Colorado Springs, Colo. – Oregon State closed out its dual-meet season in impressive fashion on Sunday with a 36-3 victory over Air Force.
Freshman Ronnie Bresser (125), junior Seth Thomas (165) and senior Taylor Meeks (184) all pinned for the Beavers (12-1, 6-0 Pac-12), who rebounded well from Friday night's 21-17 setback at Wyoming.
Redshirt freshmen Jack Hathaway (133), Devin Reynolds (141), Cody Crawford (197) and Nate Keeve (hwt.) and seniors Alex Elder (157) and Joe Latham (174) added wins by decisions. The Beavers won 9 of the 10 weight classes.
“It was a nice bounce-back win for us,” OSU coach Jim Zalesky said. “Ronnie got us off to a great start with bonus points in the first match and we kept building from there.
“Three pins were nice to see. Bonus points are so important and we got nine of them today so that's a good thing.”
The Beavers now have two weeks to prepare for the Pacific-12 Conference Championships, set for 10:30 a.m. March 1 at Gill Coliseum.
Advance all-session passes for the Pac-12 championships are now on sale at the Gill Coliseum ticket office, by calling 1-800-GOBEAVS or by visiting the ticket area on osubeavers.com.
The first session will start at 10:30 a.m.; the second session will begin at 3:30 p.m. and includes the 5 p.m. championship round. The ticket office will open one hour before each session and the coliseum will be cleared between sessions.
All-session tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for seniors (62+) and students (3-18). Individual-session tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students, and will only be sold the day of the event.
All-session tickets will also be available the day of the event. There will be no group sales.
For more information on the Oregon State wrestling team, follow the club's official Twitter account at Twitter.com/OSU_Wrestling or by Facebook at Facebook.com/OregonStateWrestling.
Oregon State 36, Air Force 3
125: Ronnie Bresser (OSU) pinned Drew Romero (AFA), 1:09
133: Jack Hathaway (OSU) dec. Anthony McHugh (AFA), 6-1
141: Devin Reynolds (OSU) dec. Cody Hancock (AFA), 10-8
149: Jerry McGinty (AFA) dec. Abraham Rodriguez (OSU), 2-1
157: Alex Elder (OSU) dec. Sam Kreimier (AFA), 6-1
165: Seth Thomas (OSU) pinned Jesse Stafford (AFA), 2:58
174: Joe Latham (OSU) dec. Scott Reilly (AFA), 8-2
184: Taylor Meeks (OSU) pinned Zen Ikehara (AFA), 1:26
197: Cody Crawford (OSU) dec. Jack Carda (AFA), 6-0
Hwt.: Nate Keeve (OSU) dec. Marcus Malecek (AFA), 4-2