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Stanford quiets Purdue

STANFORD, Calif. -- No. 13 Stanford improved to 2-1 on Friday night, defeating Purdue 23-14 at Burnham Pavilion.

The Cardinal won six of ten bouts in the dual, handing the 4-1 Boilermakers their first loss of the season. Stanford took the early lead and never relinquished it.

The dual began at 174 pounds, where redshirt senior All-American Jim Wilson gave the Cardinal the lead, winning 17-5 in a major decision to put Stanford up, 4-0. Purdue responded at 184 pounds when Tanner Lynde won 3-1 with a sudden victory decision over redshirt freshman Austin Flores.

Josh Marchok scored a quick six points for Stanford at 197 pounds, winning by fall at 1:12 over Christian Brunner to give the Cardinal a 10-3 lead. Redshirt junior Nathan Butler, the ninth-ranked heavyweight in the nation, extended Stanford's lead at 285 pounds with a 4-0 decision against Tyler Kral.

Returning All-American Connor Schram further extended the lead at 125 pounds. The redshirt junior, who ranks seventh in the nation at 125, won by 9-1 in a major decision, putting the Cardinal ahead, 17-3.

Purdue cut into the deficit at 133 pounds when Luke Welch defeated redshirt senior Peter Russo by technical fall at 6:17, making the score 17-8 in favor of Stanford.

Sophomore All-American Joey McKenna, the nation's second-ranked wrestler at 141 pounds, won a 6-3 decision over Kyle Ayersman, upping Stanford's advantage to 20-8.

Alex Griffin narrowed Stanford's lead to 20-14 in the penultimate bout of the dual, defeating redshirt sophomore Paul Fox in a 5-2 decision.
Redshirt senior Peter Galli finished off the win for Stanford with a 6-1 decision at 165 pounds over Dylan Lydy.

Prior to Stanford's dual against Purdue, the Boilermakers faced off against Boise State, defeating the Broncos by a score of 20-17.
The Cardinal returns to action on Sunday when it travels to Fresno, California, to compete in the Roadrunner Open.

Results:
125 #7 Connor Schram (STAN) dec. Ben Thornton (PUR) 9-1
133 Luke Welch (PUR) fall Peter Russo (STAN) F6:17
141 #2 Joey McKenna (STAN) dec. Kyle Ayersman (PUR) 6-3
149 Nate Limmex (PUR) dec. Tommy Pawelski (STAN) 3-1
157 Alex Griffin (PUR) dec. Paul Fox (STAN) 5-2
165 Peter Galli (STAN) dec. Dylan Lydy (PUR) 6-1
174 #14 Jim Wilson (STAN) dec. Peter Andreotii (PUR) 17-5
184 Tanner Lynde (PUR) SV Austin Flores (STAN) 3-1 (SV)
197 Josh Marchok (STAN) fall Christian Brunner (PUR) 1:12
285 #9 Nathan Butler (STAN) dec. Tyler Kral (PUR) 4-0

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