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Dec. 2, 2001

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Seven members of the University of Virginia wrestling team competed in the 2001 Penn State Open. The Cavaliers were highlighted by the duo of Don Carlo-Clauss (Rochester, N.Y./Greece Olympia) and Ryan Painter (Rainelle, W.V./Rainelle). Carlo-Clauss recorded a third place finish after posting a 5-1 mark in the 157 class, while Painter placed fourth after turning in a 3-2 record in the heavyweight class.

Carlo-Clauss began competition at 157 by winning won four consecutive matches after defeating Navy’s Mike Carbonaro (9-3), Buffalo’s Angelo Ashker (MD, 14-4), Lock Haven’s Chris Haines (3-1) and Eastern Michigan’s Derrick Keasley (8-2) before falling to Pittsburgh’s Shad Benton by the score of 7-2. Carlo-Clauss then earned a medical forfeit victory over Bloomsburg’s George Carter to earn a third place finish in the class.

Painter started competition in the heavyweight class by winning three consecutive matches after defeating Duquesne’s Corey Anderson (9-2), Bloomsburg’s Pat Spirelli (3-0) and Eastern Michigan’s Kenny Leckrone (medical forfeit) before falling to Penn’s Matt Feast by the score of 7-2. Painter then loss a tough 4-1 decision to Penn State’s Josh Walker to earn a fourth place finish in the class.

UVa’s Matt Magerko (Farnham, Va./Northumberland) and Steve Mazzola (Cleveland, Ohio/St. Edwards) also finished with a 3-2 record in their respective weight class. Magerko’s three victories came in the heavyweight class by defeating Penn State’s Ryan Root (2-1, OT), Daryl Stackhouse (6-4) and James Madison’s Chris Miller (fall @ 1:35). Mazzola’s three wins came in the 174 class by defeating Virginia Tech’s Tomas Ovalle (4-3), George Mason’s Neil Johnson (10-6) and Penn’s Mike Reitmeyer (4-2).

The Cavaliers’ Paul Bjorlo (Reston, Va./South Lakes) went 1-1 in the 149 class and recorded a 12-2 major decision victory over ESU’s Chris D’Andrea. UVa’s Cartney Curnuck (Levittown, N.Y./MacArthur) and Andy DeMartino (McLean, Va./Jefferson) finished 0-1 at 165 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

149W Paul Bjorlo (UVa) def. Chris D’Andrea (ESU) MD, 12-2L Matt Kenny (Maryland) def. Paul Bjorlo (UVa) 2-1 (OT)

157W Don Carlo-Clauss (UVa) def. Mike Carbonaro (Navy) 9-3W Don Carlo-Clauss (UVa) def. Angelo Ashker (Buffalo) MD, 14-4W Don Carlo-Clauss (UVa) def. Chris Haines (Lock Haven) 3-1W Don Carlo-Clauss (UVa) def. Derrick Keasley (E. Michigan) 8-2L Shad Benton (Pittsburgh) def. Don Carlo-Clauss (UVa) 7-2W Don Carlo-Clauss (UVa) def. George Carter (Bloomsburg) Med. For.

165L Bill Boeh (Duquesne) def. Cartney Curnuck (UVa) Fall @ 5:22

174W Steve Mazzola (UVa) def. Tomas Ovalle (Virginia Tech) 4-3L Keith Clifton (Citadel) def. Steve Mazzola (UVa) MD, 13-2W Steve Mazzola (UVa) def. Neil Johnson (George Mason) 10-6W Steve Mazzola (UVa) def. Mike Reitmeyer (Penn) 4-2L Jeremy Rankin (James Madison) def. Steve Mazzola (UVa) 10-6

197L Mike Faust (Penn) def. Andy DeMartino (UVa) 9-3

HWTW Ryan Painter (UVa) def. Corey Anderson (Duquesne) 9-2W Ryan Painter (UVa) def. Pat Spirelli (Bloomsburg) 3-0W Ryan Painter (UVa) def. Kenny Leckrone (E. Michigan) Med. For.L Matt Feast (Penn) def. Ryan Painter (UVa) 7-2L Josh Walker (Penn State) def. Ryan Painter (UVa) 4-1

HWTW Matt Magerko (UVa) def. Ryan Root (Penn State) 2-1 (OT)W Matt Magerko (UVa) def. Daryl Stackhouse (Appr. Sch.) 6-4L Stephen Kovach (Navy) def. Matt Magerko (UVa) Fall @ 4:52W Matt Magerko (UVa) def. Chris Miller (James Madison) Fall @ 1:35L Reuben Daniels (Edinboro) def. Matt Magerko (UVa) 7-4

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