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Stanford wrestles to Pac-12 victory over visiting Little Rock


Foster Karmon, Nick Addison and Seamus O’Malley each recorded pins and No. 13 Stanford won eight of 10 bouts in a 38-10 wrestling victory over visiting Little Rock on Thursday at Burnham Pavilion.

Freshman Fabian Santillan earned his first collegiate dual meet victory for Stanford (11-2, 4-1), which travels to wrestle against North Dakota State on Saturday.

Foster Karmon/Stanford Athletics
Little Rock (1-7, 0-2) is in its inaugural season of wrestling and is the latest member of the Pac-12.

During an intermission, Stanford recognized its five seniors who were competing for the final time at home: Jake Barry, Brandon Kier, Trevor Rasmussen, David Showunmi and Gabriel Townsell.

The Trojans opened a 10-6 lead before Santillan pulled the Cardinal to within one with an 11-7 decision over Conner Ward at 141 pounds.

Redshirt junior Requir van der Merwe gave the Cardinal the lead with a 7-1 decision over Tyler Brennan at 149 pounds. van der Merwe improved to 9-4 on the season.

Redshirt sophomore Ethan Woods turned in a 10-2 major decision over Tommy Lisher at 157 pounds to improve to 9-5 overall.

Redshirt freshman Gabe Dinette also registered a major decision, defeating Will Edgar 8-0 at 165 pounds.

Karmon was the first of three straight first-period falls for the Cardinal. He recorded a fall in 2:49 over Tristan Tadeo at 174 pounds. It was the fourth fall of the year for Karmon, who is 13-8.

Addison got his fall in 1:38 over Matthew Muller at 184 pounds for his first career pin.

O’Malley completed the win with a fall in 1:07 over Dylan Johnson at 197 pounds. It was the fifth fall of the year for O'Malley, who improved to 8-4 overall.

— Staff report

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