February 2, 2007

Cal State Fullerton Wrestlers Post 21-16 Victory Over Wyoming

Feb. 2, 2007

FULLERTON, CA - The Cal State Fullerton wrestling team won six of the 10 bouts, including a tech fall by heavyweight Wade Sauer, as the Titans defeated visiting Wyoming, 21-16, on Friday night at Titan Gym as part of the second annual "Beauty and the Beast" meet.

Sauer's tech fall 5:46 into the third period in the fifth bout of the night broke a 6-6 tie, giving Cal State Fullerton an 11-6 lead.

However, Wyoming's Nick Ramirez posted a major decision over the Titans' Jaime Hernandez at the 125-pound weight class with a 21-10 victory, moving the Cowboys to within a point at 11-10.

T.J. Dillashaw increased Fullerton's advantage with a last-second victory over Cory VomBaur, turning a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 victory after a late takedown with less than a minute to go to forge a tie, and earning the win on riding time.

Teddy Astorga then followed with a major decision, 11-3, victory over Garrett Desmond to up the Titans' lead to 18-10 with two bouts remaining.

The Cowboys got six team points back at 149 pounds as Cal State Fullerton's Morgan Atkinson was forced to default due to injury after trailing Wyoming's Carter Downing, 7-1, in the second period.

That brought the match down to the 157-pound class where Paul Tice wrapped up the win for the Titans by defeating the Cowboys' Dan Fuhrman, 6-3, for the final 21-16 team tally.

Cal State Fullerton returns to action on Feb. 9 as the Titans host San Francisco State at 7 p.m. at Titan Gym.

CAL STATE FULLERTON 21, WYOMING 16
Fullerton, Calif. (Titan Gym)
165 - Bryan Tice (CSF) dec. Kyle Morrow (WYO), 6-3
174 - Bryan Bernal (WYO) dec. Ryan Budd (CSF), 5-3 (ot)
184 - Scott Judd (CSF) dec. Dan Barrone (WYO), 6-1
197 - Sam Wendland (WYO) dec. John Drake (CSF), 4-1
HVY - Wade Sauer (CSF) tech. fall Jason Still (WYO), 15-0 (5:46)
125 - Nick Ramirez (WYO) maj dec Jaime Hernandez (CSF), 21-10
133 - T.J. Dillashaw (CSF) dec. Cory VomBaur (WYO), 3-2
141 - Teddy Astorga (CSF) maj dec Garrett Desmond (WYO), 11-3
149 - Carter Downing (WYO) def. Morgan Atkinson (CSF), injury default
157 - Paul Tice (CSF) dec. Dane Fuhrman (WYO), 6-3