Mustang 149-Pounder Blake Kastl Places Eighth at Las Vegas Invitational December 7, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly redshirt freshman 149-pounder Blake Kastl placed eighth on the final day of competition in the 2013 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on Saturday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. [read more]
Three Wrestlers Still Alive in Wrestlebacks at Las Vegas Invitational December 6, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly 149-pounder Blake Kastl and 157-pounder Maxamillian Schneider lost their quarterfinal-round matches in the 2013 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on Friday in the Las Vegas Convention Center and joined 133-pounder Devon Lotito in the wrestlebacks. [read more]
Cal Poly to Send Full Squad to Las Vegas Invitational This Weekend December 3, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly sophomore Devon Lotito seeks to improve on his third-place finish of a year ago as the Mustang wrestling team competes in the 32nd edition of the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational this weekend. [read more]
Cal Poly Signs Six Matmen to National Letter of Intent December 2, 2013 | Wrestling Five wrestlers from California high schools who were state place winners last March and an Arizona state champion have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their wrestling careers at Cal Poly. [read more]
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November 19, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly to Visit San Francisco State for Dual Meet on Sunday Cal Poly seeks to maintain its perfect dual meet record Sunday afternoon as the Mustangs travel to San Francisco State for a non-conference match. First bout in The Swamp begins at 1 p.m.
November 17, 2013 | Wrestling Schneider Claims 157-Pound Title, Cal Poly Fourth in Roadrunner Open Maxamillian Schneider captured the 157-pound title and seven other Cal Poly wrestlers were place winners as the Mustangs posted a fourth-place team finish at the Roadrunner Open on Sunday at Selland Arena.
November 14, 2013 | Wrestling Former Mustang Wrestler Darrell Fletcher Dies at Age 73 Former Cal Poly wrestler Darrell Fletcher passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Fletcher, who lived in Bakersfield, was 73.
November 7, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly Opens 2013-14 Season With 25-6 Victory Over CSU Bakersfield The Cal Poly wrestling team jumped to a 16-3 lead in the first six bouts and breezed to a 25-6 victory over CSU Bakersfield in a season-opening Pac-12 Conference dual meet Thursday night in the Roadrunners' Old Gym.
November 6, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly to Open 2013-14 Season With Pac-12 Dual at CSU Bakersfield Cal Poly opens its third wrestling season under head coach Brendan Buckley on Thursday night, visiting CSU Bakersfield for a Pac-12 Conference dual meet.
November 1, 2013 | Wrestling Gold Beats Green in Annual Cal Poly Intrasquad Wrestling Dual Meet A fall by Sean Dougherty and a technical fall by Devon Lotito lifted the Gold team coached by Scotti Sentes to a 21-15 victory over the Mitch Monteiro-coached Green squad in Cal Poly's annual intrasquad dual wrestling meet Friday night in the Mott Athletics Center.
October 31, 2013 | Wrestling Mustangs to Stage Green vs. Gold Intrasquad Meet Friday Night Cal Poly will hold its annual Green vs. Gold intrasquad meet Friday at 7 p.m. in the Mott Athletics Center and officially opens its 2013-14 season Nov. 7 with a Pac-12 dual meet at CSU Bakersfield.
October 24, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly Wrestling Will Host Oregon State Outdoors in January Cal Poly’s Pacific-12 Conference dual wrestling meet against Oregon State on Jan. 30 will be held outdoors in the plaza of the University Union.
September 11, 2013 | Wrestling Seven Home Duals Highlight 2013-14 Cal Poly Wrestling Schedule The 2013-14 Cal Poly wrestling schedule, released Wednesday, includes seven home dual meets and five regular-season tournaments.
August 8, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly Hires Scotti Sentes as Assistant Wrestling Coach Scotti Sentes, a two-time NCAA Division I All-American and four-time national qualifier while wrestling at Central Michigan, has been named assistant wrestling coach at Cal Poly.
July 1, 2013 | Wrestling Annual Cal Poly Wrestling Reunion Golf Tournament Set for Sept. 27 Eleventh annual Cal Poly Wrestling Reunion Golf Tournament will be played Friday, Sept. 27, at the Cypress Ridge Golf Course in Arroyo Grande.
June 20, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly Alumnus Selected for the Latest NASA Astronaut Group Cal Poly engineering alumnus, former Mustang wrestler and U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Victor Glover is one of eight people named to NASA’s 21st astronaut candidate class.
June 14, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly Adds Eight More Wrestlers to Recruiting Class Cal Poly head wrestling coach Brendan Buckley and Mustang director of athletics Don Oberhelman have announced the signings of six more wrestlers to the National Letter of Intent and the addition of two others to the recruiting class who have been admitted to the university.
May 29, 2013 | Wrestling Longmire Finishes Seventh in University Nationals Cal Poly wrestler Britain Longmire earned University National All-America honors after finishing seventh at the 2013 ASICS University National Freestyle Championships, hosted by the University of Akron last weekend.
