Cal Poly junior Chase Pami, ranked No. 12 at 157 pounds, recorded a 3-1 upset decision over Oklahoma Stateâ€™s Newly McSpadden, but the Mustangs dropped the wrestling dual against the No. 13-ranked Cowboys 37-6 Tuesday night at Mott Gym.Â
Pami, who defeated McSpadden last season at the Reno Tournament of Champions in a 3-2 decision, improved his record to 12-4 on the year.
Pami was one of two Cal Poly wrestlers to win by decision. Teammate Eric Maldonado earned a takedown with 56 seconds left in the second period to pick up a 4-2 decision over Oklahoma Stateâ€™s Quinten Fuentes. The decision improved Maldonadoâ€™s record to 7-4.
The Cowboys, who boast a lineup stacked with five top-15 wrestlers, landed two pins, two technical falls and three decisions. Cal Poly sophomore Filip Novachkov, ranked No. 19 at 141 pounds going into the match, lost by an 8-7 decision to Jamal Parks.
Mustangs heavyweight Kelan Bragg took the mat against No. 1 Jared Rosholt and was pinned in 1 minute, 38 seconds.
The loss is the third straight for the Mustangs, who have faced three ranked teams in less than a week. Cal Poly lost to No. 5 Missouri 36-6 and to No. 12 Oklahoma 35-7 last Saturday at the inaugural Central Coast Duals at the Madonna Inn Expo Center.
The Mustangs will travel to Reno this weekend for the Reno Tournament of Champions. They placed sixth last year in the 26-team tournament.
By: The Tribune