Card Tops Mustangs, Falcons
STANFORD, Calif. – The Stanford wrestling team defeated Pac-12 foe Cal Poly, 22-13, and Air Force, 27-8, Sunday in Maples Pavilion to improve to 7-2 overall and 2-1 in the Pac-12. The Mustangs drop to 1-10 overall and 0-1 in the conference, while the Falcons fall to 4-3.
Stanford won seven of the 10 bouts against Cal Poly and eight of the 10 against Air Force. Heavyweight Nathan Butler posted a 9-0 major decision against Nicolas Johnson of Cal Poly and then secured a 6-1 decision over Marcus Malecek of Air Force. The redshirt freshman leads the team with 24 wins on the season and is 7-1 in dual competition.
Redshirt sophomore Jim Wilson got things going for the Cardinal with an 8-2 decision over Travis Berridge of Cal Poly. He also picked up a 4-0 decision over Air Force's Mike Billingsley. The 165-pounder moved to 23-4 overall and has won 15 of his last 16 matches.
Redshirt freshman 174-pounder Keaton Subjeck also won twice on Sunday. He added to the Stanford lead with a 7-5 sudden victory decision over Cal Poly's Dominic Kastl. Trailing 4-2 heading into the third period, Subjeck scored an escape and a takedown to take a 5-3 lead, but Kastl escaped before time expired to force overtime.
Against Air Force, Subjeck posted a 6-1 decision over Konner Witt to improve to 15-8 overall and 4-4 in duals.
Also securing two wins for the Cardinal on the day were 133-pounder Connor Schram, 149-pounder Garrett Schaner and 157-pounder Maxwell Hvolbek. Schram is now 7-1 on the season, while Schaner moved to 15-11 and 5-3 in duals.
After Hvolbek registered a 5-2 decision against Cal Poly's Colt Shorts, the redshirt sophomore pinned Air Force's Jordan Wengreen in 6:24. It marked the first fall of the season for Hvolbek.
Stanford will host Arizona State in another Pac-12 Networks telecast next week. The teams will square off on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. PT in Maples Pavilion. Admission is free.
Stanford 22, Cal Poly 13
165: No. 14 Jim Wilson (S) dec. Travis Berridge (C), 8-2
174: Keaton Subjeck (S) dec. Dominic Kastl (C), 7-5 (SV)
184: Nick Fiegener (C) dec. Zach Nevills (S), 8-5
197: J.T. Goodwin (C) maj. dec. Ryan Davies (S), 16-5
285: Nathan Butler (S) maj. dec. Nicolas Johnson (C), 9-0
125: No. 15 Evan Silver (S) dec. Yoshito Funakoshi (C), 4-3
133: Connor Schram (S) dec. Victor Trujillo (C), 8-3
141: Colton Schilling (C) fall Jordan Bryan (S), 0:38
149: Garrett Schaner (S) dec. Jacob Leon (C), 5-2
157: Maxwell Hvolbek (S) dec. Colt Shorts (C), 5-2
Stanford 27, Air Force 8
165: No. 14 Jim Wilson (S) dec. Mike Billingsley (A), 4-0
174: Keaton Subjeck (S) dec. Konner Witt (A), 6-1
184: Zach Nevills (S) dec. Zen Ikehara (A), 7-0
197: Ryan Davies (S) dec. Jack Carda (A), 4-1
285: Nathan Butler (S) dec. Marcus Malecek (A), 6-1
125: No. 9 Josh Martinez (A) dec. No. 15 Evan Silver (S), 7-2
133: Connor Schram (S) dec. Anthony McHugh (A), 7-3
141: Conor O’Hara (A) tech. fall Jordan Bryan (S), 16-0 (3:31)
149: Garrett Schaner (S) dec. Jerry McGinty (A), 7-3
157: Maxwell Hvolbek (S) fall Jordan Wengreen (A), 6:24