Lane Eliminated from Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Saturday Morning

Lane Eliminated from Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Saturday Morning

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Cal Poly sophomore 197-pounder Tom Lane, who reached the quarterfinal round of the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational with three victories Friday, was eliminated from the two-day tournament Saturday morning.

Lane, who needed one more victory to assure himself of a placing, was pinned by fifth-seeded Jeric Kasunic of American in 4 minutes, 19 seconds. Kasunic scored a takedown in the first period and a reversal in the second period before recording the fall.

After a fall in 52 seconds and a 7-6 overtime decision Friday, Lane (pictured at right) scored a pair of four-point near falls en route to a 13-3 major decision over third-seeded Kevin Beazley of Michigan, ranked No. 5 in the nation at 197 pounds by Intermat.

Lane scored a pair of takedowns in the first period, a four-point near fall in the second period and another four-point near fall plus riding time in the final period for the win over Beazley in the Round of 16.

Lane then fell behind 8-0 on the way to a 9-2 loss against unseeded Stephen Loiseau of Drexel in the quarterfinals Friday night.

Lane, the lone Mustang to reach the Round of 16 and the quarterfinals, finished the tournament with a 3-2 record.

Cal Poly 141-pounder Colton Schilling also was 3-2. After splitting two matches in the championship bracket Friday, Schilling pinned Christian Montserrat of West Virginia in just 26 seconds and Jack Hathaway of Oregon State in only 28 seconds. Schilling had dropped 5-3 and 5-2 decisions to Hathaway in dual meets each of the last two years.

In the fourth round of wrestlebacks Friday night, Schilling dropped an 8-5 decision to Nicholas Gil of Navy.

Twelve of the nation's top 25 NCAA Division I wrestling teams are competing in the two-day tournament. Heading the list of 44 teams in the field are No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Michigan and No. 6 Arizona State. Also competing are No. 12 Minnesota, No. 15 Northern Iowa, No. 18 Central Michigan, No. 19 Wyoming, No. 20 Oregon State, No. 21 Pittsburgh, No. 22 Edinboro, No. 23 Duke and No. 24 Navy.

Ohio State claimed the team title with 155.5 points, followed by Michigan with 140 and Arizona State with 113.5. Cal Poly finished in a four-way tie for 31st in the field of 46 teams with 18 points.

Results for Cal Poly wrestlers:

125 — Yoshito Funakoshi bye, was dec. by Kyle Norstrem (Virginia Tech) 10-4, dec. Jake Campbell (Bucknell) 4-2, was maj. dec. by Thayer Atkins (Duke) 13-4.

133 — Ty Schilling was dec. by DJ Lloren (Utah Valley) 7-3, was maj. dec. by Matthew Schmitt (West Virginia) 12-3.

141 — Colton Schilling maj. dec. Chandler Olson (Drexel) 14-6, was dec. by No. 7 Michael Longo (Oklahoma) 9-2, pinned Christian Montserrat (West Virginia) 0:26, pinned Jack Hathaway (Oregon State) 0:28, was dec. by Nicholas Gil (Navy) 8-5.

149 — Joshy Cortez was pinned by No. 6 Josh Maruca (Arizona State) 6:47, dec. Kyler Rea (West Virginia) 5-3, was dec. by Matt Ontiveros (Utah Valley) 5-4.

157 — Jett Moy was pinned by No. 3 Micah Jordan (Ohio State) 1:19, was maj. dec. by James Williams (Embry-Riddle) 10-2.

165 — Luke Wilson was tech. fall by No. 5 Nick Wanzek (Minnesota) 21-6, 5:38, lost by injury default to Isaac Bast (Kent State) 4:09.

174 — Matt Wilhelm dec. Beau Breske (Nebraska) 3-1, was dec. by Brandon Womack (Cornell) 8-5, dec. Michael Billingsley (Air Force) 8-3, was dec. by Andrew McNally (Eastern Michigan) 8-4.

184 — Ryan Anderson dec. Austin Flores (Stanford) 3-1, was tech. fall by No. 4 Drew Foster (Northern Iowa) 16-0, 2:42, was tech. fall by Noah Foster (Army West Point) 16-0, 2:51.

197 — Tom Lane pinned Austyn Harris (Arizona State) 0:52, dec. Anthony McLaughlin (Air Force) 7-6 TB2, maj. dec. No. 3 Kevin Beazley (Michigan) 13-3, was dec. by Stephen Loiseau (Drexel) 9-2, was pinned by No. 5 Jeric Kasunic (American) 4:19.

285 — Spencer Empey bye, was dec. by Andrew Dunn (Virginia Tech) 6-4, dec. Dan Stibral (North Dakota State) 2-1, was pinned by Cody Crawford (Oregon State) 1:47.

Photos courtesy of Lawrence Slater