Cal Poly sophomore wrestler Boris Novachkov captured the 133-pound championship Saturday at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Invitational in Primm, Nev.
Novachkov (11-0), seeded fifth at 133 pounds, defeated Mike Grey of Cornell 5-3 in the championship match.
Junior Filip Novachkov (11-2) finished second at 141 pounds after falling to top-seeded Reece Humphrey of Ohio State 5-3 in the championship match.
Seeded second at 157 pounds, senior Chase Pami (10-2) fell 5-4 to J.P. O’Connor of Harvard in the semifinals.
Digital Access for only $0.99
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today.
Several Mustangs also competed in the wrestlebacks, highlighted by 174-pounder Ryan DesRoches (15-4) collecting four pins and a major decision before falling 5-2 to Ryan Patrovich of Hofstra.
Cal Poly finished seventh among 44 in the overall team standings with 78.5 points. Ohio State finished first with 122.5 points, and Cornell was second with 121.5.
Cuesta 86, Rio Hondo 68
The Cougars remained undefeated and will be playing in the championship game at the Grossmont College Tournament today.Cuesta led 37-35 at halftime and outscored Rio Hondo 49-33 in the second half.
Phillip Jimenez was the leading scorer for Cuesta with 19 points. Henok Yiszaw scored 17 points and was 5 of 7 on 3-pointers.
Cuesta (8-0) will be playing the winner of the semifinal game between Saddleback and Desert College, in the championship game.
The Cougars suffered two injuries as starters Seth Koenig (mouth injury) and Xavier Mylleville (back injury) both missed time during the game.
Cuesta 71, Allan Hancock 64
The Cougars (3-5) defeated Bulldogs in the third-place game at the 26th-annual Conoco-Phillips Tournament, hosted by the Cougars.Ashley Bonnenfant was the top scorer for the Bulldogs with 16 points.
Cuesta’s Raleigh O’ Brien scored a game-high 19 points and was named to the all-tournament team. Cuesta’s Erika Wilhelm had 16 points and 20 rebounds.