Stanford Wrestling Schedule Announced

July 17, 2004

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford University wrestling head coach Steve Buddie has announced the 2004-05 Cardinal wrestling schedule. Stanford's 2004-05 schedule features five home event dates, five tournaments, and a total of fifteen dual meets throughout the season. Coach Buddie is extremely excited about the addition of several duals that will very much test the squad against some of the nation's top teams including Michigan and Iowa State. 'We have a team that demands this kind of schedule,' noted Coach Buddie. 'To be the best, you have to compete against the best, and I feel that with this schedule, we will truly test ourselves, better preparing the team for its quest to qualify ten wrestlers to the NCAA tournament.'

Stanford will kick-off its 2004-05 regular season by competing in the Central Missouri Open on November 14th in Warrensburg, MO. The squad will face only Cal State Fullerton and San Francisco State in dual meets in the Fall before heading to the Reno Tournament of Champions just prior to its brief winter break.

After their traditional trip to the prestigious Midlands Invitational over the holidays, Stanford returns to Texas for the Lone Star Duals where it will face off against formidable opponents Air Force, Harvard, and Michigan. One other notable addition to the schedule this season is Stanford's January trip to Ames, Iowa to take on the Cyclones of Iowa State, as well as Lock Haven University in a double dual.

With heavy travel in January, Stanford returns home for its final stretch in February with four straight home duals against Fresno State, Arizona State, Cal Poly, and UC Davis. Buddie noted that 'Our dual schedule is not extremely fan friendly with the bulk of our home duals coming virtually all in a two-week period, but it will be very beneficial to the team as they prepare for the conference tournament.'

Stanford will attempt to build upon its five NCAA qualifiers in 03-04 by way of this year's Pac-10 Championships which will be held this year at Cal Poly on February 27-28. Here is a glance at Stanford's complete 2004-05 schedule:

NOVEMBER
Sun 14 Central Missouri Open Warrensburg, MO 10:00 a.m.
Fri 19 Cal State Fullerton Fullerton, CA 2:30 p.m.
Sat 20 California Open Fullerton, CA 9:00 a.m
Tue 23 San Francisco State Stanford, CA 7:00 p.m.

DECEMBER
Sun 19 Tournament of Champions Reno, NV 10:00 a.m.
Wed 29 Midlands Invitational Evanston, IL 10:00 a.m.
Thu 30 Midlands Invitational Evanston, IL 10:00 a.m.

JANUARY
Sat 8 Lone Star Duals Grand Prairie, TX
Air Force Warrior Coliseum TBA
Harvard Warrior Coliseum TBA.
Michigan Warrior Coliseum TBA
Sun 16 Menlo College Invitational Menlo, CA 7:00 p.m.
Fri 21 Lock Haven Ames, IA 3:00 p.m.
Iowa State Ames, IA 7:00 p.m.
Sun 23 Cal State Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA 5:00 p.m.
Fri 28 Oregon State Corvallis, OR 2:00 p.m.
Fri 28 Oregon Eugene, OR 7:00 p.m.
Sat 29 Portland State Portland, OR 1:00 p.m.

FEBRUARY
Fri 4 Fresno State Stanford, CA 6:00 p.m.
Sat 5 Arizona State Stanford, CA 12:00 p.m.
Wed 9 Cal Poly Stanford, CA 7:00 p.m.
Sat 12 UC Davis Stanford, CA 7:00 p.m.
Sun 27 Pacific-10 Championships San Luis Obispo, CA 11:00 a.m.
Mon 28 Pacific-10 Championships San Luis Obispo, CA 11:00 a.m.

MARCH
Thu 17 NCAA Championships St. Louis, MO 11:00 a.m.
Fri 18 NCAA Championships St. Louis, MO 11:00 a.m.
Sat 19 NCAA Championships St. Louis, MO 11:00 a.m.

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