By Kyle Kelley
Central Michigan Sports Information
PALO ALTO, Calif. — The No. 12 ranked Central Michigan wrestling program continued its recent dominance by winning nine of 10 matches Saturday to defeat Stanford, 30-3.
The Chippewas (14-3) extended their dual winning streak to seven matches and will look tobuild upon the momentum tomorrow when they take on Cal Poly and CSU Bakersfield.
Junior JoeRoth and sophomore Tyler Keselring filled in nicely for seniors Christian Cullinan and Scotti Sentes in the first two matches, claiming decisions over their opponents, 4-1 and 6-2.
After an 11-4 decision by junior Scott Mattingly over Peter Russo, senior Donnie Corby earned bonus points at 149 pounds by claiming a 12-3 major decision over Timmy Boone.
Underclassmen Lucas Smith and Mike Ottinger kept the Cardinal scoreless with a pair of decisions at 157 and 165 and junior Craig Kelliher extended the lead to 22-0 with a 6-2 decision at 174 pounds.
Senior 184-pounder Ben Bennett, ranked No. 2 in the country, pushed the Chippewas’ lead to 27-0 with a 17-2 technical fall over Ryan Davis and senior No. 5 Jarod Trice claimed a 3-1 decision over Dan Scherer for the final 30-3 score.
The Chippewas will close their California road trip tomorrow afternoon beginning at 1 p.m.
No. 12 Central Michigan 30, Stanford 3
125: Joe Roth (CMU) dec. Evan Silver (S), 4-1.
133: Tyler Keselring (CMU) dec. Alex Manley (S), 6-2.
141: Scott Mattingly (CMU) dec. Peter Russo (S), 11-4.
149: Donnie Corby (CMU) maj. dec. Timmy Boone (S), 12-3.
157: Luke Smith (CMU) dec. Garrett Schaner (S), 8-1.
165: Mike Ottinger (CMU) dec. Bret Baumbach (S), 5-3.
174: Craig Kelliher (CMU) dec. Dylan Morris (S), 6-2.
184: Ben Bennett (CMU) tech. fall Ryan Davies (S), 17-2 (7:00).
197: Michael Sojka (S) dec. Jackson Lewis (CMU), 4-1.
285: Jarod Trice (CMU) dec. Dan Scherer (S), 3-1.