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No. 14 Wrestling tacks on two victories at home

Redshirt freshman Shane Griffith remains undefeated, Stanford wrestling moves to 3-1 in Pac-12 play

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Stanford’s No. 14 wrestling team (10-2, 3-1 Pac-12) added two conference wins this weekend, bouncing back from a tough 12-28 loss last week against Arizona State. The Cardinal handled the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners (5-5, 1-1 Pac-12) with a 28-12 win this Saturday, and then went to defeat the Oregon State Beavers (5-6, 0-2 Pac-12) 25-12 on Sunday. Both matches were at Burnham Pavilion.

Three key players split their events for the weekend. Full of energy and speed, true freshman Jackson DiSario (125 lbs) gained a major victorious decision over Roadrunner Alex Hernandez-Figueroa in a 14-2 dual. On Sunday, however, DiSario lost a closely competitive 7-8 dual against Oregon State’s Brandon Kaylor. True senior Gabriel Townsell (133 lbs) won a 6-4 dual against CSU’s Chance Rich, but lost 4-10 against Ohio State’s No. 17 Devon Turner. Redshirt senior David Showumni (285 lbs) was taken down 5-6 this weekend by CSU’s Jarrod Snyder, but he reentered the wins column the following day as he earned a 6-1 decision over Oregon State’s Jamarcus Grant.

Among Stanford’s ranked players, No. 3 redshirt freshman Real Woods (141 lbs) excelled last weekend. Woods gained a technical fall (2:27) after leading 16-0 against Roadrunner Angelo Martinoni. He trounced the Beaver’s Grant Willits the following day, 9-1. On the season, Woods has been a model of consistency, with a record currently sitting at 16-1. 

No. 4 redshirt freshman Shane Griffith (165 lbs) came into the weekend with a perfect 22-0 record. He stayed on course, landing both a 13-4 major decision and a technical fall (6:23) to improve to 24-0. He is the sole undefeated member of the roster.

Coming off a loss against ranked ASU’s No. 20 Jacori Teemer, redshirt freshman Tyler Eischens (157 lbs) regained momentum as he won both of his duals this weekend. On Saturday, Eischens faced CSU’s Wyatt Gerl, landing a close 3-2 decision. Against OSU, Eischens gained a technical fall in just 21 seconds, electrifying the crowd and gaining the Cardinal momentum for the day. 

Redshirt junior Nathan Traxler (197 lbs) also won both of his duals, gaining a technical fall (2:00) and a 5-2 decision on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Entering the weekend on a five-game winning streak which began against Cal Poly on Jan. 25, redshirt Sophomore Foster Karmon (174 lbs) won his duel against Roadrunner Albert Urias. He now is 2-2 in duels. This marked the 12th win of the season for Karmon.

Looking ahead, Stanford will next host the Little Rock Trojans (1-6, 0-1 Pac-12) at Burnham Pavilion on Thursday, Feb. 13. The match is set to kick off at 6 p.m. PT.


Contact Hussam Algallaf at hussamig ‘at’ stanford.edu.