North Dakota State 35, Cal Poly 6

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The North Dakota State wrestling team won eight of a possible 10 matches and recorded bonus points in five of those wins to roll to a 35-6 dual victory at Cal Poly on Saturday, Jan. 4.

NDSU BisonNDSU (3-3) received first-period pins from 141-pounder Clay Cathey and 197-pounder Tyler Lehmann, as well as technical falls by Steven Monk and Hayden Zillmer at 165 and 174 pounds, respectively.

Bison redshirt freshman Hunter Weber started the dual with a 3-0 decision over Britain Longmire at 125 pounds. After No. 20-ranked Devon Lotito earned a 6-1 decision over NDSU’s Justin LaValle at 133, Cathey pinned Cal Poly’s Jacob Leon in 2:34 to give the Bison a 9-3 lead they would not relinquish.

Tyler Diamond and Nick Olejnik posted decisions for NDSU at 149 and 157 pounds, respectively. The No. 4-ranked Monk registered a 16-1 technical fall at 165 pounds, and Zillmer followed up with a 21-6 technical fall of his own to stretch the Bison lead to 25-3.

At 184 pounds, NDSU’s Kurtis Julson won a 16-2 major decision over Cal Poly’s Kent Beecham. Lehmann’s pin at 197 pounds took just 1:52 and came in his first dual meet appearance for the Bison.

NDSU will travel to CSU Bakersfield for a dual on Monday, Jan. 6.

North Dakota State 35, Cal Poly 6
125 – Hunter Weber (NDSU) won by decision over Britain Longmire (Cal Poly), 3-0.
133 – Devon Lotito (Cal Poly) won by decision over Justin LaValle (NDSU), 6-1.
141 – Clayton Cathey (NDSU) won by pin over Jacob Leon (Cal Poly), 2:34.
149 – Tyler Diamond (NDSU) won by decision over Blake Kastl (Cal Poly), 6-0.
157 – Nicholas Olejnik (NDSU) won by decision over Xavier Johnson (Cal Poly), 5-2.
165 – Steven Monk (NDSU) won by tech fall over Sohrab Movahedi (Cal Poly), 6:47, 16-1.
174 – Hayden Zillmer (NDSU) won by tech fall over Stefan Weidemann (Cal Poly), 6:13, 21-6.
184 – Kurtis Julson (NDSU) won by major decision over Kent Beecham (Cal Poly), 16-2.
197 – Tyler Lehmann (NDSU) won by pin over Nicolas Johnson (Cal Poly), 1:52.
285 – Spencer Empey (Cal Poly) won by decision over John Gusewelle (NDSU), 9-7.

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