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Sun Devil Wrestling Names Lee Pritts as Assistant Coach

Pritts is regarded as one of the top recruiters in the nation and brings 14 years of coaching experience to the program.

Sept. 4, 2012

TEMPE -The Arizona State University wrestling program has named fourteen-year coaching veteran Lee Pritts as its newest assistant coach, ASU head coach Shawn Charles announced today.

Considered one of the top recruiters in the country, Pritts joins the Sun Devils after spending the past two seasons in Raleigh with the North Carolina State program. He will coach alongside Charles and fellow assistant coach Brian Stith for the upcoming 2012-13 season.

Prior to his time at NC State, Pritts spent nine years and two stints at the University of Missouri. He also worked three years as an assistant at Old Dominion.

"We are proud to announce that we are hiring Lee Pritts to the team to help us build the program into one of the prominent ones in the country," Charles said. "He is probably one of the top five recruiters in the country, is constantly identifying talent and Arizona State has one of the best backdrops to recruit kids to. It is really just a perfect match."

Pritts forged a reputation as one of the top recruiters in the country during his first stint at Missouri (1998-2004). He built on that reputation at Old Dominion and again in his second stint at Missouri. His recruiting skills paid immediate dividends at NC State.

With Pritts spearheading NC State's recruiting efforts, the Wolfpack brought in a 14-man class two seasons ago that was a consensus top-10 class consisting of numerous high school All-Americans and/or multiple-time state champions. The Sun Devils look forward to seeing what that recruiting prowess can bring to the desert.

"I'm excited and this is an unbelievable opportunity. I worked with Shawn at Missouri and I can't wait to work with him again," Pritts said. "It's a special place here in Tempe with an unbelievable atmosphere."

"Not only is the athletic department successful on the field or on the mat, but the university graduates just about 80 percent of its student-athletes and that's something that really impressed me."

Pritts began his career as an assistant to Tigers head coach Brian Smith and helped to turn around the Tiger wrestling program, recruiting some of the best high school athletes in the nation and molding them into NCAA All-Americans.

In 2004, Pritts left Missouri and became an assistant coach at Old Dominion University, where he helped build two top-10 recruiting classes. During his three-year tenure at ODU, the Monarchs sent nine wrestlers to the NCAA Championships. In 2008, James Nicholson, whom Pritts helped to recruit, became the first Monarch All-American in 13 years.

Pritts returned to Missouri at the start of the 2007-08 campaign and in three years helped coach seven Tigers to a total of 10 All-America honors. During that stint at Missouri, Pritts actually coached alongside Charles.

During the summer of 2009, Pritts coached Tiger heavyweight Dominique Bradley to a FILA Junior World Freestyle Championship title. Earlier in the year, Bradley took gold at the FILA Junior World Team Trials held in Colorado Springs, Colo., earning a spot on the United States Junior Freestyle National Team.

During his time as a coach, Pritts has put together quite the resume of prospects, many of whom have gone on to successful careers beyond their times at the collegiate level. Among those:
*Max Askren (184)- three-time All-American (2008, 2009, 2010), NCAA champion (2010), Co-Founder if Askren Brothers Wrestling
*Scott Barker (184-197)- two-time All-American (2002, 2003), NCAA runner-up (2003)
*Matt Pell (184-165)- two-time All-American (2005, 2007), Coach
*Ben Askren (174)- two-time NCAA champion (2006, 2007), four-time All-American (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007), Olympian, MMA (Bellator), Coach
*Raymond Jordan (184)- two-time All-American (2008, 2009), Coach
*Jeremy Spates (149)- All-American (2004), Assistant Coach at Cornell University
*Tyron Woodley (165)- All-American (2003, 2005), Strikeforce
*Kenny Burleson (157)- All-American (2004)
*Michael Chandler (157)- All-American (2009), Bellator Lightweight Champion
*Darrius Little (141)- All-American (2012)
*Mark Ellis (HWT)- NCAA Champion (2009), All-American (2009, 2010), Missouri Coach
Pritts attended Eastern Michigan University, where he wrestled at 118 pounds. He was a two-time team captain and made three appearances in the NCAA Championships, earning All-America honors in 1996. In addition to his collegiate accomplishments, Pritts qualified for the 2000 Olympic Trials.

Pritts was coached by Smith during his high school career at Western High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

A native of Fort Lauderdale, Pritts is married to the former Krista Kapeller and has two children, Briggs, age 7, and Kelbi Gracin, age 4.

Former ASU Wrestler Eddie Urbano Passes Away
Aug. 26, 2012

TEMPE - The Arizona State University wrestling program is sad to announce the death of historic wrestler Eddie Urbano, who passed away this weekend in Tucson, Ariz. 
Urbano was a two-time All-American at Arizona State at 150 pounds in 1984 (3rd) and 1985, when he became just ASU's second NCAA Champion in school history and the first since Curley Culp in 1967.

Urbano was the first NCAA Champion for legendary ASU coach Bobby Douglas, and set the groundwork for the team's first and only NCAA Championship in 1988. Urbano was a two-time Pac-12 Champion at 150 pounds as well.

"The Sun Devil Nation and wrestling community at large is greatly saddened by the sudden death of Eddie Urbano," ASU head coach Shawn Charles said. "Eddie was an outstanding wrestler, a great coach and an awesome friend. He will be greatly missed."

Urbano started a stream of talented wrestlers making their way to ASU from Tucson as he posted a career record of 105-17-1 with the Sun Devils. Those 105 victories rank Urbano 17th on ASU's all-time wins list despite only competing for three years as a Sun Devil. He finished his career with 52 dual victories, good for 11th in ASU's all-time record books.

As a senior, he helped ASU win the Pac-10 team title and was named the Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament. Urbano was inducted into the Arizona State University Sports Hall of Fame in 1999. Urbano also earned a junior college national title during his time competing at Pima Community College in Tucson.

Urbano will be remembered for his passion and commitment to Arizona State wrestling, and as former collegiate and roommate Mike Davies points out, an award-winning smile.
"The first thing you would notice about him was that, it was ear to ear...a genuinely happy smile," Davies remembers. "He was so full of life and fun to be around. This is a really sad day for ASU Wrestling."

Davies recalls Urbano as a guy that went out of his way to help others out and to be a mentor. Davies credits Urbano for pushing him and making him a better wrestler in their year they spent rooming together, as well as for introducing him to real Mexican food.

"I was from Cleveland, so my idea of Mexican food was Taco Bell," Davies said. "The first week we lived together, Eddie had his grandmother (a Mexican native) bring up some homemade food and I have been hooked ever since."

Fellow teammate and eventual Olympian Gary Bohay was another who remembers Urbano by his iconic smile and uplifting personality and passion to the sport.

"Wrestling was his life and he just worked so hard to be successful," Bohay said.  "He was a huge competitor and a wrestling junkie.  His NCAA championship really catapaulted ASU to national prominence."
Former ASU Wrestler Robles to be Inducted to National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Robles will be honored this weekend in Stillwater, Okla., with the Medal of Courage Award.

May 31, 2012

**Information taken from official USA Wrestling release**

STILLWATER, Okla. - Two World champions, a successful coach and wrestler, and the heaviest athlete in Olympic history will be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum on June 1-2, 2012 in Stillwater.

"We are fortunate to have such a rich heritage of wrestling in the United States and the Class of 2012 certainly perpetuates this sport's extraordinary legacy," said <http://www.thesundevils.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/smith_leeroy00.html>Lee Roy Smith, Executive Director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. "I am excited that our Hall of Fame gets to honor such a prestigious and diverse group."

The Medal of Courage, given to a wrestler who has overcome insurmountable challenges, is being awarded to <http://www.thesundevils.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/robles_anthony00.html>Anthony Robles. Robles, who was born with one leg, earned three NCAA All-American honors while claiming the 2011 NCAA title at 125 pounds for Arizona State University. He is now pursuing a motivational speaking career with the Washington Speakers Bureau.

Medal of Courage

ANTHONY MARC ROBLES

If there was ever a reason to believe in the power of courage, look no further than <http://www.thesundevils.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/robles_anthony00.html>Anthony Robles. Not only will Robles be recognized as a great wrestler, but he will be remembered as one of the most inspirational athletes in all of sport.

Robles, who was born without his right leg, never allowed his perceived disability get in the way of future wrestling success. Content to walk with crutches or to hop on one leg, Robles ripped off his prosthetic leg at the age of three. He continued to prove that life is about what you can do, not what you can't.

At the age of 14, while living in Mesa, Ariz., Robles found wrestling. Although Robles called himself the worst wrestler on the team, it was the start of a career that captured the nation's imagination. Through the support of his family and coaches, Robles turned himself into a champion wrestler.

By the time he graduated high school, Robles had won two Arizona state championships-combining for a 96-0 record during his junior and senior seasons at Mesa High School. He finished his high school career with a 129-15 record.

Few colleges gave him a chance to excel at the next level. Robles, however, proved them wrong. Enrolling at Arizona State in 2006, Robles would string together a memorable wrestling career during his four years of competition. As a freshman 125 pounder in 2008, he just missed becoming an All- American, finishing just short of the medal stand.

For the next three seasons Robles would be a force in the 125 pound class. He placed fourth as a sophomore and seventh as a junior before capping his career with a title and the Outstanding Wrestler Award at the 2011 NCAA tournament as a senior. Robles went 36-0 during his final year, compiling a career collegiate record of 122-23.

Robles was also recognized nationally for his feats of courage, including the prestigious "Jimmy V" Award for Perseverance, and the Best Male Athlete with a Disability at the 2011 ESPY's.

ASU Wrestling Wraps Up Regular Season With Win At Home

Sun Devils drop Stanford, 22-15, to finish with a 3-2 Pac-12 Conference record.

Feb. 5, 2012

TEMPE - The Arizona State University wrestling team wrapped up the 2011-12 regular season with a win over conference rival Stanford, 22-15, at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz., on Sunday.

The Sun Devils (7-10, 3-2 Pac-12) earned victories in six of the 10 weight classes on Senior Day, pulling away from the Cardinal (8-7, 3-2 Pac-12) to win its second consecutive dual and build some momentum heading into the championship season.

Kevin Radford started a string of three consecutive victories to start the dual with a 5-3 decision over Mark Phillips to give ASU the 3-0 lead.

The victory prefaced redshirt freshman Chace Eskam's first career victory in an exciting bout at 197 pounds against Stanford's Alan Yen. Yen had a late escape in the third to tie the match at five and send it to overtime. In the sudden death overtime, the match was largely a stalemate until Eskam got position late and scored a takedown for the win to put ASU up 6-0.

At heavyweight, junior Levi Cooper kept fans on their feet as he and Stanford Dan Scherer also headed to overtime. After a scoreless sudden death period, Cooper was able to ride out Scherer in the first 30-second overtime and scored a quick escape in the second for the 3-2 victory and a 9-0 edge in the dual.

At 125 pounds, senior David Prado competed in his final dual at Wells Fargo Arena, falling to Matt Sencenbaugh but was able to hold the Cardinal to just a decision in the 8-1 loss as Stanford brought it to 9-3.

Fellow redshirt freshman Nathan Hoffer kept the momentum going as he dominated Alex Manley to the tune of a 9-1 major decision for his 17th victory of the season and giving the Sun Devils the 19-3 edge through six matches.

Redshirt freshman Shane McGough worked his magic at that point, pinning Stanford's Jordan Bryan at the buzzer of the second frame. The win put ASU back on top 15-3 at the midway point. It was McGough 16th victory of the season and his seventh pin, leading all Sun Devils. McGough has scored 11 of his 16 victories with bonus points this year and his fourth pin in front of the home crowd.

Joel Smith, also a redshirt freshman, put the dual away with a 10-5 decision over Josh Lauderdale to put ASU up by 19 with three duals left.

ASU dropped three major decisions to close out the match at 157, 165 and 174 pounds - the last of which saw Eric Starksfall to top-ranked Nick Amuchastegui in both seniors final dual competitions of their careers - but because the Sun Devils were able to pull away early, the match was never in question.

The Sun Devils will now have about three weeks off to prepare for the Pac-12 Championships, set to take place in Boise, Idaho, beginning on Feb. 26.

184
Kevin Radford (Arizona State) won by decision over Spence Patrick (Stanford) 5-3. 3 0
197Chace Eskam (Arizona State) won by decision over Alan Yen (Stanford) 7-5. 6 0
285Levi Cooper (Arizona State) won by decision over Dan Scherer (Stanford) 3-2. 9 0
125Matt Sencenbaugh (Stanford) won by decision over David Prado (Arizona State) 8-1. 9 3
133Shane McGough (Arizona State) won by pin over Jordan Bryan (Stanford) 4:59. 15 3
141Nathan Hoffer (Arizona State) won by major decision over Alex Manley (Stanford) 9-1. 19 3
149Joel Smith (Arizona State) won by decision over Timmy Boone (Stanford) 10-5. 22 3 157Garrett Schaner (Stanford) won by major decision over Hans Rasmusson (Arizona State) 9-1. 22 7
165 Bret Baumbach (Stanford) won by major decision over Rush Hall (Arizona State) 9-1. 22 11
174 Nick Amuchastegui (Stanford) won by major decision over Eric Starks (Arizona State) 9-0. 22 15

ASU-Stanford Dual Rescheduled to Noon PT on Sunday

In an effort to accommodate the fans in providing the best home atmosphere possible, Sunday's Senior Day has been rescheduled to Noon.

Feb. 1, 2012

TEMPE - In an effort to increase fan support for the Arizona State University wrestling team's final home competition of 2012, the Sun Devil wrestling match against Stanford at Wells Fargo Arena on Sunday, Feb. 5, has been rescheduled from 2 p.m. MT to Noon MT.

The competition was rescheduled in order to allow for fans to able attend the final home dual of the season for Arizona State and celebrate Senior Day while still being able to accommodate for Super Bowl festivities.  Super Bowl XLVI kicks off at 4:29 p.m. MT. 

The Stanford dual will begin at Noon PT and will last approximately two hours.

"We encourage our fans to come out and support our senior Devils in their final dual in the Maroon and Gold," said head coach Shawn Charles. "The dual is also important as we try to build momentum heading into the championship season and all fan support we can have behind our student-athletes on Sunday will be greatly appreciated."

Sunday's dual will mark the final event of the regular season for the ASU wrestling team (6-10, 2-2 Pac-12) before the squad heads into the championships season.  The dual will wrap up the home careers of Sun Devil seniors Eric Starks, a 2011 NCAA Championship participant, and David Prado, a four-year competitor at 125 pounds.

Sun Devil Wrestling Ends Skid, Drops Bakersfield on the Road

ASU scored five victories with bonus points Sunday as the Sun Devils defeated CSU Bakersfield, 24-17.

Jan. 29, 2012

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Arizona State University wrestling team ended an eight-dual losing skid Sunday, dropping CSU Bakersfield, 24-17, in the final conference road dual of the season for the Sun Devils at the Icardo Center in Bakersfield, Calif.

ASU (6-10, 2-2) split the matches in the dual at five apiece with the Roadrunners, but logged each of its victories with bonus points to hold on for the final margin. It was a refreshing sight for a team that has come so close in numerous duals this season only to see bonus points from the other squad keep the Sun Devils without a W in the record column.

Senior Eric Starks got things rolling for ASU at 174 pounds with a 15-6 major decision over Brady Garner to put ASU up 4-0 right off the bat.

Redshirt freshman Kevin Radford scored his fourth consecutive victory at 184 pounds as he also scored a 15-4 major decision over Reuben Franklin to give ASU to 8-0 edge early.
After a CSUB decision at 197 pounds, Levi Cooper got back into the win column with a pin at the first-period buzzer over Frankie Hurtado in the heavyweight bout for his 21st victory of the season, leading all Sun Devils.

Leading 14-3 at that point, CSUB got a major decision at 125 pounds with Tyler Iwamura defeating Lucio Murrilo in the true freshman's first ever collegiate contest, 9-0.
Frank Lomas earned a decision over Shane McGough at 133 pounds to bring the Roadrunners back within 14-10.

Redshirt freshmen Nathan Hoffer quickly put an end to that run with a pin in 2:14 over Dalton Kelley at 141 pounds and Kyle McIntosh added a major decision over Erik Martinez at 149 pounds, 10-1, to effectively put the match away for the Sun Devils.

The Sun Devils will return home next weekend for the final dual of the 2012 season as the squad will face Stanford on Sunday, Feb. 5 for Senior Day, beginning at 2 p.m. PST

Arizona State 24, CSU Bakersfield 17
174: Eric Starks (AS) def. Brady Garner, 15-6
184: Kevin Radford (AS) def. Reuben Franklin, 15-4
197: AC Brown (CSUB) def. Chace Eskam, 8-3
285: Levi Cooper (AS) pins Frankie Hurtado @2:59
125: Tyler Iwamura (CSUB) def. Lucas Murillo, 9-0
133: Frank Lomas (CSUB) def. Shane McGough, 8-4
141: Nathan Hoffer (AS) pins Dalton Kelley, @2:14
149: Kyle McIntosh (AS) def. Erik Martinez, 10-1
157: Anthony Box (CSUB) def. Joel Smith, 12-7
165: Adam Fierro (CSUB) def. Rush Hall, 10-2

ASU Wrestling Falls to Cal Poly on the Road, 26-11

McGough logs 15th victory of the season with tech fall, his 11th bonus point win of the year.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - The Arizona State University wrestling team dropped its eighth consecutive dual on Friday night, falling to Cal Poly, 26-11, at Mott Gym in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Redshirt freshman Shane McGough got back to his winning ways against the Mustangs, scoring a tech fall over Michael Clemmensen at the 5:20 mark by a score of 18-3. With the win, 11 of McGough's 15 victories this season have now come by bonus points.

Fellow freshman Kevin Radford earned his third consecutive victory for the Sun Devils (5-10, 1-2 Pac-12) with a 6-5 decision over Sean Dougherty to not the score at three after two bouts. Cal Poly (5-5, 3-2 Pac-12) would take over from there though, winning six of the eight remaining matchups.

Redshirt freshman Joel Smith got the Sun Devils lone other win at 149 pounds with a 5-3 decision of Kyle Chene.

The Sun Devils were competing without the team's leader in wins as Levi Cooper sat out his first competition of the season on Friday.

ASU will be back in action for its final road dual of the season on Sunday as the team squares off against Pac-12 foe CSU Bakersfield in Bakersfield, Calif., with the match set to begin at 2 p.m. PT.

Cal Poly 26, ASU 11
174 Ryan DesRoches (Cal Poly) won by decision over Eric Starks (Arizona State) 5-3. (3-0)
184 Kevin Radford (Arizona State) won by decision over Sean Dougherty (Cal Poly) 6-5. (3-3)
197 Ryan Smith (Cal Poly) won by major decision overChace Eskam (Arizona State) 15-5 (7-3)
285 Kelan Bragg (Cal Poly) won by decision over Michael Hawkins (Arizona State) 6-1. (10-3)
125 Britain Longmire (Cal Poly) won by major decision over Dalton Miller (Arizona State) 14-5. (14-3)
133 Shane McGough (Arizona State) won by tech fall over Michael Clemmensen (Cal Poly) 5:20 18-3. (14-8)
141 Borislav Novachkov (Cal Poly) won by major decision over Nathan Hoffer (Arizona State) 11-0. (18-8)
149 Joel Smith (Arizona State) won by decision over Kyle Chene (Cal Poly) 5-3. (18-11)
157 Gianpier Yanez (Cal Poly) won by major decision over Kyle McIntosh (Arizona State) 13-1. (22-11)
165 Dominic Kastl (Cal Poly) won by major decision over Rush Hall (Arizona State) 12-3. (26-11)

ASU Drops Dual to Top-Ranked Oklahoma State, 33-6

Hoffer scores upset victory over 12th-ranked wrestler in the country at 141 pounds.
Jan. 20, 2012

STILLWATER, Okla. - The Arizona State University wrestling team faced its first true road test of the season on Friday, falling to the top-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys, 33-6, at the Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla.

