Cardinal wrestling had a successful weekend with Sunday wins over conference foe Cal Poly (1-10, 0-1 Pac-12) and non-conference opponent Air Force (4-3, 0-1 WWC). With the victories, Stanford improved to 7-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play.
After a season that saw the Cardinal wrestling team come the closest it ever has in program history to winning a conference title, Stanford was unable to improve upon its 38th-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Championships, tying for 40th in this year’s tournament in Oklahoma City.
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.
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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.
The Stanford men’s wrestling team left Sunday’s Pac-12 Championships in Boise with two champions: redshirt senior No. 1 Nick Amuchastegui at 174 pounds and junior No. 5 Ryan Mango at 125 pounds. The Cardinal also had one other wrestler earn an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament in March, as redshirt junior Spence Patrick placed…
The No. 20 Stanford wrestling team dropped a close 22-14 dual to No. 13 Oregon State in Maples Pavilion on Sunday. With the win, the Beavers will now likely take the Pac-12 regular-season title