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SOU nabs second at Menlo Invitational

ATHERTON, Calif. — The Southern Oregon University wrestling team captured second place and placed eight competitors to conclude the seven-team Menlo Invitational on Sunday.

Trevor Lofstedt and Marcus Moore were both runners-up in their respective weight divisions for the Raiders.

Loftstedt fell to Cal-State Bakerfield's Thomas Kimbrell 5-1 in the 133-pound title match. In the heavyweight bout, Moore was pinned in 2:31 by Jesse Ruez of Menlo.

Other SOU placers included former Phoenix High School star Ricky Farrell (184-pound class), Barry Johnson (141) and Jason Appleton (174), who all finished third.

Taking fourth place for the Raiders were Tomas Rosa (149), Kyle Temple (157) and Kyle Simmons (197).

Cal-State Bakersfield won the event, nearly doubling the Raiders in points.

Next, SOU will head to the national NAIA duels at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa Jan. 12-13.