May 14, 2013 | Wrestling End-of-the-Year Banquet Scheduled for June 2 The Cal Poly wrestling team's annual end-of-the-year banquet will be held Sunday, June 2, at the Avila Beach Golf Course.
April 22, 2013 | Wrestling Mustang Wrestler Xavier Johnson Finishes Sixth in FILA Junior Nationals Xavier Johnson, a redshirt on Cal Poly's wrestling team, earned All-American honors by placing sixth in the FILA Junior Nationals over the weekend in Las Vegas.
April 9, 2013 | Wrestling Lotito Earns Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year Award Cal Poly 133-pound freshman Devon Lotito is one of two wrestlers named Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year for the 2012-13 wrestling season.
March 21, 2013 | Wrestling Lotito Loses Twice by Decision in NCAA Championship Cal Poly 133-pound freshman Devon Lotito lost a pair of close decisions on the first day of competition in the 2013 NCAA Division I National Wrestling Championship, which began its three-day run Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa.
March 20, 2013 | Wrestling Lotito is Cal Poly’s Lone Representative in NCAA Championship Freshman 133-pounder Devon Lotito is Cal Poly’s lone representative in the 2013 NCAA Division I National Wrestling Championship, scheduled to begin its three-day run Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa.
March 18, 2013 | Wrestling Save Olympic Wrestling (Meathead Movers) Evan and Aaron Steed of Meathead Movers in San Luis Obispo have produced a video in reaction to a recommendation by the International Olympic Committee that wrestling be dropped as a sport at future Olympic Games.
March 2, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly Freshman Devon Lotito Captures Pac-12 Title at 133 Pounds Freshman Devon Lotito captured the championship at 133 pounds as the Cal Poly wrestling team competed in the Pac-12 Championship on Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena on the Arizona State campus.
March 1, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly to Compete in Pac-12 Wrestling Finals on Saturday Cal Poly will send nine wrestlers to the 2013 Pac-12 Championship, slated for Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Arizona.
February 17, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly Drops Final Dual Meet of Season to No. 12 Central Michigan, 41-6 Cal Poly wrapped up the 2012-13 dual wrestling meet season Sunday with a 41-6 loss to No. 12 Central Michigan inside the Mott Athletics Center.
February 15, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly Wrestlers Fall to Arizona State, 38-3, in Pac-12 Dual Meet Britain Longmire’s decision at 125 pounds was Cal Poly’s lone victory in a 38-3 Pac-12 dual wrestling meet loss to Arizona State on Friday night.
February 14, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly to Visit Arizona State on Friday, Host Central Michigan on Sunday Following losses to nationally ranked Pac-12 teams on the road last weekend, the Cal Poly wrestling team returns home to face another top-25 team Sunday afternoon inside the Mott Athletics Center.
February 10, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly Falls to Boise State in Pac-12 Dual Wrestling Meet Britain Longmire won by decision, Cal Poly's lone victory in a 43-3 loss to Boise State in a Pac-12 Conference dual meet Sunday at Taco Bell Arena.
February 8, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly Wrestlers Fall to Oregon State, 50-0, in Pac-12 Dual Oregon State parlayed three falls, a pair of major decisions and three forfeits into a 50-0 victory over Cal Poly in a Pac-12 Conference dual wrestling meet Friday night in Gill Coliseum.
February 7, 2013 | Wrestling Mustangs Hit the Road for Pac-12 Matches at Oregon State, Boise State The Cal Poly wrestling team hits the road for a pair of Pac-12 Conference dual meets against nationally ranked teams this weekend. Coach Brendan Buckley's unranked and youthful Mustangs take on No. 8 Oregon State on Friday night at 7 in Corvallis, Oregon, followed by a Sunday afternoon matchup at No. 17 Boise State, starting at 2 p.m.
February 2, 2013 | Wrestling Trio of Cal Poly Wrestlers Claim Titles in California Collegiate Open Cal Poly wrestlers Devon Lotito, Kyle Chené and Sean Dougherty captured individual titles at the California Collegiate Open hosted by San Francisco State on Saturday.
January 27, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly Falls to Stanford, 27-9, in Pac-12 Dual Meet Cal Poly let a 9-7 lead midway through its Pac-12 dual wrestling meet slip away as Stanford won the final five matches en route to a 27-9 victory Sunday afternoon.
January 26, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly Opens Four-Match Road Trip Sunday at Stanford Wrestling its last five dual meets at home, the Cal Poly wrestling team hits the road for its next four matches, all Pac-12 Conference affairs.
January 20, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly Matmen Fall to Air Force 39-3 Junior 184-pounder Sean Dougherty was Cal Poly’s lone winner in a 39-3 loss to Air Force in a non-conference dual meet Sunday afternoon in the Mott Athletics Center.
