Sulzer Wins Cleveland State Open, Three More Cavaliers Place
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia freshman wrestler Nick Sulzer (Cleveland, Ohio) won the 165-pound class at the Cleveland State Open Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio. It marked the third open title in five tournaments for Sulzer this season. He also won the Wolfpack and Mat Town opens and took third at the Eastern Michigan Open.
Sulzer won five straight bouts to capture the championship and run his record to 18-3 this season. In the title match he defeated Purdue’s Pat Kissel by major decision, 19-8. He was dominating en route to the title, winning three of his five matches by major decision or technical fall.
In addition to Sulzer capturing the championship at 165, three Cavaliers registered third-place finishes in their weight classes. Joe Spisak (Fr., Boiling Springs, Pa.) nabbed third place at 133, piling up five wins, including two pins and two tech falls, as he improved to 10-4 this year. Shawn Harris (R-Jr., Cleveland, Ohio) scored third place at 157 after bouncing back from an early loss to win six straight bouts. He went 7-1 in the tournament to push his record to 11-4 this season.
Jack Danilkowicz (R-Sr., Green Oaks, Ill.) also took third place at heavyweight and won five straight in the consolation bracket after dropping his opener. He is now 11-4 this year.
Virginia returns to team dual-meet action next Saturday (Dec. 18) when it travels to Campbell for a 1 p.m. match.