Tiger Style Invite Champion Antonio Lorenzo (photo courtesy of Mark Lundy; LutteLens.com)
Little Rock and Cal Poly finish on the podium at Tiger Style Invitational
Cal Poly finished second out of six teams at the Tiger Style Invitational. Antonio Lorenzo and Bernie Truax helped lead the Mustangs to a second-place finish by finishing first in their respective weight classes.
Lorenzo earned a fall and two decisions, including an 8-6 sudden victory over Missouri's Noah Surtin. Truax earned a fall, major decision and a 6-4 decision over Maryland's Jaxon Smith. Dom Demas and Trevor Tinker finished second and Legend Lamer finished seventh.
Little Rock finished fourth in the tournament. Brennan Van Hoecke highlighted the Trojans performance with a second-place finish in the 141-pound class. 125-pound Jayden Carson finished fourth while Reid Nelson and Chase Tebbets finished fifth.
Arizona State's young core shines in debut
Seven Sun Devils made their varsity debuts and four of them earned a victory in Arizona State's 25-16 defeat over Rutgers. 125-pounder Richard Figueroa shined in his debut after Brandon Courtney was sidelined with an injury. Figueroa defeated top-20 Dylan Shawver, 5-3.
Tony Negron earned a fall while Cael Valencia earned an injury-default win over All-American Jackson Turley. Michael McGee and Kyle Parco returned to the mat for the first time since last season and picked up a couple of victories over ranked opponents (#16 Joe Heilmann at 133 and #31 Anthony White at 149). McGee also won the Journeymen Classic with a great win over #10 Michael Colaiocco of Penn.
Stanford's squad dominates at Mountaineer Open
Jason Miranda, Daniel Cardenas, and Shane Griffith left the Mountaineer Invitational with gold medals in their weight classes. Overall, 12 out of 15 Stanford wrestlers placed in the tournament.
Cardenas has been Stanford's standout with a 7-0 start to the season and a victory over Virginia's Justin McCoy. Tyler Eischens, Nick Stemmet, and Seamus O'Malley all placed second in their weight classes.
Beavers and Mustangs have a bright future
Cal Poly's future continues to shine brighter under Jon Sioredas. As of Nov. 14, Cal Poly picked up four wrestlers.
Daschle Lamer, the youngest of the Lamer brothers, signed his letter of intent. Gavin Fernandez, a De La Salle senior, placed fourth in the California state high school championships last season. The 152-pound wrestler will join two more California natives,
Ty Hodges and Zach Limon of Clovis High. Hodges placed seventh at Doc Buchanan and won three matches at the Super 32, while Limon returns as a heavyweight after missing last season due to an injury.
Oregon State continues its strong recruiting under Chris Pendleton. Last week, the Beavers signed a huge 10-man recruiting class that includes top-200 prospects, #64 Aden Attao (ID), #66 TJ McDonnell (CA), #79 Justin Rademacher (OR), #150 Vaun Halstead (OR), #125 DJ Gillett (OR), and #172 Sergio Montoya (CA).