CMU closes West Coast trip with pair of wins

SAN LOUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Central Michigan continued to steam roll its opponents Sunday afternoon, claiming a pair of victories over Cal Poly, 41-6, and CSU Bakersfields, 26-12.

The Chippewas (16-3) extended their dual meet winning streak to nine straight and claimed 16 of the 20 bouts on the day.

CMU wrestled just six bouts in the opening dual of the day, as three matches were forfeited by the Mustangs and one by the Maroon and Gold. The Chippewas were awarded six points each at 133, 141 and 285 pounds on forfeits by Cal Poly, while the Mustangs were awarded six points at 197 pounds.

No. 11 Christian Cullinan opened the day with a 5-0 decision over Britain Longmire, earning three back points in the final period to secure the win. Senior Donnie Corby continued his recent run of success with a first-period pin over Dillen Rocha at 149 pounds and redshirt freshman Lucas Smith, sophomore Mike Ottinger and sophomore Anthony Bill each earned decisions to push the Chippewas' lead to 30-0.

Senior Ben Bennett recorded his second technical fall in as many days, defeating Sean Dougherty by a score of 18-2. Bennett had five takedowns in the match and twice earned back points to improve to 21-0 on the year.

The Chippewas continued the momentum versus the Roadrunners of CSU Bakersfield, kicked off by Cullinan's 7-2 decision at 125 pounds. Senior Scotti Sentes earned career win number 100 with a 5-0 decision himself to extend the lead and Mattingly picked up a pin over Timmy Box in the third period to give CMU a 12-0 lead.

After dropping their first match at 149 pounds, the Chippewas responded with decisions by Smith and Ottinger at 157 and 165 and Bennett earned yet another technical fall over Sean Pollock, 18-0.

The Chippewas again forfeited at 197 pounds, but Trice closed the day with a 2-0 decision over Sammy Cervantes to give the Chippewas a 26-12 victory.

No. 12 Central Michigan 41, Cal Poly 6
125: No. 11 Christian Cullinan (CMU) dec. Britain Longmire, 5-0; CMU 3-0
133: No. 7 Scotti Sentes (CMU) wins by forfeit; CMU 9-0
141: Scott Mattingly (CMU) wins by forfeit; CMU 15-0
149: Donnie Corby (CMU) fall Dillen Rocha, 2:16; CMU 21-0
157: Lucas Smith (CMU) dec. Kyle Chene, 4-3; CMU 24-0
165: Mike Ottinger (CMU) dec. Connor King, 9-2; CMU 27-0
174: Anthony Bill (CMU) dec. Mitchell Woods, 8-3; CMU 30-0
184: No. 2 Ben Bennett (CMU) tech. fall Sean Dougherty, 18-2; CMU 35-0
197: JT Goodwin (Cal Poly) wins by forfeit; CMU 35-6
Hwt: No. 5 Jarod Trice (CMU) wins by forfeit; CMU 41-6

No. 12 Central Michigan 26, CSU Bakersfield 12
125: No. 11 Christian Cullinan (CMU) dec. Tyler Iwamura, 7-2; CMU 3-0
133: No. 7 Scotti Sentes (CMU) dec. Miguel Comparan, 5-0; CMU 6-0
141: Scott Mattingly (CMU) fall Timmy Box, 6:21; CMU 12-0
149: Dalton Kelly (CSU) dec. Donnie Corby, 7-6; CMU 12-3
157: Lucas Smith (CMU) dec. Jake Briggs, 2-0; CMU 15-3
165: Mike Ottinger (CMU) dec. David Meza, 3-2; CMU 18-3
174: No. 19 Bryce Hammond (CSU) dec. Anthony Bill, 8-3; CMU 18-6
184: No. 2 Ben Bennett (CMU) tech. fall Sean Pollock, 18-0; CMU 23-6
197: Frankie Hurtado (CSU) wins by forfeit; CMU 23-12
Hwt: No. 5 Jarod Trice (CMU) dec. Sammy Cervantes, 2-0; CMU 26-12


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