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Cal Poly 141-pounder Colton Schilling captures Pac-12 Title

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Senior 141-pounder Colton Schilling (pictured above) is Cal Poly's first Pac-12 Conference wrestling champion in five years.

The Brownsville, Oregon, native earned a 15-6 major decision over Russell Rohlfing of CSU Bakersfield in the championship finals Sunday night inside Oregon State's Gill Coliseum. Schilling pinned Rohlfing in a Jan. 31 dual meet.

Devon Lotito claimed Cal Poly's last Pac-12 title in 2013 at 133 pounds.

Mustang 149-pounder Joshy Cortez and 184-pounder Matt Wilhelm also reached the final round, but lost in weight classes in which only one wrestler advanced to the nationals.

Cortez dropped a 3-2 decision to Jason Tsirtsis of Arizona State while Wilhelm fell 9-4 to Kordell Norfleet of Arizona State. Both Cortez and Wilhelm will be considered for 47 at-large berths on March 6.

And two other Mustangs battled in matches for third and fourth place, Tom Lane qualifying for the nationals at 197 pounds and Spencer Empey finishing one victory shy of a berth in the NCAAs.

Lane fell 9-3 to Nathan Traxler of Stanford in a weight class with four automatic qualifiers while Empey, needing a win to qualify, was pinned by Tanner Hall of Arizona State in 4 minutes, 33 seconds.

The other five Mustangs in the Pac-12 finals all placed fifth with 0-2 marks.

Arizona State easily defended its Pac-12 team championship, with Oregon State second and CSU Bakersfield third. Cal Poly was fifth.

The 2018 NCAA Division I National Championships will be held March 15-17 inside Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

Results for Cal Poly wrestlers:
125 – Yoshito Funakoshi was pinned by Seergio Mendez (CSUB) 2:36, was dec. by Gabe Townsell (S) 9-3 (fifth place)
133 – Ty Schilling was. Dec. by Devan Turner (OSU) 7-3, was dec. by Sean Nickell (CSUB) 2-0 (fifth place)
141 – Colton Schilling bye, dec. Jack Hathaway (OSU) 4-1, maj. dec. Russell Rohlfing (CSUB) 15-6 (first place)
149 – Joshy Cortez bye, dec. Josh Reyes (OSU) 4-2 SV-2, was dec. by Jason Tsirtsis (ASU) 3-2 (second place)
157 – Jett Moy was maj. dec. by Coleman Hammond (CSUB) 11-0, was maj. dec. by Paul Fox (S) 18-7 (fifth place)
165 – Ryan Farina was tech. fall by Jared Hill (S) 17-2 (7:00), was dec. by Rodney Williams (OSU) 8-2 (fifth place)
174 – Ryan Anderson was pinned by Myles Terry (OSU) 0:10, was maj. dec. by Bryan Battisto (CSUB) 16-4 (fifth place)
184 – Matt Wilhelm bye, dec. Bob Coleman (OSU) 6-2, was dec. by Kordell Norfleet (ASU) 9-4 (second place)
197 – Tom Lane maj. dec. Cade Belshay (ASU) 11-0, was dec. by Corey Griego (OSU) 7-2, was dec. by Nathan Traxler (S) 9-3 (fourth place)
285 – Spencer Empey by injury default over Mark Penyacsek (CSUB) 0:46, was pinned by Amarveer Dhesi (OSU) 2:07, was pinned by Tanner Hall (ASU) 4:33 (fourth place)

-Provided by Cal Poly

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