Palo Alto, Calif. -- Redshirt sophomore Abraham Rodriguez ended an 8-match losing streak with a pivotal technical fall to lead the Oregon State wrestling team to a 21-13 victory over No. 25 Stanford on Thursday in a Pacific-12 Conference match at Burnham Pavilion.
Rodriguez dominated Walker Dempsey 26-11 to give the Beavers (7-6, 1-1 Pac-12) a 12-7 lead at the halfway point. The Cardinal (9-3, 2-2) won the next two matches to go back ahead 13-12, but their advantage was short-lived.
Redshirt freshman Corey Griego (184), redshirt sophomore Cody Crawford (197) and redshirt sophomore Amarveer Dhesi (hwt.) then combined for three straight wins by decision for nine unanswered points to clinch the match.
The Beavers thus captured their second match in a row while snapping Stanford's nine-match winning streak. They also extended their winning streak over the Cardinal to 11 matches in a row, and upped their series edge to 39-1-1.
Also winning for the Beavers were redshirt juniors Joey Palmer (133) and Joey Delgado (149). Delgado earned a major decision and enabled OSU to tie the match 7-7 after four weight classes.
The road trip resumes at 7 p.m. Friday at Cal Poly, and concludes at 5 p.m. Saturday at CSU-Bakersfield. Both are Pac-12 matches.
OSU's next home dual is Feb. 11 against Oklahoma. The Beavers host Air Force on Feb. 14, then conclude the regular season with the Feb. 21 Border War against Boise State, also at Gill Coliseum.
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125: Connor Schram (S) dec. Ronnie Bresser (OSU), 4-3
133: Joey Palmer (OSU) dec. Mason Pengilly (S), 6-2
141: Joey McKenna (S) maj. dec. over Jack Hathaway (OSU), 10-1
149: Joey Delgado (OSU) maj. dec. Peter Russo (S), 10-2
157: Abraham Rodriguez (OSU) tech. fall over Walker Dempsey (S), 26-11
165: Jim Wilson (S) dec. Seth Thomas (OSU), 7-6
174: Peter Galli (S) dec. Tyler Chay (OSU), 8-5
184: Corey Griego (OSU) dec. Garet Krohn (S), 7-0
197: Cody Crawford (OSU) dec. Zach Nevills (S), 11-7
Hwt.: Amarveer Dhesi (OSU) dec. Nathan Butler (S), 8-6