OSU now winners of two straight uses bonus points from Mike Mangrum and RJ Pena for 11 point victory
OREGON STATE 2012-13 Competed at 165 lbs. ... Earned a 13-11 overall record, with an 11-6 open tournament mark and was 2-5 in dual competition ... Accumulated four decisions, six major decisions and three pins ... Fastest fall came against Adams State's Justin Samora (0:52) during Reno Tournament of Champions (Dec. 16) ... Two dual victories came versus Boise State (Jan. 5) and at Wyoming (Jan. 13) ... Went 4-0 at Mike Clock Open (Nov. 11), taking first place honors ... Was 1-2 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invite (Nov. 30), followed by a 4-2 performance and fifth place finish at the Reno Tournament of Champions ... Was 2-2 at Midlands Championships in Chicago (Dec. 29).
2011-12 Redshirted ... Competed unattached at 157 ... Took second at Best of the West Tournament and first at the Northwest Open in Spokane, Wash. ... Placed third at the California Collegiate Open.
2010-11 Competed entire year at 157 pounds ... Tallied a 12-17 mark overall and 7-11 record in dual matches ... Was 1-0 in bouts decided by pins, 3-5 in major decisions and 1-5 in technical falls ... Manufactured season-long win streak twice, the most recent coming Dec. 29 at the Southern Scuffle ... Only fall of the year came in 6:37 against Cal State Fullerton's Chris Stinnett on Feb. 13 ... Went 2-2 at Pac-10 Championships to place fifth at 157 pounds ... Defeated Stinnett in his final bout at Pac-10 Championships ... Most points in single bout were 27 against Michael Cappus of Simon Fraser on Nov. 27.
WEST SALEM HIGH SCHOOL Lettered four years in wrestling at West Salem for head coach John O'Dell ... Served as team captain for two years, and was a three-time district champion ... Won state twice.
PERSONAL Born March 30, 1992 ... Major is undecided ... Son of Gary and Diane Elder ... Has one sister, Shelby ... Biggest athletic thrill to date is winning state his junior year at West Salem High School ... Chose to attend Oregon State because of the wrestling program and the school's academics.