Cardinal Struggles at Stanford Duals

Jan. 5, 2007

Stanford, Calif. - The Cardinal wrestling team fell in three duals today at the inaugural Stanford Duals in Burnham Pavilion. The Cardinal dropped a 27-11 decision to Columbia before falling to No. 23 Lehigh, 34-9, and conference rival UC Davis, 29-12. With the losses, Stanford drops to 2-5 overall and 1-1 in the Pac-10.

Against Columbia, junior Tanner Gardner won his first of three bouts on the day, winning by technical fall over Jerome Greco. Stanford dropped the next four matches, however, to fall behind, 17-5. Senior Brian Perry stopped the Lion run with a 10-5 overtime decision over Ricky Turk, picking up his 19th win of the season. Sophomore Luke Feist then highlighted the day for the Cardinal with his biggest win of the season, topping 11th-ranked Matt Palmer, 6-5. Columbia closed out the dual with three-straight wins, however, to secure the victory.

Against Lehigh, Gardner earned a decision over Matt Fisk for the second time this season, 9-2. Junior Scott Loescher picked up the only remaining win of the dual for the Cardinal, pinning Manuel Schubert in 3:54.

In the conference dual against UC Davis, Gardner earned another technical fall over Marcos Orozco, 18-1, to give Stanford an early lead. The Aggies earned a major decision at 133 pounds, but Rafael Chavez answered with a 13-4 major decision over Nexi Delgado to put the Cardinal up 9-4. The Aggies rallied, however, winning six of the next seven matches to earn the win. Freshman Zack Giesen picked up the remaining Cardinal victory, topping Jeff Prentice, 11-4.

In other Stanford Duals action, Lehigh topped UC Davis, 33-8, before Columbia heavyweight Kevin Lester pinned Broc Maffia of UC Davis to break a 16-16 tie and earn the 22-16 Lion win.

'The highlight of our match was Luke Feist beating No. 11 Matt Palmer, who was an NCAA qualifier last season,' said Head Coach Kerry McCoy. 'Overall, I'm very disappointed in the way we performed. We're better than what we showed, but our guys need to be able to step up and win the close ones and that didn't happen today. Hopefully, we'll learn from this and get better.'

Stanford returns to Burnham next Friday for a 7 p.m. contest with San Francisco State.

Stanford Duals
January 5, 2007
Burnham Pavilion

Columbia 27, Stanford 11
125- No. 4 Tanner Gardner (S) tech. fall Jerome Greco (C), 18-3
133- No. 18 Matt DeLorenzo (C) maj. dec. Cameron Teitelman (S), 16-4
141- Derek Francavilla (C) maj. dec. Rafael Chavez (S), 13-4
149- Anthony Constantino (C) dec. Tyler Parker (S), 3-0
157- Derek Sickles (C) pinned Steven Frehn (S), 1:03
165- Brian Perry (S) dec. Ricky Turk (C), 10-5 (OT)
174- Luke Feist (S) dec. No. 11 Matt Palmer (C), 6-5
184- No. 14 Justin Barent (C) maj. dec. Zack Giesen (S), 14-2
197- Nick Sommerfeld (C) dec. Jared Boyer (S), 7-5 (OT)
HWT- Jed Wade (C) dec. Phillip Doerner (S), 6-1

No. 23 Lehigh 33, UC Davis 8
125- Matt Fisk (L) maj dec. Marcos Orozco (D), 9-1
133- Seth Ciasulli (L) pinned Omar Gaitan (D), 3:47
141- No. 20 Matt Ciasulli (L) maj. dec. Nexi Delgado (D), 12-2
149- Trevor Chinn (L) dec. Shawn Haratani (D), 3-2
157- Dave Nakasone (L) dec. Jon Clark (D), 11-9 (OT)
165- Dustin Noack (D) dec. Manuel Schubert (L), 5-0
174- No. 4 Ken Cook (D) tech. fall Dave Helfrich (L), 15-0
184- No. 19 David Craig (L) maj. dec. Jeff Prentice (D), 11-1
197- Matt Cassidy (L) dec. Eliot Kelly (D), 9-7
HWT- No. 14 Paul Weibel (L) pinned Broc Maffia (D), 3:36

No. 23 Lehigh 34, Stanford 9
125- No. 4 Tanner Gardner (S) dec. Matt Fisk (L), 9-2
133- Seth Ciasulli (L) maj. dec. Matt Kim (S), 13-2
141- No. 20 Matt Ciasulli (L) pinned Rafael Chavez (S), 0:51
149- Trevor Chinn (L) dec. Tyler Parker (S), 9-4
157- Dave Nakasone (L) pinned Steven Frehn (S), 4:00
165- Scott Loescher (S) pinned Manuel Schubert (L), 3:54
174- Dave Helfrich (L) dec. Brian Perry (S), 7-5
184- No. 19 David Craig (L) dec. Luke Feist (S), 7-3
197- Matt Cassidy (L) pinned Zack Giesen (S), 1:04
HWT- No. 14 Paul Weibel (L) dec. Phillip Doerner (S), 11-4

Exhibition- Kevin Vinh (L) dec. Cameron Teitelman (S), 7-6
Exhibition- Bobby Pease (S) dec. Eddie Silverman (L), 6-0

Columbia 22, UC Davis 16
125- Marcos Orozco (D) dec. Jerome Greco (C), 5-1
133- No. 18 Matt DeLorenzo (C) dec. Omar Gaitan (D), 3-2
141- Sal Tirico (C) dec. Nexi Delgado (D), 5-3
149- Shawn Haratani (D) dec. Matt Dunn (C), 13-10
157- Derek Sickles (C) pinned Jon Clark (D), 4:45
165- Dustin Noack (D) dec. Ricky Turk (C), 7-3
174- No. 4 Ken Cook (D) maj. dec. Dustin Tillman (C), 12-4
184- No. 14 Justin Barent (C) maj. dec. Jeff Prentice (D), 12-2
197- Eliot Kelly (D) dec. Nick Sommerfeld (C), 4-3
HWT- Kevin Lester (C) pinned Broc Maffia (D), 1:00

Stanford 12, UC Davis 29
125- No. 4 Tanner Gardner (S) tech. fall Marcos Orozco (D), 18-1
133- Omar Gaitan (D) maj. dec. Matt Kim (S), 13-4
141- Rafael Chavez (S) maj. dec. Nexi Delgado (D), 13-4
149- Shawn Haratani (D) tech. fall Steven Frehn (S), 25-8
157- Jon Clark (D) by forfeit
165- Dustin Noack (D) dec. Brian Perry (S), 7-5
174- No. 4 Ken Cook (D) dec. Luke Feist (S), 4-2
184- Zack Giesen (S) dec. Jeff Prentice (D), 11-4
197- Eliot Kelly (D) tech. fall Jared Boyer (S), 15-0
HWT- Broc Maffia (D) dec. Phillip Doerner (S), 3-2

Exhibition- Jake Johnson (S) pinned Kyle Dubs (D), 2:49

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