SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. --- California Baptist University kicked off its dual season going 1-2 at a trio of duals at Cal Poly SLO Friday.
The Lancers defeated the NAIA's No. 9-ranked Menlo, 21-18, before falling to NCAA Division I Cal Poly SLO, 31-15, and NAIA No. 10 Southern Oregon, 31-18.
"We wrestled tough against some good teams," said CBU Head Coach John Petty. "It was a good overall effort by the guys. We gave away too many bonus points today, especially against Southern Oregon, and you can't expect to beat anybody when you're giving up pins like we did today. That gives us something to work on going forward, and once we shore that up, we should be in good shape."
Chris Santana won all three of his matches at 149, two of them with pins. Caleb Gerl also won all three of his matches, including an 11-1 win over NAIA All-American Ronald Lee of Southern Oregon. Jimmy Martinez won twice. He was the only other Lancer with multiple wins.
The Lancers (1-2) will participate in the Desert Duals Monday (Dec. 20).
CBU def. No. 9 Menlo, 21-18
125 - Jason Moorehouse (MC) dec. Jimmy Martinez (CBU), 7-0
133 - Landon Saldana (CBU) dec. Drake Medieros (MC), 6-1
141 - Christian Martinez (MC) won by forfeit
149 - Chris Santana (CBU) pinned John Banke, 3:51
157 - Bronson Gerl (CBU) dec. Tylar Clarke (MC), 6-2
165 - Travis Olson (MC) dec. Kenneth Tribble (CBU), 8-6
174 - Carlos Soto (MC) dec. CJ Knowland (CBU), 2-1
184 - Kyle Matthews (CBU) dec. Hanna Malak (MC), 10-7
197 - Caleb Gerl (CBU) pinned Ali Bannout (MC), 2:57
285 - Lenny Romero (MC) dec. Alex Evers (CBU), 7-4
Cal Poly SLO def. CBU, 31-15
125 - Jimmy Martinez (CBU) dec. Britain Longmire (CP) 15-8
133 - Jacob Tanenbaum (CP) maj. dec. Landon Saldana (CBU) 14-5
141 - Boris Novachkov (CP) won by forfeit
149 - Chris Santana (CBU) dec. Stephen Thalin (CP) 11-6
157 - Barrett Abel (CP) tech. fall Bronson Gerl (CBU) 16-1 (3:44)
165 - Ryan DesRoches (CP) pinned Kenneth Tribble (CBU) 2:32
174 - Steven Vasquez (CP) maj. dec. C.J. Knowland (CBU) 9-1
184 - Kelan Bragg (CP) pinned Kyle Matthews (CBU) 5:20
197 - Nadim Batshon (CBU) won by forfeit
285 - Caleb Gerl (CBU) dec. Atticus Disney (CP) 8-4
No. 10 Southern Oregon def. CBU, 31-18
125 - Jimmy Martinez (CBU) tech. fall Tyler Lander (SOU), 18-3 (6:00)
133 - Jared Dalgleish (SOU) dec. Landon Saldana (CBU), 4-3
141 - Kyle Wirkuty (SOU) won by forfeit
149 - Chris Santana (CBU) pinned Justin Eldred (SOU) 1:45
157 - Tommy Hooper (SOU) pinned Bronson Gerl (CBU), 0:12
165 - Justin Mills (SOU) maj. dec. Kenneth Tribble (CBU), 12-3
174 - Austen Vanderford (SOU) pinned CJ Knowland (CBU), 3:50
184 - Derek Rottenberg (SOU) pinned Kyle Matthews (CBU), 4:38
197 - Caleb Gerl (CBU) dec. Ronald Lee (SOU), 11-1
285 - Alex Evers (CBU) dec. Dan Lee (SOU), 6-2