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Stanford dominates Little Rock

STANFORD, Calif. -- No. 13 Stanford won eight of 10 bouts in a dominating 38-10 win over Little Rock, Thursday, at Burnham Pavilion.

Stanford improved to 11-2 overall and 4-1 in the Pac-12 Conference. Little Rock, which is in its inaugural season of wrestling and is the newest member of the Pac-12, dropped to 1-7 overall and 0-2 in the conference.

During the intermission, Stanford recognized its five seniors -Jake Barry, Brandon Kier, Trevor Rasmussen, David Showunmi and Gabriel Townsell - as it was the final regular-season home dual on The Farm.

The teams traded forfeits to start the dual. The Trojans then took a 10-6 lead with a major decision at 133 pounds. True freshman Fabian Santillan pulled the Cardinal to within one with an 11-7 decision over Conner Ward at 141 pounds. It marks the first collegiate dual win for Santillan.

Redshirt junior Requir van der Merwe gave the Cardinal the lead with a 7-1 decision over Tyler Brennan at 149 pounds. van der Merwe improved to 9-4 on the season and 2-2 in duals.

Redshirt sophomore Ethan Woods turned in a 10-2 major decision over Tommy Lisher at 157 pounds. Woods is now 9-5 overall and 2-0 in duals for the Cardinal.

Redshirt freshman Gabe Dinette also registered a major decision, defeating Will Edgar, 8-0, at 165 pounds. Dinette is now 6-2 overall and 2-0 in duals.

Redshirt sophomore Foster Karmon was the first of three straight first-period falls for the Cardinal. At 174 pounds, Karmon recorded a fall in 2:49 over Tristan Tadeo. It was the fourth fall of the year for Karmon, who is now 13-8 overall.

True freshman Nick Addison was next with a fall in 1:38 over Matthew Muller at 184 pounds. It was the first career pin for the Fair Haven, New Jersey native.

True freshman Seamus O'Malley closed out the dual with a fall in 1:07 over Dylan Johnson at 197 pounds. It was the fifth fall of the year for O'Malley, who improved to 8-4 overall and 3-1 in duals.

Up next, Stanford closes out its dual season over the weekend, traveling to North Dakota State on Saturday and South Dakota State on Sunday.

Results:
125 Jayden Carson (LR) won by forfeit FF
133 Paul Bianchi (LR) maj. dec. Luciano Arroyo (STAN) 18-8
141 Fabian Santillan (STAN) dec. Conner Ward (LR) 11-7
149 Requir van der Merwe (STAN) dec. Tyler Brennan (LR) 8-1
157 Ethan Woods (STAN) maj. dec. Tommy Lisher (LR) 10-2
165 Gabe Dinette (STAN) maj. dec. Will Edgar (LR) 8-0
174 Foster Karmon (STAN) fall Tristan Tadeo (LR) F2:49
184 Nick Addison (STAN) fall Matthew Muller (LR) F1:38
197 Seamus O'Malley (STAN) fall Dylan Johnson (LR) F1:07
285 David Showunmi (STAN) won by forfeit FF

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