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Tanner Gardner Named Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 12/26/2006

Dec. 25, 2006

Junior Tanner Gardner (Berryton, Kans./Shawnee Heights) of the Stanford wrestling team was selected as the Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Dec. 18-24.

Gardner earned his second tournament title of the season at 125 pounds on Wednesday, capturing first place at the Reno Tournament of Champions in Reno, Nev. The junior went a perfect 5-0 on the day, topping two ranked wrestlers to capture the title. The Berryton, Kans. native earned a spot in the championship match with an 8-2 decision over No. 13 Luke Smith of Central Michigan. In the final, he posted a 7-4 win over defending Pac-10 Champion Chad Mendes of Cal Poly, a wrestler currently ranking sixth in the nation.

This is Gardner's first Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor. Gardner and the rest of the Cardinal wrestling team return to action at the Southern Scuffle in Greensboro, NC, Dec. 29-30.

Past Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athletes of the Week
Dec. 11-Dec. 17 Jayne Appel
Dec. 4-Dec. 10 Cynthia Barboza
Nov. 27-Dec. 3 Lawrence Hill
Nov. 20-Nov. 26 Arianna Lambie
Nov. 14-Nov. 19 Josh Zupancic
Nov. 6-Nov. 13 Michael Okwo
Oct. 30-Nov. 5 Celia Durkin
Oct. 23-Oct. 29 Rachel Buehler
Oct. 16-Oct. 22 Janson Wigo
Oct. 9-Oct. 16 Bryn Kehoe
Oct. 1-Oct. 8 Liz Robinson
Sept.25-Oct. 1 Neftalem Araia
Sept.18-Sept. 24 John Moore


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