The Stanford wrestling team will open its season with the first outdoor dual meet in program history this Sunday at 3 p.m. Only a small number of matches have been held outdoors in NCAA history, as wrestling is a winter sport generally held indoors.
The team will take on Northwestern at Taube Tennis Stadium. An indoor backup site has been established in case of bad weather.
Stanford will be led by two returning NCAA qualifiers—redshirt senior 157-pounder Lucas Espericueta and redshirt junior 174-pounder Nick Amuchastegui. Last season, Amuchastegui placed fourth in the 165-pound weight class at the NCAA Tournament in Omaha, Neb.