Stanford Top Sun Devil Wrestling, 28-16, on Senior Day

Feb. 17, 2008

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State University wrestling team concluded its regular season schedule at home Sunday afternoon as the visiting Cardinal of Stanford jumped to a 12-0 lead before winning the dual, 28-16, on Senior Day inside Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe. The Sun Devils finished the year with a 9-8 overall record and 3-5 in the Pac-10 while the Cardinal closed out 2008 with a 13-4 record and 6-2 in the league.

The dual opened at 125 pounds with SU winning by forfeit before Porfirio Madrigil pinned Todd Schavrien in 6:44 to build a 12-0 lead. ASU got on the board at 141 pounds as Chris Drouin scored a 15-4 major decision over Max Rosefigura, cutting the deficit to 12-4 before the Cardinal won a pair of bouts to make the score 22-4.

At 165 pounds, senior Patrick Pitsch picked up a 4-0 decision victory to go out on top at home before fellow senior Rick Renzi fell in a tough 1-0 decision to Luke Feist at 174 pounds. The two teams continued to trade victories as No. 15 Brent Chriswell scored a pin of Zack Giesen at 1:02 of the 184-pound bout before Thor Moen dropped an 11-4 decision at 197 pounds. The dual closed with the Sun Devils winning the heavyweight bout as Imanibom Etukeren scored a 9-3 decision.

The Sun Devils will now take a week off from competition as they prepare to compete in the 2008 Pac-10 Wrestling Championships on March 2-3 in Eugene. The tournament will be used as a selection tool for the NCAA Wrestling Championships later in March in St. Louis, Mo.

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125 - #6 Tanner Gardner (SU) won by forfeit
133 - Porfirio Madrigil (SU) pinned Todd Schavrien (AS), 6:44
141 - Chris Drouin (AS) major decision Max Rosefigura (SU), 15-4
149 - Lucas Espericueta (SU) pinned Orlando Jimenez (AS), 4:30
157 - #10 Josh Zupancic (SU) major decision Alex Pavlenko (AS), 19-5
165 - Patrick Pitsch (AS) decision Kyle Barrett (SU), 4-0
174 - Luke Feist (SU) decision Rick Renzi (AS), 1-0
184 - #15 Brent Chriswell (AS) pinned Zack Giesen (SU), 1:02
197 - Jake Johnson (SU) decision Thor Moen (AS), 11-4
285 - Imanibom Etukeren (AS) decision Phil Doerner (SU), 9-3
Stanford (13-4, 6-2 Pac-10) defeats Arizona State (9-8, 3-5 Pac-10), 28-16

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