Stanford Starting Line-Up Determined at Wrestle-Offs
Oct. 27, 2007
Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford wrestling team kicked off the 2007-08 season today at Burnham Pavilion, hosting wrestle-offs to determine the team's starting line-up for its Nov. 9 season-opener. In addition to hosting bouts for the starting spots in seven weight classes, Cardinal wrestlers competed in three exhibition matches.
At 133 pounds, redshirt freshman Justin Paulsen battled true freshman Porfirio Madrigal in one of the afternoon's most exciting matches. Paulsen earned an 11-10 decision, and claimed the starting role.
Additionally, Cardinal wrestlers competed in three exhibition matches. Freshman Marcus Henderson earned a decision over freshman Trevor Stevens, while sophomore Cameron Teitelman picked up a decision over Kenny White. Returning 184-pound NCAA qualifier Zack Giesen also squared off with 197-pounder Jake Johnson, with Giesen scoring a 5-3 win.
Stanford begins the season in Tecumseh, Kans. on Nov. 9, taking on Fort Hays State in its first dual meet of the year.
Based on today's results, the probable starting line-up for that match will be:
125 - Tanner Gardner, RS Sr.
133 - Justin Paulsen, RS Fr.
141 - Matt Kim, RS So.
149 - Lucas Espericueta, RS Fr.
157 - Josh Zupancic, RS Sr.
165 - Peter Miller, RS So.
174 - Luke Feist, RS Jr.
184 - Zack Giesen, So.
197 - Jake Johnson, So.
HWT - Phillip Doerner, RS Sr.