January 19, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly to Host Air Force for Non-Conference Dual Meet on Sunday Air Force, ranked No. 25 in the nation by InterMat this week and armed with a 5-1 record in dual meets so far this season, visits the Mott Athletics Center on Sunday for a non-conference dual meet against Cal Poly.
January 12, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly Falls to CSU Bakersfield, 22-10, in Pac-12 Dual Meet Victories by Mustangs Devon Lotito, Sean Dougherty and J.T. Goodwin were not enough as CSU Bakersfield defeated Cal Poly 22-10 in a Pac-12 dual wrestling meet Saturday night in Mott Gym.
January 11, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly to Host CSU Bakersfield For Pac-12 Dual Saturday Night CSU Bakersfield, which split a pair of matches in the Mustang Duals on Sunday, returns to Mott Gym on Saturday night for a Pac-12 dual meet. First bout begins at 7:30 p.m.
January 6, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly Wrestling Wins One of Three Matches in Mustang Duals Freshman 133-pounder Devon Lotito swept his three matches as the Cal Poly wrestling team won one of three matches in the Mustang Duals on Sunday in Mott Gym.
January 5, 2013 | Wrestling Cal Poly to Host Mustang Duals on Sunday in Mott Gym Four teams will join Cal Poly for the Mustang Duals, competing in seven dual meets Sunday inside Mott Gym.
December 16, 2012 | Wrestling Mendes Scores First-Round Knockout in UFC on FX 6 Former Cal Poly wrestler Chad Mendes improved his mixed martial arts record to 13-1 with a first-round knockout against Yaotzin Meza at UFC on FX 6 held Saturday night in Las Vegas.
December 16, 2012 | Wrestling Chené Lone Mustang Placewinner in Reno Tournament of Champions Cal Poly 157-pound junior Kyle Chené placed fourth and was the lone Mustang placewinner in the 2012 Reno Tournament of Champions on Sunday at the Reno Events Center.
December 13, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly to Send 16 Wrestlers to Reno Tournament of Champions Cal Poly will send 16 wrestlers to the 2012 Reno Tournament of Champions, a three-day event to be held at the Reno Events Center. High school teams compete Friday and Saturday, with 24 college teams battling for team and individual titles Sunday.
December 7, 2012 | Wrestling Fall by Goodwin Lifts Cal Poly Over Cal Baptist, 27-19 Trailing 5-1 after two periods, freshman J.T. Goodwin turned his 197-pound match around in the final period, pinning Paul Head in 6 minutes, 9 seconds, to lead Cal Poly to a 27-19 victory over Cal Baptist in a non-conference dual wrestling meet, the Mustangs’ home opener, Friday night inside Mott Gym.
December 6, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly to Host Cal Baptist for Home Dual Meet Opener Friday Night Cal Poly seeks its first dual meet victory of the 2012-13 wrestling season Friday night, hosting Cal Baptist in the Mustangs’ home opener at 7 p.m. in Mott Gym.
December 3, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly Signs Trio of Wrestlers to National Letter of Intent Cal Poly has announced the signings of three wrestlers to the National Letter of Intent. The trio, all high school seniors, consists of 174-pounder Travis Berridge of Florida, 285-pounder Spencer Empey of Nevada and 125-pounder Colton Schilling of Oregon.
December 1, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly Freshman Devon Lotito Places Third in Las Vegas Invitational Cal Poly freshman Devon Lotito placed third at 133 pounds in the 2012 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Invitational on Saturday at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
November 30, 2012 | Wrestling Three Mustangs Still Alive After First Day of Las Vegas Invitational Cal Poly 133-pounder Devon Lotito has advanced to the semifinal round of matches at the 2012 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Invitational following the first day of competition Friday at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
November 29, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly Wrestlers to Compete in Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational The Cal Poly wrestling team will send a full 10-man squad to the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Wrestling Invitational on Friday and Saturday at the Las Vegas Convention Center (Hall C-5).
November 18, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly Places Ninth in Keystone Invitational; Lotito Captures Title Led by 133-pound champion Devon Lotito, the Cal Poly wrestling team finished tied for ninth place among 15 schools competing in the Keystone Invitational on Sunday at the Palestra on the University of Pennsylvania campus.
November 17, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly to Compete in Keystone Invitational on Sunday Cal Poly will send 11 wrestlers, including six freshmen, to the Keystone Invitational on Sunday in Palestra Arena on the University of Pennsylvania campus.
November 10, 2012 | Wrestling Four Cal Poly Wrestlers Place in Roadrunner Open Brandan Rocha captured the championship at 141 pounds while three other Cal Poly wrestlers placed in the Roadrunner Open on Saturday at Selland Arena.
November 8, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly Opens 2012-13 Season With Losses to Drexel, CSU Bakersfield Sean Dougherty won both of his bouts, but the youthful Cal Poly wrestling team fell to both Drexel and CSU Bakersfield in dual meets Thursday night at the Icardo Center.
