Stanford Wrestling Edged By Cal Baptist, 18-17

Nov. 20, 2009

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The Stanford wrestling team was edged, 18-17, by Cal Baptist at the Van Dyne Gym in Riverside, Calif., Friday. The Cardinal dropped its first dual of the season and is now 3-1 on the year. Stanford and CBU each won five bouts on the night, but the Cardinal came up short in the points column against the Lancers.

Redshirt junior Justin Paulsen remains undefeated on the year at 4-0 as he scored four points for Stanford with a 14-5 major decision over the Lancers' Landon Saldana at 133 pounds.

True freshman Richard Kessler scored the first points for the Cardinal at 197 pounds, picking up his first collegiate dual win with a 14-2 major decision against Michael Grijalba. Junior heavyweight Dylan Rush added to the point total with his third dual win of the year, an 8-6 decision over Josh Marquez.

Rookie Ryan Mango fell in his bout, a 2-0 decision to Chauncey Philipps at 125 pounds. Another true freshman, Bret Baumbach at 141 pounds, added to his win total on the season with a 10-6 decision against Ian Miller.

The Cardinal dropped the next three bouts at 149 pounds, 157 pounds and 165 pounds, giving up a total of 12 points to the Lancers in the process. Senior Jake Johnson completed the scoring for Stanford at 174 pounds, knocking off C.J. Knowland with a 5-1 decision. However, redshirt freshman Spence Patrick, wrestling in his first dual of the season, came up short versus Enock Francois in a 9-4 decision at 184 pounds that gave CBU the final edge over Stanford.

Up next, Stanford travels to Fullerton, Calif., as members of the team will participate in the Fullerton Open, Saturday, Nov. 21 in Titan Gym.

The following is a complete list of Friday's results:

• Cal Baptist 18, Stanford 17
197: Richard Kessler (S) maj. dec. Michael Grijalba (C), 14-2 (STAN 4, CBU 0)
HWT: Dylan Rush (S) dec. Josh Marquez (C), 8-6 (STAN 7, CBU 0)
125: Chauncey Philipps (C) dec. Ryan Mango (S), 2-0 (STAN 7, CBU 3)
133: Justin Paulsen (S) maj. dec. Landon Saldana (C), 14-5 (STAN 11, CBU 3)
141: Bret Baumbach (S) dec. Ian Miller (C), 10-6 (STAN 14, CBU 3)
149: Benny Garcia (C) dec. Mike Kent (S), 4-3 (3OT) (STAN 14, CBU 6)
157: Nikko Cataline (C) fall Lucas Espericueta (S), 5:56 (STAN 14, CBU12)
165: Preston Brown (C) dec. Kyler Hasson (S), 3-2 (STAN 14, CBU 15)
174: Jake Johnson (S) dec. C.J. Knowland (C), 5-1 (STAN 17, CBU 15)
184: Enock Francois (C) dec. Spence Patrick (S), 9-4 (STAN 17, CBU 18)

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