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.
When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced last Tuesday that it was dropping wrestling from the Olympic Games in 2020, I started to wonder if they were just trying to wind us sportswriters up. I mean seriously, folks, wrestling? One of the few sports that we can be more or less certain the ancient Greeks…
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Despite suffering through last weekend’s tough road trip that included losses to Brown, No. 21 Maryland, Harvard and American, Stanford’s wrestling team is excited to be back at home to host No. 25 Air Force tonight and visit No. 9 Oregon State tomorrow night for a Pac-12 dual.
It was a difficult weekend for the Stanford wrestling team, which fell to Arizona State (30-7), Penn (27-6) and Rutgers (33-3) on Sunday at the Stanford Duals in Burnham Pavilion. The Cardinal dropped to 4-6 overall and 0-1 in the Pac-12. ASU now stands at 6-4 overall and 2-0 in the Pac-12, while Penn improved…
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