Stanford Cardinals Wins First Pac-12 Title in Team History
Exciting time to be a Stanford Cardinal, as the team won their first ever conference championship, helped by two champions and a full team effort. They beat out the host Arizona State by only two points, a feat secured by the championship win at 197 by Nathan Traxler. Third place Oregon State was only two points behind that, making this the tightest conference team race in the country. Zahid Valencia won the award for Most Outstanding Wrestler, after scoring two technical falls for his championship. Valencia will look to become a four-time conference champion next year, after winning his third in 2019.
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Championship Bout Results:
125 pounds: No. 4 Ronnie Bresser (Oregon State) def. Ryan Millhof (Arizona State). D; 5-4
133 pounds: No. 16 Sean Nickell (CSU Bakersfield) def. Mason Pengilly (Stanford). Injury default (6:45)
141 pounds: Grant Willits (Oregon State) def. Brandon Kier (Stanford). Fall; 3:38
149 pounds: No. 15 Requir Van Der Merwe (Stanford) def. Joshua Maruca (Arizona State). D; 5-3
157 pounds: No. 14 Christian Pagdilao (Arizona State) def. Hunter Willits (Oregon State). D; 6-2
165 pounds: No. 4 Josh Shields (Arizona State) def. Jacob Thalin (CSU Bakersfield). D; 9-4
174 pounds: No. 3 Zahid Valencia (Arizona State) def. Bryan Battisto (CSU Bakersfleld). TF; 5:00 (20-4)
184 pounds: Bob Coleman (Oregon State) def. Judah Duhm (Stanford). D; 4-2
197 pounds: No. 12 Nathan Traxler (Stanford) def. Thomas Lane (Cal Poly). D; 6-4
285 pounds: No. 4 Amar Dhesi (Oregon State) def. Haydn Maley (Stanford). MD; 17-3
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