November 7, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly Opens 2012-13 Season Thursday With Pair of Duals Cal Poly will open the 2012-13 wrestling season Thursday night, its second under head coach Brendan Buckley, with as many as seven freshmen on the mat as the Mustangs face Drexel and CSU Bakersfield in dual meets at the Icardo Center on the CSU Bakersfield campus.
November 5, 2012 | Wrestling Blake Kastl Captures 149-Pound Title in SF State Under-21 Open Cal Poly freshman wrestler Blake Kastl captured the 149-pound title Sunday at the San Francisco State Under-21 JC/College Open.
November 2, 2012 | Wrestling Green Beats Gold 16-13 in Annual Intrasquad Match Falls by Jacob Leon and Sean Dougherty in the final two bouts highlighted the Cal Poly wrestling team's annual Green vs. Gold intrasquad meet Friday night in Mott Gym. The Green team headed by Brendan Buckley earned a 16-13 victory over the Gold squad, coached by Mitch Monteiro.
November 1, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly Green vs. Gold Intrasquad Meet Slated for Friday Night Seven bouts are planned for Cal Poly's annual Green vs. Gold wrestling intrasquad meet scheduled for Friday night at 7 inside Mott Gym.
October 31, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly Returns Seven Starters, Prepares for Green vs. Gold Meet Seven of 10 starters return. Most wrestling coaches would drool over that number. Second-year Cal Poly head coach Brendan Buckley knows, however, that it could be a bit misleading because the three who are gone were NCAA qualifiers, including two All-Americans, and the 2012 Mustang roster will have just three seniors, one returning NCAA qualifier and 19 total freshmen, including 15 true freshmen.
August 29, 2012 | Wrestling Eight Home Dual Meets Highlight 2012-13 Cal Poly Wrestling Schedule The 2012-13 Cal Poly wrestling schedule, released Wednesday, includes eight home dual meets plus participation in five regular-season tournaments.
August 1, 2012 | Wrestling Ryan DesRoches Hired as Assistant Wrestling Coach at Cal Poly Ryan DesRoches, who won 110 matches in his wrestling career at Cal Poly and earned his first All-American honor last March, will be an assistant coach with the Mustang wrestling team.
June 27, 2012 | Wrestling 10th Annual Wrestling Reunion Golf Tournament Set for Sept. 28 Tenth annual Cal Poly Wrestling Reunion Golf Tournament will be played Friday, Sept. 28, at the Cypress Ridge Golf Course in Arroyo Grande.
June 12, 2012 | Wrestling Schneider Heads Highly Ranked Mustang Wrestling Recruiting Class Max Schneider of Lane Tech College Prep in Chicago headlines a Cal Poly wrestling recruiting class that has been ranked No. 12 by Amateur Wrestling News/The Open Mat and No. 17 by InterMat.
June 3, 2012 | Wrestling Novachkov, DesRoches Share Cal Poly's Most Outstanding Wrestler Award Cal Poly 141-pounder Boris Novachkov and 174-pounder Ryan DesRoches, both seniors who earned NCAA All-America honors in March, were named co-Most Outstanding Wrestlers for the 2011-12 season. The awards were presented Saturday night at the team’s awards banquet held at the Avila Beach Golf Resort.
May 17, 2012 | Wrestling Kastl Named to 2012 Amateur Wrestling News All-Rookie Team Cal Poly freshman 165-pound wrestler Dominic Kastl has been named to the 2012 Amateur Wrestling News All-Rookie Team. The Gilroy High School graduate also was ranked as the No. 3 freshman in the nation in his weight class.
April 23, 2012 | Wrestling Former Cal Poly Wrestler Chase Pami Finishes Fourth in U.S. Olympic Trials Former Cal Poly wrestling standout Chase Pami placed fourth in the U.S. Olympic Freestyle Wrestling Trials on Sunday at the University of Iowa.
April 5, 2012 | Wrestling Kastl Named Pac-12 Newcomer of Year; Tanenbaum Earns Academic Award Cal Poly redshirt freshman wrestler Dominic Kastl has been named freshman/newcomer of the year for the 2011-12 Pac-12 Conference season. Junior 133-pounder Jake Tanenbaum (left) has been placed on the second unit of the Pac-12 All-Academic Wrestling Team.
March 17, 2012 | Wrestling Novachkov Places Third, DesRoches Eighth in NCAA Championships Cal Poly senior Boris Novachkov capped a record-setting collegiate career with a third-place finish at 141 pounds while Ryan DesRoches, also a senior, placed eighth at 174 pounds Saturday at the 2012 NCAA Division I National Wrestling Championships in the Scottrade Center.
