Stanford Tames Cal Poly Mustangs for Dual Win

Feb. 9, 2005

Stanford, Calif. - Cal Poly brought a depleted squad north to Palo Alto in the second to last dual of the season, as Stanford won the dual 23-14. Stanford won five matches and earned a forfeit to take the win. Nathan Peterson and Matt Gentry recorded major decisions.

To open the match, Nathan Peterson (125) had a near fall in the first period to open up a big lead over Cal Poly's Josh Obregon, who was wrestling in his first collegiate match. Peterson scored three takedowns, including one at the buzzer, to win the major decision, 11-3.

In his first action of the season, sophomore Josh Brown lost a major decision to Eric Melgares, 12-3. Eric's twin brother, Evan, did not fare as well against Rafael Chavez at 141 pounds. Chavez scored two takedowns and had several impressive moves to win the 5-3 decision.

Also wrestling in his first match of the season, Zack Hensley started at 149 pounds in place of Josh Zupancic, who was out with a virus. Hensley lost the match 20-6 to Dave Roberts. Matt Gentry got Stanford back on track with six takedowns, winning a 14-6 major decision over T.J. Ferguson.

Scott Loescher (165) scored a narrow decision over Steve Gee, winning 8-7 after earning a point for riding time. Imad Kharbush likewise recorded a decision, 5-1, over Yuri Kalika. Brennan Corbett then won a forfeit at 184 pounds to clinch the victory for the Cardinal.

Stanford wrestles against UC Davis on Saturday at 7:00 at Burnham Pavilion in the final dual of the season. Come catch the Cardinal before they head to San Luis Obispo for the Pac-10 Tournament.

125 - Nathan Peterson (Stan) maj. dec. Josh Obregon (CPU), 11-3 [4-0]
133 - Eric Melgares (CPU) maj. dec. Josh Brown (Stan), 12-3 [4-4]
141 - Rafael Chavez (Stan) dec. Evan Melgares (CPU), 5-3 [7-4]
149 - Dave Roberts (CPU) maj. dec. Zack Hensley (Stan), 20-6 [7-8]
157 - Matt Gentry (Stan) maj. dec. T.J. Ferguson (CPU), 14-6 [11-8]
165 - Scott Loescher (Stan) dec. Steve Gee (CPU), 8-7 [14-8]
174 - Imad Kharbush (Stan) dec. Yuri Kalika (CPU), 5-1 [17-8]
184 - Brennan Corbett (Stan) wins by forfeit [23-8]
197 - Ralph Garcia (CPU) dec. Ryan Hagen (Stan), 5-2 [23-11]
285 - Arturo Basulto (CPU) dec. Shawn Ritzenthaler (Stan), 7-2 [23-14]

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