Mango secures Midlands title with last-second takedown

12/30/2012
Stanford University Sports Information

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Senior Ryan Mango recoded a takedown in the final seconds of the 133-pound title match, Sunday, at the 50th Ken Kraft Midlands Championships at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. The win gives him his third tournament championship of his redshirt season.

Mango captured his first Midlands title with an 8-7 decision over Iowa's Daniel Dennis, who was also wrestling unattached. Mango trailed 7-5 going into the final period. Dennis chose down to start the third and Mango cut the lead to one with an escape. He then registered a takedown in the final seconds of the period to seal the victory.

Mango reached the finals on Sunday by posting a 5-3 decision over Wisconsin's Jesse Theilke in the semifinals.

The Cardinal returns to The Farm to host the Stanford Duals on Sunday, Jan. 6. The duals will begin at 2 p.m. PT in Burnham Pavilion.

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