Nov. 17, 2012
PHOENIX--- The Arizona State University wrestling team wrapped up its first of two duals of the day with a victory over the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners with a final score of 29-10.
The Sun Devils kicked off Pac-12 play against CSU Bakersfield, where ASU improved to 23-10-1 in the all-time series against CSUB. ASU improved to 1-0 in conference competition and is now 4-1 on the season.
Matt Kraus started off the morning with a tough loss by decision to undefeated Timmy Fox by a score of 3-2 at 141 pounds.
Nathan Hoffer kept the momentum from his last week's undefeated streak with a major decision win (10-2) over Dalton Kelly at 149 pounds, improving to 5-0 and putting ASU on the board with four points.
The next match of the morning was true freshman Codey Combs, who won by 9-3 decision over Roadrunner Adam Fierro at 157 pounds to make it 7-3 in favor of the Sun Devils.
Parker Madl knocked off David Meza by decision with a score of 1-0 at 165 pounds, putting ASU up 10-3.
Blake Stauffer won by major decision 13-1 over Andrew Balch at 174 pounds, improving to 5-0 on the season, making it 14-3 at the midway point.
Sophomore Kevin Radford won by decision over Rueben Franklin at 184 pounds, 12-7, to set up back-to-back pins by the Sun Devils.
In first pin of the match, senior Jake Meredith pinned Frankie Hurtado in 1:28, improving to 5-0 on the season.
Levi Cooper followed Meredith's lead with a pin at 5:48 over CSUB's Sam Cervantes in the heavyweight match to put the match away for ASU and give them a 29-3 advantage.
At 125 pounds, Dalton Miller fell in a decision to No. 18 Tyler Iwamura in perhaps the most exciting match of the day with both grapplers taking their opponent to their backs several times throughout the match.
Shane McGough rounded out the match with a major decision loss against Ian Nickell at 133 pounds to set up the final score of 29-10.
The Sun Devils will then take on Grand Canyon University at 1 p.m. PT in the second half of the double header.
141 Timmy Box (CSUB) def. Matt Kraus (ASU) 3-2 CSUB 3-0
149 Nathan Hoffer (ASU) def. Jake Briggs (CSUB) 10-2 ASU 4-3
157 Codey Combs (ASU) def. Adam Fierro (CSUB) 9-3 ASU 7-3
165 Parker Madl (ASU) def. David Meza (CSUB) 2-1 ASU 10-3
174 Blake Stauffer (ASU) def. Andrew Balch (CSUB) 13-1 ASU 14-3
184 Kevin Radford (ASU) def. Reuben Franklin (CSUB) 12-7 ASU 17-3
197 Jake Meredith (ASU) def. Frankie Hurtado (CSUB) fall, 1:32 ASU 23-3
285 Levi Cooper (ASU) def. Sam Cervantes (CSUB) fall, 6:12 ASU 29-3
125 Tyler Iwamura (CSUB) def. Dalton Miller (ASU) 12-7 ASU 29-6
133 Ian Nickell (CSUB) def. Shane McGough (ASU) 11-0 ASU 29-10