The Sun Devils, who had only taken part in tournaments or neutral site duals this season, dropped to 5-8 on the season with the loss and are now 0-1 in true road contests.

The Cowboys (7-0, 2-0 Big 12) roster, which packed with nine starters who are currently ranked in the top-18 in the nation at their respective weight class, was just too much for the youth of Arizona State. ASU (5-8, 1-1 Pac-12) started seven true or redshirt freshmen in front of the crowd of 2,088 at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Nathan Hoffer, one of those redshirt freshman, looks to have overcome a tough early winter and showed why he'll be someone to keep an eye on in the coming years with an upset of 12th-ranked Josh Kindig at 141 pounds to bring ASU back to within 9-3 after losing the first two matches by bonus-points.

Hoffer overcame an early takedown by Kindig before adding two takedowns and a two-point nearfall in the first to take the 7-3 lead after one and never looked back en route to a 10-4 decision.

At 149 pounds, redshirt freshman Joel Smith gave No. 2 Jamal Parks all he could handled for the better part of two of the three periods as he led 3-2 at one point and only a two-point nearfall at the buzzer dropped him behind 6-3 heading into the third frame. Unfortunately, Parks was able to take over from there in dropping Smith in a 15-5 major decision, though the Sun Devil frosh showed a lot of character in the bout after having missed the better part of the past month with injury.

ASU's Hans Rasmusson was able to keep No. 12 Albert White to just a decision at 157 pounds, falling 7-3, but OSU's No. 18 Dallas Bailey would go on to drop true freshman Rush Hall in a 19-4 technical fall in the ASU youngster's first ever collegiate match at 165 pounds.

No. 5 Chris Perry defeated ASU senior Eric Starks in an 11-1 major decision before redshirt freshman Kevin Radford got ASU back on the board with a 13-9 decision over Zach White at 184 pounds to bring the score to 25-6.

Redshirt freshman Chace Eskam dropped a technical fall to OSU's No. 10 Blake Rosholt in just the third collegiate dual of his career at 197 pounds before No. 3 Alan Gelogaev topped ASU's ninth-ranked Levi Cooper at heavyweight, 6-1, to wrap up the match for the Cowboys.

ASU will have tomorrow off before heading to the second part of their Oklahoma road trip on Sunday, where the seem will take on the #11 Oklahoma Sooners in Norman, Okla., at 2 p.m. CST.

Sun Devil Wrestling Eliminated from Va. Dual With Loss to NDSU, 23-19

Cooper picks up his 20th win of the season but it is not enough for ASU in Hampton, Va.

HAMPTON, Va. - The Arizona State University wrestling team was eliminated from competition at the 32nd Annual Virginia Duals on Saturday morning, falling to North Dakota State, 23-19, in the first round of the consolation bracket in Hampton, Va.

The Sun Devils (5-7, 1-1 Pac-12) split the 10 matches with the Bison, but struggled again with bonus-point losses, which proved to be the difference in the match.

Like yesterday's dual with Old Dominion, ASU fell behind early after #14 David Sparkle pinned the Sun Devils' David Prado in 1:59 to give NDSU the 6-0 edge to kick things off.
But also fitting the form of yesterday, redshirt freshmen Shane McGough, Nathan Hofferand Joel Smith all won their bouts at 133, 141 and 149, respectively to take the lead back, 9-6.
The Bison responded with a #10 Stephen Monk tech fall over Hans Rasmusson at 157 pounds before Tyler Johnson pinned ASU's Victory DeJesus to open things up.

Eric Starks, returning to the mat this weekend for the first time in nearly two months, answered with a major decision over Joe Garner for his first victory since Nov. 26 - the last competition before a leg injury sidelined the senior.

With the score tight at 17-13, ASU was unable to come up with victories from redshirt freshmen Kevin Radford and Tommy Burriel at 184 and 197 pounds as both dropped close decisions and effectively eliminated the Sun Devils from contention.

Nonetheless, Levi Cooper earned his 20th win of the season in the heavyweight matchup, pinning Evan Knutson in 1:46 to get to the final dual score of 23-19.

The Virginia Duals are a double elimination tournament and thus ASU was eliminated from the competition with the loss after dropping a tough dual to Old Dominion yesterday.

ASU will continue the dual schedule in the coming week with a tough road trip that will see the team square off against top-ranked Oklahoma State on Friday in Stillwater, Okla., at 7 p.m. CST before facing #12 Oklahoma on Norman, Okla., on Sunday at 2 p.m. CST.

125 Trent Sprenkle (North Dakota State U) over David Prado (Arizona State) Pin 1:59 0 6 133 Shane McGough (Arizona State) over Justin Solberg (North Dakota State U) Dec 13-9 3 6 141 Nathan Hoffer (Arizona State) over Tyler Diamond (North Dakota State U) Dec 7-1 6 6 149 Joel Smith (Arizona State) over Mark Erickson (North Dakota State U) Dec 6-5 9 6 157 Steven Monk (North Dakota State U) over Hans Rasmusson (Arizona State) TF 18-0 9 11 165 Tyler Johnson (North Dakota State U) over Victor De Jesus (Arizona State) Pin 1:44 9 17 174 Eric Starks (Arizona State) over Joe Garner (North Dakota State U) Maj 10-2 13 17 184 Mac Stoll (North Dakota State U) over Kevin Radford (Arizona State) Dec 10-6 13 20 197 John Gusewelle (North Dakota State U) over Tommy Burriel (Arizona State) Dec 5-4 13 23 HWT Levi Cooper (Arizona State) over Evan Knutson (North Dakota State U) Pin 1:46 19 23

Sun Devil Wrestling Drops Tough One to Old Dominion, 20-19

ASU will face the loser of Nebraska-North Dakota State tomorrow in the consolation bracket at the 32nd Virginia Duals

Jan. 13, 2012

HAMPTON, Va. - The Arizona State University wrestling team dropped a tough loss in the opener of the 32nd Annual Virginia Duals on Friday, falling to Old Dominion, 20-19, at the Hampton Coliseum.

Things got started on a tough note for the Sun Devils at 125 pounds as senior David Prado would lose a major decision in the opening match, 13-2, to put the Sun Devils behind by four to start the dual.

Redshirt freshman Shane McGough had the answer at 133 pounds, recording his fourth win in his last five matches with a pin of Scott Festejo in 2:36. The pin was his third in his last four wins and put ASU back up 6-4.

Nathan Hoffer built on the lead with his 13th victory of the season against Justin LaValle courtesy of a 12-8 decision and fellow redshirt freshman Joel Smith kept the run going in his first action on the mat in several weeks, taking down Brennan Brumley in a 6-5 decision to put ASU up 12-4 through four matches.

The wheels started to come off a but at that point in the upper middle- and lower heavyweights as the Monarchs ripped off wins in the next four matches, including a major decision by John Nicholson over Victor DeJesus at 157 pounds and a Tristan Warner pin over Hans Rasmusson at 165 pounds and ASU fell behind 20-12.

Tommy Burriel turned the ship around at 197 pounds, getting a 14-4 major decision for his third consecutive win and bringing ASU within four heading into the heavyweight bout.

#10 Levi Cooper was able to shut out Matt Tourdot, but with a final score of 6-0 and only earning a decision, the Sun Devils came a point shy in the final tally, 20-19.

The loss dropped ASU to 5-6 on the season in dual meets and they will move to the consolation side of the Virginia Duals bracket. The team will face the loser of the Nebraska vs. North Dakota State dual, which is set to take place this afternoon, tomorrow morning.

ASU Wrestling Falls in Tough Conference Dual, 32-18

McGough, Graham log pins as Sun Devils give a gritty performance at home against the Beavers.

Jan. 8, 2012

TEMPE -- The Arizona State University wrestling team dropped its first conference dual of the season Sunday against the 15th-ranked Oregon State Beavers (5-1, 4-0 Pac-12), 32-18, at Wells Fargo Arena.

Redshirt freshman Shane McGough and true freshman Jacob Graham showed the grit of the wrestling program after both won their matches with a pin.

McGough's pin came in at the 2:10 second mark with his pin against 17th-ranked Garrett Drucker; tying the match at 6-6 after Sun Devil David Prado was pinned in the prior match.
For McGough, it was his 11th win on the season and eight of those wins have now come with bonus points.

McGough's pin was followed by a tech fall in favor of the Beavers at 141, Beaver pins at the 149 and 157 weight classes and a major decision for the Beavers at 165 as the Sun Devils fell behind 26-6 with four matches remaining.

Graham ensured that the team wouldn't go easily into the night as he went into his match against Ty Vinson. Trailing by six and with riding time against him, Graham fought off Vinson's advantage position and flipped the reversal, catching the Beaver out of position as he took him down with at the 5:48 mark to decrease the Beavers lead.

Trailing 26-12, Kevin Radford stepped up at 184 pounds and ripped off a decision of his own against John Tuck, 7-3, before Tommy Burriel took to the mat against Beaver's Taylor Meeks at 197 in a match that had the crowd and coaches out of their seats as the Sun Devils (5-5, 1-1 Pac-12) tried to make the comeback as they trailed just 26-15 at that point.

Burriel was victorious for his 12th victory of the year as he won in a 7-5 decision over Taylor Meeks, but trailing by eight with just one bout left, the Sun Devils were effectively eliminated from winning the dual.

Fifth-ranked Clayton Jack took down ASU's #16 Levi Cooperat the 3:26 mark for the sixth pin of the day on the dual and giving the Beavers the 32-18 victory.

The Arizona State University wrestling team hits the road the next three weeks, beginning with the Virginia Duals next weekend. The Sun Devils next home match comes February 5th against Stanford.

125 Pat Rollins (Oregon State) won by pin over David Prado (Arizona State) 1:41. 0 6
133Shane McGough (Arizona State) won by pin over Garrett Drucker (Oregon State) 2:10. 6 6
141Michael Mangrum (Oregon State) won by tech fall over Kalin Goodsite (Arizona State) 6:48 24-7. 6 11
149Scott Sakaguchi (Oregon State) won by pin over Kyle McIntosh (Arizona State) 1:20. 6 17
157Roger Pena (Oregon State) won by pin over Victor DeJesus (Arizona State) 2:26. 6 23
165Cody Weishoff (Oregon State) won by decision over Hans Rasmusson (Arizona State) 9-2. 6 26
174Jacob Graham (Arizona State) won by pin over Ty Vinson (Oregon State) 5:48. 12 26
184Kevin Radford (Arizona State) won by decision over John Tuck (Oregon State) 7-3. 15 26
197Tommy Burriel (Arizona State) won by decision over Taylor Meeks (Oregon State) 7-5. 18 26
285Clayton Jack
Sun Devil Wrestling Set for Pac-12 Showdown

The Sun Devil wrestling team will take on #15 Oregon State on Sunday at Wells Fargo Arena in a battle for conference bragging rights.

TEMPE - The Arizona State University wrestling team will host #15 Oregon State on Sunday, Jan. 8 at Wells Fargo Arena in a battle for conference bragging rights. Arguably the top two teams in the conference, Sunday's dual promises to be a solid battle that will future several student-athletes with the ability to make a run at the NCAA Championships. The Beavers bring a 4-1 record to Tempe, Ariz., and have won the past five competitions between the two teams though ASU holds to overall series edge, 18-16. Events are set to get underway at 2 p.m. MST and a ive webcast of the dual will be available at foxsportsarizona.com.

OPENING WHISTLE

* ASU remains unranked on the season
* Oregon State has won the past five duals between the two teams
* Levi Cooper leads the team with 18 victories on the season and just one dual loss
* Levi Cooper upset the top-ranked returning NCAA Champion in Zach Rey of Lehigh at the Northeast Duals
* Head Coach Shawn Charles is in his third season as head coach
* Redshirt freshman Shane McGough has logged seven of his 10 victories this year with bonus points (4 falls, 3 majors)
* The Sun Devils return one All-American this season in heavyweight Levi Cooper
* Cooper (HWT) is the only Sun Devil ranked by all of the major ranking services
* Fifteen Sun Devils have experienced their first collegiate action this season, representing the mass majority of competitors thus far.

IN THE RANKINGS - TEAM

The Sun Devils entered the season unranked for the first time since the 2008-09 season. This comes despite finishing sixth at the NCAA Championships last year, though the loss of national champions Anthony Robles and Bubba Jenkins and the very young team the Sun Devils will be fielding are likely to blame for their omittance. The team did not receive any votes in the most recent NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll.

FOLLOW LIVE!

You can view a live video stream of the Oregon State dual at www.foxsportsarizona.com or follow along with a live play-by-play at trackwrestling.com. The broadcast will begin at approximately 2 p.m. MST.

STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE

Seven opponents on ASU's 2011-12 schedule can be found within the NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll that was released earlier this week, including #2 Oklahoma State, who the Sun Devils are set to face in Stillwater on Jan. 20. Other top 25 teams on this year's slate include #9 Oklahoma, #15 Oregon State. Arizona State fell to #12 Lehigh, #23 Binghamtom and#14 Nebraska earlier this season, though they did beat Penn who, while unranked now, was #20 at the time.

IN THE RANKINGS - INDIVIDUAL

Returning All-American Levi Cooper is the only Sun Devil consistently ranked by all of the major ranking services, and did himself a huge favor in upsetting former No. 1 Zach Rey at the Northeast Duals. The victory rocketed Cooper from the mid-teens in most rankings to the top-10 across the board, peaking at No. 4 by The Open Mat. However, his sixth-place finish and injury at the Las Vegas invite hurt him in the polls as he has dropped to No. 14 in the Amateur Wrestling News Rankings and out of the top-10 in all other ranking systems. Cooper hasn't won back-to-back duals since the Reno Tournament of Champions and will have a tough match this weekend with Oregon State's defending Pac-12 champion Clayton Jack. However, he remains a sold top-15 wrestler and has shown he can go with the big dogs at any point.

SCOUTING THE COMPETITION: Oregon State

In what might be a battle of the top-two Pac-12 squads on Sunday, Arizona State has a 18-16 all-time record against Oregon State but the Beavers have been winners of the past five duals. ASU is 9-7 when facing Oregon State at home but have dropped the past two contests, including a 35-5 drubbing in 2010. The Beavers are currently ranked 15th in the post recent NWCA Coaches Poll and are paced by #3 Michael Mangrum at 141 pounds and #5 Clayton Jack in the heavyweight category. Five of Oregon State's starters are ranked in the top-20 nationally by Amateur Wrestling News.

A LOOK BACK: Iowa State

Shane McGough and Tommy Burriel logged bonus-point victories but ASU was unable to upend the Cyclones of Iowa State who won their eighth-straight against the Sun Devils 25-14. The tides turned in the dual when Nathan Hoffer, up 5-3 halfway through his 141 matchup against Luke Goettl found himself out of position and was pinned to give ISU at least a nine-point swing and the 10-4 advantage early on in the competition. ASU showed it's heart though as Kyle McIntosh, Burriel and Levi Cooper all won their matches to keep the score respectable thought the team dropped to 5-4 on the dual season.

ASU Wrestling Drops Home Dual to Iowa State, 25-14

McGough, Burriel log bonus-point victories as squad comes up just short.

Jan. 3, 2012

TEMPE - The Arizona State University wrestling team dropped its second consecutive home dual Tuesday night to Iowa State, 25-14, at Wells Fargo Arena.

Redshirt freshmen Shane McGough and Tommy Burriel both logged bonus-point wins but it wasn't enough as the Cyclones (1-8, 0-3 Big 12) won their eighth-consecutive dual against the Sun Devils (5-4, 1-0 Pac-12). ASU has not been able to topple Iowa State since 2004 as the Cyclones improved to 25-6 in the all-time series and the team earned its first dual victory of the year.

Twelfth-ranked Ryak Finch got things started at 125 pounds for the Cyclones with a major decision over ASU's redshirt freshman Dalton Miller, 11-3, to put ISU up 4-0. McGough had the answer at 133 pounds as he dominated Shayden Terukina from start to finish for a 15-4 major decision of his own to tie the match at four.

Things went a bit sour at that point for Arizona State as redshirt freshman Nathan Hoffer found himself leading the match, 5-3, at 141 pounds before Luke Goettl was able to get position and pin Hoffer, dropping the Sun Devils behind by six through three matches.

Redshirt freshman Kyle McIntosh was able to respond with his second career dual victory at 149 pounds, getting a takedown at the buzzer to defeat Lucas Swalla and bring ASU back within three.

The Cyclones proceeded to overpower Arizona State from there, however, winning the next four bouts at 157, 165, 174 and 184. Notable about the spree, however, was that no Sun Devil wrestling as those weights was the original starter this season as injuries and inconsistency have reared their heads.

Effectively eliminated after being down 25-7 with just two matches left, the Sun Devils showed their fight as Burriel used a late takedown in the 197 bout to earn the major decision over Richard Shafer, 11-3, before ASU's All-American heavyweight Levi Cooper won the match finale, 4-1, against Matthew Gibson for his 18th win of the season.

ASU will have the next couple days to recover before a big home dual against #16 Oregon State on Sunday afternoon as the two teams battle for Pac-12 bragging rights. Events will begin at 2 p.m. MST and a live webcast of the event will be available at www.foxsportsarizona.com. For continued coverage of Sun Devil wrestling, be sure to check out TheSunDevils.com.

125 Cory Finch (Iowa State) won by major decision over Dalton Miller (Arizona State) 11-3. 0 4
133Shane McGough (Arizona State) won by major decision over Shayden Terukina (Iowa State) 15-4. 4 0
141Luke Goettl (Iowa State) won by pin over Nathan Hoffer (Arizona State) 4:57. 4 10
149 Kyle McIntosh (Arizona State) won by decision over Lucas Swalla (Iowa State) 5-3. 7 10
157 Michael Moreno (Iowa State) won by decision over Victor DeJesus (Arizona State) 6-5. 7 13
165Andrew Sorenson (Iowa State) won by tech fall over Hans Rasmusson (Arizona State) 6:32 23-5. 7 18
174 Michael England (Iowa State) won by major decision over Jacob Graham (Arizona State) 12-2. 7 22
184Boaz Beard (Iowa State) won by decision over Kevin Radford (Arizona State) 10-5. 7 25
197Tommy Burriel (Arizona State) won by major decision over Richard Shafer (Iowa State) 11-3. 11 25
285Levi Cooper (Arizona State) won by decision over Matthew Gibson (Iowa State) 4-1. 14 25

ASU Wrestling to Host Triple-Header on Thursday

The Sun Devil wrestling team will welcome Boise State and Nebraska to the annual Sun Devil Duals on Thursday afternoon in Wells Fargo Arena.

TEMPE - The Arizona State University wrestling team will welcome conference rival Boise State and perennial powerhouse Nebraska to Wells Fargo Arena on Thursday afternoon as the team hosts the annual Sun Devil Duals. Events are set to get underway at 11 a.m. MST on Thursday, Dec. 29, as Boise State will face Nebraska in the first of three duals scheduled for the afternoon. Following that match, Arizona State will take to the mat against the Broncos a 1 p.m. MST and turn around and square off with the Cornhuskers at 3 p.m. MST. You can view a live video stream of the event at www.foxsportsarizona.com or follow along with a live play-by-play at trackwrestling.com.

