Abas, Griffith Place in Vegas
LAS VEGAS - Shane Griffith finished as the runner-up and Jaden Abas placed fifth to lead Stanford at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on Saturday.
With its two placewinners, Stanford was 13th as a team, totaling 41 points.
Griffith reached the finals with a 5-4 decision over No. 9 Carson Kharchla of Ohio State in the semifinals. Ranked No. 4 at 165 pounds, Griffith dropped a 6-2 decision to No. 2 Evan Wick of Cal Poly in the finals. He is now 9-2 on the season.
Abas, who is No. 6 nationally, began the day with back-to-back wins in the consolation bracket at 149 pounds. He posted a 6-1 decision over No. 31 Cory Crooks of Oregon State and a 9-4 decision against No. 26 Michael Blockhus of Minnesota. He then fell to No. 4 Yahya Thomas of Northwestern, 7-4, and dropped into the fifth-place match. Oklahoma's Mitch Moore was leading Abas in the bout but had to default due to injury, giving Abas the win. The redshirt sophomore moves to 10-3 on the season.
Sophomore Charlie Darracott and redshirt junior Tyler Eischens both fell in their opening matches on Saturday. Darracott lost a 14-5 major decision to No. 15 Will Lewan of Michigan at 157 pounds. Eischens was pinned in 4:50 by No. 20 Gerrit Nijenhuis of Purdue at 174 pounds.
Up next, Stanford travels to the Reno Tournament of Champions on Dec. 19 to close out 2021.
Logan Ashton, 125 pounds | 0-1
|lost to #28 Jacob Allen (Navy)||3-2|
#6 Jaden Abas, 149 pounds | 4-2 (5th)
|dec. Christopher Sandoval (Northern Colorado)||7-4|
|lost to #12 Ridge Lovett (Nebraska)||9-2|
|dec. #31 Cory Crooks (Oregon State)||6-1|
|dec. #26 Michael Blockhus (Minnesota)||9-4|
|lost to #4 Yahya Thomas (Northwestern)||7-4|
|won by inj. def. over #15 Mitch Moore (Oklahoma)||Inj. Def.|
Charlie Darracott, 157 pounds | 3-2
|dec. Trevor Tarsi (Harvard)||6-1|
|lost to #13 Jacob Wright (Wyoming)||13-2|
|dec. Jaxon Garoutte (Utah Valley)||6-4|
|dec. Kenny O'Neil (South Dakota State)||8-1|
|lost to #15 Will Lewan (Michigan)||14-5|
#4 Shane Griffith, 165 pounds | 4-1 (2nd)
|tech. fall Danny Snediker (Utah Valley)||17-1 (5:43)|
|fall Cooper Voorhees (Wyoming)||F2:58|
|maj. dec. #31 Joshua Ogunsanya (Columbia)||12-4|
|dec. #19 Carson Kharchla (Ohio State)||5-4|
|lost to #2 Evan Wick (Cal Poly)||6-2|
#29 Tyler Eischens, 174 pounds | 2-2
|lost to #16 Cade DeVos (South Dakota State)||7-3|
|fall Alex Marciniak (Sacred Heart)||F1:18|
|maj. dec. #30 Joshua Kim (Harvard)||9-1|
|lost to #20 Gerrit Nijenhuis (Purdue)||F4:50|
Colbey Harlan, 184 pounds | 0-2
|lost to Jack Jessen (Northwestern)||10-3|
|lost to Caden Gerlach (California Baptist)||F3:35|
#33 Nick Stemmet, 197 pounds | 2-2
|dec. Joseph Franzese (Columbia)||8-3|
|lost to #9 Stephen Buchanan (Wyoming)||F4:02|
|maj. dec. Ben Stemmet (The Citadel)||15-2|
|lost to #12 Thomas Penola (Purdue)||14-5|
Peter Ming, 285 pounds | 0-2
|lost to Gary Traub (Oregon State)||14-7|
|lost to Jayden Woodruff (Utah Valley)||10-0|