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#4 ASU Hosts #17 Stanford Friday

Feb 3, 2022

Tempe- No. 4 Arizona State is in Tempe for the second consecutive dual to host No. 17 Stanford Friday at noon (Pac-12 Insider). Bouts at 149 and 165 between No. 9 Kyle Parco/No. 12 Jaden Abas and No. 7 Anthony Valencia/No. 3 Shane Griffith highlight the matchup. Griffith claimed the NCAA 165 crown last year, and Valencia recently made the Mexican National Team. Following Stanford, ASU travels to Little Rock for a 1 p.m. MST Sunday dual. 
ASU vs. Stanford
Friday 12 pm MST
Watch: Pac-12 Insider
ASU WrestleStat
Stanford WrestleStat
ASU notes
Stanford notes

ASU at Little Rock
Sunday 1 p.m. MST
Watch: Trojans live stream
Little Rock Wrestlestat


Last Time Out

  • ASU is riding a three-match hot streak and coming off a 20-17 win over No. 25 Oregon State Sunday.
    • ASU earned wins from 125 Brandon Courtney, 133 Michael McGee, 149 Kyle Parco, 157 Jacori Teemer, 165 Anthony Valencia, and 197 Kordell Norfleet.
  • Michael McGee took a 9-0 lead through the first two-thirds of his bout and ended with a 12-1 major.
  • Kordell Norfleet used a furry of nearfalls and takedowns in the first period to go up 12-1 and eventually ended the day with a 14-2 major decision.

Sun Devil Notables

  • Mykey Ramos gets the nod at 141 to start the first dual of his collegiate career. He's 9-2 in open tournaments this season and has three pins. After dropping his first two matches of the year, he's strung together nine straight wins.
  • ASU has seven starters ranked in the top-15 of their class, and four in the top-5.
  • Two Sun Devils remain undefeated: No.3 Jacori Teemer(13-0) and No. 2 heavyweight Cohlton Schultz (12-0)
  • Michael McGee leads the team with five tech fall victories while Norfleet has four majors.
  • Anthony Valencia qualified for the Mexican Senior National Team last Friday. His older brother, Zahid Valencia, picked up a bronze medal at the Ivan Yariguin Grand Prix last week at 86 kg.
  • Former ASU assistant coach Joe Gonzales is being inducted into the Division II Hall of Fame for his commitment to the sport of wrestling. Gonzales helped lead ASU to the 1988 National Title.


Stanford notables

  • The Cardinal roll in with a stacked lineup that features the defending national champion at 165 Shane Griffith (11-2). He's joined by defending Pac-12 149 champ Jaden Abas (14-4).
  • Stanford is 3-2 in dual matches and riding a three-match winning streak. They beat Little Rock 22-18 Jan. 15 and Menlo College 41-6 Jan. 29.
  • Real Woods (9-0) returns as the defending conference champion at 141 pounds.

ASU Probable Lineup
125: #4  Brandon Courtney (15-1): '21 NCAA Runner Up, '20 NWCA All-American
133: #4  Michael McGee (15-2): 3x NCAA qualifier, Pac-12 '21 bronze
141: Mykey Ramos/Ethan Pickren (3-8)
149: #9  Kyle Parco (15-1): NCAA '21 All-American (6th)
157: #3  Jacori Teemer (13-0): NCAA '21 All-American (4th)
165: #7  Anthony Valencia (14-1): Valencia: 2x All-American, Mexican Senior National Team
174: Zane Coleman (8-8)       
184: Josh Nummer (3-9)
197: #11  Kordell Norfleet (8-2): '21 NCAA All-American, 3x Pac-12 Champion
HWT: #2 Cohlton Schultz(12-0): 4th at '21 NCAAs, USA Greco-Roman Senior Team
Stanford Probable Lineup
125: Logan Ashton (12-14)
133: Jackson DiSario (16-5):  2x NCAA Qualifier, Runner-up at the Pac-12 Championship
141: #5 Real Woods (9-0): '20 Pac-12 Champ, 2x NCAA Qualifier
149: #12 Jaden Abas (14-4): '21 Pac-12 Champ, NCAA All-American
157: Charlie Darracott (13-9)
165: #3 Shane Griffith (11-2): '21 NCAA Champion, 2x Pac-12 Champion, 2x NCAA Qualifier
174: #29 Tyler Eischens (14-8):  NCAA Qualifier
184: Nick Addison
197: Nick Stemmet (17-8): NCAA Qualifier
HWT: Peter Ming (11-8)

Little Rock Probable Lineup
125: Jayden Carson, R-So. (9-12) 5th at Pac-12 Championships
133: Jaylen Carson, R-So. (11-10) 
141: Conner Ward, R-Jr. (3-13) 4th at Pac-12 Championships
149: Joseph Bianchi, R-So. (12-9)
157: Austin Keal, R-Fr. (5-6)
165: Tyler Brennan, R-So. (10-11)
174: Triston Wills, R-So. (11-8)
184: Brayden Dillow, Fr. (4-6) -or- Tanner Mendoza, So. (6-6)
197: Brooks Sacharczyk, R-Fr. (5-15)
285: Josiah Hill, R-Fr. (11-8)