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March 17, 2005

SAINT LOUIS, Missouri – University of Virginia wrestlers Paul Bjorlo (Reston, Va./South Lakes) and Rocco Caponi (Uniontown, Ohio/SVSM) each lost their first match in the 2005 NCAA Wrestling Championships at the Savvis Center. Bjorlo dropped a close 5-3 decision to Penn State’s Nate Galloway at 157-pounds and Caponi lost a hard-fought 9-5 decision to Lehigh’s #8 seeded Travis Frick at 174-pounds.

Bjorlo and Caponi are now 0-1 in the event. Bjorlo will now face Oklahoma State’s Kevin Ward in his next bout and Caponi will face Wisconsin’s Kelly Flaherty in his next match.

Here is a look at Bjorlo’s and Caponi’s results for the 2005 NCAA Wrestling Championships:

Wgt.	Opponents								Result157L	Nate Galloway (Penn State) def. Paul Bjorlo (UVa) 		5-3Next Match: Paul Bjorlo (UVa) vs. Kevin Ward (Oklahoma State)

174L #8 Travis Frick (Lehigh) def. Rocco Caponi (UVa) 9-5Next Match: Rocco Caponi (UVa) vs. Kelly Flaherty (Wisconsin)

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