Six Cardinal Wrestlers Take Sixth Place
March 3, 2003
Boise, Idaho - Stanford wrapped up competition for the 2002-03 season today as the final six wrestlers each placed sixth in their respective weight classes to put the Cardinal in ninth place.
Nathan Peterson, Brad Metzler, Scott Polley, Matt Gentry, Harold Penson and John Garfinkel had been knocked into the consolation bracket by the end of the first day. All six wrestlers dropped two bouts today to finish in sixth place.
Competition at the 2003 Pac-10 Championships will conclude tonight on the campus of Boise State University with the title matches for each weight. The top-four placewinners from each weight along with three wildcard selections will advance to the NCAA Championships on March 20-22 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Final Stanford Results:
125 - #4 Nathan Peterson (6th place, 2-3): dec. Robert Valenzuela (CSUF), 3-1; dec. Tommy Schurkamp (UCD), 4-2 SV; lost to #1 Ben VomBaur (BSU), 5-0; lost to #2 Vic Moreno (CP), 3-2; lost to Martin Mitchell (Oregon), pinned at 1:03.
133 - #3 Brad Metzler (6th place, 1-3): dec. Tim Norman (OSU), 4-3; lost to Jesse Brock (BSU), 1-1 TB; lost to #4 Matt Sanchez (CSUB), 12-0; lost to #1 Jason Harless (Oregon), 1-1 TB.
141 - Brendon Fox (0-2): lost to Anthony Baza (CSUB), 13-2; lost to Chris Brines (UCD), 5-2.
149 - Scott Polley (6th place, 2-3): lost to #4 Matt Cox (CP), 5-3; dec. Roberto Vargas (CSUB), 6-3; pinned Stuart Eggertson (PSU), fall at 1:31; lost to Nick Davis (UCD), 18-9; lost to Tony Hook (OSU), 10-6.
157 - #1 Matt Gentry (6th place, 1-3): lost to Ben Cherrington (BSU), 9-8, maj. dec. Nick Hopping (CP), 13-1; lost to #3 Rocky Smart (ASU), 6-2; lost to Branson Phillips (Oregon), 11-4.
165 - Garrett Johnston (0-2): lost to #1 Nick Frost (ASU), pinned at 6:32; lost to #4 Nathan Ploehn (BSU), 4-2.
174 - Harold Penson (6th place, 2-3): lost to #2 Shane Webster (O), 22-8; dec. Shannon Sams (UCD), 6-4; dec. Joe Brady (CP), 5-3; lost to #4 Chris Carlino (CSUF), tech. fall 18-3 at 6:30; lost to Quinn Collett (PSU), 17-1 at 5:39.
184 - John Garfinkel (6th place, 1-2): dec. #3 Tony D'Amico (BSU), 3-2; lost to Jed Pennell (OSU), 6-2; lost to Bryan Travers (CSUB), 5-2; lost to #4 Rowdy Lundegreen (CSUF), 5-0.
197 - Larry Ozowara (1-2): lost to #4 K.C. Walsh (BSU), pinned a 2:55; maj. dec. Scott O'Bear (CSUB), 19-11; lost to Randy Davidson (PSU), 11-3.
285 - Shawn Ritzenthaler (0-2): lost to #3 Andy Bowlby (OSU), tech. fall 20-4 at 3:53; lost to Bryan Webster (CSUF), 14-3.