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RENO, Nev. - Central Michigan edged out Oklahoma State 132.5 to 131 to capture the team title at the 12th Annual Brute Reno Tournament of Champions, handing the Cowboys only its third runner-up finish in the tournament's history.

The Chippawas sent five wrestlers to the finals with a commanding lead in the team race, but came away with zero champions, which allowed the Cowboys to chip away at the lead. OSU crowned a pair of champions in Coleman Scott and Johny Hendricks to cut into CMU's lead, but could not overcome the deficit as CMU captured its first team title.

Oregon State chipped in 96.5 points to finish third while Cal Poly and Purdue rounded out the top five with 95.5 and 88 points, respectively.

The Cowboys' top-ranked Johny Hendricks was named Outstanding Wrestler after scoring four major decisions and a fall en route to an individual title.

In the finals, Hendricks recorded five takedowns coupled with a three-point nearfall en route to a 15-5 whipping over Trevor Stewart of Central Michigan.

At 125, Tanner Gardner (Stanford) recorded a pair of takedowns in the third period before defeating Cal Poly's Chad Mendez, 7-4. The Mustangs lost its second consecutive finals bout when (Coleman) Scott recorded a takedown late in the third period to defeat Darrell Vasquez, 4-3. The win gave Scott his second consecutive victory over Vasquez this week.

Purdue's Jake Patacsil captured an individual title after cruising to an 11-0 major decision over Morgan Atkinson of Cal State Fullerton.

At 174, Ken Cook (UC Davis) was down 4-3 early in the second period to Brandon Sinnott (Central Michigan), but quickly erased the lead after hooking up a body lock for a five-point move. Sinnott couldn't recover as Cook went on to defeat the Chippawa, 9-4.

Northwestern's Mike Tamillow scored a pair of takedowns en route to a 6-2 victory over Wynn Michalak of Central Michigan.

Championship matches

125 Tanner Gardner (Stanford) dec. Chad Mendez (Cal Poly), 7-4
133 Coleman Scott (Oklahoma St.) dec. Darrell Vasquez (Cal Poly), 4-3
141 Kyle Larson (Oregon St.) dec. Matthew Schumm (Cal St. Bakersfield), 7-1
149 Jake Patacsil (Purdue) m.d. Morgan Atkinson (Cal St. Fullerton), 11-0
157 Tyler Sherfey (Boise State) dec. Josh Zupancic (Stanford), 1-0
165 Johny Hendricks (Oklahoma St.) m.d. Trevor Stewart (Central Michigan), 15-5
174 Ken Cook (UC Davis) dec. Brandon Sinnott (Central Michigan), 9-4
184 Ian Murphy (Cal St. Fullerton) dec. Christian Sinnott (Central Michigan), 5-1
197 Mike Tamillow (Northwestern) dec. Wynn Michalak (Central Michigan), 6-2
285 Cody Parker (Cal Poly) dec. Bubba Gritter (Central Michigan), 10-3

Third-place matches

125 Brandon Precin (Northwestern) dec. Luke Smith (Central Michigan), 8-3
133 Bobby Pfennings (Oregon St.) dec. Sean Schmaltz (Purdue), 5-2
141 Jason Cook (Purdue) fall Joey Deaguero (Adams St. College), 5:36
149 Carter Downing (Wyoming) dec. Levi Duyn (The Citadel), 14-7
157 Wayne French (Great Falls) dec. Newly McSpadden (Oklahoma State), 9-2
165 Scott Loescher (Stanford) fall Greg Hagel (Northwestern), 5:29
174 Brandon Mason (Oklahoma St.) dec. Nate Lee (Boise State), 2-0
184 Jack Jenson (Oklahoma St.) inj dflt Greg Gifford (Arizona State)
197 Matt Monteiro (Cal Poly)dec. Nate Moore (Purdue), 7-4
285 Jared Rosholt (Oklahoma St.) dec. Ty Watterson (Oregon St.), 6-5

Fifth-place matches
125 Richard Byrd (Embry-Riddle) dec. Tyler Schinn (Oklahoma St.), 3-1
133 Omar Gaitan (UC Davis) dec. Jeff Pfaffinger (Minnesota St. Mankato), 10-6
141 Tim Harner (Liberty) inj dflt Efrain Ayala (Minnesota St. Mankato)
149 Brandon Doyle (Cal St. Bakersfield) dec. Brandon Carter (Central Michigan), 3-1
157 Brandon Girtz (Minnesota St. Mankato) dec. Eric Neil (Central Michigan), 5-3
165 Kevin Wainscott (Oklahoma St.) dec. Brandon Kelly (Newberry), 5-2
174 Jeremy Larson (Oregon St.) inj dflt Nick Hayes (Northwestern)
184 Ben Kelto (Central Michigan) forfeit (Yuri Kalika (Cal Poly)
197 Brandon Halsey (Cal St. Bakersfield) med forfeit Jason Trulson (Arizona State)
285 Brady Wilson (Minnesota St. Mankato) fall Wade Sauer (Cal St. Fullerton), 2:16
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