Stanford Bests Menlo College in Exhibition Dual

Jan. 27, 2007

Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford wrestling team posted a 29-14 win today in an exhibition match with Menlo College. Competing without two starters, the Cardinal won six of ten bouts to claim victory at the Ford Center. Stanford earned bonus points in five matches, and Tanner Gardner and Zack Giesen recorded pins for the second-straight week. Due to the absence of an official, the dual was scored only as an exhibition.

Wrestling at 125 pounds, Gardner gave the Cardinal an early advantage, with a win by fall over Menlo's Gabriel Rodriguez in 2:27. The Oaks pulled back into a tie, however, with decisions at 133 pounds and 141 pounds.

At 149 pounds, Cardinal sophomore Tyler Parker dominated the Oaks' Thomas Hammontree and picked up a 16-0 technical fall. The Oaks responded quickly, however, scoring a technical fall of their own at 157 pounds to bring the team score into another tie.

Senior Brian Perry won a battle with Stephen Towne at 165 pounds and came out with a 9-1 major decision. Perry's win gave the Cardinal a 15-11 lead, and the squad never looked back.

Luke Feist racked up 21 points and collected a win by technical fall over Jon Sanchez at 174 pounds. Giesen followed with another decisive win, pinning Mariano Sanchez in 4:31 to seal the team win. Fellow freshman Jake Johnson, wrestling his first match at 197 pounds, continued the run and picked up a 5-3 decision over the Oaks' Mike Jeffery. Stanford dropped the heavyweight match, and finished with a 29-14 team victory.

The Cardinal returns to action next Friday, Feb. 2, hosting a pair of competitive Pac-10 duals. Stanford will take on Oregon at 5 p.m. and square off with Cal Poly at 7 p.m. Both matches will be held in Burnham Pavilion.

Stanford 29, Menlo College 14 (Exhibition)125- No. 3 Tanner Gardner (S) pinned Gabriel Rodriguez (M), 2:27133- Alexander Varela (M) dec. Cameron Teitelman (S), 7-4141- Anthony Cunha (M) dec. Matt Kim (S), 11-7149- Tyler Parker (S) tech. fall Thomas Hammontree (M), 16-0157- Robert Davis (M) tech. fall Steven Frehn (S), 19-3165- Brian Perry (S) maj. dec. Stephen Towne (M), 9-1174- Luke Feist (S) tech. fall Jon Sanchez (M), 21-3184- Zack Giesen (S) pinned Mariano Sanchez (M), 4:31197- Jake Johnson (S) dec. Mike Jeffery (M), 5-3HWT- Jacob Hallmark (M) dec. Phillip Doerner (S), 7-3

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