Young Wrestlers Hit The Mats At California Collegiates

Jan. 26, 2008

San Francisco, Calif. - Seven Cardinal wrestlers took to the mats at the California Collegiate Wrestling Invitational hosted by San Francisco State today. Led by 165-pounder Kyle Barrett, the young wrestlers gained experience against local and Pac-10 competition.

Six of the seven wrestlers were freshmen, and most were seeing their first competition since the Menlo Open in early November.

Barrett highlighted the day with a 2-2 record. The Las Vegas, Nev. native edged Cal State Fullerton's CJ Knowland, 2-1, in his opening match before falling to eventual champion Daniel Atondo of Cal State Bakersfield. Barrett battled back with his first career major decision in the consolation bracket.

At 133 pounds, freshman Blair Matsuura also picked up a major decision on the day, defeating Carson's Owen Craugh, 12-4.

The Cardinal continues its Pac-10 season on Friday, battling the Oregon Ducks in a dual meet in Eugene at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the squad will take on defending Pac-10 Champion Oregon State in Corvallis at 1 p.m.

Stanford Results
California Collegiates
January 26, 2007

125 pounds

Austin Quarles (0-2): lost maj. dec. to Adrian Rios (Grand Canyon), 20-9; lost by tech. fall to Eric Garcia (Menlo College), 17-1.

133 pounds

Blair Matsuura (1-2): lost to Jmail Smart (San Francisco State), 19-17; maj. dec. Owen Craugh (Carson), 12-4; lost to Todd Wilcox (Unattached), 12-10.

141 pounds

Steve Scheele (0-2): lost maj. dec. to Brian Osuna (UC Davis), 18-6; lost by tech. fall to Cody Gibson (Menlo College), 20-2.

Cameron Teitelman (0-2): lost maj. dec. to Garrett Drucker (Oregon State), 20-9; lost to Nick Jordan (CS Fullerton), 3-2.

165 pounds

Kyle Barrett (2-2): dec. CJ Knowland (CS Fullerton), 2-1; lost maj. dec. to Daniel Atondo (CS Bakersfield), 10-1; maj. dec. Daniel Garay (Grand Canyon), 12-3; lost to Michael Mitchell (Unattached), 4-1.

Murdoch Miller (0-2): lost to Joel Shaw (Cal Poly), 4-1; fall to Michael Mitchell (Unattached), 3:35.

174 pounds

Alex Muller (0-2): lost to Jason Points (CS Bakersfield), 6-1; lost maj. dec. to Mark Savalle (CS Fullerton), 8-0.

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