Despite the smoke, the wrestlers positioned themselves on the mat and then brawled like there was no tomorrow. Stanford wrestling’s first home match of the season took place at the football fan fest against San Francisco State on November 10.
No. 25 Stanford men’s wrestling (7-1, 1-1 Pac-12) heads out today for a dual meet against No. 20 Purdue (5-7, 2-4 Big-10) in West Lafayette, Indiana.
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.
Stanford men’s wrestling (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) is hosting no. 22 Utah Valley (6-5, 0-0 Big-12) and Harvard (0-0, 0-0 EIWA) today at the Burnham Pavilion & Ford Center, marking the fourth and fifth dual meets for the Cardinal this season. Stanford has dominated the competition in each of its previous meets, most recently winning against No. 11 Northwestern (2-4, 0-1 Big-10); the team has also achieved unprecedented glory in national tournaments at Las Vegas and Chattanooga. However, today’s competition may test just how much glory the wrestling gods have in store for Stanford. The Wolverines have gutted behemoths like No. 13 Purdue (3-4, 0-1 Big-10) and No. 15 Rutgers (6-2, 0-1 Big-10) over the season, and the Crimson holds a 4-3 all-time record against the Cardinal.
On Saturday, Stanford wrestling (0-0) is hosting its home opener against San Francisco State (1-1) in the open air at Stanford Athletics’ Fan Fest, right before the Oregon-Stanford football match. The Cardinal have recently tasted victory after two freshmen, Real Woods (141 pounds) and Shane Griffith (165 pounds), and one redshirt freshman, Haydn Maley (heavyweight), won the Princeton Open last Sunday.