Dec. 14, 2011
STANFORD, Calif. - The 21st-ranked Stanford wrestling team will resume action this Sunday, Dec. 18 at the 17th annual Reno Tournament of Champions. The tournament is being held at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nev., and will include 28 collegiate teams.
The even will begin at 9 a.m. with the championship consolation round starting at 2:45 p.m. and the championship finals begining at 6 p.m.
Thirteen Stanford wrestlers will officially be representing the Cardinal at this year's tournament. Highlighting the group is two-time All-American and top-ranked Nick Amuchastegui (174 pounds). The senior is 11-0 to start the season and has posted four major decisions, three falls and a technical fall.
Also making the trip to Reno are 125 pound junior Matt Sencenbaugh (1-7), 141 pound sophomore Donovan Halpin (1-6), 141 pound freshman Alex Manley (0-3), 149 pound freshman Josh Lauderdale (2-5), 157 pound sophomore Garrett Schaner (2-2), 157 pound redshirt freshman Matt Schneider (1-5), 165 pound redshirt sophomore Bret Baumbach (0-3), 165 pound junior Kyler Hasson (0-0), 184 pound junior Spence Patrick (5-5), 197 pound redshirt sophomore Richard Kessler (0-1), 197 pound sophomore Alan Yen (6-4) and heavyweight sophomore Dan Scherer (8-4).
Additionally, other members of the Cardinal squad will be making the trip to Reno on their own to wrestle in the tournament unattached.
Last year, Stanford finished eighth overall at the event with 65.0 points. Senior Zack Giesen and Amuchastegui won titles at 197 and 174 pounds, respectively. Senior Justin Paulsen placed fourth at 133 pounds.
The Reno Tournament of Champions held its first tournament in January 1996 to raise funds for youth sports programs. The event brings out more than 80 high school teams and more than 25 collegiate squads each year.