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Dec. 29, 2005

GREENSBORO, N.C. – – Rocco Caponi and Eric Albright each advanced to the quarterfinal round and the Virginia Wrestling team scored 37 team points, which has the Cavaliers in seventh place after day one of the 2005 Southern Scuffle hosted by UNC Greensboro Thursday at the Greensboro Coliseum. Six Virginia wrestlers made it to the round of the 16 with Caponi and Albright advancing in the winner’s bracket.

Minnesota leads the field after day one posting 58 points. Missouri (51.5), Edinboro (49.5), Cornell (43.5) and Kent State (42.5) round out the top five. Oregon State (38) is sixth followed by Virginia (37), Navy (34), Lehigh (32) and Gardner-Webb (30.5) to complete the Top 10.

Caponi, the No. 6 seed at 184 pounds, tallied a 13-0 major decision over Pittsburgh’s Kyle Deliere in his first match. Caponi defeated The Citadel’s John Dickerson, 7-2, to advance into Friday’s quarterfinals.

Albright, wrestling at 133 pounds, earned a 10-2 major decision over UNCG’s Kyle Terrell. He then upset No. 4 seed Mike Mormile of Cornell, 7-4, also advancing into the quarterfinals. Adam Kimbrell made it to the round of 16 for the Cavaliers at 133 pounds after defeating VMI’s Brandon Stillo, 9-6. No. 1 seed Shawn Bunch of Edinboro then defeated Kimbrell, 14-7.

Anthony Burke advanced to the round of 16 at 125 pounds after picking up a 9-3 decision over Oregon State’s Jake Gonzales and a 16-4 major decision over Navy’s Mike Kohler. Fourth-seeded Austin Devoe of Missouri knocked off Burke, 6-3.

At 141 pounds, Nick Alparone defeated Gardner Webb’s A.J. Renteria, 10-4, to move into the round of 16 before falling to No. 3 seed Sean Markey of The Citadel. Markey pinned Alparone at 3:26.

Kyle Narkiewicz joined Caponi in the round of 16 at 184 pounds when he defeated Ohio State’s Brent Billett, 7-2, and Davidson’s Wil Carter, 11-3. No. 5 seed Raymond Jordan of Missouri then defeated Narkiewicz, 6-0.

At Heavyweight, Nick Smith pinned Eastern Michigan’s Jake Wood at 4:08 and Lock Haven’s Tim Meyer at 6:55 to advance to the round of 16 before falling to No. 3 seed UNCG’s Tyler Shovlin, 4-1.

The tournament wraps up Friday at the Greensboro Coliseum. For complete results, visit

Virginia Individual Results:

125 pounds>
First Round
Justin Walp (UNCG) def. Zach Anderson (UVa), 8-2
Anthony Burke (UVa) def. Jake Gonzales (Oregon State), 9-3
Second Round
Anthony Burke (UVa) def. Mike Kohler (Navy), MD 16-4
Third Round
Austin Devoe (Missouri) def. Anthony Burke (UVa), 6-3
Consolation Round
Anthony Burke (UVa) def. Brad Gentzie (Pittsburgh), 6-4

133 pounds
Second Round
Jeff Santo (Lehigh) def. Ben Johnson (UVa), Fall@2:16
Eric Albright (UVa) def. Kyle Terrell (UNCG), MD 10-2
Adam Kimbrell (UVa) def. Brandon Stillo (VMI), 9-6
Third Round
Eric Albright (UVa) def. Mike Mormile (Cornell), 7-4
Shawn Bunch (Edinboro) def. Adam Kimbrell (UVa), 14-7
Consolation Round
Nick Bridge (Cornell) def. Ben Johnson (UVa), MD 17-4
Nick Bridge (Cornell) def. Adam Kimbrell (UVa), 9-5

141 pounds
First Round
Dan Leclere (Virginia Tech) def. Peter Ferrara (UVa), 7-2
Second Round
Nick Alparone (UVa) def. A.J. Renteria (Gardner-Webb), 10-4
Third Round
Sean Markey (The Citadel) def. Nick Alparone (UVa), Fall@3:25
Consolation Round
Jason Gribschaw (Maryland) def. Peter Ferrara (UVa), 7-1
Kyle Larson (Oregon State) def. Nick Alparone (UVa), Fall @6:27

149 pounds
First Round
Matt Leonard (Davidson) def. Drew DiPasquale (UVa), 10-4
Second Round
Sam Alvarenga (VMI) def. Danny Artusio (UVa), Fall@1:12
Jason Bake (Kent State) def. Trevor Bowers (UVa), 11-4
Consolation Round
Wes Kuser (Duke) def. Danny Artusio (UVa), Fall@1:17
Drew DiPasquale (UVa) def. Nick Orto (The Citadel), MD 12-3
Aaron Gomoli (Ohio) def. Trevor Bowers (UVa), MD 11-1
Drew DiPasquale (UVa) def. Brent Metcalf (Virginia Tech), Forfeit

157 pounds
First Round
Kyle Artusio (UVa) def. Nick Amato (Campbell), MD 9-0
Mike Sewell (UVa) def. Justin Jacobs (Navy), 6-2
Second Round
Seth Martin (Lock Haven) def. Kyle Artusio (UVa), MD 14-5
Dustin Manotti (Cornell) def. Mike Sewell (UVa), TF 19-3
Consolation Round
Adam James (Maryland) def. Kyle Artusio (UVa), 10-3
Mike Sewell (UVa) def. Bryant Reams (NC State), Fall@3:45
Mitch Webster (George Mason) def. Mike Sewell (UVa), 5-2

165 pounds
First Round
Brett Arand (Oregon State) def. Damian Johnson (UVa), MD 11-1
Second Round
Troy Letters (Lehigh) def. Brian McReynolds (UVa), Fall@0:44
Consolation Round
Damian Johnson (UVa) def. Brett Houghton (App. State), Fall@1:08
Damian Johnson (UVa) def. Tyler Tisdell (George Mason, 3-1
Kent Smith (Ohio) def. Brian McReynolds (UVa), TF 17-2
Damian Johnson (UVa) def. Garrett Atkinson (UNC), Medical Forfeit

174 pounds
First Round
Gabe Dretsch (Minnesota) def. Mike Grogan (UVa), MD 11-3
Consolation Round
Dan Miracola (Cornell) def. Mike Grogan (UVa), 4-1

184 pounds
First Round
Kyle Narkiewicz (UVa) def. Brent Billett (Ohio State), 7-2
Second Round>
Rocco Caponi (UVa) def. Kyle Deliere (Pittsburgh), MD 13-0
Kyle Narkiewicz (UVa) def. Wil Carter (Davidson), MD 11-3
Third Round
Rocco Caponi (UVa) def. John Dickerson (The Citadel), 7-2
Raymond Jordan (Missouri) def. Kyle Narkiewicz (UVa), 6-0
Consolation Round
Alex Picazo (Ohio State) def. Kyle Narkiewicz (UVa), 4-2

197 pounds
First Round
Brent Jones (UVa) def. Andrew Adams (Navy), 16-9
Second Round
Ardian Ramadani (Kent State) def. Brent Jones (UVa), Fall@1:25
Consolation Round
Dennis Drury (North Carolina) def. Brent Jones (UVa), 7-6

First Round
Nick Smith (UVa) def. Jake Wood (E. Michigan), Fall@4:08
Second Round
Nick Smith (UVa) def. Tim Meyer (Lock Haven), Fall@6:55
Third Round
Tyler Shovlin (UNCG) def. Nick Smith (UVa), 4-1

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