After winning nine of 10 bouts in a 31-3 rout of Air Force (4-4) on Friday, No. 16 Stanford wrestling (7-2, 3-0 Pac 12) pulled of a 21-14 win Sunday against No. 14 Arizona State(7-3, 1-1 Pac 12), thanks to a top-five upset by redshirt junior Nathan Butler and a pin by sophomore Joey McKenna.
Stanford wrestling (11-2, 4-1 Pac-12) celebrated its Senior Day with a convincing 35-7 win over San Francisco State (8-5, 4-3 RMAC) on Sunday afternoon. It was the final match at Burnham Pavilion for graduating seniors Jordan Bryan, Josh Lauderdale, Alex Manley, and Garrett Schaner.
On Sunday, that roar inside Maples Pavilion wasn’t for a double alley-oop for Cardinal men’s basketball, nor was it for another conference title for women’s basketball. Instead, it was in recognition of Stanford wrestling — a team largely overlooked and forgotten that had faded into relative obscurity on campus — because on Sunday, with the Pac-12 Championships held on the Farm for the first time since 2006, the team capped off a regular season in which it thundered back to relevance, establishing a presence that looks to be here to stay.
Stanford wrestling continued one of the best seasons in its history with two big wins over the weekend. On Friday night the Cardinal (13-4) dominated Simpson University on Senior Night, winning 35-7 at the Ford Center. Stanford followed up that win with a 33-8 blowout road win at San Francisco State. The Cardinal’s 13 dual-meet…