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Jan. 7, 2000

NORFOLK, Va. – The University of Virginia wrestling team begancompetition in the 2000 Virginia Duals. The Cavaliers first opponent ofthe day was the Northern Iowa Panthers. NIU entered its contest withVirginia ranked #16 by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA)and #17 by Intermat Wrestling. The Cavaliers were looking to upset theirTop 25 opponent, but fell to the Panthers by the score of 35-10 in thefirst competition of the meet for both schools.

UVa’s Steve Garland (Middletown, N.Y./Middletown), ranked fourth inthe country at 125 with a record of 10-1 on the season, improved his markto to 11-1 on the year after claiming a victory by forfeit. However, thewins would be much more difficult for UVa to gather for the remainder ofthe morning session. One Cavalier that did record a win was DonCarlo-Clauss (Rochester, N.Y./Greece Olympia). Carlo-Clauss recorded amajor decision victory over NIU’s Tom Koenig at 157 by the score of 15-7.However, Garland and Carlo-Clauss’ wins would be the only two victories forVirginia in the dual with Northern Iowa.

UVa’s Toby MacDonald (Venice, Fla./Venice) and David Takseraas(Seaford, N.Y./Seaford) were defeated at 133 and 141, respectively.MacDonald lost a major decision bout by the score of 12-2 to Chad Bordreauxand Takseraas lost a major decision match by the count of 12-4 to M arkRial. The Cavaliers’ John Pozniak (State College, Pa./State College)dropped a close decision to the Panthers’ Tony Davis at 149 by the score of8-5 and Virginia’s Ryan McGrath (Blairstown, N.J./Blair Academy) lost aslim decision to NIU’s Kyle Hanson by the narrow margin of 7-6 at 184.UVa’s Brian Muir (Toms River, N.J./Toms River North) dropped a 6-1 decisionto the Panthers’ Nate Lawrenz.

The Cavaliers’ Steve Mazzola (Cleveland, Ohio/St. Edwards) and JoshEtu (Queensbury, N.Y/Queensbury) lost by falls to Northern Iowa. At 174,Mazzola fell to NIU’s Randy Pugh at 2:13 and in the HWT class, Etu fell toPaul Hynek at 2:00. The Panthers’ Tony Wieland gathered a win by forfeitat 197.

Virginia will continue action as they compete in day two of theVirginia Duals on Saturday, January 8. The Cavaliers opponent for the dualis yet to be determined.


Individual Match Results

Wt. Opponent        Team    Result      Opponent        Score125 S GARLAND       UVA     FORFEIT -133 C BORDREAUX     NIU     MAJ DEC     T MACDONALD     12-2141 M RIAL          NIU     MAJ DEC     D TAKSERAAS     12-4149 T DAVIS         NIU     MAJ DEC     J POZNIAK       8-5157 D CARLOS-CLAUSS UVA     MAJ DEC     T KOENIG        15-7165 N LAWRENZ       NIU     DEC         B MUIR          6-1174 R PUGH          NIU     FALL        S MAZZOLA       @ 2:13184 K HANSON        NIU     DEC         R MCGRATH       7-6197 T WIELAND       NIU     FORFEIT -HWT R HYNEK         NIU     FALL        J ETU           @ 2:00
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