BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- A pin at 174 pounds proved to be the difference for CSU Bakersfield as the Roadrunners and Oregon State wrestled to a 20-20 score in a Pac-12 dual Saturday night at Bakersfield's Centennial High School. The 'Runners were awarded the dual victory, 21-20, by the first criteria, most six-point victories.
The dual which was held at Bakersfield's Centennial High School, began at 125 pounds where No. 6 Ronnie Bresser of the Beavers defeated Sergio Mendez by a 11-5 count. Joey Palmer picked up a major decision for Oregon State at 133 when he defeated Carlos Herrera 17-4.
Ian Nickell got the Roadrunners on the board at 141 pounds when he posted a 6-2 win against Jack Hathaway. Coleman Hammond nearly tied the match for the Roadrunners at 149, but his 7-0 victory over Joey Delgado only gave CSUB three teams points.
With the Beavers leading 7-6, Abraham Rodriguez recorded a major decision over AJ Fierro 157 to push the OSU lead to five. Adam Fierro made it a one-point dual once again in the 165-pound bout when he beat Kenneth Lanteri 9-1.
No. 7 Bryce Hammond put the Roadrunners into the lead for the first time when he pinned Tyler Chay with 44 seconds remaining in the 174-pound match. Corey Griego tied the dual at 16 when tallied a technical fall (20-5) over Jesus Ambriz at 184. Reuben Franklin returned the lead to the Roadrunners with 10-2 major decision against Cody Crawford. No. 10 Amarveer Dhesi defeated Matt Williams, 12-4 at heavyweight to tie the dual at 20.
CSUB was awarded the dual victory via criteria as it was Hammond's pin that was the difference. The victory for the Roadrunners was the first by CSUB in the series since Jan. 18, 2008 when the 'Runners defeated the Beavers 21-19. The win was the first by CSUB in the city of Bakersfield since Dec. 12, 1998 when the Roadrunners defeated Oregon State (8-6, 2-2 Pac-12) 22-16.
Oregon State ranked 21st in the current Intermat poll, was looking to complete a sweep of the Pac-12 California schools against the Roadrunners. The Beavers defeated No. 20 Stanford 21-13 Thursday night in Palo Alto before charting a 31-12 victory at Cal Poly Friday night.
CSUB (10-3, 3-0 Pac-12), which entered the week ranked 30th in the WrestlingReport poll, hosts the final two regular season duals next week. The Roadrunners welcome Boise State (3-4, 1-0 Pac-12) to the Icardo Center on Friday. The first bout is set for 7 p.m. CSUB hosts Arizona State (10-4, 1-2 Pac-12) next Sunday to close out the season at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at Vallitix.com.
125 Ronnie Bresser (OSU) def. Sergio Mendez, 11-5 OSU 3-0
133 Joey Palmer (OSU) def. Carlos Herrera, 17-4 OSU 7-0
141 Ian Nickell (CSUB) def. Jack Hathaway, 6-2 OSU 7-3
149 Coleman Hammond (CSUB) def. Joey Delgado, 7-0 OSU 7-6
157 Abraham Rodriguez (OSU) def. AJ Fierro, 13-4 OSU 11-6
165 Adam Fierro (CSUB) def. Kenneth Lanteri, 9-1 OSU 11-10
174 Bryce Hammond (CSUB) pinned Tyler Chay, at 2:16 CSUB 16-11
184 Corey Griego (OSU) def. Jesus Ambriz (CSUB) by TF, 20-5 16-16
197 Reuben Franklin (CSUB) def. Cody Crawford (OSU), 10-2 CSUB 20-16
285 Amarveer Dhesi (OSU) def. Matt Williams, 12-4 20-20
*CSUB wins on first criteria, 6-point victories (CSUB 1, OSU 0).