Sophomore Matt Gentry Collects Three Wins at Lone Star Duals

Jan. 4, 2003

Arlington, Tex. - Stanford (2-5) struggled at the Lone Star Duals today, dropping three meets. Sophomore Matt Gentry (Grants Pass, OR/North Valley) recorded three wins, bringing his season total to a team-leading 14 as the Cardinal lost to three strong teams.

The Cardinal started the day with an early morning match-up against Wyoming. The Cowboys have two starters ranked in the top-20 in their weight classes and held the Cardinal to 6 match points. Although Stanford was blank at the 133 spot, the Cardinal's two 2002 NCAA qualifiers managed to earn decisions over the Cowboys. Junior Nathan Peterson (Georgetown, IN/Floyd Central) recorded a 5-4 decision over Bryce Leonhardt while Gentry tallied a an 8-1 decision over Patrick Shuler.

In the second meet of the day, the Cardinal squared off against the eighth-ranked team in the nation, Nebraska. The Cornhuskers, with four top-twenty wrestlers in their starting lineup today, collected a 39-9 win over the Cardinal. Freshman Ian Bork (Free State, KS/Free State) earned a win by forfeit while Gentry posted an 8-1 decision over Nate McMillin as the Cardinal fell.

After a tough morning, Stanford then had a five hour intermission before challenging Virginia in its final contest. The Cardinal earned 14 points on a forfeit win for Gentry, a 9-6 decision by sophomore Scott Polley (Bonner Springs, KS/Bonner Springs) and a 17-0 technical fall by junior Brendon Fox (Higginsville, MO/Higginsville), but fell short the Cavaliers' 28 points.

The Cardinal return to action on Thursday, Jan. 9th as Stanford hosts Pennsylvania at 7:30 p.m. in Burnham Pavilion.

Wyoming 33, Stanford 6
125 - Nathan Peterson (S) dec. Bryce Leonhardt (W), 5-4.
133 - Tyson Shatto (W) by forfeit.
141 - Blake Gunter (W) dec. Brendon Fox (S), 8-1.
149 - Thad Trujillo (W) dec. Scott Polley (S), 10-3.
157 - Matt Gentry (S) dec. Patrick Shuler (W), 8-1.
165 - Trevor Murray (W) dec. John Garfinkel (S), 2-0.
174 - Levi Prevost (W) dec. Harold Penson (S), 9-7.
184 - Sam Wendland (W) tech. fall Larry Ozowara (S), 19-3.
197 - Sam Wendland (W) pin Ian Bork (S), fall at 1:29.
285 - Brad Steele (W) maj. dec. Shawn Ritzenthaler (S), 11-3.

#8 Nebraska 39, Stanford 9
125 - Jason Powell (N) maj. dec. Nathan Peterson (S), 12-1.
133 - Joey Malia (N) by forfeit.
141 - Dusty Spaulding (N) tech. fall Brendon Fox (S), 15-0.
149 - Travis Shufelt (N) tech. fall Scoot Polley (S), 24-9.
157 - Matt Gentry (S) dec. Nate McMillin (N), 8-1.
165 - Jacob Klein (N) maj. dec. John Garfinkel (S), 12-3.
174 - Travis Pascoe (N) pin Harold Penson (S), fall at 6:04.
184 - B. J. Padden (N) pin Larry Ozowara (S), fall at 1:07.
197 - Ian Bork (S) by forfeit.
285 - Nathan McClain (N) dec. Shawn Ritzenthaler (S), 8-3.

Virginia 28, Stanford 14
125 - Brian Sticca (V) dec. Nathan Peterson (S), 10-4.
133 - Ryan Stewart (V) by forfeit.
141 - Brendon Fox (S) tech. fall Ian DeRath (V), 17-0.
149 - Scott Polley (S) dec. Paul Bjorio (V), 9-6.
157 - Matt Gentry (S) by forfeit.
165 - Will Durkee (V) maj. dec. John Garfinkel (S), 11-3.
174 - Brian Muir (V) dec. Harold Penson (S), 3-1.
184 - Scott Mania (V) dec. Larry Ozowara (S), 1-0.
197 - Andy DeMartino (V) dec. Ian Bork (S), 3-1.
285 - Josh Etu (V) pin Shawn Ritzenthaler (S), fall at :27.

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