Three Cardinal Wrestlers Take First at the Central Missouri Open

Nov. 13, 2005

Warrensburg, Mo. - Six Cardinal wrestlers placed at the Central Missouri State Open, including a trio of first-place finishes from Tanner Gardner, Josh Zupancic and Ray Blake. Stanford recorded 14 pins and amassed 48 wins from 14 different wrestlers, as every Cardinal entrant won at least one bout on the day.

At 165 pounds, Blake finished in first place, pinning his first three opponents en route to a 5-0 outing. Junior Brian Perry also placed at 165 pounds, scoring fifth place with six wins on the day. Gardner opened the tournament with two pins and a tech fall en route to a 5-0 mark and a title at 125 pounds, while Zupancic opened with one pin before finishing in first place at 149 pounds with a 5-0 record.

True freshman Tyler Parker was the fourth Cardinal wrestler to advance to the championship match, as he notched a second-place finish at 141 pounds, posting five-straight wins before losing a one-point decision in the finals. At 197 pounds, junior Ian Bork dropped his opening match, but battled back with two-straight pins to advance to a placing round. The, in the fifth-place match, Bork closed out the tournament by recording his third fall of the day.

Stanford will be back on the mat at the California Open next Saturday in Fullerton.

Complete Stanford Results
Central Missouri State Open
November 13, 2005 * Warrensburg, Mo.

125 pounds --Tanner Gardner (5-0, 1st Place): pinned Ryan Guillet (Bacone), fall at 4:52; pinned Jonathan Lloyd (Lindenwood), fall at 0:49; tech. fall Nate Engel (Missouri Valley), fall at 3:25; dec. Shane Caruthers (Central Oklahoma), 4-2; dec. Mimi Miller (Bacone), 3-1.
133 pounds --Eric Minnick (1-2): lost to Jared Henning (Central Oklahoma), 10-2; dec. Eduardo Hopp (Missouri), 7-5, SV; lost to Jon Gerhold (Missouri Valley), pinned at 5:26.
141 pounds --Tyler Parker (5-1, 2nd Place): dec. Bryan Odle (Bacone), 5-3; maj. dec. Dominic Angelo (McKendree), 17-4; dec. Nolan Spring (Oklahoma), 3-2; dec. Wade Killgore (Central Missouri State), 3-2; win by def. Ryan Henning (Central Oklahoma), injury default; lost to Kyle Evans (Central Oklahoma), 1-0.
149 pounds --Josh Zupancic (5-0, 1st Place): pinned Will Forrest (Central Missouri State), fall at 1:54; dec. Justin Cole (Missouri), 7-1; dec. Jed Lewis (Missouri), 7-4; dec. Terrence Almond (Dana College), 7-3; dec. Mark Dickman (Lindenwood), 3-1, SV2.
157 pounds --Peter Miller (2-2): lost to Dustin Teeman (Truman State), 3-2; dec. Bob Fangerow (Eastern Illinois), 5-1; pinned Zac Vaughn (Bacone), fall at 1:23; lost to Mike Rio (Lindenwood), 6-3.
Scott Loescher (3-2): tech. fall Ryan Clanahan (Truman State), fall at 5:17; lost to Blake Allen (Oklahoma), 7-2; pinned James Hollon (Wentworth Military Junior College), fall at 0:29; dec. Randy Vanderveen (Lindenwood), 7-1; lost to Rocky Vercher (Lindenwood), 7-4.
165 pounds --Ray Blake (5-0, 1st Place): pinned Daniel Chionuma (Lindenwood), fall at 3:40; pinned Rodney Pettit (Central Missouri State), fall at 3:07; pinned Chad Jennings (Missouri Valley), fall at 4:22; dec. Cort Petersen (Central Oklahoma), 11-6; dec. Jake Dieffenbach (Lindenwood), 3-0.
Brian Perry (6-2, 5th Place): tech. fall Adam Varner (Meramac Community College), fall at 4:17; lost to Cort Petersen (Central Oklahoma), 6-4, SV; pinned Ryan Oritz (Bacone), fall at 1:01; maj. dec. Drew Dickerson (Missouri Valley), 12-3; pinned Blake Peterson (Truman State), fall at 1:46; maj. dec. Chad Jennings (Missouri Valley), 11-2; lost to Cort Petersen (Central Oklahoma), 6-2; dec. Jeremy Cuno (Central Missouri State), 6-3.
Brennan Corbett (3-1): pinned Brandon Wise (Central Missouri State), fall at 0:14; maj. dec. Trent Leichleiter (Dana), 9-1; lost to Jake Dieffenbach (Lindenwood), 4-2; dec. Trent Leichleiter (Dana), 4-0; medical forfeit to Jeremy Cuno (Central Missouri State).
174 pounds --Luke Feist (3-2): dec. Kyle Frawley (Dana), 5-1; dec. Justin Cooper (Central Missouri State), 9-2; lost to Daniel Morrison (Central Oklahoma), 5-2; dec. Matt Cauley (Lindenwood), 6-2; lost to Jared Hess (Central Oklahoma), 9-7.
184 pounds --Larry Ozowara (2-2): lost to Gregg Nurrenbern (Truman State), 7-1; dec. Brandon Cleary (Southern Illinois-Edwardsville), 11-5; maj. dec. Drew Anderson (Central Missouri State), 15-6; lost to Nick Wilkes (Dana), 5-0.
197 pounds --Ian Bork (5-2, 5th Place): lost to Ryan Sutton (Lindenwood), 4-3; pinned Carson Kleinfeldt (Central Oklahoma), fall at 2:58; pinned Seth Theriot (Missouri Valley), fall at 1:10; dec. Ben Laux (McKendree), 4-1; dec. Heath Jolley (Central Oklahoma), 4-2; lost to Jeff Foust (Missouri), 15-2; pinned Matt Craig (Truman State), fall at 5:59.
Heavyweight --Jared Boyer (1-2): dec. Travis Ewart (Missouri Valley), 3-1; lost to Josh Leadingfox (Central Oklahoma), 5-1; lost to Trevor Maloch (McKendree), 5-3, SV.
Phil Doemer (2-2): lost to Brandon Hayes (Central Missouri State), 8-5; dec. Michael Paxton (Lindenwood), 3-1; dec. James Ledford (Bacone), 10-3; lost to Sean Connole (Missouri), 8-4.

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