CSUB 125-pounder Miguel Comparan (R-Sr., Buena Park, Calif., Buena Park HS) turned in the most thrilling win of the day with a 6-4 overtime victory over Tyler Hall. In his usual come-from-behind fashion, Comparan, who was trailing Hall 3-0 with 10 seconds remaining in regulation, recorded two takedowns in the final seconds to force an extra period. Using his newly-gained momentum, Comparan needed only 20 seconds in overtime to post another takedown and win the match 6-4.
"When we wrestle a team like Cal Baptist, we expect to do well," said CSUB head coach Mike Mendoza. "I think we could have wrestled a little better in some of the matches, but some guys really wrestled well today. With Miguel coming back at 125s, that was a great win. That's real typical of how he wrestles and, as a senior he knows exactly how to work that style and he does it every time. The same thing with Tyler Iwamura, he knows his style and he is pretty consistent with how he wrestles. Some of the freshman could have done a little better, but it was a good win.
The Roadrunners (7-3) got two major decisions against Cal Baptist (5-10) with CSUB's 157-pounder Adam Fierro (So., Bakersfield, Calif., Bakersfield HS) defeating Alec Smith 9-1 to start the match and CSUB's 174-pounder Bryce Hammond (R-Fr., Bakersfield, Calif., Bakersfield HS) beating Ken Tribble 10-1.
Also recording wins for CSUB were David Meza (R-Fr., Fullerton, Calif., Buena Park HS), who beat Anthony Ballinger 10-4, at 165 pounds; Sean Pollock (R-So., Oceanside, Calif., Rancho Buena Vista HS), who topped Paul Head 8-5, at 184 pounds; Frankie Hurtado (So., Bakersfield, Calif., Liberty HS), who edged David Dill 9-7, at 197 pounds; Tyler Iwamura (R-Sr., San Diego, Calif., Santa Fe Christian HS), who defeated Dakota Thayer 6-4, at 133 pounds; and Timmy Box (R-Fr., Bakersfield, Calif., Bakersfield HS), who downed Bradford Geri 14-11, at 141 pounds.
Up next, the 'Runners will return to Pac-12 action at Boise State on Feb. 1. The meet is one of three Pac-12 duals remaining on CSUB's schedule, which includes a showdown at Oregon State on Feb. 2 and a home contest against Stanford on Feb. 10.
"We have some big duals coming up that are going to be a lot tougher," Mendoza said. "A lot of these guys were trying things out today and it's good to see them do that in competition at any level."