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No. 14 Virginia Dominates in Trio of Season-Opening Wins

Joseph Martinez

Nov. 2, 2013

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The No. 14 Virginia wrestling team opened the 2013-14 season Saturday with a trio of dual wins in a quad meet at Memorial Gymnasium. The Cavaliers scored wins over Anderson (46-3), Gardner-Webb (43-0) and West Virginia (41-6), winning 28 of the 30 individual matches in the process.

"I'm really pleased with how our guys wrestled today," Virginia head coach Steve Garland said. "They were amazing. We only lost one match all day, outside of the injury default. Our kids put on an amazing display and made a great statement. If you watched our team today, I don't think you want to wrestle us. They showed what the Virginia wrestling style is - we get on top of you and then dominate. I'm really proud of them for that."

Ranked 13th nationally in the preseason at 174 pounds by InterMat, Stephen Doty (R-Sr., St. Louis, Mo.) picked up three wins, including two pins, to highlight the day for the Cavaliers. Gus Sako (R-Jr., Cleveland, Ohio) recorded falls in both of his two matches in his first bouts since redshirting the 2012-13 season.

Nineteen Virginia wrestlers saw action Saturday, with 18 picking up wins. Nineteen of the Cavaliers' 28 wins resulted in bonus points (11 falls, one forfeit, three tech falls, four major decisions).

Virginia won nine of 10 bouts against both Anderson and West Virginia. The Cavaliers swept all 10 matches against Gardner-Webb while racking up bonus points in six. UVa racked up five falls against Anderson and picked up three more against Gardner-Webb and WVU.



UVa heads to Salem, Va., next Sunday (Nov. 10) for the Hokie Duals, where the Cavaliers will face VMI (9 a.m.), No. 20 Wisconsin (11 a.m.) and Kent State (1 p.m.). UVa's next home bout is Sunday, Nov. 24, when the Cavaliers battle No. 8 Virginia Tech at 1 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.

Virginia 46, Anderson 3
125: Will Mason (UVa) pinned Cory Monteforte (AU) 1:35; UVa 6-0
133: Emilio Martinez (UVa) pinned Keenan Simmons (AU) 6:12; UVa 12-0
141: Justin Van Hoose (UVa) dec. Zak Hale (AU) 7-5; UVa 15-0
149: Chris Yankowich (UVa)pinned Ian Harper (AU) 5:40; UVa 21-0
157: Zane Newton (AU) dec. Dustin Roemer (UVa) 9-6; UVa 21-3
165: Greg Bacci (UVa) dec. Jacob Allen (AU) 7-5; UVa 24-3
174: No. 13 Stephen Doty (UVa) pinned Brian Onofrio (AU) 1:30; UVa 30-3
184: James Suvak (UVa) major dec. Taylor Dorsett (AU) 9-0; UVa 34-3
197: Patrick Gillen wins by forfeit; UVa 40-3
HWT: Ethan Hayes (UVa) pinned Brendon Latham (AU) 5:31; UVa 46-3

Virginia 43, Gardner-Webb 0
125: Nick Herrmann (UVa) dec. Cortes Starkes (GW) 6-2; UVa 3-0
133: Joseph Martinez (UVa) dec. Robbie Golde (GW) 3-0; UVa 6-0
141: No. 19 Joe Spisak (UVa) major dec. Ryan Mosley (GW) 9-0; UVa 10-0
149: No. 14 Gus Sako (UVa)pinned Tyler Ziegler (GW) 1:29; UVa 16-0
157: Blaise Butler (UVa) pinned Kyle Graves (GW) 1:20; UVa 22-0
165: No. 5 Nick Sulzer (UVa) major dec. Austin Trott (GW) 17-6; UVa 26-0
174: No. 13 Stephen Doty (UVa) pinned Aaron Babin (GW) 3:23; UVa 32-0
184: No. 9 Jon Fausey (UVa) dec. Gray Jones (GW) 7-1; UVa 35-3
197: Zach Nye tech fall Boyce Cornnell (GW) 18-2; UVa 40-0
HWT: Derek Papagianopoulos (UVa) dec. Justin Kozera (GW) 9-5; UVa 43-0

