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ASU sweeps Sun Devil Duals at Chase Field

PHOENIX -- The Arizona State wrestling team (8-1) went 3-0 on the day, defeating Harvard (0-3), Campbell (3-2) and No. 11 Iowa State (4-3) in the Sun Devil Duals Saturday at Chase Field.

With his second win of the day, Zahid Valencia surpassed Sun Devil great Anthony Robles to set the record for the most career bonus-point victories in program history with 93.

As a team, ASU compiled 13 extra-point victories on the day. Z. Valencia and Kordell Norfleet led the way with three each and Anthony Valencia added another two.

Match 1: No. 4 ASU vs. Harvard
The Sun Devils started off the day with a dominant 43-2 win over the Harvard Crimson. ASU won nine of ten matches and notched seven extra-point victories en route to their first 40-point score since 2012.

Dillon Ulrey (149) pinned Harvard's Zeth Dean in 3:10 for the first pin of Ulrey's collegiate career. No. 8 Anthony Valencia (174), No. 1 Zahid Valencia (184) and No. 18 Kordell Norfleet (197) each pinned their respective opponents in consecutive bouts to boost the Sun Devils' score, and it was the first time in seven years that four ASU wrestlers had pins in the same dual.

Also picking up extra-point victories for the Sun Devils were No. 13 Brandon Courtney (125), who earned his eighth major decision of the season, and Navonte Demison (141) with his first collegiate tech fall victory.

Results: No. 4 Arizona State 43, Harvard 3
125: #13 Brandon Courtney (ASU) MD Nolan Hellickson (HAR), 13-5
133: Michael Jaffe (HAR) DEC #13 Josh Kramer (ASU), 9-5
141: Navonte Demison (ASU) TF Lukus Stricker (HAR), 17-2 (6:50)
149: Dillon Ulrey (ASU) FALL Zeth Dean (HAR), 3:10
157: #22 Jacori Teemer (ASU) DEC Hunter Ladnier (HAR), 8-3
165: #4 Josh Shields (ASU) MD #15 Phil Conigliaro (HAR), 14-2
174: #8 Anthony Valencia (ASU) FALL Pierce Bausano (HAR), 1:02
184: #1 Zahid Valencia (ASU) FALL Michael Doggett (HAR), 2:55
197: #18 Kordell Norfleet (ASU) FALL Evan Callahan (HAR), 2;11
HWT: Tanner Hall (ASU) DEC #14 Yaraslau Slavikouski (HAR), 2-1

Match 2: No. 4 ASU vs. Campbell
ASU picked up their second win of the day against Campbell, utilizing three extra-point victories in the back half of the lineup to grab a 21-18 come-from-behind win over the Camels.

After falling behind 15-6 to head into the intermission, the Sun Devils came out with renewed energy for the second half of action. Shields (165) earned a tough-fought sudden victory decision over No. 18 Quentin Perez to shift the momentum in the match.

A. Valencia (174), Z. Valencia (184) and Norfleet (197) each earned their second extra-point victories of the day by way of major decision to take a 21-15 lead going into the final bout of the match up.

The Camels earned a decision victory at the heavyweight class, but it was not enough to close the gap ASU had created as the Sun Devils claimed the win in the dual.

Results: No. 4 Arizona State 21, Campbell 18
125: #13 Brandon Courtney (ASU) DEC Korbin Meink (CAM), 15-8
133: #19 Noah Gosner (CAM) FALL #13 Josh Kramer (ASU), 5:48
141: Josh Heil (CAM) DEC Navonte Demison (ASU), 6-1
149: Jason Kraisser (CAM) FALL Dillon Ulrey (ASU), 3:41
157:#22 Jacori Teemer (ASU) DEC Matt Dallara (CAM), 8-3
165: #4 Josh Shields (ASU) DEC #18 Quentin Perez (CAM), 5-4 (SV3)
174: #8 Anthony Valencia (ASU) MD Austin Murphy (CAM), 17-5
184: #1 Zahid Valencia (ASU) MD #15 Andrew Morgan (CAM), 18-7
197: #18 Kordell Norfleet (ASU) MD Chris Kober (CAM) 14-4
HWT :#17 Jere Heino (CAM) DEC #5 Tanner Hall (ASU), 7-1

Match 3: No. 4 Arizona State vs. No. 11 Iowa State
The Sun Devils closed out the day with another come-from-behind victory, this time taking down the No. 11 Iowa Cyclones 21-12. With the win, ASU increases their current win streak in the series against the Cyclones to four straight.

The Sun Devils fell behind early and found themselves heading into the intermission with a 12-3 deficit to overcome. ASU would go on to win all five of the remaining bouts to secure a comfortable win over the Cyclones, with extra-point victories from Z. Valencia and Norfleet, each of whom totaled three extra-point wins on the day.

No. 5 Tanner Hall (HWT) closed out the evening with an 11-3 major decision victory, his fourth extra-point win of the season.

The Sun Devils return back to Desert Financial Arena for the first time in almost two months to open up Pac-12 conference play, when the Oregon State Beavers come to town on Friday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. MST. The bout will be streamed live on ASU Live Stream, while live stats will be provided by Trackwrestling.

Results: No. 4 Arizona State 21, No. 11 Iowa State 12
125: #13 Brandon Courtney (ASU) DEC #12 Alex Mackall (ISU), 5-3
133: #10 Todd Small (ISU) DEC #13 Josh Kramer (ASU), 5-3
141: Ian Parker (ISU) DEC Navonte Demison (ASU), 4-2
149: Ryan Leisure (ISU) DEC Dillon Ulrey (ASU), 9-4
157: #3 David Carr (ISU) DEC #22 Jacori Teemer (ASU), 4-1
165: #4 Josh Shields (ASU) DEC Chase Straw (ISU), 7-3
174: #8 Anthony Valencia (ASU) DEC #8 Sam Colbray (ISU), 6-5
184: #1 Zahid Valencia (ASU) MD #14 Marcus Coleman (ISU), 20-8
197: #18 Kordell Norfleet (ASU) MD Joel Shapiro (ISU), 10-2
HWT: #5 Tanner Hall (ASU) MD #10 Gannon Gremmel (ISU), 11-3

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