Wrestling Rolls Past CSU Bakersfield, 31-6
TEMPE, Ariz.—The Arizona State wrestling team (6-5, 1-1 Pac-12) won eight of 10 bouts en route to a 31-6 win over CSU Bakersfield (3-4, 0-3 Pac-12) on Sunday at Wells Fargo Arena.
“Until you win 10 matches in a dual meet, there is obviously things you can improve on,” head coach Zeke Jones said. “We have been talking about effort and the things we do in between every wrestling move and I think we did much better tonight. Ray (Waters) got a great win over a Pac-12 champion, and it bodes well going into next week.”
The Sun Devils picked up three bonus-point wins on the night, a major decision from redshirt junior Blake Stauffer at 184 pounds, and pins from redshirt junior Josh DaSilveira at 197 pounds and junior Matt Kraus at 141 pounds.
ASU’s first win came at 174 pounds, with junior Ray waters coming back to win with a late takedown with five seconds left in the third period against CSU Bakersfield’s All-American Bryce Hammond.
At heavyweight, redshirt senior Chace Eskam used an escape with seconds to go in the third period to get the win over Alex Encarnarcion-Strand, and junior Ares Carpio followed after the intermission with a 10-3 win over Sergio Mendez at 125 pounds.
The Sun Devils won the final three bouts of the night, starting with Kraus’ pin at 141 pounds, early on in the second period against Timmy Box. Redshirt freshman Christian Pagdilao stretched his win streak to 10 straight bouts as he edged out Coleman Hammond, 2-1, at 149 pounds, despite being held down for the entirety of the second period.
In the final bout of the night, redshirt freshman Oliver Pierce picked up a 6-4 decision win over Spencer Hill.
Up next, ASU will hit the road for a pair of Pac-12 matches, first facing Boise State on Friday at 8 p.m. MT, and then taking on Stanford on Sunday at Noon MT. The match against the Cardinal will be aired on the Pac-12 Networks.
Arizona State 31, CSU Bakersfield 6
165: Adam Fierro (CSUB) def. Jacen Petersen (ASU): Dec 7-0 (ASU 0, CSUB 3)
175: Ray Waters (ASU) def. Bryce Hammond (CSUB): Dec 2-1 (ASU 3, CSUB 3)
184: Blake Stauffer (ASU) def. Sean Pollock (CSUB): Maj 13-1 (ASU 7, CSUB 3)
197: Josh DaSilveira (ASU) def. Matt Williams (CSUB): Fall 1:42 (ASU 13, CSUB 3)
HWT: Chace Eksam (ASU) def. Alex Encarnarcion-Strand (CSUB): Dec 5-4 (ASU 16, CSUB 3)
125: Ares Carpio (ASU) def. Sergio Mendez (CSUB): Dec 10-3 (ASU 19, CSUB 3)
133: Ian Nickell (CSUB) def. Judson Preskitt (ASU): Dec 5-1 (ASU 19, CSUB 6)
141: Matt Kraus (ASU) def. Timmy Box (CSUB): Fall 4:40 (ASU 25, CSUB 6)
149: Christian Pagdilao (ASU) def. Coleman Hammond (CSUB): Dec 2-1 (ASU 28, CSUB6)
157: Oliver Pierce (ASU) def. Spencer Hill (CSUB): Dec 6-4 (ASU 31, CSUB 6)