OPENING WHISTLE

* ASU remains unranked on the season
* ASU will face off against Boise State in a dual format for the first time since 2003
* ASU has not beat Nebraska since 2002
* Levi Cooper upset the top-ranked returning NCAA Champion in Zach Rey of Lehigh at the Northeast Duals
* Head Coach Shawn Charles is in his third season as head coach
* Redshirt freshman Nathan Hoffer has posted three of his 10 victories this year by pin and is on a six-dual winning streak
* The Sun Devils return one All-American this season in heavyweight Levi Cooper
* Cooper (HWT) is the only Sun Devil ranked by all of the major ranking services
* Fourteen Sun Devils have experienced their first collegiate action this season, representing the mass majority of competitors thus far.

GETTING BOWLED OVER

Thursday's event was originally slated to get underway as a primtime function, but due to the Insight Bowl being hosted at Sun Devil Stadium the following day and the need to use the facilities at Wells Fargo Arena for the Bowl preperation, adjustments were made to have the event start at an earlier time.

IN THE RANKINGS - TEAM

The Sun Devils entered the season unranked for the first time since the 2008-09 season. This comes despite finishing sixth at the NCAA Championships last year, though the loss of national champions Anthony Robles and Bubba Jenkins and the very young team the Sun Devils will be fielding are likely to blame for their omittance. The team did not receive any votes in the most recent NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll.

FOLLOW LIVE!

ou can view a live video stream of the event at www.foxsportsarizona.com or follow along with a live play-by-play at trackwrestling.com. Please note that only the ASU duals will be streamed live and not the Nebraska-Boise State dual that will kick off the event.

STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE

Seven opponents on ASU's 2011-12 schedule can be found within the NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll that was released earlier this week, including No. 2 Oklahoma State, who the Sun Devils are set to face in Stillwater on Jan. 20. Other top 25 teams on this year's slate include No. 9 Oklahoma, No. 16 Oregon State, and No. 14 Nebraska. Arizona State fell to #12 Lehigh and #25 Binghamtom earlier this season, though they did beat Penn who, while unranked now, was #20 at the time.

IN THE RANKINGS - INDIVIDUAL

Returning All-American Levi Cooper is the only Sun Devils consistently ranked by all of the major ranking services, and did himself a huge favor in upsetting former No. 1 Zach Rey at the Northeast Duals. The victory rocketed Cooper from the mid-teens in post rankings to the top-10 across the board, peaking at No. 4 bu The Open Mat. However, his sixth-place finish and injury hurt him in this weeks polls as he dropped to No. 14 in the Amateur Wrestling News Rankings and out of the top-10 in all other ranking systems. However, he remains a sold top-15 wrestler and has shown he can go with the big dogs at any point.

SCOUTING THE COMPETITION: Boise State

Despite competing in the same conference as the Broncos, the two teams have not squared off in a dual since 2003. Arizona State is perfect in the series and brings an 8-0-0 record against Boise State to the table on Thursday in the early afternoon match. This isn't the Boise State of year's past though as the Broncos have risen to becoming on of the conference elite, winning their sixth Pac-10 title last season en route to a top-25 finish at the NCAA Championships. This year's team is a bit younger though but will give an equally young ASU team a run. Twelvth-ranked George Ivanov (157) and #11 Jake Swartz (184) will be the two to watch when these teams face off, especially as they are both slated to face redshirt freshmen in Derek Felton and Kevin Radford, respectively. This will be the first Pac-12 match of the season for the Sun Devils.

SCOUTING THE COMPETITION: Nebraska

Two of the nation's most storied wrestling programs will face off for the 16th time in the afternoon cap as Arizona welcome #14 Nebraska to Wells Fargo Arena following the Boise State matchup. The Cornhuskers have historically been one of the top teams in the nation and have won four straight against the Sun Devils, dating back to 2002. Nerbraska leads the series between the two teams, 14-4-1. Nebraska enters the competition with five student-athletes currently ranked in Amateur Wrestling News' top-10. That list includes No. 10 heavyweight Tucker Lane, who defeated ASU's returning All-American, Levi Cooper, at the Las Vegas Invitational earlier this season.

A LOOK BACK: Reno Tournament Of Champions

The Sun Devils took 13th overall at the Reno Tournament of Champions in their last outing, led by Levi Cooper's fourth-place finish. Victor De Jesus should flashes of the two-time NJCAA champion that he began at ASU as in finishing fourth overall. Kalin Goodsite, not competing as part of the Sun Devil starting lineup, also scored a sixth place finish as did Jake Meredith, who returned to the mat for the first time this season as an unattached competitor.

ASU Wrestling Takes on Iowa State at Home on Tuesday

Sun Devils look for first victory against the Cyclones since 2004.

Jan. 2, 2012

TEMPE - The Arizona State University wrestling team will welcome the New Year on Tuesday as the squad hosts Iowa State in a home dual at Wells Fargo Arena, beginning at 7 p.m. MST.

Arizona State (5-3, 1-0 Pac-12) is looking to bounce back from a bittersweet showing at the Sun Devil Duals last weekend where the team earned its first conference win of the season against Boise State before dropping the afternoon cap to #14 Nebraska in a dual that didn't see a single Sun Devil wrestler win an individual match.

The Cyclones (0-8) are looking to earn their first dual victory of the season and, like the Sun Devils, feature a prominently young roster. Iowa State is expected to start six freshmen and two sophomores on Tuesday and feature just one senior on the starting lineup in #4 Andrew Sorenson at 165 pounds.

Iowa State has dominated the history between the two programs, going 24-6-0 in a series that dates back to 1969. Iowa State has won the past seven contests against the Sun Devils, who haven't beat the Cyclones since 2004.

The Sun Devils have already surpassed their dual win total from the 2010-11 season and are looking to stay in the positive and build some momentum as the team looks ahead to Sunday's huge conference contest against #16 Oregon State.

Arizona State will likely go with eight freshmen or redshirt freshmen in the dual against Iowa State, a young group that is led by Nathan Hoffer's 12-5 record (7-1 in duals). Redshirt junior #14 Levi Cooper paces the team with 17 wins and is looking to continue building towards repeating his All-America performance of last season.

Tuesday's dual will be available for live viewing at www.foxsportsarizona.com by following the Sun Devil links to the video page. The broadcast will commence at 7 p.m. with play-by-play provided by Scott Powell.

Sun Devil Wrestling Splits Matches Against Boise State, Nebraska at Sun Devil Duals

Sun Devil Wrestling Splits Matches Against
Boise State, Nebraska at Sun Devil Duals
TEMPE - It was a day of highs and lows for the Arizona State University wrestling team as the squad returned to the dual season with a win over conference rival Boise State followed by the worst loss in school history against Nebraska as the team wrapped up competition at the Sun Devil Duals on Thursday afternoon in Wells Fargo Arena. Full recaps of both duals are below:

Arizona State vs. Boise State

Arizona State won its first six matches against Boise State University to put the dual away early, jumping to a 21-0 lead and never looking back in the first of a double-header at the Sun Devil Duals.

Tommy Burriel got things started for ASU as he handled Derek Toney at the 197-weight class, 11-4, to put the Sun Devils up early. #14 Levi Cooper followed with his 17th victory of the season over J.T. Felix, 5-2, and ASU went up by six early.

Dalton Miller looked to be down and out at 125 against Isaac Romero before pulling off an exciting comeback. Leading 3-2 heading into the third period, Miller fell victim to a Romero reversal to fall behind 4-3 with just under a minute left. With seconds ticking down and the match looking like a loss, Miller pulled out his own reversal with just five seconds left to take the 5-4 lead and win the match.

Redshirt freshman Shane McGough kept the momentum going at 133 pounds, dominating Shawn Jones in the first period before putting him away with a pin at the 2:45 mark. Nathan Hoffer improved to 7-0 in duals with his own victory at 141 pounds, earning the decision over #18 Josh Strait.

Redshirt freshman Kyle McIntosh kept up the winning ways, using an impressive come-from-behind victory at 149 pounds to knock off Steve Hernandez, 8-7, and put ASU 21-0.

The Sun Devils would drop the matches at 157, 165 and 174 pounds - all by decision - before Kevin Radford earned the victory at 184 pounds courtesy of a medical forfeit to give ASU a 27-9 victory and improve the team to 5-2 on the dual season.

ASU is now 9-0-0 all time against the Broncos and earned their first win of the conference season in the process.

Nebraska 42, Arizona State 0

An overtime loss by #14 Levi Cooper in the second match set the tone for the entire competition as Arizona dropped its third dual of the season to Nebraska, 42-0.

Cooper and #10 Tucker Lane couldn't settle things in regulation and went on to overtime tied at one. Neither scored in the first sudden death session, taking the bout to the two thirty-second rounds. Lane scored an escape in the first 30 second period and Cooper was unable to get away from Lane's grasp during the second thirty seconds as he dropped just his sixth match of the year, 2-1.

The Sun Devils couldn't recover from there, dropping every bout in the match en route to being shut out for the first time since 2008 and just the fifth time in school history.

Nebraska's 42 points tied for the most ever scored against the Sun Devils, matching the 42-0 score that was posted by Oklahoma State in 1996 and Oregon State in 1969.

Arizona dropped to 5-3 on the dual season while Nebraska improved to 9-0 - its best start in program history.

Arizona State will look to recover against another tough opponent next week as the team hosts Iowa State in Wells Fargo Arena on Jan. 3 beginning at 7 p.m.

For continued coverage of Arizona State wrestling, check out TheSunDevils.com.

Robles Honored By the United States Academy

ASU wrestling standout continues to pile up distinctions, earning the 2011 Juan Antonio Samaranch Disabled Athlete Award from the USSA on Thursday

TEMPE- The career distinctions continue to pile up for Arizona State University wrestling's Anthony Robles. The now-graduated 2011 NCAA National Champion and current Sun Devil assistant coach was honored by the United States Sports Academy (USSA) today with the 2011 Juan Antonio Samaranch Disabled Athlete Award, as announced by the USSA on Thursday.

The Academy's Samaranch Disabled Athlete Award is presented annually to the physically or mentally challenged athlete who displays courage, desire, and athletic ability in the face of adversity to achieve the goals set forth in the athlete's particular arena of competition.

Robles is set to deliver his acceptance speech at Daphne High School in Daphne, Ala., to accept the award on Nov. 10 as part of the USSA's award ceremony.

Born without a right leg, Robles went undefeated (36-0) during his senior season at Arizona State this past year and was the 2011 NCAA Champion at 125 pounds. He was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the NCAA Championships, tallying the third All-America accolade of his career. Despite his supposed 'disadvantage', Robles has repeatedly said that he doesn't view himself as disabled.

Robles notched his third consecutive Pac-10 title as well in 2011 and capped his career with 122 total victories, good for the eighth-best tally in Sun Devil wrestling history. Robles scored 47 technical falls during his tenure at ASU and won 75 percent of his matches with bonus points (92 of 122) for another school record. As a senior, Robles set single-season records for bonus-point wins (31) and technical falls (24) in what was one of the more dominating single seasons in ASU wrestling history.

Robles had 53 career wins in duals - good for 10th best in school history - and was named as the Outstanding Wrestler at five events as a senior.

Robles was honored at the 2011 ESPY Awards with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance and as the Best Male Athlete with a Disability.

The Mesa, Ariz., native graduated with his bachelor's degree in business communication and now works as a motivational speaker and has spent much of the summer travelling to assorted events across the country to tell his story.

The United States Sports Academy is an independent, nonprofit, accredited, special mission sports university created to serve the nation and the world with programs in instruction, research and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports. For more information about the Academy, call 251-626-3303 or visit <http://www.ussa.edu>www.ussa.edu.

TEMPE - It was a day of highs and lows for the Arizona State University wrestling team as the squad returned to the dual season with a win over conference rival Boise State followed by the worst loss in school history against Nebraska as the team wrapped up competition at the Sun Devil Duals on Thursday afternoon in Wells Fargo Arena. Full recaps of both duals are below:
Arizona State vs. Boise State
Arizona State won its first six matches against Boise State University to put the dual away early, jumping to a 21-0 lead and never looking back in the first of a double-header at the Sun Devil Duals.
Tommy Burriel got things started for ASU as he handled Derek Toney at the 197-weight class, 11-4, to put the Sun Devils up early. #14 Levi Cooper followed with his 17th victory of the season over J.T. Felix, 5-2, and ASU went up by six early.
Dalton Miller looked to be down and out at 125 against Isaac Romero before pulling off an exciting comeback. Leading 3-2 heading into the third period, Miller fell victim to a Romero reversal to fall behind 4-3 with just under a minute left. With seconds ticking down and the match looking like a loss, Miller pulled out his own reversal with just five seconds left to take the 5-4 lead and win the match.
Redshirt freshman Shane McGough kept the momentum going at 133 pounds, dominating Shawn Jones in the first period before putting him away with a pin at the 2:45 mark. Nathan Hoffer improved to 7-0 in duals with his own victory at 141 pounds, earning the decision over #18 Josh Strait.
Redshirt freshman Kyle McIntosh kept up the winning ways, using an impressive come-from-behind victory at 149 pounds to knock off Steve Hernandez, 8-7, and put ASU 21-0.
The Sun Devils would drop the matches at 157, 165 and 174 pounds - all by decision - before Kevin Radford earned the victory at 184 pounds courtesy of a medical forfeit to give ASU a 27-9 victory and improve the team to 5-2 on the dual season.
ASU is now 9-0-0 all time against the Broncos and earned their first win of the conference season in the process.
Nebraska 42, Arizona State 0
An overtime loss by #14 Levi Cooper in the second match set the tone for the entire competition as Arizona dropped its third dual of the season to Nebraska, 42-0.
Cooper and #10 Tucker Lane couldn't settle things in regulation and went on to overtime tied at one. Neither scored in the first sudden death session, taking the bout to the two thirty-second rounds. Lane scored an escape in the first 30 second period and Cooper was unable to get away from Lane's grasp during the second thirty seconds as he dropped just his sixth match of the year, 2-1.
The Sun Devils couldn't recover from there, dropping every bout in the match en route to being shut out for the first time since 2008 and just the fifth time in school history.
Nebraska's 42 points tied for the most ever scored against the Sun Devils, matching the 42-0 score that was posted by Oklahoma State in 1996 and Oregon State in 1969.
Arizona dropped to 5-3 on the dual season while Nebraska improved to 9-0 - its best start in program history.
Arizona State will look to recover against another tough opponent next week as the team hosts Iowa State in Wells Fargo Arena on Jan. 3 beginning at 7 p.m.
For continued coverage of Arizona State wrestling, check out TheSunDevils.com.
WRESTLING NAMES ROBLES AS VOLUNTEER COACH

Anthony Robles, the 2011 national champion at 125 pounds and Sun Devil alumnus, will join the ASU wrestling squad as a volunteer coach. 

TEMPE -- Travis Pascoe, a former All-American and four-time NCAA qualifier for the University of Nebraska, has joined the Arizona State University wrestling program's coach staff as an assistant coach, third-year head coach Shawn Charles announced today. A four-year starter at 184 pounds for NU, Pascoe will work with the upper weights on the Sun Devil roster, a group that includes returning Pac-10 Champion Jake Meredith (184) and heavyweight All-American Levi Cooper.

"Travis Pascoe is a hard working individual with great wrestling knowledge and enthusiasm," Charles said. "I hired him at Fresno State in 2005 because I knew he would be able to help the program succeed and I hired him here to do the same thing. He has found success at each level he has competed and I know he will be able to help our young men not only succeed on the mat, but off it as well. I am excited to have Travis back on staff with me and look forward to his contributions to the growth of the Sun Devil program."

At the start of the 2011-12 season, Pascoe will work with the heavier weights while fifth-year assistant coach and former Sun Devil All-American Brian Stith will continue his work with the middle weights. Charles, a four-time All-American for the Sun Devils, is set to begin his third year in charge of the program and will once again work with the lighter weights on the roster.

"I am very excited to be working with Shawn Charles once again," Pascoe said. "It is a great opportunity for me to learn from a tremendous person and coach. I grew up in the West and this program has a lot of talented wrestlers from the West, so I look forward to working with them and helping them achieve their goals, both as individuals and for the team. I really cannot wait to get started with the great group of young men Shawn has brought into the program and see were Arizona State wrestling can go from here."

The 2011-12 season will mark the seventh year Pascoe has coached in some capacity among the collegiate ranks and his second assistant position after joining Charles' staff at Fresno State for the 2005-06 season. After the FSU program was discontinued following that season, Pascoe headed north to Corvallis, Ore., where he has served as a volunteer coach at Oregon State for the past five seasons.

During his time in Corvallis, Pascoe worked with the Beavers' upper weight wrestlers and helped two individuals earn NCAA All-America honors, including Ty Watterson at heavyweight (2007) and Colby Covington at 174 (2011). On the conference level, Pascoe worked with six Beavers that combined to win seven Pac-10 titles (174-184-197-285), including two at the 2011 tournament in Corvallis, while the team won two titles in that same span.

Prior to his time at OSU, Pascoe joined Charles at Fresno State for one season. That year, Pascoe worked with Greg Gifford, who captured the 184-pound title at the NCAA West Region Championships and was one of two Bulldogs to reach the NCAA tournament in 2006. Once the program was dropped, Gifford, who went 1-2 at the national meet that year, transferred to ASU for his senior season, where he won the 184 title at the Pac-10 Championships and went 2-2 at the national meet.

Before Pascoe jumped into the coaching ranks, he was a highly ranked wrestler at 184 pounds for Nebraska. Competing as the starter for four years in a row (2001-02 season through the 2004-05 season), Pascoe recorded a career record of 100-36, which ranked as the 13th-most victories in NU history. A four-time national qualifier, Pascoe advanced to the semifinals of the 2005 tournament and eventually finished sixth overall to earn his first All-America honors. Winning at least two matches in each of his four NCAA appearances, Pascoe helped the Huskers to Top 20 finishes all four years, including a fifth-place showing in 2004 and an eighth-place finish in 2002.

Charles and Pascoe first met at the start of the 2001-02 season as Charles was brought on to be an assistant coach while Pascoe was set for his first season as a starter. During those four years, Pascoe placed third in the Big 12 Championships each of this first two year and then finished fourth as a junior. In his senior season, he reached the finals and finished second in the conference to earn a berth into the NCAA tournament.

Prior to joining the Huskers, Pascoe was two-sport standout at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane, Wash. A four-year member of both the wrestling and football squads, Pascoe was a three-time Washington state champion at 189 pounds and was widely considered one of the top recruits in the nation his senior year. He also was a High School All-American at 189 as a senior.

Before his first season in Tempe gets underway, Pascoe will marry Sara McFarland on September 3.

