After winning his weight class at the Last Chance Olympic Qualifier, Novachkov will head to the Olympics this summer.
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 the 2010 NCAA Championships, Boris Novachkov has continued to dominate his opponents on his way […]
The Cal Poly wrestling team put a bad loss to Stanford behind them on Sunday afternoon and won the last nine matches against Division II San Francisco State in its final tuneup before the Pac-10 Championships. The Mustangs recorded four pins and a technical fall, routing the Gators 43-3 and ending the season with a […]
After a decade with the Mustangs, co-head coach John Azevedo is hanging up his wrestling shoes at the end of the 2011 season. Yet, with the Pac-10 and NCAA Championships looming, Azevedo remains focused on his wrestlers and what they can accomplish in the next six weeks.
The Cal Poly wrestling team upset the No. 13 Oregon State Beavers on Friday night, but could not repeat the feat on Sunday as they dropped eight of 10 matches against the No. 3 Boise State Broncos, losing 29-6.
The Cal Poly wrestling team comes off one of its biggest wins this season against Wyoming only to face two more ranked programs away from home this weekend. The team enters the heart of their Pac-10 conference schedule with a dual against Intermat’s No. 27 ranked Oregon State on Jan. 21 and No. 3 Boise […]
“From the moment the weights were drawn,” 197-pounder Ryan Smith said, “I was thinking, ‘Great, it’s going to come down to me winning, or we lose.” He was right. The fate of a victory rested on Smith’s shoulders, as Cal Poly trailed No. 25 Wyoming 16-15 with one match remaining. As two minutes remained in […]
The Cal Poly wrestling team will face its stiffest dual meet competition thus far when the No. 25 Wyoming Cowboys enter Mott Gym on Friday.
Standing 5-foot-8 and weighing in at 130 pounds (during wrestling season that is) he does not look like your typical Division I athlete, especially not one ranked 10th in the country. But eventually he sheds the large black headphones draped casually around his neck, the surfer jacket, and longboard that camouflages him in a mass of […]
While most Cal Poly students were enjoying their three weeks away from the rigors of school, the wrestling team made trips to Nevada and Illinois for tournaments, as well as taking on three colleges in a quadrangle meet.
Cal Poly junior Boris Novachkov captured the 141-pound championship while his brother, senior Filip Novachkov, finished fourth place at 133 pounds on the final day of competition in the Midlands Championships last Thursday night.