Nov. 24, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Stanford wrestling team topped South Dakota State, 22-11, before falling to No. 7 Missouri, 31-3, Saturday, at the Hearnes Center in Columbia, Mo. The Cardinal is now 4-3 overall this season. The Jackrabbits drop to 2-4, while the Tigers are now 4-0.
The Cardinal won seven of the 10 bouts against South Dakota State, but came up victorious just once against the Tigers. Against Missouri, junior Kyle Meyer upset 18th-ranked Kyle Bradley, 3-2, at 157 pounds for the lone victory for Stanford. Junior heavyweight Dan Scherer nearly pulled off an upset of No. 2 Dom Bradley, falling 2-1 in the tiebreaker, while junior 165-pounder Bret Baumbach was edged 4-3 by No. 13 Zach Toal.
Earlier in the afternoon against South Dakota State, redshirt freshman Evan Silver posted a 4-3 decision over Aaron Pickrel at 125 pounds to give Stanford an early lead. However, the Jackrabbits won the next two bouts to take the lead momentarily. Senior 149-pounder Timmy Boone tied it up at 6-6 with a 12-10 decision over Dustin Walraven.
SDSU would secure one final victory before Stanford reeled off five straight wins, starting with a 15-1 major decision by Baumbach against Joe Brewster at 165 pounds. True freshmen Thomas Kimbrell edged John Nething II, 3-2, at 174 pounds, while rookie Ryan Davies recorded an 8-1 decision over Shea Nolan at 184 pounds.
Leading 16-11, redshirt freshman Michael Sojka
blanked Brandon Ballard, 5-0, at 197 pounds. Scherer wrapped things up with a 9-4 decision over J.J. Everard.
Up next, Stanford takes a two week break from competition before returning to the mat in Reno, Nev. The Reno Tournament of Champions is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 16.
Stanford 22, South Dakota State 11
125: Evan Silver (SU) dec. Aaron Pickrel (SDSU), 4-3
133: Brance Simms (SDSU) dec. Peter Russo (SU), 5-2
141: Ben Gillette (SDSU) dec. Josh Lauderdale (SU), 9-4
149: Timmy Boone (SU) dec. Dustin Walraven (SDSU), 12-10
157: Cody Pack (SDSU) tech. fall Garrett Schaner (SU), 20-4 (5:29)
165: Bret Baumbach (SU) maj. dec. Joe Brewster (SDSU), 15-1
174: Thomas Kimbrell (SU) dec. John Nething II (SDSU), 3-2
184: Ryan Davies (SU) dec. Shea Nolan (SDSU), 8-1
197: Michael Sojka (SU) dec. Brandon Ballard (SDSU), 5-0
HWT: Dan Scherer (SU) dec. J.J. Everard (SDSU), 9-4
Missouri 31, Stanford 3
125: #4 Alan Waters (UM) dec. Evan Silver (SU), 5-1
133: #9 Nathan McCormick (UM) maj. dec. Peter Russo (SU), 15-5
141: #14 Nicholas Hucke dec. Josh Lauderdale (SU), 5-1
149: #16 Drake Houdashelt (UM) maj. dec. Timmy Boone (SU), 12-3
157: Kyle Meyer (SU) dec. #18 Kyle Bradley (UM), 3-2
165: #13 Zach Toal (UM) dec. Bret Baumbach (SU), 4-3
174: #19 Todd Porter (UM) dec. Thomas Kimbrell (SU), 8-2
184: #9 Mike Larson (UM) maj. dec. Alan Yen (SU), 9-1
197: #5 Brent Haynes (UM) maj. dec. Michael Sojka (SU), 11-2
HWT: #2 Dom Bradley (UM) dec. Dan Scherer (SU), 2-1 (OT)