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Dec. 2, 2006

Las Vegas, Nev. – Virginia wrestlers Rocco Caponi and Drew DiPasquale turned in eighth-place finishes in their respective weight classes at the 25th Annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational today.

Caponi lost via major decision 13-4 to Missouri’s Raymond Jordan in the quarterfinals of the 184-pound weight class to drop into the consolation bracket. He later lost to Lior Zamir of Penn 6-2 in the seventh-place match.

DiPasquale lost a 5-0 decision to Aaron Martin from Tennessee-Chattanooga in the consolation round at 149. In the seventh-place match he suffered a 7-2 loss to Lance Palmer of Ohio State.

Here are Virginia’s results for Day 2:

Wrestleback 5: Mike Rowe (Nebraska) dec. Eric Albright (Virginia), 3-2

Wrestleback 5: Drew DiPasquale (Virginia) default Morgan Atkinson (Cal St Fullerton)
Wrestleback 6: Aaron Martin (Tenn. Chattanooga) dec. Drew DiPasquale (Virginia), 5-0
Seventh Place: Lance Palmer (Ohio State) dec. Drew DiPasquale (Virginia), 7-2

Quarterfinals: Raymond Jordan (Missouri) major decision Rocco Caponi (Virginia), 13-4
Wrestleback 5: Rocco Caponi (Virginia) dec. Ian Murphy (Cal St Fullerton), 5-1
Wrestleback 6: Marc Bennett (Indiana) pinned Rocco Caponi (Virginia), 5:05
Seventh Place: Lior Zamir (Penn) dec. Rocco Caponi (Virginia), 6-2

Zack Hammond (Cornell) dec. Scott Smith (Virginia), 5-2

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