Stanford Captures 22-16 Win Over Army

Jan. 7, 2006

Grand Prairie, Texas - Stanford posted a 22-16 win over Army in its first match this morning at the Lone Star Duals to improve to 2-1 on the season. The Cardinal won six matches, including a pin by redshirt freshman Luke Feist at 174 pounds to claim the victory.

Sophomore Scott Loescher picked up the first win of the day for the Cardinal, a 7-6 decision at 157 pounds, as Stanford jumped out to a 12-0 lead in the match after a decision by junior Brian Perry and Feist's pin. The Black Knights pushed back, scoring nine points with a decision by Luke Calvert at 184 and a win by disqualification credited to Todd Whisman at 197 pounds.

At heavyweight, Cardinal freshman Jared Boyer scored the first dual victory of his career and sophomore Tanner Gardner picked up a major decision at 125 to give the Cardinal a 19-9 lead. Army answered with a pair of victories, bringing the Cadets within three with one match to go, but sophomore Josh Zupancic secured the Stanford victory, earning his win at 149 pounds in overtime by taking Patrick Simpson to his back in the second thirty-second period to claim the 7-4 decision.

Stanford will face North Carolina at 2 p.m. (CT) and Harvard at 6 p.m. (CT).

Stanford 22, Army 16
(*match started at 157 pounds)
125 - No. 10 Tanner Gardner (S) maj. dec. William Simpson (A), 13-0. [19-9]
133 - Whitt Dunning (A) maj. dec. Eric Minnnick (S), 9-0. [19-13]
141 - Lief Gilsdorf (A) dec. Juston Johnson (S), 6-5. [19-16]
149 - Josh Zupancic (S) dec. Patrick Simpson (A), 7-4 (ot). [22-16]
157* - Scott Loescher (S) dec. Brian Rowan (A), 7-6. [3-0]
165 - Brian Perry (S) dec. Chad Marzec (A), 6-5. [6-0]
174 - Luke Feist (S) pinned Brent Smith (A), fall at 5:01. [12-0]
174 - Luke Calvert (A) dec. Ryan Hagen (S), 9-4. [12-3]
197 - Todd Wisman (A) by disqualification over Ian Bork (S). [12-9]
HWT - Jared Boyer (S) dec. Michael Sprigg (A), 6-4. [15-9]

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