Wrestling Downs Menlo College, Falls to Oregon State

Jan. 26, 2002

Stanford, CALIF. - Stanford (7-7, 1-3 Pac-10) split its two home meets tonight, winning the first match against the Menlo Oaks 21-16 but then lost the Pac-10 dual against Oregon State 36-7. The Beavers improved to 9-6 overall, 3-1 Pac-10 after also defeating UC Davis earlier this afternoon.

Freshman Matt Gentry (Grants Pass, OR/North Valley) tallied two wins tonight to give him a team-leading 23 on the season. The Pac-10's second-ranked wrestler at 149 pounds, Gentry has now won seven consecutive dual matches. Against Menlo College he earned an 11-5 decision and against OSU, he notched a 13-2 major decision.

The Cardinal got off to a quick start on the Oaks with a 17-3 match score, but Menlo College took the next two bouts, making the team score 17-16. Junior Justin Walker (Otis Orchards, WA/East Valley) secured a Stanford victory with a 14-3 major decision.

The Cardinal were not in full strength to take on the Beavers, who have four nationally ranked athletes. Stanford had two forfeits and was not able to overcome Oregon State. Senior Levi Weikel-Magden (Boardman, OR) chalked up one of Stanford's two wins with a 9-2 decision.

Stanford returns to action on Feb. 1 with another doubleheader. Next Friday's matchup will feature Nevada at 5 p.m. and Cal State Fullerton at 7 p.m.

Stanford 21, Menlo College 16
(started at 141)

125 - Isaac Pumarejo (M) tech. fall Patricia Miranda (S), 25-10,
133 - Justin Walker (S) maj. dec. Jose Sanchez (M), 14-3,
141 - James Guizar (M) dec. Brad Metzler (S), 9-6,
149 - Matt Gentry (S) dec. Danny Castillo (M), 11-5,
157 - Levi Weikel-Magden (S) dec. Joey Martinez (M), 9-5,
165 - John Garfinkel (S) maj. dec. Marc Banks (M), 12-3,
174 - Imad Kharbush (S) maj. dec. Terrence Carter (M), 19-6,
184 - Harold Penson (S) dec. Will Falvey (M), 8-3,
197 - Jeff Dahl (M) dec. Matt Twomey (S), 7-4,
285 - Gabe Zagata (M) pin Brad Selby (S),fall at 2:45.

Oregon State 36, Stanford 7
(started at 141)

125 - Ale DeLape�a (O) tech. fall Patricia Miranda (S), 23-8,
133 - Nathan Navarro (O) dec. Justin Walker (S), 7-5,
141 - Casey Horn (O) inj. forf. Brad Metzler (S),
149 - Matt Gentry (S) maj. dec. Peter Zamora (O), 13-2,
157 - Levi Weikel-Magden (S) dec. Micah Houston (O), 7-6,
165 - Jed Pennell (O) maj. dec. John Garfinkel (S), 12-4,
174 - Nathan Coy (O) tech. fall Imad Kharbush (S), 20-4,
184 - Isaac Weber (O) maj. dec. Harold Penson (S), 10-1,
197 - Jason Lovell (O) dec. Matt Twomey (S), 7-0,
285 - Andy Bowlby (O) forf.

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