CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. The Virginia wrestling team quickly dispatched of Newberry (37-3) and Campbell (48-0) Saturday afternoon at Memorial Gymnasium. The Cavaliers dropped just one individual bout in coasting to the dominating victories. The 48-point bulge over Campbell is the fifth-largest margin of victory in program history.
Virginia (16-4) posted six falls in its two matches, with 12th-ranked Rocco Caponi (Jr., Uniontown, Ohio) recording two at 184 pounds as he improved to 32-2 this season. The Cavaliers also earned five major decisions and a technical fall.
Ross Gitomer (So., 125, Flemington, N.J.), Eric Albright (Jr., 133, York, Pa.) Nick Nelson (Fr., 141, Pittsburgh, Pla.), Shawn Harris (Fr., 149, Cleveland, Ohio), Drew DiPasquale (Jr., 157, Bloomsburg, Pa.) and Brent Jones (So., 197, Burke, Va.) all posted two victories on the day for Virginia.
No. 19 Chris Henrich (Fr., Lansdale, Pa.) scored a 7-6 decision over Newberry’s Bryant Blanton at 174 in the opener to win his 12th straight bout and up his record to 20-6 this year. Mike Sewell (Jr., Bothell, Wash.) added a major decision over the Indians’ Dustin Harvey to also notch his 20th win of the year, giving UVa 10 wrestlers with 20 or more wins this season.
Michael Chaires (Fr., Scotia, N.Y.) nabbed a technical fall at 165 against Campbell’s Chris Mazzatta, while Mike Grogan (Sr., North Canton, Ohio) posted his second fall of the year with a pin of Campbell’s Jeff Cote at 174. Heavyweight Jack Danilkowicz (So., Green Oaks, Ill.) also scored a major decision against the Camels’ Robert Yoder.
The Cavaliers return to ACC competition next Sunday, traveling to Durham, N.C., for two matches. UVa faces NC State at 1 p.m. at Riverside High School, then faces Duke on the Blue Devils’ home mat at 5 p.m.
VIRGINIA 37, NEWBERRY 3
125: Ross Gitomer (UVa) dec. Matt Oliver (NC), 7-3; UVa 3, NC 0
133: No. 20 Eric Albright (UVa) dec. Andrew Young (NC), 8-2; UVa 6, NC 0
141: Nick Nelson (UVa) fall Tony Washington (NC), 4:54; UVa 12, NC 0
149: Shawn Harris (UVa) dec. Latra Collick (NC), 6-2; UVa 15, NC 0
157: Drew DiPasquale (UVa) dec. Christian Johnson (NC), 4-1; UVa 18, NC 0
165: Mike Sewell (UVa) major dec., Dustin Harvey (NC), 17-6; UVa 22, NC 0
174: No. 19 Chris Henrich (UVa) dec. Bryant Blanton (NC), 7-6; UVa 25, NC 0
184: No. 12 Rocco Caponi (UVa) fall Jacob Elkins (NC), 2:26; UVa 31, NC 0
197: No. 20 Brent Jones (UVa) fall Kelly Anundson (NC), :40; UVa 37, NC 0
285: Cy Wainwright (NC) dec. Jack Danilkowicz (UVa), 7-1; UVa 37, NC 3
VIRGINIA 48, CAMPBELL 0
125: Ross Gitomer (UVa) major dec. Cranston Gittens (CU), 15-6; UVa 4, CU 0
133: No. 20 Eric Albright (UVa) med. for. Trevour Smith (CU); UVa 10, CU 0
141: Nick Nelson (UVa) dec. Keith Bidelspach (CU), 3-1; UVa 13, CU 0
149: Shawn Harris (UVa) major dec. Robert Mathews (CU), 12-4; UVa 17, CU 0
157: Drew DiPasquale (UVa) fall Jake Fose (CU), 1:01; UVa 23, CU 0
165: Michael Chaires (UVa) tech fall Chris Mazzatta (CU), 22-7 (6:33); UVa 28, CU 0
174: Mike Grogan (UVa) fall Jeffrey Cote (CU), 1:04; UVa 34, CU 0
184: No. 12 Rocco Caponi (UVa) fall Steven Higgins (CU), :25; UVa 40, CU 0
197: No. 20 Brent Jones (UVa) major dec. Parker Burns (CU), 17-9; UVa 44, CU 0
285: Jack Danilkowicz (UVa) major dec. Robert Yoder (CU), 14-5; UVa 48, CU 0
'Hoos Looking to Make More HistoryMen's Tennis5/22/17A win over No. 9 seed North Carolina on Tuesday afternoon would give second-seeded Virginia its third straight NCAA men's tennis title.McKee Thriving in New SurroundingsTrack & Field, Cross Country5/22/17A transfer from Kansas, Kelly McKee will compete in the triple jump this week at the NCAA East Regional meet in Lexington, Kentucky.Cavalier Men's Basketball NotebookMen's Basketball5/16/17The Cavaliers are heading into their ninth season under head coach Tony Bennett, who has led them to four straight NCAA tournaments.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Virginia Wrestling Announces 2017 Recruiting Class
Wrestling | 5/12/2017
Virginia head wrestling coach Steve Garland announced the 2017 recruiting class on Friday, a...
Travis Paulson Joins UVA Wrestling As Assistant Coach
Wrestling | 5/2/2017
Virginia head coach Steve Garland announced the addition of three-time All-American Travis...
Five Wrestlers Named ACC All-Academic Team Selections
Wrestling | 4/17/2017
Five Virginia wrestlers were named to the ACC All-Academic Team on Monday for excellence in the...
DiCamillo, Mueller Take Pair Of ACC Awards
Wrestling | 3/28/2017
George DiCamillo was named ACC Wrestler of the Year and Jack Mueller was named ACC Freshman of...
DiCamillo Finishes Runner-Up At NCAA Championships
Wrestling | 3/18/2017
Virginia senior George DiCamillo matched the best individual finish in program history, finishing...
DiCamillo Advances To Finals Of NCAA Championships
Wrestling | 3/17/2017
Redshirt senior George DiCamillo advanced to the NCAA Championships finals and earned All-America...
DiCamillo, Mueller Advance To NCAA Quarterfinals
Wrestling | 03/16/2017
George DiCamillo and Jack Mueller both advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships to...
Virginia Opens NCAA Wrestling Championships Thursday
Wrestling | 03/15/2017
The Virginia wrestling team looks to close out the 2016-17 season with a strong performance as...
- Online Stores