Second-Ranked SOU Wrestling Finishes California Triple-Header with 2-1 Mark

The second-ranked Southern Oregon wrestling team opened its Saturday afternoon triple header with a 25-3 loss to NCAA Div. I No. 20 Stanford, but the Raiders followed that up with a 22-18 win over Menlo and a 22-15 victory over NCAA Div. II San Francisco State.

The 2-1 day improves the Raiders’ dual record to 8-3 this season, while a separate group of SOU wrestlers traveled north to the Clackamas Open, where eight Raiders placed. Southern Oregon will return to action with a couple home duals next weekend, hosting Pacific on Friday and Simon Fraser on Saturday with both matches scheduled for 7 p.m. at Bob Riehm Arena.

Southern Oregon 22, San Francisco State 15

Both Southern Oregon and San Francisco State took five of the 10 bouts, but the Raiders used a pair of pins and a major decision to earn the seven-point victory. Top-ranked Mitchell Lofstedt pinned Sergio Valdez in 2:03 to take the 125-pound matchup. Brock Gutches wrestled above his typical 174-pound slot and pinned Zachariah Jimenez in 2:41 to take the 184-pound bout. Sixth-rankedJimmy Eggemeyer added an 11-1 major decision victory over Dylan Phillipy in the 149.

125: (SOU) #1 Mitchell Lofstedt fall Sergio Valdez, 2:03
133: (SFU) Julian Perez dec. Miguel Baltazar, 4-1
141: (SFU) Daniel Flores dec. #4 Kyle Wirkuty, 6-5
149: (SOU) #6 Jimmy Eggemeyer maj. dec. Dylan Phillipy, 11-1
157: (SOU) Brock Crocker dec. Vincente Aboytes, 10-4
165: (SFU) Isaiah Jimenez dec. Dalton Urrutia, 5-2
174: (SFU) Arman Ostadsharif dec. Derek Mestrovich, 3-1
184: (SOU) Brock Gutches fall Zachariah Jimenez, 2:41
197: (SOU) Ethan Hinton dec. Thomas Martin, 6-5
285: (SFU) Otilio Gonzalez dec. Hank Turner, 6-2

Southern Oregon 22, Menlo 18

The Raiders won six of the 10 bouts to pull out a narrow victory over Menlo in SOU’s second dual of the day. Lofstedt picked up a 14-2 major decision in the 125-pound bout, fourth-ranked Kyle Wirkuty earned a 12-4 major decision victory in the 141 and Ethan Hinton earned a 21-3 technical fall victory to clinch the 197 and provide the highlights for SOU.

125: (SOU) #1 Mitchell Lofstedt maj. dec. Drake Medeiros, 14-2
133: (MC) Angel Garcia dec. Miguel Baltazar, 9-4
141: (SOU) #4 Kyle Wirkuty maj. dec. Christian Franks, 12-4
149: (SOU) #6 Jimmy Eggemeyer dec. Richie Nole, 6-1
157: (SOU) Dalton Urrutia dec. David Rios, 8-3
165: (MC) Mike Lopez dec. #3 Derek Mestrovich, 7-3
174: (SOU) #2 Brock Gutches dec. Nick Gill, 7-1
184: (MC) Greg Alvarez over #3 Austin Vanderford, inj. def.
197: (SOU) Ethan Hinton tech. fall Justin Harrison, 21-3
285: (MC) Lenny Romero pinned #8 Hank Turner, 1:05

Stanford 25, Southern Oregon 3

Wirkuty picked up the Raiders’ only win of the match, defeating Stanford’s Alex Manley by a 5-3 overtime decision in the 141-pound weight class. The match featured a double forfeit in the 125 and only one major decision, with all the other bouts decided by seven or fewer points.

125: Double Forfeit
133: (SU) #8 Ryan Mango dec. Mitchell Lofstedt, 13-6
141: (SOU) #4 Kyle Wirkuty dec. Alex Manley, 5-3 (OT)
149: (SU) Timmy Boone dec. #6 Jimmy Eggemeyer, 5-0
157: (SU) Garrett Schaner dec. Brock Crocker, 5-1
165: (SU) Bret Baumbach dec. #3 Derek Mestrovich, 5-2
174: (SU) #1 Nick Amuchastegui maj. dec. #2 Brock Gutches, 14-0
184: (SU) Spence Patrick dec. #3 Austin Vanderford, 4-3
197: (SU) Alan Yen dec. Ethan Hinton, 9-6
285: (SU) Dan Scherer dec. Hank Turner, 5-0

Clackamas Open

Tyler Thomas led the way for the Raiders in Clackamas, earning a championship in the 174-pound bracket. Thomas earned three pins among his five matches en route to the title, including a pin over Daniel Agao of Yakima Valley Community College in 1:23 in the championship round.

Derek Rottenberg won his first three matches in the 184-pound bracket to earn a slot in the championship match, but he fell by 7-3 decision to Simon Fraser’s Clete Hanson, giving the Raider a second-place finish. Brian Lemmon also earned a second-place finish, as he knocked off Oregon State’s Alex Cornellius in the first round and won the following two matches to earn a championship matchup with OSU’s Seth Thomas. Thomas came out on top in the 165-pound title match, defeating Lemmon by 9-0 major decision.

In the 141, Brad Tamashiro opened with a first-round victory before falling to Oregon State’s Chayse Garrison by 4-2 decision in the semi-finals. A win in the consolation semis earned Tamashiro a spot in the third-place match. Jordan Lowe dropped his first match of the day, a 5-3 decision to Oregon State’s Anthony Harris, before rebounding to win the next three consolation rounds to earn a bout with Tamashiro for third place. Tamashiro defeated Lowe by injury default to take third place, with Lowe earning fourth-place honors.

Travis Patrick fell to Clackamas’ Alex Ballard by 8-1 decision in the third-place match of the 149-pound bracket, earning fourth place. Trinity Castner defeated Clackamas’ Clinton McAlester by injury default to earn fifth place in the 149-pound bracket, and Cody Jones defeated Yakima Valley’s Michael Ayala by 8-0 major decision to earn fifth place in the 165.

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