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Lofstedt brothers lead Raiders to victories

ASHLAND — A perfect night by brothers Mitchell and Trevor Lofstedt led the fourth-ranked Southern Oregon University wrestling team to a pair of dual meet victories Saturday at McNeal Pavilion.

The Raiders downed NCAA Division II San Francisco State 31-6 and then defeated NAIA Oklahoma City 30-9.

SOU (4-1) next hosts NCAA Division I Portland State at 7 p.m. Monday.

In the dual against San Francisco State, freshman Mitchell Lofstedt got the Raiders started off on the right foot with a decisive 7-0 victory over Curtis Schurkamp at 125 pounds. Schurkamp entered this week ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division II.

Senior Trevor Lofstedt, ranked fourth in the NAIA at 133, followed that with a pin of Naveed Bagheri in 4:18.

Barry Johnson (141), Seth Roy (149), Tommie Hooper (157), Shaun Ceremello (184), Chase Locke (197) and John Bates (285) all scored victories for the Raiders over the Gators.

Against Oklahoma City, Mitchell Lofstedt opened with a forfeit victory and Trevor Lofstedt gave SOU a 9-0 lead with a 3-1 victory over Justin Blumer.

SOU went on to win the first five matches and cruised to victory.

"Mitchell and Trevor really helped set the momentum that we wanted against San Francisco," SOU coach Mike Ritchey said. "For Mitch to beat their best wrestler put them on notice. Trevor is starting to get his passion where it needs to be. He looks like he's ready to focus on wrestling after a big term academically."

TEAM SCORE — Southern Oregon 31, San Francisco State 6.

125 — Mitchell Lofstedt, SOU, dec. Curtis Schurkamp, 7-0; 133 — Trevor Lofstedt, SOU, pinned Naveed Bagheri, 4:18; 141 — Barry Johnson, SOU, dec. Ben Lockett, 6-1; 149 — Seth Roy, SOU, major dec. Josh Nolan, 13-4; 157 — Tommie Hooper, SOU, pinned Markham Bertron, 2:11.

165 — Zach Sesar, SFSU, dec. Mike Lauer, 8-5; 174 — Arman Ostadsharif, SFSU, dec. Tyler Thomas, 5-2; 184 — Shaun Ceremello, SOU, dec. Marques Gates, 6-4; 197 — Chase Locke, SOU, dec. Vincent Bordi, 4-3; 285 — John Bates, SOU, dec. Steve Franklin, 6-3.

TEAM SCORE — Southern Oregon 30, Oklahoma City 9.

125 — Mitchell Lofstedt, SOU, won by forfeit; 133 — Trevor Lofstedt, SOU, dec. Justin Blumer, 3-1; 141 — Barry Johnson, SOU, dec. Jeremy Garner, 10-3; 149 — Seth Roy, SOU, major dec. Will Shelton, 15-4; 157 — Tommie Hooper, SOU, dec. Nik Turner, 6-1.

165 — Mark Meyer, OCU, pinned Mike Lauer, 1:02; 174 — Dillon Blackmon, OCU, dec. Tyler Thomas, 7-4; 184 — Shaun Ceremello, SOU, major dec. Andrew Pontikes, 10-1; 197 — Chase Locke, SOU, major dec. Jake Mabry, 13-3; 285 — John Bates, SOU, dec. Corey Johnson, 3-2.