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.
Although the No. 23 Stanford wrestling team (17-5) finished its dual season with a close 20-19 loss to Northwestern, it set a new record for most single-season dual wins in program history. After having done so, it will look to continue to chase history this Sunday when it seeks the first conference title in program history as it hosts the Pac-12 Championship at Maples Pavilion this Sunday.
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…
Mixed results turned the Stanford wrestling team’s trip to Columbia, Mo., this past Saturday into a bittersweet visit as the Cardinal fell to 4-3 on the young season. The Cardinal picked up one in each column, yet the win against South Dakota State early on in the day was overshadowed by the crushing defeat by No. 7 Missouri.