Nov. 16, 2012
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Ty Vinson earned a pin and Scott Sakaguchi, RJ Pena, Taylor Meeks and Chad Hanke all picked up wins but the 10th-ranked Oregon State wrestling team lost a 21-18 decision to No. 16 Michigan in front of 1,756 fans Friday night at Gill Coliseum.
The Beavers spotted Michigan a 10-0 lead as Pat Rollins lost 12-3 to Sean Boyle at 125, Drew Van Anrooy dropped a 3-1 decision to Rosario Bruno at 133 and Mike Mangrum was defeated, 10-8, at 141 to Camryn Jackson.
Oregon State, however, went on the offensive from that point on. Sakaguchi earned the Beavers’ first individual win of the night, downing Eric Grajales, 9-6, at 149 pounds. Pena followed that up with an 8-2 win over Jacob Salazar at 157.
Two big Michigan wins, however, spread the lead to 21-6 in favor of the Wolverines after seven bouts. Taylor Massa picked up a technical fall over Alex Elder, 21-3, at 165, and was followed by Daniel Yates pinning Austin Morehead at 174. Yates won the bout in 2:54.
It was all Oregon State (0-1) from that point on. Vinson one upped Yates, pinning Jordan Thomas in just 1:25 in the 184-pound bout.
Taylor Meeks continued a strong start to his sophomore campaign at 197 when he picked up a 5-3 decision over Maxwell Huntley.
Chad Hanke, wrestling at Gill Coliseum for the first time since the then-Pac-10 Championships in 2011, was a 13-8 winner over Justin Dozier at heavyweight. That score, however, was too little to overcome Michigan’s big lead early on and the Wolverines (3-1) held on the three-point victory.
The Beavers hit the road next weekend when taking on Boise State in Spokane, Wash., on Nov. 24.
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No. 16 Michigan 21, No. 10 Oregon State 18
125 – Sean Boyle (UM) major decision Pat Rollins, 12-3. UM 4, OSU 0
133 – Rosario Bruno (UM) decision Drew Van Anrooy, 3-1. UM 7, OSU 0
141 – Camryn Jackson (UM) decision Mike Mangrum, 10-8. UM 10, OSU 0
149 – Scott Sakaguchi decision Eric Grajales (UM), 9-6. UM 10, OSU 3
157 – RJ Pena decision Jacob Salazar (UM), 8-2. UM 10, OSU 6
165 – Taylor Massa (UM) technical fall Alex Elder, 21-3. UM 15, OSU 6
174 – Daniel Yates (UM) pin Austin Morehead, 2:54. UM 21, OSU 6
184 – Ty Vinson pin Jordan Thomas (UM), 1:25. UM 21, OSU 12
197 – Taylor Meeks decision Maxwell Huntley (UM), 5-3. UM 21, OSU 15
HWT – Chad Hanke decision Justin Dozier (UM), 13-8. UM 21, OSU 18
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