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van der Merwe Shines in Little Rock

Jan 31, 2021

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Fifth-year senior captain Requir van der Merwe knocked off a pair of ranked opponents, Sunday, to lead the Cardinal at the Little Rock Quad Meet at the Jack Stevens Center.

Stanford opened the day with a 24-9 win over host Little Rock, improving to 3-0 in the Pac-12 Conference. The Cardinal (4-2) fell to South Dakota State, 23-15, and Oklahoma, 21-12.

van der Merwe, who moved up a weight class this season and is ranked No. 16 nationally at 157 pounds, defeated ninth-ranked Justin Thomas of Oklahoma, 5-4, and No. 15 Cade DeVos of South Dakota State, 3-2. van der Merwe improves to 5-0 on the season and is 48-17 overall in his Cardinal career.

True freshman Jason Miranda also picked up two wins on the day to improve to 4-0 on the season at 133 pounds. He registered a 6-0 decision over South Dakota State's Trayton Anderson and then upset Tony Madrigal of Oklahoma, 9-4, in sudden victory. Madrigal, who is ranked 18th nationally, was a 2020 NCAA qualifier for the Sooners. 

Redshirt freshman Jaden Abas finished 3-0 on the day, improving to 5-1 overall at 149 pounds. The San Diego native opened with a 10-2 major decision against Little Rock's Kyle Prewitt. After posting a 7-4 decision over Hunter Marko of South Dakota State, he closed out with a 5-2 decision against 18th-ranked Mitch Moore of Oklahoma. A transfer from Virginia Tech, Moore was a two-time NCAA qualifier at 141 pounds for the Hokies. 

Sophomore Jackson DiSario (125 pounds) and redshirt senior Nathan Traxler (285 pounds) finished 2-1 on the day. True freshman Charlie Darracott made his collegiate dual debut against Little Rock, registering a fall in 5:30 over Noah Aziere at 157 pounds. 

Stanford wraps-up its 15-day road trip on Sunday Feb. 7 at Oregon State. The Cardinal faces the Beavers at 6 p.m. followed by a dual against Utah Valley in Corvallis.

Stanford 24, Little Rock 9

Weight Matchup Result
125 Jackson DiSario (STAN) dec. Khyler Brewer (LR) 8-4
133 Paul Bianchi (LR) dec. Logan Ashton (STAN) 11-4
141 Luciano Arroyo (STAN) dec. Conner Ward (LR) 8-1
149 #15 Jaden Abas (STAN) maj. dec. Kyle Prewitt (LR) 10-2
157 Charlie Darracott (STAN) fall Noah Aziere (LR) F5:30
165 Tyler Eischens (STAN) tech. fall Alex Hernandez (LR) 16-0 (3:13)
174 Triston Wills (LR) dec. Jared Hill (STAN) 5-2
184 Tanner Mendoza (LR) dec.  Ethan Woods (STAN) 4-0
197 Nick Stemmet (STAN) dec. Dylan Johnson (LR) 7-3
285 Nathan Traxler (STAN) dec. Gabe Beyer (LR) 3-1


South Dakota State 23, Stanford 15

Weight Matchup Result
125 Daniel Vega (SDSU) fall Jackson DiSario (STAN) F5:34
133 Jason Miranda (STAN) dec. Trayton Anderson (SDSU) 6-0
141 Clay Carlson (SDSU) maj. dec. Luciano Arroyo (STAN) 19-6
149 #15 Jaden Abas (STAN) dec. Hunter Marko (SDSU) 7-4
157 #16 Requir van der Merwe (STAN) dec. #15 Cade DeVos (SDSU) 3-2
165 Colten Carlson (SDSU) maj. dec. Charlie Darracott (STAN) 16-5
174 Cade King (SDSU) dec. Tyler Eischens (STAN) 10-8
184 Nick Addison (STAN) dec. Jacob Schoon (SDSU) 5-2
197 #7 Tanner Sloan (SDSU) fall Nick Stemmet (STAN) F2:52
285 Nathan Traxler (STAN) dec. Blake Wolters (SDSU) 8-2


Oklahoma 21, Stanford 12

Weight Matchup Result
125 Jackson DiSario (STAN) dec. Mason Naifeh (OU) 1-0
133 Jason Miranda (STAN) dec. #18 Tony Madrigal (OU) 9-4 (SV)
141 #8 Dom Demas (OU) dec. Luciano Arroyo (STAN) 6-2
149 #15 Jaden Abas (STAN) dec. #18 Mitch Moore (OU) 5-2
157 #16 Requir van der Merwe (STAN) dec. #9 Justin Thomas (OU) 5-4
165 Troy Mantanona (OU) fall Tyler Eischens (STAN) F2:02
174 Anthony Mantanona (OU) dec. Jared Hill (STAN) 8-7
184 Darrien Roberts (OU) dec. Nick Addison (STAN) 6-2
197 #12 Jake Woodley (OU) dec. Haydn Maley (STAN) 5-1
285 Josh Heindselman (OU) dec. Nathan Traxler (STAN) 10-5


Extra Matches

Weight Matchup Result
125 Jayden Carson (LR) tech. fall Suhas Chundi (STAN) 19-4
125 Hasan Krigger (LR) maj. dec. Suhas Chundi (STAN) 14-4
125 Tommy Hoskins (OU) dec. Suhas Chundi (STAN) 8-2
133 Kyle Rowan (STAN) maj. dec. Aidan Campbell (LR) 12-2
133 Aidan Campbell (LR) dec. Logan Ashton (STAN) 4-1
133 Caleb Tanner (OU) dec. Kyle Rowan (STAN) 5-4
149 Jacob Butler (OU) maj. dec. Elijah Cleaver (STAN) 11-2
149 Nikolas Chavez (OU) dec. Dawson Sihavong (STAN) 6-1
149 Cam Picklo (OU) dec. Dawson Sihavong (STAN) 6-4 (SV)
149 Willie McDougald (OU) dec. Fabian Santillan (STAN) 9-3
157 Charlie Darracott (STAN) dec. Jack Thomsen (SDSU) 11-6
184 Nick Casperson (SDSU) dec. Ethan Woods (STAN) 8-1
184 Carson Berryhill (OU) dec. Ethan Woods (STAN) 9-5
197 Haydn Maley (STAN) tech. fall Brooks Sacharczyk (LR) 16-0
285 Peter Ming (STAN) fall Josiah Hill (LR) F1:15
285 Bowen McConville (SDSU) dec. Seamus O'Malley (STAN) 5-3 (SV)
285 Peter Ming (STAN) maj. dec. Spencer Trenary (SDSU) 12-3