Cardinal Routs San Francisco State, 37-6

Jan. 12, 2007

Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford wrestling team won nine of ten bouts on its way to a 37-6 victory over San Francisco State tonight in the Ford Center. Junior Tanner Gardner and sophomore Luke Feist both recorded pins for the Cardinal, helping the team to its third dual meet win of the season. The Cardinal improves to 3-5 overall with the win, while the Gators fall to 1-8.

Action began at 174 pounds and Feist quickly set the tone for the Cardinal. The Sandpoint, Idaho native pinned William Simmons in 4:33, collecting his seventh win by fall of the season.

At 184 pounds, the Cardinal's Zack Giesen followed with a 16-4 major decision over Cory Creighton, earning the 20th win of his notable freshman season. Jared Boyer and Phillip Doerner followed with decisions at 197 pounds and heavyweight, respectively, to increase the Stanford lead to 16-0.

At 125 pounds, fourth-ranked Gardner continued the Cardinal streak, pinning Pierre Bondoc in 2:15 and improving his 2006-07 record to 26-3.

At 133 pounds, Matt Kim came from behind and earned a 7-5 decision over Ben Lockett to give the Cardinal its largest lead of the dual, 25-0.

After the Cardinal dropped the 141-pound bout, Tyler Parker came out on top in a hard-fought battle with Ali Lockett, 3-1. No. 16 Josh Zupancic followed with his second win of the season over Kenneth Packard, 15-3, and Brian Perry sealed the team win for the Cardinal with a decisive technical fall over Mike O'Brien, 20-4.

'I'm really happy with how we wrestled tonight,' said Head Coach Kerry McCoy. 'There are still things we need to work on, but the win feels good.'

'It was nice to finally come out and wrestle to our potential,' added co-captain Tanner Gardner. 'The results showed just how hard we've been working.'

The Cardinal returns to action next Sunday, Jan. 21, for a Pac-10 dual at Cal State Bakersfield.

Stanford 37, San Francisco State 6
125- No. 4 Tanner Gardner (S) pinned Pierre Bondoc (F), 2:15
133- Matt Kim (S) dec. Ben Lockett (F), 7-5
141- Virgil Lockett (F) pinned Cameron Teitelman (S), 2:41
149- Tyler Parker (S) dec. Ali Lockett (F), 3-1
157- No. 16 Josh Zupancic (S) maj. dec. Kenneth Packard (F), 15-3
165- Brian Perry (S) tech. fall Mike O'Brien (F), 20-4
174- Luke Feist (S) pinned William Simmons (F), 4:33
184- Zack Giesen (S) maj. dec. Cory Creighton (F), 16-4
197- Jared Boyer (S) dec. Alecxis Lara (F), 9-4
HWT- Phillip Doerner (S) dec. Vincent Bordi (F), 8-3

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