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Stanford Trips Up Little Rock

STANFORD, Calif. – In its Pac-12 opener, No. 17 Stanford defeated No. 25 Little Rock, 24-15, Sunday, at Maples Pavilion.

Stanford (8-2, 1-0 Pac-12) won seven of the 10 bouts against Little Rock (11-5, 2-1 Pac-12), handing the Trojans their first conference loss of the year. 

Redshirt freshman Hunter Garvin, ranked No. 27 at 165 pounds, secured a fall in 2:09 over Brendon Abdon for the only bonus-point win for the Cardinal on Sunday. It was the fastest fall of the season for Garvin, who is now 15-8 overall and 5-3 in duals.

True freshman Tye Monteiro knocked off No. 18 Tyler Brennan, 5-2, at 174 pounds. Monteiro scored an early takedown and earned a pair of back points in the first period to seal the win. It marked the first career dual victory for the Paso Robles native, who improves to 7-7 overall. 

Sophomore Nico Provo opened the dual with a 13-11 come-from-behind decision over Little Rock's Jeremiah Reno at 125 pounds. Ranked 19th nationally, Provo moves to 13-4 overall.

Senior Jason Miranda, ranked No. 32 at 141 pounds, came out on top in a battle against Brennan Van Hoecke, 15-13. In a back-and-forth bout, Miranda scored a takedown, three reversals, four near fall points, an escape and riding time in the win. He improves to 12-7 on the season.

Redshirt senior Jaden Abas added to the Cardinal lead with a 13-10 decision over Kyle Dutton at 149 pounds. Ranked No. 22, Abas jumped out to an early 9-1 lead after one, and held on for the win. He is now 11-6 overall and 5-1 in duals.

No. 11 Daniel Cardenas turned in a 5-0 decision over No. 27 Matty Bianchi at 157 pounds. The sophomore notched a takedown in the opening period and then rode out Bianchi in the second. He scored an escape in the third and tacked on riding time to improve to 20-4 overall and 9-1 in duals this season.

Redshirt freshman Jack Darrah capped off the scoring for Stanford, pulling out a 3-2 decision over Triston Wills at 184 pounds. There was no score heading into the final period as Wills had racked up riding time and chose down. After Wills escaped, Darrah scored a takedown with less than 30 seconds remaining to secure the win. He is now 10-5 overall and 6-2 in duals.

Stanford remains on The Farm next week, hosting CSU Bakersfield on Sunday for a Pac-12 dual in Burnham Pavilion at 4 p.m. Admission is free.

#17 Stanford 24, #25 Little Rock 15

125#19 Nico Provo (STAN) dec. Jeremiah Reno (LR)13-11
133#13 Nasir Bailey (LR) tech. fall Dom LaJoie (STAN)19-3 (3:59)
141#32 Jason Miranda (STAN) dec. Brennan Van Hoecke (LR)15-13
149#22 Jaden Abas (STAN) dec. Kyle Dutton (LR)13-10
157#11 Daniel Cardenas (STAN) dec. #27 Matty Bianchi (LR)5-0
165#27 Hunter Garvin (STAN) fall Brendon Abdon (LR)F2:09
174Tye Monteiro (STAN) dec. #18 Tyler Brennan (LR)5-2
184Jack Darrah (STAN) dec. Triston Wills (LR)3-2
197#11 Stephen Little (LR) fall #17 Nick Stemmet (STAN)F0:51
285Josiah Hill (LR) maj. dec. Jackson Mankowski (STAN)15-5