Gutches wins by fall, but Raiders lose
CORVALLIS — Brock Gutches made sure Southern Oregon got out of Gill Coliseum with one win Thursday night before Oregon State's celebration got underway.
The former Crater standout's win by fall was the lone blemish for the Beavers as they became the third collegiate program with 1,000 dual-meet victories with a 43-6 triumph over the Raiders.
In the 174-pound bout, Gutches trailed Joe Latham 5-2 in the final round before a grab-and-throw gave Gutches an abrupt pin at 5:46. Latham went 29-16 and was an NCAA Championships qualifier last season.
The Beavers, ranked 20th in the USA Today's NCAA poll and winners of the last three Pac-12 titles, scored bonus points in seven weight classes. Jack Hathaway (133) and Devin Reynolds (141) both had pins, while Ronnie Bresser (125), Abraham Rodriguez (149) and Taylor Meeks (184) won by technical fall.
SOU 157-pounder Dalton Urrutia lost to Joey Delgado 7-5, surrendering one point for riding time, and Garrett Urrutia was competitive at 165 pounds, losing 9-5 to Roseburg product Seth Thomas.
Taylor Johnson, SOU's second-ranked 197-pounder, had to concede an injury-default loss.
The win was the 100th at Oregon State for coach Jim Zalesky.
SOU, ranked second in the NAIA, hosts No. 3 Great Falls (Mont.) next Thursday at Riehm Arena.