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Three Mustang Wrestlers Place in Black Knight Invitational

Three Mustang Wrestlers Place in Black Knight Invitational

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Yoshito Funakoshi earned a second-place finish and two other Mustangs were place winners as Cal Poly competed in the Black Knight Invitational hosted by Army West Point on Sunday at Christl Arena.

Funakoshi (pictured at right) was runner-up at 133 pounds. The senior earned a pair of 5-3 decisions to reach the final round, where he dropped a 6-5 decision to Matt Kazmir of Columbia.

Placing fourth at 157 pounds was Brawley Lamer while Ty Schilling finished fifth at 149 pounds.

Lamer posted a 2-2 mark, winning by fall and a major decision. His losses were by decision.

Schilling lost his opening match via major decision, then won three of his next four matches to take fifth. His wins included two by decision and one by medical forfeit.

As a team, Cal Poly finished sixth in the eight-team field. Lock Haven won the team title with 136.5 points, followed by Army (101.5) and Columbia (88).

Meanwhile, several other Mustangs competed in the Roadrunner Open at CSU Bakersfield.

Joshy Cortez lost his first match in a 3-2 decision, then won five straight matches through the wrestlebacks, including a pair of major decisions, for a third-place finish at 157 pounds.

Bernie Truax also dropped his first match, then won three consecutive bouts but fell one victory shy of placement.

After a week off for Thanksgiving, Cal Poly returns to action November 30 and December 1 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.