Nov. 17, 2012
PHOENIX – The Arizona State University wrestling team finished the second half of their doubleheader on Saturday with a rout over Grand Canyon University, 42-6, in Phoenix, Ariz.
ASU (5-1, 1-0 Pac-12) won nine of 10 bouts against the ‘Lopes, who came into the competition ranked #5 in the Division II rankings heading into the weekend. Seven Sun Devils posted bonus point victories in the competition.
Matt Kraus got things started on the right foot for ASU, recording a 18-3 tech fall over Robert Sobarzo at 141 pounds to put ASU up 5-0 right out of the gates.
Nathan Hoffer continued his tear through the 149 ranks, dominating Austen Moore in a 20-6 major decision to improve to 6-0 on the season in his debut at the weight class.
Blake Stauffer improved to 6-0 on the season with a 20-4 major decision over Justin Martin at 174 pounds before Kevin Radford posted a major of his own with an 11-3 victory over Brett Sanchez at 184 pounds.
Jake Meredith recorded his second pin of the day again Eric Fan just 1:23 into the 197 pound matchup, putting ASU up 33-0.
No. 10 Levi Cooper took his second defeat of the season at 4:32 into the heavyweight matchup against Tyrell Fortune for GCU’s lone victory of the match.
Dalton Miller came out and got ASU back in the win category with a 6-4 decision over defending DII NCAA Champion Kyle McCrite at 125 pounds before Shane McGough rounded out the match with a pin over Martin Gonzalez at 2:45 for his third pin of the season.
The Sun Devils will return to action in two weeks at the Las Vegas Invitational Tournament.
141 Matt Kraus (ASU) def. Robert Sobarzo (GCU) tech. fall, 18-3 ASU 5-0
149 Nathan Hoffer (ASU) def. Austen Moore (GCU) 20-6 ASU 9-0
165 Parker Madl (ASU) def. Ryan Miller (GCU) fall, 2:01 ASU 18-0
174 Blake Stauffer (ASU) def. Justin Martin (GCU) 20-4 ASU 23-0
184 Kevin Radford (ASU) def. Brett Sanchez (GCU) 11-3 ASU 27-0
197 Jake Meredith (ASU) def. Eric Fan (GCU) fall, 1:23 ASU 33-0
285 Tyrell Fortune (GCU) def. Levi Cooper (ASU) fall, 4:32 ASU 33-6
125 Dalton Miller (ASU) def. Kyle McCrite (GCU) 6-4 ASU 36-6
133 Shane McGough (ASU) def. Martin Gonzalez (GCU) fall, 2:45 ASU 42-6