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Oregon State defeats Cal Poly

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Oregon State Wrestling (8-6, 2-2 Pac-12) edged conference opponent Cal Poly, 24-15, in the final dual of the regular season Saturday afternoon inside Gill Coliseum.

Brandon Kaylor (125) and Grant Willits (141) each recorded pins for the Beavers to help seal the victory.

Kaylor won his eighth straight match at 125 pounds by pinning Benny Martinez in only 1:26 of action. The redshirt freshmen went to work early as he earned a quick takedown and four back points en route to the impressive pin which gave Oregon State six team points.

At 133 pounds, Devan Turner dominated his bout with nearly three minutes of riding time and came away with a 10-4 decision over Cole Reyes. Turner picked up four takedowns to help extend the team lead to 10-0.

Grant Willits led 2-1 heading into the second period and took matters into his own hands with a pin over Jake Ryan (3:56) for the Beavers' second fall of the afternoon. After three bouts. the Beavers led 12-3.

Lane Stigall squared off in an evenly paced match at 149 pounds against Josh Cortez and fell by a point on a 3-2 decision. After the bout was tied up at 2-2 heading into the final period, Lamer used an escape with under a minute to take the victory and inch the Mustangs closer to the lead.

Cal Poly would go on to take the next two bouts at 157 and 165 pounds. Logan Meek was pinned by Brawley Lamer (4:05) and Aaron Olmos dropped an 8-7 decision as Oregon State's lead slimmed to 15-12.

Facing off against Bernie Truax, Olmos took a 5-2 lead into the final period before surrendering six points to give up the victory.

Jackson McKinney regained the momentum at 174 pounds with a 6-0 decision over Dylan Miracle as the Beavers went ahead 18-12. McKinney earned a riding time point and two takedowns to collect the win.

Colt Doyle got off to a quick start against Trent Tracy by notching an early takedown and back points to lead 4-2. Doyle would cap off the bout with a big third period including a stalling point and a late takedown to seal a 9-3 decision.

J.J. Dixon fought back late against No. 12-ranked Thomas Lane but ultimately dropped a 9-7 decision despite earning a riding time point. Dixon was the aggressor in the first period as he led 3-1 before Lane surged ahead with a takedown and four back points. With Lane leading 7-3 at the start of the third period, Dixon showed no quit with two takedowns but couldn't come away with the win.

To end the dual, Jamarcus Grant continued his streak of solid wrestling with a 6-5 decision against Sam Aguilar. The match became knotted up in the second period before Grant ended things with an escape and takedown.

Next Up: The Beavers will now have a little over two weeks off from competition before heading to Stanford for the Pac-12 Wrestling Championships. Session I begins at 9:30 a.m. (PT) on Sat., Mar. 7, and can be viewed on the Pac-12 Networks.

Results:
125 Brandon Kaylor (Oregon State) over Benny Martinez (Cal Poly) (Fall 1:26) 6.0 0.0
133 Devan Turner (Oregon State) over Cole Reyes (Cal Poly) (Dec 10-4) 3.0 0.0
141 Grant Willits (Oregon State) over Jake Ryan (Cal Poly) (Fall 3:56) 6.0 0.0
149 Joshua Cortez (Cal Poly) over Lane Stigall (Oregon State) (Dec 3-2) 0.0 3.0
157 Brawley Lamer (Cal Poly) over Logan Meek (Oregon State) (Fall 4:05) 0.0 6.0
165 Bernie Truax (Cal Poly) over Aaron Olmos (Oregon State) (Dec 8-7) 0.0 3.0
174 Jackson Mckinney (Oregon State) over Dylan Miracle (Cal Poly) (Dec 6-0) 3.0 0.0
184 Colt Doyle (Oregon State) over Trent Tracy (Cal Poly) (Dec 9-3) 3.0 0.0
197 Thomas Lane (Cal Poly) over J.J Dixon (Oregon State) (Dec 9-7) 0.0 3.0
285 Jamarcus Grant (Oregon State) over Sam Aguilar (Cal Poly) (Dec 6-5) 3.0 0.0

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