Henrich Suffers Narrow Loss at NWCA All-Star Classic
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia’s Chris Henrich (Jr., Lansdale, Pa.) dropped a tightly-contested, 7-6 decision to Nebraska’s Stephen Dwyer on Sunday afternoon in the 174-pound weight class at the NWCA All-Star Classic, held at Cal-State Fullerton. Henrich is ranked No. 5 in the latest InterMat 174-pound rankings, while Dwyer stands sixth.
Henrich started off strong with a pair of takedowns in the first period, but Dwyer rallied to tie the match in the second period. Henrich chose the down position in the third period and scored a point on an escape, but Dwyer notched the deciding takedown later in the period to clinch the win.
Henrich became just the third UVa wrestler to compete in the prestigious event. Current UVa coaches Steve Garland (2000) and Scott Moore (2004) also wrestled in the classic, which is one of collegiate wrestling’s premier showcases.
Henrich and the 19th-ranked Cavaliers are back in team competition this Saturday when they travel to the Northeast Duals to take on No. 11 Central Michigan, Hofstra and Sacred Heart.