Corvallis, Ore. – The No. 20 Oregon State wrestling team topped No. 31 Air Force 30-3 Saturday, with nine consecutive wins to seal the deal.
Air Force’s Josh Martinez collected the first three points of the match after an 11-6 decision over Joey Palmer (125), giving the Falcons an early lead. The Beavers responded with relentless pressure and didn’t let up for the rest of the match.
Oregon State’s Drew Van Anrooy (133) tallied the first three points for the Beavs with an 8-2 decision over Greg Rinker. He was followed by teammate Joey Delgado (141), who collected a 3-2 decision over Air Force’s David Walker, bringing the score to 6-3.
Senior’s Scott Sakaguchi (149) and RJ Pena (157) kept the ball rolling for the Beavs, gathering a combined six points. Sakaguchi earned a 10-4 decision over Natrelle Demison, while Pena tallied an 11-8 decision over Josh Kreimier, bringing the score to 12-3.
Oregon State’s Toney Chay (165) collected his first win in front of Beaver Nation with an 8-3 decision over Air Force’s Jesse Stafford. Teammate Joe Latham (174) then tallied four points for the Beavers after a 24-14 major decision over Scott Reilly, giving the Beavers a 19-3 lead heading into the final three bouts.
At 184, Austin Morehead earned a 9-0 major decision over Air Force’s Daniel Barringer, advancing Oregon State’s lead to 20. Moving into 197, Taylor Meeks tallied three points for the Beavs with a 13-10 decision over Parker Hines.
Oregon State’s Amarveer Dhesi (HWT) tallied four final points for the Beavers, after a 17-5 major decision over Air Force’s Marcus Malecek, solidifying Oregon State’s 30-3 victory.
The Beavers face a quick turnaround and will battle No. 22 North Dakota State tomorrow in gill Coliseum at 12:30 p.m. PT. Follow match updates at wwwTrackwrestling.com and Twitter.com/OSU_Wrestling. Receive free admission to the wrestling meet by showing a purchased Oregon State Men’s Basketball Civil War ticket at the box office window.