Anthony Robles, the 2011 national champion at 125 pounds and Sun Devil alumnus, will join the ASU wrestling squad as a volunteer coach.
TEMPE- Recently graduated Arizona State University wrestling standout Anthony Robles will return to the team for the 2011-12 campaign as a volunteer coach, as announced by head coach Shawn Charles on Wednesday.
"Anthony is going to bring a wealth of knowledge to our lightweights, especially in the top positiions," ASU head coach Shawn Charles said. "He has knowledge in the sport and a lot of body awareness in the sport that will really help. Arizona State Wrestling is very fortunate to get Anthony to be our volunteer coach."
Robles will work with the lightweights on the team and will bring a wealth of knowledge to a very young group of student-athletes that will certainly benefit from his experiences at the collegiate level.
Born without a right leg, Robles went undefeated (36-0) during his senior season at Arizona State this past year and was the 2011 NCAA Champion at 125 pounds. He was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the NCAA Championships, tallying the third All-America accolade of his career.
Robles notched his third consecutive Pac-10 title as well in 2011 and capped his career with 122 total victories, good for the eighth-best tally in Sun Devil wrestling history. Robles scored 47 technical falls during his tenure at ASU and won 75 percent of his matches with bonus points (92 of 122) for another school record. As a senior, Robles set single-season records for bonus-point wins (31) and technical falls (24) in what was one of the more dominating single seasons in ASU wrestling history.
Robles had 53 career wins in duals - good for 10th best in school history - and was named as the Outstanding Wrestler at five events as a senior.
Robles was honored at the 2011 ESPY Awards with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance and as the Best Male Athlete with a Disability.
This will be Robles' first coaching role of his post-collegiate career. The Mesa, Ariz., native now works as a motivational speaker and has spent much of the summer travelling to assorted events across the country to tell his story.
Charles, now in his third year as head coach, also added Travis Pascoe to the coaching staff earlier this summer. Pascoe was an All-America wrestler at Nebraska during his undergraduate years and worked with Charles during his time at Fresno State. The wrestling team will open up the 2011-12 schedule on November 5 at the Eastern Michigan Open in Ypsilanti, Mich.
Sun Devil Wrestling Adds Travis Pascoe to Coaching Staff

Former Nebraska All-American (184) joins Shawn Charles and Brian Stith on staff

TEMPE - Travis Pascoe, a former All-American and four-time NCAA qualifier for the University of Nebraska, has joined the Arizona State University wrestling program's coach staff as an assistant coach, third-year Head Coach Shawn Charles announced today. A four-year starter at 184 pounds for NU, Pascoe will work with the upper weights on the Sun Devil roster, a group that includes returning Pac-10 Champion Jake Meredith (184) and heavyweight All-American Levi Cooper.

"Travis Pascoe is a hard working individual with great wrestling knowledge and enthusiasm," Charles said. "I hired him at Fresno State in 2005 because I knew he would be able to help the program succeed and I hired him here to do the same thing. He has found success at each level he has competed and I know he will be able to help our young men not only succeed on the mat, but off it as well. I am excited to have Travis back on staff with me and look forward to his contributions to the growth of the Sun Devil program."

At the start of the 2011-12 season, Pascoe will work with the heavier weights while fifth-year assistant coach and former Sun Devil All-American Brian Stith will continue his work with the middle weights. Charles, a four-time All-American for the Sun Devils, is set to begin his third year in charge of the program and will once again work with the lighter weights on the roster.

"I am very excited to be working with Shawn Charles once again," Pascoe said. "It is a great opportunity for me to learn from a tremendous person and coach. I grew up in the West and this program has a lot of talented wrestlers from the West, so I look forward to working with them and helping them achieve their goals, both as individuals and for the team. I really cannot wait to get started with the great group of young men Shawn has brought into the program and see were Arizona State wrestling can go from here."

The 2011-12 season will mark the seventh year Pascoe has coached in some capacity among the collegiate ranks and his second assistant position after joining Charles' staff at Fresno State for the 2005-06 season. After the FSU program was discontinued following that season, Pascoe headed north to Corvallis, Ore., where he has served as a volunteer coach at Oregon State for the past five seasons.

During his time in Corvallis, Pascoe worked with the Beavers' upper weight wrestlers and helped two individuals earn NCAA All-America honors, including Ty Watterson at heavyweight (2007) and Colby Covington at 174 (2011). On the conference level, Pascoe worked with six Beavers that combined to win seven Pac-10 titles (174-184-197-285), including two at the 2011 tournament in Corvallis, while the team won two titles in that same span.

Prior to his time at OSU, Pascoe joined Charles at Fresno State for one season. That year, Pascoe worked with Greg Gifford, who captured the 184-pound title at the NCAA West Region Championships and was one of two Bulldogs to reach the NCAA tournament in 2006. Once the program was dropped, Gifford, who went 1-2 at the national meet that year, transferred to ASU for his senior season, where he won the 184 title at the Pac-10 Championships and went 2-2 at the national meet.

Before Pascoe jumped into the coaching ranks, he was a highly ranked wrestler at 184 pounds for Nebraska. Competing as the starter for four years in a row (2001-02 season through the 2004-05 season), Pascoe recorded a career record of 100-36, which ranked as the 13th-most victories in NU history. A four-time national qualifier, Pascoe advanced to the semifinals of the 2005 tournament and eventually finished sixth overall to earn his first All-America honors. Winning at least two matches in each of his four NCAA appearances, Pascoe helped the Huskers to Top 20 finishes all four years, including a fifth-place showing in 2004 and an eighth-place finish in 2002.

Charles and Pascoe first met at the start of the 2001-02 season as Charles was brought on to be an assistant coach while Pascoe was set for his first season as a starter. During those four years, Pascoe placed third in the Big 12 Championships each of this first two year and then finished fourth as a junior. In his senior season, he reached the finals and finished second in the conference to earn a berth into the NCAA tournament.

Prior to joining the Huskers, Pascoe was two-sport standout at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane, Wash. A four-year member of both the wrestling and football squads, Pascoe was a three-time Washington state champion at 189 pounds and was widely considered one of the top recruits in the nation his senior year. He also was a High School All-American at 189 as a senior.

Before his first season in Tempe gets underway, Pascoe will marry Sara McFarland on September 3.
Three Arizona State Wrestlers Become All-Americans as Robles, Jenkins Reach Final

Cooper joins the two finalists as an All-American, the first of his career

PHILADELPHIA - When the dust settled on the second day of action inside the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa., at the 2011 NCAA Wrestling Championships, two members of the Arizona State University wrestling team had won semifinal matches and a place in the finals and were joined by one other teammate as All-Americans by assuring themselves a finish in the Top 8 overall. Both No. 1 Anthony Robles (125) and No. 4 Bubba Jenkins (157) reached the finals of their weight classes while heavyweight and unseeded Levi Cooper continued to battle and won his consolation match in the Round of 12 to assure his placement in the Top 8.

In the team standings, Penn State reclaimed the lead through the second day and has built a comfortable lead with 92.5 points, followed by Cornell (75.0), Iowa (74.0), Oklahoma State (65.5) and American (56.0) in the Top 5. ASU is seventh with 52.5 points and has three individuals that can score points on the final day. Overall, ASU's two finalists makes them one of four schools with multiple finalists, including PSU (three), OSU (two) and Lehigh (two).

Robles' first trip to the national finals was earned with his 4-2 decision over unseeded Ben Kjar (Utah Valley), keeping Robles undefeated on the season and in position to become an undefeated NCAA champion. The match opened with both wrestlers feeling each other out and ended where it started as neither scored a point. In the second, Kjar had the choice and selected down. While Robles was on top the entire period, he was unable to score near-fall points, keeping the match tied at 0-0, but with Robles holding two minutes of riding time.

In the third, Robles took his turn on the bottom and escaped early in the period to take a 1-0 lead. Shortly after, he shot in, secured Kjar's legs and scored the takedown to extend his lead to 3-0. Kjar would escape to make it 3-1 and then made it 3-2 at the end of the match as Robles was hit with a second stall warning, but Robles earned another point on riding time and took the match 4-2, giving ASU a finalist for the first time since current assistant coach Brian Stith reach the 157-pound final in 2006.

Jenkins, much like the rest of the tournament, followed suit as he joined Robles in the finals by winning his semifinal match at 157 with an 8-5 decision over No. 8 Jason Welch (Northwestern). Welch took an early lead with a takedown before Jenkins escaped to make it 2-1 heading into the second, where Jenkins had the choice and took down. After Jenkins' escape was the only scoring of the period to tie the match, Welch escaped bottom to take a 3-2 lead. From there, however, Jenkins scored on a trio of takedowns to take the match and earn his second trip to the finals.

In 2009, Jenkins, then wrestling at 149 for Penn State, advanced to the final where he dropped a match to No. 1 Brent Metcalf (Iowa) to place second overall. This time, he will meet another familiar wrestler as he takes on his former teammate, second-ranked David Taylor (Penn State).

With their results in the semifinals, Robles and Jenkins gave the Sun Devil program multiple finalists in the same NCAA Championships since 1993 when three ASU athletes advanced. That year, both Markus Mollica (158) and Ray Miller (167) captured titles while current head coach Shawn Charles was the runner-up at 126. Prior to this season, the last time the Sun Devils had a finalist came in 2006 when current assistant coach Brian Stith finished second at 157.

With the excitement of two finalists and a pair of All-America honors earned, heavyweight Cooper added to that excitement as he avenged a loss from earlier in the season by defeating Brendan Barlow (Kent State), 4-2, in the tie breaker to earn All-America honors and remain alive in the tournament. Unseeded and two years removed from an 11-15 record, Cooper kept the match scoreless in the first by stuffing two shot attempts and then escaped from the bottom for a 1-0 lead in the second. After Barlow escaped bottom in the third and neither scored in overtime, Cooper chose down in the first tie breaker and escaped to make it 2-1. Barlow also escaped to tie it at 2-2, but Cooper blasted in on a shot and scored two for the takedown with eight seconds remaining in the session before holding on for the win.

Cooper, who lost a 12-4 major decision to Barlow at the Virginia Duals in January, then took the mat later in the evening looking to avenge another loss from earlier in the season as he took on Ricky Alcala (Indiana) in the consolation quarterfinals. Alcala opened the scoring with a takedown in the first and Cooper escaped to make it 2-1 before Cooper chose down and escaped to tie the score at 2-2 in the second. In the final stanza, Alcala reversed Cooper (4-2) before Cooper escaped (4-3), but that was ll the scoring. Cooper will now face No. 8 Anthony Nelson (Minnesota) on Saturday morning for seventh place.

With Robles, Jenkins and Cooper all earning All-America honors, it marks the first time the Sun Devils have had three or more honorees for the first time since 2006 when four Sun Devils earned the distinction. That year, Stith (2nd, 157), C.B. Dollaway (5th, 184), Ryan Bader (7th, 197) and Cain Velasquez (4th, 285) all placed in the Top 8.

NOTES:
* the last time ASU had a finalist in the NCAA Championships was in 2006 when current assistant coach Brian Stith took second at 157-pounds
* Robles now has 120 career wins, tying Ryan Bader for the eighth-most all-time in program history

2011 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships
Wells Fargo Center * Philadelphia, Pa.
Day Two Results - Session 4 ONLY - March 18, 2011
# before name indicates tournament seeding
125 - #1 Anthony Robles (4-0, All-American & NCAA Finalist)
Semifinal - #1 Robles dec. Ben Kjar (Utah Valley), 4-2
Final - #1 Robles vs. #2 Matt McDonough (Iowa) - Saturday night

157 - #4 Bubba Jenkins (4-0, All-American & NCAA Finalist)
Semifinal - #4 Jenkins dec. #8 Jason Welch (Northwestern), 8-5
Final - #4 Jenkins vs. #2 David Taylor (Penn State)

285 - Levi Cooper (3-2, All-American)
Conso. Fourth - Cooper dec. Brendan Barlow (Kent State), 4-2 tb1
Conso. Quarter - Ricky Alcala (Indiana) dec. Cooper, 4-3
7th Place - Cooper vs. #8 Anthony Nelson (Minnesota)

FULL TOURNAMENT RESULTS
# before name indicates tournament seeding
125 - #1 Anthony Robles (4-0, All-American & NCAA Finalist)
Round of 32 - #1 Robles tech fall Matthew Snyder (Virginia), 17-1 (4:23)
Round of 16 - #1 Robles tech fall Steven Keith (Harvard), 15-0 (3:32)
Quarterfinal - #1 Robles dec. #8 Jarrod Patterson (Oklahoma), 9-3 - All-American
Semifinal - #1 Robles dec. Ben Kjar (Utah Valley), 4-2
Final - #1 Robles vs. #2 Matt McDonough (Iowa) - Saturday night

157 - #4 Bubba Jenkins (4-0, All-American & NCAA Finalist)
Round of 32 - #4 Jenkins major Alex Medved (Gardner Webb), 16-5
Round of 16 - #4 Jenkins pinned Mark Lewandowski (Buffalo), 5:41
Quarterfinal - #4 Jenkins dec. #12 Paul Young (Indiana), 4-3 - All-American
Semifinal - #4 Jenkins dec. #8 Jason Welch (Northwestern), 8-5
Final - #4 Jenkins vs. #2 David Taylor (Penn State)

174 - Eric Starks (1-2, DNP)
Round of 32 - #5 Chris Henrich (Virginia) major Starks, 10-2
Conso. First - Starks dec. Brandon Wright (Chattanooga), 2-0
Conso. Second - Scott Glasser (Minnesota) dec. Starks, 6-0

184 - Jake Meredith (1-2, DNP)
Round of 32 - Meredith major Richard Shafer (Iowa State), 10-0
Round of 16 - #3 Steve Bosak (Cornell) pinned Meredith, 4:41
Conso. Second - Jonathan Fausey (Virginia) major Meredith, 8-0

197 - Luke Macchiaroli (0-2, DNP)
Round of 32 - #2 Clayton Foster (Oklahoma State) major Macchiaroli, 11-1
Conso. First - Tyler Dickerson (Michigan State) major Macchiaroli, 8-0

285 - Levi Cooper (3-2, All-American)
Round of 32 - Cooper dec. #4 Dominic Russo (Rutgers), 5-2
Round of 16 - Cooper pinned Joseph Rizqallah (Michigan State), 6:24
Quarterfinal - #5 Dom Bradley (Missouri) dec. 5-2
Conso. Fourth - Cooper dec. Brendan Barlow (Kent State), 4-2 tb1
Conso. Quarter - Ricky Alcala (Indiana) dec. Cooper, 4-3
7th Place - Cooper vs. #8 Anthony Nelson (Minnesota)

Top 5 Team Standings - Through Day Two
1. Penn State - 92.5
2. Cornell - 75.0
3. Iowa - 74.0
4. Oklahoma State - 65.5
5. American - 56.0
7. Arizona State - 52.5
CHAMPIONS! Arizona States Robles, Jenkins Capture Titles at NCAA Wrestling

Both men win crowns, giving ASU its 9th and 10th championships in program history

PHILADELPHIA - On the final night of the 2011 NCAA Wrestling Championships, two Arizona State University wrestlers stole the show as both Anthony Robles and Bubba Jenkins were crowned national champions of their respective weight classes, bringing the crowd of 17,687 fans to their feet in a pair of exciting matches. The wins, which gave the Sun Devils two finalists and two champions in the same year for the first time since 1993, punctuated two impressive careers as the seniors wrestled their final matches on the raised stage inside the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. The wins also made ASU the only program in the nation this year to have multiple champions as eight other schools each had one champion tonight.

The pro-Pennsylvania crowd saw Penn State win its first title since 1953 as it scored 107.5 points to beat out the challenge from Cornell (93.5) and Iowa (86.5). Oklahoma State (70.5) and American (65.0) rounded out the Top 5 while the Sun Devils came in sixth with 62.5 points, giving the program their best finish since taking sixth in 2006.

Robles, the top-seed at 125 pounds, and Jenkins, the fourth-seeded competitor at 157, brought about several other firsts on the night as the duo gave ASU two finalists for the first time since 1993 when Markus Mollica (158), Ray Miller (167) and current head coach Shawn Charles (126) all reached the finals. This year's duo also gave ASU multiple national champions for only the second time, equaling the wins posted by Mollica and Miller in 1993. Their titles also are the first for the program since Eric Larkin went 36-0 in 2003 to claim the 149 crown.

First up on the mat was Robles, who took on defending champion and second-seeded Matt McDonough (Iowa). Robles, looking to go undefeated on the year, locked up with McDonough on the opening whistle and, 44 seconds in to the match, scored a takedown for the early 2-0 lead. Robles then turned the Hawkeye twice, scoring a two-point near-fall and a three-point near-fall to end the period on top, 7-0. In the second, McDonough chose neutral, but no one scored, sending the 7-0 match to the final period. There, Robles was unable to escape and was hit with a stalling point penalty, but that was all the scoring, giving Robles a 7-1 decision and the NCAA title.

"My coaches prepared me well," Robles said after his title. "We've been working all year and the past few years on quick draws, quick stick... I couldn't have done it without him. I felt super confident out there and it was a team effort. I want to thank my training partners and my family for supporting me and it wasn't just me out there. I was doing it for all them, too. I feels great to be a national champion."

Following the tournament, Robles was selected as the Outstanding Wrestler, making him the first Sun Devil to capture the honor since Larkin did so in 2003. For Robles, it marked the fourth tournament he competed in this season and the fourth O.W. award he was selected for (Las Vegas Invitational, Reno TOC, Pac-10s, NCAAs).

At 157, a showdown that many were awaiting came to be as Jenkins, seeded fourth, faced off with David Taylor, the third-seeded wrestler that took over the weight class for Penn State after Jenkins' departure to ASU this fall. The crowd was into the match, yelling out for scores, but saw both men unable to finish their attempts and keep the match tied, 0-0, through one. In the second, Taylor chose down and escaped four seconds into the period to take a 1-0 lead. After a scramble, Jenkins locked up a cradle on Taylor, flipped him to his back and pinned the Nittany Lion sophomore, giving Jenkins the crown with a fall in 4:41.

"I definitely feel like I was underrated," Jenkins said. "They always underrate me. I guess since I moved West and got a tan, they forgot about me and didn't think I was going to be back. The tournament was in Philly, I was coming back to PA, and it wasn't just to see the sights and reminisce with old friends. It was coming to win it. I showed up here tonight in a business suit, told my mom, 'Bring my business suit. I don't want to wrestle, I don't want to show up in my wrestler wrestling gear.' It's what I came for. I spent five hours on a flight for a business trip. And I went out there and handled my business."

Jenkins' win made him just the fourth wrestler in NCAA history to reach the final of a weight class for two different schools, this time with Jenkins on top after he placed second in 2008 at 149 pounds for PSU. All four of those individuals won at least one title in their career, either before or after transferring.

Earlier in the day, Levi Cooper was on the mat for seventh place, but was pinned in 2:37 by No. 8 Anthony Nelson (Minnesota) to fall to eighth place. Regardless of the finish, Cooper earned All-America honors just two years (and three schools) after going 11-15 as a freshman for Portland State. His honor gave ASU its most All-Americans in the same tournament since four Sun Devils earned the distinction in 2006.

With the conclusion of the tournament, the 2010-11 season comes to a close for the Sun Devils. The team will hold its annual awards banquet on March 30 at Dave and Buster's Tempe Marketplace.

