BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- CSU Bakersfield's wrestling team picked up its first win of the 2019-20 season in thrilling fashion. A quick start gave Buffalo an early lead over CSU Bakersfield, but the Roadrunners would tie the score 9-9 just before intermission then win the last two bouts to earn a 16-15 victory in the Icardo Center.
Buffalo took the first two bouts at 165 and 174 before Josh Loomer put the `Runners on the scoreboard with a 7-3 decision over the Bulls' Peter Acciardi. The 184-pounder posted his first dual win of the season and handed Acciardi his third loss.
Bakersfield's momentum continued to roll with Jarrod Snyder earning a 2-0 decision at heavy-weight as he tied the match 9-9 with five bouts remaining in the contest. Buffalo rallied with wins in the next two bouts, but a strong CSUB finish at 149 and 157 would prove to be too much for the Bulls.
In the 149 bout, Russel Rohlfing's 9-1 major decision brought the `Runners within two points heading into the final bout of the match. Wyatt Gerl tallied his first dual win on the year with a decision over Buffalo's Hunter Shaut for the come-from-behind 16-15 victory.
CSUB (1-3) returns to the mat for its annual Roadrunner Open on Sunday, Nov. 24. Competition is set to begin at 9 a.m. in the Icardo Center and Old Gym.
165: Troy Keller (Buffalo) over Jacob Thalin (CSUB) (Dec 6-2)
174: Jake Lanning (Buffalo) over Albert Urias (CSUB) (Dec 7-2)
184: Josh Loomer (CSUB) over Peter Acciardi (Buffalo) (Dec 7-3)
197: Sam Schuyler (Buffalo) over Dom Ducharme (CSUB) (Dec 4-3)
285: Jarrod Snyder (CSUB) over Nolan Terrance (Buffalo) (2-0)
125: Alejandro Hernandez-Figueroa (CSUB) over Jordan Reyes (Buffalo) (Dec 4-3)
133: Derek Spann (Buffalo) over Chance Rich (Dec 9-2)
141: John Arceri (Buffalo) over Noah Blakely-Beanes (CSUB) (SV-1 3-1)
149: Russell Rohlfing (CSUB) over Kyle Todrank (Buffalo) (MD 9-1)
157: Wyatt Gerl (CSUB) over Hunter Shaut (Buffalo) (Dec 3-0)