Friday, January 21, 2022

Arizona State Vs Cal Poly Top Matches (Today Fri Jan 21st, 2022)


A little West Coast Action will happen today as the Sun Devils and the Mustangs do battle.  Four matches stick out, with one liable to be not only the best match of the dual, but the best match of day in all NCAA DI wrestling. 

125 - #4 Brandon Courtney Vs #30 Antonio Lorenzo 

Courtney has thus far defeated Lorenzo by two convincing scores of 9-3 and 14-6.  At both times, Lorenzo was not yet a ranked wrestler. Now that he has found himself in the top 33, it'll be interesting to see if he can make the match closer. 

141 - #16 Jesse Vasquez Vs #29 Lawrence Saenz 

Thus far rookie Vasquez has looked very good in his first varsity start for the Sun Devils. His only loss this season has been to NCAA champion Nick Lee of Penn State. Notable victories include Cody Phippen of Air Force, Anthony Brito of Appalachian State, Cayden Rooks of Indiana and Collin Gerardi of Virginia Tech.  With that said Saenz has been around for a while, an NCAA qualifier and he's been known to pull off some impressive victories himself. Going with Vasquez on this one, but not completely counting out Saenz 

149 - #9 Kyle Parco Vs #18 Legend Lamer 

The last these two met, Parco pulled away with a 5-2 victory.  A calculated, strategical match led the former Bulldog, now Sun devil to victory over the Mustang. Both of these guys are All American material as far as I'm concerned. This will be a good match. 

165 - #6 Anthony Valencia Vs #2 Evan Wick 

With all of the great wrestling that will take place today, this is the match I look forward to the most.  Two guys, both capable of being NCAA champions this year going head to head. I have enough faith in both Coach Jones & Coach Sioredas to put them both out on the mat. Feel very confident we will see this match take place today.  This very well could end up being out PAC-12 final as well as our NCAA final.  Very excited to see this match. 

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