SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Fourteenth-ranked heavyweight Clayton Jack sealed a 21-18 upset for the No. 20 Oregon State wrestling team over Pacific-10 Conference rival No. 16 Cal Poly on Saturday at Mott Gym.
He took a 2-0 lead after the first period and held on to the end for a 6-2 win over Jim Powers in the final match of the day.
The Beavers (18-1, 6-1) have won 17 straight dual meets, and defeated a ranked opponent for the third time this season.
Fifteenth-ranked Jason started the meet with an 11-7 decision over Micah Ferguson at 125 pounds. The next match between No. 16 Kelly Kubec and No. 5 Boris Novachkov was an overtime thriller with Kubec winning in sudden victory to pick up his 30th win of the season.
Cal Poly took a 14-6 lead before senior Dan Brascetta cut the Mustangs' lead to five with his 6-4 decision over Steven Vasquez at 165 pounds.
Ninth-ranked Colby Covington earned his 15th fall of the season, pinning Geoff Doss in 4:11 to earn his 33rd win of the season.
The Mustangs (7-4, 4-2) took the lead back after the 184 pound match, but sophomore Chad Hanke tied things up at 197 pounds. After a scoreless first period, Ryan Smith took a 1-0 lead on the escape but Hanke took over in the third period scoring all of his points and making the meet hinge on the heavyweight bout.
Oregon State 21, Cal Poly 18
125: Jason Lara (OSU) decision over Micah Ferguson (CP), 11-7; 133: Kelly Kubec (OSU) dec over Boris Novachkov (CP), 7-5 (OT); 141: Filip Novachkov (CP) major decision over Mike Mangrum (OSU), 11-2; 149: Nick Fisher (CP) fall over RJ Pena (OSU), 5:27; 157: Chase Pami (CP) major decision Keegan Davis (OSU), 14-5; 165: Dan Brascetta (OSU) decision over Steven Vasquez (CP), 6-4; 174: Colby Covington (OSU) fall over Geoff Doss (CP), 4:11; 184: Ryan DesRoches (CP) major decision over Ty Vinson (OSU), 15-5; 197: Chad Hanke (OSU) decision over Ryan Smith (CP), 3-1; Heavyweight: Clayton Jack (OSU) decision over Jim Powers (CP), 6-2