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Feb. 2, 2002

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia wrestling team hosted the 2002 Virginia Quad Meet this afternoon at Memorial Gymnasium. The Cavaliers joined the four-team field of the Kent State Golden Flashes, the Old Dominion Monarchs and the Howard Bison in the event. Kent State took first place after going 3-0 in the meet. The Golden Flashes defeated ODU 40-11, Howard 43-9 and topped UVa 33-10 in the final match of the Duals. The Cavaliers finished second by defeating Howard 32-12 and Old Dominion 27-19 before falling to KSU in the finals. The Monarchs and Bison placed third after going 0-2, with losses to both Virginia and Kent State. Howard and Old Dominion did not wrestle head-to-head in the meet.

In Dual 1, Virginia defeated Howard University by a score of 32-12. The Virginia scoring was highlighted by the Cavaliers’ Tim Foley (Stafford, Va./Brooke Point) defeating Brandon Hogan by fall at 1:33 in the 157 weight class. The Bison’s Ephraim Walker defeated UVa’s Will Durkee (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shady Side Academy.) at 165 by the score of 5-2. Virginia’s Don Carlo-Clauss (Rochester, N.Y./Greece Olympia) finished competition versus Howard with a 10-4 victory over James Blanton in the 174 weight class.

Kent State and Old Dominion met in Dual 2, with Kent State taking eight of ten matches. Jim Swetter of Kent State defeated Derrell Lorthridge of Old Dominion in the heavyweight class by a fall at 5:36 to highlight KSU. The Golden Flashes’ Joe DiMichele recorded a major decision victory over Old Dominion’s Wan Kathula at 133 by the score of 13-12. In the 184 weight class, Old Dominion’s Jeff Rusak won by technical fall over Kent State’s Ben Rings, 18-2.

Dual 3 saw Kent State and Howard compete, with Kent State winning, 43-9. Competition for Kent State was highlighted by Mark Lensman’s defeat of Brandon Hogan by fall at 1:20 in the 165 weight class. Howard received six team points when Derrick Butts pinned Kevin Linich 6:01 into the match at 133.

The Cavaliers wrestled the Old Dominion Monarchs in Dual 4, and UVa prevailed by a score of 27-19. For the Cavaliers, Bob Seidel (Wall, N.J./Wall) pinned Blake Romano of ODU at 1:27 in the 141 weight class. At 149, UVa’s Paul Bjorlo (Reston, Va./South Lakes) defeated Mark Clark by fall at 1:48. The Monarchs’ John Starkes defeated Virginia’s Ryan Stewart (Dumfries, Va./Potomac) at 125 by major decision, 17-2.

Virginia met Kent State in Dual 5, the championship dual of the event. Winning eight of ten matches, Kent State won by a score of 33-10 . For the Cavaliers, Durkee pinned Joe Charlton at 6:35 in the 165 weight class. Nick Nemeth of Kent State continued his winning ways by defeating the Cavaliers’ Carlo-Clauss by the score of 9-5 to win the 174 division.

UVa is now 2-7 overall, 0-1 in the ACC. Virginia will return to action on Saturday, February 9th when UVa hosts the James Madison Dukes in a dual meet. Competition is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. and will take place at Memorial Gymnasium.

Here are the final results for the 2002 Virginia Quad Meet:

Team Standings

Place	Team		Record1.	Kent State	3-02.	Virginia		2-13t.	Old Dominion	0-23t.	Howard		0-2

