Wrestling Downs Two

Feb. 1, 2002

Stanford, CALIF. - Stanford (9-7, 2-3 Pac-10) shut out Nevada in the first match of the day 47-0 and then followed up that performance with a 34-9 win over Pac-10 opponent Cal State Fullerton. Senior Levi Weikel-Magden (Boardman, OR) led off for the Cardinal at 157 and notched two wins en route to the Cardinal victories.

Weikel-Magden earned a 16-2 major decision against Nevada's Andy Talouse to start the Cardinal rolling against the Wolf Pack. Nevada, in its first year of existence, came close in a few bouts, but was unable to upset Stanford. Sophomore Matt Twomey (Bloomfield Village, MI/Seaholm) notched his second dual win of the season, on a comeback victory against Jose Ruano. Twomey won his bout in the final moments of the third period by a 9-8 margin. The Cardinal also welcomed back sophomore Nathan Peterson (Georgetown, IN/Floyd Central) as he recorded a 10-1 major decision. Also against Nevada, junior Kenji Arai (Santa Clara, CA/Bellarmine Prep) notched a technical fall with a 15-0 blanking of John Nakashima.

In the second meet of the day, junior Justin Walker (Otis Orchards, WA/East Valley) earned his second major decision of the day and Twomey chalked up his second decision. The Cardinal jumped to an early lead over the Titans with Weikel-Magden's 10-3 decision, a forfeit at 165 and a decision by freshman Imad Kharbush (Livonia, MI/Stevenson). The Cardinal kept the lead and secured the victory to improve its Pac-10 record to 2-3, with a 9-7 overall record.

Stanford will compete at the All Cal Invitational tomorrow at San Francisco State beginning at 9 a.m. The Cardinal will return to The Farm for its final home meet of the season on Saturday, February 16 at 7 p.m.

Stanford 47, Nevada 0
(started at 157)

125 - Nathan Peterson (S), maj. dec. Jef Washburn (N), 10-1,
133 - Justin Walker (S) maj. dec. Smokey Romaine (N), 13-4,
141 - Kenji Arai (S) tech. fall John Nakashima (N), 15-0 at 7:00,
149 - Matt Gentry (S) by injury default Aden Lee (N),
157 - Levi Weikel-Magden (S) maj. dec. Andy Talouse (N), 16-2,
165 - John Garfinkel (S) dec. Sam Setelo (N), 2-1,
174 - Imad Kharbush (S) pin Brandon Lamborn (N), fall at 2:02,
184 - Harold Penson (S) by forfeit,
197 - Matt Twomey (S) dec. Jose Ruano (N), 9-7,
285 - Brad Selby (S) by forfeit.

Stanford 34, Cal State Fullerton 9
(started at 157)

125 - Nathan Peterson (S) by forf.,
133 - Justin Walker (S) maj. dec. David Rodriguez (F), 18-4,
141 - Juan Mora (F) pin Brendon Fox (S), fall at 5:46,
149 - Matt Gentry (S) by forf.,
157 - Levi Weikel-Magden (S) dec. Leonel Sanchez (F), 10-3,
165 - John Garfinkel (S) by forf.,
174 - Imad Kharbush (S) dec. Shawn Henebry (F), 8-4,
184 - Rocky Landon (F) dec. Harold Penson (S), 11-4,
197 - Matt Twomey (S) dec. Bryan Webster (F), 7-4,
285 - Brad Selby (S) dec. Edgar Hernandez (F), 6-1.

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