Jan. 14, 2005
HAMPTON, Va. - The University of Virginia wrestling team dropped a 25-9 decision to the North Carolina Tar Heels in a non-conference dual match as part of the 25th Annual Virginia Duals at the Hampton Coliseum. The Cavaliers won three of ten bouts against the Tar Heels with Paul Bjorlo (157), Will Durkee (165) and Rocco Caponi (174) picking up wins for Virginia.
North Carolina won the first four matches of the dual at 125, 133, 141 and 149-pounds to take an early 15-0 lead before UVa reeled off three consecutive wins at 157, 165 and 174-pounds to pull within 15-9 of the Tar Heels with three matches to go. However, UNC won the last three bouts and turned its six-point lead into a 16-point victory at 25-9.
The loss was UVa's second of the day. The Cavaliers also suffered an 18-15 setback to the Ohio Bobcats in their first match of the event. Virginia's loss to UNC gave UVa an 0-2 record in the 25th Annual Virginia Duals.
With the loss, Virginia's record falls to 3-4 overall. The win improved North Carolina's record to 2-1 on the year.
The Cavaliers will now face North Dakota State at 5:00 PM in their next match at the 25th Annual Virginia Duals.
UVa is one of 16 schools competing in the National College Tournament at the 25th Annual Virginia Duals. The tournament field consists of: American, Cal-State Bakersfield, #19 Edinboro, Indiana, Lock Haven, Old Dominion, North Dakota State, Rider, The Citadel, Buffalo, #12 Missouri, #6 Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee-Chattanooga and Virginia.
Below is a look at UVa's results against North Carolina and Ohio in the 25th Annual Virginia Duals.
For more information about the 25th Annual Virginia Duals at the Hampton Coliseum, visit the official 2005 Virginia Duals website at: http://www.virginiaduals.org./
North Carolina 25
Wgt. Opponents Result UVa/UNC
125 Bobby Shaw (UNC) def. Anthony Burke (UVa) 4-2 0-3
133 Evan Sola (UNC) def. Byron Dunlap (UVa) Fall @ 2:31 0-9
141 Isaiah Britton (UNC) def. Aaron Martin (UVa) 7-3 0-12
149 Christopher Ramos (UNC) def. Paul Dunstan (UVa) 2-1 0-15
157 Paul Bjorlo (UVa) def. Kyle Shelton (UNC) 7-3 3-15
165 Will Durkee (UVa) def. Garrett Atkinson (UNC) 3-0 6-15
174 Rocco Caponi (UVa) def. Alex Maciag (UNC) 7-4 9-15
184 Justin Dobies (UNC) def. Kyle Narkiewicz (UVa) 3-1 9-18
197 David Dashiell (UNC) def. Scott Smith (UVa) MD, 8-0 9-22
HWT Spencer Nadolsky (UNC) def. Nick Smith (UVa) 4-0 9-25
Wgt. Opponents Result UVa/Ohio
125 Anthony Burke (UVa) def. Caleb Metcalf (Ohio) 5-2 3-0
133 Byron Dunlap (UVa) def. Matt Smith (Ohio) 5-2 6-0
141 Jon Spires (Ohio) def. Aaron Martin (UVa) 7-2 6-3
149 Paul Dunstan (UVa) def. Aaron Gomoll (Ohio) 5-2 9-3
157 Jake Percival (Ohio) def. Paul Bjorlo (UVa) TF, 15-0 9-8
165 Will Durkee (UVa) def. Tony DeAnne (Ohio) 10-5 12-8
174 Ed Willis (Ohio) def. Rocco Caponi (UVa) MD, 11-3 12-12
184 Brian Cesear (Ohio) def. Kyle Narkiewicz (UVa) 5-3 12-15
197 Joel Weimer (Ohio) def. Scott Smith (UVa) 9-2 12-18
HWT Nick Smith (UVa) def. Marcus Adelman (Ohio) 3-2 15-18
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