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Wrestling blanks Vikings

November 14, 2008

The Arizona State wrestling team earned their 25th all-time shut out as the Sun Devils defeated Pac-10 foe Portland State 40-0. The Sun Devils improved to 2-0 while the Vikings fell to 0-1. The Sun Devils earned their 12th consecutive win over Portland State, putting them at 12-1-0 against the Vikings. Friday’s shut out is also their first since a 46-0 win at home on December 5, 2002 against Embry-Riddle and also marked Ortiz’s 40th home victory.

After No. 8 Anthony Robles earned six points at 125 due to a forfeit by Portland State’s Glenn Torrano, the Sun Devils got off to a quick start as Angel Alegre earned a 7-6 decision over Thomas Cottrell in the 133 weight class. Wrestling at 141, eighth ranked Chris Drouin secured his first pin of the season over Westley Moniz at 2:59.

At 149, Vicente Varela defeated Henry Kofa, 4-0, to give the Sun Devils three more points. Jerrad Trulson earned a 6-3 decision over Stephen Dailey at 157. Competing in the 165 weight class, freshman Kyle DeBerry defeated Alex Bubb, 7-4, to earn his second straight victory. Eric Starks followed suit and notched a 7-5 win over Viking Brady Garner.

At 184 lbs, junior Jake Cranford had his way with Brian Lemmon as he earned a major decision, winning 13-4. Competing at 197, Thor Moen tallied a 9-6 decision over Portland State’s Keena Washington. ASU’s Eric Nye earned the Sun Devils six final points as Zachary Smith bowed out in the third period due to injury.

After the dual, Robles competed against Terrano in an exhibition match. Terrano was no match for the eighth ranked Robles as Robles earned a 14-0 tech fall.

The Sun Devils head to the Midwest next week for two duals against national powers Iowa and Iowa State. ASU will take on the Hawkeyes on Nov. 21 at 4:00 p.m. CT and will compete against the Cyclones on Nov. 23 at 6:00 p.m. CT.

Arizona State defeats Portland State, 40-0
125 - #8 Anthony Robles (AS) won by forfeit
133 - Angel Alegre (AS) dec. Thomas Cottrell (PSU) 7-6
141 – #8 Chris Drouin (ASU) pinned Westly Moniz (PSU) 2:59
149 – Vicente Varela (AS) dec. Henry Kofa (PSU) 4-0
157 – Jerrad Trulson (AS) dec. Steven Dailey (PSU) 6-3
165 – Kyle DeBerry (AS) dec. Alex Bubb (PSU) 7-4
174 – Eric Starks (AS) dec. Brady Garner (PSU) 7-5
184 – Jake Cranford (AS) major Brian Lemmon (PSU) 13-4
197 – Thor Moen (AS) dec. Keena Washington (PSU) 9-6
285 – Eric Nye (AS) won by injury default