Posted: Feb 10, 2020
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Cal Poly wraps up the dual meet portion of its 2019-20 wrestling schedule with three Pac-12 matches over the next two weeks.
Coach Jon Sioredas' Mustangs will host CSU Bakersfield on Friday night and No. 7-ranked Arizona State on Saturday night. Both duals begin at 7 p.m. inside Mott Athletics Center.
Cal Poly also visits Oregon State on Feb. 22 at 1 o'clock.
The Mustangs are coming off a trip to Colorado. Cal Poly fell to Northern Colorado 25-18 and Air Force 29-14, dropping the Mustangs' dual meet record to 3-6.
Only Mustangs securing a pair of wins on the trip were Brawley Lamer, Bernie Truax and Tom Lane. Lamer and Truax both won their two matches by decision while Lane won by injury default and technical fall.
Lane is ranked No. 12 at 197 pounds with a 15-3 record while Truax (pictured above) owns a No. 29 ranking with a 13-9 mark. Lamer is 9-9 on the year.
Other Mustangs with records at or above the .500 mark include 141-pounder Wyatt Cornelison with a 16-8 record, Joshy Cortez (9-9) at 149, Dylan Miracle (7-7) at 174 and Cole Reyes (7-6) at 133.
Cal Poly defeated San Francisco State and Buffalo over the first two weekends of the season and was a 19-16 winner over California Baptist on Jan. 23 in Riverside.
CSU Bakersfield is coming off a split of two Pac-12 matches last weekend, defeating Oregon State 26-16 at Corvallis and falling 28-12 at Stanford.
The Roadrunners are 5-5 on the year with wins over Buffalo, Duke, Northern Colorado, Fresno State and Oregon State.
No CSU Bakersfield wrestlers are in the top 25, but two are close -- Russell Rohlfing with an 18-7 record at 149 pounds and Jarrod Snyder with a 16-8 mark at 285. Rohlfing is a three-time national qualifier.
Three-time NCAA qualifier Manny Rivera, an All-American as a senior at Minnesota with an eighth-place finish at 141 pounds, is in his fourth season as head coach at CSU Bakersfield. He was an assistant at North Dakota State for five seasons and one year at Virginia after serving two seasons as a graduate assistant at Minnesota.
The Roadrunners own a 30-20-2 advantage in their series against Cal Poly dating back to 1974.
Arizona State boasts seven nationally ranked wrestlers, including top-ranked Zahid Valencia at 184 pounds with a 20-0 record. His brother, Anthony Valencia, is ranked No. 9 at 174 with a 17-5 mark.
Other nationally ranked Sun Devils include No. 5 Josh Shields (17-4) at 165, No. 6 Tanner Hall (17-3) at 285, No. 7 Brandon Courtney (20-4) at 125, No. 16 Kordell Norfleet (8-3) at 197 and No. 22 Josh Kramer (7-11) at 133.
Arizona State's lone loss of the season was at No. 5 Ohio State 17-16 on Jan. 6. The Sun Devils are 3-0 in Pac-12 duals with wins over Oregon State, Stanford and Arkansas-Little Rock and wrestle at CSU Bakersfield on Sunday.
Arizona State, which a year ago celebrated the 30th anniversary of its 1988 NCAA national championship — the Sun Devils are the only team west of the Rockies to win a national championship in wrestling — owns a 36-14 advantage over Cal Poly in the overall series, winning last year's dual in Tempe, 32-7.
Zeke Jones is in his sixth season as head coach of the Sun Devils, leading his squad to back-to-back Pac-12 titles in 2017 and 2018. A member of ASU's 1988 NCAA wrestling championship team, Jones was a three-time All-American, finishing second at 118 pounds, and Pac-10 Champion for the Sun Devils.
An Olympic silver medalist for the United States, Jones was the 1991 World Champion at 52kg, a four-time World-Cup Champion and coached United States Olympians in the 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2012 Olympic Games.
Stanford will host the Pac-12 Championship on March 7, with the NCAA Division I National Championship slated for March 19-21 in Minneapolis, Minn.
Cal Poly (3-6)
125 — Benny Martinez (7-11), Sophomore, Eastlake, Calif.
133 — Cole Reyes (7-6), Freshman, Bakersfield, Calif.
141 — Jake Ryan (5-7), Redshirt Freshman, Oakdale, Calif.
149 — Joshy Cortez (9-9), Senior, Temecula, Calif.
157 — Brawley Lamer (9-9), Sophomore, Corvallis, Ore.
165 — No. 29 Bernie Truax (13-9), Redshirt Freshman, Oceanside, Calif.
174 — Dylan Miracle (7-7), Sophomore, Madera, Calif.
184 — Trent Tracy (6-10), Freshman, Bakersfield, Calif.
197 — No. 12 Tom Lane (15-3), Senior, Garden City, N.Y.
285 — Samuel Aguilar (7-9), Sophomore, Apple Valley, Calif.
CSU Bakersfield (5-5)
125 -- Alex Hernandez-Figueroa (8-13), Junior, Hesperia, Calif.
133 -- Chance Rich (7-11), Redshirt Freshman, Valencia, Calif.
141 -- Angelo Martinoni (8-9), Redshirt Freshman, Orangevale, Calif.
149 -- Russell Rohlfing (18-7), Senior, La Habra Heights, Calif.
157 -- Wyatt Gerl (10-10), Senior, Long Beach, Calif.
165 -- Jacob Thalin (13-10), Senior, San Jose, Calif.
174 -- Albert Urias (13-13), Redshirt Freshman, Bakersfield, Calif.
184 -- Josh Loomer (7-12), Sophomore, San Bernardino, Calif.
197 -- Josh Annis (1-1), Senior, Bakersfield, Calif.
285 -- Jarrod Snyder (16-8), Junior, Bakersfield, Calif.
Arizona State (12-1)
125 – No. 7 Brandon Courtney (20-4), Sophomore, Goodyear, Ariz.
133 – No. 22 Josh Kramer (7-11), Senior, Buckeye, Ariz.
141 – Navonte Demison (3-11), Sophomore, Bakersfield, Calif., OR Cory Crooks (2-4), Junior, Anthem, Ariz.
149 – Josh Maruca (7-10), Senior, Murrysville, Penn. OR Dillon Ulrey (4-2), Senior, Central Point, Ore.
157 – Jacori Teemer (11-5), Redshirt Freshman, Long Beach, N.Y.
165 – No. 5 Josh Shields (17-4), Senior, Murrysville, Penn.
174 – No. 9 Anthony Valencia (17-5), Junior, Bellflower, Calif.
184 – No. 1 Zahid Valencia (20-0), Junior, Bellflower, Calif.
197 – No. 16 Kordell Norfleet (8-3), Sophomore, Chicago, Ill.
285 – No. 6 Tanner Hall (17-3), Graduate, Meridian, Idaho