Stanford Places Eight in All-California Open

Nov. 23, 2002

Fullerton, Calif. - Stanford sent 25 wrestlers to compete in the All-California Open today in Fullerton. The Cardinal placed eight wrestlers, including two at 165 pounds. Sophomore Brad Metzler (Omaha, NE/Westside) has built up an 8-0 record this season as he claimed first at 133 pounds with four wins today.

Metzler opened with an 18-1 win over Fresno State's Javier Jaurez at 133 pounds before handing teammate Paul Gross (Penn Valley, CA/Nevada Union) a 3-2 decision. The 2002 NCAA Qualifier then posted an 8-0 major decision over Cal Poly's Andy Kim to advance to the championship where he recorded a 3-0 decision over Cal State Bakersfield's Matt Sanchez to win the title at 133 pounds. Metlzer leads the team with eight wins this season.

At 149 pounds, sophomore Scott Polley (Bonner Springs, KS/Bonner Springs) claimed third place with a 4-1 record today, posting two decisions before dropping a 5-2 decision in the semifinals. Polley rallied in his next match, scoring a fall as he pinned Cal State Bakersfield's Jon Sharpe at 1:00. Polley then claimed third place with a 3-1 decision over Cal Poly's Matt Cox.

Sophomore Matt Gentry (Grants Pass, OR/North Valley) entered a 5-2 record to earn fourth place at 157 pounds. An early loss sent him to the wrestle-back brackets where he recorded a technical fall, one decision and three major decisions to get himself in the third place match. Gentry, a 2002 NCAA Qualifier and last season's win-leader, claimed fourth place as he was edged by Arizona State's Brian Stith in a 3-2 decision.

At 165 pounds, the Cardinal is deep with talent, taking two of the top six spots. Redshirt freshman Brennan Corbett (Broadbent, OR/Myrtle Point) earned fourth place while junior John Garfinkel (Quartz Hill, CA/Highland) finished in fifth. Corbett owned a 3-2 record, including a 3-2 win over Garfinkel to advance to the third place match where he dropped an 8-6 decision to TWC's Leonel Sanchez to finish in fourth place. Garfinkel posted a 9-4 decision over TWC's Risto Marttinen to take fifth place.

Junior Nathan Peterson (Georgetown, IN/Floyd Central) and freshman Ian Bork (Lawrence, KS/Free State) each finished in fifth place at 125 and 197 pounds respectively. Peterson posted two decisions and a major decision to place while Bork earned a default win, a decision and two falls (one at 30 seconds) to claim fifth in his collegiate debut.

Senior Harold Penson (Richmond Heights, OH/Richmond Heights) rounds out the Stanford placers as he finished in sixth with a 3-3 record at 174 pounds. Penson tallied two decisions and a fall en route to placing.

Stanford will return to action at the end of the year as the Cardinal travel to Midlands in Evanston, Ill. on Dec. 28th and 29th.

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***Stanford Results Only***

125 Pounds:

  • Nathan Peterson (5th place, 3-2): dec. Jerrod Medina (PIM), 13-6; maj. dec. Juan Ramirez(CP), 12-4; lost to Efren Ceballos (CSUB), 14-7; lost to Joe Guiler (Fresno), 13-6; dec. Jeff Sato (UCD), 3-0.
  • Juston Johnson (0-2): lost to Curtis Ray (ASU), 3-2; lost to Jerrod Medina (PIM) 6-2.

    133 Pounds:

  • Brad Metzler (1st place, 4-0): dec. Javier Juarez (Fresno), 18-1; dec. Paul Gross (Stan), 3-2; dec. Andy Kim (CP), 8-0; dec. Matt Sanchez (CSUB), 3-0.
  • Paul Gross (2-2): pin Julio Garcia (Unat), fall at 3:50; lost to Brad Metzler (Stan), 3-2; pin Omar Guitan (UCD), fall at 5:46; lost to Leo Martinez (PIM), 6-5.
  • Josh Brown (0-2): lost to Matt Schumm (CSUB), 8-6; lost to Javier Juarez (Fresno), 6-1.

    141 Pounds:

  • Justin Walker (3-2): dec. Garrett Spooner (Fresno), 8-4; maj. dec. Jeff Owens (CP) 12-4; lost to Juan Mora (TWC), 3-2; dec. Pablo Sanchez (Unat.), 5-2; lost to Casey Olson (Fresno), 1-1.
  • Brendon Fox (2-2): pin Eric Munoz (PIM), fall at 2:00; lost to David Roberts (CP), 7-6; dec. Robert Sepulveda (Fresno), 5-3; lost to Jacob Salas (UCD), 5-1.

