Dec. 14, 2012
THIS WEEK: The Stanford wrestling team travels to Reno, Nev., for the 18th Annual Reno Tournament of Champions. The collegiate portion of the tournament, held at the Reno Events Center, will take place on Sunday, Dec. 16. Joining the Cardinal from the Pac-12 Conference are Boise State, Cal Poly, CSU Bakersfield and Oregon State.
Wrestling for Stanford:
125: Evan Silver
133: Peter Russo
149: Timmy Boone and Donovan Halpin
157: Kyle Meyer and Garrett Schaner
165: Bret Baumbach
174: Ryan Davies, Thomas Kimbrell and Dylan Morris
184: Alan Yen
197: Michael Sojka
HWT: Dahlton Brown, Dan Scherer and Brendan Ter Wee
ABOUT THE RENO TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS:
133: Ryan Mango
141: Matt Garelli and Maxwell Hvolbek
157: Peter Galli
165: Jim Wilson
174: Zach Nevills
HWT: Josh Marchok
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. Last season, Stanford registered 15.5 team points in the tournament. Spence Patrick
and Dan Scherer
led the Cardinal, each posting 3-2 records in the tournament.
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.
UP NEXT: The Cardinal wraps-up 2012 at the prestigious Midlands Tournament in Evanston, Ill., Dec. 29-30. This year's field includes more than 30 Division I teams, including 14 that placed in the top-25 at the 2012 NCAA Championships.
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE RECAP: Stanford picked up its fourth dual-meet win of the year on Nov. 24 against South Dakota State, 22-11, in Columbia, Mo. Seven Cardinal wrestlers were victorious in the dual, led by junior Bret Baumbach's major decision over Joe Brewster at 165 pounds. Evan Silver (125 pounds), Timmy Boone (149 pounds), Thomas Kimbrell (174 pounds), Ryan Davies (184 pounds), Michael Sojka (197 pounds) and Dan Scherer (heavyweight) also tallied wins for Stanford.
MISSOURI RECAP: Stanford fell at Missouri, 31-3, at the Hearnes Center in Columbia, Mo. Junior Kyle Meyer captured the only win for the Cardinal. The 157-pounder edged No. 18 Kyle Bradley with a 3-2 decision.
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 40-40-3 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 championships in Philadelphia, Pa.