Freshman Imad Kharbush Takes First at Aggie Invitational

Jan. 12, 2002

Davis, CALIF.- The Cardinal captured five top-four finishes this weekend at the Aggie Invitational, including a first place finish by true freshman Imad Kharbush (Livonia, MI/Stevenson) at 174 pounds. Grabbing second place at 149 was freshman Matt Gentry (Grants Pass, OR/North Valley) and at 157 senior Levi Weikel-Magden (Boardman, OR).

Kharbush tallied five straight wins to capture first place at 174 pounds, including one fall (at 3:25) and two major decisions. With his final decision of the day, he earned his 10th win of the season. Gentry chalked up his 17th win of the year to lead the Cardinal, posting a 4-1 record with one fall. Weikel-Magden also notched a 4-1 record and earned a major decision, winning a bout over UC Davis' Frank Richmond 13-2.

Freshman Brad Metzler (Omaha, NE/Westside) snagged a 5-1 record 141 pounds that included a fall and a major decision. Metzler's decision over Chris Brines earned him third place and his tenth victory of the season. Rounding out the top finishers for the Cardinal was Brennan Corbett who is redshirting this season. Corbett recorded three falls en route to finishing 4-2 and taking fourth place at 165 pounds. Another Stanford redshirt, Mark Egesdal, posted a 2-3 record, good for 6th place at 184 pounds.

22 Cardinal athletes competed at the Aggie Invite, results can be found below. For complete results of the tournament, refer to or Stanford returns to action this weekend when Cal State Bakersfield comes to The Farm on Fri., Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. for a Pac-10 dual and on Sun., Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. to face Cal Poly.

Aggie Invitational
January 12, 2002
Stanford Results

125 pounds - Patricia Miranda, 1-2: lost to Jeffrey Sato (Unattached-UC Davis), tech. fall 20-5, forf. Nolan Harris (Southern Oregon), lost to Joey Bareng (San Francisco State), dec. 11-4.

133 pounds - AJ Magnuson, 0-2: lost to Donald Lockett (Unattached-San Francisco State), maj. dec. 20-8, Steve Popovitch (Columbia), maj. dec. 12-4.

141 pounds - Brad Metzler, 5-1, 3rd place, fall Andy Wang (UC San Diego), 2:35, maj. dec. Ray Blake (Unattached-Stanford), 9-0, dec. Mike Anderson (UC Davis), 6-5, lost to Thomas Juarez (Cal State Bakersfield), dec. 5-3, dec. James Guizar (Menlo College), 9-4, dec. Cris Brines (Unattached-UC Davis), 3-2.

Kenji Arai, 1-2: lost to Cris Brines (Unattached-UC Davis), dec. 9-3, dec. Brian Love (Unattached-Embry-Riddle), 2-0, lost to Scott Jorgensen (Boise State), dec. 5-3.

Brendon Fox, 1-2: lost to Fernando Flanagan (Unattached), dec. 10-9, dec. John Nakashima (Unattached), 6-3, Cris Brines (Unattached-UC Davis), dec. 6-2.

Ray Blake, 1-2, redshirt: maj. dec. Travon Owens (Unattached), 12-1, lost to Brad Metzler (Stanford), maj. dec. 9-0, lost to Kevin Jones (Unattached-UC Davis), dec. 7-5 OT.

Zack Hensley, 1-2, redshirt: lost to Garrett Spooner (Fresno State), dec. 13-10, dec. Ashley Byrd (Columbia), lost to Skyler Woods (Unattached-Oregon), fall.

149 pounds - Matt Gentry, 4-1, 2nd place: dec. Anthony Baza (Unattached-CSUB), 12-6, dec. Joe Garcia (Unattached-CSUB), 12-8, fall Pacifico Garcia (San Francisco State), 5:53, inj. def. Saul Lucatero (Menlo College), lost to Collin Robertson (Boise State), 10-7.

157 pounds - Levi Weikel-Magden, 4-1, 2nd place: forf. Nick Hopping (Unattached), maj. dec. Frank Richmond (UC Davis), 13-2, dec. Atrem Krylov (Menlo College), 6-0, dec. Justin Fraser (Cal Poly), 5-4, lost to Jeremiah Jarvis (Unattached-UC Davis), dec. 15-12.

Scott Polley, 4-2: fall Chandler Hahn (Embry-Riddle), 3:15, lost to Darrick Duran (Fresno State), 13-10, maj. dec. Carlo Franciotti (Unattached-CSUB), 11-2, dec. Luis Vendrill (Unattached-Stanford), 7-3, dec. Artem Krylov (Menlo College), 5-1, lost to Joey Martinez (Menlo College), dec. 11-9.

Sam Lofland, 0-2: lost to Jeremiah Jarvis (Unattached-UC Davis), dec. 7-5, forf. Luis Vendrill (Unattached-Stanford).

Luis Vendrell, 2-2, redshirt: lost to Risto Martinnen (Unattached), dec. 3-1, dec. Mike Plett (Unattached-CSUB), 13-7, forf. Sam Lofland (Stanford), lost to Scott Polley (Stanford), dec. 7-3.

165 pounds - John Garfinkel, 1-2: maj. dec. Joel Gibson (Unattached-Southern Oregon), 15-4, lost to Derek Nagy (Columbia), dec. 4-1, lost to Dan Schon (Unattached-UC Davis), dec. 3-2.

Brennan Corbett, 4-2, 4th place, redshirt: fall Dan Schon (Unattached-UC Davis), 2:50, fall Josh McDonald (San Francisco State), 1:45, dec. Chris Huntley (Southern Oregon), 6-4, lost to Luke Larwin (Unattached-Oregon), fall at 1:17, fall Derek Nagy (Columbia), 3:50, lost to Nathan Ploehn (Boise State), dec. 4-2.

Ryan Hagen, 1-2, redshirt: dec. Chris Falicetta (Columbia), 6-1, lost to Burt Pierson (Unattached-UC Davis), dec. 11-6, lost to Josh McDonald (San Francisco State), dec. 10-4.

174 pounds - Imad Kharbush, 5-0, 1st place: fall Sam Stoddart (Unattached-Southern Oregon), 3:25, dec. Brian Wilson (Southern Oregon), 11-7, maj. dec. Bryan Travers (CSUB), 11-0, maj. dec. Howard Falvey (Menlo College), 10-2, dec. Pat Owens (Boise State), 8-6.

Jesse Otero, 1-2: lost to Kyle Kleinschmidt (UCSD), 14-7, dec. Bryan Bachar (UC Davis), 9-6, lost to Martin Floreani (Unattached), dec. 10-3.

Larry Ozowara, 0-2, redshirt: lost to Michael Cordsen (San Francisco State), 2-1, lost to Kevin Hejnal (Unattached), dec. 7-4.

184 pounds - Mark Egesdal, 2-3, 6th place: dec. Devin Parks (Southern Oregon), 8-1, lost to Mauricio Wright (San Francisco State), tech. fall 15-0, 4:20, dec. Steffan Weiner (Unattached-UC Davis), 6-4, lost to Brand Bear (Unattached-Boise State), 5-3, lost to Devin Parks (Southern Oregon), dec. 13-8.

197 pounds - Nick Lukens, 1-2, redshirt: lost to Asa Randolph (San Francisco State), dec. 8-7, fall Dave Hall (UCSD), 2:40, lost to Scott O'Rear (CSUB), maj. dec. 15-2.

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