Two Stanford Wrestlers Go Undefeated At Menlo Open

Nov. 10, 2009

MENLO PARK, Calif. - Nine Cardinal wrestlers, including three true freshmen, got a head start on the 2009-10 season, Sunday, competing at the Menlo Open at Haynes Prim Pavilion on the campus of Menlo College.

Sophomore Timmy Boone and freshman Richard Kessler went undefeated in the pool tournament to get a successful jumpstart on the year.

Three additional Cardinal wrestlers, sophomores Victor Haug and Matt Sencenbaugh and freshman Jordan Gray, each advanced to the title match in their respective pools. Redshirt freshman Kyler Hasson and true freshman Kyle Meyer placed third, while juniors Austin Quarles and Dylan Rush each finished fourth.

The nine wrestlers combined for 17 wins at the event.

The team will officially start the season this Saturday, wrestling at the Northwestern Duals in Evanston, Ill. The Cardinal will face Purdue, Northwestern and Northern Iowa.

Stanford Results
Menlo Open, Menlo Park, Calif.
November 8, 2009

125 pounds
Austin Quarles (1-2, 4th place Pool A): tech. fall Nelson Oretga (Skyline), 4:30; lost by tech. fall to Joey Moorehouse (Menlo), 4:35; lost by dec. to Drake Medieros (Menlo), 6-4.

Matt Sencenbaugh (2-1, 2nd place Pool B): Fall Jose Pinal (San Jose State), 5:30; Fall Chase Aura (Cal Poly-Unattached), 0:57; lost by dec. to Galen Williams (Fresno City), 11-6.

141 pounds
Jordan Gray (2-1, 2nd place Pool E): dec. Marty Rubacalba (Fresno City), 3-2; dec. David Sanchez (Unattached), 5-2; lost by dec. to Thomas Cottrell (CS Bakersfield), 4-2.

149 pounds
Timmy Boone (3-0, 1st place Pool G): Fall Robert Hunter (Delta), 2:23; Fall Stephen Acklin (MJC), 0:51; inj. def. Sebastian Gutierrez (Unattached).

165 pounds
Kyler Hasson (2-1, 3rd place Pool J): dec. Jose Vera (Fresno City), 6-3; lost by dec. to Adrian Gonzales (Menlo), 3-1 SV; maj. dec. Ian Wrenn (San Jose State), 15-5.

Kyle Meyer (2-1, 3rd place Pool K): dec. Sean Weeks (Menlo), 8-2; lost by dec. to Urquizo (Fresno City), 4-2; tech. fall Paul Bracamonte (Fresno City), 7:00.

174 pounds
Victor Haug (2-1, 2nd place Pool M): tech. fall Chris Zawadeth (Skyline), 3:52; dec. Joe Cisneros (Fresno City), 8-7; lost by fall to Ryan DesRoches (Cal Poly), 6:33.

197 pounds
Richard Kessler (3-0, 1st place Pool O): dec. Hanna Malak (Menlo), 7-3; dec. Andrew Stamler (CS Bakersfield), 7-4; dec. Grant Haschak (Cal Poly), 6-2.

285 pounds
Dylan Rush (0-2, 4th place Pool R): lost by fall to Lenny Romero (Cal Poly), 1:47; lost by dec. to Jim Powers (Cal Poly), 3-2.

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