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Mason Wins Title For Virginia At Mat Town Open

Nov. 27, 2016

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Senior Will Mason (Virginia Beach, Va.) led the way for the Cavaliers on Sunday (Nov. 27) claiming the championship at 133 pounds as Virginia competed at the Mat Town Open hosted by Lock Haven.

While Mason captured the championship in his weight class, three other wrestlers placed on the afternoon with senior Ray Bethea (Trenton, N.J.) finishing second at 165 pounds, sophomore Fox Baldwin (Kissimmee, Fla.) finishing third at 174 pounds and freshman Sam Martino (Colonial Heights, Va.) taking fourth at 149 pounds.

Mason swept through his three matches with three straight decisions to claim the second open championship of his career – his first at 133 pounds.

Bethea picked up three wins to advance to the finals at 165 pounds before dropping a 4-0 decision in the final bout to take second, while Martino battled through to the finals of the wrestlebacks before dropping a tight 3-1 decision to take fourth.

At 174 pounds, all five of Baldwin’s matches were decided by a fall. The sophomore pinned his first two opponents before being pinned himself in his third bout. He then rallied through the wrestlebacks, pinning both opponents in under a minute to take third place.

Virginia will return to action on Friday (Dec. 2) when the Cavaliers travel to take on Gardner-Webb at 7 p.m. It’s the first of two dual matches on the weekend for Virginia with the second coming at No. 25 Chattanooga on Sunday (Dec. 4) at 1 p.m.

Will Mason
def. Andy Schutz (Bloomsburg University - Unattached), Dec, 6-7
def. Tyshawn White (Unattached), Dec., 8-5
def. Josh Patrick (Rutgers – Unattached), Dec., 7-6

Sam Martino
def. Tanner Sutton (Lock Haven – Unattached), Dec., 4-0
lost to Ryan Diehl (Maryland – Unattached), Dec., 2-1
def. Lucas Ortiz (Unattached), Dec., 4-3
def. Alex Murray (Pittsburgh), Dec., 6-2
def. Pat Duggan (Lock Haven), Dec., 3-2
lost to Will Verallis (Old Dominion – Unattached), Dec., 3-1
*Fourth Place Finish

Chris Yankowich
def. Samuel Butler (Franklin and Marshall), Dec., 3-0
lost to Paul Klee (Unattached) – Dec., 4-0
def. Tanner Sutton (Lock Haven – Unattached), Dec., 9-4
lost to Will Verallis (Old Dominion – Unattached), Dec., 3-1



Michael Murphy
def. Tommy Quinlan (Franklin and Marshall) by default
lost to Nate Cheek (Lock Haven), Dec., 6-5
def. Jack Peura (Clarion), Fall (4:10)
lost to Alexander Smythe (Buffalo – Unattached), Major Dec., 13-4

Ray Bethea

def. L. Drugac (Old Dominion – Unattached), Major Dec., 16-6
def. M. Dawkins (Cornell – Unattached), Dec., 3-1
def. Eric Fasnacht (Buffalo – Unattached, Dec., 10-3
lost to Abner Romero (Old Dominion – Unattached), Dec., 4-0
* Second Place Finish

M.J. Roberson
lost to Abner Romero (Old Dominion – Unattached), Dec., 7-1
def. Vincent Diflippo (Maryland – Unattached), Dec., 3-1
lost to Milik Dawkins (Cornell – Unattached), Dec., 7-5

Fox Baldwin

def. Joseph Scott (Bucknell), Fall (1:53)
def. Austin Bell (Pittsburgh), Fall (5:14)
lost to Chance Marsteller (Pride Wrestling – Unattached), Fall (0:44)
def. Cameron Jacobson (Pittsburgh), Fall (0:54)
def. Austin Bell (Pittsburgh), Fall (0:58) 
*Third Place Finish

Jack Walsh
lost to Connor Frey (Old Dominion – Unattached), Major Dec., 10-0
lost to Gregg Harvey (Pittsburgh – Unattached), TF, 15-0 (6:44)

Jay Aiello
def. James Potts (Kutztown – Unattached), Major Dec., 15-2
def. Edgar Ruano (Clarion), Fall (6:16)
lost to Trisitan Sponseller (Lock Haven – Unattached), Dec., 13-6
lost to Phillip Robilotto (Franklin and Marshall – Unattached), Dec., 11-6

Chuck Boddy
def. Tommy Killoran (Kutztown – Unattached), Dec., 3-1
lost to Michael Hughes (Hofstra – Unattached), TF, 17-1 (6:32)
def. Austin Knies (UVA), Dec, 3-2
lost to Brad Emerick (Lock Haven), Dec., 6-0

Austin Knies
lost to Craig Scott (Cornell – Unattached), TF, 16-0
def. John Barlow (Kutztown – Unattached), Dec., 10-3
lost to Chuck Boddy (UVA), Dec., 3-2


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