Jan. 13, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Stanford wrestling team wrapped-up its East Coast swing with a 24-14 loss at American, Sunday, at Bender Arena in Washington, D.C. The Cardinal falls to 4-10 overall this season, while the Eagles improve to 3-2.
The Cardinal came out strong against the Eagles as the dual began at 165 pounds. Junior Kyle Meyer, wrestling at 165 pounds for the first time in his career, posted a 9-5 decision over Phillip Barreiro to give Stanford the early lead.
Bret Baumbach, also wrestling up a weight class for the first time in his career, added to the Cardinal lead at 174 pounds. The junior secured a fall over Keithen Cast in 4:11. It marks the third fall of the season for Baumbach and improves his record to 10-4 in duals this year.
American tallied it first win of the dual at 184 pounds, where Thomas Barreiro recorded an 11-4 decision against Stanford junior Alan Yen.
Redshirt freshman Michael Sojka scored the final points of the day for Stanford at 197 pounds. The rookie registered a 17-2 technical fall over Devon Bradley to capture his fifth dual-win of the season.
American won the final six bouts of the dual to seal the victory over Stanford, which has fallen in its last eight duals.
Stanford returns to The Farm next week to play host to Air Force on Friday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. The Cardinal will then travel to Corvallis, Ore., for a Pac-12 dual at Oregon State on Saturday, Jan. 19.
American 24, Stanford 14
165: Kyle Meyer (S) dec. Phillip Barreiro (A), 9-5
174: Bret Baumbach (S) fall Keithen Cast (A), 4:11
184: Thomas Barreiro (A) dec. Alan Yen (S), 11-4
197: Michael Sojka (S) tech. fall Devon Bradley (A), 17-2 (7:00)
HWT: Blake Herrin (A) dec. Dan Scherer (S), 3-2
125: David Terao (A) dec. Evan Silver (S), 5-2
133: Esteban Gomez-Rivera (A) dec. Peter Russo (S), 6-0
141: John Boyle (A) dec. Josh Lauderdale (S), 9-4
149: Kevin Tao (A) fall Colton Dempsey (S), 4:21
157: Mark Cirello (A) dec. Timmy Boone (S), 4-2