Stanford Finishes 37th at Las Vegas Invitational

Dec. 11, 2000

Primm, Nev. -- 

Stanford traveled to the heart of Nevada to compete in the 19th Annual Las Vegas Invitational. The Cardinal finished the tournament in 37th place after tallying 15 points. First-place Illinois came out strong with three first place finishers and two second place finishers.

Sophomore Harold Penson (Richmond Heights, OH/Richmond Heights) added four points, going 2-2. Freshman Paul Gross (Penn Valley, CA/Nevada Union) finished 2-2 at 141 pounds and recorded two falls while contributing five points. Sophomore Justin Walker (Otis Orchards. WA/East Valley) went 3-2, tallying three points to bring the team total to 15.

Stanford is next in action when they return to Nevada for the Reno Tournament on Dec. 20 at 2 p.m.

Stanford Results

125 pounds: Nathan Peterson (0-2) - lost to Carl Valley (S. Colorado), 5-2, lost to Brandon Lauer (W. Virginia), 12-6.

133: Justin Walker (3-2) - def. Kelly McConville (Wyoming), 7-5, lost to Foley Dowd (Michigan), 6-3, def. Heath McKim (Air Force), 6-0, pinned Roy Cho (Brown), fall in 5:59, lost to Ben Richards (Oregon State), 10-2.

141: Paul Gross (2-2) - pinned by Zhon Kuraspediani (Bakersfield), fall in 3:22, pinned Patrick Giangrosso (Mo. Valley), fall in 1:28, pinned Ravil Mukhamediyeu (N. Idaho), fall in 3:07, lost to Nick Picarsic (Harvard), 6-2.

149: Isaiah Camp (0-2) - lost to Adrian Austin (George Mason), 8-1, lost to Marshall Hahn (N. Colorado), 12-0.

157: Shawn Harmon (1-2) - lost to Zach Doll (Pittsburgh), 11-4, def. Vail Minn (S. Colorado), 20-9, lost to T.J. Huxel (Air Force), 3-2.

165: John Garfinkel (1-2) - lost to Charles Martelli (Michigan), 8-2, def. Kyle Fisher (Montana St. N.), 3-1, pinned by Pete Kroshefskie (Clarion), fall in 5:10.

174: Garrett Johnston (0-2) - lost to Chris Carlino (Bakersfield), 11-2, lost to ZacharyMock (S. Oregon), 11-1.

184: Harold Penson (2-2) - def. Ryan Jones (Pacific), 6-1, pinned Ryan Kaler (N. Colorado), dall in 5:57, lost to Nate Patrick (Illinois, 1st place), 14-2, lost to Jason Rossotti (Fresno St.), 10-3.

197: Fred Luminoso (0-2) - lost to Chael Sonnen (Oregon), 12-2, lost to Harding (West Virginia), 3-2.

285: Brad Selby (0-2) - pinned by Matt Carter (NW Wyoming), fall in 3:13, pinned by John Devine (Bakersfield), fall in 5:30.

Team Results

1. Illinois 144.0 pts

2. Lehigh 102.5

3. Nebraska 101.5

4. Oregon St. 86.5

5. Arizona St. 84.5

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