Nov. 27, 2011
STANFORD, Calif. - The 13th-rankedStanford wrestling team fell 26-9 to No. 11 Missouri, Sunday, at Burnham Pavilion in Stanford, Calif. The Cardinal drops to 4-4 overall, while the Tigers improve to 3-1 on the season.
The Cardinal won three of the 10 bouts all by decisions. Senior 174 pounder Nick Amuchastegui and junior 133 pounder Ryan Mango, ranked No. 1 and No. 5, respectively, both secured wins over the Tigers to improve to 8-0 on the year. Sophomore Dan Scherer also picked up a win for the Cardinal at heavyweight.
The dual began at 149 pounds, where Stanford junior Timmy Boone dropped a major decision to No. 15 Kyle Bradley, 8-0. The Tigers extended their lead to 8-0 in the dual as Drake Houdashelt posted a 19-6 major decision over Stanford freshman Josh Lauderdale.
Stanford redshirt sophomore Bret Baumbach made his season debut at 165 pounds. He dropped a close 6-2 decision to 13th-ranked Zach Toal.
Amuchastegui scored the first points of the dual for the Cardinal. Squaring off with No. 5 Dorian Henderson, the All-American registered a takedown in the second period and an escape in the third to record the 3-0 decision. The win moved Amuchastegui into sixth all-time on Stanford's career wins list with 102.
The Tigers increased their lead in the dual to 17-3 with wins at 184 and 197 pounds. Stanford sophomore Dan Scherer added three more points to the Cardinal total with a 3-1 decision over Missouri's Devin Mellon at heavyweight.
Missouri pushed the score to 22-6 as No. 5 Alan Waters recorded a 24-7 technical fall over Stanford junior Matt Sencenbaugh at 125 pounds.
Mango scored Stanford's final points of the dual with a 9-5 decision over No. 13 Nathan McCormick at 133 pounds. It was the first win of the season for Mango over a ranked opponent.
Up next, Stanford will head to Las Vegas Dec. 2-3 for the Vegas Invitational. The next home dual for the Cardinal will be on Jan. 5 against Boise State at 6:30 p.m.
#11 Missouri 26, #13 Stanford 9
149: #15 Kyle Bradley (M) maj. dec. Timmy Boone (S), 8-0
157: Drake Houdashelt (M) maj. dec. Josh Lauderdale (S), 19-6
165: #13 Zach Toal (M) dec. Bret Baumbach (S), 6-2
174: #1 Nick Amuchastegui (S) dec. #5 Dorian Henderson (M), 3-0
184: Mike Larson (M) dec. Spence Patrick (S), 5-1
197: #12 Brent Haynes (M) dec. Richard Kessler (S), 5-3
HWT: Dan Scherer (S) dec. Devin Mellon (M), 3-1
125: #5 Alan Waters (M) tech. fall Matt Sencenbaugh (S), 24-7
133: #5 Ryan Mango (S) dec. #13 Nathan McCormick (M), 9-5
141: Brandon Wiest (M) maj. dec. Donovan Halpin (S), 14-4