After finishing with a school-record 11th-place finish in last year’s NCAA Championships, the Stanford wrestling team looks to get even better next year, as it will bring in seven freshmen in a recruiting class that was rated 24th-best in the nation.
Rounding out the class are Dahlton Brown (Jackson, Calif./Argonaut), Josh Lauderdale (Nine Mile Falls, Wash./Lakeside), Alex Manley (Chattanooga, Tenn./The Baylor School), Alex Paraschuk (Fort Myers, Fla./Riverdale), Evan Silver (Chevy Chase, Md./Blair Academy), Michael Sojka (Winnebago, Ill./Winnebago) and Brendan Ter Wee (Larchwood, Iowa/West Lyon).
Silver is listed as the No. 25 overall recruit in 2011, and Sojka is ranked as the 5th-best recruit at 215 pounds. The group has combined to win 10 state championships, two runner-up finishes and five third-place marks.