Zack Giesen Leads Cardinal Wrestlers At University Nationals

April 15, 2008

Akron, Ohio - Sophomore Zack Giesen paced the three Stanford wrestlers competing in the 2008 USA Wrestling University National Championships in Akron, Ohio last weekend. Competing in freestyle at 84 k, Giesen won five matches against some of the nation's best collegiate wrestlers.

Making his second appearance at University Nationals, Giesen dropped his opening bout, but came back strong in the consolation bracket. He began his five-match run with a win over Chris Haitt and concluded it with a 4-2, 1-1 win over Pat Flynn. Giesen was finally defeated in a close match in the seventh round of the consolation bracket.

Junior Luke Feist and freshman Lucas Espericueta also competed in the event.

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