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SOU scores first mat win of season

REDDING, Calif. — The Southern Oregon University men’s wrestling team took its first dual win of the season from Simpson (Calif.) on Wednesday night at the James M. Grant Center, 47-12, and added a 29-15 exhibition victory over Sacramento City College.

The Raiders (1-1) scored four pins, a technical fall and three forfeit wins against the Redhawks. Devin Poppen (133 pounds), Chandler Michael (149), Tanner Fischer (197) and Ryland Boyer (285) had the pins and JJ Talavera (165) secured the five-point victory.

The win was SOU’s 12th in a row against Simpson without a loss in the series.

After falling behind 7-0 against SCC, the Raiders took control with three consecutive wins as C.J. McKinnis and Fischer won by major decision and Max Hane tacked on a fall.

Later in the match, Poppen and Michael pinned their second opponents of the night and Talavera won a 5-2 decision.

The Raiders will be in action again Friday night in La Grande, wrestling rival Eastern Oregon and matching up with Umpqua Community College for another exhibition.

SOUTHERN OREGON 47, SIMPSON 12

125 — Chris Lacoyo, Simp., tech. fall Christian Rendon, 15-0. (0-5); 133 — Devin Poppen, SOU, p. Sergio Montoya. (6-5); 141 — Justin Acuff, SOU, wins by forfeit. (12-5); 149 — Chandler Michael, SOU, p. Silas LeGroue. (18-5); 157 — SOU wins by forfeit. (24-5)

165 — JJ Talavera, SOU, tech. fall Clayten Briggs, 18-2. (29-5); 174 — Rodney Kincaid, Simp., p. Micah Arakawa. (29-12); 184 — C.J. McKinnis, SOU, wins by forfeit. (35-12); 197 — Tanner Fischer, SOU, p. Jacob Gonzales. (41-12); 285 — Ryland Boyer, SOU, p. Erick Sanchez. (47-12)

SO. OREGON 29, SACRAMENTO CITY 15

165 — Abe Garcia, SCC, dec. Micah Arakawa, 5-2. (0-3); 174 —Isaac Bartalotto, SCC, major dec. Cody Stahl, 11-3. (0-7); 184 —C.J. McKinnis, SOU, major dec. Stephen Abbott, 19-8. (4-7); 197 — Tanner Fischer, SOU, major dec. Brian Horn, 12-0. (8-7); 285 — Max Hane, SOU, p. Hayden Ellis. (14-7)

125 — Ryan Ortiz, SCC, tech. fall Christian Rendon, 16-0. (14-12); 133 — Devin Poppen, SOU, p. Devin Silva. (20-12); 141 — Mike Mello, SCC, dec. Justin Acuff, 8-5. (20-15); 149 — Chandler Michael, SOU, p. Dylan Crawford. (26-15); 157 — JJ Talavera, SOU, dec. Conrad Trevino, 5-2. (29-15)

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