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Wrestling Heads To Detroit For NCAA Championships

Mar 14, 2022

OREGON STATE WRESTLING AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
March 17-19, 2022 | Detroit, Mich. | Little Caesars Arena

Oregon State's NCAA Entrants
125 - #11 Brandon Kaylor
133 - #11 Devan Turner
141 - #8 Grant Willits
149 - #27 Cory Crooks
157 - #17 Hunter Willits
165 - #33 Matthew Olguin
184 - #6 Trey Munoz
197 - Ryan Reyes *
HWT - #11 Gary Traub
* indicates alternate

This Week
• Oregon State competes in the NCAA Championships Thursday through Saturday at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Mich.
• The Beavers are sending eight wrestlers to the NCAA Championships, their most since 2012. The eight are also the most among Pac-12 teams.

First Rounds
• A look at who each of the Beavers will take on in the first round. Note, no OSU wrestlers have competed against their first-round opponents this season.
125 – Brandon Kaylor – seeded No. 11 versus Pennyslvania's Ryan Miller
133 – Devan Turner – seeded No. 11 versus Rutgers' Joe Olivieri
141 – Grant Willits – seeded No. 8 versus Oklahoma State's Carter Young
149 – Cory Crooks – seeded No. 27 versus Appalachian State's Jonathan Millner
157 – Hunter Willits – seeded No. 17 versus Penn State's Brady Berge
165 – Matthew Olguin – seeded No. 33 versus Northwestern's David Ferrante
184 – Trey Munoz – seeded No. 6 versus Oklahoma's Keegan Moore
HWT – Gary Traub – seeded No. 11 versus South Dakota State's AJ Nevills

That's Four
• Devan Turner (133 pounds), Grant Willits (141) and Hunter Willits (157) have all qualified for the NCAA Championships for the fourth time in their careers.
• 2022 marks their third appearance in the postseason as 2020 was not able to be held due to Covid-19.
• Both Willits finished in second place in Tempe this season while Turner qualified by finishing third.
• Turner was named an All-American in 2020 as the NWCA handed out postseason awards due to the cancellation of the championships.

NCAA History
• Oregon State is sending eight wrestlers to the NCAA postseason for the third time this century, following 2012 in St. Louis and 2011 in Philadelphia. The 2012 Beavers finished 10th nationally, while in 2011, OSU took 21st.
• Oregon State has 19 top-10 finishes all-time, including No. 2 marks in 1973 and 1995.

Pac-12 Recap
• Oregon State took second at the championships in Tempe, finishing with 114.5 points, just half a point behind winner Arizona State.
• Trey Munoz finished with two pins to claim the title at 184 pounds.