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    Pac-12 Weekly Recap (12/4/2023)

    Oregon State

    The Beavers led the pack with a fifth-place finish with 98.5 points.

    Oregon State’s Brandon Kaylor cruised to the quarterfinals before losing 2-1 to Brett Ungar. Kaylor bounced back and finished fourth, defeating Wyoming’s Jore Volk before losing to Nebraska’s Caleb Smith.

    Cleveland Belton was one match away from placing at 141 pounds. He lost to Cornell’s Vince Cornella and Iowa State’s Anthony Echemendia. Nash Singleton stunned the nation as an unranked wrestler who finished sixth at 149 pounds.

    Singleton lost his first match to Iowa State’s Casey Swiderski 13-4. However, he bounced back with wins over James Latona, Quinn Kinner, and Isaiah Delgado.

    Matthew Olguin finished seventh at 165 pounds with wins over Stoney Buell, Brevin Cassella, Brett McIntosh, and Isaac Wilcox. Travis Wittlake finished second at 174 pounds. Wittlake battled his first three matches, before falling 9-8 in the finals to South Dakota State’s Cade DeVos. 

    No. 2 seed Trey Munoz was stunned with a 2-2 finish. His losses came to North Carolina State’s Dylan Fishback 9-6 and pinned by Iowa State’s Will Feldkamp. Lastly, Boone McDermott finished fourth at heavyweight. He defeated Seth Nevills, Lewis Fernandes, Owen Trephan, and two more, but lost to Campbell’s Taye Ghadiali.



    The Cardinal finished seventh with 85.5 points. No. 9 seed Nico Provo has started a debate for the best 125-pound wrestler in the country. Provo won the tournament over Matt Ramos, Kysen Terukina, Ungar, Volk, and Trever Anderson.

    Unranked true freshman Tyler Knox also turned heads with a fourth-place finish at 133 pounds. Knox upset Nic Bouzakis 11-3, Richie Koehler 8-4, and Reece Witcraft 2-1. He lost 2-1 to Evan Frost and 16-6 to Dominic Zaccone. 

    Daniel Cardenas reached the semifinals at 157 pounds but fell to fifth place. After a dominant first round, Cardenas snuck past Cody Chittum 9-8 and Meyer Shaprio 8-5. However, he lost to Jacori Teemer and Bryce Andonian.

    Hunter Garvin lost in the round of 16. Yet, he responded with a sixth-place finish over Scott Jarosz, Isaac Wilcox, Giano Petrucelli and Cassella.

    True freshman Lorenzo Norman finished seventh at 174 pounds. He defeated former Cardinal national champion Shane Griffith, MJ Gaitan, Brayden Thompson, and Riley Davis. Nick Stemmet finished seventh at 197 pounds over Max Shaw, Calvin Sund, Joey Novak, and three more opponents.


    Arizona State

    The Sun Devils finished 14th with 51 points. Julian Chlebove entered the 133-pound division as the third seed but failed to place. He lost to Zaccone and Witcraft

    However, Kyle Parco finished third at 149 pounds and Jacori Teemer finished second at 157 pounds. Parco earned wins against Dylan D’Emilio, Marcos Polanco, Nash Singleton, Casey Swiderski, and Ethan Fernandes.

    Teemer defeated Daniel Cardenas 14-6, Brooks Gable 19-3, Chris Earnest 6-3, and Ryder Downey 7-2.


    Cal Poly

    The Mustangs finished 24th with 22.5 points. None of the wrestlers placed at the tournament. However, Dominic Mendez ended with a 3-2 record at 125 pounds and Chance Lamer went 2–1 with his loss coming to the eventual runner-up.  


    CSU Bakersfield

    The Roadrunners finished 31st with 7 points. Richard Castro-Sandoval earned a couple of wins at 125 pounds over Kysen Terukina 7-4 and Evan Tallmadge 12-9. Santino Sanchez also earned two wins over Patrick Adams and Dylan Acevedo-Switzer.


    Little Rock

    The Trojans competed in the Cougar Clash Saturday and had three duals instead of making the trip to Las Vegas. Joshua Sarpy went 3-1 at 133 pounds with victories over Mikey Kaminski, Zeke Seltzer and Marcel Lopez.

    Joseph Bianchi went 3-2 at 165 pounds with victories over Blaine Brenner, Derek Matthews, and Jake Evans. Kodiak Cannedy also went 3-2 at 174 pounds with victories over Ricardo Salin, Dominic Lopez, and Antonio Torres.

    In dual competition, the Trojans went 2-0 in Drexel’s Dragon Duals. Nasir Bailey, Matt Bianchi, Tyler Brennan, Stephen Little, and Josiah Hill all went 2-0 individually.

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