Dec. 29, 2012
EVANSTON, Ill. - Senior Ryan Mango has advanced to the semifinals of the 50th Ken Kraft Midlands Championships at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. The 133-pounder improves to 13-0 in his redshirt season.
Mango began the day with a 13-6 decision over Michigan's Rossi Bruno. The St. Louis, Mo., native then recorded a 16-5 major decision over 13th-ranked Levi Wolfensperger of Northern Iowa. In the quarterfinals, Mango defeated fourth-ranked AJ Schopp of Edinboro, 4-2 in overtime, to reach the semifinals.
Mango will face Wisconsin's Jesse Theilke on Sunday for a chance to compete for the 133-pound Midlands title.
Eleven other Stanford wrestlers competed on Saturday, but have all been eliminated from the tournament. True freshman Jim Wilson finished 2-2 at 165 pounds.
The semifinals of the Midlands Championships get underway at 10 a.m. PT on Sunday, Dec. 30.
Stanford's Tournament Results:
Evan Silver (1-2): lost to Thomas Gilman (Iowa), 4-1; dec. Ryan Juach (Northern Iowa), 3-1; lost to Derek Elmore (Northern Illinois), 4-3.
Ryan Mango (3-0): dec. Rossi Bruno (Michigan), 13-6; maj. dec. #13 Levi Wolfensperger (Northern Iowa), 16-5; dec. #4 AJ Schopp (Edinboro), 4-2 (OT).
Matt Garelli (0-2): lost to Steven Rodrigues (Illinois), 7-3; lost to Kasey Davis (Edinboro), 9-7.
Timmy Boone (1-2): lost to Andrew Lenzi (Penn), 4-2; dec. Joey Kielbasa (Central Michigan), 1-0; lost to Joe Garner (North Dakota State), 6-2.
Kyle Meyer (1-2): dec. TJ Guidice (Maryland), 10-4; lost to #2 Jason Welch (Northwestern), 4-0; lost to Hayden Zillmer (North Dakota State), fall 1:27.
Garrett Schaner (1-2): maj. dec. Ben Sullivan (Northwestern), 10-1; lost to #3 James Fleming (Clarion), fall 2:18; lost to Zac Brunson (Illinois), 9-4.
Bret Baumbach (1-2): lost to #20 Mike Ottinger (Central Michigan), 6-3; tech. fall Nick Fishback (UW Park), 17-0 (7:00); lost to #11 Pierce Harger (Northwestern), 8-6.
Jim Wilson (2-2): dec. Devon Gobbo (Harvard), 3-2; lost to Ramon Santiago (Rider), 3-1; dec. Chris Moon (Virginia Tech), 7-3; lost to Michael Moreno (Iowa State), 2-1.
Thomas Kimbrell (1-2): lost to Harrison Cook (Penn), 6-1; dec. Mike Kelly (Harper), 5-2; lost to Austin Morehead (Oregon State), fall 1:58.
Ryan Davies (0-2): lost to Vince Pickett (Edinboro), 12-0; lost to Bryan Engdahl (Oregon State), 7-2.
Josh Marchok (1-2): lost to Matt Meulners (Northern State), 6-1; dec. Keldrick Hall (Oklahoma), 5-4; lost to Justin Dozier (Michigan), 14-3.