Stanford Wrestling Improves To 5-1 With Two Wins Wednesday

Nov. 25, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO - The Stanford wrestling team downed its competition in San Francisco Wednesday night, blanking Menlo College 46-0 and taking out San Francisco State, 27-12 at Main Gymnasium on the campus of SFSU. The Cardinal closes out the month of November with a 5-1 dual record.

Freshman Bret Baumbach, redshirt sophomore Nick Amuchastegui and redshirt junior Zack Giesen all pinned their Menlo College opponents, while redshirt freshman Mike Kent and redshirt junior Lucas Espericueta both earned victories by major decisions. Stanford won all 10 bouts versus the Oaks as it cruised to its fourth win of the season for head coach Jason Borrelli.

The Cardinal continued its strong showing, Wednesday, versus host San Francisco State. In front of a great crowd, which consisted of both Cardinal and Gator fans, Stanford won seven of the 10 bouts to pick up its fifth dual win of the season. The Cardinal posted four major decisions and a technical fall to secure the victory over the Gators.

Amuchastegui and Giesen remain undefeated on the season at 9-0 and 8-0, respectively. Redshirt junior Justin Paulsen, who earned two wins Wednesday, leads the team with 11 wins on the season.

Stanford will enjoy a short break for finals before hosting Wyoming on Friday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. for its home opener at Burnham Pavilion. The Cardinal will also participate in the Reno Tournament of Champions in Reno, Nev., on Sunday, Dec. 20.

The following is a complete list of results from Wednesday's duals:

Stanford 46, Menlo 0 
HWT - Dylan Rush (S) received forfeit
125 - Ryan Mango (S) dec. Drake Medeiros (M), 12-5
133 - Justin Paulsen (S) tech. fall Jason Moorehouse (M), 18-2
141 - Bret Baumbach (S) pinned Kiyoshi Kawano (M), 5:39
149 - Mike Kent (S) maj. dec. Christian Martinez (M), 14-2
157 - Lucas Espericueta (S) maj. dec. Josh Emmett (M), 14-0
165 - Nick Amuchastegui (S) pinned Sean Weeks (M), 2:38
174 - Jake Johnson (S) dec. Adrian Gonzalez (M), 3-2
184 - Zack Giesen (S) pinned Travis Olson (M), 2:34
197 - Richard Kessler (S) dec. Hanna Malak (M), 8-2

Stanford 27, SF State 12
HWT - Steve Franklin (SF State) dec. Dylan Rush (Stanford), 5-1
125 - Ryan Mango (Stanford) dec. Ricky Bernal (SF State), 6-5
133 - Justin Paulsen (Stanford) dec. Naveed Bagheri (SF State), 6-3
141 - Ben Lockett (SF State) pinned Bret Baumbach (Stanford), 2:32
149 - Mike Kent (Stanford) maj. dec. Brian Tharp (SF State), 12-3
157 - Lucas Espericueta (Stanford) maj. dec. Isaiah Jimenez (SF State), 11-0
165 - Nick Amuchastegui (Stanford) maj dec. Zach Sesar (SF State), 15-4
174 - Jake Johnson (Stanford) tech. fall Markham Bertron (SF State), 16-0
184 - Zack Giesen (Stanford) maj. dec. Zach Jimenez (SF State), 11-0
197 - Vince Bordi (SF State) dec. Richard Kessler (Stanford), 3-2

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