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Nov. 22, 2003

ITHACA, N.Y. – Fourteen members of the University of Virginia wrestling team competed in the 2003 Body Bar Invitational at Cornell University and helped the Cavaliers place fifth in the event. UVa racked up a total of 87.00 points in the final team standings. Virginia had five placewinners and was highlighted by Scott Moore who won the 141-pound weight class individual championship after going undefeated. Moore turned in a perfect 5-0 record and did it in stellar fashion, as he won all five of his matches by fall. Three of Moore’s five pins occurred at :53 second or less. Cornell, the host of the event, won the tournament by scoring 162.00 points.

Four other Virginia wrestlers also placed in the top six spots in their weight classes aside from Moore, beginning with Zach Freday. Freday went 3-1 at 184 and narrowly missed a first place finish himself as he lost a close decision in the finals and finished as the runner-up at 184-pounds to take second place. UVa’s Tim Foley and Paul Bjorlo each placed third in their respective weight classes. Foley finished 4-1 at 165-pounds and Bjorlo finished 4-1 at 157-pounds. Michael Grogan (3-2) took sixth at 174-pounds to highlight Virginia’s overall individual finishes.

Several other Cavaliers competed in the tournament and posted a victory. Andrew Leffler (2-2) picked up a pair of wins in the heavyweight class, as did Byron Dunlap (2-2) at 133. Ryan Stewart (1-2) won a bout at 125, Paul Dunstan (1-2) won a match at 157 and Drew Michelotti (1-2) posted a win at 165. Joe Carpenter (141), Makara Phor (125), Paul Bowman (149) and Scott Smith (197) also competed in the event and went 0-2 in their respective weight classes.

Virginia will return to tournament action on Saturday, November 29th when UVa travels to Lock Haven, Pa. to compete in the 2003 Mat Town Invitational. The event is scheduled to run all day.

Here is the team scoring and a complete match-by-match look at UVa’s individual finishes from the 2003 Body Bar Invitational:

PLACE 	TEAM			SCORE1  	Cornell                   	162.002  	Edinboro                  	147.003  	Army                      	125.504  	Drexel                    	112.505  	VIRGINIA                 	87.006  	Sacred Heart               	54.007  	Millersville               	52.008  	Binghamton                 	38.009  	Maryland                   	31.5010  	Ithaca                     	21.0011  	Davidson                   	11.00
W/L	     Opponents							Result125W	Ryan Stewart (UVa) def. Victor Desefano (Binghamton)	5-4L	Frankie Baughan (Army) def. Ryan Stewart (UVa)		MD, 12-1L	Adam Bunting (Millersville) def. Ryan Stewart (UVa)	6-0
125L	Brandon Luce (Drexel) def. Makara Phor (UVa)		Fall @ 6:46L	Adam Bunting (Millersville) def. Makara Phor (UVa)	Fall @ 4:37
133W	Byron Dunlap (UVa) def. Derek Stroke (Davidson)		6-0L	Michael Messina (Sacred Heart) def. Byron Dunlap (UVa)	MD, 12-3W	Byron Dunlap (UVa) def. Lance Dolson (Ithaca)		8-2L	Tony Severo (Army) def. Byron Dunlap (UVa)		11-6
141	*** 1st Place ****W	Scott Moore (UVa) def. Ryan Bridge (Cornell)		Fall @ 6:21W	Scott Moore (UVa) def. Rick McLaughlin (Edinboro)	Fall @ :49W	Scott Moore (UVa) def. Kyle McCarthy (Sacred Heart)	Fall @ :32W	Scott Moore (UVa) def. Justin Lijo (Cornell)			Fall @ :53W	Scott Moore (UVa) def. Ron Doppelheur (Edinboro)		Fall @ 1:44
141L	Scott Aronowitz (Ithaca) def. Joey Carpenter (UVa)		8-1L	Rush Williams (Army) def. Joey Carpenter (UVa)		9-3
149L	Matt Maisano (Millersville) def. Paul Bowman (UVa)	MD, 18-5L	Paul Stansbury (Army) def. Paul Bowman (UVa)		Fall @ 4:40
157	*** 3rd Place ***W	Paul Bjorlo (UVa) def. Robert Belville (Sacred Heart) 	7-6W	Paul Bjorlo (UVa) def. K.C. Beach (Ithaca) 			5-0W	Paul Bjorlo (UVa) def. Jason Kiessling (Maryland)		Fall @ 6:54L	Scott Roth (Cornell) def. Paul Bjorlo (UVa)			9-2W	Paul Bjorlo (UVa) def. Ryan Yates (Edinboro)			3-1
157W	Paul Dunstan (UVa) def. Joey Hooker (Cornell)		14-9L	Phillip Simpson (Army) def. Paul Dunstan (UVa)		8-2L	K.C. Beach (Ithaca) def. Paul Dunstan (UVa)			Fall @ :50
165	*** 3rd Place ****W	Tim Foley (UVa) def. Vincent Contino (Sacred Heart)	TF, 16-1W	Tim Foley (UVa) def. Joe Gartiser (Binghamton)		Fall @ 2:40W	Tim Foley (UVa) def. Marc Isreal (Ithaca)			Fall @ 1:59L	Joe Mazzurco (Cornell) def. Tim Foley (UVa)			3-2W	Tim Foley (UVa) def. Craig Pequinot (Millersville)		12-7
165L	Craig Pequinot (Millersville) def. Drew Michelotti (UVa)	MD, 15-6W	Drew Michelotti (UVa) def. Joe Gartiser (Binghamton)	9-6L	Chris Bala (Edinboro) def. Drew Michelotti (UVa)		6-2
174	*** 6th Place ***W	Michael Grogan (UVa) def. Josh Fisk (Drexel)		2-0L	Tyler Baier (Cornell) def. Michael Grogan (UVa)		Fall @ 1:52W	Michael Grogan (UVa)  def. Kevin Bush (Binghamton)	Fall @ :59W	Michael Grogan (UVa) def. Kevin Fox (Sacred Heart)	7-6L	Curtis Yeager (Millersville) def. Michael Grogan (UVa)	8-6
184	*** 2nd Place ***W	Zach Freday (UVa) def. Matt Bernard (Army)		5-4W	Zach Freday (UVa) def. Jerome Joe (Binghamton)		8-3W	Zach Freday (UVa) def. Tyler Shovlin (Cornell)		3-2L	Luke Calvert (Army) def. Zach Freday (UVa)		11-5, TB
197L	Jim Gibson (Edinboro) def. Scott Smith (UVa)		7-0L	Jerrry Afari (Maryland) def. Scott Smith (UVa)		Fall @ 2:46
HWTL	Barry Stein (Maryland) def. Andrew Leffler (UVa)		9-6W	Andrew Leffler (UVa) def. Jeremy Wampler (Millersville)	5-3W	Andrew Leffler (UVa) def. Jeff Parker (Binghamton)	2-1L	James Hollis (Army) def. Andrew Leffler (UVa)		Fall @ 3:23

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