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ASU earns decisive victory in regular season finale

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- No. 8 Arizona State (11-3, 4-0 Pac-12) started their regular season finale with back-to-back pins and cruised to a 38-9 victory at Cal Poly (0-8, 0-4 Pac-12) on Sunday, marking the first time the Sun Devils have posted a perfect conference record since 2005-06.

After No. 1 Zahid Valencia (174) pinned his seventh opponent of the season, Kordell Norfleet (184) earned his first career pin to give the Sun Devils a fast 12-0 lead.

Cal Poly won their first of two bouts on the day, a 6-5 decision after the first set of tiebreaker periods, before ASU won three straight major decisions at heavyweight (No. 4 Tanner Hall), 125 (No. 12 Ryan Millhof), and 133 (No. 14 Ali Naser) to lead, 24-3.

The Mustangs' Colton Schilling gave them six points on a pin at 141 for their closest margin, 24-9, but No. 8 Jason Tsirtsis (149) defeated Josh Cortez by decision before No. 4 Josh Shields (157) and Oliver Pierce (165) closed the match with a fall and tech fall, respectively.

During this dual season, the Sun Devils compiled the third-longest win streak in program history (10 matches), defeated Stanford for the first time since 2012-13, and reached the 10-win mark for the third consecutive season (sixth streak of three years or longer in program history).

Next, the Sun Devils have two weeks to prepare to defend their Pac-12 title on Sunday, Feb. 25 at Oregon State's Gill Coliseum (Corvallis, OR). For tickets and more, visit https://pac-12.com/wrestling/championships.

Results:
174 - #1 Zahid Valencia FALL Killian Vendler, 3:26
184 - Kordell Norfleet FALL Ryan Anderson, 2:30
197 - Tom Lane DEC Cade Belshay, 6-5 TB-1
HWT - #4 Tanner Hall MD Spencer Empey, 11-3
125 - #12 Ryan Millhof MD Yoshi Funakoshi, 8-0
133 - #14 Ali Naser MD Tyler Schilling, 21-9
141 - Colton Schilling FALL Nikko Villarreal, 3:39
149 - #8 Jason Tsirtsis DEC Josh Cortez, 2-1
157 - #4 Josh Shields FALL Jett Moy, 4:52
165 - Oliver Pierce TF Ryan Farina, 18-3 4:08

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