2011 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships
Wells Fargo Center * Philadelphia, Pa.
Day Three Results * March 19, 2011
# before name indicates tournament seeding
125 - #1 Anthony Robles (5-0, All-American & NCAA CHAMPION)
Final - #1 Robles dec. #2 Matt McDonough (Iowa), 7-1

157 - #4 Bubba Jenkins (5-0, All-American & NCAA CHAMPION)
Final - #4 Jenkins pinned #2 David Taylor (Penn State), 4:41

285 - Levi Cooper (3-3, All-American & 8th Place)
7th Place - #8 Anthony Nelson (Minnesota) pinned Cooper, 2:37

FULL TOURNAMENT RESULTS
# before name indicates tournament seeding
125 - #1 Anthony Robles (5-0, All-American & NCAA CHAMPION)
Round of 32 - #1 Robles tech fall Matthew Snyder (Virginia), 17-1 (4:23)
Round of 16 - #1 Robles tech fall Steven Keith (Harvard), 15-0 (3:32)
Quarterfinal - #1 Robles dec. #8 Jarrod Patterson (Oklahoma), 9-3 - All-American
Semifinal - #1 Robles dec. Ben Kjar (Utah Valley), 4-2
Final - #1 Robles dec. #2 Matt McDonough (Iowa), 7-1

157 - #4 Bubba Jenkins (5-0, All-American & NCAA CHAMPION)
Round of 32 - #4 Jenkins major Alex Medved (Gardner Webb), 16-5
Round of 16 - #4 Jenkins pinned Mark Lewandowski (Buffalo), 5:41
Quarterfinal - #4 Jenkins dec. #12 Paul Young (Indiana), 4-3 - All-American
Semifinal - #4 Jenkins dec. #8 Jason Welch (Northwestern), 8-5
Final - #4 Jenkins pinned #2 David Taylor (Penn State), 4:41

174 - Eric Starks (1-2, DNP)
Round of 32 - #5 Chris Henrich (Virginia) major Starks, 10-2
Conso. First - Starks dec. Brandon Wright (Chattanooga), 2-0
Conso. Second - Scott Glasser (Minnesota) dec. Starks, 6-0

184 - Jake Meredith (1-2, DNP)
Round of 32 - Meredith major Richard Shafer (Iowa State), 10-0
Round of 16 - #3 Steve Bosak (Cornell) pinned Meredith, 4:41
Conso. Second - Jonathan Fausey (Virginia) major Meredith, 8-0

197 - Luke Macchiaroli (0-2, DNP)
Round of 32 - #2 Clayton Foster (Oklahoma State) major Macchiaroli, 11-1
Conso. First - Tyler Dickerson (Michigan State) major Macchiaroli, 8-0

285 - Levi Cooper (3-3, All-American & 8th Place)
Round of 32 - Cooper dec. #4 Dominic Russo (Rutgers), 5-2
Round of 16 - Cooper pinned Joseph Rizqallah (Michigan State), 6:24
Quarterfinal - #5 Dom Bradley (Missouri) dec. 5-2
Conso. Fourth - Cooper dec. Brendan Barlow (Kent State), 4-2 tb1
Conso. Quarter - Ricky Alcala (Indiana) dec. Cooper, 4-3
7th Place - #8 Anthony Nelson (Minnesota) pinned Cooper, 2:37

Final Team Standings - Top 10
1. Penn State - 107.5
2. Cornell - 93.5
3. Iowa - 86.5
4. Oklahoma State - 70.5
5. American - 65.0
6. Arizona State - 62.5
7. Minnesota - 61.0
8. Lehigh - 58.5
9. Boise State - 57.5
10. Wisconsin - 54.5
Robles Closes out Regular Season Perfect as Arizona State Falls at Stanford, 28-11

Edwards, Cooper add victories in final dual of the season before Pac-10 Championships

TEMPE - Three members of the Arizona State University wrestling team won their final regular season matches, but the team fell in the final dual of the year as host Stanford won 7-of-10 matches to take a 28-11 score on Sunday afternoon inside Burnham Pavilion in Palo Alto, Calif. The loss dropped the Sun Devils to a final record of 5-13 (1-4 Pac-10) while the Cardinal ended the year with a 9-9-1 record (4-2 Pac-10).

The dual opened at 141 pounds with Josh Sandoval dropping a 10-5 decision to Jordan Gray to put the hosts ahead, 3-0. The lead grew to 7-0 after the 149 match as Carlos Castro lost a 14-3 major decision to Donovan Halpin. SU's lead grew to 13-0 after ASU forfeited the 157 match.

At 165, Te Edwards put the Sun Devils on the board as he won a hard-fought 6-2 decision over Lucas Espericueta, bringing the team score to 13-3. But, the Cardinal won the next three matches, including a forfeit at 174 (19-3) and a 3-2 win for Spence Patrick at 184 over ASU's Jake Meredith (22-3). SU also won a 10-3 decision at 197 as No. 15 Zack Giesen downed Luke Macchiaroli to bring the team score to 25-3.

Levi Cooper was up next at heavyweight and won a close, 2-1, decision in the tiebreaker to give ASU three more points before No. 1 Anthony Robles took five more points for the Sun Devils with his 18-1 technical fall over Matt Sencenbaugh at 125. With the win, Robles ended the regular season with a 28-0 record and 21 wins by technical falls on the year.

The dual came to a close at 133 pounds as No. 16 Justin Paulsen won an 8-2 decision over Kalin Goodsite, bringing the final score to 28-11.

With the close of the dual at SU, the Sun Devils' regular season has come to a close. The next action for the Sun Devils will come on February 27 in Corvallis, Ore., as they compete in the Pac-10 Wrestling Championships, hosted by Oregon State. The meet will be used to select those that will qualify for the NCAA Championships later in March.
Stanford def. Arizona State, 28-11


Sunday, February 13, 2011 * Burnham Pavilion (Palo Alto, Calif.)
141 - Jordan Gray (S) dec. Josh Sandoval, 10-5
149 - Donovan Halpin (S) major Carlos Castro, 14-3
157 - Kyle Meyer (S) won by forfeit
165 - Te Edwards (AS) dec. Lucas Espericueta, 6-2
174 - #7 Nick Amuchastegui (S) won by forfeit
184 - Spence Patrick (S) dec. Jake Meredith, 3-2
197 - #15 Zack Giesen (S) dec. Luke Macchiaroli, 10-3
285 - Levi Cooper (AS) dec. Dylan Rush, 2-1tb
125 - #1 Anthony Robles (AS) tech fall Matt Sencenbaugh, 18-1
133 - #16 Justin Paulsen (S) dec. Kalin Goodsite, 8-2
Meredith, Cooper Post Upset Wins as Arizona State Wrestling Falls at #21 Oregon State, 33-11

Robles also wins as others nearly pull off individual upset victories

TEMPE - In perhaps one of its stronger showings in recent weeks, the Arizona State University wrestling team saw two of its individuals upset their higher-ranked foe and two others nearly do the same as the visiting Sun Devils dropped a 33-11 decision to No. 21 Oregon State on Friday night in Corvallis, Ore. The loss dropped the Sun Devils to 5-12 overall and 1-3 in the Pac-10 Conference while the Beavers improved to 10-5-2 on the year (3-2 Pac-10).

The dual opened at 141 pounds where the hosts would jump to an 18-0 team lead through three matches with a pair of pins and one win by forfeit. First, No. 13 Michael Mangrum pinned ASU's Josh Sandoval in 2:11 of the 141 match before Carlos Castro was pinned in 1:44 of the 149 match. After the forfeit at 157, Te Edwards saw a late lead turn into a close 8-7 loss at 165 pounds as Jon Brascetta came out on top. With a win by forfeit at 174, the hosts were now ahead in the team standings, 27-0.

At 184 pounds, Jake Meredith put the Sun Devils on the board as the junior scored an early takedown and kept No. 19 Brice Arand down the rest of the period for a 2-0 lead. After not scoring in the second, Meredith added four more points in the final stanza for the 6-0 win and an upset of a Top 20 foe. Luke Macchiaroli tried to join Meredith in the winning ways, but came up short as a late takedown by No. 19 Chad Hanke gave the Beaver a 3-2 win.

At heavyweight, No. 15 Clayton Jack held a late lead against Levi Cooper, 3-2, before Cooper rushed in on Jack and took the OSU big man down to his back. From there, Cooper was awarded two near-fall points to bring the final to 6-3. For Cooper, it is his second upset of a Top 20 foe in three matches after he also defeated the No. 10 wrestler last Friday night in Nebraska.

ASU continued the winning ways at 125 as No. 1 Anthony Robles won his 20th match of the year by technical fall, this time scoring a 16-0 defeat of Christian Strahl in the first period. The win moved Robles to 27-0 on the year. The dual came to a close at 133 where Kalin Goodsite put up a strong fight, but in the end, fell to No. 17 Garrett Drucker, 11-7.

ASU's final regular-season action of the season will take place on Sunday in Palo Alto, Calif., as the Sun Devils will take on Stanford at 2 p.m. PT.
#21 Oregon State def. Arizona State, 33-11
Friday, February 11, 2011 * Gil Coliseum (Corvallis, Ore.)
141 - #13 Michael Mangrum (OS) pinned Josh Sandoval, 2:11
149 - Scott Sakaguci (OS) pinned Carlos Castro, 1:44
157 - Alex Elder (OS) won by forfeit
165 - Jon Brascetta (OS) dec. Te Edwards, 8-7
174 - #5 Colby Covington (OS) won by forfeit
184 - Jake Meredith (AS) dec. #19 Brice Arand, 6-0
197 - #19 Chad Hanke (OS) dec. Luke Macchiaroli, 3-2
285 - Levi Cooper (AS) dec. #15 Clayton Jack, 6-3
125 - #1 Anthony Robles (AS) tech fall Christian Strahl, 16-0
133 - #17 Garrett Drucker (OS) dec. Kalin Goodsite, 11-7Meredith, Cooper Post Upset Wins as Wrestling Falls at #21 OSU, 33-11
Robles also wins as others nearly pull off individual upset victories
TEMPE - In perhaps one of its stronger showings in recent weeks, the Arizona State University wrestling team saw two of its individuals upset their higher-ranked foe and two others nearly do the same as the visiting Sun Devils dropped a 33-11 decision to No. 21 Oregon State on Friday night in Corvallis, Ore. The loss dropped the Sun Devils to 5-12 overall and 1-3 in the Pac-10 Conference while the Beavers improved to 10-5-2 on the year (3-2 Pac-10).

The dual opened at 141 pounds where the hosts would jump to an 18-0 team lead through three matches with a pair of pins and one win by forfeit. First, No. 13 Michael Mangrum pinned ASU's Josh Sandoval in 2:11 of the 141 match before Carlos Castro was pinned in 1:44 of the 149 match. After the forfeit at 157, Te Edwards saw a late lead turn into a close 8-7 loss at 165 pounds as Jon Brascetta came out on top. With a win by forfeit at 174, the hosts were now ahead in the team standings, 27-0.

At 184 pounds, Jake Meredith put the Sun Devils on the board as the junior scored an early takedown and kept No. 19 Brice Arand down the rest of the period for a 2-0 lead. After not scoring in the second, Meredith added four more points in the final stanza for the 6-0 win and an upset of a Top 20 foe. Luke Macchiaroli tried to join Meredith in the winning ways, but came up short as a late takedown by No. 19 Chad Hanke gave the Beaver a 3-2 win.

At heavyweight, No. 15 Clayton Jack held a late lead against Levi Cooper, 3-2, before Cooper rushed in on Jack and took the OSU big man down to his back. From there, Cooper was awarded two near-fall points to bring the final to 6-3. For Cooper, it is his second upset of a Top 20 foe in three matches after he also defeated the No. 10 wrestler last Friday night in Nebraska.
ASU continued the winning ways at 125 as No. 1 Anthony Robles won his 20th match of the year by technical fall, this time scoring a 16-0 defeat of Christian Strahl in the first period. The win moved Robles to 27-0 on the year. The dual came to a close at 133 where Kalin Goodsite put up a strong fight, but in the end, fell to No. 17 Garrett Drucker, 11-7.

ASU's final regular-season action of the season will take place on Sunday in Palo Alto, Calif., as the Sun Devils will take on Stanford at 2 p.m. PT.
#21 Oregon State def. Arizona State, 33-11
Friday, February 11, 2011 * Gil Coliseum (Corvallis, Ore.)
141 - #13 Michael Mangrum (OS) pinned Josh Sandoval, 2:11
149 - Scott Sakaguci (OS) pinned Carlos Castro, 1:44
157 - Alex Elder (OS) won by forfeit
165 - Jon Brascetta (OS) dec. Te Edwards, 8-7
174 - #5 Colby Covington (OS) won by forfeit
184 - Jake Meredith (AS) dec. #19 Brice Arand, 6-0
197 - #19 Chad Hanke (OS) dec. Luke Macchiaroli, 3-2
285 - Levi Cooper (AS) dec. #15 Clayton Jack, 6-3
125 - #1 Anthony Robles (AS) tech fall Christian Strahl, 16-0
133 - #17 Garrett Drucker (OS) dec. Kalin Goodsite, 11-7
Robles, Arizona State Wrestle Final Home Dual Sunday

Senior Day to proceed Pac-10 dual with #24 Cal Poly at 2 p.m.
TEMPE - The Arizona State University wrestling team will play host to its final home competition of the season at 2 p.m. Sunday inside Wells Fargo Arena as the No. 22 Cal Poly Mustangs visit Tempe for a Pac-10 Conference dual. The meeting between the Sun Devils (5-8, 1-1 Pac-10) and Mustangs (6-1, 2-1 Pac-10) will serve as Senior Day for two exceptional student-athletes: Anthony Robles (125) and Bubba Jenkins (157), both of which are in their final seasons.

OPENING WHISTLE
* Sunday will be the final home dual for seniors Robles, Jenkins
* Festive: Senior Day, Special Olympic Arizona & UFC Fighters all on hand
* FS Arizona will web cast this weekend's dual on foxsportsarizona.com (free)
* After not being ranked last week, ASU is receiving votes in the Coaches Top 25
* Sunday's dual with #22 CPU is the first of four in a row against a Top 25 team
* Robles (#2) and Jenkins (#4) remained in the national Top 5 this week
* NCAA Coaches' Rankings: Four Devils in first release of Top 33 standings
* Home Cookin' - Robles is 17-4 all-time in Tempe (won 9 in a row)
* Robles has 23 wins, 16 of which are by technical fall (15+ point margin)
* Robles leads the nation with 16 tech falls (second-most is 10)
* ASU is 31-10-0 all-time against Cal Poly (17-2-0 in Tempe)
* ASU is 82-24-1 all-time against current Pac-10 (128-24-1 vs. all-time Pac-10)
* Three matches on Sunday are renewals in a season series

SEVERAL THINGS GOING ON
There will be several things taking place along with the wrestling action on Sunday, so make sure you are there early to see it all:
* Senior Day: around 1:50 p.m., senior Robles and Jenkins will be honored in a ceremony at the center of the mat
* Halftime: Special Olympics Arizona will be on hand once again this week and will hold a power-lifting exhibition at halftime of the dual
* Post-Dual: following the conclusion of the dual with the Mustangs, both seniors will be signing autographs for fans, as will three former Sun Devil wrestlers and current UFC fighters: Aaron Simpson, Ryan Bader and C.B. Dollaway.

SMILE FOR THE CAMERA!
Just like with the previous four home duals this season, FS Arizona will be on hand inside Wells Fargo Arena to broadcast the dual with Scott Powell once again on the call with former Sun Devil All-American G.T. Taylor joining in on the action. To watch the free web cast, visit FoxSportsArizona.com and click on the banner at the top of the page. Live stats also will be available on the wrestling schedule page online.

IN THE RANKINGS - TEAM
The Sun Devils are once again receiving votes in the NWCA/USA Today Coaches Top 25 poll this week, one week after not receiving any. Penn State is the new top-ranked team while fellow Pac-10 team Boise State (#10), Oregon State (#20) and Cal Poly (#22) are the lone conference schools ranked.

STRONG SCHEDULE
Looking at the NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll, eight of Arizona State's opponents are currently ranked in the Top 25. Overall, ASU's schedule includes duals with No. 2 Oklahoma State (L, 40-4), No. 8 Oklahoma (L, 32-7), No. 15 Iowa State, No. 16 Nebraska, No. 17 Kent State (L, 30-7), No. 19 American (L, 27-18) No. 20 Oregon State and No. 22 Cal Poly.
FIRST OF FOUR
Sunday's dual with No. 22 Cal Poly will mark the first of four duals in a row against a nationally ranked team for the Sun Devils, the next three of which will take place on the road. Starting next week, Arizona State will travel to No. 16 Nebraska and No. 15 Iowa State before taking on No. 20 Oregon State the following weekend. The only non-ranked team ASU will face is Stanford, two days after facing OSU.

IN THE RANKINGS - INDIVIDUAL
According to Amateur Wrestling News, two Sun Devils remained ranked in the national Top 20 this week (January 25), including Anthony Robles, who is No. 2 at 125. The other ranked Sun Devil this week is Bubba Jenkins, who ranks fourth at 157 pounds. Several other Sun Devils are ranked in the Top 33 according to WrestlingReport.com, including Eric Starks (No. 28 at 174) and Luke Macchiaroli (No. 31 at 197). Levi Cooper is gaining more attention this week as InterMatWrestle.com and D1CollegeWrestling.com both have ranked No. 19 at heavyweight while Wrestling Report has him at No. 27 once again.

NEW RANKINGS
Last year, the NCAA introduced new rankings that were based upon coaches votes combined with RPI and winning percentages to formulate at Top 33 list used to select the number of qualifiers at each weight class for the NCAA Championships (33 in each weight class). The first rankings were released on January 18 and four Sun Devils are currently holding Top 33 rankings with the Pac-10 Conference (so far) earning 37 qualifying positions (this can change before the Pac-10 Championships). For the Sun Devils, Anthony Robles is ranked No. 2 at 125; Bubba Jenkins is No. 4 at 157; Levi Cooper is No. 27 at heavyweight and Eric Starks is No. 28 at 174.

HOME COOKIN'
In his career, Anthony Robles has wrestled on his home mat 21 times, posting a solid 17-4 record while going an unblemished 9-0 against Pac-10 foes. A winner of his last nine in row at home, Robles' last loss came during his sophomore year when No. 11 Joey Fio of Oklahoma pinned him in 4:08 (January 19, 2009). In fact, all four of Robles' losses have come to nationally ranked foes, which he holds a 6-4 record against in Tempe. In his junior and senior seasons, Robles is 8-0 with one win by major decision, four by technical fall (including last week's 19-3 score against CS Bakersfield), one by fall and one by forfeit. The remaining win was a 12-10 decision over No. 5 Andrew Long of Iowa State, who led Robles, 10-3, heading to the third period before Robles chose top and eventually turned Long three times and did not let him escape to secure a 12-10 win.

ROBLES ROLLING
So far this year, Robles has won 23 matches with 21 producing bonus points for the team, including 16 wins by technical fall. Excluding his two wins by fall, Robles has outscored his opponents 307-13 in the other 21 matches, having not been scored on in 14 of those wins, and defeating his foes by an average of 14.0 points. Looking back at the previous three seasons, Robles' margin of victory was 5.21 as a freshman, 7.96 as a sophomore and 8.12 as a junior, more than five points less than this season. And, his 16 wins by technical fall this year are fewer than only two of his teammates' overall wins (19, 17).

LEADING THE NATION
Looking over the statistics on the NWCA web site, Anthony Robles currently leads the nation (across all weight classes) with his 16 wins by technical fall. The closest to him in that category is the 10 recorded by Penn State's David Taylor (157).

CLIMBING HIGHER
With his title in Reno, Robles not only remained undefeated on the season, but he also collected the 100th victory of his stellar career, moving to 100-23 all-time at Arizona State. Following the dual with CS Bakersfield, Robles is now 109-23 all-time and ranks 15th in career wins while his 48-6 record in dual matches gives him the 15th-most wins in a career. If Robles wins all five of his remaining duals this year, he will finish his career with a 53-6 dual record and will enter the Pac-10 Championships with 114 career victories. If that is the case, Robles would finish his career tied for 10th in dual victories with Aaron Simpson (1995-98) while standing in a tie for 12th on the overall wins list with current Assistant Coach Brian Stith (2003-07).

SCOUTING: CAL POLY
Co-head coaches John Azevedo and Mark Perry's Mustangs enter the weekend with a 6-1 record overall and a 2-1 mark in the Pac-10 after suffering their first loss of the season last weekend, 29-6, at No. 10 Boise State. Cal Poly, who will play host to CS Bakersfield on Friday night before traveling to Tempe, has defeated one common opponent of ASU's with their 36-14 defeat of CS Fullerton earlier this season. Individual, the Mustangs have three ranked in the Top 20, including No. 2 Boris Novachkov, who is 20-1 at 141 pounds. Also ranked are No. 15 Filip Novachkov (133) and No. 17 Ryan DesRoches (165).

