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Oregon State Wrestlers Earn Four All-American Honors

Mar 18, 2022

DETROIT, Mich. – Oregon State wrestlers Brandon Kaylor, Devan Turner, Grant Willits and Hunter Willits all earned All-American honors Friday night at the second day of the NCAA Championships at Little Caesars Arena.
 
The four honors are the most in a single year for Oregon State wrestlers since 1995. Grant Willits will be competing for a chance at third place at 141 pounds on the final day of action Saturday, while Kaylor (125), Devan Turner (133) and Hunter Willits (157) are all looking for a seventh-place finish.
 
As a team, the Beavers have garnered 38 points, tying with Princeton for 14th. OSU is just a half point shy of No. 13 Oklahoma State.
 
Grant Willits went 2-1 Friday, picking up a fall over No. 19 Chad Red of Nebraska in 3:45 to earn his first career All-American honor. Willits enters Saturday's action on a two-bout win streak after ending his day Friday with a 14-10 decision over No. 10 CJ Composto of Pennsylvania. Willits will open his day against No. 6 Cole Matthews (Pittsburgh) on Saturday.
 
Kaylor earned his All-America honor with a fall in 5:31 over No. 18 Noah Surtin of Missouri. He was pushed into the consolation round with a 7-3 loss to No. 3 Pat Glory (Princeton). He also dropped a 6-1 decision to No. 10 Michael DeAugustino of Northwestern. He will conclude his tournament with a bout versus No. 6 Eric Barnett (Wisconsin), whom Kaylor defeated 9-3 on Thursday.
 
Turner finished 3-1 on Friday. He opened the day with a 9-2 win over No. 28 Sidney Flores (Air Force), then advanced with a 2-1 win over No. 20 Chance Rich (CSU Bakersfield). Turner earned his second career All-American honor with an 8-4 victory over No. 25 Brian Courtney (Virginia), but dropped a 6-2 decision to No. 4 Korbin Myers (Virginia Tech) to end his night. Turner will take on No. 10 Chris Cannon (Northwestern) on Saturday.
 
Hunter Willits went 1-2 on the day but his 7-6 decision over No. 22 Dezjon Casto of The Citadel gave him his first career All-American honor. He opened the day with a 3-1 loss to No. 8 Will Lewan (Michigan) and concluded it with a 4-1 loss to No. 10 Peyton Robb of Nebraska. He will square off against No. 11 Austin O'Connor (North Carolina) on Saturday.
 
Four OSU wrestlers saw their tournaments conclude on Friday. Gary Traub (heavyweight), Cory Crooks (149) and Matthew Olguin (165) all went 1-1, while Trey Munoz's (184) season concluded with an 0-2 day.
 
#11 Brandon Kaylor – 125 pounds
Win via major decision over #22 Ryan Miller (Pennsylvania), 16-4
Win via decision over #6 Eric Barnett (Wisconsin), 9-3
Loss via decision to #3 Pat Glory (Princeton), 7-3
Win via fall over #18 Noah Surtin (Missouri), 5:31
Loss via decision to #10 Michael DeAugustino (Northwestern), 6-1
 
#11 Devan Turner – 133 pounds
Win via decision over #22 Joe Olivieri (Rutgers), 10-4
Loss via decision to #6 Dylan Ragusin (Michigan), 4-2
Win via decision over #28 Sidney Flores (Air Force), 9-2
Win via decision over #20 Chance Rich (CSU Bakersfield), 2-1
Win via decision over #25 Brian Courtney (Virginia), 8-4
Loss via decision to #4 Korbin Myers (Virginia Tech), 6-2
 
#8 Grant Willits – 141 pounds
Win via decision over #25 Carter Young (Oklahoma State), 5-3
Win via decision over #9 Allan Hart (Missouri), 3-1 (TB1)
Loss via fall to #1 Nick Lee (Penn State), 3:45
Win via fall over #19 Chad Red (Nebraska), 3:45
Win via decision over #12 CJ Composto (Pennsylvania), 14-10
 
#27 Cory Crooks – 149 pounds
Loss via decision to #6 Jonathan Millner (Appalachian State), 3-0
Win via decision over #22 Max Brignola (Lehigh), 7-6
Win via decision over #21 Marcus Robinson (Cleveland State), 5-3 (SV1)
Loss via decision to #19 Yahya Thomas (Northwestern), 4-1
 
#17 Hunter Willits – 157 pounds
Win via decision over #16 Brady Berge (Penn State), 2-1
Win via decision over #1 David Carr (Iowa State), 2-1 (TB1)
Loss via decision to #8 Will Lewan (Michigan), 3-1
Win via decision over #22 Dezjon Casto (The Citadel), 7-6
Loss via decision to #10 Peyton Robb (Nebraska), 4-1
 
#33 Matthew Olguin - 165 pounds
Win via major decision over #32 David Ferrante (Northwestern), 11-3
Loss via major decision to #1 Evan Wick (Cal Poly), 11-3
Win via decision over #17 Brian Mayer (Lehigh), 3-1 (TB1)
Loss via decision to #18 Anthony Valencia (Arizona State), 3-1 (SV1)
 
#6 Trey Munoz – 184 pounds
Win via decision over #27 Keegan Moore (Oklahoma), 8-3
Win via major decision over #11 Jonathan Loew (Cornall), 12-2
Loss via decision to #3 Trent Hidlay (North Carolina State), 6-2
Loss via major decision to #9 Marcus Coleman (Iowa State), 13-2
 
#11 Gary Traub – Heavyweight
Win via decision over #22 AJ Nevills (South Dakota State), 7-4 (TB1)
Loss via decision to #6 Jordan Wood (Lehigh), 6-0
Win via decision over #21 Tyrie Houghton (North Carolina State), 5-1 (SV1)
Loss via decision to #9 Lucas Davison (Northwestern), 8-2
 
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