SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – With two wins Sunday, the Stanford wrestling team set a school record for dual wins, improving to 17-4 overall. The Cardinal defeated South Dakota State (20-14) and Cal Poly (24-9) at Mott Gym in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Eighteenth-ranked Jim Wilson (165 pounds) became just the third Cardinal freshman to reach the 30-win plateau, joining David Lee (37) and Matt Gentry (35). The Lodi, Calif., native registered a 6-2 decision over South Dakota State’s Joe Brewster and a 6-2 decision over Cal Poly’s Travis Berridge to move to 30-5 overall and 18-1 in duals.
Redshirt senior Ryan Mango improved to 24-3 on the year and 18-1 in duals. The 133-pounder posted a decisive 13-2 major decision over South Dakota State’s Isaac Andrade in the first dual of the day. Mango then registered a 4-3 decision over 17th-ranked Devon Lotito of Cal Poly.
Senior 174-pounder Kyle Meyer also tallied two wins on the day, moving to 23-10 overall and 14-4 in duals. The Monett, Mo., native recorded a 4-3 come-from-behind decision over South Dakota State’s John Nethring II, and then received a win due to forfeit against Cal Poly.
Sophomore Thomas Kimbrell (184 pounds), senior Dan Scherer (197 pounds) and sophomore Evan Silver (125 pounds) all notched wins against the Jackrabbits. Also collecting wins for the Cardinal against Cal Poly were senior Donovan Halpin (149 pounds), redshirt freshman Peter Galli (157 pounds), redshirt freshman Zach Nevills (184 pounds) and senior Alan Yen (285 pounds).
Up next, Stanford will travel to Evanston, Ill., for its final dual of the year at Northwestern. The Cardinal and Wildcats will square-off on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. PT.
Stanford 20, South Dakota State 14*
149: Alex Kocer (SD) dec. Donovan Halpin (S), 3-0
157: #17 Cody Pack (SD) tech. fall Peter Galli (S), 22-7
165: #18 Jim Wilson (S) dec. Joe Brewster (SD), 6-2
174: Kyle Meyer (S) dec. John Nethring II (SD), 4-3
184: Thomas Kimbrell (S) dec. Ben Schwery (SD), 10-4
197: #19 Dan Scherer (S) dec. Trey Hable (SD), 7-2
285: J.J. Everard (SD) dec. Josh Marchok (S), 4-2 (SV)
125: #12 Evan Silver (S) maj. dec. Ben Gillette (SD), 10-2
133: #10 Ryan Mango (S) maj. dec. Isaac Andrade (SD), 13-2
141: Eric Orozco (SD) maj. dec. Peter Russo (S), 10-2
*South Dakota State lost a team point due to unsportsmanlike conduct called on coaches
Stanford 24, Cal Poly 9
149: Donovan Halpin (S) dec. Kyle Chene (C), 3-2
157: Peter Galli (S) dec. Xavier Johnson (C), 4-0
165: #18 Jim Wilson (S) dec. Travis Berridge (C), 6-2
174: Kyle Meyer (S) won by forfeit
184: Zach Nevills (S) dec. Sean Dougherty (C), 3-1
197: Nicolas Johnson (C) dec. Michael Sojka (S), 3-1 (SV)
285: Alan Yen (S) dec. Tyler Hecht (C), 4-1
125: Britain Longmire (C) dec. Tommy Pawelski (S), 3-2
133: #10 Ryan Mango (S) dec. #17 Devon Lotito (C), 4-3
141: Victor Trujillo (C) dec. Peter Russo (S), 9-2