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Wrestling Sweeps California Trip, Moves to 2-0 in Pac-12

Jan 24, 2022

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif - The Arizona State wrestling squad earned its second win of the week with a 20-18 victory over Cal Poly Monday afternoon in San Luis Obispo, Calif. ASU picked up victories from Brandon Courtney, Michae McGee, Kyle Parco, Jacori Teemer, Kordell Norlfeet and Cohlton Schultz. McGee picked up his fifth tech fall and Teemer moved to 12-0.

How it happened
174 Zane Coleman and 184 Jacob Ortiz opened the dual with losses to Adam Kemp and Bernie Truax. Norfleet then stepped up to take on Trent Tracy. It  was a quiet match that saw Norfleet record just two takedowns and an escape, but was all he needed for the 5-2 decision.
No. 3 heavyweight Cohlton Schultz then battled Sam Aguilar. Aguilar was flagged with back to back penalty calls before he took down Schultz. The Sun Devil then forced a reversal and earned a reversal and penalty points later in the match to win 8-3 with his riding bonus.
125 No. 4 Brandon Courtney had a spicy matchup with Antonio Lorenzo. Lorenzo was high intensity from the beginning and forced two takedowns on Courtney in the first period to go up 4-2. The tables started to turn in the middle frame as Courtney gave up just one point on an escape and picked up a T2, and the match shifted completely in Courtney's favor in the final period thanks to an escape, takedown and his riding time bonus.

133 Michael McGee went to town on Abe Hinrichsen, but to Hinrichsen's credit he didn't make things easy. The Mustang twisted his way out of several potential pins and locked up a few single legs, but all McGee took control in the second period and used three nearfalls and four takedowns to get the tech.

Ethan Pickren lost at 141 in a major decision to LAwrence Saenz, and Kyle Parco followed at 149 with a low tempo battle with Legend Lamer. Just two takedowns were scored in the entire match and they both came from Parco in the first and third periods, but they were all he needed to win his third consecutive match and move to 14-1 on the year.
157 Jacori Teemer and Brawley Lamer had one of the most lopsided bouts of the night. Teemer's first four points came by a pair of takedowns in the opening period before a 1-point middle frame. Two more takedowns, an escape and his riding bonus in the third gave Teemer the 10-5 decision over Lamer - who recorded just five escapes.
The marquee match of the dual between No. 1 Evan Wick and No. 6 Anthony Valencia didn't go as planned for ASU. Valencia scored just one point in the middle frame off an escape, and was kept on his stomach for the majority of the contest. Wick opened with a takedown to two-point nearfall, added a takedown in the second, and used a third-person reversal plus riding time to win 9-1.
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Arizona State 20, Cal Poly 18
125 | Antonio Lorenzo falls to Brandon Courtney (ASU) dec 8-3
133 | Abe Hinrichsen falls to Michael McGee (ASU)  tech fall 17-1
141 | Lawrence Saenz over Ethan Pickren (ASU) maj dec 12-4
149 | Legend Lamer falls to Kyle Parco(ASU)  dec 6-3
157 | Brawley Lamer falls to Jacori Teemer dec 10-5
165 | Evan Wick over Anthony Valencia (ASU) maj dec 9-1
174 | Adam Kemp over Zane Coleman(ASU)  maj dec 14-5
184 | Bernie Truax over Jack Ortiz (ASU) fall (2:03)
197 | Trent Tracy falls to Kordell Norfleet(ASU)  dec 5-2
285 | Sam Aguilar falls to Colton Schultz (ASU) dec 8-3