Jauregui, Lakin win wrestling titles at Menlo Invitational


Freshman Joseph Jauregui and junior Troy Lakin each won individual wrestling titles and and Menlo College placed fourth Saturday at the Menlo College Invitational.

Jauregui won all four of his matches, including wins by fall, technical fall and major decision, to reach the championship bout in the 165-pound division, where he won, 11-6, over San Francisco State's Tyson Kuahine.

Joseph Jauregui
Jauregui also beat Division I Cal State Bakersfield's Bryan Battisto, 17-6, en route to the title.

Lakin utilized a similar blueprint, going 3-0 on the day and defeating third-ranked Jimmy Schlosser of Great Falls, 3-2, for the second time this weekend in the finals to earn first place honors at 125 pounds.

Lakin entered the weekend ranked No. 7 in the NAIA. He was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Lightweight wrestler.

Young An advanced to the final at 197 pounds before suffering his first loss, a 24-11 setback to unattached John Hensley. An recorded two pins along the way, including one over Oaks' teammate Kenny Steers, who came back to earn a fourth place finish.

Steers locked horns with Justin Harbison of Great Falls and after overtime, earned a 7-5 decision victory. He then battled Mark Penyascek in the third place match and suffered a hard fought 5-2 decision to claim fourth.

San Francisco State claimed top honors with 144.5 team points. Southern Oregon finished second with 130.5 and University of Great Falls was third with 104.5 team points. Menlo's 89 team points were good for a fourth place finish.

The Oaks host Stanford next Sunday.

Men's basketball

Tyler Evans scored 15 points and Dylan Severson added 13 but Menlo College dropped a 69-59 nonconference decision to host Cal Maritime on Saturday night.

The Oaks (7-8) travel to Vanguard for a Golden State Athletic Conference game on Thursday night.

— Menlo Athletics

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