Feb. 9, 2000
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Virginia wrestling team
returned to dual match action when the Cavaliers faced the James Madison
Dukes in Memorial Gymnasium. Virginia didn't waste any time taking control
of the match, as UVa won eight of the ten matches on the evening, including
the first five consecutive match-ups, en route to a 27-7 victory.
The Cavaliers jumped out to a commanding 18-0 lead by claiming the
first five matches of the evening. UVa's Steve Garland (Middletown,
N.Y./Middletown) started the night off with a 7-4 victory over James
Madison's Jonathan Huesdash in the 125 pound class to give the Cavaliers an
early 3-0 lead. Toby MacDonald (Venice, Fla./Venice) pushed the Virginia
lead to 6-0 after he topped JMU's Mark Minuto by the score of 15-8 in the
133 pound match. UVa's P.J. Bory (Suffern, N.Y./Suffern) handed the
Dukes' Dave Vollmer an 8-1 loss in the 141 pound class to extend Virginia's
lead to 9-0 through three matches.
Then, the Cavaliers' John Pozniak (State College, Pa./State
College) posted the evenings lone fall of the match when he pinned James
Madison's Mike Robostello at 2:59 in the 149 pound class to make it a 15-0
Virginia lead. UVa's Don Carlo-Clauss (Rochester, N.Y./Greece Olympia)
recorded Virginia's fifth consecutive win when he gathered a 6-5 decision
over JMU's Jimmy O'Connor in the 157 pound class to give the Cavaliers an
James Madison recorded victories in the next two matches to make it
an 18-7 contest when the Dukes' Seth Cameron tallied a 10-2 major decision
victory over UVa's Brian Muir (Toms River, N.J./Toms River North) and
Nathan Rickman topped Virginia's Steve Mazzola (Cleveland, Ohio/St.
Edwards) by the score of 9-3 in the 174 pound class.
However, the Cavaliers would claim the final three matches
beginning with UVa's Ryan McGrath's (Blairstown, N.J./Blair Academy) 8-3
decision over Sam Maltese in the 184 pound class. Jimi Massey
(Williamsport, Md./Williamsport) held off JMU's Elliot Williams by the
score of 6-5 in the 197 pound class before the Cavaliers' Ryan Painter
(Rainelle, V.W./Rainelle) topped the Duke's D.J. Hockman by the count of
8-2 in the heavyweight class to give UVa a 27-7 victory.
With the win, Virginia improves its dual meet record to 3-4
overall, while the loss drops James Madison's dual match record to 3-3 on
the season. The Cavaliers will return to home action on Saturday, February
12th when Virginia host the Virginia Tech Hokies in a dual match
competition. The event is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. and will be held
in Memorial Gymnasium.
|125||Steve Garland (UVa) def. Jonathan Huesdash (JMU)||7-4||3-0|
|133||Toby MacDonald (UVa) def. Mark Minuto (JMU)||15-8||6-0|
|141||P.J. Bory (UVa) def. Dave Vollmer (JMU)||8-1||9-0|
|149||John Pozniak (UVa) def. Mike Robostello (JMU)||Fall @ 2:59||15-0|
|157||Don Carlo-Clauss (UVa) def. Jimmy O'Connor (JMU)||6-5||18-0|
|165||Seth Cameron (JMU) def. Brian Muir (UVa)||MD||10-2||18-4|
|174||Nathan Rickman (JMU) def. Steve Mazzola (UVa)||9-3||18-7|
|184||Ryan McGrath (UVa) def. Sam Maltese (JMU)||8-3||21-7|
|197||Jimi Massey (UVa) def. Elliot Williams (JMU)||6-5||24-7|
|HWT||Ryan Painter (UVa) def. D.J. Hockman (JMU)||8-2||27-7|