Virginia 41, West Virginia 6
125: Nick Herrmann (UVa) dec. Cory Stainbrook (WVU) 9-4; UVa 3-0
133: Joseph Martinez (UVa) tech fall Daniel Suite (WVU) 18-2 (5:22); UVa 8-0
141: No. 19 Joe Spisak (UVa) tech fall Colin Johnston (WVU) 16-0 (3:58); UVa 13-0
149: No. 14 Gus Sako (UVa) pinned Tre Miller-Scott (WVU) 1:24; UVa 19-0
157: Blaise Butler (UVa) pinned Brutus Scheffel (WVU) 1:24; UVa 25-0
165: No. 5 Nick Sulzer (UVa) major dec. Jason Luster (WVU) 17-6; UVa 31-0
174: No. 13 Stephen Doty (UVa) dec. Bubba Scheffel (WVU) 3-2; UVa 34-0
184: No. 9 Jon Fausey (UVa) dec. Mac Mancuso (WVU) 5-3; UVa 37-0
197: Zach Nye (UVa) major dec. Leo Trindade (WVU) 10-1; UVa 41-0
HWT: A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU) won by injury default over Derek Papagianopoulos (UVa); UVa 41-6

West Virginia 24, Gardner-Webb 12
125: Cory Stainbrook (WVU) major dec. Cortez Starkes (GW) 13-2; WVU 4-0
133: Robbie Golde (GW) dec. Daniel Suite (WVU) 10-5; WVU 4-3
141: Colin Johnston (WVU) dec. Ryan Mosley (GW) 9-3; WVU 7-3
149: Mike Morales (WVU) major dec. Tyler Ziegler (GW) 10-0; WVU 11-3
157: Brutus Scheffel (WVU) major dec. Cole Graves (GW) 14-5; WVU 15-3
165: Austin Trott (GW) dec. Ross Renzi (WVU) 4-3; WVU 15-6
174: Bubba Scheffel (WVU) pinned Aaron Rabin (GW) 1:30; WVU 21-6
184: Mac Mancuso (WVU) dec. Gray Jones(GW) 2-1; WVU 24-6
197: Boyce Cornwell (GW) dec. Leo Trindade (WVU) 3-2; WVU 24-9
HWT: Justin Kozera (GW) dec. A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU) 3-2; WVU 24-12

West Virginia 46, Anderson 0
125: Cory Stainbrook (WVU) tech fall. Cory Monteforte (AU) 16-1; WVU 5-0
133: Daniel Suite (WVU) major dec. Keenan Simmons (AU) 19-5; WVU 9-0
141: Colin Johnston (WVU) dec. Zak Hale (AU) 9-7; WVU 12-0
149: Tre Miller-Scott (WVU) dec. Ian Harper (AU) 7-3; WVU 15-0
157: Brutus Scheffel (WVU) major dec. Zane Newton (GW) 17-5; WVU 19-0
165: Rozz Renzi (WVU) dec. Stephen Wylie (AU) 12-5; WVU 22-0
174: Bubba Scheffel (WVU) pinned Brian Onofrio (AU) :55; WVU 28-0
184: Mark Colabucci (WVU) pinned Taylor Dorsett (AU) 5:31 ; WVU 34-0
197: Leo Trindade wins by forfeit; WVU 40-0
HWT: Wayne Purnell (WVU) won by injury default over Brendon Latham (AU) 4:41; WVU 46-0

Gardner-Webb 40, Anderson 9
125: Cortez Starkes (GW) major dec. Cory Monteforte (AU) 15-6; GW 4-0
133: Robbie Golde (GW) pinned Keenan Simmons (AU) 1:05; GW 10-0
141: Ryan Mosley (GW) dec. Zak Hale (AU) 12-7; GW 13-0
149: Tyler Ziegler major dec. Ian Harper (AU) 13-4; GW 17-0
157: Zane Newton (AU) dec. Cole Graves (GW) 10-4; GW 17-3
165: Austin Trott(GW) tech fall Stephen Wylie(AU) 16-0 (2:53); GW 22-3
174: Brian Onofrio (AU) pinned Aaron Rabin (GW) 2:00; GW 22-9
184: Gary Jones (GW) pinned Taylor Dorsett (AU) 1:15; GW 28-9
197: Boyce Cornwell (GW) wins by forfeit; GW 34-9
HWT: Justin Kozera (GW) wins by forfeit; GW 40-9


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