March 16, 2012 | Wrestling Novachkov, DesRoches Earn All-American Status at NCAA Finals Cal Poly's pair of quarterfinalists in the 2012 NCAA Division I National Wrestling Championships -- Boris Novachkov and Ryan DesRoches -- both suffered quarterfinal-round setbacks Friday morning at the Scottrade Center.
March 15, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly Sends Quartet to NCAA Wrestling Championship Cal Poly senior 141-pounder Boris Novachkov has a chance to do something no other Cal Poly wrestler has been able to accomplish -- achieve NCAA Division I All-American status three times. Novachkov and three other Mustang wrestlers -- 165-pounder Dominic Kastl, 174-pounder Ryan DesRoches and 197-pounder Ryan Smith -- will compete in the 2012 NCAA Division I National Championship, which starts a three-day run Thursday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
March 15, 2012 | Wrestling Novachkov, DesRoches Advance to Quarterfinals at NCAA Championship Half of Cal Poly's four-man wrestling contingent competing in the 2012 NCAA Division I National Championship -- 141-pounder Boris Novachkov and 174-pounder Ryan DesRoches -- have advanced to the quarterfinal round with a pair of victories Thursday at the Scottrade Center.
February 26, 2012 | Wrestling Kastl Wins, Novachkov and DesRoches Finish Second in Pac-12 Finals Seeking to become Cal Poly’s first three-time Pac-12 individual wrestling champion, 141-pounder Boris Novackov lost in the finals to Michael Mangrum of Oregon State on Sunday night at Taco Bell Arena.
February 25, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly Seeks Pac-12 Team, Individual Wrestling Titles Sunday at Boise State Cal Poly 141-pounder Boris Novachkov has a chance to accomplish what no other Mustang wrestler has been able to do -- capture three Pac-12 individual championships. The senior from Sunnyvale and graduate of Fremont High School goes for No. 3 on Sunday at the 2012 Pac-12 Championship hosted by Boise State at Taco Bell Arena.
February 11, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly Wrestling Splits Pair of Matches in NWCA National Duals Following a 34-6 loss to No. 10 Missouri in the opening round of the NWCA National Duals on Saturday afternoon, the Cal Poly wrestling team defeated host Rutgers 24-22 in the match that determined fifth and sixth place.
February 10, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly Wrestling to Compete in NWCA Cliff Keen National Duals Cal Poly is among 24 teams -- six in each of four regionals -- that will vie for the NWCA Cliff Keen National Duals championship Saturday and Sunday. Coach Brendan Buckley’s Mustangs travel to New Brunswick, N.J., to compete against Missouri, Kent State, Minnesota, Michigan and host Rutgers on Saturday.
February 4, 2012 | Wrestling Disney Leads Four Cal Poly Placewinners at California Collegiate Open Atticus Disney captured top honors at 285 pounds and three other Cal Poly wrestlers earned top-three finishes in the California Collegiate Open hosted by San Francisco State on Saturday.
February 3, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly Falls to Utah Valley, 19-17, in Non-Conference Dual Wrestling Meet Cal Poly won three of the final four bouts, but couldn’t overcome a 16-7 deficit and fell 19-17 to Utah Valley in a non-conference dual wrestling meet Friday night at Stanford. Ryan DesRoches and Atticus Disney won by decision while Ryan Smith earned a major decision for the Mustangs, who fell to 5-6 on the year. Utah Valley improved to 4-7.
January 27, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly Wrestling Wraps Up Home Dual Meet Slate With 26-11 Victory Cal Poly’s four seniors entered their last home dual meet Friday night with 311 career victories. The quartet now own 315 wins as Mustangs. Ryan DesRoches, Ryan Smith, Kelan Bragg and Boris Novachkov all earned victories to lead Cal Poly to a 26-11 victory over Arizona State in a Pac-12 dual meet Friday night before 1,017 inside Mott Gym.
January 26, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly Wrestling to Host Arizona State for Final Home Dual Meet of Season Cal Poly will honor its four seniors prior to Friday night’s final home dual meet of the 2011-12 wrestling season against Arizona State inside Mott Gym. The quartet of seniors -- 141-pounder Boris Novachkov, 174-pounder Ryan DesRoches, 197-pounder Ryan Smith and 285-pounder Kelan Bragg -- will be honored at 6:50 p.m., 10 minutes prior to the start of the Pac-12 dual meet. The foursome has combined for 311 victories in their four-year Mustang careers.
January 21, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly Wrestling Team Falls to Air Force, 30-15 Cal Poly secured a pair of falls, but Air Force won seven of the remaining eight bouts en route to a 30-15 non-conference dual wrestling meet victory over the Mustangs on Saturday.
January 20, 2012 | Wrestling No. 19 Cal Poly Wrestling Team Falls to No. 6 Wyoming 26-9 Boris Novachkov and Ryan DesRoches maintained their national rankings with victories, but No. 19 Cal Poly dropped a 26-9 decision to No. 6 Wyoming in a non-conference dual wrestling meet Friday night.
