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Jan. 10, 1998

Virginia Falls to #23 Purdue 29-3

HAMPTON, Va. - The Virginia Cavaliers, besieged by injuries, fell to 23rd- ranked Purdue today at the Virginia Duals Wrestling meet in Hampton, Va. Jim Harshaw (Seneca Valley/Cranberry Township, PA) was the lone winner for the Cavaliers as he scored a 7-6 decision over Mickey Griffin at the 150-pound bout.

Four of the Cavaliers' starters did not compete tonight due to various injuries, but Coach Lenny Bernstein predicts that they will be healthy for the next competition, the Virginia State Meet next weekend at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. The competition begins Friday, January 16 and continues Saturday, January 17. The Cavaliers are the defending state champions.

Full results are below

Wt. Wrestlers                                       Purdue-UVA
118 Tim Dernlan (P) maj. dec Steve Garland 11-3          4-0 
126 Evan Robinson (P) dec. David Takseraas 8-4           7-0 
134 Josh Hutchens (P) dec. Jason Mutarelli 5-4          10-0 
142 Willie Wiesberg (P) maj dec John Pozniak 10-1       14-0 
150 Harshaw (V) dec Griffin 7-6                         14-3
158 Eric Douglas (P) dec. Alex Leykikh 6-1              17-3 
167 James Cernich (P) dec Richie Moutoux 6-1            20-3 
177 Davion Peterson (P) dec Gregory Francesca 10-4      23-3 
190 Mark Colegrove (P) dec Scott Reese 3-1              26-3 
HWT David Pierce (P) dec Jason Majestic 3-0             29-3

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