Stanford Begins Season with Wrestle-Offs Saturday

Oct. 24, 2007

Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford wrestling team will hold its season-opening intrasquad meet on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Burnham Pavilion. The matches will determine the team's starting line-up for its first competition of 2007-08, a dual with Fort Hays State in Tecumseh, Kans. on Nov. 9.

'I'm excited to officially get the season started,' said Head Coach Kerry McCoy. 'Although we'll be competing against ourselves, it gives us a chance to see how our guys compete outside the wrestling room and who our starting line-up will be.'

Wrestle-offs will be followed by the season kickoff dinner and auction, which is set for 6 p.m at the Schwab Center on campus. Tickets to the dinner are $60 per person. Those interested in attending can contact McCoy at

The top two wrestlers in each weight class will be determined this week at practice, and will square off in the final bout on Saturday. In addition, Saturday's events will feature a number of exhibition matches.

Those competing this week for the starting spot in each weight class are as follows:

125 - Tanner Gardner, Blair Matsuura, Austin Quarles

133 - Justin Paulsen, Porfirio Madrigal, Steve Scheele

141 - Matt Kim, Cameron Teitelman, Max Rosefigura

149 - Lucas Espericueta, Eric Minnick, Kenny White, Marcus Henderson, Trevor Stevens

157 - Josh Zupancic, Nick Amuchastegui, Murdoch Miller

165 - Bobby Pease, Peter Miller, Kyle Barrett, Max Hawes

174 - Luke Fiest, Kyle Anderson, Alex Muller

184 - No match

197 - Jake Johnson, Matt Winterbourne

HWT - Phillip Doerner, Mark Shughart

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