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Card Holds Off Little Rock

Jan 15, 2022

STANFORD, Calif. – A fall by sophomore Nick Stemmet at 197 pounds clinched a 22-18 win over Little Rock for No. 21 Stanford in its Pac-12 opener, Saturday, at Burnham Pavilion.

Stanford (2-2, 1-0 Pac-12) won six of the 10 bouts, getting bonus points from Stemmet and sophomore Charlie Darracott.

Stemmet's fall came in the first period, pinning Little Rock's Brooks Sacharczyk in 1:36. The 197-pounder earned his first dual win of the season and is tied for the team lead with 15 wins.

Darracott registered a dominating 12-3 major decision over Chase Tebbets at 157 pounds. Darracott displayed his offense, finishing with four takedowns in the win. The Flowery Branch, Georgia, native is now 13-8 on the season.

Junior Jackson DiSario, who is ranked No. 29 nationally by InterMat, got the Cardinal on the board with an 8-5 decision over Jaylen Carson at 133 pounds. He recorded a takedown and four near fall points in the first period. He chose neutral to start the second and scored another takedown to secure the win. He is now 15-5 on the year, tying Stemmet for the most wins on the team.

Sophomore Jason Miranda wrestled up at 141 pounds and notched a 6-1 decision over Little Rock's Conner Ward. He scored a takedown in the first to lead 2-0 going into the second. Ward chose neutral and Miranda recorded another takedown before giving up a point for locked hands. He finished off the win with an escape to start the third and totaled 3:16 of riding time.

Reigning national champion Shane Griffith returned to the mat for the first time since Dec. 4. Ranked No. 4 at 165 pounds, Griffith wrestled up at 174 and tallied a 6-1 decision against Triston Wills. The Westwood, New Jersey, native moved to 10-2 on the season and 2-1 in duals.

Also wrestling up a weight class for the Cardinal was Tyler Eischens, who is ranked No. 29 at 174 pounds. Eischens earned a 7-2 decision over Will Edgar at 184 pounds. Leading 4-2 after the first, Eischens rode out Edgar in the second. Eischens chose down to start the third and was able to earn a reversal and racked up 3:43 of riding time. Eischens is now 13-8 on the season.

Stanford is back in action on Saturday, Jan. 29 versus Menlo College. The dual will be held at Fremont High School in Sunnyvale.

No. 21 Stanford 22, Little Rock 18

Weight Matchup Result
125 Jayden Carson (LR) tech. fall Suhas Chundi (STAN) 20-2 (6:26)
133 #29 Jackson DiSario (STAN) dec. Jaylen Carson (LR) 8-5
141 Jason Miranda (STAN) dec. Conner Ward (LR) 6-1
149 Joseph Bianchi (LR) dec. Elijah Cleaver (STAN) 2-0
157 Charlie Darracott (STAN) maj. dec. Chase Tebbets (LR) 12-3
165 Tyler Brennan (LR) maj. dec. Tony Williams (STAN) 11-0
174 #4 Shane Griffith (STAN) dec. Triston Wills (LR) 6-1
184 #29 Tyler Eischens (STAN) dec. Will Edgar (LR) 7-2
197 Nick Stemmet (STAN) fall Brooks Sacharczyk (LR) F1:36
285 Josiah Hill (LR) fall Peter Ming (STAN) F2:40