March 4, 2000
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of North Carolina won its
fourth straight Atlantic Coast Conference Championship with four individual
champions to score 91 points, outlasting NC State who finished second with
79 points and three champions in Cole Field House. Virginia finished third
with 59.5, Maryland was fourth at 59 and Duke rounded out the five teams
with a score of 21.5.
At 125, North Carolina's Skyler Holman opened the tournament finals
by pinning Virginia senior Steve Garland at 2:16 in the much-anticipated
showdown of top 10 wrestlers. Holman, No. 7 by Intermat, flipped Garland,
No. 5 in the middle of the first period holding him on his back for the
quick pin. Holman was named Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament.
At 133, Maryland sophomore Brandon York defended his title by
holding on to a 2-1 advantage over North Carolina's Brad Byers for most of
the third period, then putting a desperate Byers on his back with 10
seconds remaining for a 6-1 margin.
At 141, Virginia's P.J. Bory, who received the No. 4 seed in the
bracket, upset his way through the day and held off a late charge by
Maryland's Mark Mansueto to win 6-4.
At 149, NC State's Tommy Davis won his second consecutive title
(141-pound champion last year) with a sudden death tie-breaker against
Virginia's John Pozniak for a 5-4 advantage.
At 157, Davis' teammate Scott Garren recorded a pin in the
semifinals and then continued his hot streak by taking a 5-0 first period
advantage over MarylandÔs Rob Booth in the championship match. He went on
to win 10-2.
NC State's Joel Dramis, at 165, wrapped up the Wolfpack's third
straight title by defeating a banged-up Josh Weidman from Maryland. The
Terrapin wrestler already with a bandage wrapped around his head-clawed
throughout the entire match, but fell short in the final minute, 5-2.
Weidman had won 10 straight matches leading up to the finals.
At 174, an emotion-filled Corey Bell of Carolina defeated another
defending champion, NC State's Kevin Boross with a 12-2 major decision for
his second ACC title.
At 184, Ryan McGrath of Virginia won the most critical match of the
evening, securing third place for his Cavaliers and erasing NC State's
hopes for the team title.
Clint Osborn at 197 and heavyweight Matt Kenny posted back-to-back
wins at the end.
125 - Skyler Holman (NC) pinned Steve Garland (VA), F2:16
133 - Brandon York (MD) dec. Brad Byers (UNC), 6-1
141 - P.J. Bory (VA) dec. Mark Mansueto (MD), 6-4
149 - Tommy Davis (NCS) dec. John Pozniak (VA), 5-4, tb
157 - Scott Garren (NCS) dec. Rob Booth (MD), 10-2
165 - Joel Dramis (NCS) vs. Josh Weidman (MD), 5-2
174 - Corey Bell (NC) major dec. Kevin Boross (NCS), 12-2
184 - Ryan McGrath (VA) dec. Zach Breitenbach (NCS), 7-5
197 - Clint Osborn (NC) dec. Jason Gore (NCS), 12-6
Hwt - Matt Kenny (NC) dec. Ryan Painter (VA), 17-7
1. N. Carolina 91
2. NC State 79
3. Virginia 59.5
4. Maryland 59
5. Duke 21.5
W Steve Garland (UVa) def. Matt Pandullo (Maryland) MD 10-0
L Skyler Holman (UNC) def. Steve Garland (UVa) Fall @ 2:16
L Sean Meakim (Duke) def. Toby MacDonald (UVa) 4-2
L Les Carroll (NCSU) def. Toby MasDonald (UVa) 3-1
W P.J. Bory (UVa) def. Jason LaMota (UNC) 4-3
W P.J. Bory (UVa) def. Mark Mansueto (Maryland) 3-2 adv.
W John Pozniak (UVa) def. Grant Newman (Maryland) 8-3
L Tommy Davis (NCSU) def. John Pozniak (UVa) 5-4 TB
L Rob Booth (Maryland) def. Don Carlo-Clauss (UVa) 3-1
W Don Carlo-Clauss (UVa) def. Dennis Landin (UNC) 8-6
L Joel Dramis (NCSU) def. Brian Muir (UVa) 10-3
L Mike Mitchell (Duke) def. Brian Muir (UVa) 4-1
L Mike Tomaino (Maryland) def. Steve Mazzola (UVa) 10-8
L Matt Hoover (Duke) def. Steve Mazzola (UVa) 5-1
W Ryan McGrath (UVa) def. Mark Reid (Maryland) MD 10-2
W Ryan McGrath (UVa) def. Tom Cass (Duke) 8-2
W Ryan McGrath (UVa) def. Zach Breitanbach (NCSU) 7-5
L Clint Osborn (UNC) def. Jimi Massey (UVa) 6-5
L Bob Vorhies (Maryland) def. Jimi Massey (UVa) MD 10-2
W Ryan Painter (UVa) def. Jeremy Duncan (Maryland) 7-6
L Matt Kenney (UNC) def. Ryan Painter (UVa) MD 17-7