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Cal Poly sweeps dual meets against Little Rock, California Baptist

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Bernie Truax won matches by fall and technical fall and four other Mustangs earned a pair of wins as Cal Poly defeated Little Rock 33-8 and California Baptist 30-12 in dual meets Sunday inside Mott Athletics Center.

Ranked No. 22 at 174 pounds by Trackwrestling, Truax improved to 5-1 on the year with a 20-4 technical fall over Triston Wills of Little Rock, then pinned Johann Steinforth of California Baptist in 6 minutes, 16 seconds.

Also scoring two victories for the Mustangs were Antonio Lorenzo at 125 pounds, Lawrence Saenz at 141, Legend Lamer at 149 and Adam Kemp at 165.

Lamer is a perfect 7-0 on the year. The redshirt freshman 149-pounder, ranked No. 25 this week, recorded a 15-2 major decision against Joseph Bianchi of Little Rock, followed by a 4-2 decision versus AJ Raya of California Baptist.

The two Fresno State transfers both earned their first wins as Mustangs.

Saenz, ranked No. 33, notched a 10-2 major decision over Conner Ward of Little Rock, then pinned Chaz Hallmark of California Baptist 11 seconds into the second period at 141 pounds.

At 165, Kemp breezed to a 14-4 major decision over Alexander Hernandez of Little Rock, then picked up a 6-2 decision against Josh Grant of California Baptist.

Lorenzo picked up his first two wins of the season with a pair of decisions -- a 5-3 sudden-victory nod over Khyler Brewer of Little Rock and a fall in 1:48 against Antonio Saldate of California Baptist.

"Today was another step in the right direction, as we saw great improvement up and down the lineup," said fifth-year Mustang head coach Jon Sioredas. "There are still things we need to continue to work on, but our guys wrestled with grit and determination."

Little Rock defeated Fresno State 35-11.

Mustang heavyweight Samuel Aguilar split a pair of overtime matches, scoring a reversal to beat Gabriel Beyer of Little Rock in the third overtime period to overcome a 2-1 deficit, then falling 4-2 in the second sudden victory period against Zach Schrader of California Baptist. Aguilar is 4-1 for the season.

Trevor Tinker pinned his Little Rock opponent, James Johnson, in 4:55 at 197 pounds.

Cal Poly won eight of the 10 bouts versus Little Rock and sprinted to a 30-0 lead in the first seven matches against California Baptist.

The Mustangs, 2-1 in dual meets this season, host Stanford on Thursday at 2 p.m.

"We are proud of our overall effort from this young group and are looking forward to hosting Stanford on Thursday," said Sioredas.

Little Rock (8) at Cal Poly (33)
125 -- Antonio Lorenzo (CP) dec. Khyler Brewer (LR) 5-3 SV-1
133 -- Paul Bianchi (LR) tech. fall Bennie Martinez (CP) 23-8, 7:00
141 -- Lawrence Saenz (CP) maj. dec. Conner Ward (LR) 10-2
149 -- Legend Lamer (CP) maj. dec. Joseph Bianchi (LR) 15-2
157 -- Brawley Lamer (CP) maj. dec. James Aziere (LR) 13-0
165 -- Adam Kemp (CP) maj. dec. Alexander Hernandez (LR) 14-4
174 -- Bernie Truax (CP) tech. fall Triston Wills (LR) 20-4, 4:45
184 -- Tanner Mendoza (LR) dec. Jarad Priest (CP) 3-1
197 -- Trevor Tinker (CP) pinned James Johnson (LR) 4:55
285 -- Samuel Aguilar (CP) dec. Gabriel Beyer (LR) 3-2 TB-1

California Baptist (12) at Cal Poly (30):
125 -- Antonio Lorenzo (CP) dec. pinned Antonio Saldate (CBU) 1:48
133 -- Bennie Martinez (CP) dec. Brandon Paulson (CBU) 4-0
141 -- Lawrence Saenz (CP) pinned Chaz Hallmark (CBU) 3:11
149 -- Legend Lamer (CP) dec. AJ Raya (CBU) 4-2
157 -- Max Anderson (CP) dec. Maxwell Hammond (CBU) 6-2
165 -- Adam Kemp (CP) dec. Josh Grant (CBU) 6-2
174 -- Bernie Truax (CP) pinned Johann Steinforth (CBU) 6:16
184 -- Caden Gerlach (CBU) pinned Jarad Priest (CP) 1:37
197 -- Evan Bockman (CBU) dec. Trevor Tinker (CP) 9-5
285 -- Zach Schrader (CBU) dec. Samuel Aguilar (CP) 4-2 SV-2

Fresno State (11) vs. Little Rock (35) at Cal Poly:
125 -- Khyler Brewer (LR) won by forfeit
133 -- Paul Bianchi (LR) maj. dec. Hayden Drury (FS) 14-4
141 -- DJ Lloren (FS) maj. dec. Conner Ward (LR) 9-1
149 -- Kyle Parco (FS) dec. Kyle Prewitt (LR) 4-1
157 -- Thomas Lisher (LR) dec. Chris Gaxiola (FS) 3-2
165 -- Alexander Hernandez (LR) won by forfeit
174 -- Triston Wills (LR) won by forfeit
184 -- Hunter Cruz (FS) maj. dec. Zane Davis (LR) 10-2
197 -- Dylan Johnson (LR) won by forfeit
285 -- Gabriel Beyer (LR) maj. dec. Randy Gonzalez (FS) 12-3

Extra countable matches:
165 -- Nathan Tausch (CP) maj. dec. Zeke Beach (LR) 16-5
184 -- Louis Rojas (CBU) maj. dec. Zane Davis (LR) 11-3
133 -- Jaylen Carson (LR) dec. Brandon Paulson (CBU) 10-5
197 -- Arick Lopez (CBU) dec. Brooks Sacharczyk (LR) 6-0
285 -- Zach Schrader (CBU) pinned Josiah Hill (LR) 2:10
149 -- Logan Gioffre (CP) maj. dec. Anthony Loera (CBU) 11-3
197 -- Arick Lopez (CBU) dec. Josh Harkey (CP) 8-3

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