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    Pac-12 Week One Wrap-Up

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

    Stanford storms through Menlo Open

    Stanford made an early statement at the Menlo Open by winning nine of the ten weight classes. Ranked wrestlers for the Cardinal coasted to first-place finishes and a combined four falls and five tech falls. Freshman Nico Provo stood out for Stanford too.

    Provo earned a fall and tech over smaller competition and swept his Pac-12 opponents.

    Cal State Bakersfield had a handful of podium finishes too. The Roadrunners took three of the top four spots in the 141-pound class, Jose Landin first, Tyler Deen second, Luis Ramos fourth. In addition, Richard Sandoval finished second in the 125-pound class and Jonathan Viveros finished third in the 149-pound class.

    Cal Poly's Cash Stewart stood out for the Mustangs. The freshman finished third in the 165-pound class after falling to Shane Griffith 4-1 in the quarterfinals.

    Cal Poly dominates Cal Baptist

    Cal Poly took an early 24-0 lead over Cal Baptist. Coach Jon Sioredas said in a post-match interview, “Our guys were fired up. Proud of our effort up and down the lineup.”

    Truax made an impact in the 197-pound class with an 18-0 tech fall over Elijah Sobas. Pac-12's 157-pound favorite Luka Wick began the season with a 16-0 tech fall over Joseph Mora. Lastly, Dom Demas won his debut match with a 12-4 major decision over Chaz Hallmark.

    Arizona State stands outs in scrimmage

    Arizona State's transfers and freshmen stood out on a lineup that proves to have much-needed depth. Jonathan Fagen and Anthony Montalvo added a few highlights to their career with four combined takedowns and two decision victories.

    Penn State transfer Tony Negron showed off with a fall in the second period over Gavin Priest. Lastly, Jesse Vasquez looked to show forms of where he left off before his injury last season. Vasquez earned six takedowns that led to a major decision over Cody Foote.

    Little Rock's middleweights lead to dual wins

    Since becoming a Division 1 program, Little Rock has won four duals, including one D1 dual last season. The Trojans already have two wins this season over Ouachita Baptist and Chattanooga.

    Little Rock's power has come from the middleweights. From 149 to 174 pounds, the starters have a combined record of 12-4. Although Little Rock is off to a hot start, the momentum may slow down as the schedule gets tougher. The Trojans will be in the Tiger Style tournament next weekend then face Oklahoma on Nov. 18.

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