January 19, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly Wrestling to Visit Wyoming and Air Force for Dual Meets Cal Poly, which split two dual meets last week, hits the road for two more dual meets this weekend, visiting No. 6 Wyoming on Friday night and No. 28 Air Force on Saturday afternoon for non-conference matchups.
January 15, 2012 | Wrestling No.22 Stanford Holds On to Beat No.18 Cal Poly, 23-17 in Pac-12 Wrestling Dual Garrett Schaner’s major decision in the final bout secured No. 22 Stanford’s 23-17 victory over No. 18 Cal Poly in a Pac-12 dual wrestling meet Sunday afternoon inside Mott Gym. Schaner earned a 10-1 decision over Cal Poly 157-pounder Gianpier Yanez to clinch the dual meet for the Cardinal (6-5, 3-0 Pac-12).
January 13, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly Wrestling Team Breezes Past San Francisco State, 25-13 Michael Clemmensen won by fall and Boris Novachkov earned a technical fall as No. 18 Cal Poly breezed past Division II San Francisco State 25-13 in a non-conference dual wrestling meet Friday night.
January 11, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly to Host Stanford for Pac-12 Dual Wrestling Meet Sunday Splitting a pair of dual meets last week, Cal Poly will compete in two more dual meets this week, visiting San Francisco State for a non-conference matchup Friday night and returning home Sunday afternoon to host Stanford for a Pac-12 dual at 1 o’clock inside Mott Gym.
January 8, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly Wrestling Rallies to Defeat Boise State, 22-20 Decisions by Ryan DesRoches, Sean Dougherty and Ryan Smith erased a 16-13 Boise State lead as Cal Poly rallied to defeat the Broncos 22-20 in a Pac-12 dual wrestling meet Sunday afternoon inside Mott Gym.
January 6, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly to Host American, Boise State for Dual Wrestling Meets After competing in five tournaments in the first two months of the season, the Cal Poly wrestling team heads into the dual meet portion of the 2011-12 schedule this week, hosting American University of Washington, D.C., on Friday night and Boise State on Sunday afternoon.
January 6, 2012 | Wrestling Cal Poly Wrestling Team Falls to American University, 25-13 A fall at 133 pounds clinched No. 10 American’s 25-13 non-conference dual meet victory over No. 19 Cal Poly on Friday night inside Mott Gym.
December 30, 2011 | Wrestling Cal Poly Wrestler Ryan Smith Loses in Wrestleback Quarterfinals Cal Poly senior Ryan Smith lost his final match Friday in the wrestleback quarterfinals of the 2011 Ken Kraft Midlands Championship at Welsh-Ryan Arena on the campus of Northwestern University.
December 29, 2011 | Wrestling Cal Poly to Send Six Wrestlers to Midlands Championships Cal Poly will send a small group of wrestlers to compete in the 49th Annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships on Thursday and Friday at Welsh-Ryan Arena on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
December 29, 2011 | Wrestling Ryan Smith Lone Cal Poly Survivor After First Day at Midlands Championship Senior 197-pound wrestler Ryan Smith is Cal Poly's lone survivor after the first of two days of competition in the 2011 Ken Kraft Midlands Championship on Thursday at Welsh-Ryan Arena on the campus of Northwestern University. Smith won three of four matches to advance to the wrestleback quarterfinals.
December 22, 2011 | Wrestling Cal Poly Signs Seven Wrestlers to National Letter of Intent Cal Poly has signed seven wrestlers, including a quartet of California state high school placewinners, to national letters of intent. The announcement was made jointly on Thursday by first-year Mustang wrestling coach Brendan Buckley and director of athletics Don Oberhelman.
December 18, 2011 | Wrestling Novachkov, DesRoches Earn Titles in Reno Tournament of Champions Cal Poly wrestlers Boris Novachkov and Ryan DesRoches both reached the 100 career wins mark as Mustangs as the duo captured individual championships at 141 and 174 pounds, respectively, Sunday night at the one-day Reno Tournament of Champions at the Reno Events Center.
December 17, 2011 | Wrestling Cal Poly Wrestling Team to Compete in Reno Tournament of Champions Cal Poly is among five teams ranked in the top 25 who will compete in the 17th annual Reno Tournament of Champions on Sunday at the Reno Events Center.
December 11, 2011 | Wrestling Cal Poly Wrestling Team Falls to Oregon State, 36-6 Boris Novachkov and Ryan DesRoches solidified their top-five national rankings with decisions, but No. 18 Cal Poly dropped a 36-6 verdict to No. 13 Oregon State in a Pacific-12 Conference dual wrestling meet Sunday afternoon at Cuesta College.
