Dec. 3, 2011
LAS VEGAS - The Stanford wrestling team closed out the 30th annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational with two placewinners, Saturday, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Senior Nick Amuchastegui was 3-0 in the tournament before having to medically forfeit his final three matches to finish sixth overall at 174 pounds. Ranked No. 1 in the nation, Amuchastegui recorded a fall and two decisions to improve to 11-0 overall this season.
Junior Ryan Mango, ranked fifth nationally, placed seventh at 133 pounds. After going 3-1 on Friday, Mango finished the tournament with two more wins. The St. Louis, Mo., native recorded a 12-7 decision over Oregon State's Garrett Drucker in his first bout on Saturday. After being edged 5-4 by Harvard's Steven Keith, Mango finished out with a 17-5 major decision over Navy's Aaron Kalil. Mango is now 13-2 overall this season.
After taking a two week break for finals, the Stanford wrestling team will be back in action on Sunday, Dec. 18 at the Reno Tournament of Champions. The Cardinal will close out the 2011 year at the Midlands Championships in Evanston, Ill., Dec. 29-30.
Stanford's Tournament Results:
Ryan Mango (5-2, seventh place): maj. dec. Alex Annunciation (Cal Baptist), 13-5; lost to Zach Zehner (Wyoming), 10-3; dec. Brock Livorio (North Carolina), 9-4; dec. Shelton Mack (Pittsburgh), 3-2; dec. Garrett Drucker (Oregon State), 12-7; lost to Steven Keith (Harvard), 5-4; maj. dec. Aaron Kalil (Navy), 17-5).
Donovan Halpin (0-2): lost to Jake Sueflohn (Nebraska), 9-1; lost to Tyler Untrauer (Air Force), 5-2.
Timmy Boone (0-2): lost to Josh Wilson (Utah Valley), 3-2; lost to Paul Liguori (Harvard); 5-3.
Bret Baumbach (0-2): lost to Joe Booth (Drexel), 10-2; lost to Daniel Yates (Michigan), 11-1.
Nick Amuchastegui (3-0, sixth place): fall Kyle Sweedman (North Idaho College), 1:21; dec. Monte Shmaulhaus (Utah Valley), 5-1; dec. Kurtis Julson (North Dakota State), 8-2; medical forfeit to Justin Zeerip (Michigan); medical forfeit to Patrick Martinez (Wyoming); medical forfeit to Ryan Leblanc (Indiana).
Spence Patrick (0-2): lost to Cody Magrum (Ohio State), fall 2:49; lost to Kevin Radford (Arizona State), 14-6.
Alan Yen (1-2): lost to Nick Tenpenny (North Carolina), 8-1; dec. Chace Eskam (Arizona State), 8-1; lost to Simas Norkus (Western Wyoming College), fall 2:55.
Dan Scherer (2-2): dec. Jowan Gill (Indiana), 5-0; lost to Levi Cooper (Arizona State), 5-0; dec. Paul Snyder (Hofstra), 3-0; lost to Brandon Williamson (West Virginia), 2-1.