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March 19, 1999

STATE COLLEGE, Penn. – Virginia’s Matt Roth (Wescosville, Pa./Parkland)and Jim Harshaw (Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley) both won theirfirst round matches in the 1999 NCAA Wrestling Championships and then fellin the second round in action. They will continue in the NCAA tournament onFriday morning.

Roth, seeded seventh, defeated Steve Doerner of Illinois 9-0 andthen fell to the ninth seed, Pat Cassidy of Indiana, 6-3. Harshaw, the 11thseed, defeated Sean Morgan of Oregon 4-3 and then fell to Mark Samples ofEdinboro 7-5. He will wrestle the winner of the match between Matt Demersof Fresno State and Chris Snyder of Central Michigan on Friday morning.Harshaw now has 99 career wins and stands in third place all-time atVirginia. His two matches today place him fourth overall in total matcheswith 134 (99-35).

Craig Fenstermaker (Hilton Head, S.C./Northampton (Pa.)) won hispigtail match over Justin Woodruff of Navy and then fell in the first roundto Damien Craighton of Drexel 2-0. He defeated Elliott Williams of JamesMadison 3-0 in the second round of consolations to wrestle eighth-rankedTony Wieland of Northern Iowa tomorrow morning.

John Pozniak (State College, Pa./State College), wrestling in hishometown, lost his pigtail match to George Carter of Bloomsburg but cameback to defeat Stan Spoor of Clarion 4-1 in the first round ofconsolations. He then fell to Jeff Bucher of Ohio State 15-7 in the secondround to conclude his season.

Action continues tomorrow morning at Penn State at 11:00 am.

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