Gardner Takes Fourth at Las Vegas Invitational

Dec. 3, 2005

Las Vegas, Nev. - Tanner Gardner, a sophomore out of Berryton, Kansas, captured fourth place at the 2005 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational at the Cashman Center today with a 5-2 record.

Gardner lost in the semifinals to No. 13 Jeremy Mendoza of Arizona State, but topped North Idaho's Jeff Hedges to earn a spot in the third-place match against eighth-ranked Chad Mendes of Cal Poly. It was the second meeting this year between Gardner and Mendes, and the second time this season that Mendes has earned a one-point victory.

Loescher, who faced three of the nation's top-ranked wrestlers this weekend, came within one bout of placing, but fell to No. 19 James Strouse of Hofstra this morning.

Stanford will be on break as the Cardinal team prepares for fall quarter final exams, but will be back on the mat at the Reno Tournament of Champions at the Reno Livestock Events Center on Dec. 18.

2005 Las Vegas Invitational
Final Stanford Results
Dec. 2-3, 2005 * Cashman Center

125 pounds - #11 Tanner Gardner (5-2, 4th place): tech. fall BrandonZoetewey (Cal State Bakersfield), fall at 6:50 (21-4); dec. Michael Wilding (Western Wyoming), 7-1; dec. Adam Raines (Tennessee-Chattanooga), 6-4; pinned Sean Clair (Eastern Michigan), fall at 3:08; lost to #13 Jeremy Mendoza (Arizona State), 6-2; dec. Jeff Hedges (North Idaho), 3-1; lost to #8 Chad Mendes (Cal Poly), 4-3.
133 pounds - Eric Minnick (0-2): pinned by Reece Humphrey (Ohio State), fall at 1:18; lost to Virgil Lockett (San Francisco State), 17-4.
141 pounds - Tyler Parker (1-2): lost to #5 Michael Keefe (Tennessee-Chattanooga), 8-4; dec. Frank Brown (Ohio University), 2-0; lost to Jason Lozier (Dana), 1-0.
149 pounds - Josh Zupancic (2-0, out by default): dec. Matthew Button (Harvard), 11-5; dec. Orlando Perez (Oregon State), 12-9.
157 pounds - Scott Loescher (4-2): lost to #8 Craig Henning (Wisconsin), 8-0; pinned TyAikon (Montana State), fall at 1:20; win by default over Daniel Atondo (Cal State-Bakersfield); dec. Jake Frerichs (Ohio University), 7-4; dec. #18 Tony Hook (Oregon State), 7-5; lost to #19 James Strouse (Hofstra), 6-0.
165 pounds - Ray Blake (3-2): maj. dec. Craig McIntosh (North Carolina-Greensboro), 12-0; lost to Beau Tresemer (Air Force), 5-2; dec. Mike Baria (Harvard), 5-2; pinned Dan Thompson (Citadel), fall at 0:52; lost to ChrisVondruska (Hofstra), 10-5.
174 pounds - Luke Feist (2-2): dec. Paul Sutton (Nebraska-Kearney), 9-3; lost to RickBrownlee (N.C. State), 10-8 (ot); dec. Nick Wright (North Idaho), 7-6; lost to Gabe Harry (Dickinson State), 15-4.184 pounds - Ryan Hagen (1-2): dec. Craig Mock (Western Wyoming), 6-3; lost to #16 RaymondJordan(Missouri), 12-3; lost to ZaneHershey (Air Force), 4-2.
197 pounds - Ian Bork (0-2): lost to Chris Chambers (Cal State-Fullerton), 14-4; lost to Jim Gibson (Edinboro), 6-5.
HWT - Phillip Doerner (0-2): pinned by #10 Bode Ogunwole (Harvard), fall at 1:41; lost to John Buck (Citadel), 2-0.

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