Wrestling Falls To Cal Poly, 26-9

Feb. 10, 2001

STANFORD, Calif. - The Stanford wrestling team came up short on Saturday night as Cal Poly won seven of the 10 dual matches en route to a 26-9 Pacific-10 Conference win at Burnham Pavilion. The loss drops the Cardinal to 4-9 on the season while the Mustangs improve to 7-3.

Stanford's Justin Walker continued his impressive run at the 133-pound weight class with his 25th win of the season. The sophomore defeated Nate Ibarra 7-3 for one of the Cardinal's three wins on the night.

Stanford started the match with a win from freshman Paul Gross at 141-lbs. Gross defeated Aaron Gharst 7-5. But Cal Poly would win the next four matches, starting with a technical fall by Cedric Haymon. Haymon, who is ranked No. 12 at 149, beat Kenji Arai 18-3. The Mustangs picked up two more wins by decision from Josh Blagg (157) and Brody Barrios (165). Blagg was an 8-5 winner over Isaiah Camp and Barrios handed b a 5-1 loss. At 174, Cal Poly's No. 18 Steve Strange had no problem with Garrett Johnston, winning by technical fall 17-2.

The Cardinal had its second win of the night when sophomore Harold Penson came out with a 9-7 win over Chuck Sandlin. David Schenk (197) followed that with a 17-6 win over Matt Twomey.

One of the more competitive matches of the night came at the 285-lb. weight class with sophomore Brad Selby and Cal Poly's Dan Leahy. The two heavyweights battled into double overtime before Leah came away with a 2-1 win.

The Cardinal is idle for two weeks before traveling to Oregon for the Pac-10 Championships on Feb. 25-36.

Cal Poly 26, Stanford 9141 - Paul Gross (STAN) dec. Aaron Gharst (CP) 7-5149 - Cedric Haymon (CP) tech. fall Kenji Arai (STAN) 18-3157 - Josh Blagg (CP) dec. Isaiah Camp (STAN) 8-5165 - Brody Barrios (CP) dec. John Garfinkel (STAN) 5-1174 - Steve Strange (CP) tech. fall Garrett Johnston (STAN) 17-2184 - Harold Penson (STAN) dec. Chuck Sandlin (CP) 9-7197 - David Schenk (CP) maj. dec. Matt Twomey (STAN) 17-6285 - Dan Leahy (CP) dec. Brad Selby (STAN) 2-1 (2OT)125 - Jamie Garza (CP) dec. Nathan Peterson (STAN) 7-2133 - Justin Walker (STAN) dec. Nate Ibarra (CP) 7-3

Records: Cal Poly 7-3, Stanford 4-9

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