Virginia Wrestling Falls To North Carolina At Virginia Duals, 22-16
Jan. 8, 2000
NORFOLK, Va. – The University of Virginia wrestling team completedcompetition in the 2000 Virginia Duals. The Cavaliers second opponent ofthe tournament was the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. UNC enteredits contest with Virginia coming off a 30-8 loss to the University ofPittsburgh on Friday morning. UVa was looking for its first victory of thetournament after falling to the Northern Iowa Panthers by the score of35-10 in Friday’s morning session. The Tar Heels eventually defeated theCavaliers by the score of 22-16.
Five UVa wrestlers recorded victories against North Carolina,highlighted by the Cavaliers’ Ryan McGrath (Blairstown, N.J./BlairAcademy). McGrath posted Virginia’s lone major decision victory of thedual with UNC by defeating Nick Richmond by the score of 11-3 at 184.Steve Garland (Middletown, N.Y./Middletown), ranked fourth in the countryat 125 with a record of 11-1 on the season, improved his mark to to 12-1 onthe year after claiming a victory over the Tar Heels’ Skyler Holman by thecount of 5-1.
Also posting victories for Virginia was Toby MacDonald (Venice,Fla./Venice). MacDonald recorded a 5-3 decision over UNC’s Andrew Slack at141. UVa’s John Pozniak (State College, Pa./State College) topped the TarHeels’ Pat Cadwallader by the score of 5-3 at 149 and Don Carlo-Clauss(Rochester, N.Y./Greece Olympia) defeated Jacques Stanislaus by the countof 7-4 at 157.
At 133, Virginia’s David Takseraas (Seaford, N.Y./Seaford) wasdefeated by the Tar Heels’ Brad Byers in a major decision bout by the scoreof 16-4. UVa’s Brian Muir (Toms River, N.J./Toms River North) was pinnedby the Tar Heels’ Jason Wilson at 5:00 in the 165 lbs. class. TheCavaliers’ Steve Mazzola (Cleveland, Ohio/St. Edwards) dropped a narrowdecision to Corey Bell by the slim count of 7-6 at 174 and Ryan Painter(Rainelle, W.V./Rainelle) fell to UNC’s Matt Kenny by the score of 11-5 inthe HWT class.
The deciding result of the dual between Virginia and NorthCaroliona may have occurred at 197 where the Tar Heels’ Clint Osberngathered a costly forfeit victory over the Cavaliers’ Jimi Massey(Williamsport, Md./Williamsport). The forfeit win was worth six points,which equalled the difference in the team scores when the meet concluded.
With the loss, UVa’s dual record falls to 1-2-0 on the season.Virginia will return to home action on Friday, January 14th when theCavaliers host the North Carolina Tar Heels in an Atlantic Coast Conferenceshowdown. The match is UVa’s first conference dual of the year.Competition is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at MemorialGymnasium.
Individual Match Results
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