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Oregon State wins 2021 Reno Tournament of Champions with five individual champions, Wyoming finishes a close second

by Joe Wedra, USA Wrestling

Photo of Brandon Kaylor by Tony Rotundo

RENO – The 2021 Reno Tournament of Champions wrapped up on Sunday night, as Oregon State claimed the team title with five individual champions. Wyoming finished second with four individual winners in a team race that went down to the wire.

Oregon State officially claimed the tournament title when Gary Traub won in the final match of the night, the 285-pound finals. He knocked off Sam Aguilar of Cal Poly, 3-1. Other Oregon State individual champions were: Brandon Kaylor (125), Devan Turner (133), Grant Willits (141) and Trey Munoz (184).

Wyoming was impressive in Sunday’s action, sending five wrestlers into the finals. The Cowboy individual winners were: Jaron Jensen (149), Jacob Wright (157), Hayden Hastings (174) and Stephen Buchanan (197). At 184 pounds, Wyoming’s Tate Samuelson took second after being defeated in a 3-2 match by Munoz.

The only weight class that was not won by a wrestler from Oregon State or Wyoming was at 165 pounds, where Clarion’s Cameron Pine knocked off Matt Olguin of Oregon State, 7-4.

Stanford’s Jaden Abas, who is ranked No. 7 by FloWrestling at 149 pounds, won via fall or technical fall in his first three matches of the day before dropping a 5-4 bout to Oregon State’s Lane Stigall in the quarters. Abas was officially a medical forfeit in his consolation match, unable to finish the tournament.

Real Woods of Stanford (141 pounds), who is ranked 13th by FloWrestling, reached the semifinals but also did not finish the tournament due to a medical forfeit.

Full brackets and results from this event can be found on FloWrestling.

The next two major NCAA Div. I collegiate events over the holiday break are the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30) and the Southern Scuffle (Jan. 1-2). USA Wrestling will have on-site coverage from both events.

At Reno, Nevada • December 19

First-place match: Brandon Kaylor (Oregon State) dec. Joey Fischer (Clarion), 4-3
Third-place match: Cooper Birdwell (Oklahoma State, unattached) dec. Garrett Ricks (Western Wyoming), 10-8
First-place match: Devan Turner (Oregon State) dec. Chance Rich (Cal State-Bakersfield), 7-3
Third-place match: Jackson Disario (Stanford) dec. Job Greenwood (Wyoming), 6-2
First-place match: Grant Willits (Oregon State) fall Chase Zollmann (Wyoming), 3:08
Third-place match: Isaiah Delgado (Utah Valley, unattached) MFF Real Woods (Stanford)
First-place match: Jaron Jensen (Wyoming) MFF Luca Wick (Cal Poly, unattached)
Third-place match: Lane Stigall (Oregon State) MD Jack Latimer (Grand View), 16-6
First-place match: Jacob Wright (Wyoming) dec. Isaiah Crosby (Oregon State, unattached), 7-5
Third-place match: Jalin Harper (Oklahoma State) dec. AJ Raya (Cal Baptist), 4-1
First-place match: Cameron Pine (Clarion) dec. Matt Olguin (Oregon State), 7-4
Third-place match: Ricky Padlla (Vanguard) dec. Nick Knuston (Northern Colorado), 5-2


First-place match: Hayden Hastings (Wyoming) dec. Casey Randles (Grand View), 7-2
Third-place match: Mason Reiniche (Oregon State) fall Cael Valencia (Arizona State, unattached), 5:00


First-place match: Trey Munoz (Oregon State) dec. Tate Samuelson (Wyoming), 3-2
Third-place match: Gavin Stika (Oklahoma State) dec. Branson Britten (Northern Colorado, unattached), 5-0
First-place match: Stephen Buchanan (Wyoming) maj. dec. Issac Bartel (Montana-Northern), 12-4
Third-place match: Ryan Reyes (Oregon State) maj. Dec. J.J. Dixon (Oregon State), 10-2
First-place match: Gary Traub (Oregon State) dec. Sam Aguilar (Cal Poly), 3-1
Third-place match: Trevor Tinker (Cal Poly, unattached) maj. Dec. KC Buday (Providence), 19-5
Final team standings

1. Oregon State, 174
2. Wyoming, 172
3. Grand View, 95
4. Clarion, 86.5
5. Cal Baptist, 77
6. Stanford, 67.5
7. Cal State-Bakersfield, 66
8. Oklahoma State, 55.5
9. Western Wyoming, 54.5
10. Cal Poly, 50.5
11. American, 49
12. Montana-Northern, 47.5
13. Southeastern, 45
14. Vanguard, 33.5