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 Tyler Miller 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

Finals                              Kalani Tonge* def. Tyler Miller (Eastern Oregon), 11-2


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