Jan. 12, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Redshirt freshman Evan Silver upset a ranked opponent, but Stanford fell to Brown (16-15), No. 21 Maryland (27-12) and Harvard (28-9), Saturday, at Comcast Pavilion in College Park, Md. The Cardinal drops to 4-9 overall this season.
Stanford suffered a heartbreaking loss to Brown in its closest dual of the season. The Cardinal won five of the 10 bouts but came up short in the end. Silver, a native of Chevy Chase, Md., put Stanford on the board first with a 3-2 decision over Brown junior Billy Watterson.
The Cardinal dropped the next two bouts before winning three in a row. At 149 pounds, junior Donovan Halpin secured his second dual win of the year with a 5-3 decision over Grant Overcashier. Wrestling at 157 pounds for the first time in his career, senior Timmy Boone posted his 16th win of the season with an 8-2 decision over CJ Howard. Junior 165-pounder Bret Baumbach also tallied an 8-2 decision for the Cardinal over Brown's Philip Marano. Junior heavyweight Dan Scherer capped off the scoring for the Cardinal with a 7-5 decision against Marcos Aranda.
Former Stanford head coach Kerry McCoy and the 21st-ranked Terrapins were a tougher challenge for the Cardinal. Silver led the team, which picked up four individual wins, with a 4-2 sudden victory over No. 17 Shane Gentry. It marked the ninth dual win for the rookie and the first career win over a ranked opponent.
Also picking up wins for Stanford were junior Kyle Meyer, Baumbach and Scherer. Back in the line-up for the Cardinal, Meyer registered a 7-0 decision over TJ Guidice at 157 pounds. At 165 pounds, Baumbach earned his eighth dual win of the year with an 8-3 decision against Josh Snook. Scherer improved to 7-4 in duals with a 7-3 decision over Carl Buchholz at heavyweight.
The Cardinal dropped its final dual of the day to Harvard, 28-9. Silver, Baumbach and Scherer finished the day 3-0. Silver, who leads Stanford with 18 overall wins, edged Jeff Ott, 3-2, at 125 pounds. Baumbach pushed his season record to 14-8 overall with a 6-2 decision against Devon Gobbo at 165 pounds. Scherer completed a solid outing with a 6-0 decision over Nick Gajdzik at heavyweight. The junior is now 15-6 overall this season.
Stanford wraps-up the weekend at American in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Jan. 13. The Eagles posted a one-point win over the Cardinal (18-17) last season in Burnham Pavilion.
Brown 16, Stanford 15
125: Evan Silver (STAN) dec. Billy Watterson (BROWN), 3-2
133: Beau Martino (BROWN) dec. Alex Manley (STAN), 8-3
141: Cortlandt Choate (BROWN) maj. dec. Josh Lauderdale (STAN), 12-4
149: Donovan Haplin (STAN) dec. Grant Overcashier (BROWN), 5-3
157: Timmy Boone (STAN) dec. CJ Howard (BROWN), 8-2
165: Bret Baumbach (STAN) dec. Philip Marano (BROWN), 8-2
174: Giuseppi Lanzi (BROWN) dec. Thomas Kimbrell (STAN), 10-4
184: Ophir Bernstein (BROWN) dec. Ryan Davies (STAN), 9-3
197: Sterling Hecox (BROWN) dec. Michael Sojka (STAN), 6-1
HWT: Dan Scherer (STAN) dec. Marcos Aranda (BROWN), 7-5
Maryland 27, Stanford 12
125: Evan Silver (STAN) dec. #17 Shane Gentry (MD), 4-2 (SV)
133: #14 Geoffrey Alexander (MD) dec. Peter Russo (STAN), 8-2
141: Frank Goodwin (MD) fall over Josh Lauderdale (STAN), 2:35
149: Shane Arechiga (MD) maj. dec. Colton Dempsey (STAN), 11-3
157: Kyle Meyer (STAN) dec. TJ Guidice (MD), 7-0
165: Bret Baumbach (STAN) dec. Josh Snook (MD), 8-3
174: #5 Josh Asper (MD) maj. dec. Thomas Kimbrell (STAN), 16-5
184: #7 Jimmy Sheptock (MD) fall over Alan Yen (STAN), 4:36
197: #19 Christian Boley (MD) major dec. Michael Sojka (STAN), 14-6
285: Dan Scherer (STAN) dec. Carl Buchholz (MD), 7-3
Harvard 28, Stanford 9
125: Evan Silver (STAN) dec. Jeff Ott (HARV), 3-2
133: Ryan Osleeb (HARV) dec. Peter Russo (STAN), 4-1
141: #10 Steven Keith (HARV) fall over Josh Lauderdale (STAN), 2:00
149: Todd Preston (HARV) maj. dec. Colton Dempsey (STAN), 10-1
157: #8 Walter Peppelman (HARV) maj. dec. Kyle Meyer (STAN), 11-2
165: Bret Baumbach (STAN) dec. Devon Gobbo (HARV), 6-2
174: Cameron Croy (HARV) maj. dec. Thomas Kimbrell (STAN), 11-3
184: Josh Popple (HARV) dec. Ryan Davies (STAN), 11-4
197: James Fox (HARV) maj. dec. Alan Yen (STAN), 11-3
285: Dan Scherer (STAN) dec. Nick Gajdzik (HARV), 6-0