Sports

Stanford wrestlers help USA wrestling win a team title

 
Stanford freshmen wrestlers Shane Griffith and Real Woods helped lead the United States to a first-place finish at the Junior Pan American Freestyle Championships over the weekend in Guatemala City. Photo by USA Wrestling and courtesy of Stanford Athletics.

Stanford freshmen wrestlers Shane Griffith and Real Woods helped lead the United States to a first-place finish at the Junior Pan American Freestyle Championships over the weekend in Guatemala City.

Griffith recorded technical falls all the way to a gold medal finish at 79kg. He posted identical 10-0 wins over Peru's Brisd Jahz Rojas in the quarterfinals and Mexico's Miguel Reynoso in the semifinals. In the finals, Griffith notched a 12-1 technical fall against Canada's Carson Lee.


Shane Griffith/Stanford Athletics

Real Woods/Stanford Athletics
Woods was the runner-up at 65kg for the United States with a 4-1 record. He opened the tournament with a 12-2 technical fall against Mexico's Francisco Torres.

In the quarterfinals, he shut out Canada's Jacob Alexander, 10-0. Woods posted another technical fall in the semifinals, 12-1, over Ecuador's Oscar Calvopina.

In the finals, he dropped a 6-4 decision to Cuba's Cristian Solenzal Lopez, who also won a Greco title this week.

The men's freestyle team won eight gold medals to complete the sweep for the U.S., which also won the Greco and women's team titles in Guatemala City. The Red, White and Blue dominated the competition, finishing 32-2 in the tournament for 240 points. Canada was second with 120 points and Mexico took third at 113.

Griffith competed unattached during the college season, accumulating a 25-2 record, winning titles at the Princeton Open, Roadrunner Open and National Collegiate Open.

Woods finished third or higher at the state meet all four years during his high school career at Montini Catholic High in Lombard, Ill. He won two state titles.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

What is community worth to you?
Support local journalism.

Comments

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

All your news. All in one place. Every day.

Su Hong Palo Alto's last day of business will be Sept. 29
By Elena Kadvany | 18 comments | 5,615 views

Premarital, Women Over 50 Do Get Married
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,716 views

Natural Wines?
By Laura Stec | 1 comment | 1,556 views

Electric Buses: A case study
By Sherry Listgarten | 2 comments | 1,551 views

Stay a part of their day
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 586 views

 

Register now!

On Friday, October 11, join us at the Palo Alto Baylands for a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon! All proceeds benefit local nonprofits serving children and families.

More Info