Four Falls Power Cal Poly Wrestling Team to 40-6 Victory Over Menlo

Four Falls Power Cal Poly Wrestling Team to 40-6 Victory Over Menlo


ATHERTON, Calif. -- Falls by Britain Longmire, Ryan DesRoches, Sean Dougherty and Ryan Smith powered the No. 20 Cal Poly wrestling team to a 40-6 victory over Menlo College in a non-conference dual meet Wednesday night.

DesRoches needed just 32 seconds to pin Jose Chacon at 174 pounds while Longmire (pictured at right) pinned Zac Johnson in only 36 seconds at 125 pounds as Coach Brendan Buckley's Mustangs improved to 2-0 in dual meets this season.

Dougherty also notched a first-period fall, pinning Greg Alvarez in 1:38 at 184 pounds, while Smith ended a streak of three consecutive falls by the Mustangs, pinning Ben Yura in 4:23 at 197 pounds.

Brandan Rocha and Boris Novachkov both won by technical fall.

Rocha was a 21-5 winner over Gustavo Lopez at 133 pounds while Novachkov improved to 7-0 on the year with a 17-2 win over Joel Palabrika at 149 pounds.

Cal Poly's other winners were Jake Tanenbaum with an 11-9 decision at 141 pounds and Elijah Jackson with an 11-4 decision at 165 pounds.

The two losses by the Mustangs were decisions. Adam Aslam fell 6-2 to David Rios at 157 pounds while Kelan Bragg dropped a 6-4 decision to former Mustang wrestler Lenny Romero at 285 pounds.

Cal Poly will compete in the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on Dec. 2-3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Cal Poly (40) at Menlo College (6):
125 - Britain Longmire (CP) pinned Zac Johnson (MC) :36
133 - Brandan Rocha (CP) tech. fall Gustavo Lopez (MC) 21-5
141 - Jake Tanenbaum (CP) dec. Christian Franks (MC) 11-9
149 - Boris Novachkov (CP) tech. fall Joel Palabrika (MC) 17-2
157 - David Rios (MC) dec. Adam Aslam (CP) 6-2
165 - Elijah Jackson (CP) dec. Adrian Gonzales (MC) 11-4
174 - Ryan DesRoches (CP) pinned Jose Chacon (MC) :32
184 - Sean Dougherty (CP) pinned Greg Alvarez (MC) 1:38
197 - Ryan Smith (CP) pinned Ben Yura (MC) 4:23
285 - Lenny Romero (MC) dec. Kelan Bragg (CP) 6-4