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College Roundup: Three Cal Poly wrestlers advance in Las Vegas

The Cal Poly wrestling team sent three wrestlers to the semifinal round of the 28th-annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Invitational on Friday in Primm, Nev.

Sophomore Boris Novachkov advanced after winning four matches while junior Filip Novachkov and senior Chase Pami advanced after three victories.

Boris Novachkov (9-0) will face top-seeded Tyler Graff of Wisconsin in the 133-pound semifinal while Filip Novachkov (10-1) will take on 141-pounder Levi Jones of Boise State.

Pami, seeded No. 2 at 157, will face third-seeded J.P. O’Connor of Harvard in the semifinals.

Ryan DesRoches (15-4) won five matches before being dropping a 5-2 decision to Hofstra’s Ryan Patrovich at 174 pounds.Also winning at least one match for Cal Poly were Ryan Smith (197), Micah Ferguson (125) and David Christian (149).

Swimming and Diving

Cal Poly junior Peter Kline and freshman Angie Haven placed in the consolation finals at the AT&T Short Course National Championships in Federal Way, Wash.

Kline finished sixth in the B final of the 400 individual medley with a time of 3 minutes, 58.24 seconds, which placed him 14th overall.Kline also finished 17th overall in the 100 backstroke after finishing in 49.67 seconds.

Haven broke her school record in the C final of the 100 breaststroke, finishing in 1:02.34. The time was good for 19th place.


Former Paso Robles High and Cal Poly golfer Travis Bertoni is tied for 70th after day three of the final stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Bertoni, a 2005 Big West Conference champion, was tied for 28th after the tournament’s first day but faltered Thursday shooting a 2-over 74.

The top 25 players, including ties, will earn a 2010 PGA Tour card while the top 50 plus ties will earn full status on the Nationwide Tour next year.

J.P. Hayes and Troy Merritt share the lead at 12-under. Bertoni is 10 shots back heading into the final day.

The tournament winner will earn $50,000 in prize money.


Cuesta College 91, Cypress 86

Seth Koenig led the Cougars with 32 points to help Cuesta reach the semifinal round of a Grossmont College-hosted tournament in San Diego. The Cougars (7-0) will play Rio Hondo today.

Cuesta’s undefeated start marks the best beginning to a season in school history.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALLPierce 60, Cuesta 42

Kayla Cribbs led Cuesta (2-5) with 12 points at the Conoco Philips Tournament in the Cuesta Gym. Teammate Erika Wilhelm added 10 points and eight rebounds.