SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Five state meet qualifiers, including a pair of second-place finishers, comprise the group of wrestlers who have signed a National Letter of Intent to continue their careers at Cal Poly, the school reported this week.
Mustang head coach Jon Sioredas and director of athletics Don Oberhelman announced the signings during the one-week Early Signing Period, which opened last Wednesday and ended Tuesday. The Regular Signing Period runs from April 10 through August 1.
The group includes 125-pounder Hunter Sparks, a Roseburg High School senior.
"We are extremely excited about our five early commits," said Sioredas. "They each embody high character and high work ethic and will be great additions to our program.
"We have very high goals both academically and athletically, and we cannot wait to get this crew on campus to get to work," Sioredas added, just days before beginning his second season as Mustang head coach.
Sparks claimed second place at 113 pounds in the Oregon state high school finals, following a first-place finish in 2016 and sixth place in 2015.
Maintaining a 3.65 GPA, he led the Indians to their fourth consecutive state title and ninth in the last 11 years.
Sparks placed first in the Reser's Tournament of Champions and, last summer, was first in the Oregon state junior freestyle finals and sixth in Junior Greco-Roman.
Cal Poly opens its 2017-18 season Sunday at the Roadrunner Open hosted by CSU Bakersfield at the Icardo Center on campus.
Roseburg High opens its season on December 1 at the McNary Tournament.
(Photo & information courtesy Cal Poly)