    149 Pounds:

  • Scott Polley (3rd place, 4-1): dec. Cooper Fouch (UCD), 8-1; dec. Chris Hayworth (Stan), 5-1; lost to Joe Garcia (TWC), 5-2; pin Jon Sharpe (CSUB), fall at 1:00; dec. Matt Cox (CP), 8-5.
  • Marcus Glass (2-2): maj. dec. Ryan McClain (CP), 9-0; pin Brett Robinson (TWC), fall at 1:45; lost to Brett Gordon (TWC), 10-5; lost to Jon Sharpe (CSUB), fall at 3:17.
  • Chris Hayworth (2-2): pin Richard Corrigan (ER), fall at 1:45; tech. fall Michael Allum (Unat.), 18-3; lost to Scott Polley (Stan), 5-1; lost to Ralph Lopez (Fresno), 11-0.
  • Zack Hensley (2-2): tech. fall Kelly Cromwell (Unat.), 15-0; lost to Joe Garcia (TWC), fall at 4:20; tech. fall Richard Corrigan (ER), 16-0; lost to Jon Sharpe (CSUB), fall at 3:30.

    157 Pounds:

  • Matt Gentry (4th place, 5-2): lost to Brian Cobb (CSUB), 8-7; tech. fall Miguel Matta (Stan), fall at 5:21; maj. dec. Glenn Eastes (Fresno), 15-3; maj. dec. Shane Siebert (Fresno), 11-0; dec. Frank Richmond (UCD), 5-0; maj. dec. Brian Cobb (CSUB), 13-4; lost to Brian Stith (ASU), 3-2.
  • Sam Lofland (0-2): lost to Joshua Ohara (Unat.), 4-2; lost to Art Garcia (PIM), fall at 0:50.
  • Miguel Matta (0-2): lost to Marcos Diaz (CSUB), 6-2; lost to Matt Gentry (Stan), tech. fall at 5:21.

    165 Pounds:

  • Brennan Corbett (4th place, 3-2): dec. Bian Bachar (UCD), 3-1; dec. Risto Marttinen (TWC), 3-2; lost to Sean Sheets (Fresno), 5-2; dec. John Garfinkel (Stan), 3-2; lost to Leonel Sanchez (TWC), 8-6.
  • John Garfinkel (5th place, 4-2): dec. Brett Schuman (CP), 8-4; lost to Brody Barrios (CP), 5-1; pin Andy Tufnell (CP), fall at 3:04; dec. Chistian Arellano (CSUB); lost to Brennan Corbett (Stan), 3-2; dec. Risto Marttinen (TWC), 9-4.
  • Brian Perry (0-2): lost to Brian Busby (CSUB), 7-2; lost to Andy Tufnell (CP), 9-7.

    174 Pounds:

  • Harold Penson (6th place, 3-3): pin Danny Eller (ER), fall at 5:40; lost to James Terry (Unat.), fall at 2:45; dec. Martin Floreani (CP), 2-1; dec. Ryan Hagen (Stan), 3-2; lost to Dan Price (UCD), 15-14; lost to Matt Monteiro (CSUB), 6-5.
  • Ryan Hagen (3-2): lost to Dan Price (UCD), 7-4; maj. dec. Ryan Lindenblatt (UCD), 12-1; maj. dec. Bryan Freeman (TWC), 9-1; dec. Joe Brady (CP), 9-5; lost to Harold Penson (Stan), 3-2.

    184 Pounds:

  • Larry Ozowara (2-2): maj. dec. Trevor Blackwelder (Unat.), 14-4; lost to Rowdy Lundegreen (CSUF), 10-5; dec. Kevin Concannon (PIM), 11-9; lost to Bryan Travers (CSUB), 11-4.
  • Mark Egesdal (1-2): lost to Anthony Gonzales (Unat.), 7-3; dec. Jeremy Caley (Unat.), 4-0; lost to Bryan Travers (CSUB), 14-6.

    197 Pounds:

  • Ian Bork (5th place, 4-2): dec. Mike Clarkston (UCD), 4-3; lost to Babak Nejadmoghadde (TWC), 11-5; pin Eric Parker (CSUB), fall at 0:30; pin Reginald Grayson (Unat.), fall at 4:55; lost to Landon Seefeldt (TWC), 7-4; def. Babak Nejadmoghadde (TWC).
  • Nico Beck (1-2): lost to Scott O'Rear (CSUB), fall at 2:15; def. Bryan Webster (Unat.); lost to Reginald Grayson (Unat.), 7-5.
  • Nick Lukens (1-2): tech. fall Eric Parker (CSUB), 16-0; lost to Landon Seefeldt (TWC), 7-1; lost to Mark Clarkston (UCD), 10-5.

    285 Pounds:

  • Shawn Ritzenthaler (1-2): lost to Rob Piper (MAR), 5-4; pin Sandeep Singh (Fresno), fall at 1:34; lost to J.C. Cearley (Fresno), 6-2.
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