Stanford Wins One of Three at Sun Devil Duals

Jan. 5, 2004

Tempe, Ariz. - The Cardinal travelled to Tempe, Arizona for the Sun Devil Duals. Against Embry Riddle, Stanford recorded five falls and two major decisions for a decisive 46-7 victory. In an earlier dual, West Virginia took the first three matches of the dual before Tanner Gardner tallied a major decision. Stanford's comeback attempt fell short, however, and West Virginia took the dual 22-14. In the final dual of the day, Stanford staged another comeback attempt, but fell short, falling 24-17 against host Arizona State.

In the first dual of the day, Stanford faced West Virginia. The Mountaineers took an early lead, but freshman Tanner Gardner (125) defeated Casey Brewster 16-3 for a major decision. Brad Metzler (141) and Matt Gentry (157) recorded decisions against the Mountaineers, and Imad Kharbush (174) took a 14-2 major decision against Douglas Studenic, but it was not enough to retake the lead. West Virginia took the dual 22-14.

The Cardinal's second dual of the day, against the Embry Riddle Eagles, proved a much easier match. After John Garfinkel (184) recorded a 13-4 major decision against Joffre Lander, the Eagles matched the score as Robert Charlton took Ian Bork (197) down for a 9-1 major decision. After that, Stanford pulled off three straight falls. Shawn Ritzenthaler (285) took down Robert McConkie in just 27 seconds, and Tanner Gardner (125) and Paul Gross (133) also recorded falls. Brad Metzler (141) tallied a injury decision and the Eagles disqualified against Matt Gentry (157) before Brian Perry (165) and Imad Kharbush (174) recorded two very quick falls to complete Stanford's dominating 46-7 performance.

At the end of a long day of wrestling, the Cardinal faced off against the host Arizona State Sun Devils in a close dual. The Sun Devils took the first five matches to take a strong lead before disqualifying against Brad Metzler (141). Matt Gentry (157), Brian Perry (165), and Imad Kharbush (174) finished the dual with victories, but it was not enough to come back against Arizona State, who won 24-17.

The next Stanford wrestling match is at home against California State Bakersfield. Come to Burnham Pavilion on Sunday, January 11 at 1:00 pm to support the Cardinal.

Stanford (14) vs. West Virginia (22)
125 Tanner Gardner (Stanford) MD Casey Brewster (WestVirginia) 16-3
133 Seth Lisa (WestVirginia) DEC Paul Gross (Stanford) 8-3
141 Brad Metzler (Stanford) DEC Joe Clarke (WestVirginia) 9-8
149 Drew Joseph (WestVirginia) DEC Luis Vendrell (Stanford) 3-2
157 Matt Gentry (Stanford) DEC Matt Lebe (WestVirginia) 8-3
165 Zac Fryling (WestVirginia) DEC Brian Perry (Stanford) 10-6
174 Imad Kharbush (Stanford) MD Douglas Studenic (WestVirginia) 14-2
184 Greg Jones (WestVirginia) MD John Garfinkel (Stanford) 14-4
197 Ryan Wilman (WestVirginia) DEC Ian Bork (Stanford) 6-2
285 Brent Miller (WestVirginia) FALL Shawn Ritzenthaler (Stanford) 3:56

Stanford (46) vs. Embry Riddle (7)
125 Tanner Gardner (Stanford) FALL Richard Byrd (Embry-Riddle) 5:52
133 Paul Gross (Stanford) FALL Jarrod Tavasci (Embry-Riddle) 1:07
141 Brad Metzler (Stanford) INJDEF Eugene Garza (Embry-Riddle)
149 Tyler Moran (Embry-Riddle) DEC Luis Vendrell (Stanford) 5-4
157 Matt Gentry (Stanford) DQ (Embry-Riddle)
165 Brian Perry (Stanford) FALL Morgan Scott (Embry-Riddle) :38
174 Imad Kharbush (Stanford) FALL David Rivera (Embry-Riddle) :27
184 John Garfinkel (Stanford) MD Joffre Lander (Embry-Riddle) 13-4
197 Robert Charlton (Embry-Riddle) MD Ian Bork (Stanford) 9-1
285 Shawn Ritzenthaler (Stanford) FALL Robert McConkie (Embry-Riddle) :27

Stanford (17) vs. Arizona State (24)
125 Christian Staylor (ArizonaSt) DEC Tanner Gardner (Stanford) 6-3
133 Mike Simpson (ArizonaSt) MD Paul Gross (Stanford) 12-3
141 Brad Metzler (Stanford) FRFT
149 Patrick Williams (ArizonaSt) DEC Luis Vendrell (Stanford) 7-4
157 Matt Gentry (Stanford) DEC Brian Stith (ArizonaSt) 2-0
165 Brian Perry (Stanford) DEC Jaime Robbins (ArizonaSt) 3-2
174 Imad Kharbush (Stanford) MD Jason Trulson (ArizonaSt) 9-0
184 Nick Frost (ArizonaSt) MD John Garfinkel (Stanford) 12-4
197 Ryan Bader (ArizonaSt) TF Ian Bork (Stanford) 18-2(4:21)
285 Cain Velasquez (ArizonaSt) TF Shawn Ritzenthaler (Stanford) 21-5(7:00)

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