Wrestling Begins 1999 Season At VMI's Keydet Invitational
Nov. 15, 1999
LEXINGTON Va. – The University of Virginia wrestling team began theregular season portion of its schedule by competing in the 1999 KeydetInvitational, hosted by the Virginia Military Institute. Six first-yearmembers of the UVa squad competed in the event for Virginia.
Tim Foley (Stafford, Va./Brooke Point) finished 1-2 for UVa at 141.Foley defeated VMI’s Jarret Estep 6-2 before falling 8-1 to Adam Britt, whowas wrestling unattached (VMI), and 17-1 in a technical fall match to OldDominion’s Dennis Whitby.
The Cavaliers had two individuals competing at the 165 ranks.Virginia’s Brian Voliva (Piscataway, N.J./Blair Academy) finished runner-upin the consolation bracket by going 2-2 at 165. Voliva was pinned at 5:42by Old Dominion’s Jesse Pierce before defeating Duke’s Lee Jones with a pinat 5:55 and topping Washington & Lee’s Ivan Zdanov by a score of 9-5.Voliva then lost a 5-4 (TB) to Duke’s Tyler Smith. UVa’s Steve Culver(East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) went 0-2 after dropping a 6-1 decision toWashington & Lee’s Ivan Zdanov and a 5-3 decision to the Blue Devils’ Smith.
Virginia’s Steve Mazzola (Cleveland, Ohio/St. Edwards) went 2-1 ashe shined at 174 and advanced to the 174 championship round. Mazzolapinned SVC’s Ryan Lenahan at 3:22 and cruised to an 18-3 (technical fall)victory over VMI’s Paul Hunter before advancing to the finals to meetWashington & Lee’s Levi McVey. McVey topped Mazzola by a slim 4-2 decisionin the 174 championship match.
The Cavaliers’ Marshall Hurley (Augusta, Ga./Lakeside) finished 1-2at 184. Hurley began with a 14-4 loss to Duke’s John Pfeister beforetopping SVC’s Richard Gonzales with a pin at 1:55. Hurley was thendefeated by Washington & Lee’s Ericson Davis by a narrow 6-5 decision.
Virginia’s Josh Etu (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury) cruised tovictory at 285 (HWT) with a 2-0 mark and staked claims to the heavyweightclass title. Etu breezed to his first win, a pin just 14 seconds into hismatch with Davidson’s Charles Waldron before pinning his second competitor,VMI’s Matt Miles at 1:50 en route to the 285 title.
The Cavaliers will return to action on Sunday, November 21 whenVirginia travels to Philadelphia, Pa. to compete in the 1999 KeystoneClassic. The competition is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m.
Wgt. Results Score
Tim Foley (UVa) def. Jarret Estep (VMI)6-2
Adam Britt (VMI-Unat.) def Tim Foley (UVa) 8-1
Dennis Whitby (ODU) def. Tim Foley (UVa)17-1 (TF)
Ivan Zdanov (W&L) def. Steve Culver (UVa)6-1
Tyler Smith (Duke) def. Steve Culver (UVa)5-3
Jesse Pierce (ODU) def. Brian Voliva (UVa)Pin @ 5:42
Brian Voliva (UVa) def. Lee Jones (Duke)Pin @ 5:55
Brian Voliva (UVa) def. Ivan Zdanov (W&L)9-5
Tyler Smith (Duke) def. Brian Voliva (UVa)5-4 (TB)
Steve Mazzola (UVa) def. Ryan Lenahan (SVC)Pin @ 3:22
Steve Mazzola (UVa) def. Paul Hunter (VMI)18-3 (TF)
Levi McVey (W&L) def. Steve Mazzola (UVa)4-2
John Pfeister (Duke) def. Marshall Hurley (UVa)14-4
Marshall Hurley (UVa) def. Richard Gonzales (SVC)Pin @ 1:55
Ericson Davis (W&L) def. Marshall Hurley (UVa)6-5
Josh Etu (UVa) def. Charles Waldron (Dav.)Pin @ :14
Josh Etu (UVa) def. Matt Miles (VMI)Pin @ 1:50