Trio of Cardinal wrestlers are in hunt for tournament title


Three Stanford wrestlers advanced to the quarterfinals of the Defense Soap & Flips Wrestling Southern Scuffle on Thursday in Chattanooga.

True freshman Isaiah Locsin (141 pounds), redshirt sophomore Maxwell Hvolbek (157 pounds) and 13th-ranked Jim Wilson (165 pounds) remain in the championship brackets for the Cardinal after finishing the day undefeated.

Maxwell Hvolbek
Stanford is in 12th place with 25 points. Penn State tops the standings with 52.

Locsin reached the quarterfinals at 141 pounds with a 6-5 sudden victory over Lehigh's Randy Cruz and a 3-2 decision against Tyler Buckiso of The Citadel. He moves to 8-3 on the season.

Hvolbek, who improved to 13-6 overall, posted a 5-3 decision over Luke Goettl of Iowa State. No. 3 Ian Miller of Kent State had to medically forfeit, securing a spot in the quarterfinals at 157 pounds for Hvolbek.

Wilson moved to 18-3 on the year with decisions over Central Michigan's Jordan Atienza (7-3), George Mason's Patrick Davis (5-0) and Army's Coleman Gracey (5-4). The 165-pounder, who won a title at the recently-concluded Reno Tournament of Champions, has won 10 matches in a row.

Redshirt senior Garrett Schaner (149 pounds), redshirt freshman Keaton Subjeck (174 pounds), redshirt sophomore Ryan Davies (184 pounds), redshirt sophomore Zach Nevills (184 pounds), redshirt freshman Nathan Butler (285 pounds) and redshirt sophomore Josh Marchok (285 pounds) are all still alive in consolation brackets and will continue wrestling Friday.

Redshirt junior Evan Silver finished 1-2 in the tournament at 125 pounds, posting his lone win over Duke's Thayer Atkins, 3-2. He dropped a 5-4 sudden victory match to Pittsburgh's Jake Gromacki in the consolation bracket.

Redshirt sophomore Peter Galli (157 pounds) and junior Dylan Morris (174 pounds) also fell twice on Thursday and have been eliminated from the tournament.

Men's basketball

Head coach Johnny Dawkins has announced that freshman forward Reid Travis is expected to be sidelined indefinitely with a stress fracture.

Stanford (8-3) hosts Washington State (6-6) today at noon in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.

A native of Minneapolis, Minn., Travis underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in July.

Travis is averaging 7.5 points and a team-best 6.9 rebounds while shooting 44.6 percent overall. One of three players to start all 11 games, Travis has produced his best performances against elite competition, grabbing 12 rebounds in a loss to No. 4/3 Duke and 14 boards in an overtime upset victory at No. 9/9 Texas. He also scored a season-high 15 points in a loss at BYU.

Travis is bidding to become only the fifth freshman in school history to average at least 7.0 points and 6.0 rebounds, joining Kimberly Belton (12.5 ppg, 8.4 rpg), Brook Lopez (12.6 ppg, 6.0 rpg), John Revelli (13.4 ppg, 7.6 rpg) and Tim Young (12.3 ppg, 8.6 rpg).

Travis is Stanford's seventh McDonald's All-American selection overall and first since Brook Lopez and Robin Lopez were honored in 2006. Additionally, Travis was a member of the USA Basketball Junior National Select Team, competing at the 17th annual Nike Hoop Summit. Tabbed the co-state player of the year and Minneapolis Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year, Travis averaged 26.1 points and 9.0 rebounds per game while guiding the Islanders to their third straight Class AAA state title as a junior.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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