BAKERSFIELD, Calif.--The Bakersfield wrestling team (4-6) travels to San Francisco State for a Friday 1 p.m. dual before entering the California Collegiate Open on Saturday.
This will be the 38th time that Bakersfield and San Francisco State will be wrestling. The Roadrunners lead the all-time series 34-3 after defeating the Gators 32-9 in Bakersfield last season.
The Gators are ranked 19th in Division II entering the week. San Francisco State is 6-3 duals after losing 33-8 to Stanford last Saturday in the Swamp. The Gators are 5-1 this season against nationally ranked opponents at the Division I, Division II, and NAIA levels.
Bryce Hammond (R-So., Bakersfield, Calif., Bakersfield HS) is ranked in five different polls at 174 pounds this week. His highest ranking is 11th in the Asics FloWrestling poll. Jose Mendoza (R-Sr., Selma, Calif., Selma HS) is ranked in two different polls at 133 with a best of 22nd coming in the WrestlingReport poll.