Feb. 4, 2011
STANFORD, Calif. - The Stanford wrestling team snapped a three-match losing skid as it tied Cal Baptist, 17-17, Friday at Burnham Pavilion. The Cardinal now stands at 7-9-1 on the season, while the Lancers are 10-8-1.
Stanford took an early 3-0 lead in the dual as senior heavyweight Dylan Rush pulled out a 4-3 decision over Alex Evers in overtime. Each wrestler scored an escape to force the extra time. Evers scored an escape early in the overtime period, but Rush answered with an escape and then a takedown for the win. Rush improves to 5-4 on the season.
The Cardinal once again needed overtime to secure the decision, pushing the dual lead to 6-0 after redshirt Matt Sencenbaugh edged Jaime Martinez, 4-3, at 125 pounds. Martinez scored first in the opening period, but Sencenbaugh countered with a reversal. Martinez took the lead with an escape after starting the second period in the bottom position. Sencenbaugh answered with an escape of his own in the third period to force overtime. Another escape in the extra period was all it took as Sencenbaugh picked up his ninth win of the season.
Cal Baptist captured the lead, 7-6, after the Cardinal dropped the next two bouts. Stanford's Austin Quarles dropped an 11-3 major decision to Landon Saldana at 133 pounds and true freshman Donovan Halpin fell 3-1 to Ethan Hall at 141 pounds.
Stanford regained the lead, 9-7, as redshirt freshman Jordan Gray posted a 2-1 decision over Dylan Cataline at 149 pounds. Gray improves to 2-0 at 149 pounds this season.
The Cardinal fell behind again as redshirt freshman Sam Umlauf lost a 5-2 decision to Chris Santana at 157 pounds. Then, at 165 pounds, true freshman Garrett Schaner fell 13-10 to Bronson Gerl to put the Lancers on top 13-9.
Stanford pulled within one of Cal Baptist as sophomore Kyler Hasson
registered his first win of the season with a 4-2 overtime decision over Kenneth Tribble at 174 pounds. With the score tied at 1-1 to start the extra period, Hasson used a takedown and an escape to secure the victory.
The Cardinal recaptured the lead after true freshman Dan Scherer recorded his first career technical fall. The St. Louis native defeated the Lancers' CJ Knowland 20-5 at 184 pounds. Scherer tallied four takedowns, two reversals, eight total near fall points and secured 3:55 of riding time.
With Stanford leading 17-13 going into the final bout, Cal Baptist's Caleb Gerl posted an 11-3 major decision over Stanford freshman Alan Yen to end the dual in a 17-17 tie.
Stanford closes out the regular season next weekend against Pac-10 foes Cal Poly and Arizona State. The Cardinal will face the Mustangs on Friday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. and the Sun Devils on Sunday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. Both duals will take place in Burnham Pavilion.
Stanford 17, Cal Baptist 17
285 - Dylan Rush (S) dec. Alex Evers (C), 4-2 (OT)
125 - Matt Sencenbaugh (S) dec. Jaime Martinez (C), 4-3 (OT)
133 - Landon Saldana (C) maj. dec. Austin Quarles (S), 11-3
141 - Ethan Hall (C) dec. Donovan Halpin (S), 3-1
149 - Jordan Gray (S) dec. Dylan Cataline (C), 2-1
157 - Chris Santana (C) dec. Sam Umlauf (S), 5-2
165 - Bronson Gerl (C) dec. Garrett Schaner (S), 13-10
174 - Kyler Hasson (S) dec. Kenneth Tribble (C), 4-2 (OT)
184 - Dan Scherer (S) tech. fall CJ Knowland (C), 20-5 (7:00)
197 - Caleb Gerl (C) maj. dec. Alan Yen (S), 11-3