Stanford Wrestling Announces Class of 2011
May 22, 2007
Stanford, Calif. - Stanford Head Wrestling Coach Kerry McCoy has announced the program's Class of 2011, a group of the country's top wrestlers who are set to join the program next season. The class comes in with more than 30 appearances in state championships, and has accumulated 25 state places and nine state titles.
Joining early signees Nick Amuchastegui, Kyle Barrett, Matt Winterbourne and Christine Cunningham will be 11 more athletes who have committed to the Stanford program. Headlining the class are Max Rose-Figura (Anchorage, Alaska), Porfirio Madrigal (Healdsburg, Calif.), Kyle Anderson (Dallas, Texas), and ?Jacob Miller (Bellevue, Idaho).
Rose-Figura is a standout from West Anchorage High School in Anchorage, Alaska, where he reached the state finals three times and won two state titles. The 141/149-pounder holds the Alaska state record for pins in a single-season with 43.
Madrigal, who will wrestle at 133 pounds, hails from Healdsburg High School in Healdsburg, Calif., where he won four Sonoma County League Championships. Last season, he finished seventh at the California State Championships.
Anderson, a likely 165-pounder, is from Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas, where he captained the wrestling squad, qualified for the state championships three times and won the title at 171 pounds as a senior.
Miller, who will likely compete at 149/157 pounds for the Cardinal, comes to the Farm from American Falls High School in Bellevue, Idaho. Last season, he captured the Idaho State Title and finished the season with a 45-3 overall mark. He was a two-time state runner-up, as well, and set the school win record with 161 during his prep career.
The class is rounded out by a pair of 157/165 pounders in Max Hawes (Philadelphia, Pa./Germantown Friends) and Marcus Henderson (New York, NY/Horace Mann), as well as a trio of 125-pounders in Blair Matsuura (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif./Palos Verdes Peninsula), Austin Quarles (Leawood, Kans./Blue Valley) and Steven Scheele (Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt). Two 157-pounders, Trevor Stevens (Albuquerque, NM/La Cueva) and Kenny White (Honolulu, Hawaii/Punohou) will also compete for the Cardinal in 2007-08.
'I'm very, very happy with our incoming class,' said McCoy. 'It's going to add much needed depth to our program and help us to keep moving in the direction of being the best program in the west and one of the top programs nationally.'