Silver Places Seventh at Scuffle
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Stanford sophomore Evan Silver placed seventh at 125 pounds to lead the Cardinal at the third-annual Southern Scuffle at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tenn. As a team, Stanford finished with 30.0 team points (20th overall).
Silver was 5-2 overall in the tournament as the Cardinal’s lone placewinner. After dropping a 12-4 major decision to second-ranked Nicholas Megaludis of Penn State, the Chevy Chase, Md., native defeated Hofstra’s Jamie Franco, 5-3, in the consolation round. A 5-3 loss to Missouri’s Zach Synon put Silver in the seventh-place match where he defeated Pennsylvania’s Caleb Richardson, 7-1.
Fifth-ranked Ryan Mango (133 pounds) suffered two losses on Thursday to go 2-2 overall in the tournament. He was edged 2-1 by No. 17 James Gulibon of Penn State in the quarterfinals. The redshirt senior then fell 8-6 in sudden victory to Missouri’s Matt Manley.
Redshirt freshman Jim Wilson, ranked No. 18, went 2-1 on the day and was 3-2 overall in the tournament at 165 pounds. He registered back-to-back 3-1 decisions over Mitchell Wightman of Boston and Garett Hammond of Penn State before falling 6-5 to Navy’s Peyton Walsh.
Redshirt freshman Zach Nevills also finished the tournament 3-2 overall at 184 pounds. He secured a 3-2 overtime decision over Cornell’s William George before being eliminated by Oregon State’s Austin Morehead, 3-2.
The Cardinal returns to The Farm on Jan. 9 as it hosts Pac-12 foe Boise State in Maples Pavilion. The dual will be televised live by the Pac-12 Networks at 4:30 p.m. PT.
Stanford’s Tournament Results:
125 pounds #12 Evan Silver (5-2, 7th place): maj. dec. Kevon Powell (Ohio), 9-1; maj. dec. Hunter Wood (Army), 12-2; dec. Brandon Jeske (Old Dominion), 8-7; lost to #2 Nicholas Megaludis (Penn State), 12-4; dec. Jamie Franco (Hofstra), 5-3; lost to Zach Synon (Missouri), 5-3; dec. Caleb Richardson (Pennsylvania), 7-1.
133 pounds #5 Ryan Mango (2-2): dec. Shayden Terukina (Iowa State), 8-2, maj. dec. Gregory Rinker (Air Force), 18-7; lost to #17 James Gulibon (Penn State), 2-1; lost to Matt Manley (Missouri), 8-6 (SV).
149 pounds Donovan Halpin (1-2): dec. Shawn Greevy (Chattanooga), 4-3; lost to #8 Christopher Villalonga (Cornell), fall 6:59; lost to Randy Shine (NC State), 5-4.
157 pounds Bret Baumbach (2-2): dec. Paul Duggan (Campbell), 10-3; fall Robert Henderson (North Carolina), 1:34; lost to #6 Kyle Bradley (Missouri), 5-3 (SV); lost to Mitchell Polkowske (Northern Colorado), fall 6:21.
165 pounds #18 Jim Wilson (3-2): fall Michael Wright (Duke), 1:35; lost to Turtogtokh Luvsandorj (The Citadel), 3-2; dec. Mitchell Wightman (Boston), 3-1; dec. Garett Hammond (Penn State), 3-1; lost to Peyton Walsh (Navy), 6-5.
174 pounds Kyle Meyer (3-2): maj. dec. Samson Imonode (Army), 9-1; lost to Nick Kee (Appalachian State), 8-6; dec. Mike Vollant (Kent State), 7-1; dec. Brady Ayers (South Dakota State), 6-2; lost to Kyle Crutchmer (Oklahoma State), fall 0:33.
184 pounds Zach Nevills (3-2): lost to #15 Sam Wheeler (Kent State), 4-0; tech. fall Harrison Schmid (The Citadel), 19-2; dec. Jacob Kasper (Duke), 7-3; dec. William George (Cornell), 3-2 (OT); lost to Austin Morehead (Oregon State), 3-2.
Thomas Kimbrell (1-2): lost to #18 Jonathan Fausey (Virginia), 3-0; dec. Xavier Dye (Cleveland State), 7-3; lost to Nolan Boyd (Oklahoma State), 2-0.
Michael Sojka (1-2): dec. Ira Dent (Chattanooga), 2-0; lost to #9 Boaz Beard (Iowa State), 11-0; lost to Michael Macchiavello (NC State), 9-5.
285 pounds Josh Marchok (0-2): lost to JJ Everard (South Dakota State), 6-4; lost to Steven Graziano (Pennsylvania), 5-2.