Posted: May 16, 2019
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Cal Poly's 2019 class of 11 wrestling recruits who have signed a National Letter of Intent or accepted an offer of admission is ranked in the Top 25 nationally by The Open Mat.
The class of Mustangs, ranked No. 24, includes four recruits ranked in the Top 100.
Legend Lamer, projected at 157 pounds, heads to Cal Poly from Crescent Valley High School in Corvallis, Oregon, as a four-time Oregon state champion, Folkstyle national champion, and was ranked in the Top 100 via FloWrestling.
Antonio Lorenzo from St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, Calif., is projected to wrestle at 125 pounds. He is a four-time California state place winner, three-time Super 32 placer and Super 32 champion, and was ranked in the Top 100 by FloWrestling and Intermat.
Victor Jaquez, a product of Bellarmine Prep in San Jose, is projected to wrestle at 285 pounds. He was a Fargo Cadet and Junior Freestyle All-American, placed third at the FloNationals, and is a two-time California state placer. Jaquez was ranked in the Top 100 by FloWrestling and The Open Mat.
Trent Tracy, a California state champion for Frontier High School in Bakersfield, was ranked in the Top 100 by FloWrestling and The Open Mat and is projected to compete at 197 pounds for the Mustangs.
"These guys are believers," said third-year Cal Poly head wrestling coach Jon Sioredas. "They have bought into our vision on where Cal Poly wrestling is heading and bring with them a vast array of credentials from the national stage. They will be incredible additions to our room."
Seven additional signees will join the Mustangs this fall including six more from California, raising the total from the Golden State to nine.
"We said we were going to keep the in-state kids home, and I believe we have done that better than any other program based on sheer numbers," said Sioredas.
Cole Reyes was a three-time California state medalist, while Max Aguirre and Ricky Torres each placed twice in the California State High School Championships. Max Anderson, Jose Fernandez, and Daniel Vizcarra also placed in the California state finals.
All 10 signed a National Letter of Intent last November.
Jake Lenox, a two-time Missouri State place winner, rounds out the incoming class of 2019. He has accepted an offer of admission and will major in biomedical engineering.
"Coach (Chris) Chionuma and Coach (Mike) Hatcher were both instrumental in targeting, recruiting, and ultimately signing this great group of young men," said Sioredas. "It has always been a goal of ours to not only recruit a nationally ranked recruiting class, but to do so with high character and high academic achievers.
"This class is a testament to our alumni and supporters who have contributed to our scholarship fund," Sioredas added. "Our program was less than half funded when we arrived three years ago and now, with the private gifts from our supporters, we have closed the gap and it is already showing with this nationally ranked recruiting class."