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  • Photo: Tony Rotundo

    Photo: Tony Rotundo

    Pac-12 Conference Recap (1/30/23)

    The Arizona State staff with 174 lber Cael Valencia (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)

    Arizona State captures tough win over Lehigh

    Before the 20-16 victory this weekend, Arizona State's only win in school history against Lehigh came last season. In addition, Zeke Jones hadn't beaten Lehigh since 2007 when he coached at Penn before last season's victory.

    However, the Sun Devils have captured its second consecutive win against a worthy opponent. Tony Negron kicked off the dual with a 5-2 decision victory to give the Sun Devils a 3-0 lead. Cael Valencia continues to show signs of progression as he won in a sudden victory over Jake Logan.

    Arizona State's heavyweights continued to shuffle around and struggle as Shay Addison and Damion Schunke fell lost by major decisions and fall.

    Yet, Arizona State's superstars shined the Sun Devils to the team victory. Brandon Courtney captured his 99th career victory and Michael McGee snuck past Connor McGonagle 8-6. Kyle Parco picked up a tech fall over Manzona Bryant and Cohlton Schultz defeated Nathan Taylor 3-2.

    ASU will host Little Rock on Friday night in a Pac-12 matchup then travel to Oregon State for a huge dual on Sunday night.

    Stanford survives Little Rock's scrappy squad

    Little Rock has slowly become a competitive team within the Pac-12 conference. Although the Trojans lost 19-14, losing a team point for control of mat violation, the Trojans picked up some major wins.

    Joseph Bianchi and Matty Bianchi won back-to-back matches against Luciano Arroyo and Charlie Darracott. In addition, Stephen Little upset Nick Stemmet at 197 pounds with a 7-5 victory.

    Stanford's stars won tight battles too. Shane Griffith won 4-0 over Tyler Brennan, Tyler Eischens defeated Triston Wills 9-4 and Jackson Disario won 8-2 over Josh Sarpy.

    Stanford will host Menlo College this week while Little rock travels to ASU.

    Beavers stomp the Roadrunners

    Oregon State dominated Cal State Bakersfield with a 43-4 victory at home over the weekend. Roadrunners' Josh Brown started the dual with a 16-7 major decision over Riley Gurr at 149 pounds, his fifth straight dual victory.

    However, Oregon State swept the rest of the dual. Aaron Olmos found himself in a tough battle against Albert Urias. Yet, he captured the 3-1 victory at 174 lbs.

    Brandon Kaylor also captured a tough 3-2 victory over Eddie Flores. Trey Munoz and Cleveland Belton dominated their opponents with a tech fall and pin.

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