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Tree Champs

Nov 12, 2022

BOONE, N.C. - Jason Miranda, Daniel Cardenas and Shane Griffith won titles to lead No. 20 Stanford at the Mountaineer Invitational on Saturday.

Overall, 12 out of 15 Cardinal placed at the tournament. Miranda went 3-0 to claim the 141-pound crown, including an 11-1 major decision over Heath Gonyer of Appalachian State in the finals.

Cardenas, a true freshman from Arvada, Colorado, won his second straight tournament at 157 pounds. He upset No. 12 Jake Keating of Virginia, 12-6, in the semifinals before defeating teammate Charlie Darracott in the finals. Cardenas is now 9-0 on the season.

Griiffith also won his second consecutive tournament, moving to 7-0 at 165 pounds. The Westwood, New Jersey native defeated ninth-ranked Justin McCoy of Virginia, 6-1, in the finals.

Darracott reached the finals at 157 pounds by knocking off No. 23 Cody Bond of Appalachian State, 3-1, in the semis. The junior is now 6-2 on the year. Also turning in runner-up finishes for the Cardinal were No. 25 Tyler Eischens (174), Nick Stemmet (197) and Seamus O'Malley (285).

True freshmen Nico Provo and Brook Byers placed third at 125 and 184 pounds, respectively. Finishing fifth for the Cardinal were 133-pounder Jackson DiSario and 141-pounder Chayse LaJoie. 

Redshirt junior Jaden Abas, who entered the week ranked No. 9 at 149 pounds, finished sixth after having to medically forfeit two matches.

Up next, Stanford welcomes Rutgers to The Farm for its home opener on Saturday, Nov. 19. The Cardinal and Scarlet Knights will wrestle outdoors at Taube Tennis Stadium at 2 p.m.

#32 Nico Provo, 125 pounds | 3-1 (3rd)

Opponent Result
dec. Kyle Montaperto (Virginia) 8-4
lost to #28 Jake Ferri (Kent State) 16-9
dec. Drew West (Gardner-Webb) 10-6
maj. dec. Tucker Owens (Air Force) 14-1

Wyatt Richter, 125 pounds | 0-2

Opponent Result
lost to Tucker Owens (Air Force) 16-2
lost to Kyle Montaperto (Virginia) 17-4

#31 Jackson DiSario, 133 pounds | 2-2 (5th)

Opponent Result
dec. Ethan Oakley (Appalachian State) 3-0
lost to Cody Phippen (Air Force) F4:00
lost to Cam Soda (Edinboro) 6-4
maj. dec. Todd Carter (Gardner-Webb) 10-2

Jason Miranda, 141 pounds | 3-0 (1st)

Opponent Result
won by MF over Dylan Cedeno (Virginia) MF
dec. Garrett Kuchan (Air Force) 6-3
maj. dec. Heath Gonyer (Appalachian State) 11-1


Chayse LaJoie, 141 pounds | 3-2 (5th)

Opponent Result
won by default over Amonn Ohl (Edinboro) def.
lost to Kyran Hagan (Ohio) F6:23
dec. Aidan Waszak (Ohio) 4-3
lost to Garrett Kuchan (Air Force) 13-6
dec. Kyren Butler (Virginia) 4-1

#9 Jaden Abas, 149 pounds | 2-1 (6th)

Opponent Result
tech. fall Ryan Burgos (Edinboro) 18-3 (5:50)
dec. Denton Spencer (Virginia) 4-3
lost to Dylan Martinez (Air Force) F2:44

Daniel Cardenas, 157 pounds | 4-0 (1st)

Opponent Result
fall Corbin Dion (Gardner-Webb) F0:21
dec. Peyten Kellar (Ohio) 7-2
dec. #12 Jake Keating (Virginia) 12-6
dec. Charlie Darracott (Stanford) 6-4 (SV)

Charlie Darracott, 157 pounds | 3-1 (2nd)

Opponent Result
maj. dec. Sully Allen (Edinboro) 16-8
maj. dec. Garrett Thompson (Ohio) 10-2
dec. #23 Cody Bond (Appalachian State) 3-1
lost to Daniel Cardenas (Stanford) 6-4 (SV)

#2 Shane Griffith, 165 pounds | 3-0 (1st)

Opponent Result
tech. fall Sean O'Dwyer (Ohio) 17-0 (4:08)
dec. Roderick Mosley (Gardner-Webb) 3-2
dec. #9 Justin McCoy (Virginia) 6-1

Hunter Garvin, 165 pounds | 0-2

Opponent Result
lost to #9 Justin McCoy (Virginia) 6-1
lost to Giano Petrucelli (Air Force) 9-6

#25 Tyler Eischens, 174 pounds | 3-1 (2nd)

Opponent Result
fall Will Miller (Appalachian State) F1:32
tech. fall Kamal Adewumi (Ohio) 15-0 (6:07)
dec. Victor Marcelli (Virginia) 7-2
lost to Sam Wolf (Air Force) 5-3

Brook Byers, 184 pounds | 3-1 (3rd)

Opponent Result
lost to Noah Blake (Air Force) 8-4
maj. dec. Aston Breen (Kent State) 14-6
dec. Jha'Quan Anderson (Gardner-Webb) 10-5
dec. Zayne Lehman (Ohio) 6-4

Jack Darrah, 184 pounds | 0-2

Opponent Result
lost to Jha'Quan Anderson (Gardner-Webb) 6-4
lost to Zayne Lehman (Ohio) 10-0

Nick Stemmet, 197 pounds | 2-1 (2nd)

Opponent Result
dec. Ryan Boyle (Kent State) 8-2
dec. Austin Starr (Ohio) 8-2
lost to Michael Battista (Virginia) 8-4

Seamus O'Malley, 285 pounds | 2-1 (2nd)

Opponent Result
maj. dec. Mason Fiscella (Appalachian State) 13-1
dec. Gabe Christenson (Virginia) 6-3
lost to #8 Wyatt Hendrickson (Air Force) F2:30