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Stanford outlasts Columbia

Tyler Eischens gets his hand raised after a 6-1 win over Riley Jacops (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)

STANFORD, Calif. -- Falls by Shane Griffith and Dalton Young helped Stanford wrestling secure a 21-19 win over Columbia, Saturday, in the Cardinal's annual outdoor dual inside Football Fan Fest.

The bonus-point victories for Griffith and Young were the difference as both Stanford (3-1) and Columbia (0-1) each won five bouts.

The Cardinal jumped out to a 15-3 lead, winning four of the first five bouts. Redshirt freshman Tyler Eischens started things off for Stanford with a 6-1 decision over Riley Jacops at 157 pounds. Eischens led 2-1 after the first and rode out Jacops in the second. He added an escape, another takedown and racked up 3:37 in riding time in the win.

Griffith followed with a second-period fall over Kyle Mosher at 165 pounds. Ranked eighth nationally, Griffith registered his third pin of the season in 3:57 and remains undefeated on the year at 7-0.

True freshman Nick Addison moved to 2-1 on the season with a 9-2 decision over Joe Franzese at 184 pounds. With Addison leading 4-0 after two periods, Franzese chose neutral to start the final frame. Addison added two takedowns in the third and totaled 1:24 in riding time.

Redshirt junior Nathan Traxler, who is No. 10 in the nation at 197 pounds, turned in a 13-9 decision over Sam Wustefeld. Traxler led 6-2 after the first, but Wustefeld used a reversal and four near fall points in the second to knot the score at 9-9. Traxler answered with an escape and another takedown in the third. Wustefeld was also hit for stalling in the final period.

Young concluded the scoring for the Cardinal, posting a fall in just 1:04 over Trent Svingala at 133 pounds. Young moves to 5-2 on the year with three falls - tying Griffith for the team lead.

Stanford travels to Bakersfield for the Roadrunner Open on Sunday before taking its finals break.

Results:
125 Joe Manchio (COL) dec. #14 Gabriel Townsell (STAN) 6-3
133 Dalton Young (STAN) fall Trent Svingala (COL) F1:04
141 Matt Kazimir (COL) fall Brandon Kier (STAN) F2:29
149 Andy Garr (COL) maj. dec. Tony Williams (STAN) 13-2
157 Tyler Eischens (STAN) dec. Riley Jacobs (COL) 6-1
165 #8 Shane Griffith (STAN) fall Kyler Mosher (COL) F3:57
174 Lennox Wolak (COL) dec. Foster Karmon (STAN) 15-10
184 Nick Addison (STAN) dec. Joe Franzese (COL) 9-2
197 #9 Nathan Traxler (STAN) dec. Sam Wustefeld (COL) 13-9
285 Dan Herman (COL) dec. David Showunmi (STAN) 4-2

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