CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Stanford redshirt senior Ryan Mango and sophomore Evan Silver have advanced to the quarterfinals of the third-annual Southern Scuffle at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tenn. As a team, Stanford has posted 25.0 team points and sits in 15th place.
Mango, ranked fifth nationally at 133 pounds, had a bye to start the tournament. He reached the quarterfinals with an 8-2 decision over Shayden Terukina of Iowa State and an 18-7 major decision against Air Force’s Gregory Rinker. Mango moves to 16-1 on the season and will face Penn State’s James Gulibon in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Silver went 3-0 at 125 pounds to earn a match-up with Penn State’s Nicholas Megaludis in the quarterfinals. Ranked 12th nationally, Silver registered major decisions over Kevon Powell of Ohio (9-1) and Hunter Wood of Army (12-2) before edging Old Dominion’s Brandon Jeske, 8-7.
Five other Cardinal wrestlers are still alive in the tournament and will compete in the consolation bracket on Thursday. Senior 174-pounder Kyle Meyer went 3-1, while senior 157-pounder Bret Baumbach, redshirt freshman 184-pounder Zach Nevills and true freshman 125-pounder Tommy Pawelski all went 2-1 on the day. Redshirt freshman Jim Wilson, ranked No. 18 at 165 pounds, finished 1-1.
Stanford’s Tournament Results:
#12 Evan Silver (3-0): maj. dec. Kevon Powell (Ohio), 9-1; maj. dec. Hunter Wood (Army), 12-2; dec. Brandon Jeske (Old Dominion), 8-7.
#5 Ryan Mango (2-0): dec. Shayden Terukina (Iowa State), 8-2, maj. dec. Gregory Rinker (Air Force), 18-7.
Donovan Halpin (1-2): dec. Shawn Greevy (Chattanooga), 4-3; lost to #8 Christopher Villalonga (Cornell), fall 6:59; lost to Randy Shine (NC State), 5-4.
Bret Baumbach (2-1): dec. Paul Duggan (Campbell), 10-3; fall Robert Henderson (North Carolina), 1:34; lost to #6 Kyle Bradley (Missouri), 5-3 (SV).
Jim Wilson (1-1): fall Michael Wright (Duke), 1:35; lost to Turtogtokh Luvsandorj (The Citadel), 3-2.
Kyle Meyer (3-1): maj. dec. Samson Imonode (Army), 9-1; lost to Nick Kee (Appalachian State), 8-6; dec. Mike Vollant (Kent State), 7-1; dec. Brady Ayers (South Dakota State), 6-2.
Zach Nevills (2-1): lost to #15 Sam Wheeler (Kent State), 4-0; tech. fall Harrison Schmid (The Citadel), 19-2; dec. Jacob Kasper (Duke), 7-3.
Thomas Kimbrell (1-2): lost to #18 Jonathan Fausey (Virginia), 3-0; dec. Xavier Dye (Cleveland State), 7-3; lost to Nolan Boyd (Oklahoma State), 2-0.
Michael Sojka (1-2): dec. Ira Dent (Chattanooga), 2-0; lost to #9 Boaz Beard (Iowa State), 11-0; lost to Michael Macchiavello (NC State), 9-5.
Josh Marchok (0-2): lost to JJ Everard (South Dakota State), 6-4; lost to Steven Graziano (Pennsylvania), 5-2.