Three Cal Poly Wrestlers Place in Menlo College Invitational

Three Cal Poly Wrestlers Place in Menlo College Invitational

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Cal Poly sent nine wrestlers to the Menlo College Invitational on Saturday, with three earning spots on the podium.

Leading the way for the Mustangs was Bernie Truax with a second-place finish at 157 pounds. Ty Schilling and Wyatt Cornelison earned fourth-place finishes at 141 and 149 pounds, respectively.

After a first-round bye, Truax won by a 20-4 technical fall and a medical forfeit to earn a spot in the finals against Braydon Ortloff of Minnesota Morehead. Ortloff claimed the 157-pound title with a fall in 4 minutes, 51 seconds.

Schilling (pictured at right) dropped his first match in an 8-2 decision, then won five consecutive matches in the wrestlebacks, two by decision, two more by major decision and a fall in 39 seconds.

By rule, he could not wrestle another match as the NCAA limit is six matches in one day and had to surrender his bout against Daniel Van Hoose of Colorado Mesa for third and fourth place.

Cornelison won his first match by fall in 3:35 before losing a 9-2 decision in the quarterfinals. In the wrestlebacks, he earned a 13-9 decision, a fall in 4:10 and a 9-5 decision to reach the match for third and fourth place, where he fell 9-5 to Joseph Dominguez of Menlo College.

Also competing for Cal Poly were Benny Martinez at 125 pounds, Hunter Sparks at 133, Dylan Miracle at 165, Jack Huber and Willem DeBoer at 184 and Samuel Aguilar at 285.

Sparks posted a 2-2 mark, finishing one win shy of placement. DeBoer also was 2-2.

The Mustangs placed ninth, scoring 33 points. Host Menlo College claimed the team title with 148 points, followed by Colorado Mesa (123) and Simon Fraser (89.5).

Cal Poly hosts CSU Bakersfield for a Pac-12 dual meet Friday night at 7 inside Mott Athletics Center.