Jan. 7, 2000
NORFOLK, Va. - The University of Virginia wrestling team began
competition in the 2000 Virginia Duals. The Cavaliers first opponent of
the day was the Northern Iowa Panthers. NIU entered its contest with
Virginia ranked #16 by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA)
and #17 by Intermat Wrestling. The Cavaliers were looking to upset their
Top 25 opponent, but fell to the Panthers by the score of 35-10 in the
first competition of the meet for both schools.
UVa's Steve Garland (Middletown, N.Y./Middletown), ranked fourth in
the country at 125 with a record of 10-1 on the season, improved his mark
to to 11-1 on the year after claiming a victory by forfeit. However, the
wins would be much more difficult for UVa to gather for the remainder of
the morning session. One Cavalier that did record a win was Don
Carlo-Clauss (Rochester, N.Y./Greece Olympia). Carlo-Clauss recorded a
major decision victory over NIU's Tom Koenig at 157 by the score of 15-7.
However, Garland and Carlo-Clauss' wins would be the only two victories for
Virginia in the dual with Northern Iowa.
UVa's Toby MacDonald (Venice, Fla./Venice) and David Takseraas
(Seaford, N.Y./Seaford) were defeated at 133 and 141, respectively.
MacDonald lost a major decision bout by the score of 12-2 to Chad Bordreaux
and Takseraas lost a major decision match by the count of 12-4 to M ark
Rial. The Cavaliers' John Pozniak (State College, Pa./State College)
dropped a close decision to the Panthers' Tony Davis at 149 by the score of
8-5 and Virginia's Ryan McGrath (Blairstown, N.J./Blair Academy) lost a
slim decision to NIU's Kyle Hanson by the narrow margin of 7-6 at 184.
UVa's Brian Muir (Toms River, N.J./Toms River North) dropped a 6-1 decision
to the Panthers' Nate Lawrenz.
The Cavaliers' Steve Mazzola (Cleveland, Ohio/St. Edwards) and Josh
Etu (Queensbury, N.Y/Queensbury) lost by falls to Northern Iowa. At 174,
Mazzola fell to NIU's Randy Pugh at 2:13 and in the HWT class, Etu fell to
Paul Hynek at 2:00. The Panthers' Tony Wieland gathered a win by forfeit
Virginia will continue action as they compete in day two of the
Virginia Duals on Saturday, January 8. The Cavaliers opponent for the dual
is yet to be determined.
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Individual Match Results
Wt. Opponent Team Result Opponent Score
125 S GARLAND UVA FORFEIT -
133 C BORDREAUX NIU MAJ DEC T MACDONALD 12-2
141 M RIAL NIU MAJ DEC D TAKSERAAS 12-4
149 T DAVIS NIU MAJ DEC J POZNIAK 8-5
157 D CARLOS-CLAUSS UVA MAJ DEC T KOENIG 15-7
165 N LAWRENZ NIU DEC B MUIR 6-1
174 R PUGH NIU FALL S MAZZOLA @ 2:13
184 K HANSON NIU DEC R MCGRATH 7-6
197 T WIELAND NIU FORFEIT -
HWT R HYNEK NIU FALL J ETU @ 2:00