SFU wrestling: women win four titles, men three silvers
By Steve Frost
Clan Men Win Three Silver Medals At Mike Clock Open
The Simon Fraser University men’s wrestling team won three silver medals competing at the Mike Clock Open on Sunday, Nov. 8 at the Stoller Center in Forest Grove, Oregon.
Redshirt freshmen Cruz Velasquez, junior college transfer Tyler McLean and junior heavyweight Sean Molle all went through the 20-team brackets to reach the finals of their weight classes before losing to NCAA D1 wrestlers from Oregon State.
Two other Clan wrestlers – Morgan Smith and Ciaran Ball – placed third.
Oregon State wrestlers won every weight class Sunday as the Beavers dominated the season-opening Mike Clock Open tournament at Pacific University.
At 133 pounds, Cruz Velasquez won three matches by fall, majority decision and injury forfeit to reach the final before losing to Joey Palmer (Oregon State University) 11-5 in the final. Velasquez is 4-1 to start the season.
At 165 pounds,Tyler McLean won his first four matches to reach the final, including a 9-7 decision over Kennen Lanteri (Oregon State University) in the quarterfinals and a 5-0 victory over Mark Mulligan (Southwest Oregon Community College) in the semi-finals. Facing Seth Thomas (Oregon State University) in the final, the No. 11 ranked wrestler in NCAA D1, McLean lost a majority decision to place second. He is off to a 5-1 start this season.
At heavyweight, Sean Molle won three matches, including a 7-6 decision over Timothy Smith (Southwest Oregon Community College) in the quarter-finals, to reach the tournament final where he faced Amar Dhesi (Oregon State University), the No. 6 ranked wrestler in NCAA D1. Molle was pinned in the final.
At 184 pounds, Morgan Smith went 4-1 in the tournament, winning a 14-5 majority decision over Haszell West (Clackamas Community College) in the consolation final to finish third.
At 197 pounds, Ciaran Ball lost once in the tournament to eventual champion Cody Crawford of Oregon State during the draw but went 6-1 on the day to finish third. He won by decision over Joshua Wessels (Highline Community College) 10-4 in the final.
Clan Women Take Home Four Titles At Mike Clock Open
The Simon Fraser University women’s wrestling team turned in a dominant performance at the Mike Clock Open, with four women winning their weight classes on Nov. 8 at the Stoller Center in Forest Grove, Oregon.
The Clan varsity team won four of nine weight classes and another wrestler was second.
SFU sophomore Abby Lloyd won all four of her matches by technical fall or fall to win the 109-pound weight class, the second year in a row she has won the tournament.
Freshman Dominque Parrish (123 pounds), sophomore Francesca Giorgio (136) and freshman Kendall Reusing (170) all went unbeaten to claim titles. Giorgio won by tech fall over Alejandra Rodriguez (Southern Oregon University) 10-0 in the gold medal match.
Junior Jennifer Anderson finished second at 130 pounds, losing to Chloe Spencer (Southern Oregon University) by fall in the gold medal match.