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    Pac-12 Conference Recap (2/13/23)

    Stanford 125 lber Nico Provo (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)

    Stanford splits road duals

    Stanford started the weekend with its first shutout victory in three years, defeating CSU Bakersfield 43-0. Five of the ten matches led to bonus-point victories for the Cardinal.

    Jackson Disario and Nick Stemmet picked up pins at 133 and 197 pounds. Shane Griffith and Brook Byers got their hands raised in a pair of forfeit wins and Jason Miranda beat NCAA qualifier Angelo Martinoni 9-0.

    Charlie Daracott had the toughest battle of the dual, winning 7-4 over Brock Rogers at 157 pounds.

    Stanford traveled to Oklahoma State a couple of days later and fell 25-9. Provo found the win column again with a 5-2 victory over Reece Witcraft. Jaden Abas and Shane Griffith were the other two Cardinal wrestlers to win, but in tight matches.

    Abas picked up a pair of takedowns in the first period and proved to be a difference. He beat Victor Voinovich 6-5. Griffith won 4-2 in a sudden victory over Wyatt Sheets. All the points came from the bottom position with a reversal for Sheets and two escapes for Griffith.

    Griffith scored the winning takedown within the first minute to take his 21st victory of the season.

    Beavers capture a win over Wyoming

    Matthew Olguin started the dual at 165 pounds. He kicked off a five-match winning streak, four by decision and one major decision. JJ Dixon picked up the 12-3 major decision over Terren Swartz.

    Brandon Kaylor rested this dual. Therefore, Wyoming’s Jore Volk defeated Caleb Coyle 10-1. Oregon State’s Jason Shaner and Riley Gurr won at 133 and 149 pounds. However, the Beavers lost two team points in Gurr’s match.

    Little Rock splits duals in Illinois

    The Trojans defeated Ohio 28-12 and fell to SIUE 22-14. Jeremiah Reno, Matty Bianchi and Tyler Brennan were the three Trojans to win both matches.

    Bianchi was the only wrestler to pull off an upset too, defeating #28 Peyten Kellar. On the other hand, Joseph Bianchi fell to two ranked wrestlers. He lost 6-4 to Ohio’s #33 Alec Hagan and 6-2 to #24 Caleb Tyus.

    Little Rock was leading with three matches left in the SIUE dual. However, they were swept, all by decision. The Trojans' dual season ends with a 5-10 record and they will return to action at the Pac-12 Championships.

    Roadrunners go back and forth with California Baptist

    CSU Bakersfield and California Baptist had six lead changes within 10 matches. Yet, the Lancers came atop with a 23-17 victory on the road.

    Eddie Flores started the dual with a 9-3 victory over Devin Garcia. Flores turned a reversal into four back points and helped the Roadrunners capture the first three points of the dual.

    Neither team won two matches in a row until Cal Baptist won 184 and 197 pounds. Angelo Martinoni won by tech fall at 141 pounds, Brock Rogers won by decision at 157 pounds and Albert Urias won by decision at 174 pounds for the Roadrunners.

    California Baptist’s Hunter Leake won by tech fall at 133 pounds, Chaz Hallmark won by decision at 149 pounds and Frank Almaguer won by tech fall at 165 pounds.

    Lancers’ Khristian Dove and Mateo Morales broke the dual open with a major decision and pin at 184 and 197 pounds. CSU Bakersfield’s Paul Sharp ended the dual with a 6-2 victory.

    CSUB ends its dual season at Arizona State on Feb. 16.

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