Jan. 23, 2011
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Stanford wrestling team fell to Oregon State, 35-6, Sunday, at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Ore. The loss drops the Cardinal to .500 on the season (7-7 overall) and to 2-1 in the Pac-10 Conference. The Beavers improve to 8-3-2 overall and 2-1-1 in the conference.
Stanford only managed two wins on the day, both coming by decisions for six total team points. Senior Justin Paulsen's 8-4 decision upset 11th-ranked Garrett Drucker at 133 pounds. Paulsen registered two takedowns, two escapes and two near fall points in the upset. Paulsen is now 10-2 on the season and 5-1 in duals.
The Cardinal's other win came at 157 pounds. Redshirt freshman Kyle Meyer posted a 4-2 decision over the Beavers' Alex Elder. Meyer recorded a takedown in the first period and then escapes in the second and third periods to move to 14-8 overall and 6-2 in dual competition.
Both of Stanford's ranked wrestlers fell Sunday in 3-2 decisions. No. 6 Nick Amuchastegui lost to seventh-ranked Colby Covington at 174 pounds, while No. 9 Zack Giesen dropped his first bout of the season to No. 19 Chad Hanke at 197 pounds. Amuchastegui now stands at 22-2 overall and 12-1 in dual competition, while Giesen is 13-1 on the year and 9-1 in duals.
Up next, Stanford travels to Boise, Id., for a conference dual at Boise State. The Cardinal and Broncos will meet on Friday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. MT. Stanford will then return to The Farm for a dual against San Francisco State on Sunday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. in Burnham Pavilion.
Oregon State 35, Stanford 6
125 - Jason Lara (O) fall Austin Quarles (S), 2:33
133 - Justin Paulsen (S) dec. #11 Garrett Drucker (O), 8-4,
141 - #11 Mike Mangrum (O) fall Jordan Gray (S), 6:35
149 - #20 Scott Sakaguchi (O) dec. Timmy Boone (S), 4-1
157 - Kyle Meyer (S) dec. Alex Elder (O), 4-2
165 - Jon Brascetta (O) dec. Garrett Schaner (S), 11-5
174 - #7 Colby Covington (O) dec. #6 Nick Amuchastegui (S), 3-2
184 - Brice Arand (O) fall Spence Patrick (S), 6:38
197 - #19 Chad Hanke (O) dec. #9 Zack Giesen (S), 3-2
285 - #12 Clayton Jack (O) tech. fall Alan Yen (S), 19-3