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Northern Colorado starts fast, defeats Cal Poly

SAN LUIS OBISOP, Calif. -- Friday night started with a bang for Northern Colorado wrestling, as they defeated Cal Poly, 28-13. Robert Winters Jr. and No. 17 Rico Montoya opened the dual with back-to-back falls and the team won six bouts to claim the victory.

"I thought today was the best this team has wrestled all year," head coach Troy Nickerson said. "They listened to the game plans, competed hard and dominated. We're very proud of Jordan Robison for gritting out a tough match and Del Winters for his tenacity on top. We hope to keep the momentum flowing into Sunday."

The dual began in the 285 lb weight class with Winters Jr. facing Sam Aguilar. Winters Jr. gave the Bears the quick lead after getting the fall over Aguilar at the 3:42 mark.

Montoya would follow Winters Jr. lead, getting the fall over Benny Martinez at 5:24 after dominating the match in the first two periods. UNC raced out in front with a 12-0 lead.

The Mustangs would get on the board in the 133 lb match, as Yoshi Funakoshi picked up a 9-2 decision win over Sean Cannon.

In the 141 lb match, Chris Sandoval earned his first career dual win with an 8-5 decision over Wyatt Cornelison. The sophomore would tally two takedowns, plus riding time, to hold off a late push from Cornelison and extended the Bears' lead to 15-3.

Armando Santillan made his first career start in a dual on Friday night against Tyler Schilling in the 149 lb match. Santillan would drop a 9-2 decision to Schilling.

Jordan Robison would help add to the UNC lead, with a 15-7 major decision over Brawley Lamer in the 157 lb bout. Robison wrestled aggressively, scoring three takedowns and two reversals in the win to give the Bears a 19-7 advantage.

Now in the 165 lb weight class, Macoy Flanagan kept the pressure on the Mustangs with a 6-2 decision victory over Joe La Rosa. UNC led 22-7 in the dual.

Sethan Bogulski battled Nathan Tausch in the 174 lb match, dropping an 8-4 decision and Cal Poly closed the gap to 22-10 against the Bears.

Dalton Robertson wasted little time in the 184 lb bout, getting the fall over Willem Deboer at 1:05. Robertson's fall gave UNC three on the night and secured the dual win, with the team leading 28-10.

No. 11 Jacob Seely went in the final match of the dual at 197 lb against Thomas Lane. Seely would lose the match 12-2 by major decision. Cal Poly was penalized a team point for misconduct in the final match.

Northern Colorado earned its third dual win of the season with the 28-13 victory over the Mustangs.

Up Next
Northern Colorado will stay in California and travel to face CSU Bakersfield on Sunday at 3 pm (MST).

Results:
285: Robert Winters (UNC) pinned Samuel Aguilar (CP) 3:42
125: No. 17 Rico Montoya (UNC) pinned Benny Martinez (CP) 5:23
133: Yoshito Funakoshi (CP) dec. Sean Cannon (UNC) 9-2
141: Christopher Sandoval (UNC) dec. Wyatt Cornelison (CP) 8-5
149: Ty Schilling (CP) maj. dec. Armando Santillan (UNC) 10-2
157: Jordan Robison (UNC) maj. dec. Brawley Lamer (CP) 15-7
165: Macoy Flanagan (UNC) dec. Joe La Rosa (CP) 6-2
174: Nathan Tausch (CP) dec. Seth Bogulski (UNC) 8-4
184: Dalton Robertson (UNC) pinned Willem DeBoer (CP) 1:05
197: Tom Lane (CP) maj. dec. No. 15 Jacob Seely (UNC) 12-2
Note: Cal Poly deducted one team point for misconduct

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