Wrestling Drops Close One to Columbia, 18-12

Jan. 11, 2002

Davis, CALIF. - Stanford (3-4) dropped a close match to Columbia this afternoon on the campus of UC Davis, 18-12. Down by a 12-9 margin with three bouts remaining, the Cardinal was unable to pull out the victory in a tight contest.

Junior Justin Walker (Otis Orchards, WA/East Valley) tallied his 13th win of the season at 133 pounds, giving him a 6-1 dual record to lead the team. Walker took the bout 11-6. Junior Harold Penson (Richmond Heights, OH/Richmond Heights) earned his 10th victory of the season, handing Columbia's Jeff Anderson a 5-3 loss at 184 pounds. Freshman Brad Metzler (Omaha, NE/Westside) and senior Levi Weikel-Magden (Boardman, OR) also notched decisions for the Cardinal.

Stanford will compete against Southern Oregon tonight at 5 p.m. The Cardinal will stay in Davis tomorrow for the Aggie Invitational.

Columbia 18, Stanford 12
125 - Jaydip Mahida (C) dec. Patricia Miranda (S), 6-3,
133 - Justin Walker (S) dec. Steve Popovitch (C), 6-3,
141 - Brad Metzler (S) dec. Ashley Byrd (C), 7-0,
149 - Erik Norgaard (C) dec. Matt Gentry (S), 6-0,
157 - Levi Weikel-Magden (S) dec. Dustin Tillman (C), 8-4,
165 - Chris Felicetta (C) dec. John Garfinkel (S), 5-1,
174 - Derek Nagy (C) dec. Imad Kharbush (S), 1-0,
184 - Harold Penson (S) dec. Jeff Anderson (C), 5-3,
197 - Mike Gerstl (C) dec. Matt Twomey (S), 10-75,
285 - Bart Seemen (C) dec. Brad Selby (S), 6-3.

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