Titans Edge Arizona State in Final Dual

Feb. 14, 2009

Tempe, Ariz. - Teddy Astorga delivered the key pin, John Drake won a pivotal overtime bout and heavyweight Kurt Klimek won the final decisive bout Saturday afternoon as Cal State Fullerton pulled out a 20-18 Pac-10 wrestling dual meet victory at Arizona State.

The win in the final dual meet of the season improved the Titans' record to 11-6 overall and 5-3 in the Pac-10.

Each team won five bouts in the nip and tuck affair. Each captured three decisions and one technicall fall. But the Titans' won because of the 6 team points Astorga captured with a fall at 149 pounds over Vicente Varela at 2:54 compared to the four ASU got from a major decision.

T. J. Dillashaw provided the other Titan bonus points with a technical fall at 133 (16-0) over David Prado.

ASU held an 18-14 lead after eight bouts. But Drake won the 197-pound bout in sudden victory, 5-3, over Jake Crawfor to put Klimek in a position to win with a decision, which he got over Imaniborn Etueven at 5-0.

Both teams will next compete in Titan Gym on March 1-2 in the Pac-10 Championships.

Cal State Fullerton 20, Arizona State 18
125 - Anthony Robles (ASU) tech. fall Andre Gonzalez (F), 15-0, 3:02
133 - T J Dillashaw (F) tech. fall David Prado (ASU), 16-0, 4:55
141 - Chris Drouin (ASU) dec. Adin Duenas (F), 5-4
149 - Teddy Astorga (F) pinned Vicente Varela (ASU), 2:54
157 - Steven DelaFuente (F) dec. Michael Swigart (ASU), 5-1
165 - Kyle DeBerry (ASU) dec. Brian Stills (F), 8-2
174 - Eric Starks (ASU) maj. dec. Todd Noel (F), 12-2
184 - Jake Meredith (ASU) dec. Tim Hawkins (F), 3-0
197 - John Drake (F) dec. Jake Crawford (ASU), 5-3 OT
Hvy - Kurt Klimek (F) dec. Imaniborn Etukeren (ASU), 5-0


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