Jan. 12, 2018
HAMPTON, Va. – The Virginia (2-5) wrestling team dropped a pair of contests on Friday (Jan. 12) as the Cavaliers opened day one of competition at the Virginia Duals. The two-day event is being hosted at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Va.
Competition will continue on Saturday with Virginia wrestling Fresno State at 10 a.m.
Virginia dropped its first dual of the day to Iowa State (2-5) in a tight contest that came down to the final weight class. The Cyclones grabbed the victory by a score of 21-18, taking the final points in a back-and-forth dual.
The Cavaliers got wins from No. 13 Louie Hayes (Orland Park, Ill.) at 125 pounds and No. 3 Jack Mueller (Dallas, Texas) at 133 pounds to take the early lead. Iowa State then grabbed the next three weight classes before Andrew Atkinson (Lynchburg, Va.) and Will Schany (Blair, Neb.) would win at 165 pounds and 174 pounds, respectively. The win by Schany moved Virginia back in the front of the Cyclones in the overall score.
Iowa State would win at 184 pounds before Jay Aiello (Chantilly, Va.) would win at 197 pounds to tie the dual score at 18 with one weight class remaining. The Cyclones grabbed the win at heavyweight with a slim 3-2 victory to take the dual match.
The 10th-ranked Sun Devils of Arizona State (5-2) took the Cavaliers’ second match of the day, defeating Virginia by a score of 35-3. The Cavaliers got a win from Tyler Love (Clifton, Va.) at heavyweight as he picked up a 6-3 decision to get Virginia on the board.
Iowa State 21, Virginia 18
125: No. 13 Louie Hayes tech fall Sinjin Briggs (ISU), 20-4 (5:00) – UVA 5, ISU 0
133: No. 3 Jack Mueller dec. Markus Simmons (ISU), 5-2 – UVA 8, ISU 0
141: No. 16 Kanen Storr (ISU) dec. Sam Martino, 5-3 – UVA 8, ISU 3
149: Jarrett Degen (ISU) pinned Jake Keating, 1:01 – ISU 9, UVA 8
157: Chase Straw (ISU) tech fall Fred Green, 24-6 – ISU 14, UVA 8
165: Andrew Atkinson major dec. Skyler St. John (ISU), 12-1 – ISU 14, UVA 12
174: Will Schany dec. Daniel Bush (ISU), 8-3 – UVA 15, ISU 14
184: Dane Pestano (ISU) major dec. Michael Battista, 20-7 – ISU 18, UVA 15
197: Jay Aiello dec. Joe Teague (ISU), 10-7 – UVA 18, ISU 18
285: Marcus Harrington dec. Tyler Love, 3-2 – ISU 21, UVA 18
No. 10 Arizona State 35, Virginia 3
125: Joshua Kramer (ASU) dec. No. 13 Louie Hayes, 9-5 – ASU 3, UVA 0
133: No. 19 Ali Naser (ASU) dec. No. 3 Jack Mueller, 11-7 – ASU 6, UVA 0
141: Nikko Villarreal (ASU) dec. Sam Martino, 7-2 – ASU 9, UVA 0
149: Josh Tsirtis (ASU) pinned Jake Keating, 4:11 – ASU 15, UVA 0
157: No. 7 Josh Shields major dec. Michael Murphy, 11-3 – ASU 19, UVA 0
165: No. 15 Anthony Valencia (ASU) dec. Andrew Atkinson, 6-2 – ASU 22, UVA 0
174: No. 1 Zahid Valencia (ASU) pinned Will Schany, 5:11 – ASU 28, UVA 0
184: Kordell Norfleet (ASU) major dec. Jack Walsh, 16-3 – ASU 32, UVA 0
197: Cade Belshay (ASU) dec. Jay Aiello, 9-5 – ASU 35, UVA 0
285: Tyler Love dec. Austyn Harris (ASU), 6-3 – ASU 35, UVA 3
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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