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Albright Moves Up to No. 10 in NWCA Individuals Top 20

Jan. 5, 2007

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - - Virginia sophomore wrestler Eric Albright moved up to No. 10 nationally at 133 pounds while teammate redshirt sophomore Rocco Caponi is No. 18 in this week's InterMat/NWCA/NWMA Division I Individual Wrestling Rankings. The No. 10 ranking is the highest by a Cavalier since 2004.

Albright is off to a 17-5 start after going 5-2 and placing fourth at the Southern Scuffle last weekend. He highlighted the weekend with wins over No. 8 Drew Headlee from Pittsburgh, 10-2, and 15th ranked Ricky Deubel of Edinboro, 6-1.

Caponi sits at 18-6 on the season after finishing fifth at the Southern Scuffle. He went 7-2 at the tournament.

InterMat/NWCA/NWMA Division I Individual Wrestling Rankings
133 pounds

1. Nick Simmons, Sr. Michigan State
2. Matt Valenti, Sr. Penn
3. Coleman Scott, Jr. Oklahoma State
4. Darrell Vasquez, Sr. Cal Poly
5. Jake Strayer, So. Penn State
6. Adam Frey, Fr. Cornell
7. Matt Keller, Sr. UT-Chattanooga
8. Evan Sola, Sr. North Carolina
9. Joe Baker, So. Navy
10. Eric Albright, So. Virginia
11. Drew Headlee, Jr. Pittsburgh
12. Mark Budd, Sr. Buffalo
13. Rob Preston, Jr. Harvard
14. Mario Galanakis, Sr. Iowa
15. Tyler McCormick, Jr. Missouri
16. Ricky Deubel, So. Edinboro
17. Mike Rowe, Fr. Nebraska
18. Matt DeLorenzo, Sr. Columbia
19. Lou Ruggirello, Fr. Hofstra
20. Jimmy Kennedy, Fr. Illinois

184 pounds
1. Jake Herbert, Jr. Northwestern
2. Roger Kish, Jr. Minnesota
3. Mike Pucillo, Fr. Ohio State
4. Tyrel Todd, So. Michigan
5. Raymond Jordan, So. Missouri
6. Joe Rovelli, Jr. Hofstra
7. Joe Williams, Jr. Michigan State
8. Jake Varner, Fr. Iowa State
9. Christian Sinnott, Jr. Central Michigan
10. Louis Caputo, So. Harvard
11. Alex Clemsen, Sr. Edinboro
12. Marc Bennett, Sr. Indiana
13. Lior Zamir, Sr. Penn
14. Justin Barent, Sr. Columbia
15. John Dergo, Fr. Illinois
16. Duke Burk, Fr. Northern Illinois
17. Phil Keddy, Fr. Iowa
18. Rocco Caponi, So. Virginia
19. David Craig, Fr. Lehigh
20. Jesse Strawn, Fr. Old Dominion




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