Three Cardinal Freshmen Place at Menlo Invitational

Jan. 7, 2007

Atherton, Calif. - A trio of Cardinal freshmen placed at the Menlo College Invitational in Atherton today. Jake Johnson and Zack Giesen captured the first titles of their careers, earning first place at 174 pounds and 184 pounds, respectively. Cameron Teitelman placed for the first time in his collegiate career, taking second place at 133 pounds.

'I'm very happy that some of our guys decided to compete today,' said Head Coach Kerry McCoy. 'They wrestled really well and the results showed it. It's great to see the guys working hard and getting some positive results.'

Johnson posted two technical falls and a pin to earn his spot in the 174-pound final, where he won by injury default. Giesen posted three-straight wins to earn the 184-pound title, topping Joffre Lander of Embry-Riddle in the championship bout. Teitelman posted a pair of decisions to advance to the 133-pound final, but dropped a 7-2 decision to Josh Williams of Southwestern Oregon Community College of take second place.

The Cardinal returns to action on Friday night, hosting San Francisco State at 7 p.m. in Burnham Pavilion.

133 pounds

Cameron Teitelman (2-1), 2nd place: dec. Travis Ralls (Southern Oregon), 4-3; dec. Kazuya Miura (Japan), 6-5; lost to Josh Williams (Southwestern Oregon CC), 7-2.

174 pounds

Jake Johnson (4-0), 1st place: tech. fall Jon Sanchez (Menlo College), 16-0; pinned Andy Laiminger (Mesa State), 1:21; tech. fall Seiji Suzuki (Japan), 17-2; won by injury default.

184 pounds

Zack Giesen (3-0), 1st place: dec. Mariano Sanchez (Menlo College), 6-2; maj. dec. Brad Padgatt (Highline), 18-4; maj. dec. Joffre Lander (Embry-Riddle), 12-2.

Phillip Doerner (0-2): lost to Skylar Massey (Southern Oregon), 5-2; fall to Chris Kennedy (Mesa State), 5:40

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