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Jan. 13, 2006

Hampton, Va. – – Eric Albright, Damian Johnson, Kyle Narkiewicz and Brent Jones all went 2-0 on the day as the University of Virginia Wrestling Team finished 1-1 on the first day of the Virginia Duals at the Hampton Coliseum. The Cavaliers defeated North Dakota State, 22-12, in the consolation round. Drexel defeated UVa, 19-16 in first round action. The Cavaliers continued competition in the second round of the consolation bracket on Saturday.

Albright earned his second win on the day when he defeated North Dakota State’s Eric Sanders at 133 pounds, 2-0. Johnson had a 12-0 major decision win over NDSU’s Zach Molitar at 165 pounds.

Narkiewicz’s second win came when he defeated Matt Wetterling, 7-5, at 184 pounds. Jones edged North Dakota State’s Jacob Bryce, 3-2, in the 197 pound bout.

Peter Ferrara picked up Virginia’s only fall when he pinned David Cunningham of North Dakota State at 3:05 at 141 pounds. Drew DiPasquale won at 149 pounds when he defeated Gabriel Mooney, 9-5.

Drexel 19, Virginia 16
Albright, Johnson, Narkiewicz, Jones and Smith each registered wins, but the Dragons registered a major decision at 157 pounds and the only fall of the match at 149 pounds to edge Virginia, 19-16, in the first round of the Virginia Duals.

Albright at 133 pounds posted a 13-4 major decision win over Drexel’s Morgan Remillard. Johnson defeated Scott Hunter, 5-4, at 165 pounds before Narkiewicz started three straight wins for the Cavaliers. Narkiewicz at 184 pounds defeated Drexel’s Justin Terhune, 8-4, before Jones knocked off Jon Oplinger, 9-7. Nick Smith won the heavyweight bout with a 3-2 victory over Chris Cowen.

Chris Renninger pinned UVa’s Drew DiPasquale at 3:36 in the 149 match-up and Ryan Hluschak earned an 11-3 major decision over Mike Sewell at 157 pounds which proved to be the difference for Drexel.

Complete Results:
Drexel 19, Virginia 16
125 pounds – Steve Mytych (Drexel) def. Anthony Burke (UVa), 3-5
133 pounds – Eric Albright (UVa) def. Morgan Remillard (Drexel), 13-4
141 pounds – William Martin (Drexel) def. Nick Alparone (UVa), 8-12
149 pounds – Chris Renninger (Drexel) def. Drew DiPasquale (UVa), Fall@3:36
157 pounds – Ryan Hluschak (Drexel) def. Mike Sewell (UVa), 3-11
165 pounds – Damian Johnson (UVa) def. Scott Hunter (Drexel), 5-4
174 pounds – Nick Kozar (Drexel) def. Mike Grogan (UVa), 2-6
184 pounds – Kyle Narkiewicz (UVa) def. Justin Terhune (Drexel), 8-4
197 pounds – Brent Jones (UVa) def. Jon Oplinger (Drexel), 9-7
Heavyweight – Nick Smith (UVa) def. Chris Cowen (Drexel) 3-2

Virginia 22, North Dakota State 12
125 pounds – Mike Meger (NDSU) def. Anthony Burke (UVa), 6-4
133 pounds – Eric Albright (UVa) def. Eric Sanders (NDSU), 2-0
141 pounds – Peter Ferrara (UVa) def. David Cunningham (NDSU), Fall@3:05
149 pounds – Drew DiPasquale (UVa) def. Gabriel Mooney (NDSU), 9-5
157 pounds – Adam Aho (NDSU) def. Kyle Artusio (UVa), 8-14
165 pounds – Damian Johnson (UVa) def. Zach Molitar (NDSU), 12-0
174 pounds – Matt Hermann (NDSU) def. Mike Grogan (UVa), 4-5184 pounds – Kyle Narkiewicz (UVa) def. Matt Wetterling (NDSU), 7-5197 pounds – Brent Jones (UVa) def. Jacob Bryce (NDSU), 3-2
Heavyweight – Mike Marish (NDSU) def. Nick Smith (UVa), 5-6

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