Feb. 5, 2013
THIS WEEK: The Stanford wrestling team (5-14, 1-3 Pac-12) welcomes San Francisco State (7-7) to Burnham Pavilion on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 3:30 p.m. The Cardinal will then head down to Bakersfield, Calif., for its final Pac-12 dual of the year at CSU Bakersfield (7-5, 1-3 Pac-12) on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m.
CATCH THE CARDINAL: Fans can keep up with Stanford throughout the season by liking the team on Facebook (Stanford Wrestling) or following them on Twitter (@CardWrestling) for updates and unique content. All home Stanford wrestling duals are free to the public.
ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO STATE: The Gators enter the week with a 7-7 overall record and will face Menlo College on Wednesday, Feb. 6 before taking on the Cardinal. SFSU is led by its upperclassmen - seniors Naveed Bagheri and Isaiah Jiminez and junior Isaiah Hurtado. Bagheri leads the squad with a 20-5 record overall and 217 points at 141 pounds. Jiminez (19-4) paces the team with 61 takedowns at 165 pounds, while Hurtado is 16-5 at 133 pounds.
ABOUT CSU BAKERSFIELD: CSU Bakersfield enters the week with a 7-5 record overall and a 1-3 mark in Pac-12 duals. The Roadrunners are led by redshirt freshman 174-pounder Bryce Hammond (28-8), who is ranked No. 19 nationally. Redshirt senior Tyler Iwamura (125/133 pounds) is also turning in a successful season with a 20-7 overall record.
TOP PERFORMERS: Juniors Bret Baumbach (165 pounds) and Dan Scherer (heavyweight) and redshirt freshman Evan Silver (125 pounds) have been the Cardinal's top performers all season long. The trio has combined for 60 wins this season. Silver leads the Cardinal with 23 wins this year. With two wins last weekend he in now tied with former Cardinal All-American Tanner Gardner for eighth on the school's freshman wins list. Baumbach strung together a season-long eight straight wins before falling in overtime at Boise State. Scherer is third on the squad with 18 wins, including 11 in dual competition.
Stanford wraps ups its dual season next Saturday, Feb. 16 with a home dual against 12th-ranked Central Michigan. The dual pits head coach Jason Borrelli
against his father, Tom Borrelli, the head coach of the Chippewas.
HEAD COACH Jason Borrelli: Stanford is under the guidance of a fifth-year head coach Jason Borrelli. During his time on The Farm, Borrelli has accrued a 41-51-3 record and sent five wrestlers to the NCAA Championships a total of 12 times. Borrelli, a former Central Michigan standout, first came to The Farm as an assistant coach in 2007 and quickly helped guide the Cardinal to one of its most successful seasons in school history. Since then, Stanford has finished in the top 20 at the NCAA Championships the past two seasons, including a program-best 11th at the 2011 tournament in Philadelphia, Pa.