Cohlton Schultz and Zahid Valencia make USA Wrestling National Team
Current Sun Devil wrestler Cohlton Schultz and alumni Zahid Valencia earned spots on the 2021 USA Wrestling National Team following results at the Olympic Trials.
Schultz, an All-American, earned second place in the 130kg Greco-Roman bracket. He won his first two matches by decision to reach the finals. Schultz ultimately fell to Adam Coon.
Valencia had a bit more work to do. The former national champion had to battle through the loser’s side of the bracket to earn his spot. After losing to Bo Nickal in the semifinals on Friday, Valencia beat Nathan Jackson and Pat Downey to place third.
Only the top U.S. wrestler for each respective weight class gets to compete in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, thus Schultz and Valencia will get the opportunity to be training partners for the top wrestler.
No. 6 Cal (6-4, 1-4 Pac-12) got the best of No. 4 Arizona State (11-5, 5-2) on Saturday. The Sun Devils, in their first road game of the season, lost 12-7.
The Golden Bears controlled the game through its first three periods. They jumped out to a four-score lead midway into the second period and never looked back.
The lead eventually ballooned to six, and despite Arizona State’s best efforts, it was out of hand for a comeback to mount.
Blaire McDowell and Bente Rogge combined for four goals. Cal limited ASU to 24 shots compared to its 34.
The two teams play again on Sunday at noon local time.
No. 34 Arizona State (10-7, 3-4 Pac-12) fell to No. 39 USC (11-6, 5-2) 5-2 on Saturday.
The Sun Devils opened with the doubles point behind wins from Ilze Hattingh/Lauryn John-Baptiste and Sammi Hampton/Marianna Argyrokastriti pairing.
USC dominated the singles matches, however. Cali Jankowski was the lone Sun Devil to win her match, as she swept on court six. Outside of that, all her fellow teammates lost in two sets. Here were the results:
1. Hattingh,Ilze/John-Baptiste,Lauryn (ASU) def. Angela Kulikov/Eryn Cayetano (USC) 6-2
2. Hampton,Sammi/Argyrokastriti,M (ASU) def. Salma Ewing/Clarke McKee (USC) 7-6
3. Summer Dvorak/Naomi Cheong (USC) def. Kolarova,Tereza/Turkovic,Domenika (ASU) 6-3
1. Salma Ewing (USC) def. Hattingh,Ilze (ASU) 7-5, 6-3
2. Eryn Cayetano (USC) def. Hampton,Sammi (ASU) 6-4, 6-4
3. Naomi Cheong (USC) def. John-Baptiste,Lauryn (ASU) 7-6, 6-3
4. Danielle Willson (USC) def. Argyrokastriti,M (ASU) 6-4, 6-3
5. Summer Dvorak (USC) def. Turkovic,Domenika (ASU) 7-5, 6-2
6. Jankowski,Cali (ASU) def. Clarke McKee (USC) 6-3, 6-2
The Sun Devils host Utah and Colorado on April 9 and 10.
No. 16 Oregon (14-4) swept Arizona State volleyball (6-14) 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-17) on Saturday in the final contest of the season.
The Ducks came out strong following the Sun Devils’ upset win on Thursday. Oregon won five of the final six points to close out the first set, then dominated the second and third sets from start to finish.
Iman Isanovic led the team with 10 kills. Senior Megan Beedie had seven kills and a .429 hitting percentage in her final game in maroon and gold.
Five of Arizona State’s six wins came in the final month of the season. Overall, Sanja Tomasevic’s program is in a good place for the quick turnaround back to a normal fall schedule.
Beedie was the lone senior on the team and the majority of the roster returning for next season were freshmen and sophomores.
Track and Field
Arizona State completed at the GCU Antelope Invitational on Saturday.
Here are all of the Sun Devils’ top-three finishes:
Men 100 Dash
Austin Kratz — 1st place (10.62)
Women 100 Hurdles
Keira Christie-Galloway — 2nd place (13.69)
Men 110 Hurdles
Kentre Patterson — 2nd place (13.89)
Jamar Marshall Jr. — 3rd place (13.98)
Men 200 Dash
Dubem Nwachukwu — 1st place (21.12)
Women 400 Dash
Josephine Anokye — 1st place (53.55)
Aruis Williams — 2nd place (55.78)
Men 400 Hurdles
Jamar Marshall Jr. — 1st place (52.95)
Vincent Mauri — 2nd place (3:42.92)
Alex George — 3rd place (3:44.00)
Women Discus Throw
Jorinde Van Klinken — 1st place (58.80m)
Kaylee Antill — 3rd place (48.99m)
Men Discus Throw
Turner Washington — 1st place (62.11m)
Ian Schultz — 2nd place (55.79m)
Women High Jump
Men Javelin Throw
Carlan Naisant — 1st place (63.97m)
Alex Ramirez — 3rd place (56.39m)
Women Javelin Throw
Cerah Moren — 1st place (43.87m)
Lillian Wyckoff — 2nd place (43.75m)
Keiley Sharp — 3rd place (39.78m)
Women Long Jump
Ta’nalya Gordon — 2nd place (6.05m)
Men Pole Vault
Cole Riddle — 1st place (5.35m)
Women Pole Vault
Sevanna Hanson — 2nd place (4.23m)
Men Shot Put
Ian Schulz — 1st place (18.02m)
Women Shot Put
Jorinde Van Klinken — 1st place (17.64m)
Women Triple Jump
Christina Warren — 1st place (12.70m)
Amanda Carty — 2nd place (12.30m)