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Woods Places Sixth

Mar 19, 2022

DETROIT - Redshirt junior Real Woods placed sixth at the NCAA Championships, Saturday, at Little Caesars Arena.

After reaching the semifinals on Friday, Woods dropped a pair of decisions on Saturday morning to finish sixth in the nation. He came up short, 3-2, to No. 3 seed Sebastian Rivera of Rutgers in the consolation semifinals before falling to No. 6 seed Cole Matthews of Pittsburgh, 7-3, in the fifth-place bout.

Woods finishes his season at 17-4 overall and is now 42-8 in his Cardinal career. On Friday, he became the 23rd NCAA All-American in program history and just the second to do so at 141 pounds, joining Joey McKenna (2016).

With redshirt junior Shane Griffith reaching the NCAA finals for a second straight season, it is the eighth time in school history that Stanford has produced multiple NCAA All-Americans in the same year.

The NCAA finals will begin at 4 p.m. PT on ESPN and will start at 125 pounds. Griffith will defend his 165-pound title against No. 2 seed Keegan O'Toole of Missouri.

(33) Logan Ashton, 125 pounds | 1-2

Opponent Result
dec. (32) Patrick McCormick (Virginia) 2-0
lost to (1) Nick Suriano (Michigan) 16-3
lost to (16) Drew Hildebrandt (Penn State) 3-1

(4) Real Woods, 141 pounds | 3-3 (6th)

Opponent Result
maj. dec. (29) Connor McGonagle (Lehigh) 8-0
maj. dec. (20) Parker Filius (Purdue) 8-0
tech. fall (12) CJ Composto (Penn) 16-0 (4:06)
lost to (1) Nick Lee (Penn State) 3-2
lost to (3) Sebastian Rivera (Rutgers) 3-2
lost to (6) Cole Matthews (Pittsburgh) 7-3

(23) Jaden Abas, 149 pounds | 1-2

Opponent Result
lost to (10) Ridge Lovett (Nebraska) 4-2
dec. (26) Josh Edmond (Missouri) 9-3
lost to (9) Kaden Gfeller (Oklahoma State) F2:49

(5) Shane Griffith, 165 pounds | 4-0

Opponent Result
tech. fall (28) Cael Carlson (Minnesota) 18-2 (5:13)
dec. (12) Zach Hartman (Bucknell) 7-3
dec. (4) Dean Hamiti (Wisconsin) 10-4
dec. (1) Evan Wick (Cal Poly) 7-6

(26) Tyler Eischens, 174 pounds | 1-2

Opponent Result
dec. (7) Ethan Smith (Ohio State) 13-12
lost to (10) Clay Lautt (North Carolina) 13-4
lost to (8) Michael O'Malley (Drexel) F2:46