Wrestling Downs Southern Oregon 23-20

Jan. 11, 2002

Davis, CALIF. - Stanford (4-4) captured its fourth win of the season tonight against Southern Oregon, 23-20. The match came down to the final bout as Stanford junior Harold Penson (Richmond Heights, OH/Richmond Heights) secured the victory by pinning Devin Parks at 6:15.

The Cardinal notched five wins against the Raiders including a technical fall by junior Justin Walker (Otis Orchards, WA/East Valley) with a score of 18-2. True freshman Imad Kharbush (Livonia, MI/Stevenson) recorded a 5-4 decision at 174 pounds to put Penson in position to tie up the match. At 149 pounds, freshman Matt Gentry (Grants Pass, OR/North Valley) tallied a 13-6 decision, while at 141 freshman Brad Metzler (Omaha, NE/Westside) was awarded a win due to an injury default.

The Cardinal will stay in Davis for the Aggie Invitational on Saturday. Stanford will resume its home season on Friday, January 18 at 7 pm for a Pac-10 dual against Cal State Bakersfield.

Stanford 23, Southern Oregon 20
125 - Nolan Harris (O) maj. dec. Patricia Miranda (S), 10-0,
133 - Justin Walker (S) tech. fall Marc Harris (O), 18-2,
141 - Brad Metzler (S) injury default Justyn Yarborough (O),
149 - Matt Gentry (S) dec. Shannon Slover (O), 13-6,
157 - Ryan Henry (S) dec. Levi Weikel-Magden (S), 11-10,
165 - Chris Huntley (S) maj. dec. Scott Polley (S), 13-5,
174 - Imad Kharbush (S) dec. Brian Wilson (O), 5-4,
184 - Harold Penson (S) fall Devin Parks (O), 6:15,
197 - Wes Balensifer (O) dec. Matt Twomey (S), 9-5,
285 - Mike Whitehead (O) fall Brad Selby (S), 3:50.

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