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.

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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