THE SERIES: SUN DEVILS vs. MUSTANGS
Arizona State leads the all-time series, 31-10-0, but lost the last meeting, 20-18, in San Luis Obispo last year. The Sun Devils holds a 17-2-0 all-time edge in duals held in Tempe and have won 12 in a row dating back to a 23-13 loss on December 10, 1982. The last time the teams met in Tempe, ASU won, 36-10, on January 31, 2009.

FAMILIAR FACES
Sunday could see three rematches from earlier this season as several Sun Devils and Mustangs have already met up in tournament action. At 149 pounds, Tai Fukumoto could face Stephen Thalin (one of two possibilities), who defeated the Sun Devil, 6-0, at the Fullerton Open. At 165, Te Edwards has been on the short end of two matches with No. 17 Ryan DesRoches, falling in 2:56 at the Fullerton Open before dropping an 8-6 decision in Reno. At heavyweight, Levi Cooper defeated Atticus Disney, 9-4, at the Reno event en route to his tournament title.

PAC-10 PROSPERITY
Dating back to Arizona State joining the conference for the 1978-79 season, the Sun Devils have been one of 18 different schools that called the Pac-10 home with ASU and six others still competing (including Boise State, Cal Poly, CS Bakersfield, CS Fullerton, Oregon State and Stanford). Against current members of the Pac-10, ASU holds an 82-23-1 all-time record and stands 128-23-1 all-time when including all 17 teams that are/have been in the Pac-10.

BY THE NUMBERS: PAC-10 SUCCESS
In the 32 years the Sun Devils have competed in the Pac-10 Conference, they have won 16 championship crowns and 100 individual Pac-10 titles. When you include all 48 years the Pac-10 has sponsored a wrestling championship, the Sun Devils trail only Oregon State in both categories as the Beavers have won 17 team titles and 117 individual titles. Also since ASU joined the conference, the Sun Devils and Boise State are the only two schools to have won at least one individual title in each of the 10 current weight classes while ASU is the only school in Pac-10 history to win at least one title in each of the 19 weight classes that have been used since 1979.

QUICK RECAP: CS BAKERSFIELD DUAL
Despite giving up 12 points on two forfeits because of injury, the Sun Devils battled tough and split the remaining eight matches, 4-4, with the visiting Roadrunners of CS Bakersfield. Although ASU outscored CSUB in those eight matches, 17-15, the forfeits put the visitors on top in the end, 27-17. Anthony Robles (125) won his 16th technical fall of the year and Te Edwards fought off a takedown attempt to stick his foe at 165 for ASU's bonus point wins. Jake Meredith (184) and Levi Cooper (285) both won by decision.

FAMILIAR FACE DEFEATED
The final match of the dual pitted a pair of former teammates and training partners together as Levi Cooper defeated David Morgan, 3-1. Cooper, who began his career three years at Portland State, transferred to CSUB last year where he redshirted after PSU's program was cut. This past summer, Cooper left the Roadrunners and came to ASU, where he has built a 19-6 overall record this year and ranks among the Top 30 nationally.

MACCHIAROLI'S TOUGH ROAD
After a close loss last weekend to the No. 17-ranked wrestler in the nation, Luke Macchiaroli's remaining five duals will continue to see him face some of the best in the nation. The redshirt freshman, who is not yet in the national Top 33, could find his way into those rankings if he can defeat some of his upcoming opponents, which include No. 30 Ryan Smith (Cal Poly), No. 22 Andy Johnson (Nebraska), No. 14 Jerome Ward (Iowa State), No. 16 Chad Hanke (Oregon State) and No. 10 Zach Geisen (Stanford). Following all those duals, Macchiaroli could very well see several of those opponents again in the Pac-10 Championships.

TALE OF TWO TOURNAMENTS
The last multiple-dual weekends have been quite the opposites for Jake Meredith as the junior has gone 4-3 at 184 pounds. After going 0-3 at the Virginia Duals, including two close decision losses, Meredith turned it around at the Lone Star Duals as he blasted all four of his foes for a 4-0 record. The closest match Meredith had was a 10-3 decision. He also posted two falls (4:05 and 1:03) while also scoring a 16-5 major decision as well.

NOT YOUR AVERAGE HEAVYWEIGHT
Since the start of the Reno Tournament of Champions, which he won, heavyweight Levi Cooper has won 12-of-14 matches with his two losses coming to nationally-ranked foes. In those 11 wins, Cooper has been an uncharacteristic heavyweight as only two of those matches were the low-scoring, one-point decisions the big men usually produce. Taking out his 3-2 decision win, Cooper has won by an average of 7.14 points (in seven matches) while adding two pins (2:49 and 6:57) and one win by forfeit. Cooper's last win was more of the stereotypical scoring, winning, 3-1, over David Morgan of CS Bakersfield.

ALL-STAR WINS
Although the results won't count toward their season and career records, both Anthony Robles and Bubba Jenkins dominated at the 45th NWCA All-Star Classic in Fresno, Calif., as the Sun Devil posted the only two wins by something other than a decision. First up was No. 3 Robles, who scored a 20-2 technical fall over No. 4 Zach Sanders (Minnesota) at 125 pounds. Then, Jenkins took to the mat at 157 pounds as the No. 6 Sun Devil upset No. 1 Adam Hall (Boise State) with a 12-4 major decision. Only three other matches contested saw a wrestler win by four or more points at the annual exhibition event.

COPPER STATE COMPETITIONS
With the two wins on the opening day of the season, the Sun Devils improved to 64-9-0 all-time against teams from the state of Arizona and extended their winning streak to 44 in a row in the process. The last time Arizona State lost to a fellow Copper State school came on Feb. 13, 1973, when visiting Arizona won, 18-17. The Sun Devils also improved to 28-6-0 all-time in road duals inside the state after winning their 19th and 20th in a row.

NEXT TIME OUT
Arizona State hits the road next weekend for a pair of nationally ranked foes as the Sun Devils travel to face No. 16 Nebraska and No. 15 Iowa State. The Sun Devils and Huskers meet at 7 p.m. CT in Lincoln, Neb., on Friday before ASU takes on the Cyclones at 2 p.m. CT in Ames, Iowa.
Arizona State Wrestling Falls to Visiting CS Bakersfield, 27-17, in Pac-10 Dual

Four Sun Devils pick up wins, including Cooper, who defeated his former teammate
TEMPE - Friday night's Pac-10 Conference dual between Arizona State University and visiting CS Bakersfield kept the crowd of 887 on hand entertained as several close matches were contested, but in the end, the Sun Devils dropped their fourth dual in a row, this time in a 27-17 setback to the Roadrunners. The loss drops the Sun Devils to 5-8 (1-1 Pac-10) while CSUB improved to 3-3 (2-2 Pac-10).

The crowd erupted in cheers for the first of many times right off opening whistle as No. 2 Anthony Robles was first up, taking on Tyler Iwamura at 125 pounds. After both men jockeyed for position, Robles was able to finish a shot and took down Iwamura before turning him three times to take a 11-0 lead. The period ended with Robles on top, 11-2, as his final attempt to roll through for another turn slipped and allowed Iwamura to score the reverse. Robles chose top to open the second and score three on a near-fall count (14-2) before Iwamura escaped and Robles took him back down (16-3). In the third, Iwamura chose top with Robles escaping and the scoring the clinching points on a takedown with six seconds remaining to win a 19-3 technical fall, the 16th of the season for Robles (23-0).

The ASU lead of 5-0 didn't last too long as the visitors won four in a row to build a 18-5. Kalin Goodsite, who dropped down to 133 for the first time this year, put up a strong showing against Frank Lomas, but a late takedown and two near-fall points was the deciding factor in a 8-4 decision for Lomas. At 141, Carlos Castro made his dual debut, falling in a pin at 3:56 to No. 20 Elijah Nacita. Tai Fukumoto kept the score close in his match at 149 with John Cardenas, but was unable to find his offense and dropped a 10-3 decision before CSUB won by forfeit at 157 due to an injury to Bubba Jenkins.

Following an intermission, the crowd was quickly brought back to life at 165 pounds as Te Edwards won by fall in 1:43 over Trevor Hall (18-11 team score). Both men were pushing the pace near the edge of the mat when Hall looked to have secured a leg and was looking to finish the takedown. But, in a scramble, Edwards maintained his composure and worked Hall to his back for a takedown and eventually stacked up the Roadrunner to earn the pin and six team points. Despite the win, ASU was forced to give back those six point at 174 as Eric Starks was also sidelined tonight with an injury, giving Joey Granata a win by forfeit (24-11).

The Sun Devils continued to build momentum despite the forfeit with Jake Meredith scoring a 9-4 win at 184. Meredith scored on a takedown just 21 seconds into the match before Troy Goodban escaped. Meredith added a takedown near the end of the period for a 4-1 lead through one. In the second, Goodban chose bottom and escaped to make it 4-2 with one stanza remaining. In the final period, Meredith escaped bottom to open the period and was taken down (5-4), but then escaped and answered with his own takedown with under one minute remaining. His riding time point made for the final margin of victory.
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At 197, Luke Macchiaroli was locked in a close match through one period with No. 17 Riley Orozco, with neither man scoring in the first. The second, however, saw Orozco take a 7-1 lead that eventually turned into a 10-3 decision win for the Roadrunner senior. In the final match of the night, two former teammates met as Levi Cooper, who transferred into ASU from CSUB this summer, scored a 3-1 win over David Morgan, the man he trained with last season. Cooper decided the match with nine seconds remaining in the first period as he scored a takedown for a 2-0 lead. Both men chose bottom to open the next two periods and each escaped -- Morgan in the second, Cooper in the third -- for the final scoring of the match.

The Sun Devils play host to No. 24 Cal Poly at 2 p.m. next Sunday (January 30) inside Wells Fargo Arena, their final home competition of the season. The dual also will be Senior Day for Robles and Jenkins.

CS Bakersfield def. Arizona State, 27-17
Friday, January 21, 2011 * Wells Fargo Arena (Tempe)
125 - #2 Anthony Robles (AS) tech fall Tyler Iwamura, 19-3 (6:54)
133 - Frank Lomas (CB) dec. Kalin Goodsite, 8-4
141 - #20 Elijah Nacita (CB) pinned Carlos Castro, 3:56
149 - John Cardenas (CB) dec. Tai Fukumoto, 10-3
157 - Andrew Balch (CB) won by forfeit
165 - Te Edwards (AS) pinned Trevor Hall, 1:43
174 - Joey Granata (CB) won by forfeit
184 - Jake Meredith (AS) dec. Troy Goodban, 9-4
197 - #17 Riley Orozco (CB) dec. Luke Macchiaroli, 10-3
285 - Levi Cooper (AS) dec. David Morgan, 3-1
Attendance: 887 * Official: Art Lomelli
Arizona State Wrestling Hosts CS Bakersfield Friday Night

Sun Devils and Roadrunners set to meet in Pac-10 dual in Tempe

TEMPE - The Arizona State University wrestling team will play host to the CS Bakersfield Roadrunners on Friday night in a 7 p.m. Pac-10 dual in Tempe, the first of the final two home duals of the season for ASU. The Sun Devils (5-7, 1-0 Pac-10) will be looking to halt a three-dual losing streak, but will have to do so without the services of two of its starters as both Bubba Jenkins (157) and Eric Starks (174) will be out because of injury. The dual with the Roadrunners () will be the first of two in a row at home, both of which are the final home duals of the season and in the careers of seniors Anthony Robles and Jenkins.

OPENING WHISTLE
* ASU fell from the NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll, but is still receiving votes
* Robles (#2) and Jenkins (#4) remained in the national Top 5 this week
* ASU is 21-9-1 all-time against CS Bakersfield (8-5-1 in Tempe)
* ASU is 128-23-1 all-time vs. Pac-10 foes (82-23-1 vs. current Pac-10 teams)
* Cooper faces his former team with Bakersfield in town on Friday
* Robles was named the OW at the Lone Star Duals (4-0, 4 TF wins)
* Robles keeps moving up the win charts (15th all wins, 17th dual wins at ASU)
* Robles solid in home duals, especially in last two years
* ASU went 1-3 at Lone Star Duals over the weekend
* Big men stepping up, went 12-0 (combined) at Lone Star Duals
* Record Climb: Robles moves into 15th (career) and 17th (dual) on wins lists
* Technically speaking: Robles has won 15 tech falls this year (in 22 matches)

SMILE FOR THE CAMERA!
Just like with the previous three home this season, FS Arizona will be on hand inside Wells Fargo Arena to broadcast the dual with Scott Powell once again on the call this week. To watch the free web cast, visit FoxSportsArizona.com and click on the banner at the top of the page. Live stats for the dual can also be viewed by visiting the wrestling schedule page and clicking on the Live Results link.

IN THE RANKINGS - TEAM
Following a 1-3 weekend at the Lone Star Duals, the Sun Devils have fallen from the NWCA/USA Today Coaches Top 25 poll after receiving votes last week. Cornell remained the top-ranked team while fellow Pac-10 team Boise State (#9), Oregon State (#13) and Cal Poly (#24) are the lone conference schools ranked.

STRONG SCHEDULE
Looking at the NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll, eight of Arizona State's opponents are currently ranked in the Top 25. Overall, ASU's schedule includes duals with No. 2 Oklahoma State (L, 40-4), No. 8 Oklahoma (L, 32-7), No. 12 Iowa State, No. 13 Oregon State, No. 16 Nebraska, No. 17 Kent State (L, 30-7), No. 19 American (L, 27-18) and No. 24 Cal Poly.

IN THE RANKINGS - INDIVIDUAL
According to Amateur Wrestling News, two Sun Devils remained ranked in the national Top 20 this week (January 18), including Anthony Robles, who is No. 2 at 125. The other ranked Sun Devil this week is Bubba Jenkins, who ranks fourth at 157 pounds. Several other Sun Devils are ranked in the Top 33 according to WrestlingReport.com, including Eric Starks (No. 28 at 174), Luke Macchiaroli (No. 32 at 197) and Levi Cooper (No. 28 at heavyweight).

RUNNING OUT OF TIME!!
As the season winds down, so do the chances to see wrestlers compete at home. This Friday will be the first of two final duals for seniors Anthony Robles (125) and Bubba Jenkins (157) as they work toward closing out their collegiate careers as national champions. The final chance comes next Sunday (January 30) at 2 p.m. when No. 24 Cal Poly comes to Tempe on Senior Day. If you haven't watched these two men compete live, make sure you don't miss the chance!

SCOUTING: CS BAKERSFIELD
Mike Mendoza's Roadrunners come to Tempe this weekend with a 2-3 overall record and stand 1-2 in the Pac-10 after dropping a 24-10 dual to Oregon State last week. Their lone win in conference action came against CS Fullerton two weeks ago in a 35-3 decision, the same team Arizona State defeated 25-19 earlier this year. Several CSUB wrestlers have over 15 wins this year, including Riley Orozco at 197, who stands 19-7 and is ranked No. 17 this week. Another Roadrunner to watch out for is No. 20 Elijah Nacita at 141 pounds, who stands 17-6.

THE SERIES: SUN DEVILS vs. ROADRUNNERS
Arizona State leads the all-time series with CS Bakersfield, 21-9-1, and won the last meeting, 25-13 in Bakersfield last year, to snap a two-dual winning streak the Roadrunners had been on in the series. The Sun Devils hold an 8-5-1 advantage when the dual is held in Tempe despite losing the last meeting at ASU, 36-15, in 2009. Prior to that home loss, ASU had won four in a row with the last non-victory coming in an 18-18 tie in 1999.

FAMILIAR FACE
Friday night marks a reunion for one Sun Devil as heavyweight Levi Cooper will face his former teammates. Cooper, a native of Hubbard, Ore., opened his collegiate career at Portland State two years ago. After the program was discontinued that following year, Cooper transferred to CS Bakersfield where he redshirted last year. Now, as the Sun Devil starter, Cooper will look to defeat his former teammate in David Morgan while trying to help ASU to a team victory.

PAC-10 PROSPERITY
Dating back to Arizona State joining the conference for the 1978-79 season, the Sun Devils have been one of 18 different schools that called the Pac-10 home with ASU and six others still competing (including Boise State, Cal Poly, CS Bakersfield, CS Fullerton, Oregon State and Stanford). Against current members of the Pac-10, ASU holds an 82-23-1 all-time record and stands 128-23-1 all-time when including all 17 teams that are/have been in the Pac-10.

BY THE NUMBERS: PAC-10 SUCCESS
In the 32 years the Sun Devils have competed in the Pac-10 Conference, they have won 16 championship crowns and 100 individual Pac-10 titles. When you include all 48 years the Pac-10 has sponsored a wrestling championship, the Sun Devils trail only Oregon State in both categories as the Beavers have won 17 team titles and 117 individual titles. Also since ASU joined the conference, the Sun Devils and Boise State are the only two schools to have won at least one individual title in each of the 10 current weight classes while ASU is the only school in Pac-10 history to win at least one title in each of the 19 weight classes that have been used since 1979.

QUICK RECAP: LONE STAR DUALS
The Sun Devils had a busy Saturday last weekend as they compete in four duals, going 1-3 overall after forfeiting two weight classes in each dual. On the day, the Sun Devils downed Northern Colorado, 22-18, before falling to Air Force (26-23), No. 19 American (27-18) and Central Oklahoma (23-22), the No. 9 team in NCAA Division II. Despite the setbacks in the team standings, five Sun Devils fared very well as Anthony Robles (125), Jake Meredith (184), Luke Macchiaroli (197) and Levi Cooper (285) all went 4-0 on the day while Te Edwards (165) went 3-1 with his lone loss coming to undefeated and top-ranked (at 157) Steve Fittery in the dual with American, 13-7.
QUICK RECAP: MILE HIGH CHAMPIONSHIPS
While the Sun Devils were in Texas, several freshman that are redshirting this year competed at the Mile High Championships at Embry-Riddle in Prescott, Ariz., with four reaching the finals and two winning their respective weights, including Nathan Hoffer at 149 and Tommy Burriel at 197. Hoffer won the final with a 13-7 decision over Ryan Leonard (Great Falls) after knocking off Josh Chang (Embry-Riddle), the sixth-ranked wrestler in the NAIA. Burriel cruised to the title as he won a fall in 4:39, a 10-0 major decision and then the final with a 12-2 major decision. Dalton Miller (125) and Joel Smith (157) each took second while Carlos Castro (141) and Bobby Bowman (184) both took third and Kevin Radford (184) was fourth at their weight classes.

ROBLES GARNERS AWARDS
Anthony Robles earned a pair of honors over the weekend, one athletic and one academic. First, Robles used four technical fall victories to dominate his competition to be named the Outstanding Wrestler of the Lone Star Duals for the second year in a row. Then, on Monday, the ASU Office of Student-Athlete Development (OSAD) selected Robles as one of four Student-Athletes of the Fall Semester, taking into consideration his achievement in competition while also excelling in the classroom.

ROBLES ROLLING
So far this year, Robles has won 22 matches with 20 producing bonus points for the team, including 15 wins by technical fall. Excluding his two wins by fall, Robles has outscored his opponents 288-10 in the other 20 matches, having not been scored on in 14 of those wins, and defeating his foes by an average of 13.9 points. Looking back at the previous three seasons, Robles' margin of victory was 5.21 as a freshman, 7.96 as a sophomore and 8.12 as a junior, more than five points less than this season. And, his 15 wins by technical fall this year are fewer than three of his teammates' overall wins (18, 16, 16).

