REDDING, Calif. -- The SF State Gators started off their 2013-14 dual season the right way with a 33-12 road win over Simpson University, who is currently seventh in the nation in NAIA, this evening at the Heritage Life Student Center on the campus of Simpson. Senior Conrad Snell recorded his sixth win by fall this season by defeating the Red Hawks' Marco Fratatoni to start the dual off on the right foot for the visitors.
Snell defeated Fratatoni in the 26 second of his match at 149 to improve to 8-3 on the season. The Gators won the next two matches at 157 and 165 to take a 14-0 lead. Tavis Indo improved to 9-7 by defeating Richard Ortiz by a 4-3 decision at 157. Junior Vicente Aboytes recorded his second win by technical fall this year by defeating Chan Chao by a 17-2 decision to improve to 6-4.
Simpson cut its deficit to 14-6 as Brady Beamon, who is currently ranked, 7th in the nation in NAIA, won by fall (1:34) over the Gators' Calvin Nicholls (4-5).
SF State came right back to take a 22-6 as the Gators won the next two matches at 184 and 197. Zach Jimenez won by a slim 6-5 decision over the Red Hawks' Marcuz Zackary to improve to 8-4. Then at 197, Andrew Reggi (who finished second at the Roadrunner Open last week) improved to 8-3 with a 17-2 technical fall decision over Simpson's Christian White. This was Reggi's third win this season by technical fall.
Simpson's other win came in the dual's next match at 285 with Austin Lobsinger, who is currently second in the nation at NAIA, with a win by fall at 6:34 over the Gators' Hidelv Manzur (6-7) to cut the Gator lead to 22-12.
The Gators won the final three matches of the dual to take it 33-12. SF State won at 125 and 133 both by 4-2 decisions. Jordan Gurrola improved to 10-5 at 125 and Isaiah Hurtado improved to 10-3 at 133. Gurrola defeated Mason Sauseda and Hurtado won his match over A.J. Valles, who is currently second in the nation in NAIA.
Then in the final match of the evening, Dylan Phillipy (6-3) own by a decisive 19-1 technical fall decision over the Red Hawks' Hector Lopez.
SF State will return to the mat this Sunday, November 24 at 1pm, when the Gators host the Cal Poly Mustangs at The Swamp. The Mustangs are 1-0 after they defeated Cal State Bakersfield 25-6 earlier this month in Bakersfield.
Cal Poly had eight placers en route to its fourth place finish at the Roadrunner Open while the Gators had two placers which led them to an eighth place finish this past Sunday in Fresno, Calif.
149 Conrad Snell (SF State) won by fall (0:26 ) over Marco Fratatoni (SU) 6 0
157 Tavis Ino (SF State) won by 4-3 decision over Richard Ortiz (SU) 9 0
165 Vicente Aboytes (SF State) won by 17-2 TF over Chan Chao (SU) 14 0
174 Brady Beamon (SU) won by (1:34) fall over Calvin Nicholls (SF State) 14 6
184 Zach Jimenez (SF State) won by 6-5 decision over Marcuz Zackary (SU) 17 6
197 Andrew Reggi (SF State) won by 17-2 TF over Christian White (SU) 22 6
285 Austin Lobsinger (SU) won by (6:34) fall over Hidelv Manzur (SF State) 22 12
125 Jordan Gurrola (SF State) won by 4-2 decision over Mason Sauseda (SU) 25 12
133 Isaiah Hurtado (SF State) won by 4-2 decision over Anthony Vega (SU) 28 12
141 Dylan Phillipy (SF State) won by 19-1 TF over Hector Lopez (SU) 33 12