Feb. 2, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO - Stanford freshman Jim Wilson went undefeated, Saturday, to capture the 174 pound title at the California Collegiate Open, hosted by San Francisco State. Four more Cardinal wrestlers finished in the top six of the open tournament.
Wilson, who wrestled at 174 pounds for the first time this season, improved to 15-3 overall with an overtime win in the title bout. The championship was his second of the season as he also took home the Roadrunner Open title at 165 pounds in early November. He finished sixth at the Reno Tournament of Champions in mid-December.
True freshman Josh Marchok was the runner-up at 285 pounds with a 3-1 record. Marchok improved to 8-7 overall this season, falling to Cal Baptist's Zach Merrill, 9-0, in the title bout.
Another Cardinal rookie, Peter Galli, claimed third place for Stanford at 157 pounds. Galli was 4-1 on the day, pushing his season record to 7-5. The Baltimore, Md., native registered his first fall of the season over Jordan Henrickson of Oregon State in 2:18 in the third-place match.
Stanford's Dylan Morris and Brendan Ter Wee finished tied for sixth place at 174 and 285 pounds, respectively.
The Cardinal returns to the mat on Sunday, Feb. 3 for a Pac-12 dual at No. 7 Boise State. Stanford will square-off with the Broncos at 11 a.m. PT at Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Id.
Stanford's Tournament Results:
Peter Galli (4-1, 3rd): dec. Craig Trask (Southern Oregon) 8-3; dec. Jordan Henrickson (Oregon State) 10-3; lost to Kyle Chene (Cal Poly) 9-2; maj. dec. David Rios (Menlo College) 10-1; fall Jordan Henrickson (Oregon State) 2:18.
Jim Wilson (4-0, 1st): maj. dec. Jesus Ambriz (CSU Bakersfield) 16-5; dec. AJ Simon (San Francisco State) 3-2; dec. Austin Morehead (Oregon State) 4-0; dec. Brock Gutches (Southern Oregon) 4-2 (OT).
Dylan Morris (4-2, t6th): lost to Cody Weishoff (Oregon State) 17-0; fall T.J. Callaway (Southern Oregon) 2:20; dec. Matthew Tsarnas (Simpson) 8-6; fall Tucker Van Maltre (Southern Oregon) 4:05; dec. Andrew Balch (CSU Bakersfield) 3-2; lost to Austin Morehead (Oregon State) 19-4.
Josh Marchok (3-1, 2nd): dec. Mick Dougherty (Oregon State) 10-5; fall Michael Branson (Shasta) 4:15; dec. Lenny Romero (unattached) 4-0; lost to Zach Merrill (Cal Baptist) 9-0.
Brendan Ter Wee (3-2, t6th): maj. dec. Alex Nuanez (Sac City) 12-1; lost to Scott Brasil (Menlo College) 3-2; dec. Steven Wood (CSU Bakersfield) 6-1; dec. Mick Dougherty (Oregon State) 2-1; lost to Lenny Romero (unattached) 4-2 (OT).
Dahlton Brown (0-2): lost to Zach Merrill (Cal Baptist) 17-0; lost to Michael Branson (Shasta) 8-6.