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Dec. 29, 2002

EVANSTON, Ill. – University of Virginia wrestler Tim Foley (Stafford, Va./Brooke Point) took seventh place in the 40th Annual Midland Championship at the Welsh-Ryan Arena on the campus of Northwestern University. The 157-pound Foley, seeded #10 in his weight class, recorded a 5-2 record and turned some heads with his impressive outing.

Foley received a first round bye before earning a 10-0 major decision victory over Penn’s Brett Vanderveer in the round of 32 in his first match. Foley advanced to face Central Michigan’s David Bolyard (#7 seed) in the round of 16 where he dropped a hard-fought 2-1 decision. However, Foley bounced right back and won three consecutive matches by defeating Iowa’s Joe Johnson 6-2 in the consolation fourth round and then recorded a 11-0 major decision over Purdue’s Brad Harper in the consolation fifth round before knocking off Hofstra’s #8 seeded Mike Patrovich by the score of 8-2 in the consolation sixth round. Foley was then dealt his second loss of the event, a 15-6 major decision loss to #4 seeded Derek Zinck from Lehigh in the consolation quarterfinal round, before seeking revenge on #7 seed Bolyard by pinning the CMU Chippewa in the seventh place bracket.

Foley and the Cavaliers will return to action on January 4 when Virginia travels to Dallas, Texas to compete in the 2002 Lone Star Duals. Competition will take place at South Grand Prairie High School. UVa will face off against Stanford, Nebraska, Wyoming and Northern Iowa in the event.

Here is a look at Foley’s results from the 40th Annual Midlands Championship:

W/L	Opponents							ResultsW	#10 Tim Foley (UVa) def. Brett Vanderveer (Penn)		MD, 10-0L	#7 David Bolyard (CMU) def. #10 Tim Foley (UVa)		2-1W	#10 Tim Foley (UVa) def. Joe Johnson (Iowa)			6-2W	#10 Tim Foley (UVa) def. Brad Harper (Purdue)		MD, 11-0W	#10 Tim Foley (UVa) def. #8 Mike Patrovich (Hofstra)	8-2L	#4 Derek Zinck (Lehigh) def. #10 Tim Foley (UVa)		MD, 15-6W	#10 Tim Foley (UVa) def. #7 David Bolyard (CMU)		Fall

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