Forest Grove, Ore. – The Oregon State wrestling team wrapped up its first official competition of the season with eight out of 10 wrestlers claiming individual weight class titles at the Mike Clock Open.
In the 125 lb. weight class, sophomore Joey Palmer matched up against unaffiliated Ronnie Bresser in the final. After three victories earlier in the day, Palmer claimed first place, beating Bresser by a score of 5-3.
Moving into the 133 lb. weight group, sophomore Drew Van Anrooy collected three wins early on and matched up against Clackamas Community College’s Cary Palmer. Van Anrooy defeated Palmer by a final score of 5-3, claiming OSU’s second first-place victory of the day.
Redshirt freshman Joey Delgado nabbed the 141 lb. title after beating San Francisco State’s Dylan Phillipy by a final score of 12-7. Delgado also tallied two falls under one-minute throughout his matches, one in 54 seconds and the other in 47.
Senior Scott Sakaguchi didn’t participate on Sunday, leaving freshman Reed Van Anrooy and redshirt freshman Jared Reis to compete at the 149 lb. weight class. Van Anrooy claimed second place and Reis followed with a fourth-place finish.
In the 157 lb. weight class, senior RJ Pena met redshirt freshman Jordan Henrickson in the final. Pena claimed the title with a 4-0 decision, Henrickson taking a second-place finish.
Four OSU wrestlers placed in the 165 lb. weight class. Redshirt junior Alex Elder matched up against sophomore Toney Chay in the final, and Elder won by a final score of 5-3. Sophomore Seth Thomas placed third in this bracket and freshman Abraham Rodriguez followed in fourth.
In the 174 lb. weight group, junior Joe Latham collected three victories early in the day, advancing him to the final. Latham defeated Stanford’s Keaton Subjeck in the final by a score of 3-2, tallying another first-place finish for the Beavers. In the 184 lb. weight class, senior John Tuck nabbed a fourth-place finish.
At the 197 lb. weight class, junior Taylor Meeks collected three falls in his three matches prior to the final, one in just 17 seconds. Meeks met Clackamas Community College’s Ihoghw ama Odighizuw a in the final and won by a major decision of 14-0.
Freshman Amarveer Dhesi competed as one of Oregon State’s heavyweights, claiming three falls in his three matches prior to the final, one in 55 seconds. Dhesi met Stanford’s Nathan Butler in the final and won by a score of 6-2. Sophomore Mick Dougharity nabbed a third-place finish and freshman Josh Parazoo followed with a sixth-place finish.
Oregon State next travels to Ypsilanti, Michigan to take on Michigan State, Northern Illinois, and Central Michigan.