CLIMBING HIGHER
With his title in Reno, Robles not only remained undefeated on the season, but he also collected the 100th victory of his stellar career, moving to 100-23 all-time at Arizona State. Following the Lone Star Duals, Robles is now 108-23 all-time and ranks 15th in career wins while his 47-6 record in dual matches gives him the 17th-most wins in a career.

HOW HIGH CAN HE GO?
If Robles wins all six of his remaining duals this year, he will finish his career with a 53-6 dual record and will enter the Pac-10 Championships with 114 career victories. If that is the case, Robles would finish his career tied for 10th in dual victories with Aaron Simpson (1995-98) while standing in a tie for 12th on the overall wins list with current Assistant Coach Brian Stith (2003-07).

HOME WARRIOR
In his career, Robles has wrestled on his home mat 18 times, posting a solid 16-4 record while going an unblemished 8-0 against Pac-10 foes. A winner of his last eight in row at home, Robles' last loss came during his sophomore year when No. 11 Joey Fio of Oklahoma pinned him in 4:08 (January 19, 2009). In fact, all four of Robles' losses have come to nationally ranked foes, which he holds a 6-4 record against in Tempe. In his junior and senior seasons, Robles is 7-0 with one win by major decision, three by technical fall, one by fall and one by forefit. The the remaining win was a 12-10 decision over No. 5 Andrew Long of Iowa State, who led Robles, 10-3, heading to the third period before Robles chose top and eventually turned Long three times and did not let him escape to secure a 12-10 win.

MACCHIAROLI PICKING IT UP
Heading into last weekend, Luke Macchiaroli held a 6-4 overall record and stood 4-3 in duals. But, in Texas, the redshirt freshman put together a very strong showing by going 4-0, including a 3-2 defeat of American's Danny Mitchell, who is or has been ranked in the national Top 20 according to multiple ranking services. Over the last two weeks, Macchiaroli has posted a 6-1 record in duals with his lone loss coming in a 10-3 decision to No. 5 Dustin Kilgore of Kent State at the Virginia Duals.

TALE OF TWO TOURNAMENTS
The last two weekends have been quite the opposites for Jake Meredith as the junior has gone 4-3 at 184 pounds. After going 0-3 at the Virginia Duals, including two close decision losses, Meredith turned it around at the Lone Star Duals as he blasted all four of his foes for a 4-0 record. The closest match Meredith had was a 10-3 decision. He also posted two falls (4:05 and 1:03) while also scoring a 16-5 major decision as well.

NOT YOUR AVERAGE HEAVYWEIGHT
Since the start of the Reno Tournament of Champions, which he won, heavyweight Levi Cooper has won 11-of-13 matches with his two losses coming to nationally-ranked foes. In those 11 wins, Cooper has been an uncharacteristic heavyweight as only two of those matches were the low-scoring, one-point decisions the big men usually produce. Taking out his 3-2 decision win, Cooper has won by an average of 7.14 points (in seven matches) while adding two pins (2:49 and 6:57) and one win by forfeit. During that stretch, four of those wins, including two last weekend in Texas, were major decisions.

ALL-STAR WINS
Although the results won't count toward their season and career records, both Anthony Robles and Bubba Jenkins dominated at the 45th NWCA All-Star Classic in Fresno, Calif., as the Sun Devil posted the only two wins by something other than a decision. First up was No. 3 Robles, who scored a 20-2 technical fall over No. 4 Zach Sanders (Minnesota) at 125 pounds. Then, Jenkins took to the mat at 157 pounds as the No. 6 Sun Devil upset No. 1 Adam Hall (Boise State) with a 12-4 major decision. Only three other matches contested saw a wrestler win by four or more points at the annual exhibition event.

COPPER STATE COMPETITIONS
With the two wins on the opening day of the season, the Sun Devils improved to 64-9-0 all-time against teams from the state of Arizona and extended their winning streak to 44 in a row in the process. The last time Arizona State lost to a fellow Copper State school came on Feb. 13, 1973, when visiting Arizona won, 18-17. The Sun Devils also improved to 28-6-0 all-time in road duals inside the state after winning their 19th and 20th in a row.

NEXT TIME OUT
The final home dual of the 2010-11 season will take place next Sunday at 2 p.m. with No. 24 Cal Poly coming to town for a Pac-10 dual. Sunday also will be Senior Day for Robles and Jenkins with both being honored before the start of the dual.
Arizona State Wrestling Drops 27-18 Decision to #19 American at Lone Star Duals

Four Devils are 3-0 on the day with one dual remaining at one-day event

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Four members of the Arizona State University wrestling team remained undefeated on the day with their third individual wins in as many duals, but their victories did not accumulate enough team points as the Sun Devils dropped their second dual in a row at the Lone Star Duals, this time in a 27-18 decision to No. 19 American. The Sun Devils are now 5-6 on the year following the loss.

Anthony Robles (125), Jake Meredith (184), Luke Macchiaroli (197) and Levi Cooper (heavyweight) each won for the third time in a row today with Robles and Cooper each collecting their third bonus-point victory in as many tries as well. Robles opened the dual with the Eagles by scoring a 15-0 technical fall over Thomas Williams, giving the senior his third technical fall win of the day and posting a 5-0 lead for the team.

The Eagles went on to win the next six matches in a row to build an insurmountable lead of 27-5 with three matches remaining. David Prado lost a 13-5 major decision at 133 to Kevin Tao before Kalin Goodsite dropped a 6-2 decision at 141 to No. 14 Matt Mariacher, putting the Eagles ahead for good, 9-5. >From there, Tai Fukumoto dropped a 16-0 technical fall to No. 19 Ganbayar Sanjaa before Sean McCarty won by forfeit at 157.

At 165 pounds, Te Edwards took on Steve Fittery, the top-ranked and undefeated 157-pound wrestler. Edwards battled, but eventually fell, 13-7, before AU won by forfeit at 174 for their final points. Meredith scored a 16-5 major decision at 184 over Tom Barreiro before Macchiaroli scored a 3-2 decision over Danny Mitchell at 197. Cooper won by heavyweight to cap the dual with six final points for the Sun Devils.
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#19 American def. Arizona State, 27-18
2011 Lone Star Duals
Saturday, January 15, 2011 * Grand Prairie, Texas
125 - #2 Anthony Robles (AS) tech fall Thomas Williams, 15-0
133 - Kevin Tao (AU) major David Prado, 13-5
141 - #14 Matt Mariacher (AU) dec. Kalin Goodsite, 6-2
149 - #19 Ganbayar Sanjaa (AU) tech fall Tai Fukumoto, 16-0
157 - Sean McCarty (AU) won by forfeit
165 - #1 (at 157) Steve Fittery (AU) dec. Te Edwards, 13-7
174 - Bubby Graham (AU) won by forfeit
184 - Jake Meredith (AS) major Tom Barreiro, 16-5
197 - Luke Macchiaroli (AS) dec. Danny Mitchell, 3-2
285 - Levi Cooper (AS) won by forfeit
Air Force Tops Arizona State Wrestling at Lone Star Duals, 26-23

Team split 10 matches, but bonus points scored by Falcons take the overall victory
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Although it closed out the dual with a pair of wins by fall, the Arizona State University wrestling team could not overcome and early deficit as it fell to Air Force, 26-23, in the second of four duals taking place at the Lone Star Duals in Grand Prairie, Texas. Both teams won five matches, but the Falcons scored three more bonus points to ultimately take the overall dual to send the Sun Devils to a 5-5 record on the season.

It was business as usual at 125 pounds where No. 2 Anthony Robles opened the dual with another win by technical fall, this time defeating Andrew Zwirlein with a 16-0 score for the Sun Devil senior's 13th win in 20 matches by technical fall. Although ASU was ahead, 5-0, in the team standings through the first match, that lead did not last long as the Falcons won four matches in a row to take a lead of 20-5. In that span, David Prado lost a 9-3 decision at 133, Kalin Goodsite lost a 16-0 technical fall to No. 8 Cole VonOhlen at 141, Josh Kreimier pinned Tai Fukumoto in 2:08 at 149 and Alec Williams won by forfeit at 157.

At 165, Te Edwards halted the losing skid as he scored a 7-2 decision over Clay Gable to make it 20-8, but ASU had to forfeit 174 because of injury, making it 26-8 and forcing ASU into needing to win each of the last three matches by fall just to tie the score. The fight for the team win came to end right away at 184 as Jake Meredith did win his match, but the 10-3 decision only scored three points for the team, ending the come-from-behind bid.
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The Sun Devils closed out the dual with a pair of pins in the final two matches, however, as Luke Macchiaroli won in 2:20 at 197 pounds and Levi Cooper stuck his foe in 6:57 (just three seconds remaining in the match) at heavyweight. With their 12 points, ASU would end up falling in the dual by three points, 26-23.ASU faces No. 19 American at 4 p.m. today before taking on No. 9 (D2) Central Oklahoma at 6 p.m.


Air Force def. Arizona State, 26-23
2011 Lone Star Duals
Saturday, January 15, 2011 * Grand Prairie, Texas
125 - #2 Anthony Robles (AS) tech fall Andrew Zwirlein, 16-0
133 - Derek Gillespie (AF) dec. David Prado, 9-3
141 - #8 Cole VonOhlen (AF) tech fall Kalin Goodsite, 16-0
149 - Josh Kreimier (AF) pinned Tai Fukumoto, 2:08
157 - Alec Williams (AF) won by forfeit
165 - Te Edwards (AS) dec. Clay Gable, 7-2
174 - Joe Stafford (AF) won by forfeit
184 - Jake Meredith (AS) dec. Kazden Ikehara, 10-3
197 - Luke Macchiaroli (AS) pinned Cody Davis, 2:20
285 - Levi Cooper (AS) pinned Jared Erickson, 6:57
Arizona State Wrestling Snaps Skid with 30-19 Defeat of Northern Colorado in Texas

Sun Devils win six matches, five with bonus points, to halt two-dual slide and open with a win

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - The Arizona State University wrestling team opened the 2011 Lone Star Duals with a win in their first of four duals on the day as the Sun Devils downed Northern Colorado, 30-19, Saturday morning in Grand Prairie, Texas. The Sun Devils improved to 5-4 on the year and snapped a two-dual losing streak while the Bears fell to 0-4 overall.

As it will be all day, the dual opened at 125 pounds where No. 2 Anthony Robles continued to dominate his opponents on the year. Robles moved to 19-0 with the 12th technical fall victory of the season as he downed Sam Bauer, 16-0, for a 5-0 team lead. After David Prado dropped a 6-1 decision at 133, ASU increased its lead to 11-3 at 141 as Kalin Goodsite won by forfeit.

Despite the lead, the Bears won the next two matches with a 14-6 major decision at 149 and win by forfeit at 157 to take the advantage in the team score, 13-11. The lead changed hands back-and-forth in the next two matches as ASU moved back into the lead, 17-13, as Te Edwards pinned Brandon Kammerzell at 6:30 for six more points. At 174, however, an injury forced the Sun Devils to forfeit, giving UNC six points and the lead, 19-17.
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While ASU was down by two points with three matches to go, it did not matter as the Sun Devils swept the remaining three matches to collect 13 points and win the dual, 30-19. First up, Jake Meredith pinned his opponent in 4:05 in the 184 match for six points before Luke Macchiaroli won a 7-1 decision over Nick Bayer at 197 for three more points. The dual ended after Levi Cooper won a 12-3 major decision over Konner Knudtsen at heavyweight for the final four team points in the decision.

The Sun Devils return to the mats at noon today as they face Air Force

Arizona State def. Northern Colorado, 30-19
2011 Lone Star Duals
Saturday, January 15, 2011 * Grand Prairie, Texas
125 - #2 Anthony Robles (AS) tech fall Sam Bauer, 16-0
133 - Casey Cruz (UNC) dec. David Prado, 6-1
141 - Kalin Goodsite (AS) won by forfeit
149 - Jacob Milewski (UNC) major Tai Fukumoto, 14-6
157 - Justin Gaethje (UNC) won by forfeit
165 - Te Edwards (AS) pinned Brandon Kammerzell, 6:30
174 - Tanner Weiks (UNC) won by forfeit
184 - Jake Meredith (AS) pinned Cody McAninch, 4:05
197 - Luke Macchiaroli (AS) dec. Nick Bayer, 7-1
285 - Levi Cooper (AS) major Konner Knudtsen, 12-3
#24 Arizona State Wrestling Falls to Visiting #2 Oklahoma State, 40-4

Robles lone Sun Devil to win a match as Cowboys take nine matches, five with bonus points
TEMPE - No. 3 Anthony Robles remained undefeated on the season with another impressive win to open 2011, but his victory was all the No. 24 Arizona State University Sun Devils could collect as No. 2 Oklahoma State captured a 40-4 dual win Sunday night inside Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe. The loss drops ASU to 3-2 on the year while OSU moved to 4-0 overall.

The dual opened at 184 pounds with Jake Meredith pushing No. 11 Chris Perry the entire match, before falling, 5-4 on a late escape by Perry. The Cowboys won the next two matches as well, first with an 11-0 major decision at 197 for No. 5 Clayton Foster over ASU's Luke Macchiaroli before Blake Rosholt upset No. 20 Levi Cooper, 4-3, at heavyweight. Cooper trailed, 2-0, after one and then reversed Rosholt to start the second, trailing 3-2 heading into the third. In the final stanza, Cooper continued to look for the takedown, but was unsuccessful and dropped his first match as a ranked competitor.

The Sun Devils, trailing 10-0 in the team race, got onto the board at 125 pounds as No. 3 Anthony Robles continued his outstanding senior season with an 11-0 major decision over No. 7 Jon Morrison. Robles, who is now 15-0 on the season, led 3-0 after one on a takedown and a penalty point for stall warnings on Morrison. Robles then scored a takedown in the second for a 5-0 lead heading into the third. After selection down, Robles eventually earned the two-point reverse and added three near-fall points and the riding time point to win once again.

Despite the crowd of 1,019 being energized by Robles' win, the Sun Devils were unable to claim another victory the rest of the way, but were close to upsetting ranked foes along the way. David Prado (4:39) and Kalin Goodsite (3:11) each suffered a loss by fall to No. 1 Jordan Oliver at 133 and Luke Silver at 141, respectively, putting OSU ahead, 22-4. After that, injuries forced ASU to forfeit the matches at 149 and 157, adding 12 more points to the Cowboy lead, moving the score to 34-4.
At 165 pounds, Te Edwards dropped a close 6-5 decision to No. 14 Dallas Bailey in a match that was full of action. Edwards scored the early takedown before each wrestler reversed the other and nearly pinned one another for a 4-2 Edwards lead through one. In the second, Bailey escaped and scored a takedown for the only points, while Edwards was close to a pair of defensive pins as the two scrambled around the mat. In the third, Edwards escaped to make it a 5-4 match, but couldn't finish a shot and fell, 6-5, as Bailey added one point for riding time.

The final match of the night also was full of action as both Eric Starks and No. 16 Mike Benefiel continually tried offensive moves and turns before the Cowboy came out on top, 6-3. Benefiel led, 2-1, through the first period and make it 5-2 through two after a takedown and an escape were recorded. In the third, Starks nearly had a reversal, but only got the escape to make it 5-3 before Benefiel added the riding time point.

The Sun Devils will return to dual action this week as they travel to Hampton, Va., to compete in the 31st Virginia Duals on Friday and Saturday. ASU, who is seeded fifth in the 16-team, double-elimination tournament, will open at 9 a.m. ET on Friday with Chattanooga and will wrestle again at 1 p.m. ET against either fourth-seeded No. 23 Kent State or Rider (winners meet and losers meet).


#2 Oklahoma State def. #24 Arizona State, 40-4
Sunday, January 2, 2011 * Wells Fargo Arena (Tempe)
184 - #11 Chris Perry (OS) dec. Jake Meredith, 5-4
197 - #5 Clayton Foster (OS) major Luke Macchiaroli, 16-3
285 - Blake Rosholt (OS) dec. #20 Levi Cooper, 4-3
125 - #3 Anthony Robles (AS) major #7 Jon Morrison, 11-0
133 - #1 Jordan Oliver (OS) pinned David Prado, 4:39
141 - Luke Silver (OS) pinned Kalin Goodsite, 3:11
149 - #8 Jamal Parks (OS) won by forfeit
157 - #16 Albert White (OS) won by forfeit
165 - #14 Dallas Bailey (OS) dec. Te Edwards, 6-5
174 - #16 Mike Benefiel (OS) dec. Eric Starks, 6-3
Attendance: 1,019 * Official: Mike Hagerty
#24 Arizona State Wrestling Set for Midlands, #2 Oklahoma State

Several individuals will head to Chicago before home dual with OSU
TEMPE - The No. 24 Arizona State University wrestling team jumps back into action following the holiday break in a big way as the Sun Devils (3-1, 1-0 Pac-10) will send several individuals to compete in the prestigious Midlands Championships this week before playing host to No. 2 Oklahoma State (3-0, 1-0 Big 12) on January 2 in Tempe. Four individuals attached to ASU and five unattached individuals will compete in the Midlands event in Evanston, Ill., on Wednesday and Thursday (December 29-30) before ASU and OSU meet at 6 p.m. on Sunday inside Wells Fargo Arena to open the 2011 slate of duals.

OPENING WHISTLE
* ASU is currently ranked No. 24 (NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll)
* Robles (#3) and Jenkins (#3) remained in the national Top 3 this week
* Robles won his second tournament (Reno) and is undefeated this year
* Robles won his 100th career match to capture the Reno title
* TheMat.com named Robles the Athlete of the Week following Reno
* Robles is dominating opponents so far this year (14-0, only two decisions)
* Cooper claimed the heavyweight title in Reno, winning his first collegiate title
* Starks rebounded from an opening loss to win seven in a row and take third
* Coach Askren getting back on the mat for a Super Match at Midlands
* Lots of ways to watch the Sun Devils vs. Cowboys on January 2
* ASU is 4-36-0 all-time against OSU and 4-11-0 in Tempe

IN THE RANKINGS - TEAM
The Sun Devils remained in the Top 25 this week in the NWCA/USA Today Coaches Top 25 Poll, holding steady at No. 24. Cornell remained the top-ranked team in the nation while fellow Pac-10 team Boise State (#7) and Oregon State (#13) are the lone conference schools ranked ahead of the Sun Devils.

STRONG SCHEDULE
Looking at the NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll, six of Arizona State's opponents are currently ranked in the Top 25. Overall, ASU's schedule includes duals with No. 2 Oklahoma State, No. 8 Oklahoma (L, 32-7), No. 12 Iowa State, No. 13 Oregon State, No. 14 Nebraska and No. 22 American.

IN THE RANKINGS - INDIVIDUAL
According to Amateur Wrestling News, three Sun Devils are ranked nationally, including No. 3 Anthony Robles (125), No. 4 Bubba Jenkins (157) and No. 20 Levi Cooper (heavyweight). The ranking for Cooper is the first of his career while Robles and Jenkins remained in the Top 4 since the start of the season.

WATCH IT LIVE!
While the Sun Devils and Cowboys would enjoy seeing you in the stands in Tempe on January 2, they understand not everyone can make it to the dual. So, the Internet has you covered... three times over. Here are the ways you can see the action as its happens on Sunday, all three of which are FREE to use:

* FS Arizona: Just like with the previous two home events and the remaining two after this weekend, FS Arizona will be on hand inside Wells Fargo Arena to broadcast the dual with Scott Powell once again on the call this week. To watch the free web cast, visit FoxSportsArizona.com and click on the banner at the top of the page.

* Takedown Radio: For the second time in as many years, Takedown Radio will be on hand to broadcast a Sun Devil home dual and, once again, Scott Casber will be on the call with former Sun Devil All-American G.T. Taylor assisting. Fans can visit LiveSportsVideo.com to watch the action and hear the calls from Casber and Taylor throughout the dual.

