Rocky Jordan (left) and Dom Demas (right) (Jordan photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; Demas photo from Tony Rotundo)
Prior to the 2021-22 season, Cal Poly added a past All-American which helped spark the Mustangs to a 22nd place finish at the NCAA Championships in March with the signing of Evan Wick. Now, Jon Sioredas' team has done it again with the announcement that 2019 NCAA fourth-place finisher, Dom Demas, will transfer to San Luis Obispo. Demas amassed a 78-18 record competing for Oklahoma. In addition to his two Big 12 titles and three top-ten seeds at the NCAA Championships, Demas has an excellent track record on the international scene. Demas made a pair of world teams at the Cadet level in Greco, then another as a Junior. In freestyle, he's made the U23 and Junior World Team.
All of Demas' previous damage on the collegiate front was done at 141 lbs. This year, Demas made his debut at 149 lbs and put together a 3-2 record before entering the transfer portal. Assuming he doesn't go back down to 141, Cal Poly could have "good problems" at their middleweights as Demas and national qualifier Legend Lamer return at 149 lbs. Top 2021 recruit, Luka Wick, also was at 149 and went undefeated, while competing unattached.
Rocky Jordan is headed to UT-Chattanooga! The Ohio native will be headed south to join Coach Kyle Ruschell and company, coming in as a redshirt senior, with the possibility of two years of eligibility remaining. Jordan is a two-time NCAA Qualifier (2020, 2021), has a career record of 49-24, and has earned multiple scholastic awards including Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2020, 2021), Academic All-Big Ten (2020, 2021, 2022), OSU Scholar-Athlete (2019, 2020, 2021), and NWCA Scholar All-American (2020).
Notable wins from the '21-22 season include beating UNC's All-American Clay Lautt and Rutgers All-American John Poznanski. Jordan is slated to start at 174 or 184.
Jordan won't be the only notable transfer headed the Mocs way. Today, Oklahoma's Jake Boyd announced he will be transferring to Chattanooga. We're not exactly sure what to expect from Boyd as he has only appeared in 16 matches over the last three years, 15 of which came during the 2019-20 season. Boyd has switched between 197 and 285 lbs during his collegiate career, but intends on competing at 197 for the Mocs.