Wrestling Grabs Third at California Collegiate Invitational

Feb. 2, 2002

San Francisco, CALIF. - Stanford turned in a third place finish at the California College Invitational on the campus of San Francisco State today. Freshman Matt Gentry (Grants Pass, OR/North Valley) and senior Levi Weikel-Magden (Boardman, OR) posted first place finishes, both with a record of 4-0. The Cardinal also notched two third place finishes and a fourth place finish.

Stanford returned to action after shutting down Nevada and Cal State Fullerton last night on The Farm. There were no Cardinal entrant at 197 or 285, but Stanford still managed to take third place with 49 points, behind Fresno State at 122 and Cal Poly at 81.5.

Gentry took first at 149 pounds with four decisions, including a 9-7 overtime win over Fresno State's Jim Mederios. Weikel-Magden earned first at 157 with a an opening bout pin at 3:52, a technical fall at 6:00, a 12-2 major decision and a 7-6 decision for the title against Fresno State's Ben Baca.

Also at 157, freshman Scott Polley (Bonner Springs, KS/Bonner Springs) snagged third place with a 4-1 record on four decisions. At 165, sophomore John Garfinkel (Quartz Hill, CA/Highland) also took third place with a 3-1 record on three decisions.

Stanford will return to action Sat., Feb. 8 at UC Davis and will close out the season at home against Portland State on Sat., Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.

Team Results:
1. Fresno State 122.0
2. Cal Poly 81.5
3. Stanford 49.0
4. CS Baskersfield 43.5
5. San Francisco St. 36.0
6. Cal Poly-2 25.5
7. Menlo College 25.0
8. Fresno State-2 17.5
9. CS Fullerton 12.5
10. CSUB-2 11.5
11. Stanford-2 7.0
12. Menlo College-2 6.0

Stanford Individual Results:
125 - Patricia Miranda (0-2): lost to Stephen Abas (FSU), 13-1, lost to Banh (MC-2).
133 - Justin Walker (2-2): maj. dec. Jose Sanchez (MC), 13-0, lost to Derrick Hayes (FSU), 6-3, dec. AJ Magnuson (Stanford-2), 8-1, lost to Efren Ceballos (CSUB), 8-7.
AJ Magnuson (0-2): lost to Efren Ceballos (CSUB), 21-12, lost to Justin Walker (Stanford), 8-1.
141 - Kenji Arai (3-2): lost to James Guizar (MC), 10-3, tech. fall Eric Fitzpatrick (SFSU), at 6:00, lost to Ralph Lopez (FSU), tech. fall at 7:00.
149 - Matt Gentry (1st place, 4-0): dec. Zhon Kuraspediani (FSU-2), 5-1, dec. Matt Cox (CP), 9-6, dec. Thomas Juarez (CSUB), 5-2, dec. James Mederios (FSU), OT 9-7.
Brendon Fox (1-2): lost to Danny Castillo (MC), pinned at 6:20, dec. Frank (MC-2), OT 5-3, lost to Zhon Kuraspediani (FSU-2), 7-4.
157 - Levi Weikel-Magden (1st place, 4-0): pinned Darnell Williams (FSU-2), fall at 3:52, tech. fall Carlos Garcia (SFSU), fall at 6:00, maj. dec. Leonel Sanchez (CSUF), 12-2, dec. Ben Baca (FSU), 7-6.
Scott Polley (3rd place, 3-1): lost to Ben Baca (FSU), 13-3, dec. Darnell Williams (FSU-2), 7-3, dec. Krylov (MC), 7-6, dec. Leonel Sanchez (CSUF), OT 7-5, dec. Cobb (CSUB), 9-8.
165 - John Garfinkel (3rd place, 3-1): lost to Darrick Duran (FSU), OT 3-2, dec. Bryan Busby (CSUB), 4-1, dec. Spalliero (FSU-2), OT 2-1, dec. Marc Banks (MC), 5-2.
174 - Jesse Otero (1-2): pinned by Steve Strange (CP), fall at 1:55, maj. dec. Shawn Henebry (CSUF), 16-3, lost to Kleinschmidt (UNA), 10-2.
184 - Harold Penson (1-2): lost to Bryan Webster (CSUF), 10-2, dec. Scott O'Rear (CSUB), 10-3, lost to Chuck Sandlin (CP), 3-2.

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