Cal Poly Defeats Wrestling, 25-18

Jan. 20, 2002

San Luis Obispo, CALIF. - Stanford (5-5, 1-2 Pac-10) dropped a close decision this afternoon to Cal Poly, 25-18. The Cardinal and the Mustangs each won a bout by forfeit (141 and 174, respectively), and the teams stayed evenly paced throughout the day but Cal Poly rallied from a 12-point deficit to snag the win.

Cal Poly took the first decision of the day at 133, but on a Mustang forfeit the Cardinal jumped ahead 6-3. Freshman Matt Gentry (Grants Pass, OR/North Valley) notched his 19th win at 149 pounds with a pin at 4:08 against Matt Cox to give the Cardinal a 12-3 margin. Senior Levi Weikel-Magden (Boardman, OR) recorded a 4-0 decision to extend the Stanford lead, 15-3. Cal Poly rallied with a two major decisions (165 and 184), a forfeit and a technical fall (197). Heavyweight Brad Selby (Paradise Valley, AZ/Saguaro) tallied an overtime win to put Stanford within three with one bout remaining, but Cal Poly earned a major decision at 125 to claim the victory.

Stanford will travel to Fresno State on Fri., Jan. 25 to face Embry-Riddle at 2:30 p.m. and the Bulldogs at 6 p.m. The Cardinal return to action on The Farm on Sat., Jan. 26 against Menlo College at 5 p.m. followed by Oregon State at 7 p.m.

Cal Poly 25, Stanford 18
(started at 133)

125 - Justin Pichardo (C) maj. dec. Patricia Miranda (S), 11-2,
133 - Nathaniel Ybarra (C) dec. Justin Walker (S), 8-3,
141 - Brad Metzler (S) by forfeit,
149 - Matt Gentry (S) pin Matt Cox (C), fall at 4:08,
157 - Levi Weikel-Magden (S) dec. Robb Maxwell (C), 4-0,
165 - Brody Barrios (C) maj. dec. John Garfinkel (S), 13-4,
174 - Brett Schumann (C) by forfeit,
184 - Steve Strange (C) maj. dec. Harold Penson (S), 15-5,
197 - Chuck Sandlin (C) tech. fall Matt Twomey (S), 26-11 at 6:58,
285 - Brad Selby (S) dec. Dan Leahy (C), 2-1 (OT).

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