Dec. 30, 2012
EVANSTON, Ill. - Senior Ryan Mango recoded a takedown in the final seconds of the 133-pound title match, Sunday, at the 50th Ken Kraft Midlands Championships at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. The win gives him his third tournament championship of his redshirt season.
Mango captured his first Midlands title with an 8-7 decision over Iowa's Daniel Dennis, who was also wrestling unattached. Mango trailed 7-5 going into the final period. Dennis chose down to start the third and Mango cut the lead to one with an escape. He then registered a takedown in the final seconds of the period to seal the victory.
Mango reached the finals on Sunday by posting a 5-3 decision over Wisconsin's Jesse Theilke in the semifinals.
The Cardinal returns to The Farm to host the Stanford Duals on Sunday, Jan. 6. The duals will begin at 2 p.m. PT in Burnham Pavilion.
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 (5-0, 1st): dec. Rossi Bruno (Michigan), 13-6; maj. dec. #13 Levi Wolfensperger (Northern Iowa), 16-5; dec. #4 AJ Schopp (Edinboro), 4-2 (OT); dec. Jesse Theilke (Wisconsin), 5-3; dec. Daniel Dennis (Iowa), 8-7.
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.