Wrestling Falls at NCAA Championships

March 22, 2002

Albany, NY - Stanford's two wrestlers still in action on the second day of competition were downed this morning in Session 3 of the 2002 Division I NCAA Wrestling Championships.

At 125, Freshman Nathan Peterson (Georgetown, IN/Floyd Central) was pinned by second-seeded Leroy Vega (Minnesota) at 2:25. Peterson completes the year with 22 wins and four pins. At 149, freshman Matt Gentry (Grants Pass, OR/North Valley) lost to George Mason's Adrian Austin in a 6-3 decision. Gentry finishes the year with a school record 35 wins by a freshman. He also notched four pins and led the team with 127.5 team points.

Minnesota took the team title with 126.5 points, while Iowa State's Cael Sanderson (197) helped the Cyclones to a second place finish as he completed his career at 159-0. Sanderson was named Outstanding Wrestler for the fourth straight year after becoming the first four-time undefeated Division I National Champion.

The NCAA Championships is the last event for the 2002 wrestling season. For complete coverage of the Championships, please refer to the official NCAA website at www.ncaachampionships.com.

Stanford Results:
125 - Nathan Peterson (1-2):
lost to Twam Pham (Illinois), 3-1, SV, pinned Trap McCormack (Lock Haven), fall at 1:59, lost to Leroy Vega (Minnesota), pinned at 2:25.
141 - Brad Metzler (0-2): lost to Nate Parker (Oklahoma), pinned at 0:57, lost to Brian Watson (Oregon), 5-2.
149 - Matt Gentry (1-2): lost to Jerrod Sanders (Oklahoma St.), 8-1, dec. Wayne Watts (Citadel), 11-5, lost to Adrian Austin (George Mason), 6-3.
157 - Levi Weikel-Magden (0-2): lost to Jeremy Reitz (Clarion), 9-7, lost to Gabe Webster (Cornell), tech. fall at 7:00, 19-4.

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