Stanford holds off Utah Valley

OREM, Utah -- Four bonus-point victories propelled No. 16 Stanford to a 25-19 road win over Utah Valley, Friday, in front of 1,011 fans at Lockhart Arena.

Stanford (8-1) and Utah Valley (1-7) each won five bouts, but the Cardinal registered a pair of falls and technical falls to come out on top.

Beginning at heavyweight, Utah Valley's Chase Trussell turned in a 4-1 decision over redshirt senior Trevor Rasmussen to give the Wolverines the early 3-0 lead.

Stanford freshman Jackson DiSario, the reigning Pac-12 Wrestler of the Week, gave the Cardinal the lead with a fall in 4:36 over Will Edelblute at 125 pounds. It was the sixth fall of the year for the McDonough, Georgia, native, who moves to 17-5 overall and 7-1 in duals.

The Wolverines moved back in front momentarily (9-6) after the Cardinal had to forfeit at 133 pounds. Redshirt freshman Real Woods then registered a 16-1 technical fall in 4:40 over Isaiah Delgado at 141 pounds. Ranked No. 4 nationally, Woods led 6-1 after the first. Delgado chose neutral to start the second, giving Woods the opportunity to score. He quickly secured another takedown and was able to turn Delgado for a pair of four near fall calls. Woods moves to 13-1 overall and 4-1 in duals this season.

Utah Valley earned the win at 149 pounds, giving it a 12-11 advantage in the team score. Stanford answered as redshirt freshman Tyler Eischens posted his second technical fall of the year, 18-0 (4:02) over Jerry Rubio at 157 pounds. Eisched led 12-0 after the first and Rubio went neutral to begin the second. Eischens scored another takedown and added four near fall points to improve to 18-6 and 6-2 in duals.

Redshirt freshman Shane Griffith, who is ranked seventh nationally at 165 pounds, earned a second-period fall over Grant La Mont to extend the team score to 22-12 in favor of the Cardinal. Griffith (21-0) remains undefeated on the season and is tied for the sixth-longest winning streak in program history.

The dual came down to 197 pounds, where redshirt junior Nathan Traxler held on to defeat Tanner Orndorff, 10-8. Traxler, who was back in action for the first time since the Southern Scuffle, had a 7-1 lead going into the final period. Orndorff earned an escape to start the third and put his foot on the gas pedal, taking down Traxler three times before time expired. Ranked fifth in the nation, Traxler moves to 16-2 overall and 5-1 in duals.

Stanford will resume Pac-12 action next week, traveling to No. 6 Arizona State on Friday, Jan. 31.

125 Jackson DiSario (STAN) fall Will Edelblute (UVU) F4:36
133 Taylor LaMont (UVU) won by forfeit FF
141 #4 Real Woods (STAN) tech. fall Isaiah Delgado (UVU) 16-1 (4:40)
149 Cameron Hunsaker (UVU) dec. Dawson Sihavong (STAN) 7-3
157 Tyler Eischens (STAN) tech. fall Jerry Rubio (UVU) 18-0 (4:02)
165 #7 Shane Griffith (STAN) fall Grant LaMont (UVU) F3:59
174 #13 Kimball Bastian maj. dec. Jared Hill (STAN) 12-4
184 Jacob Armstrong (UVU) dec. Nick Addison (STAN) 7-2
197 #5 Nathan Traxler (STAN) dec. Tanner Orndorff (UVU) 10-8
285 Chase Trussell (UVU) dec. Trevor Rasmussen (STAN) 4-1


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