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Falls by Eischens, Griffith spark win for Stanford over Oregon State

STANFORD, Calif. -- A pair of falls by Tyler Eischens and Shane Griffith sparked a 25-12 win for No. 14 Stanford over Oregon State, Sunday, at Burnham Pavilion.

Eischens needed just 21 seconds to pin Logan Meek at 157 pounds. It was the fastest fall by a Cardinal this season and the sixth for the redshirt freshman. He is now 20-7 overall and 8-3 in duals.
Griffith followed up at 165 pounds with his team-leading ninth fall of the year. He led Aaron Olmos 9-1 going into the final period. Olmos chose down and Griffith got the turn and secured the pin with 37 seconds left in the period.

Stanford improved to 10-2 overall and 3-1 in the Pac-12, while Oregon State dropped to 5-6, 0-2 in the conference.

Griffith, who is ranked fourth nationally, is now 24-0 on the season, tying Nick Amuchastegui (2011-12) for the second-longest winning streak in program history.

Redshirt freshman Real Woods, who is No. 3 in the nation at 141 pounds, got the Cardinal on the board with a 9-1 major decision over Grant Willits. He tallied his 12th straight win and improved to 16-1 overall and 7-1 in duals.

Redshirt junior Jared Hill held off Jackson McKinney with a 3-2 decision at 174 pounds. There was no score after the opening period. McKinney went down to start the second and quickly earned the escape. Hill scored a takedown in the second and the score was tied 2-2 going into the third. An escape for Hill to start the third was the difference.

Ranked No. 8, Nathan Traxler picked up his second win of the weekend with a 5-2 decision over J.J. Dixon at 197 pounds. The redshirt junior is now 18-3 overall and 7-2 in duals this season.

Fifth-year senior David Showunmi closed out the dual with a 6-1 decision over Jamarcus Grant at heavyweight. It was the 10th win of the year for Showunmi.

Stanford closes out the home portion of its schedule on Thursday against new Pac-12 member Little Rock. Senior Night begins at 6 p.m. in Burnham Pavilion.

Results:
125 Brandon Kaylor (OSU) dec. Jackson DiSario (STAN) 8-7
133 #17 Devon Turner (OSU) dec. Gabriel Townsell (STAN) 10-4 (SV)
141 #3 Real Woods (STAN) maj. dec. Grant Willits (OSU) 9-1
149 Lane Stigall (OSU) dec. #19 Requir van der Merwe (STAN) 8-2
157 Tyler Eischens (STAN) fall Logan Meek (OSU) F0:21
165 #4 Shane Griffith (STAN) fall Aaron Olmos (OSU) F6:23
174 Jared Hill (STAN) dec. Jackson McKinney (OSU) 3-2
184 Colt Doyle (OSU) dec. Nick Addison (STAN) 9-3
197 #8 Nathan Traxler (STAN) dec. J.J. Dixon (OSU) 5-2
285 David Showunmi (STAN) dec. Jamarcus Grant (OSU) 6-1

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