Cal Poly’s Boris Novachkov and Ryan DesRoches captured individual titles at the Fullerton Open this weekend, as Cal Poly was the only team to have multiple champions. Novachkov posted a 4-0 record while DesRoches won five times, four by fall.

In the finals, Novachkov defeated Purdue’s Juan Archuleta 3-2 and DesRoches earned a 8-6 decision over Lucas Espericueta of Stanford.

Brandon Rocha, wrestling in the 133-pound weight class, and 157-pounder Barrett Abel only lost in the final round, taking second place for the Mustangs.

Rocha suffered a 3-1 loss to Todd Wilcox of Grand Canyon, while Abel was pinned after four minutes by Embry-Riddle’s Tyler Chang.

Jesse Delgado (125) and Geoffrey Doss (149) rebounded from semifinal losses to Stanford wrestlers to take third place. Delgado was pinned by eventual champion Ryan Mango, but he came back to post a 18-8 major decision in his final match. Doss fell 6-0 to Timmy Boone, who finished second, then beat Luke Ashmore of Arizona State 6-0.

Five other Mustangs had winning records in the tournament but did not place. Cal Poly will travel next to the Las Vegas Invitational for matches on Dec. 3 and 4.

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