Gardner Claims Second Consecutive Title at Fullerton Open

Nov. 18, 2007

Fullerton, Calif. - Senior Tanner Gardner (11-0) claimed his second consecutive 125-pound title, and five Cardinal wrestlers placed at the Fullerton Open at Titan Gym in Fullerton, Calif. today. Twelve Stanford wrestlers won matches, combining for 36 Cardinal wins.

Gardner went a flawless 5-0 for the second straight week and earned his sixth pin of the season. The Berryton, Kans. native defeated Cal State Bakersfield's Brandon Zoetaway, 6-4, in the championship bout and remains undefeated at 11-0 on the year.

Freshman Max Rosefigura (7-2) pinned his first two opponents and posted a 4-2 record on the day. The Anchorage, Alaska native placed for the first time of his collegiate career, taking fourth at 141 pounds.

The Cardinal boasted two of the four placers at 157 pounds, as senior Josh Zupancic (10-1) and freshman Nick Amuchastegui (7-2) took second and fourth place, respectively. Zupancic won his first four matches, but fell to Cal Poly's Chase Pami, 5-2, in the championship bout. At the 2006 Fullerton Open, Zupancic defeated Pami to take home the title. Amuchastegui placed for the first time in his collegiate career, going 4-2 and winning three bouts in the consolation bracket to take fourth place.

Senior heavyweight Phillip Doerner (11-4) posted a team-best six wins on the day, and took fourth place. After losing his second match, Doerner strung together five consecutive wins in the consolation bracket to earn fourth place.

Redshirt freshman Justin Paulsen (11-4) also went 4-2 on the day, and reached the consolation semifinals at 133 pounds.

Stanford will wrestle in its second dual of the season Wednesday night, taking on the San Francisco State Gators in San Francisco.

Stanford Results
Fullerton Open
November 18, 2007

125 pounds

Tanner Gardner (5-0, 1st place): win by default Chauncey Phillips (Sierra); pinned Kyoshi Kawano (CS Bakersfield), 1:58; tech. fall David Prado (Arizona State), 18-1; dec. Boris Navachkov (Cal Poly), 3-1; dec. Brandon Zoetaway (CS Bakersfield), 6-4.

Austin Quarles (0-2): fall to Ivan Sanchez (CS Fullerton), 1:41; fall to Ryan Luu (Embry-Riddle), 1:49.

133 pounds

Porfirio Madrigal (2-2): pinned Adam Ruiz (West Valley), 3:40; lost to Armando Gonzalez (CS Fullerton), 3-2; dec. Eddy Ngo (West Valley), 5-3; lost to Donavan Barela (CS Bakersfield), 5-2.

Blair Matsuura (1-2): lost maj. dec. to Thomas Kimbrell (CS Bakersfield), 19-7; tech. fall Richard Ramirez (Bakersfield JC), 17-0; lost to John Hanks (Cal Poly), 6-4.

Justin Paulsen (4-2): dec. Jose Hernandez (Menlo College), 1-0; dec. John Cardenas (CS Bakersfield), 4-3; lost to Norman Richmond (Sierra), 7-4; tech. fall Efrain Sanchez (Bakersfield JC), 15-0; maj. dec. Todd Wilcox (Menlo College), 13-5; lost maj. dec. to Thomas Kimbrell (CS Bakersfield), 12-4.

141 pounds

Max Rosefigura (4-2, 4th place): pinned Matt Starbeck (Cuesta), 0:05; pinned Tyler Chang (Embry-Riddle), 1:11; dec. Jose Sanchez (Menlo College), 6-5; lost by tech. fall to Teddy Astorga (CS Fullerton), 18-2; dec. Tyler Chang (Embry-Riddle), 2-0; lost maj. dec. to Juan Archuleta (Santa Ana), 12-4.

Cameron Teitelman (1-2): dec. Evan Deluca (Cuesta), 7-0; lost maj. dec. to Teddy Astorga (CS Fullerton), 11-2; lost to Billy Strmistka (Sierra), 4-3.

157 pounds

Nick Amuchastegui (4-2, 4th place): pinned Thomas Barajas (Rio Hondo CC), 1:47; lost to Chase Pami (Cal Poly), 9-6; dec. Trevor Hall (CS Bakerfield), 6-2; dec. Joey Wilson (UC Davis), 7-2; win by default Devin Velasquez (CS Fullerton); lost to Lewis Gonzales (Palomar), 4-2.

Josh Zupancic (4-1, 2nd place): pinned Josh Calteux (Arizona State); 4:10; dec. Lewis Gonzales (Palomar), 9-3; dec. Brady Garner (Portland State), 8-3; dec. Paul Tice (CS Fullerton), 6-1; lost to Chase Pami (Cal Poly), 5-2.

165 pounds

Kyle Barrett (1-2): lost maj. dec. to Daniel Atondo (CS Bakersfield), 11-2; dec. Murdoch Miller (Stanford), 10-4; lost to Austin Cronan (Modesto JC), 5-3.

Marcus Henderson (1-2): fall to Bryan Tice (CS Fullerton), 5:36; pinned Max Struble (Cuesta), 3:20; lost to Blake Willard (Cuesta), 7-2.

Murdoch Miller (0-2): fall to Hayden Harrison (Embry-Riddle), 6:01; lost to Kyle Barrett (Stanford), 10-4.

174 pounds

Alex Muller (0-2): lost to Mark Savalle (CS Fullerton), 8-1; fall to Scire Dompe (Rio Hondo CC), 0:57.

184 pounds

Zack Giesen (1-0): dec. Ryan Sughrue (Modesto JC), 5-0; withdrawn due to injury.

197 pounds

Jake Johnson (2-1): pinned Ryan Silveria (UC Davis), 5:59; lost maj. dec. to John Drake (CS Fullerton), 12-4; dec. BJ Mosely (Unattached), 3-0; withdrawn due to injury.

Heavyweight

Phillip Doerner (6-2, 4th place): maj. dec. Jarod Pitassi (Modesto JC), 16-4; lost to Jesse Ruiz (Menlo College), 7-6; dec. Mark Shughart (Stanford), 4-2; maj. dec. Ryan Dunn (Cal Poly), 9-1; dec. Robert Krieger (San Jose State), 7-6; dec. Jim Powers (Cal Poly), 4-2; win by default Ryan Halsey (Team No Mercy); lost to Kurt Klimek (CS Fullerton), 9-2.

Mark Shughart (0-2): fall to Justin Collins (Pima CC), 2:19; lost to Phillip Doerner (Stanford), 4-2.

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