The Oregon State wrestling team won 7 of 10 matches on Friday to hand Cal Poly a 25-10 setback in a pac-12 dual before a Gill Coliseum crowd of 597.
The Beavers (5-7, 3-1) earned four bonus points with four major decisions in dispatching the Mustangs (6-9, 0-4) in workmanlike fashion. OSU is now 3-1 in its last four duals after a 2-6 start.
Major decisions by Kegan Calkins (125), Joey Palmer (133), Jack Hathaway (141) and Abe Rodriguez (157), and a decision by Joey Delgado (149) gave the Beavers a 19-0 lead at the midway point.
The Mustangs won three in a row to close to within 19-11 but Corey Griego (197) and Cody Crawford (heavyweight) then posted dominating decisions to close it out.
“We started out great,” coach Jim Zalesky said. “We weren’t as sharp as we could have been, we had a pretty hard week of training and some guys were a little lethargic, maybe their legs weren’t underneath them.
“But this time of year you need the training as well as the competition. We pushed through it and it was a good thing to get a win.”
The Beavers conclude the home portion of their schedule at 7 p.m. Sunday against CSU Bakersfield. Graduating seniors Ali Alshujery, Joey Delgado and Joey Palmer will be honored.
“I hope to see improvement,” Zalesky said. “Guys who got beat today need to turn things around and guys who won today need to keep things going the way we want to keep things going.”