Stanford 197 lber Nick Stemmet (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
Beavers and Mustangs compete at Collegiate Duals
Oregon State struggled on the first day of the National Collegiate Duals. The Beavers fell to IÃ´wa State 26-6. On the bright side, Trey Munoz upset Marcus Coleman to give the Beavers three points. Brandon Kaylor picked up the other victory with a 5-2 decision.
The Beavers fell in the second dual against Cornell. Isaiah Crosby picked up a 9-2 decision to get the Beavers on the board. However, Oregon State lost 32-7.
Oregon State finished its trip with a dominating win over Central Michigan. Brandon Kaylor, Cleveland Belton, Matt Olguin, Trey Munoz, Tanner Harvey and Ryan Reyes all pinned their opponents. Therefore, the Beavers captured a 39-10 victory and returned to Corvallis for the next year.
Cal Poly come in as underdogs against Lehigh and North Carolina State and dropped both duals. A highlight for Cal Poly against Lehigh was a 3-2 win for Bernie Truax over All-American Michael Beard at 197. With a pair of losses, Cal Poly faced Lock Haven for fifth place. The Mustangs split the first eight matches as Lawrence Sanez, Dom Demas, Legend Lamer and Adam Kemp earned decision victories over Lock Haven opponents.
The Mustangs finished strong as Bernie Truax tech falled Brad Morrison and Trevor Tinker continued to raise his stock with a pin over Ethan Miller. The Mustangs captured fifth at Collegiate Duals red pool
Nick Stemmet earns Pac-12 Wrestler of the Week
Although it was a quiet week for Stanford, 197-pound Nick Stemmet earned Stanford's second Pac-12 Wrestler of the Week. Daniel Cardenas earned the honor on Nov. 15. Stemmet sits with a 9-1 record and a 3-0 dual meet record.
His greatest victory came over No. 21 Andy Smith from Virginia Tech 11-5. He will look to improve his stock at the Southern Scuffle on New Year's Weekend.
Little Rock scores big off the mat
Since it was a quiet week for the Trojans and Pac-12 wrestling, Little Rock decided to better themselves and the community. First, the Little Rock wrestlers became CPR certified thanks to American Heart Arkansas.
Second, the Trojans decided to give back to the community. For the fourth consecutive year, the Little Rock program did a ham sale and donated over 200 hams to local families in need. Not only did they donate the hams, but they also delivered them to each family in 14 different neighborhoods throughout the Little Rock area.