ATHERTON, Calif.—The CSU Bakersfield wrestling sent a limited squad to the Menlo Invitational Saturday and came away with a pair of top two finishes from two 2016-17 redshirts.
Redshirt junior Sergio Mendez won the 125-pound title. He was 4-0 on the day with two pins. In the finals, Mendez defeated Troy Lakin of Menlo 16-7 in the finals.
Freshman Kalani Tonge took home the title at 141 pounds. Tonge won his three matches by a combined score of 26-8. In the finals, Tonge earned a major decision (11-2) against of Eastern Oregon.
The Roadrunners return to the Icardo Center Sunday when CSUB hosts Stanford in the Pac-12 opener for both schools. The dual begins at 5 p.m.
CSU Bakersfield Results at the 2017 Menlo Invitational (*Competed Unattached)
Round of 16 Sergio Mendez* pinned Isaac Wilson (Great Falls), at 1:33
Quarterfinals Sergio Mendez* def. Brian Rossi (Stanford), 9-2
Semifinals Sergio Mendez* pinned Christian Ramos (SF State), at 4:18
Finals Sergio Mendez* def. Troy Lakin (Menlo), 16-7
Round of 16 Joshua Johnson (Warner Pacific) def. Alex Hernandez-Figueroa*, 7-4
Con. Round 3 Sean Williams (Fresno State-UNA) def. Alex Hernandez-Figueroa*, 7-6
Quarterfinals Kalani Tonge* def. Ty Schilling (Unattached), 6-2
Semifinals Kalani Tonge* def. Shonn Roberts (Great Falls), 9-4
Round of 16 Noe Garcia* def. Elias Rosales (Unattached), 4-3
Quarterfinals Jovan Villalobs (Unattached) def. Noe Garcia*, 11-4
Consolation Round 2 Tyler Noon (Menlo) pinned Noe Garcia*, at 1:57
Round of 16 Jacob Sieder* pinned Ismael Alvarez (Menlo), at 1:39
Quarterfinals Mathew Hopkins (Great Falls) def. Jacob Sieder* by TF (17-0)
Consolation Round 2 Jacob Sieder* def. Andrew Hus (Simpson, Calif.) by TF (18-0)
Consolation Round 3 Jacob Sieder* pinned Bryce Benlian (California Baptist), at 6:60
Consolation Semis John Heasley (Great Falls) def. Jacob Sieder* by TF (22-7)
Round of 16 Trevor Rasmussen (Stanford) def. Jarrod Snyder*, 8-4
Consolation Round 2 Nic Iversen (Cal Poly-UNA) def. Jarrod Snyder*, 4-3