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    Pac-12 Weekly Recap (11/13/2023)

    Arizona State splits without key pieces

    Arizona State began its season at Wranglemanina with a split result. The Sun Devils lost to North Carolina 22-16. However, ASU did not wrestle Richard Figueroa, Jacori Teemer, Anthony Montalvo, and Cohlton Schultz.

    In addition, Jesse Vasquez lost to Lachlan McNeil via injury default. On the other hand, Julian Chlebove defeated Caden McCray 5-2 and Kyle Parco defeated Jayden Scott 4-1. 

    Arizona State won against Lock Haven 23-18. Teemer was suited for this match but was injured. Chlebove, Figueroa, Montalvo and Schultz did not wrestle. Chance McLane got the nod at 165 pounds, winning both of his matches.

    Cal Poly splits Duke, Rutgers duals; Third in KC

    The Mustangs began with a dominating performance against the Blue Devils 38-6. Eight of the ten matches went in Cal Poly’s favor, including Chance Rich winning his first match 21-6 tech fall over Jarred Papscy. 

    In the second dual, Rutgers won 31-10. Despite the massive loss, there were a couple of positive things. The Lamer brothers won their four matches and Adam Kemp shined brightly. Kemp added a strong win to resume, defeating Jackson Turley 8-5.

    This week, at the TigerStyle Invit, Cal Poly finished 6.5 points behind Little Rock for third place. Two Mustangs captured titles Chance Lamer and Adam Kemp. Lamer prevailed as the top seed, while Kemp upset All-American Peyton Mocco to claim the title. Another strong upset came at 125 lbs, as Dominic Mendez made the championship match by downing Maryland’s #17 Braxton Brown. 

    Cal State Bakersfield struggles in first dual

    Unfortunately, it could be another long season for the Roadrunners. CSU Bakersfield lost to Wyoming 40-3, winning one of ten matches. 125-pound Richard Castro Sandoval defeated Garrett Ricks 7-4 to start the dual.

    Afterward, the Roadrunners lost by bonus points in every match, including two pins and a tech.

    Is Little Rock the future (or current) dark horse?

    Little Rock finished second in the TigerStyle Invite, behind Missouri, with 18 wrestlers reaching the podium. The Trojans second-place finish is their highest tournament placing in school history.

    In addition, Little Rock turned some heads with a pair of upsets for gold medals. Stephen Little shocked No. 8 Jaxon Smith 7-3 and Nasir Bailey stunned No. 28 Zeke Seltzer 8-5. In addition, Brendon Abdon reached the final before falling to No. 1 Keegan O’Toole.

    Overall, the Trojans finished 49-36 in their matches at the Tiger Style Invite

    Oregon State showcases a few prospects

    It was a quiet week for the Beavers as a couple of wrestlers competed in the Bison Open. Chase DeBlaere went 2-2 at 133 pounds, winning over Minnesota’s Jager Eisch and North Dakota State’s Amantee Mills.

    Brett Mower also finished 2-2 in the 197 pounds. His wins came over South Dakota State’s Cody Donnelly and North Dakota State’s Macray Klohs

    Ayres captures first wins at Stanford

    The Stanford Cardinal defeated Nebraska-Kearney 35-9. Six of the Cardinal's eight wins came with bonus points, including 165 pounds Zach Hanson’s pin over Kaden Hart.

    Tyler Knox got the start at 133 pounds while DiSario jumped to 141 and Abas controlled 149 pounds. Knox dominated his first match with a 15-0 tech fall over Drew Arnold. Stanford’s two losses were a forfeit at 174 pounds and Peter Ming falling 6-3 to Crew Howard.

    The previous week Stanford shut out Duke 41-0.

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