Despite solid outings from Boris Novachkov and Ryan DesRoches, the Cal Poly wrestling team lost 25-13 to American University on Friday in Mott Gym.
Novachkov, wrestling at 141 pounds, earned a 3-2 decision over 14th-ranked Matthew Mariacher.
After an early takedown, Novachkov gave up two escapes before recording the winning escape early in the final period.
DesRoches, wrestling up one weight class at 184 pounds, earned a 13-4 major decision over Thomas Barreiro. DesRoches had five takedowns and one escape in the victory.
The Eagles won six of 10 matches, including a pin of the Mustangs’ Brandon Rocha by Corey Borshoff at 133 pounds.
Ryan Smith won for Cal Poly at 197 pounds with a 3-2 decision over Daniel Mitchell, and Dominic Kastl (174) had the final Mustang win with an 8-3 decision over Phillip Barreiro.