Mango earns 100th victory in Stanford's win over Duke

Senior Ryan Mango, ranked 10th nationally, registered a 14-2 major decision over Evan Botwin at 133 pounds to secure his 100th career win and help the Stanford wrestling team pounce all over host Duke, 41-0, in a nonconference dual meet on Saturday morning.

The Cardinal came back later in the day to beat host North Carolina, 28-22.

Mango became the eighth Stanford wrestler to reach that milestone and is now 101-32 for his career, 20-3 this season.

The Cardinal (11-4) recorded its first shutout in four years against the Blue Devils.

In the most anticipated bout, Stanford senior Dan Scherer, ranked 20th nationally, defeated No. 18 Conner Hartmann, 4-3, at 197 pounds.

Scherer scored a first period takedown and notched an escape in the second period for a 3-0 lead.

He racked up riding time in the third before Hartmann was able to escape and score a final second takedown. Scherer improves to 13-3 overall and 8-2 in duals.

Freshman Tommy Pawelski got things going for the Cardinal with a 13-1 major decision over Alex Elsea at 125 pounds. He moves to 17-11 on the year and 3-3 in duals.

Senior Bret Baumbach added to the Stanford's lead with a 6-3 decision over Immanuel Kerr-Brown at 157 pounds.

Trailing 3-2 going into the third period, Baumbach chose to start in the bottom position and quickly earned the escape. He registered another takedown and tacked on 3:47 of riding time.

In the win over North Carolina, Baumbach gained the lead for the Cardinal with an 8-0 major decision over Jake Crawford at 157 pounds. He finished his bout with 5:26 of riding time to improve to 14-7 overall.

Redshirt freshman Jim Wilson gutted out a 2-1 double overtime win at 165 pounds against John Michael Staudenmayer.

With the score tied 1-1, neither wrestler scored in the sudden victory round. Wilson rode Staudenmayer out for in the first overtime period and then managed to tally an escape to seal the win.

Ranked No. 19 in the nation, Wilson is now 26-5 overall, tying Silver for fifth on the Cardinal's freshman wins list.

— Stanford Athletics


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