March 22, 2013
DES MOINES, Iowa - All three of Stanford wrestling's NCAA qualifiers were eliminated on the second day of the NCAA Championships, Friday, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
Redshirt freshman Evan Silver almost scored his second upset of the tournament at 125 pounds, but fell in overtime to fifth-seeded Jarrod Garnett of Virginia Tech, 9-7. Silver finishes the season with a 26-15 overall record. His 26 wins were the fifth-most by a freshman in program history.
Junior Bret Baumbach also dropped his first match on Friday to be eliminated from the championships. He was pinned in 3:37 by Iowa State's Michael Moreno in the consolation bracket at 165 pounds. Baumbach finishes the season with a 23-12 overall record, including a team-high six major decision wins.
Junior Dan Scherer won his first match as sixth-seeded Bobby Telford of Iowa had to default due to injury. Scherer then fell 6-2 to Ohio's Jeremy Johnson in the next round. He ends the year with a 22-14 overall record.
Stanford's Tournament Results:
Evan Silver (1-2): dec. #11 Nikko Triggas (Ohio State) 5-2; lost to #6 Nahshon Garrett (Cornell) 5-3; lost to #5 Jarrod Garnett (Virginia Tech) 9-7 (SV).
Bret Baumbach (1-2): lost to #8 Nicholas Sulzer (Virginia) 4-2 (SV); maj. dec. Nijel Jones (NCST) 14-6; lost to Michael Moreno (Iowa State) fall 3:37.
Dan Scherer (2-2): lost to #5 Michael McMullan (Northwestern) 6-2; dec. Jacob Kettler (George Mason) 4-1; won by injury default over #6 Bobby Telford (Iowa); lost to Jeremy Johnson (Ohio) 6-2.