arizona State), 5-3
Kaylor finishes second – NCAA qualifier
Devan Turner – 133 pounds
Loss via Decision to Chance Rich (CSU Bakersield), 3-1 (SV1)
Won via Decision over Abe Hinrichsen (Cal Poly), 11-3
Won via Decision over Jackson Disario (Stanford), 6-1
Turner finishes third – NCAA qualifier
Grant Willits – 141 pounds
Win via Decision over Lawrence Saenz (Cal Poly), 3-1
Lost via Major Decision to Real Woods (Stanford), 8-0
Win via Major Decision over Ramon Ramos (Arizona State), 10-2*
* True second-place match
Willits finishes second – NCAA qualifier
Cory Crooks – 149 pounds
Win via Decision over Josh Brown (CSU Bakersfield), 7-6
Loss via Decision to Kyle Parco (Arizona State), 3-1
Won via Decision over Joseph Bianchi (Little Rock), 11-3
Won via Fall over Jaden Abas (Stanford), 6:23
Crooks finishes third – NCAA qualifier
Hunter Willits – 157 pounds
Win via Decision over Charlie Darracott (Stanford), 3-1 (SV1)
Loss via Decision to Jacori Teemer (Arizona State), 3-1 (SV1)
Willits finishes second – NCAA qualifier
Matthew Olguin - 165 pounds
Win via Major Decision over Tyler Brennan (Little Rock), 10-0
Loss via Fall to Evan Wick (Cal Poly), 2:45
Won via Fall over Augustine Garcia (CSU Bakersfield), 0:56
Won via Decision over Anthony Valencia (Arizona State), 6-4 (SV1)
Olguin finishes third – NCAA qualifier
Mateo Olmos – 174 pounds
Loss via Decision to Tyler Eischen (Stanford), 4-3
Loss via Decision to Triston Wills (Little Rock), 7-1
Win via Decision over Ryan Rochford (Arizona State), 13-7
Olmos finishes fifth
Trey Munoz – 184 pounds
Win via Fall over Jacob Hansen (CSU Bakersfield), 2:43
Win via Fall over Bernie Truax (Cal Poly), 1:14
Munoz finishes first – NCAA qualifier
Ryan Reyes – 197 pounds
Win via Technical Fall over Brooks Sacharczyk (Little Rock), 16-1
Win via Decision over Nick Stemmet (Stanford), 10-7
Loss via Major Decision to Kendall Norfleet (Arizona State), 14-6
Reyes finishes second
Gary Traub – Heavyweight
Win via Decision over Jacob Sieder (CSU Bakersfield), 6-5
Loss via Decision to Cohlton Schultz (Arizona State), 2-1
Traub finishes second – NCAA qualifier
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