Wrestling Splits Friday Matches at Virginia Duals
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. The Virginia wrestling team split its two matches Friday at the Virginia Duals in Hampton, dropping its opener to Navy, 20-15, before rebounding for a 28-9 triumph over Clarion. Virginia (5-5) next will face No. 24 Kent State at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Matt Bonson (Fr., Lewistown, Pa.), 10th-ranked Chris Henrich (So., Lansdale, Pa.) and 19th-ranked Brent Jones (Jr., Burke, Va.) each scored two wins for the Cavaliers at 133, 174 and 197 pounds, respectively. The three also had a pin apiece.
The Cavaliers started the Navy bout in a 6-0 hole after forfeiting at 125 pounds because of injuries to Ross Gitomer (Jr., Flemington, N.J.) and Joe Trause (Fr., Carlstadt, N.J.). UVa tied the match at six and later got to within two points three times but never was able to get over the hump in the 20-15 loss to the Midshipmen. In the marquee match of the dual, Henrich posted a 4-1 decision over 16th-ranked Luke Rebertus.
Against Clarion, the Cavaliers won six of nine bouts in rolling to the win neither team had a competitor at 125, so it went in the books as a double forfeit. Half of the Cavalier wins came by fall. Bonson pinned Zach Oberlander in 1:52, and Henrich later notched a fall of Scott Joseph in 3:58 as he improved to 22-1 this year. Jones pinned Jamie Luckett in 4:27 at 197 for his team-leading ninth pin of the year. It gives Jones 31 falls for his career, leaving him three shy of Scott Moore’s school record of 34. Jones also pushed his record to 16-4 this season.
Navy 20, Virginia 15
125: Prescott Garner (Navy) wins by forfeit; UVa 0, Navy 6
133: Matt Bonson (UVa) dec. Aaron Kalil (Navy), 6-3; UVa 3, Navy 6
141: Nick Nelson (UVa) dec. John Majka (Navy), 5-4; UVa 6, Navy 6
149: No. 5 Bryce Saddoris (Navy) tech fall Peter Ferrara (UVa), 16-0; UVa 6, Navy 11
157: No. 20 Jedd Moore (UVa) dec. Glen Shober (Navy), 3-1; UVa 9, Navy 11
165: Matt DeMichiel (Navy) dec. Beau Fisher (UVa), 6-2; UVa 9, Navy 14
174: No. 10 Chris Henrich (UVa) dec. No. 16 Luke Rebertus (Navy), 4-1; UVa 12, Navy 14
184: Casey Caldwell (Navy) dec. No. 9 Rocco Caponi (UVa), 6-2; UVa 12, Navy 17
197: No. 19 Brent Jones (UVa) dec. Phillip Neese (Navy), 7-3; UVa 15, Navy 17
HWT: Tyler Mayer (Navy) dec. Calvin Cardillo (UVa), 2-1; UVa 15, Navy 20
Virginia 28, Clarion 9
125: Double Forfeit
133: Matt Bonson (UVa) pinned Zach Oberlander (Clarion), 1:52; UVa 6, Clarion 0
141: Derek Valenti (UVa) dec. Sal Lascari (Clarion), 4-2; UVa 9, Clarion 0
149: Kellon Balum (UVa) major dec. Chris Lascari (Clarion), UVa 13, Clarion 0
157: No. 18 Hadley Harrison (Clarion) dec. No. 20 Jedd Moore (UVa), 7-4; UVa 13, Clarion 3
165: Mike Sewell (UVa) dec. Dominic Ross (Clarion), 4-2; UVa 16, Clarion 3
174: No. 10 Chris Henrich (UVa) pinned Scott Joseph (Clarion), 3:58; UVa 22, Clarion 3
184: Clint Podish (Clarion) dec. No. 9 Rocco Caponi (UVa), 7-2; UVa 22, Clarion 6
197: No. 19 Brent Jones (UVa) pinned Jamie Luckett (Clarion), 4:27; UVa 28, Clarion 6
HWT: Roman Husam (Clarion) dec. Ebe Nelson (UVa), 12-6; UVa 28, Clarion 9
*rankings according to InterMat