* FloWrestling.org: Flowrestling's Big Live Duals Series is quickly growing in popularity and features top college dual meets live for free each and every week. During the first semester, Flo streamed broadcasts for eight of the best college dual meets in the nation. Mark Bader will be on the call on the live video, which can be found here: <http://www.flowrestling.org/videos/coverage/view/237797/live>http://www.flowrestling.org/videos/coverage/view/237797/live

LIVE STATISTICS
Not only will the action be 'visible' on three free video platforms on Sunday, but fans can also view the statistics as they happen thanks to the NWCA's Live Scorebook. Visit the schedule page on the wrestling page of thesundevils.com and click on Live Scorebook on the schedule page for ASU's dual with Oklahoma State.

SPECIAL EVENT
Arizona State wrestling has joined forces with Special Olympics Arizona this year to help in their campaign to end the use of the r-word. As part of their partnership, five individuals from Special Olympics Arizona will be on hand Sunday to compete in a weight lifting exhibition mid-way through the dual between ASU and Oklahoma State. The five competitors include Marcus Santellan, Daniel Nemecek, Toan Tran, Matthew Herbert and Tony Stromsness. All five are actively involved in Special Olympics Arizona in various athletic events.

THE EVENT: MIDLANDS
The 48th Midlands Championships will take place at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill., the home venue of Northwestern University, on Wednesday and Thursday. Some of the top individuals and teams in the nation will be on hand for one of the toughest and elite events held each year. The Sun Devils that will be on hand to compete include Josh Sandoval (125), David Prado (133), Luke Macchiaroli (197) and Michael Hawkins (285). Also competing, but unattached from ASU, will be Dalton Miller (125), Nathan Hoffer (149), Joel Smith (149), Bobby Bowman (174) and Kevin Radford (184).

SUPER MATCH: ASKREN vs. HERBERT
At the Midlands, two former NCAA champions will renew their rivalry as current assistant coach Ben Askren, the 2007 NCAA champion at 174 pounds, will face current Northwestern assistant coach Jake Herbert, the 2007 NCAA runner-up at 174 to Askren. The match, a six-minute modified folkstyle match (no riding time), will pit a pair of Team USA members against one another including 2008 Olympian Askren and two-time World Team Member Herbert.

SCOUTING: OKLAHOMA STATE
The Cowboys enter the weekend ranked No. 2 nationally and hold a 3-0 record (1-0 Big 12) with two wins over Top 10 opponents, a 17-16 road win at No. 3 Minnesota and a 22-12 win at home over No. 8 Oklahoma. Eight individuals are currently ranked in the Top 20 nationally, including No. 1 Jordan Oliver (133), No. 5 Clayton Foster (197), No. 7 Jon Morrison (125) and No. 8 Jamal Parks (149) in the Top 8 nationally.

THE SERIES: ASU vs. OSU
The Cowboys hold a 36-4-0 all-time record in the series and have won 14 in a row, including the last five in Tempe. Oklahoma State also leads the series, 11-4-0, when the dual is held in Tempe. Arizona State's last win in the series came on February 3, 1993, in a 24-20 decision in Tempe. OSU won last year's meeting, 21-9, in Stillwater, Okla. (November 20, 2009).

QUICK RECAP: RENO TOC
The last action the Sun Devils had before the holiday break was at the Reno Tournament of Champions in Reno, Nev., where the Sun Devils placed fourth overall as a team with four placers and two individual champions. Anthony Robles (125) remained perfect on the year and captured his second tournament title of the month while Levi Cooper, the lone unseeded wrestler to reach the final, won the heavyweight crown, the first of his career. Also placing for the Sun Devils were Eric Starks, who won seven matches in a row in the consolation rounds to take third at 174 pounds, and Bubba Jenkins, who took sixth at 157 pounds after medically forfeiting out for the tournament.

ROBLES ROLLING
On the strength of another 5-0 tournament run, Anthony Robles remained undefeated on the year at 14-0 with just five of those victories not coming via technical fall (two decision, one major decision and two falls). Overall in his nine wins by technical fall, Robles has outscored his opponents 145-4 and when including the three other non-falls, Robles holds a scoring advantage of 173-9 this year. The program's record holder for career tech falls (32) and season tech falls (10), Robles is off to the best start of his career, surpassing the 10 in a row he opened last season with. For all of his accomplishments in Reno and the records he is setting at Arizona State, Robles was selected as TheMat.com Athlete of the Week.

CENTURY MAN
With his title in Reno, Robles not only remained undefeated on the season, but he also collected the 100th victory of his stellar career, moving to 100-23 all-time at Arizona State. Ranked No. 23 on the program's all-time win list, Robles is three wins from moving into the Top 20 all-time with 103 wins, equalling Rod Severn, David Douglas and current head coach Shawn Charles for 19th all-time.

COOPER GOLDEN
At the Las Vegas Invitational, heavyweight Levi Cooper was one win away from placing in the Top 8, missing out by one point. In Reno, Cooper made sure he placed and won all five of his matches to take his first collegiate title. Unseeded in the tournament, Cooper opened with a fall in 2:49 before winning four decisions in a row, including two over Pac-10 foes. In the final, Cooper took on Jeremy Johnson of Ohio, who was seeded fourth, and scored a 3-2 decision win for the crown. Cooper was the only unseeded wrestler to reach the final of a weight class in Reno.

STARKS BOUNCES BACK
In Reno, Eric Starks opened the tournament with a loss by fall (4:06) to Andre Petrosky of North Carolina. Despite the loss, Starks bounced back and ripped off seven wins in a row, including three bonus-point victories, to finish third overall at 174 pounds, his first tournament placement of the season. The closest match he had in the consolations was a three-point decision (10-7) before defeating Nick Purdue of Ohio, 6-1, in the third-place match.

TURNING THE CORNER
Jake Meredith is starting to get noticed, thanks in large part to his performance at the Las Vegas Invitational, where he finished eighth overall at 184 pounds with a 4-3 record, including an upset victory (3-1) over No. 18 Tommy Spellman of Virginia Tech to reach the medal rounds. Nationally ranked this week, Meredith's lone losses came to a pair of nationally ranked foes, including one to No. 4 A.J. Kissel of Purdue and twice to No. 15 Luke Reburtus of Navy (a pair of 3-1 decisions). So far this year, Meredith is 10-5 overall.

A LITTLE REVENGE
Just as Eric Starks avenged a dual loss to Victor Carazo (Grand Canyon) by defeating him in the final of the Fullerton Open at 174 pounds, Jake Meredith exacted a bit of revenge as well last week in a dual with CS Fullerton. At the Fullerton Open, Meredith reached the final and faced Todd Noel (CSUF) where he fell to the Titan, 5-3, to take second place. One week later, Meredith came out on top with a 5-0 decision to move to 1-0 in Pac-10 action, which will help with his seeding at the Pac-10 Championships later this season.

QUICK WORK
Following their time in Reno, the Sun Devils have won 27 matches by fall with five of those coming in one minute or less, including a pin in 31 seconds by David Prado (133). Overall, 19-of-27 falls have come in the first period of action with 13-of-19 coming within the first two minutes of the start of the match. Currently, Prado's pin in 31 seconds over Justin Solberg of North Dakota State in Reno stands as the fastest by a Sun Devil this season.

AHEAD OF THE PAC(-10)
Since joining the Pac-10 Conference in time for the 1978-79 season, the Sun Devils have built a 29-4-1 all-time record in their first conference dual of the season. Arizona State is 13-0-1 in its last 14 Pac-10 openers with its last loss coming during the 1996-97 season in a 21-18 set back to CS Bakersfield in Tempe. ASU has won nine of its last 11 home Pac-10 openers including the 25-19 defeat of CS Fullerton earlier this season.

PAC-10 PROSPERITY
Dating back to Arizona State joining the conference for the 1978-79 season, the Sun Devils have been one of 18 different schools that called the Pac-10 home with ASU and six others still competing (including Boise State, Cal Poly, CS Bakersfield, CS Fullerton, Oregon State and Stanford). Against current members of the Pac-10, ASU holds an 82-23-1 all-time record and stands 128-23-1 all-time when including all 17 teams that are/have been in the Pac-10.

BY THE NUMBERS: PAC-10 SUCCESS
In the 32 years the Sun Devils have competed in the Pac-10 Conference, they have won 16 championship crowns and 100 individual Pac-10 titles. When you include all 48 years the Pac-10 has sponsored a wrestling championship, the Sun Devils trail only Oregon State in both categories as the Beavers have won 17 team titles and 117 individual titles. Also since ASU joined the conference, the Sun Devils and Boise State are the only two schools to have won at least one individual title in each of the 10 current weight classes while ASU is the only school in Pac-10 history to win at least one title in each of the 19 weight classes that have been used since 1979.

ALL-STAR WINS
Although the results won't count toward their season and career records, both Anthony Robles and Bubba Jenkins dominated at the 45th NWCA All-Star Classic in Fresno, Calif., as the Sun Devil posted the only two wins by something other than a decision. First up was No. 3 Robles, who scored a 20-2 technical fall over No. 4 Zach Sanders (Minnesota) at 125 pounds. Then, Jenkins took to the mat at 157 pounds as the No. 6 Sun Devil upset No. 1 Adam Hall (Boise State) with a 12-4 major decision. Only three other matches contested saw a wrestler win by four or more points at the annual exhibition event.

COPPER STATE COMPETITIONS
With the two wins on the opening day of the season, the Sun Devils improved to 64-9-0 all-time against teams from the state of Arizona and extended their winning streak to 44 in a row in the process. The last time Arizona State lost to a fellow Copper State school came on Feb. 13, 1973, when visiting Arizona won, 18-17. The Sun Devils also improved to 28-6-0 all-time in road duals inside the state after winning their 19th and 20th in a row.

NEXT TIME OUT
Arizona State will mix dual competitions with tournament action next weekend as the Sun Devils travel to Hampton, Va., to take part in the Virginia Duals, January 7-8. The match-ups will be announced early next week and be based upon seeding derived from the latest national rankings.
Robles, Cooper Claim Crowns to Lead Arizona State Wrestling at Reno TOC

Eric Starks runs off seven wins in a row to take seventh place at 174 pounds as well
RENO, Nev. - Behind individual titles from Anthony Robles and Levi Cooper, the No. 24 Arizona State University wrestling team placed fourth overall at the 2010 Reno Tournament of Champions where four total Sun Devils placed among the Top 6 in the one-day event held in Reno, Nev. Joining the victorious duo on the podium were Eric Starks, who placed third at the 174, and Bubba Jenkins, who finished sixth at 157.

In the team standings, the Sun Devils tallied 83.0 points to finish fourth overall, giving ASU its 10th Top 10 finish all-time in the event (12 appearances) and its seventh Top 4 finish in the one-day event. Wyoming claimed the team crown with 106.0 points and was followed in the Top 5 by No. 6 Boise State (104.5), CS Bakersfield (98.5), ASU and Ohio (82.5).

For the second time this month, Robles rolled his way to a tournament title, winning five times on the day with four tech falls and one decision. After tech fall scores of 15-0 in the first round and 16-1 in the second round, Robles downed Rob Jillard of Liberty, 7-0, in the quarterfinals. After scoring a 15-0 tech fall over fifth-seeded Tyler Cox of Wyoming in the semifinal, Robles won his second Reno title in three years, this time with an 18-2 technical fall over third-seeded Trent Sprekle of North Dakota State. With the win in the final, Robles not only improves to 14-0 on the year, but also recorded the 100th victory of his career with the Sun Devils. At 100-23, Robles is the 23rd different Sun Devil to reach 100 wins in a career.

After battling tough in Las Vegas two weeks earlier and falling just short of placing, Cooper fought for a place in the Top 6 this time out and did so by reaching his second final of the year (took second at the Embry-Riddle Open). Cooper opened with a pin in 2:49 before winning his first of two consecutive matches against Pac-10 foes, a 9-4 decision over sixth-seeded Atticus Disney of Cal Poly. In the quarterfinal, Cooper scored a 7-2 decision over Boise State's JT Felix, the third-seeded heavyweight, to reach the semifinal where he downed the second-seeded and top-ranked (NJCAA) Tyrel Fortune of Clackamas CC, 9-4. In the final, Cooper defeated his fourth-consecutive seeded opponent, this time with a 3-2 decision over fourth-seeded Jeremy Johnson of Ohio.

While Robles continued to dominate and Cooper captured his first title, Starks' run was equally, if not more impressive as the junior ran off seven wins in a row to take third overall at 174. In the opening round, Starks was pinned in 4:06 by Andre Petrosky of North Carolina, relegating the Sun Devil to the consolation rounds. There, Starks won a 10-3 decision, a fall in 1:04, a 10-4 decision and a 10-7 decision to reach the consolation quarterfinals and assuring him a place in the Top 6. After receiving a win by medical forfeit, Starks won a 9-0 major decision over fifth-seeded Tarrence Williams of Clackamas CC to reach the medal match. In the third-place battle, Starks knocked off another seeded foe, this time downing second-seeded Nick Purdue of Ohio, 6-1, to finish third.

Jenkins, the second-seeded wrestler at 157, opened his tournament with three wins by decision in a row, including a 5-3 defeat of Steven Monk of North Dakota State in the quarterfinals. Reaching the semifinal for the second tournament this month, Jenkins was unable to continue because of an injury and medically defaulted out of the tournament. Because of his place in the brackets at the time of his injury, Jenkins still placed in the Top 6, finishing sixth overall to collect several more points toward the team's total.

The remaining Sun Devils that competed in the tournament included David Prado and Carlos Castro at 133; Kalin Goodsite at 141; Tai Fukumoto at 149; Te Edwards at 165; Jake Meredith at 184; Luke Macchiaroli at 197; and Michael Hawkins at heavyweight.
The Sun Devils will now have two weeks off from competition before returning to the Silver State on December 19 for the 2010 Reno Tournament of Champions in Reno, Nev.
2010 Reno Tournament of Champions

Sunday, December 19, 2010 * Downtown Convention Center (Reno, Nev.)
(#/#) indicates tournament seed/national ranking

125 - #1/#3 Anthony Robles (5-0, 2010 Champion)
Round of 32 - Robles tech fall Coby Homer (SW Oregon CC), 15-0 (4:39)
Round of 16 - Robles tech fall Patrick Rollins (Oregon State), 16-1 (2:23)
Quarterfinal - Robles dec. Rob Jillard (Liberty), 7-0
Semifinal - Robles tech fall #5/nr Tyler Cox (Wyoming), 15-0 (3:11)
Final - Robles tech fall #3/nr Trent Sprenkle (North Dakota State), 18-2 (3:23)

133 - David Prado (1-2, DNP)
Round of 32 - Justin Paulsen (Stanford) pinned Prado, 2:10
Conso Second - Prado pinned Justin Solberg (North Dakota State), 0:31
Conso Third - #2/#15 Jose Mendoza (CS Bakersfield) major Prado, 14-4

133 - Carlos Castro (0-2, DNP)
Round of 32 - Gavin Moore (Ohio) tech fall Castro, 17-0 (5:58)
Conso First - Matt Sencebaugh (Stanford) major Castro, 12-2

141 - Kalin Goodsite (2-2, DNP)
Round of 32 - Conrad Snell (Wyoming) dec. Goodsite, 2-0
Conso Second - Goodsite dec. Hunter Muskrat (Oklahoma City), 8-6
Conso Third - Goodsite def. #4/NAIA #2 Myles Mazurkiewicz (Great Falls), medical forfeit
Conso Fourth - Elijah Nacita (CS Bakersfield) pinned Goodsite, 0:24

149 - Tai Fukumoto (0-1, DNP)
Round of 32 - #5/nr Scott Clymer (Liberty) tech fall Fukumoto, 16-0 (2:00)
Conso Second - Eric Filipowics (Navy) def. Fukumoto, medical forfeit

157 - #2/#3 Bubba Jenkins (3-0, 6th Place)
Round of 32 - Jenkins dec. Rodney Dollar (Northern Colorado), 9-3
Round of 16 - Jenkins dec. Josh Condon (Chattanooga), 3-2
Quarterfinal - Jenkins dec. Steven Monk (North Dakota State), 5-3
Semifinal - #3/#5 Bryce Saddoris (Navy) def. Jenkins, medical forfeit
Conso Semi - RJ Pena (Oregon State) def. Jenkins, medical forfeit
Fifth Place - #5/nr Barrett Abel (Cal Poly) def. Jenkins, medical forfeit

165 - Te Edwards (2-2, DNP)
Round of 32 - Edwards pinned Nicholas Durnolt (Southern Oregon), 3:31
Round of 16 - Edwards dec. Michael Cutherbertson (Boise State), 8-5
Quarterfinal - #2/#9 Ryan DesRoches (Cal Poly) dec. Edwards, 8-6
Conso Fifth - Chad Porter (Liberty) pinned Edwards, 1:41

174 - Eric Starks (7-1, Third Place)
Round of 32 - Andre Petrosky (North Carolina) pinned Starks, 4:06
Conso Second - Starks dec. Dallas Hintz (Wyoming), 10-3
Conso Third - Starks pinned Levi Clemons (Chattanooga), 1:04
Conso Fourth - Starks dec. Zach White (Oklahoma State), 10-4
Conso Fifth - Starks dec. #6/NAIA #5 Austin Vanderford (Southern Oregon), 10-7
Conso Quarter - Starks def. Thomas Ferguson (North Carolina), medical forfeit
Conso Semi - Starks major #5/nr Tarrence Williams (Clackamas CC), 9-0
Third Place - Starks dec. #2/nr Nick Purdue (Ohio), 6-1

184 - Jake Meredith (2-2, DNP)
Round of 32 - #1/#2 Joe LeBlanc (Wyoming) pinned Meredith, 2:30
Conso Second - Meredith pinned Troy Kilgore (Embry-Riddle), 1:26
Conso Third - Meredith major #6/NCAA-2 #3 Aaron Norgren (Minnesota State-Mankato), 12-3
Conso Fourth - #3/#20 Austin Trotman (Appalachian State) dec. Meredith, 3-1

197 - Luke Macchiaroli (2-1, DNP)
Round of 32 - Macchiaroli dec. Nick Bayer (Northern Colorado), 6-2
Round of 16 - Macchiaroli dec. Tyler Peter (Buffalo), 5-2
Quarterfinal - #1/#14 Erik Schuth (Ohio) dec. Macchiaroli, 5-2
Conso Fifth - Cameron Gallaher (West Virginia) def. Macchiaroli, medical forfeit

285 - Levi Cooper (5-0, 2010 Champion)
Round of 32 - Cooper pinned ns/NJCAA #9Justin Williams (SW Oregon CC), 2:49
Round of 16 - Cooper dec. #6/nr Atticus Disney (Cal Poly), 9-4
Quarterfinal - Cooper dec. #3/nr JT Felix (Boise State), 7-2
Semifinal - Cooper dec. #2/NJCAA #1 Tyrel Fortune (Clackamas CC), 9-4
Final - Cooper dec. #4/nr Jeremy Johnson (Ohio), 3-2

285 - Michael Hawkins (1-2, DNP)
Round of 16 - Hawkins dec. Joe Ofarrell (Wyoming), 6-1
Quarterfinal - #1/#20 Dave Morgan (CS Bakersfield) dec. Hawkins, 3-1
Conso Fifth - Brett Correll (Buffalo) dec. Hawkins, 3-2
Final Team Scoring (Top 5)
1. Wyoming (106.0)
2. #6 Boise State (104.5)
3. CS Bakersfield (98.5)
4. #24 Arizona State (83.0)
5. Ohio (82.5)

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