Boris Novachkov remembers his 3-2 loss in the national finals last year vividly; a dual meet against Arizona State in January wasn’t going to stop him from planning to avenge it. “Every time I go for a run, I see myself back in the finals,” he said. “It motivates me knowing that I’m going to […]
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 up to the stands to find it. There sits his wife Katie and their infant […]
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 the potential to make the difference between victory and defeat, Cal Poly’s wrestling team pulled […]
Ryan Smith’s late match heroics weren’t enough to save the Mustang wrestling squad on Friday night as American University defeated Cal Poly 25-13. The 197-pound Smith faced No. 14 Daniel Mitchell who pinned the Mustang over Winter Break in a match Smith said he was not mentally prepared for. That changed on Friday as Smith […]
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 will face its stiffest dual meet competition thus far when the No. 25 Wyoming Cowboys enter Mott Gym on Friday.
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.