Raiders wrap up nearly perfect dual season
The fifth-ranked Southern Oregon wrestling team rolled to a 53-0 rout of Pacific University Saturday night in the final dual of the season.
Southern Oregon capped the season with an 18-1 record in dual meets. The 18 wins are a school record and are the most in the NAIA. Pacific dropped to 1-12.
The Raiders opened the dual with back-to-back pins by the Lofstedt brothers, Mitchell and Trevor.
Mitchell Lofstedt scored a pin of John Cushman in 1:06 at 125 pounds, while Trevor came away with a pin of Andrew Wolfe in 23 seconds at 133.
Junior Valladolid then pinned Andy Duncan in 4:09 at 141 to push the lead to 18-0.
After a forfeit at 149, Seth Roy (157) and Austin Vanderford (165) scored back-to-back decisions, and Tyler Thomas scored a tech fall at 174 to up the lead to 41-0. SOU senior Chase Locke pinned Jordan Branson in 4:35 at 197 to wrap up the action for a Raider team that won three matches by forfeit.
SOU will next compete in the NAIA West Regionals, slated next Saturday in Atherton, Calif.
SOU 53, Pacific 0
125 — Mitchell Lofstedt, SOU, pinned John Cushman, 1:06; 133 — Trevor Lofstedt, SOU, pinned Andrew Wolfe, :23; 141 — Junior Valladolid, SOU, pinned Andy Duncan, 4:09; 149 — Johnny Ulrey, SOU, won by forfeit; 157 — Seth Roy, SOU, dec. Kody Kramer, 7-5.
165 — Austin Vanderford, SOU, dec. Nathan Shay, 9-3; 174 — Tyler Thomas, SOU, tech fall. Lane Wiltshire, 15-0 6:16; 184 — Shaun Ceremello, SOU, won by forfeit; 197 — Chase Locke, SOU, pinned Jordan Branson, 4:35; 285 — John Bates, SOU, won by forfeit.