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Fresno State dominates Big 12 opener with 34-4 win at Northern Colorado

GREELEY, Colo. -- Winning the first eight matches of the dual, the Bulldogs secured their first Big 12 dual victory of the season with a 34-4 win at Northern Colorado on Sunday afternoon at Bank of Colorado Arena.

Fresno State (3-1, 1-0 B12) was powered by a pair of falls from redshirt junior Khristian Olivas at 149 pounds and sophomore AJ Nevills at heavyweight and also got a major decision from Chris Deloza at 141 pounds to win nine of the 10 matches in the dual.

How It Happened

Getting the action started at 125 pounds, the 'Dogs Robert Garcia IV won a hard-fought battle, 4-2 scoring the final four points of the match using a second period takedown and a point for riding time to move to 3-0 on the season.

Gary Joint followed with a 8-1 win at 133 pounds breaking open a 3-0 lead after two periods with a takedown and a two-point near fall for a 7-0 lead in the third period on his way to a seven-point victory. Chris Deloza followed at 141 pounds with a 9-1 major decision as the sophomore racked up four takedowns and a point for riding time to claim his first major decision of the season.

Leading 10-0, Olivas recorded his second fall of the campaign building a 10-0 lead with a takedown and a pair of four-point near falls before he was able to flaten Mason Hulse in 2:56 to extend the 'Dogs lead to 16-0.

The 'Dogs then reeled off four straight decisions to extend the lead to 28-0 as Isaiah Hokit held on for a 3-2 win at 157 pounds, Jacob Wright filled in for an injured Brandon Martino at 165 pounds with a 4-1 win, Dominic Kincaid claimed a 8-2 victory at 174 pounds and Jackson Hemauer used a pair of takedowns and two-point near fall for a 6-1 win at 184 pounds.

The 'Dogs lone loss of the dual came at 197 pounds as Richie Brandt fell to No. 16 Jacob Seeley by a major decision, 14-2 before Nevills closed out the dual with his second fall of the season in 4:02.

Up next

The 'Dogs will make the 120-mile trip south from Greeley to the United States Air Force Academy for another Big 12 contest taking on Air Force (0-1, 0-0 B12) at 6 p.m. PT at Clune Arena.

Results:
125: Robert Garcia IV (FS) dec. Sean Cannon (UNCO), 4-2 | FS 3, UNCO 0
133: Gary Joint (FS) dec. Chris Sandoval (UNCO), 8-1 | FS 6, UNCO 6
141: Chris Deloza (FS) major dec. Owen Lamb (UNCO), 9-1 | FS 10, UNCO 0
149: No. -/-/16 Khristian Olivas wins by fall over Mason Hulse (UNCO), 2:56 | FS 16, UNCO 0
157: Isaiah Hokit (FS) dec. Jordan Robison (UNCO), 3-2 | FS 19, UNCO 0
165: Jacob Wright (FS) dec. Macoy Flanagan (UNCO), 4-1 | FS 22, UNCO 0
174: Dominic Kincaid (FS) dec. Seth Bogulski (UNCO), 8-2 | FS 25, UNCO 0
184: Jackson Hemauer (FS) dec. Dalton Robertson (UNCO), 6-1 | FS 28, UNCO 0
197: No. -/20/16 Jacob Seely (UNCO) major dec. Richie Brandt (FS), 14-2 | FS 28, UNCO 4
HWT: No. 17/20/16 AJ Nevills (FS) wins by fall over Robert Winters Jr. (UNCO), 4:02 | FS 34, UNCO 4
*FloWrestling, Intermat & Trackwrestling rankings

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