Feb. 12, 1998
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- The upperclassmen helped Cal Poly come from behind to defeat Stanford 27-9 Thursday night in front of 315 at Mott Gym. The win brings the Mustangs to 7-7 overall this season (2-3 in PAC-10) while the Cardinal drop to 2-9 (1-5 in PAC-10).
Stanford started the night with wins by Rudy Ruiz (South Milwaukee, WI/Thomas More HS) and Zach Zimmerer (Billings, MT/Billings Central HS) in the 118 and 126 pound weight classes to lead 6-0. Cal Poly's Cedric Haymon (Rancho San Diego, CA/El Cajon Valley HS) got the Mustangs on the board with a 5-2 victory over Jason Talbott (LaGrange, KY/Oldham County HS) at 134 pounds. Stanford's Beau Weiner (Placerville, CA/Ponderosa HS) edged out Cal Poly's Jesse Reta (Union City, CA/James Logan HS) 5-4, to put the Cardinal up by six.
It was all Cal Poly from that point on. Craig Welk (Vista, CA/Palomar JC) earned a major decision over B.J. Sanchez (Arvada, CO/Regis Jesuit HS) with a 9-1 victory in the 150 pound weight class. Welk notched a near-fall, two takedowns and one escape to put the Mustangs within two of the Cardinal.
At 158 pounds, Mustang David Wells (Orange, CA/El Modena HS) blanked Warren McPherson (Hillsboro, OR/Hillsboro HS), 9-0, with a near-fall, two takedowns and one escape. Wells' victory put the Mustangs ahead for good, 11-9.
Joey Hart (Nevada City, CA/Nevada Union HS) at 167 pounds and Brian Bowles (Laytonville, CA/Santa Rosa JC) at 177 pounds followed with victories to put the Mustangs up 17-9. Mike French (El Cajon, CA/Granite Hills HS) won by major decision, 16-4, notching seven takedowns and one escape at 190 pounds. Cal Poly's Gan McGee (Ukiah, CA/Ukiah HS) won by forfeit in the heavyweight decision to seal the 27-9 victory over the Mustangs.
Cal Poly San Luis Obsipo 27, Stanford 9
118 - Rudy Ruiz (STAN) dec. Jaime Garza, 5-2;
126 - Zach Zimmerer (STAN) dec. Alberto Garza, 6-2;
134 - Cedric Haymon (CPSLO) dec. Jason Talbott, 5-2;
142 - Beau Weiner (STAN) dec. Jesse Reta, 5-4;
150 - Craig Welk (CPSLO) dec. B.J. Sanchez, 9-1;
158 - David Wells (CPSLO) dec. Warren McPherson, 9-0;
167 - Joey Hart (CPSLO) dec. Jeff Grant, 11-4;
177 - Brian Bowles (CPSLO) dec. Scott Chapman, 5-1;
190 - Mike French (CPSLO) dec. Tim Kendall, 16-4;
HWT - Gan McGee (CPSLO) won by forfeit.
Records - Stanford 2-9 overall (1-5 in the Pac-10), Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 7-7 (2-3).
FINAL SCORE: Cal Poly 27, Stanford 9
Location: Mott Gymnasium - San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Referee: Phil Wells
Cal Poly Overall Record: 7-7
Stanford Overall Record: 2-9