Scherer Takes Third at RTOC
RENO, Nev. – Stanford senior 197-pounder Dan Scherer placed third at the Reno Tournament of Champions, Sunday, in Reno, Nev. Senior Garrett Schaner took fourth place at 157 pounds, while redshirt freshman Jim Wilson finished sixth at 165 pounds.
Scherer posted a 5-1 record, including two falls, to lead the Cardinal. After dropping an 8-5 decision to 13th-ranked Phil Wellington of Ohio, he shut out Nebraska’s Spencer Johnson (6-0) and then defeated Boise State’s Cody Dixon, 5-3, in the third-place match. It marked his second win over Dixon on the day. The St. Louis, Mo., native moves to 11-2 overall on the season.
Schaner, who hails from Big Rapids, Mich., went 5-2 on the day to move to 11-8 overall this year. He was sent to the consolation bracket by Chattanooga’s Alex Hudson who tallied a 5-4 decision over Schaner. They met again in the third-place match where Hudson came out on top, 8-6.
Wilson reeled off four straight wins, including a fall and a major decision to open the tournament. The Lodi, Calif., native was then edged 2-1 by 16th-ranked Austin Wilson of Nebraska. In the consolation round, he fell 3-2 to Wyoming's Dakota Friesth.
Other Cardinal wrestlers finishing the day with at least three wins were junior 149-pounder Josh Lauderdale (3-2), freshman 174-pounder Keaton Subjeck (5-2), redshirt freshman Zach Nevills (4-2), freshman 184-pounder Garet Krohn (3-2), sophomore 184-pounder Thomas Kimbrell (4-2) and freshman heavyweight Nathan Butler (4-2).
Stanford will bring in the New Year in Chattanooga, Tenn., at the third annual Southern Scuffle. The tournament will take place Jan. 1-2 at McKenzie Arena.
Stanford’s Tournament Results:
125 pounds Tommy Pawelski (2-2): dec. AJ Salazar (Grand Canyon), 7-5; dec. Sukhan Chahal (Simon Fraser B.C.), 4-2; lost to Cory Stainbrook (West Virginia), 6-3; lost to Pat Rollins (Oregon State), 8-6.
149 pounds Josh Lauderdale (3-2): lost to Max Ortega (Adams St.), 11-2; dec. Trever Anderson (Oklahoma City) 8-2; dec. Bryan Peralta (unattached), 9-3; won by injury default over Edwin Cooper (Upper Iowa); lost to Kyle Chene (Cal Poly), 6-0.
Donovan Halpin (1-2): dec. Blake Kastl (Cal Poly), 7-3; lost to Nick Heilmann (North Carolina), 2-0; lost to Kyle Chene (Cal Poly), 3-1.
157 pounds Garrett Schaner (5-2, 4th place): dec. Brutus Scheffel (West Virginia), 6-4; dec. Hunter Muskrat (Oklahoma City), 4-3; lost to Alex Hudson (Chattanooga), 5-4; won by injury default over #19 Spartak Chino (Ohio); dec. Eleazar DeLuca (Clakamas CC), 7-6; dec. Jordan Henrickson (unattached), 9-3; lost to Alex Hudson (Chattanooga), 8-6.
165 pounds Jim Wilson (4-2): fall David Meza (CSU Bakersfield), 6:59; dec. Zach Skates (Oklahoma City), 4-1; maj. dec. Dallas Bailey (Wyoming), 9-1; dec. Alex Elder (Oregon State), 6-3; lost to #16 Austin Wilson (Nebraska), 2-1; lost to Dakota Friesth (Wyoming), 3-2.
Jesus Loza (0-2): lost to Seth Thomas (unattached), fall 2:29; lost to Tim Wheeling (West Virginia), fall 4:19.
174 pounds Keaton Subjeck (5-2): fall Kris Newport (SW Oregon CC), 9:33; lost to Brady Beamon (Simpson), 3-0; fall Marshall Willet (Ohio), 2:32; maj. dec. Nick Troquato (unattached), 14-4; dec. Dylan Morris (Stanford), 8-2; dec. Scott Marmoll (North Carolina), 5-2; lost to Joe Latham (Oregon State), 8-3.
Kyle Meyer (2-2): lost to #4 Robert Kokesh (Nebraska), 9-6; dec. Brent Havlik (Wyoming), 5-2; maj. dec. Tyler Chay (unattached), 11-2; lost to Scott Marmoll (North Carolina), 4-2.
Dylan Morris (2-2): fall Kolby Mays (Clakamas CC), 2:49; dec. Kole Skaflestad (SW Oregon CC), 6-4; lost to Kyle Crutchmer (unattached), 8-2; lost to Keaton Subjeck (Stanford), 8-2.
184 pounds Thomas Kimbrell (4-2): lost to Alex Utley (North Carolina) 9-4; maj. dec. Marcuz Zachary (Simpson), 10-1; dec. Kody Reed (Montana St. Northern), 8-3; dec. Austin Guan (Grand Canyon), 3-1; dec. Blake Sorensen (Upper Iowa), 3-2; lost to Austin Morehead (unattached), 14-2.
Zach Nevills (4-2): lost to #11 TJ Dudley (Nebraska), 10-2; fall Ryder Newman (unattached), 6:27; maj. dec. Ryan Garringer (Ohio), 10-2; dec. Ryan Davies (Stanford), 1-0; dec. Michael Sojka (Stanford), 3-1; lost to Jordan Rogers (unattached), 12-7.
Garet Krohn (3-2): maj. dec. Marcus Zachary (Simpson), 15-5; maj. dec. Dominic Bejarano (Northwestern Tech), 12-3; lost to #11 TJ Dudley (Nebraska), 7-2; dec. Derek Sivertson (Oklahoma City), 9-5; lost to Mac Mancuso (West Virginia), 6-1.
Michael Sojka (2-2): dec. Josh Kim (Simon Fraser B.C.), 4-0; dec. Kody Reed (Montana St. Northern), 2-0; lost to Nolan Boyd (unattached), 7-2; lost to Zach Nevills (Stanford), 3-1.
Ryan Davies (2-2): maj. dec. Jacob Abrams (Southern Oregon), 10-2; lost to Blake Sorensen (Upper Iowa), 6-4; dec. Sean Pollock (CSU Bakersfield), 6-4; lost to Zach Nevills (Stanford), 1-0.
197 pounds Dan Scherer (5-1, 3rd place): fall Cody Crawford (unattached), 2:45; fall Leo Trindade (West Virginia), 3:48; dec. Cody Dixon (Boise State), 3-1; lost to #13 Phil Wellington (Ohio), 8-5; dec. Spencer Johnson (Nebraska), 6-0; dec. Cody Dixon (Boise State), 5-3.
Alan Yen (1-2): maj. dec. Christian White (Simpson), 10-1; lost to Carl Broghammer (Upper Iowa), fall 1:16; lost to Spencer Johnson (Nebraska), 9-1.
285 pounds Nathan Butler (4-2): dec. Brandon Johnson (Clakamas CC), 5-1; lost to #17 Amarveer Dhesi (Oregon State), 8-1; dec. Peter Anivano (Grand Canyon), 6-1; dec. Mick Dougharity (unattached), 5-2; dec. Logan Hopp (Upper Iowa), 8-2; lost to Collin Jensen (Nebraska), fall 0:47.