1/1/2011 4:36:33 PM
The 12th-ranked Southern Oregon wrestling team broke the NAIA record for dual wins as a program today with a 27-8 victory over Embry-Riddle at the Menlo Duals in Atherton, Calif.

The victory was the 464th in the history of the program, besting the mark of 463 victories by Westmar College before they closed down in 1997.

SOU is 464-185-7 all-time, starting with the first season in 1956-57.

The Raiders (4-2) started fast against Embry-Riddle with victories by Tyler Lander and Jared Dalgleish at 125 pounds and 133. Embry-Riddle cut the lead to 9-8 with victories at 141 and 149 before the Raiders turned on the pressure.

Paulo Rocha scored a decision at 165 to up the advantage to 165, then Austin Vanderford (174) and Derek Rottenberg (184) had back-to-back pins

SOU 27, Embry-Riddle 8
125 - Tyler Lander (SOU) dec. John Garza
133 - Jared Dalgleish (SOU) dec. Sean Silva
141 - AJ Valles (ERAU) dec. Woong Kim
149 - Kyle Wirkuty (SOU) dec. Josh Chang
157 - Tyler Chang (ERAU) dec. Tommie Hooper
165 - Paulo Rocha (SOU) dec. Matt Hamilton
174 - Austin Vanderford (SOU) fall Luke Riley
184 - Derek Rottenberg (SOU) fall Brandon Martyn
197 - Ron Lee (SOU) dec. Shawn Michalek
Hwt - Double forfeit