Stanford men’s wrestling (9-4, 2-1 Pac-12) concluded its season on March 21 at the NCAA Championships in Pittsburgh. Although no Cardinal managed to place at the tournament, and only redshirt sophomore Nathan Traxler came in as a top-10 seed, Stanford has had a season like no other — smashing records, claiming titles and transforming into a team that will never be forgotten in the annals of Pac-12 wrestling history.
For the first time in program history, the No. 24 Stanford men’s wrestling team won the Pac-12 tournament at Tempe, Arizona.
No. 25 Stanford men’s wrestling (9-4, 2-1 Pac-12) finished the dual meet season with a 31-9 loss to No. 7 Nebraska (12-5, 5-4 Big-10) at the Bob Devaney Center in Lincoln.
In a pair of dual meets this past Friday and Sunday, No. 20 Stanford men’s wrestling (9-3, 2-1 Pac-12) claimed victory at No. 18 Oregon State (4-8, 0-2 Pac-12) for the first time in Cardinal history and decimated Cal Poly (0-8, 0-3 Pac-12) on Senior Night.
This Friday, No. 25 Stanford men’s wrestling (7-3, 1-1 Pac-12) will face off against No. 18 Oregon State (4-7, 0-1 Pac-12) at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Oregon.
On Friday and Saturday, No. 25 Stanford men’s wrestling (7-3, 1-1 Pac-12) fell to both No. 20 Purdue (6-8, 2-5 Big-10) and Indiana (5-10, 1-6 Big-10) at 9-22 and 7-30, respectively.
No. 25 Stanford (7-1, 1-1 Pac-12) triumphed over No. 9 Arizona State (4-9, 1-1 Pac-12) in a dual meet unlike any other. Last Saturday, No. 20 junior Gabriel Townsell, wrestling in the 125-pound class, scored a 6-point move in the final match of the afternoon that stopped the Sun Devils from taking their first win in Cardinal territory since 2013.
No. 25 Stanford men’s wrestling (6-1, 0-1 Pac-12) will face No. 9 Arizona State (4-8, 1-0 Pac-12) in a dual meet on Saturday at the Burnham Pavilion. CSU Bakersfield (5-7, 2-1 Pac-12) inflicted the Cardinal’s first dual meet loss this past Sunday, clinching the upset 20-13. Stanford will get back into the groove of things tomorrow, aiming to restore themselves to their rightful place in winning-streak glory, but the competition will also be some of the toughest Stanford will have to face this season.