Army West Point tops Cal Poly for first win of season

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- The Army West Point wrestling team won its first three matches in a 23-10 victory over Cal Poly on Friday from Union Plaza.

The Black Knights improve to 1-2 on the season, while the Mustangs dropped to 3-4.

  • This was the first meeting between the two schools since 1972-73.
  • Army earned its first victory over Cal Poly and is now 1-2 against the Mustangs all-time.
  • Freshman Trey Chalifoux won his first dual match.
  • Senior Trevor Smith earned the 30th win of his career.
  • Seniors Logan Everett, Russ Parsons and Samson Imonode all lead the team with a 2-1 record in duals.

    Army set the tone early with a pair of major decisions in the first two bouts to take an early 8-0 lead.

    197: #15 Rocco Caywood maj. dec. over J.T. Goodwin, 17-8 (Army leads, 4-0)
    285: Trevor Smith maj. dec. over Spencer Empay, 9-1 (Army leads, 8-0)
    125: Trey Chalifoux dec. over Isaac Blackburn, 3-1 (Army leads, 11-0)
    133: Yoshito Funakoshi dec. over Austin Harry, 12-6 (Army leads, 11-3)
    141: #17 Logan Everett dec. Colton Schilling, 6-2 (Army leads, 14-3)
    149: Joshua Cortez dec. over Matt Kelly, 6-4 (Army leads, 14-6)
    157: #14 Russ Parsons dec. over Colt Shorts, 5-2 (Army leads, 17-6)
    165: Andrew Mendel dec. over Blake Kastl, 3-1 (Army leads, 20-6)
    174: Travis Berridge maj. dec. over Ben Harvey, 13-5 (Army leads, 20-10)
    184: Samson Imonode dec. over Thomas Lane, 7-4 (Army leads, 23-10)

    The Black Knights will compete at CSU Bakersfield's Roadrunner Open on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
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