Wrestling Pins Three to Fall Cal State Bakersfield, 30-13

Jan. 18, 2002

Stanford, CALIF. - Stanford (5-4, 1-1 Pac-10) began a new year on The Farm tonight with a decisive 30-13 win over conference rival Cal State Bakersfield. Although the Roadrunners have some of the top ranked athletes in the Pac-10, the Cardinal tallied three pins to capture the first home meet of 2002.

With the Cardinal down 0-6 after two close bouts at 133 and 141, freshman Matt Gentry (Grants Pass, OR/North Valley) stepped on to the mat at 149. At 5:40, Gentry fell senior Elizar Ceballos who is ranked 2nd in the Pac-10 and 16th in the nation by Intermat. The win marked Gentry's team-leading 18th win. With the momentum in Stanford's favor, senior Levi Weikel-Magden (Boardman, OR) stepped up at 157 and at 4:30 recorded the second fall of the night to put the Cardinal ahead 12-6.

Sophomore John Garfinkel (Quartz Hill, CA/Highland) and freshman Imad Kharbush (Livonia, MI/Stevenson) notched decisions while junior Harold Penson (Richmond Heights, OH/Richmond Heights) claimed the forfeit win to put Stanford ahead 24-6 with three matches to go. Sophomore Matt Twomey (Bloomfield Village, MI/Seaholm) was edged by senior Robbie O'Dell, who competed at the NCAA Tournament last season and is currently ranked 4th in the Pac-10. The Cardinal would not settle though, and heavyweight Brad Selby (Paradise Valley, AZ/Saguaro) tacked the third pin of the night on the Roadrunners Scott O'Near to cinch the victory.

Stanford will travel to San Luis Obispo for a dual against Cal Poly on Sunday at 3 p.m. The Cardinal return to The Farm next Sat., Jan. 26 to face off against Menlo College at 5 p.m. and Oregon State at 7 p.m.

Stanford 30, CSUB 13(started at 133)

125 - Matt Sanchez (B) maj. dec. Patricia Miranda (S), 18-5,
133 - Efren Ceballos (B) dec. Justin Walker (S), 12-7,
141 - Thomas Juarez (B) dec. Brad Metzler (S), 3-2,
149 - Matt Gentry (S) pin Elizar Ceballos, fall at 5:40,
157 - Levi Weikel-Magden (S) pin Brian Cobb (B), fall at 4:30,
165 - John Garfinkel (S) dec. Bryan Busby (B), 6-2,
174 - Imad Kharbush (S) dec. Bryan Travers (B),10-4,
184 - Harold Penson (S) by forf.,
197 - Robbi O'Dell (B) dec. Matt Twomey (S), 9-3,
285 - Brad Selby (S) pin Scott O'Near (B), fall at 2:45.

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