Individual Dual Results

Dual 1Howard		12Virginia		32
Wgt.	Opponents					Result		HU/UVa184	Steve Mazzola - won by forfeit			Forfeit		0-6197	Andrew DeMartino - won by forfeit			Forfeit		0-12Hwt	Adrian Thompson (HU) def. Josh Etu (UVA)		3-1 (OT)		3-12125	Byron Dunlap (UVA) def. Reginald Torrence (HU)	3-0		3-15133	Derek Butts (HU) - won by forfeit			Forfeit		9-15141	Bob Seidel (UVA) - won by forfeit			Forfeit		9-21149	Paul Dunstan (UVA) def. Headly Murray (HU)		8-3		9-23*157	Tim Foley (UVA) def. Brandon Hogan (HU)		Fall @ 1:33	9-29165	Ephraim Walker (HU) def. Will Durkee (UVA)		5-2		12-29174	Don Carlo-Clauss (UVA) def. James Blanton (HU)	10-4		12-32* minus one team point for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Dual 2Kent State	40Old Dominion	11
Wgt.	Opponents					Result		KSU/ODU184	Jeff Rusak (ODU) def. Ben Rings (Kent)		TF, 18-2		0-5197 	Zeb Miller (Kent) def. Brad Kreps (ODU)		MD, 11-3	4-5Hwt	Jim Swetter (Kent) def. Derrell Lorthridge (ODU)	Fall @ 5:36	10-5125	Jared Opfer (Kent) def. John Starkes (ODU)		3-1		13-5133	Joe DiMichele (Kent) def. Wan Kathula (ODU)		MD, 13-2	17-5141	Mark Wentz (Kent) def. Blake Romano (ODU)		TF, 22-6		22-5149	Ryan Simmons (Kent) - won by forfeit			Forfeit		28-5157	Joe Charlton (Kent) -  won by forfeit			Forfeit		34-5165	Ben Summerlin (ODU) def. Shawn Wentz (Kent)	Fall @ 2:59	34-11174	Nick Nemeth (Kent) def. Dave Kaplan (ODU)		Fall @ 6:06	40-11
Dual 3Howard		9Kent State	43
Wgt.	Opponents					Result		HU/KSU184	Ben Rings (Kent) - won by forfeit			Forfeit		0-6197	Zeb Miller (Kent) - won by forfeit			Forfeit		0-12Hwt	Jim Swetter (Kent) def. Adrian Thompson (HU)		MD, 9-0		0-16125	Ray Sabin (Kent) def. Reginald Torrence (HU)		7-5		0-19133	Derrick Butts (HU) def. Kevin Linich (HU)		Fall @ 6:01	6-19141	Mark Wentz - won by forfeit				Forfeit		6-25149	Ryan Simmons (Kent) def. Headley Murray (HU)	Fall @ :28	6-31157	Mark Lensman (Kent) def. Brandon Hogan (HU)	Fall @ 1:20	6-37165	Ephraim Walker (HU) def. Shawn Wentz (Kent)	6-4		9-37174	Nick Nemeth (Kent) def. James Blanton (HU)		Fall @ 5:53	9-43
Dual 4Old Dominion	19Virginia		27
Wgt.	Opponents					Result		ODU/UVa184	Jeff Rusak (ODU) def. Steve Mazzola (UVA)		Fall @ 4:42	6-0197	Andrew DeMartino (UVA) def. Greg Gill (ODU)	4-2		6-3Hwt	Ryan Painter (UVA) def. Derrell Lorthridge (ODU)	2-1		6-6125	John Starkes (ODU) def. Ryan Stewart (UVA)		MD, 17-5	10-6133	Paul Jimenez (ODU) - won by forfeit			Forfeit		16-6141	Bob Seidel (UVA) def. Blake Romano (ODU)		Fall @ 1:27	16-12149	Paul Bjorlo (UVA) def. Mark Clark (ODU)		Fall @ 1:48	16-18157	Tim Foley (UVA) - won by forfeit			Forfeit		16-24165	Don Carlo-Clauss (UVA) def. David Kaplan (ODU)	9-8		16-27174	Ben Summerlin (ODU) def. Will Durkee (UVA)	6-4		19-27
Dual 5Kent State	33Virginia		10
Wgt.	Opponents					Result		KSU/UVa184	Ben Rings (Kent) def. Steve Mazzola (UVA)		11-4		3-0197	Zeb Miller (Kent) def. Scott Mania (UVA)		5-2		6-0Hwt	Jim Swetter (Kent) def. Ryan Painter (UVA)		8-5		9-0125	Jared Opfer (Kent) def. Ryan Stewart (UVA)		Fall @ 4:36	15-0133	Kevin Linich - won by forfeit			Forfeit		21-0141	Mark Wentz (Kent) def. Bob Seidel (UVA)		Fall @ 4:41	27-0149	Ryan Simmons (Kent) def. Paul Dunstan (UVA)	3-0		30-0157	Tim Foley (UVA) def. Mark Lensman (Kent)		MD, 10-2	30-4165	Will Durkee (UVA) def. Joe Charlton (Kent)		Fall @ 6:35	30-10174	Nick Nemeth (Kent) def. Don Carlo-Clauss (UVA)	9-5		33-10

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