The Virginia wrestling team rebounded from a tough Friday loss to dominate in a 32-9 victory over Campbell Saturday afternoon in Buies Creek, N.C. The Cavaliers won eight of the 10 weight classes, with six of the eight wins coming by major decision or technical falls.
UVa (8-8) won at every class except 125 pounds an 8-3 Campbell decision and 141, where UVa forfeited because of an injury to Nick Nelson (So., Pittsburgh, Pa.) in the Friday match at North Carolina. Nelson is ranked 19th nationally in the latest InterMat individual national rankings.
Matt Bonson (So., Lewistown, Pa.) and No. 17 Rocco Caponi (Sr., Uniontown, Ohio) posted tech falls at 125 and 184 pounds, respectively. Caponi won his fifth straight bout and earned his 104th career win third in school history.
Peter Ferrara (Sr., Doylestown, Pa.), Mike Sewell (Sr., Bothell, Wash.), No. 10 Chris Henrich (So., Lansdale, Pa.) and No. 20 Brent Jones (Jr., Burke, Va.) recorded major decisions at 149, 165, 174 and 197 pounds, respectively. Henrich notched his team-best eighth major of the year in running his record to 28-1 this year.
No. 20 Jedd Moore (Fr., Mount Vernon, Ohio) recorded an 8-2 decision over Jake Fose at 157 pounds to improve to 23-9 this year, while Calvin Cardillo (Jr., Alexandria, Va.) blanked Khiry Reid, 4-0, in the heavyweight class.
Campbell falls to 2-8 in dual matches this season.
Virginia competes twice next weekend in the Richmond area. Friday, the Cavaliers take on George Mason at 7 p.m. at Hopewell High School. Saturday, UVa battles Virginia Tech at 1 p.m. in the Rumble on the River at Deep Run High School.Virginia 32, Campbell 9
125 CJ Gittens (CU) dec. Wyatt Anderson (UVa) 8-3, 3-0 CU
133 Matt Bonson (UVa) tech fall Wes Heavener (CU) 17-1, 5-3 UVa
141 Kelin Bidelsbach (CU) wins by forfeit, 9-5 CU
149 Peter Ferrara (UVa) major dec. Joel Caudill (CU) 13-3, 9-9
157 No. 20 Jedd Moore (UVa) dec. Jake Fose (CU) 8-2, 12-9 UVa
165 Mike Sewell (UVa) major dec. Peter Comis 19-8, 16-9 UVa
174 No. 10 Chris Henrich (UVa) major dec. Ryan Ham (CU) 16-2, 20-9 UVa
184 No. 17 Rocco Caponi (UVa) tech fall Kyle Higgins (CU) 17-0, 25-9 UVa
197 No. 20 Brent Jones (UVa) major dec. Parker Burns (CU) 11-3, 29-9 UVa
285 Calvin Cardillo (UVa) dec. Khiry Reid (CU) 4-0, 32-9 UVa