Virginia Wrestling Competes in the 2001 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational
Dec. 1, 2001
PRIMM, Nevada – The University of Virginia wrestling team competed in the 2001 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. UVa’s Jimi Massey (Williamsport, Md/Williamsport), Brian Muir (Toms River, N.J./Toms River North) and first-year wrestler Will Durkee (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shady Side Academy) highlighted the Cavaliers in the event. The Virginia trio finished with a winning record and each wrestler competed in the consolation finals of their weight class.
Massey finished 3-1 at 184 and defeated Dana’s Arthur Castillo by the score of 5-2 in the consolation finals. He also recorded a 9-3 decision over Army’s Matt Bernard and an 8-5 decision over Wyoming’s Kevin Kessner to advance to the consolation finals round. Massey’s only setback was a close 3-1 overtime loss to Pittsburgh’s Dan Stine.
Muir posted a team-high four wins for UVa after finishing 4-2 at 174. After splitting his first two matches, Muir went on to win three consecutive bouts with a major decision victory, a fall and a forfeit with wins over Dickinson State’s Shawn Karol (MD, 12-4), Stanford’s Imad Kharbush (fall @ 1:55) and Brown’s Adam Santee (forfeit) before falling to Matt Cobb of Missouri Valley College in the consolation finals, 4-2. Muir won his first match by posting a 12-2 major decision victory over North Idaho’s Bryan Zimmerman.
Durkee went 3-2 at 165 and also won three consecutive matches in the consolation bracket over Northern Colorado’s Jared Deaguero (5-0), Central Oklahoma’s Mark Gibson (6-0) and Harvard’s Patrick O’Donnell (7-5) before falling to Michigan’s Charles Martelli by the score of 7-6 in the consolation finals.
The Cavaliers’ Tim Foley (Stafford, Va./Brooke Point) and Paul Dunstan (Oberlin, Ohio/St. Edwards) each finished 2-2 in their respective weight classes. Foley defeated Cal Poly’s Robb Maxwell (13-12) and North Dakota State’s Paul Carlson (fall @ 6:36) at 157, while Dunstan defeated N.C. State’s Dave Miller (9-5) and Dickinson State’s Tyrone Martinez (7-3) at 149.
Virginia’s Bob Seidel (Wall, N.J./Wall) and Josh Etu (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury) each recorded a victory after Seidel defeated Northern Colorado’s Ronnie Stafford by the score of 9-4 at 141 and Etu topped California-Davis’ Jason Paul by the count of 9-4 in the heavyweight class.
UVa’s Byron Dunlap (York, Pa./Dallastown) and Scott Mania (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox) finished 0-2 at 125 and 197, respectively.
Virginia will return to action on Saturday, January 5th when the Cavaliers face Lock Haven (12:00 p.m.) and George Mason (4:00 p.m.) in dual match action. Both matches will take place at Memorial Gymnasium.
W/L Opponents Score
125L Vic Moreno (Cal State Bakersfield) def. Byron Dunlap (UVa) 9-3L Shawn Bunch (Edinboro) def. Byron Dunlap (UVa) MD, 8-0
149L Cooper Fitch (California-Davis) def. Paul Dunstan (UVa) 4-1W Paul Dunstan (UVa) def. Tyrone Martinez (Dickinson St.) 7-3W Paul Dunstan (UVa) def. Dave Miller (N.C. State) 9-5L Jim Medeiros (Fresno State) def. Paul Dunstan (UVa) 5-2
157W Tim Foley (UVa) def. Robb Maxwell (Cal Poly) 13-12W Tim Foley (UVa) def. Paul Carlson (North Dakota State) Fall @ 6:36L Adam Britt (VMI) def. Tim Foley (UVa) MD, 19-8L Ben Baca (Fresno State) def. Tim Foley (UVa) MD, 21-8
165L Carl Fronhofer (Pittsburgh) def. Will Durkee (UVa) MD, 10-2W Will Durkee (UVa) def. Jared Deaguero (Northern Colorado) 5-0W Will Durkee (UVa) def. Mark Gibson (Central Oklahoma) 6-0W Will Durkee (UVa) def. Patrick O’Donnell (Harvard) 7-5L Charles Martelli (Michigan) def. Will Durkee (UVa) 7-6
174W Brian Muir (UVa) def. Bryan Zimmerman (North Idaho) MD, 12-2L Shane Webster (Oregon) def. Brian Muir (UVa) MD, 11-2W Brian Muir (UVa) def. Shawn Karol (Dickinson State) MD, 12-4W Brian Muir (UVa) def. Imad Kharbush (Stanford) Fall @ 1:55W Brian Muir (UVa) def. Adam Santee (Brown) ForfeitL Matt Cobb (Missouri Valley College) def. Brian Muir (UVa) 4-2
184W Jimi Massey (UVa) def. Matt Bernard (Army) 9-3L Dan Stine (Pittsburgh) def. Jimi Massey (UVa) 3-1 (OT)W Jimi Massey (UVa) def. Kevin Kessner (Wyoming) 8-5W Jimi Massey (UVa) def. Arthur Castillo (Dana) 5-2