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Sunday, April 21, 2024

Wrestling preview

Teams: UC Davis vs. Cal State Fullerton; No. 6 Boise State

Records: Aggies (1-8, 0-3); Titans (2-5, 0-3); Broncos (11-2, 4-0)

Where: The Pavilion

When: Friday at 6 p.m.; Saturday at 7 p.m.

Who to watch: Freshman Trevor Machado-Ching went undefeated last weekend at the Menlo duals at the 157-pound slot.

The Oakdale, Calif. native scored a major decision over Brad Tamashiro of Southern Oregon before winning by forfeit against Menlo.

He capped off the day with a technical fall win against John Cardenas of Cal State Bakersfield. Ching is trying to find a regular place in the Aggie’s starting lineup and with performances like his at the Menlo duals there’s a good chance he’ll be performing at the Pavilion this weekend.

Did you know: The Aggies will have their hands full on Saturday, as the Boise State Broncos are currently No. 6 in the country and atop the Pac-10 Conference standings.

The Broncos have been a national powerhouse for the past few years and are the Pac-10 frontrunners once again this season as six of their 10 starters are ranked No. 1 in the league in their weight class.

Preview: The Aggies are coming off a weekend at the Menlo Duals where they went 1-2 and got their first victory of the season against the host Menlo Oaks.

It a good thing the Aggies got a win under their belt now as their schedule doesn’t get any easier from here. They have five conference duals left before the end of the season starting with this weekend against the No. 6 Broncos, the highest ranked opponent the Aggies have taken on since wrestling No. 4 Oklahoma State in early December.

Before the Broncos come into the Pavilion, the Aggies will be taking on the Titans who have struggled so far this year. Both teams will be looking for their first Pac-10 win of the season.

The Aggies are hoping a home crowd might help turn the season around and put them in the right direction to make a run before the Pac-10 Tournament in late February.

-Kyle Hyland


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