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Wrestling Defeats Cal Poly for First Pac-12 Win
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 01/27/2013

Jan. 27, 2013

STANFORD, Calif. - The Stanford wrestling team downed Cal Poly, 27-9, Sunday at Burnham Pavilion, to earn its first Pac-12 Conference dual win of the season. The Cardinal moves to 5-12 overall and 1-2 in the conference, while the Mustangs fall to 2-7 overall and 0-2 in the Pac-12.

Redshirt freshman Evan Silver gave Stanford the early lead with a 9-1 major decision over Britain Longmire at 125 pounds. He collected three take downs, an escape, a stalling point and 1:51 of riding time in the win. It marked the third consecutive victory for the rookie and his 21st on the year. He is now 13-4 in duals this season.

Cal Poly won the next two bouts to take a 6-4 advantage on the scoreboard. Senior Timmy Boone regained the lead for the Cardinal with an 8-3 decision over Dillen Rocha at 149 pounds. He held a 2-0 lead going into the second period, where Rocha deferred and Boone chose to start in the bottom position. There, he registered an escape and another takedown for a 5-0 lead. Still in the second, Rocha got an escape and then a takedown to cut the lead to 5-3, but a reversal by Boone and 5:13 of riding time sealed the win.

The Mustangs jumped ahead 9-7 as Kyle Chene edged Stanford junior Kyle Meyer, 4-2, at 157 pounds. However, the Cardinal would win the next five bouts to run away with the victory.

Junior Bret Baumbach captured his seventh consecutive win, a season-best streak, with a 10-0 major decision over Connor King at 165 pounds. Baumbach quickly scored a takedown and logged two back points in the first period. He then chose down to start the second and tallied an escape and another takedown. King chose to start in the neutral position in the third, where Baumbach recorded his final takedown of the match. He added 4:45 in riding time for his fourth major decision of the season. He is now 18-8 overall and 13-4 in duals.

True freshman Thomas Kimbrell earned his first dual win since Nov. 24, posting a 9-2 decision over Mitch Woods at 174 pounds. He led 5-0 after two periods and finished off with an escape and a takedown in the third to go with 3:05 of riding time. It marked the third dual win of his career and he is now 11-15 overall this season.

Ryan Davies, another true freshman for the Cardinal, also picked up a win on Sunday. Davies registered a 7-4 decision over Sean Dougherty at 184 pounds. Being the aggressor, Davies quickly scored a takedown and two back points to take a 4-0 lead in the first period. Dougherty cut the lead in half with a reversal to start the second, but Davies tacked on another point with the escape. Davies is now 2-5 this season in duals.

Redshirt freshman Michael Sojka finished out the dual with a 13-1 dominating major decision over J.T. Goodwin at 197 pounds. Sojka capitalized on a 4-0 advantage after the first period by choosing down to start the second. There, he scored a reversal and then two back points for an 8-0 lead. Goodwin chose to start in the neutral position in the third. Sojka tacked on two more takedowns and 3:46 of riding time for the win. He improves to 6-10 in duals and 12-13 on the year.

Junior heavyweight Dan Scherer won the final bout of the day by forfeit. Stanford hits the road next week, travelling to Utah Valley on Feb. 1 and Boise State on Feb. 3.

Stanford 27, Cal Poly 9
125: Evan Silver (S) maj. dec. Britain Longmire (C), 9-1
133: Devon Lotito (C) dec. Peter Russo (S), 7-1
141: Brandan Rocha (C) dec. Josh Lauderdale (S), 1-0
149: Timmy Boone (S) dec. Dillen Rocha (C), 8-3
157: Kyle Chene (C) dec. Kyle Meyer (S), 4-2
165: Bret Baumbach (S) maj. dec. Connor King (C), 10-0
174: Thomas Kimbrell (S) dec. Mitch Woods (C), 9-2
184: Ryan Davies (S) dec. Sean Dougherty (C), 7-4
197: Michael Sojka (S) maj. dec. J.T. Goodwin (C), 13-1
HWT: Dan Scherer (S) won by forfeit


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