van der Merwe Shines in Little Rock
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
|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
|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
|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|
|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|