Amuchastegui Goes 2-0 To Highlight First Day of Pac-10 Wrestling Championships
March 1, 2009
Fullerton, Calif. - Redshirt freshman Nick Amuchastegui went unbeaten on the first day of the 2009 Pac-10 Wrestling Championships in Fullerton, Calif., earning himself a spot in tomorrow's 165-pound title match. Seven of nine Stanford wrestlers won matches and eight will wrestle in placement matches tomorrow.
As a team, Stanford earned 65 points and stands in seventh place.
Amuchastegui remains in the hunt for an individual Pac-10 title and an automatic berth in the NCAA Championships. Sophomore Cameron Teitelman also controls his own NCAA fate and will take on Adin Duenas of Cal State Fullerton in the 141-pound consolation semifinals tomorrow. Teitelman can secure his first career NCAA trip with a third place finish in his weight class.
Three additional wrestlers - Luke Feist, Tyler Parker and Lucas Espericueta - remain in the consolation bracket and could still qualify for an automatic berth. If he finishes third, each has a chance to wrestle for true second and reach earn an automatic spot in nationals.
Junior Jake Johnson remains in the hunt for third place at 184 pounds and will wrestle Brice Arand of Oregon State tomorrow in his first match.
Sophomore Porfirio Madrigal (133 pounds) and freshman Matt Sencenbaugh (125 pounds) will wrestle in seventh place matches tomorrow. Freshman 174-pounder Victor Haug went 0-2 on the day and finishes his rookie season with a 8-23 record.
March 1, 2009
Matt Sencenbaugh (1-2): maj. dec. Kevin Martinez (Portland State), 12-3; lost by fall to Brandon Zoeteway (CS Bakersfield), 5:45; lost to Brian Owen (Boise State), 5-3.
Porfirio Madrigal (0-2): lost to TJ Dillashaw (CS Fullerton), 4-2; lost to Thomas Kimbrell (CS Bakersfield), 5-3.
Cameron Teitelman (2-1): dec. David Christian (Cal Poly), 8-7; lost maj. dec. to Elijah Nacita (CS Bakersfield), 10-0; pinned Garrett Drucker (Oregon State), 5:53.
Tyler Parker (1-1): dec. Henry Kofa (Portland State), 4-0; lost to Heinrich Barnes (Oregon State), 7-2.
Lucas Espericueta (1-1): dec. Joey Wilson (UC Davis), 11-4; lost maj. dec. to Chase Pami (Cal Poly), 12-4.
Nick Amuchastegui (2-0): dec. Bryan Cantrell (Portland State), 2-0; maj. dec. Kyle DeBerry (Arizona State), 12-4.
Victor Haug (0-2): lost maj. dec. to Todd Noel (CS Fullerton), 15-5; lost maj. dec. to Kyle Bressler (Oregon State), 18-6.
Jake Johnson (1-1): dec. Jake Meredith (Arizona State), 6-3; lost to Kirk Smith (Boise State), 2-1.
Luke Feist (1-1): lost to Abe Otrambo (UC Davis), 5-2; dec. Jake Cranford (Arizona State), 4-1.