December 10, 2011 | Wrestling Cal Poly Wrestling Team to Host Oregon State on Sunday at Cuesta College The top two Pacific-12 Conference teams from the 2011 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational will face each other in a Pac-12 dual meet Sunday afternoon at Cuesta College. The meet, scheduled to start at 1 p.m., has been moved from its customary Mott Gym venue due to fall commencement exercises.
December 5, 2011 | Wrestling Former Cal Poly Wrestler Chase Pami Qualifies for U.S. Olympic Trials Former Cal Poly wrestler Chase Pami has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials. A total of 115 athletes are now qualified to compete in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, scheduled for April 21-22 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.
December 3, 2011 | Wrestling DesRoches Captures 174-Pound Title in Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Cal Poly senior Ryan DesRoches captured the 174-pound championship with a pair of overtime decisions Saturday at the 2011 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. Mustang 141-pounder Boris Novachkov and 285-pounder Atticus Disney both placed fifth.
December 2, 2011 | Wrestling Trio of Cal Poly Wrestlers Advance to Semifinals in Las Vegas Invitational Cal Poly will be represented by three wrestlers -- Boris Novachkov, Ryan DesRoches and Atticus Disney -- in the semifinal round of the 2011 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on Saturday morning at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Each posted three victories Friday.
December 1, 2011 | Wrestling Cal Poly Wrestling Team to Compete in Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Cal Poly is among at least 28 teams, including eight in the top 25, who will compete in the two-day Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational this weekend at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
November 25, 2011 | Wrestling Lou Montano to be Inducted into California Wrestling Hall of Fame Former Cal Poly wrestler Lou Montano is among nine inductees for the Class of 2012 into the California Wrestling Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held May 12, 2012, at the Bakersfield Marriott, located adjacent to the Bakersfield Convention Center.
November 24, 2011 | Wrestling Four Falls Power Cal Poly Wrestling Team to 40-6 Victory Over Menlo 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.
November 23, 2011 | Wrestling Cal Poly Wrestling Team Ranked as High as No. 20; Four Mustangs Ranked The Cal Poly wrestling team is ranked as high as No. 20 and four Mustangs are nationally ranked this week, led by senior Boris Novachkov at No. 2 in all of the polls at 141 pounds.
November 21, 2011 | Wrestling Novachkov Blanks Kemmerer in NWCA All-Star Wrestling Classic Cal Poly 141-pound wrestler Boris Novachkov earned a 4-0 victory over Zack Kemmerer of Penn in the 2011 NWCA All-Star Wrestling Classic presented by the United States Marines Corps on Monday night at Arizona State.
November 20, 2011 | Wrestling Boris Novachkov to Compete in 2011 NWCA All-Star Wrestling Classic Cal Poly senior Boris Novachkov has been selected to compete in the 2011 NWCA All-Star Wrestling Classic presented by the United States Marines Corps. The dual meet is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 21, at Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz.
November 18, 2011 | Wrestling Cal Poly Wrestlers Rally to Beat CSU Bakersfield, 28-10 Travis Rasmussen won by fall and Atticus Disney claimed a victory by technical fall as Cal Poly rallied from an early 10-0 deficit to beat CSU Bakersfield 28-10 in a Pacific-12 Conference dual wrestling meet Friday night at the Icardo Center.
November 17, 2011 | Wrestling Cal Poly Opens Dual Wrestling Meet Season at CSU Bakersfield Brendan Buckley’s first dual meet as head coach of the Cal Poly wrestling team will be a Pacific-12 Conference matchup against CSU Bakersfield on Friday night at 7 in the Icardo Center.
November 15, 2011 | Wrestling Monteiro Hired as Assistant Wrestling Coach at Cal Poly Mitch Monteiro, a Paso Robles High School graduate and three-time NCAA Division I national qualifier while wrestling at Cal State Bakersfield, has been added to Brendan Buckley’s coaching staff at Cal Poly.
November 13, 2011 | Wrestling Rasmussen, Gallegos Earn Major Decisions in Green and Gold Wrestling Meet Travis Rasmussen and Travis Gallegos earned major decisions to help the Green team, coached by Mitch Monteiro, to a 14-9 victory over the Gold squad, led by Lennis Cowell, in the Cal Poly wrestling team's annual intrasquad dual meet Sunday afternoon inside Mott Gym.
November 12, 2011 | Wrestling Four Cal Poly Wrestlers Place in Cowboy Open Cal Poly wrestlers Boris Novachkov and Ryan DesRoches captured individual titles in the Cowboy Open hosted by the University of Wyoming on Saturday.
November 11, 2011 | Wrestling Cal Poly to Conduct Green and Gold Wrestling Intrasquad Meet Sunday Sixteen Cal Poly wrestlers will battle for starting assignments in the Mustangs' annual Green and Gold intrasquad meet on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Mott Gym. First-year Mustang head coach Brendan Buckley and his coaching staff will watch eight matches featuring a mix of veterans and newcomers.
