Feb. 14, 2013
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THIS WEEK: The Stanford wrestling team (6-15) wraps-up the dual portion of its schedule on Saturday, Feb. 16, playing host to 12th-ranked Central Michigan (13-3). Saturday is Senior Day and Father-Son Day. The Cardinal's lone senior, Timmy Boone, will be recognized prior to the dual. Central Michigan head coach Tom Borrelli is the father of Stanford head coach Jason Borrelli.
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 CENTRAL MICHIGAN: Central Michigan comes to The Farm ranked 12th nationally by InterMatWrestle.com. The Chippewas have won their last six duals heading into the weekend, including a 17-16 upset of No. 6 Missouri. Central Michigan has four ranked wrestlers on its rosters - all seniors. Second-ranked Ben Bennett is 19-0 overall at 184 pounds, while heavyweight Jarod Trice is fifth nationally with a 17-2 overall record. Scott Sentes is also ranked in the top 10 (7th) with a 13-5 mark at 133 pounds, while 125-pounder Christian Cullinan is 17-5 overall and ranked 11th.
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 63 wins this season. Silver leads the Cardinal with 24 wins this year. Baumbach has also reached the 20-win plateau (20-9) this season, while Scherer is third on the squad with 19 wins, including 12 in dual competition.
FOR THE RECORD:
Redshirt Freshman Evan Silver
has racked up 24 wins so far this season. His 24 wins ties for the seventh-most wins by a rookie in school history with Zach Zimmerer
(1996-97). He is one away from tying current Stanford senior Ryan Mango
, who posted 25 wins as a freshman in 2009-10.
LOOKING AHEAD: Stanford will have two weeks to prepare for the Pac-12 Championships, held this year at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz., on March 2. The conference tournament, hosted by Arizona State University, will be televised live by the Pac-12 Networks.
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 42-52-3 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.