Matt Gentry Finishes Competition at Senior World Championships

Sept. 24, 2007

Stanford, Calif. - Former Cardinal wrestler and current Volunteer Assistant Coach Matt Gentry competed at the Senior World Championships last week in Baku, Azerbaijan. Competing at 74 kg Freestyle for Canada, Gentry went 1-1 in his second appearance at the Championships.

In his first match, Gentry defeated Semyon Semyonov of Kazakhstan 3-2, 4-1 but fell to Gela Saghirashvili of Georgia 0-6, 1-0, 0-1 in his second match. Gentry was eliminated when Saghirashvili was defeated by Russia in the next round.

Gentry won the 157-pound NCAA title for Stanford in 2004 and has spent the past two years competing internationally. He won his second consecutive Canadian Senior National Championship in March, captured the title in the 2007 Canada Cup and earned a bronze medal at the Pan Am Games in July. This was Gentry's second Senior World Championship appearance. Last fall, he became the first male Stanford alum to qualify.

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