November 5, 2011 | Wrestling Trio of Cal Poly Wrestlers Place in Roadrunner Open Cal Poly placed three wrestlers in the top four at the Roadrunner Open hosted by Cal State Bakersfield on Saturday at the Icardo Center.
November 4, 2011 | Wrestling Buckley Era Begins as Cal Poly Wrestlers Compete in Roadrunner Open Cal Poly begins its first wrestling season under new head coach Brendan Buckley on Saturday by competing in the inaugural Roadrunner Open hosted by Cal State Bakersfield at the Icardo Center. The Mustangs will send as many as 22 wrestlers, including 10 redshirts, to the single-day meet which begins at 9 a.m. The championship finals are slated to start at 4 or 5 p.m.
October 14, 2011 | Wrestling Practice Begins for 2011-12 Cal Poly Wrestling Team First-year Cal Poly wrestling coach Brendan Buckley feels his three seniors will be the key to a successful 2011-12 campaign. When practice opened Monday, Buckley greeted national runner-up Boris Novachkov and two other national qualifiers – Ryan DesRoches and Ryan Smith – to the mat.
October 5, 2011 | Wrestling 2011-12 Cal Poly Wrestling Schedule Announced The 2011-12 Cal Poly wrestling schedule, released Wednesday, includes five home dual meets and six tournaments. First-year Mustang head coach Brendan Buckley will guide his team through 10 dual meets and tournaments at Bakersfield (Roadrunner Open), Las Vegas (Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational), Reno (Reno Tournament of Champions), Evanston, IL (Midlands), San Francisco (California Collegiate Open) and New Brunswick, NJ (National Duals).
October 4, 2011 | Wrestling Cal Poly Wrestling Ranked No. 23 in Preseason WIN Magazine Poll The Cal Poly wrestling team is ranked No. 23 and three Mustangs are in the top 20 of their weight classes in preseason rankings released this week by Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine.
August 16, 2011 | Wrestling Olympic Silver Medalist Jamill Kelly Hired as Assistant Coach Jamill Kelly, silver medalist in the 2004 Summer Olympics, has been hired as an assistant wrestling coach at Cal Poly.
June 21, 2011 | Wrestling Cal Poly Hires Brendan Buckley as Head Wrestling Coach Brendan Buckley, head wrestling coach at Ivy League member Columbia University in New York for the last 11 seasons, has been named Cal Poly’s head wrestling coach.
May 5, 2011 | Wrestling Former Cal Poly Wrestling Standout Norm Gomes Dies Norm Gomes, who served Cal Poly in the playing arena, on the coaching sidelines and as an active alumni supporter, passed away over the weekend.
April 13, 2011 | Wrestling Delgado Wins FILA Junior Nationals Freestyle Championship Cal Poly freshman wrestler Jesse Delgado was crowned champion at 55 kilograms (121 pounds) in the FILA Junior Nationals Freestyle Championships on Sunday at the Cleveland Public Auditorium.
April 7, 2011 | Wrestling Pair of Cal Poly Wrestlers Land on Pac-10 All-Academic Team Cal Poly wrestlers Stephen Thalin and Jacob Tanenbaum have been selected to the 2010-11 Pac-10 Conference Wrestling All-Academic Teams.
March 18, 2011 | Wrestling Novachkov Advances to Title Match in NCAA Championships Boris Novachkov will get a chance to avenge his only loss of the 2010-11 season. The junior 141-pound wrestler also has an opportunity to become Cal Poly's first NCAA Division I national champion in 35 years.
March 17, 2011 | Wrestling Novachkov Advances to Quarterfinals at NCAA Championships Cal Poly 141-pound wrestler Boris Novachkov won his first two matches Thursday in the NCAA Division I National Championships on Thursday at Wells Fargo Center.
March 9, 2011 | Wrestling Cal Poly to Send Quartet to NCAA Wrestling Championships Cal Poly 165-pounder Ryan DesRoches and 197-pounder Ryan Smith have been selected as at-large entries for the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, to be held March 17-19 in Philadelphia.
February 28, 2011 | Wrestling Boris Novachkov Claims Pac-10 Title, Cal Poly Finishes Sixth Junior Boris Novachkov captured his second straight Pacific-10 Conference wrestling title Sunday night, earning a 3-1 decision over Levi Jones of Boise State in the 141-pound finals at Gill Coliseum on the Oregon State campus.
Final Saturday, Dec 7
24th Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational
@ Las Vegas Convention Center
1 pm Sunday, Nov 24
16-16 (61-56) Win San Francisco State
Final Sunday, Nov 17
Fourth Roadrunner Open
@ Selland Arena, Fresno, Calif.
Final Thursday, Nov 7
25-6 Win CSU Bakersfield
7 pm Friday, Nov 1
Gold 21-15 Green vs. Gold Match
2012-13 Cal Poly Wrestling
Final Saturday, Mar 2
Sixth Pac-12 Championship
@ Tempe, Ariz.