Ten Cal Poly wrestlers competed in the Pac-12 Wrestling Championships on Saturday at Arizona State in Tempe. Five of the wrestlers entered the mat with a seeded conference ranking, but the Mustangs finished last out of six teams, with 73.5 points.
Juniors Travis Berridge and J.T. Goodwin and sophomores Jason DelaCruz and Colton Schilling came out in fourth place for their respective weight classes. Sophomore Spencer Empey, freshman David Gonzalez and juniors Jacob Leon, Colt Shorts and Mitch Woods all placed fifth.
Berridge went into the tournament as the No. 2 seed for the 174-pound class. After a first-round bye, Berridge started in the semifinals and fell to Austin Dewey of Boise State in a 5-2 decision.
Berridge continued to the consolation round, where he earned an overtime win over his first opponent riding time, but lost his second consolation round match en route to his fourth-place finish.
Schilling also placed fourth, wrestling in the 141-pound class. In his first-round match, the unranked sophomore controlled the mat and conquered No. 2 seed Robbie Mathers of Arizona State, winning by fall.
Losing in his second-round match, Schilling wrestled in the consolation round and beat his first opponent, but fell short in his second consolation match.
197-pound junior J.T. Goodwin received a first-round bye, but fell in his second round with a 12-3 major decision loss.
Competing in consolation, Goodwin won his first match by decision 11-4, giving him a fourth-place title.
Next month, 21 Pac-12 wrestlers will compete in the NCAA Championships, but no Cal Poly wrestlers will have a showing, with individuals from only the top three Pac-12 teams competing.