Galvan Places Sixth, Espinoza & Trulson Advance to Third Place Bout
Feb. 25, 2007
Updated Brackets (pdf)
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Arizona State University wrestling team will have five of its members competing in the final session of the 2007 Pac-10 Wrestling Championships Sunday evening with each looking to score victories and team points to help the Sun Devils move up the standings at the event being held inside the Icardo Center in Bakersfield, Calif. ASU has scored 66.5 points and stands sixth in the team race with Oregon State leading the way with 102 points.
Robert Galvan was the first Sun Devil to place in the tournament as he finished in fifth/sixth at 141 pounds. In his first bout of the day, Galvan faced fifth-seeded Matt Schumm (CSB) and put up a fight before falling, 10-5. Galvan came back later in the session to take on sixth-seeded Teddy Astorga (CS Fullerton) and dropped an 11-2 major decision to place sixth overall.
At 125 pounds, John Espinoza, the tournament's third seed, scored a first-period takedown and rode strong on top for much of the remainder of the bout to win his consolation semifinal match, 5-1, over Cory Fish of Boise State. Espinoza will now face the fifth-seeded Marcos Orazco (UC Davis) tonight in the third place bout with an automatic berth into the NCAA Championships on the line.
Jason Trulson, the third-seed at 197 pounds, joined Espinoza in the consolation finals after scoring a 6-2 decision over fourth-seeded Eliot Kelly (UCD). After a scoreless first period, Trulson scored a takedown in the second and third periods and added a solid showing on top to ride out the victory. He will now meet fifth-seeded Travis Gardner (OSU) in the third-place bout later tonight.
Brian Stith (157), Patrick Pitsch (165) and Greg Gifford (184) will take the mats starting at 6 p.m. tonight as they each will compete in the finals of their respective weight classes. Espinoza and Trulson also will wrestle for third place during the evening session. All action can be seen live on the web at www.Pac-10.org with live updates of the brackets at www.GoRunners.com.
2007 Pac-10 Wrestling Championships - Session III Results Only
Icardo Center - Bakersfield, Calif.
Number before wrestler indicates tournament seed
125 - #3 John Espinoza (2-1)
Conso Semis - #3 Espinoza decision Cory Fish (BSU), 5-1
Third Place - #3 Espinoza vs. #5 Marcos Orazco (UCD)
141 - Robert Galvan (2-3, Sixth Place)
Conso Semis - #5 Matt Schumm (CSB) decision Galvan, 10-5
Fifth Place - #6 Teddy Astorga (CSF) major Galvan, 11-2
197 - #3 Jason Trulson (2-1)
Conso Semis - #3 Trulson decision #4 Eliot Kelly (UCD), 6-2
Third Place - #3 Trulson vs. #5 Travis Gardner (OSU)
Team Standings - After Session III
1. Oregon State (102)
2. CS Bakersfield (93)
3. UC Davis (89)
4. Cal Poly (79)
5. Stanford (69.5)
6. Arizona State (66.5)
7. CS Fullerton (64)
8. Oregon (61.5)
9. Boise State (51.5)
10. Portland State (5.5)