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Cardinal wrestling loses season opener to Virginia Tech, bounces back in Hokie Open

No. 21 ranked Stanford wrestling (0-1, 0-0 Pac-12) lost their season opener on Friday against No. 9 ranked Virginia Tech (1-0, 0-0 ACC). The Cardinal dropped the hard fought match 22-12, but displayed impressive performances from returners and freshmen. They bounced back Sunday during the invitational Hokie Open, claiming two individual titles and placing third in total team points.

Wrestling drops tough home opener to No. 8 Northwestern

After kicking off its season with a bang with big wins over California Baptist and Cal State, the Cardinal wrestling team (2-1) faced a stiff test against No. 8 Northwestern (1-0) in its home opener at Burnham Pavilion. Although the team hung around with the Wildcats in a back-and-forth meet, Northwestern cleaned up in the 141-, 149- and 157-pound decisions to claim a hard-fought 21-13 victory.