As life speeds up, DesRoches slows it down

Motivation is no issue for Cal Poly’s 174-pound senior wrestler. Ryan DesRoches wakes up to it every day. When he is grappling on the mat, arms aching and running out of the breath, all he has to do is look…

Errors cost wrestling against Stanford

Dominating victories by seniors Ryan Smith and Boris Novachkov weren’t enough for the Mustangs on Sunday afternoon. Ryan DesRoches lost his first match, and Cal Poly fell to Stanford. A major decision in the final bout downed the Cal Poly…

Smith shines in spotlight over weekend

The Mustang wrestling squad split two dual meets over the weekend, losing to American University then rebounding for a conference win over Boise State. Cal Poly wrestles Boise State to floor In a dual meet where every wrestler’s match had…

Fight for wrestling at Madonna Inn

Cal Poly’s most famous fighter might be Chuck Liddell, but another set of former Mustangs and San Luis Obispo natives are taking center stage at the Madonna Inn Expo Center this Saturday in fights to save wrestling. Faced with budget…

New coach Buckley hopes to wrestle with success

The Cal Poly wrestling team celebrates recent successes and welcomes new head coach Brendan Buckley to a promising upcoming season.

Columbia’s Buckley named new head wrestling coach

The Cal Poly wrestling program has slowly become one of the better programs in the nation. Under former head coach John Azevedo, the program boasted 18 total All-Americans and individual Pac-10 Champions in his 10 seasons with the program. But…

Oberhelman continues search for Azevedo’s, Perry’s replacement

New athletic director Don Oberhelman is in the process of finding a successor to wrestling head coach John Azevedo and co-head coach Mark Perry.

Mark Perry leaving Cal Poly for Illinois

The man who was supposed to take the helm of the wrestling team, one of Cal Poly’s most successful programs, has taken an offer to be an associate coach at the University of Illinois next season.

Looking back at winter quarter sports: wrestling

The wrestling team entered the season with high hopes in a year of transition. Last year’s head coach John Azevedo promoted Mark Perry to co-head coach for the Mustangs, beginning the Perry era. Coming off of a seventh-place finish at…

Cal Poly sends four wrestlers to Philly

For co-head coach Mark Perry, describinf the Cal Poly wrestling team’s No. 6 finish in the Pac-10 Championships as anything other than disappointing would be an understatement. Coming off one of the best seasons in a decade, going 9-2 in…

Aggie turned Mustang: A twist of fate sends Abel from UC Davis to Cal Poly

Just 11 months ago, UC Davis’ Barrett Abel wrestled his way past Cal Poly to be crowned champion of the Pac-10 conference at 149 pounds.