Stanford redshirt sophomore Jim Wilson captured the 165-pound title in leading a school record seven Cardinal wrestlers who finished in the top five Sunday at the Reno Tournament of Champions in Nevada.
Stanford finished in a second-place tie with Pac-12 rival Oregon State, each with 102 1/2 points. Wyoming won the team championship with 134 points. It's Stanford;s best finish ever at the tournament and havint three finalists is also a school mark.
Wilson, ranked 13th nationally in his weight class, earned his first tournament win of the season. He was the runner-up at the Roadrunner Open and placed third at the Keystone Classic in November. He recorded five wins on Sunday to improve to 15-3 overall.
Redshirt junior Evan Silver, No. 12 in the nation, was the runner-up at 125 pounds. He won four matches, including an 8-5 decision over No. 13 Ronnie Bresser of Oregon State before falling to ninth-ranked Tyler Cox of Wyoming, 3-1. Silver is 8-1 on the year.
True freshman Isaiah Locsin also took second, going 4-1, with two falls, to improve to 6-3 overall. He fell to Oklahoma State's Dean Heil, 12-6, in the finals.
Placing third in the tournament were 157-pounder Maxwell Hvolbek and heavyweight Nathan Butler.
Hvolbek, who is now 11-6, was 5-1 overall and posted a major decision over 16th-ranked Sparty Chino of Ohio in the third-place match.
Butler also turned in a 5-1 record in the tournament, including a 3-0 decision over No. 16 Tanner Harms of Wyoming and a 3-1 sudden victory over teammate Josh Marchok in the third-place bout.
Marchok, a redshirt sophomore heavyweight, finished fourth after falling to Butler in the third-place match. He also reached the semifinals by defeating Harms, 4-3, before dropping a major decision to Oklahoma's Zach Merrill. Marchok is now 8-4 on the season.
Redshirt senior Garrett Schaner secured fifth place at 149 pounds. He was 5-2, posting two major decisions and edging freshman teammate Paul Fox, 11-10.
Schaner fell to Oregon State's Jordan Henrickson in the consolation bracket before winning by medical forfeit over Boise State's Josh Reyes.
Stanford travels to Chattanooga to bring in the New Year at the Southern Scuffle, Jan. 1-2.
Bradley Christensen of Stanford and Bryce Klein scored 787.56 to win the silver medal in the men's 3-meter synchronized event at the USA Diving Winter National Championships that concluded Sunday in Columbus, Ohio.
Stanford's Gracia Leydon Mahoney teamed with Katrina Young to score 527.40 points and finish third in the women's 10-meter synchronized event and Stanford's Kristian Ipsen teamed with Sam Dorman to finish third in the men's 3-meter synchro after they scored 783.27 points.