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Virginia Wrestling Competes in the 2001 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM Virginia's Brian Muir was one of three Cavaliers to advance to the consolation finals at the 2001 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.
Virginia's Brian Muir was one of three Cavaliers to advance to the consolation finals at the 2001 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.

Dec. 1, 2001

PRIMM, Nevada - The University of Virginia wrestling team competed in the 2001 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. UVa's Jimi Massey (Williamsport, Md/Williamsport), Brian Muir (Toms River, N.J./Toms River North) and first-year wrestler Will Durkee (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shady Side Academy) highlighted the Cavaliers in the event. The Virginia trio finished with a winning record and each wrestler competed in the consolation finals of their weight class.

Massey finished 3-1 at 184 and defeated Dana's Arthur Castillo by the score of 5-2 in the consolation finals. He also recorded a 9-3 decision over Army's Matt Bernard and an 8-5 decision over Wyoming's Kevin Kessner to advance to the consolation finals round. Massey's only setback was a close 3-1 overtime loss to Pittsburgh's Dan Stine.

Muir posted a team-high four wins for UVa after finishing 4-2 at 174. After splitting his first two matches, Muir went on to win three consecutive bouts with a major decision victory, a fall and a forfeit with wins over Dickinson State's Shawn Karol (MD, 12-4), Stanford's Imad Kharbush (fall @ 1:55) and Brown's Adam Santee (forfeit) before falling to Matt Cobb of Missouri Valley College in the consolation finals, 4-2. Muir won his first match by posting a 12-2 major decision victory over North Idaho's Bryan Zimmerman.

Durkee went 3-2 at 165 and also won three consecutive matches in the consolation bracket over Northern Colorado's Jared Deaguero (5-0), Central Oklahoma's Mark Gibson (6-0) and Harvard's Patrick O'Donnell (7-5) before falling to Michigan's Charles Martelli by the score of 7-6 in the consolation finals.

The Cavaliers' Tim Foley (Stafford, Va./Brooke Point) and Paul Dunstan (Oberlin, Ohio/St. Edwards) each finished 2-2 in their respective weight classes. Foley defeated Cal Poly's Robb Maxwell (13-12) and North Dakota State's Paul Carlson (fall @ 6:36) at 157, while Dunstan defeated N.C. State's Dave Miller (9-5) and Dickinson State's Tyrone Martinez (7-3) at 149.



Virginia's Bob Seidel (Wall, N.J./Wall) and Josh Etu (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury) each recorded a victory after Seidel defeated Northern Colorado's Ronnie Stafford by the score of 9-4 at 141 and Etu topped California-Davis' Jason Paul by the count of 9-4 in the heavyweight class.

UVa's Byron Dunlap (York, Pa./Dallastown) and Scott Mania (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox) finished 0-2 at 125 and 197, respectively.

Virginia will return to action on Saturday, January 5th when the Cavaliers face Lock Haven (12:00 p.m.) and George Mason (4:00 p.m.) in dual match action. Both matches will take place at Memorial Gymnasium.

W/L Opponents Score

L	Vic Moreno (Cal State Bakersfield) def. Byron Dunlap (UVa)	9-3
L	Shawn Bunch (Edinboro) def. Byron Dunlap (UVa)		MD, 8-0

141 L Christopher Bennett (Air Force) def. Bob Seidel (UVa) Fall @ 2:39 W Bob Seidel (UVa) def. Ronnie Stafford (Northern Colorado) 9-4 L Peter De La Cruz (Pima) def. Bob Seidel (UVa) Fall @ 3:10

149 L Cooper Fitch (California-Davis) def. Paul Dunstan (UVa) 4-1 W Paul Dunstan (UVa) def. Tyrone Martinez (Dickinson St.) 7-3 W Paul Dunstan (UVa) def. Dave Miller (N.C. State) 9-5 L Jim Medeiros (Fresno State) def. Paul Dunstan (UVa) 5-2

157 W Tim Foley (UVa) def. Robb Maxwell (Cal Poly) 13-12 W Tim Foley (UVa) def. Paul Carlson (North Dakota State) Fall @ 6:36 L Adam Britt (VMI) def. Tim Foley (UVa) MD, 19-8 L Ben Baca (Fresno State) def. Tim Foley (UVa) MD, 21-8

165 L Carl Fronhofer (Pittsburgh) def. Will Durkee (UVa) MD, 10-2 W Will Durkee (UVa) def. Jared Deaguero (Northern Colorado) 5-0 W Will Durkee (UVa) def. Mark Gibson (Central Oklahoma) 6-0 W Will Durkee (UVa) def. Patrick O'Donnell (Harvard) 7-5 L Charles Martelli (Michigan) def. Will Durkee (UVa) 7-6

174 W Brian Muir (UVa) def. Bryan Zimmerman (North Idaho) MD, 12-2 L Shane Webster (Oregon) def. Brian Muir (UVa) MD, 11-2 W Brian Muir (UVa) def. Shawn Karol (Dickinson State) MD, 12-4 W Brian Muir (UVa) def. Imad Kharbush (Stanford) Fall @ 1:55 W Brian Muir (UVa) def. Adam Santee (Brown) Forfeit L Matt Cobb (Missouri Valley College) def. Brian Muir (UVa) 4-2

184 W Jimi Massey (UVa) def. Matt Bernard (Army) 9-3 L Dan Stine (Pittsburgh) def. Jimi Massey (UVa) 3-1 (OT) W Jimi Massey (UVa) def. Kevin Kessner (Wyoming) 8-5 W Jimi Massey (UVa) def. Arthur Castillo (Dana) 5-2

197 L Erik Gladish (Arizona State) def. Scott Mania (UVa) Inj. Def. L Peter Mosley (Brown) def. Scott Mania (UVa) Forfeit

HWT W Josh Etu (UVa) def. Jason Paul (California-Davis) 9-4 L John Testa (Clarion) def. Josh Etu (UVa) Inj. Def. L Tony Schunke (Northern Colorado) def. Josh Etu (UVa) Forfeit


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