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.
Stanford’s No. 21 ranked wrestling team will begin their 2017-2018 season this weekend with a trip to Virginia. They start their dual meets with a match against No. 9 Virginia Tech on Saturday, November 4th before competing in the Hokie Open on Sunday the 5th.
No. 17 Stanford wrestling (8-3, 4-1 Pac-12) won nine of 10 bouts to march to a resounding victory against the Boise State Broncos (1-7, 1-2) by a score of 32-3 on Saturday yet were upset in a competitive conference meet at Oregon State (2-5, 1-0) on Monday.
The Cardinal rode several strong individual performances to finish just behind hosts Oregon State, who claimed their 4th consecutive conference title, and Arizona State.
Stanford wrestling (11-2, 4-1 Pac-12) celebrated its Senior Day with a convincing 35-7 win over San Francisco State (8-5, 4-3 RMAC) on Sunday afternoon. It was the final match at Burnham Pavilion for graduating seniors Jordan Bryan, Josh Lauderdale, Alex Manley, and Garrett Schaner.
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 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.
The Pac-12 announced on Thursday that redshirt freshman Jim Wilson has been named the Pac-12 Wrestling Freshman/Newcomer of the Year after an outstanding campaign in which he helped pace the Cardinal to the most dual wins in a season in school history.