Wrestling Closes Out Regular Season With Big Win

Feb. 16, 2002

Stanford, CALIF. - Stanford (10-8, 3-4 Pac-10) finished the regular season tonight with a 28-9 win over the Portland State Vikings at the Ford Center. Freshman Matt Gentry (Grants Pass, OR/North Valley) earned his 14th consecutive match win and the 31st victory of the season. Gentry is the first freshman in school history to tally 30 wins in a season.

The Cardinal fell behind the Vikings early, down 9-3 after the 197 match, but rallied in the next two bouts to tie the score and then finished off Portland State with four more wins. Sophomore Nathan Peterson (Georgetown, IN/Floyd Central) recorded a 6-1 decision to tie the meet at nine apiece. Junior Justin Walker (Otis Orchards, WA/East Valley) then posted a major decision at 133 to give the Cardinal the lead. After a forfeit at 141, Gentry, ranked second in the Pac-10 at 149, pinned Casey Banks for his 16th dual win of the season to secure the Cardinal victory.

Seniors Levi Weikel-Magden (Boardman, OR/Riverside) and Brad Selby (Paradise Valley, AZ/Saguaro) posted wins to close out their careers at home.

Tonight marked the last appearance for six seniors on the Stanford roster who will be leaving the team upon graduation this year. Kenji Arai (Santa Clara, CA/Bellarmine Prep) posted four wins for the Cardinal in 2001-02, including two technical falls and one fall. Mike Copperman (Eugene, OR/South Eugene) tallied two wins, while Patricia Miranda (Saratoga, CA/Saratoga) notched three. Selby has earned 9 wins this season, all in dual competition, with one fall. Weikel-Magden is second on the team in wins with 25 overall, 13 in dual meets and has three falls and one technical fall this year.

The Cardinal will travel to Corvallis, Ore. for the Pac-10 Championships on Mar. 2-3. For more information about the Championships or to inquire about tickets, please refer to the Oregon State website at www.osubeavers.com or call 1-800-GOBEAVS.

Stanford 28, Portland State 9
(started at 165)

125 - Nathan Peterson (S) dec. Zac Enoch (P), 6-1,
133 - Justin Walker (S) maj. dec. Stuart Eggerton (P), 11-3,
141 - Brad Metzler (S) by forf.,
149 - Matt Gentry (S) pin Casey Banks (P), fall at 3:34,
157 - Levi Weikel-Magden (S) dec. Erin Arbogast (P), 9-3,
165 - John Garfinkel (S) dec. Shawn Keinonen (P), 5-2,
174 - Quinn Collett (P) dec. Imad Kharbush (S), 10-4,
184 - Jeremy Wilson (P) dec. Harold Penson (S), 6-1,
197 - Randy Davidson (P) dec. Matt Twomey (S), 13-12,
285 - Brad Selby (S) dec. Eric Mustoe (P), 4-2.

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