Stanford Begins 2006-07 with Wrestle-Offs

Oct. 26, 2006

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford wrestling will hold its season-opening intrasquad match on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Burnham Pavilion. The matches will determine the team's starting line-up for its first competition of 2006-07, the Nov. 4 Avalon Duals. Wrestle-offs will be followed by the season kickoff dinner, which is set for 5 p.m at the Foothills Tennis and Swim Club in Palo Alto.

'Wrestle-offs are important because they will set our starting line-up for our first competition against Edinboro, Maryland and Mercyhurst next weekend,' noted head coach Kerry McCoy. 'Most likely, the people that win Saturday will represent the Cardinal for much of the season.

Five Cardinal freshmen will make their collegiate debuts, as Cameron Teitelman (Calabasas, Calif.) will take on redshirt freshman Matt Kim at 133 pounds, Lucas Espericueta (Shafter, Calif.) will take on sophomore Tyler Parker at 149 pounds, Alex Muller (Sunnyvale, Calif.) will take on sophomore Luke Feist at 174 pounds and Zack Giesen (Grants Pass, Ore.) will battle fellow freshman Jake Johnson (Prior Lake, Minn.) for the 184-pound spot.

At 157 pounds, redshirt freshman Peter Miller will challenge junior Josh Zupancic, while at 165 pounds senior Brian Perry will battle junior Scott Loescher. Additionally, sophomores Rafael Chavez and Steven Frehn will compete in an exhibition match.

There will be no matches at four weights: 125, 141, 197 and heavyweight, where returning All-American Tanner Gardner, Chavez, sophomore captain Jared Boyer and junior Phillip Doerner will be the likely starters.

Tentative Wrestle-offs Lineup
125 -- No Match (Likely starter: Tanner Gardner)
133 -- Matt Kim vs. Cameron Teitelman
141 -- No Match (Likely starter: Rafael Chavez)
149 -- Lucas Espericueta vs. Tyler Parker
157 -- Josh Zupancic vs. Peter Miller
165 -- Brian Perry vs. Scott Loescher
174 -- Luke Feist vs. Alex Muller
184 -- Zack Giesen vs. Jake Johnson
197 -- No Match (Likely starter: Jared Boyer)
285 -- No Match (Likely starter: Phillip Doerner)

Exhibition -- Rafael Chavez vs. Steven Frehn

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