As most of you already know, redshirt sophomore Shane Griffith (165) was crowned NCAA Champion Saturday night in St. Louis. Shane was also named the tournament's Outstanding Wrestler after upsetting the #1 seed from Iowa and beating the #3 and #5 seeds. Shane is the second national champion for Keep Stanford Wrestling, following Matt Gentry's national title in 2004.
In addition to Shane's success, redshirt freshman Jaden Abas (149) earned All-American honors with a 7th place finish, requiring five wins on the consolation side of the bracket. Real Woods (141), Requir Van der Merwe (157), and Nathan Traxler (Hwt) all turned in strong performances to help KSW finish 17th as a team.
Make your voices heard. Visit an updated KeepStanfordWrestling.com for the information you need to voice your anger at Stanford and ask that they reinstate our sport. Click the big, red "Send Email" button, which will pre populate the address for the Board of Trustees inbox and a template message you can edit as you see fit. For more ways to voice your anger, go to 36SportsStrong.org. Tweet, share and comment on social media every chance you get.
As Shane Griffith said in his post-tournament press conference: "We’re going to keep fighting the fight, whether it’s a week-long battle, year-long, 10 years, who knows. There is nothing more we’re trying to do than keep this program at Stanford. The way things are rolling right now, I think we have a good shot."
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How You Can Help
This is our opportunity to preserve the legacy of Stanford Wrestling for future generations. With that in mind, please take as many of the following actions as you are able:
Email (big, red button) the Stanford Board of Trustees from the updated KSW.com.