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Cal Poly Wraps Up Seven-Match Home Stand with 39-6 Loss to Air Force

Cal Poly Wraps Up Seven-Match Home Stand with 39-6 Loss to Air Force
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Air Force tallied three falls and held Cal Poly to a pair of decisions in a 39-6 Falcons victory in a non-conference dual wrestling meet Sunday afternoon inside Mott Athletics Center.
 
Randy Meneweather (174 pounds), Jacob Thompson (184) and Kayne Hutchison (285) all recorded falls as Air Force improved to 5-5 on the year. Cal Poly fell to 0-7.
 
Mustang winners were Tom Lane at 197 pounds and Brawley Lamer at 157.
 
Lane (pictured below, left) earned a 3-2 decision over Anthony McLaughlin in a matchup of nationally ranked wrestlers. Ranked No. 17, Lane tallied escapes in the first and second periods and McLaughlin, ranked No. 30, was penalized for stalling in the final period, snapping a 2-2 tie.
 
McLaughlin chose the neutral position to start the third period and neither wrestler scored except for the penalty point.
 
Lane has won nine of his last 11 bouts and is 17-9 for the season.
 
Lamer (pictured at top of page) improved to 12-11 with a 3-2 decision over Trey Brisker. Lamer recorded a takedown in the first period and an escape in the second period for a 3-0 lead. Brisker countered with a late second-period takedown and chose the neutral position for the final period, but neither wrestler scored, giving Lamer the win.
 
Air Force added three major decisions and, at 133 pounds, a decision to pull away from Cal Poly.
 
Trailing 7-5, Cal Poly's Yoshito Funakoshi nearly scored a reversal in the final period, but John Twomey held on and added riding time for the 8-5 victory.
 
Funakoshi, Seville Hayes and Isaac Blackburn were honored in a pre-match ceremony on Senior Day.
 
Cal Poly, which wrestled its first seven duals of the season at home, wraps up the regular season with Pac-12 duals at Stanford next Sunday and at Arizona State on Feb. 22.
 
Arizona State also will host the Pac-12 Championships on March 9, with the NCAA Division I National Championships slated for March 21-23 inside PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Penn. 
 
Air Force (39) at Cal Poly (6):
184 — Jacob Thompson (AFA) pinned Willem DeBoer (CP) 2:53
197 — No. 17 Tom Lane (CP) dec. No. 30 Anthony McLaughlin (AFA) 3-2
285 — Kayne Hutchison (AFA) pinned Samuel Aguilar (CP) 3:39
125 — No. 30 Sidney Flores (AFA) maj. dec. Benny Martinez (CP) 8-0.
133 — John Twomey (AFA) dec. Ypshito Funakoshi (CP) 8-5
141 — Garrett O'Shea (AFA) maj. dec. Wyatt Cornelison (CP) 9-0
149 — Alec Opsal (AFA) won by forfeit
157 — Brawley Lamer (CP) dec. Trey Brisker (AFA) 3-2
165 — Jacoby Ward (AFA) maj. dec. Joe La Rosa (CP) 8-0
174 — Randy Meneweather (AFA) pinned Nathan Tausch (CP) 0:36
  Attendance — 200
 
Photos courtesy of Owen Main | www.fansmanship.com