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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia wrestlers Paul Bjorlo (Reston, Va./South Lakes) and Rocco Caponi (Uniontown, Ohio/SVSM) will be heading to the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Saint Louis, Missouri on March 17-19 at the Savvis Center after the duo competed in the recent Atlantic Coast Conference Championships on March 5th in Greensboro, N.C. as part of the Mat Jam event. Bjorlo won the 157-pound weight class title by going 3-0 to take first place to earn an automatic bid to Nationals, while Caponi was awarded an at-large bid after going 2-1 and finished second in the 174-pound championship at the ACC Tournament.

The Cavaliers’ Will Durkee (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shady Side Academy), Byron Dunlap (York, Pa./Dallastown) and Kyle Narkiewicz (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) also finished in the top three spots at the ACC Championships in their respective weight classes. Durkee went 1-1 and placed second at 165-pounds, Dunlap went 3-1 and took third at 133-pounds and Narkiewicz went 2-1 and finished third at 184-pounds.

Here is a closer look at Virginia’s individual results from the 2005 ACC Wrestling Championships:

Wgt.	Opponents								Result125W	Anthony Burke (UVa) def. Kellan McKeon (Duke)		7-1L	Justin Staylor (Virginia Tech) def. Anthony Burke (UVa)	12-10W	Anthony Burke (UVa) def. Kevin Vinh (Maryland)		MD, 9-1L	Garrett Cummings (NCSU) def. Anthony Burke (UVa)		5-3

133 *** Third Place ***W Byron Dunlap (UVa) def. Sean Carr (Maryland) 6-0L David Hoffman (Virginia Tech) def. Byron Dunlap (UVa) 6-0W Byron Dunlap (UVa) def. Jeremy Hartrum (NCSU) Fall @ 6:42W Byron Dunlap (UVa) def. Byran Gibson (Duke) 12-6

141W Aaron Martin (UVa) def. Donny Ooton (Virginia Tech) 6-0L Isaiah Britton (UNC) def. Aaron Martin (UVa) 5-1W Aaron Martin (UVa) def. Jeff Breese (NCSU) 5-2L Donny Ooton (Virginia Tech) def. Aaron Martin (UVa) 2-1

149L Alex Hernandez (NCSU) def. Paul Dunstan (UVa) 10-3L Chris Ramos (UNC) def. Paul Dunstan (UVa) Forfeit

157 *** 1st Place ***W Paul Bjorlo (UVa) def. Dan Shvartsman (Duke) 5-3W Paul Bjorlo (UVa) def. Reed Carpenter (Virginia Tech) 6-5W Paul Bjorlo (UVa) def. Kody Hamrah (NCSU) 10-5

165 *** Second Place ***W Will Durkee (UVa) def. Chris Stith (Virginia Tech) 2-0L Garrett Atkinson (UNC) def. Will Durkee (UVa) 5-4

174 *** Second Place ***W Rocco Caponi (UVa) def. Shaun Guttridge (Virginia Tech) 5-0W Rocco Caponi (UVa) def. Levi Craig (Duke) MD, 11-2L Kevin Gabrielson (NCSU) def. Rocco Caponi (UVa) 7-4

184 *** Third Place ***L Steve Borja (Virginia Tech) def. Kyle Narkiewicz (UVa) 4-1W Kyle Narkiewicz (UVa) def. Mike Maceroli (Maryland) 3-2W Kyle Narkiewicz (UVa) def. Jeremy Colbert (NCSU) 3-1

197L Mark Thompson (Duke) def. Scott Smith (UVa) 4-1L Jerry Afari (Maryland) def. Scott Smith (UVa) 8-2

HWTW Nick Smith (UVa) def. Yony Noy (Maryland) Fall @ 4:57L Mike Faust (Virginia Tech) def. Nick Smith (UVa) Fall @ 4:57L Spencer Nadolsky (UNC) def. Nick Smith (UVa) 4-3

Final Team Scores1. North Carolina		762. Virginia Tech		66.53. NC State			56.54. Virginia			535. Duke			47.56. Maryland			21
ACC All-Tournament SelectionsDrew Forshey, NC		125 poundsJustin Staylor, VT		125 poundsEvan Sola, NC		133 poundsDavid Hoffman, VT		133 poundsCharlie Pinto, MD		141 poundsIsaiah Britton, NC		141 poundsTyde Prater, VT		149 poundsAlex Hernandez, ST		149 poundsPaul Bjorlo, VA		157 poundsKody Hamrah, ST		157 poundsGarrett Atkinson, NC	165 poundsWill Durkee, VA		165 poundsKevin Gabrielson, ST	174 poundsRocco Caponi, VA		174 poundsFrank Cornely, DU		184 poundsSteve Borja, VT		184 poundsDavid Dashiell, NC		197 poundsMark Thompson, DU	197 poundsMike Faust, VT		HWTVenroy July, DU		HWT

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