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Dec. 7, 2015

Nittany Lion Open Results

A quartet of Virginia wrestlers placed at the Nittany Lion Open on Sunday with Joseph Martinez leading the way with a second-place finish at 125 pounds in the event hosted by Penn State.

Martinez finished second at his weight class, falling to fourth-ranked Nico Megaludis of Penn State in the finals, while Tyler Askey finished in fifth place at 184 pounds, Sam Krivus finished in seventh place at 141 pounds and Tyler Love finished in seventh place at 197 pounds.

Virginia sent nine wrestlers to the meet with four competing unattached, including Krivus.

Martinez highlighted the day, posting four straight victories that included two major decisions, on his way to the finals at 125 pounds. He then fell to the All-American Megaludis in the championship bout.

Krivus, who was wrestling unattached, posted five victories in his six bouts on the afternoon, with his lone setback coming in the form of a tight 5-3 decision to sixth-ranked James Gulibon of Penn State.

Askey took fifth place at 184 pounds, posting three wins on the afternoon. After falling in his opening bout, Askey battled back through the consolation bracket before taking his second loss of the day in a decision against Penn State’s Kellan Stout to put him in the seventh-place bout, which was a medical forfeit by his opponent to secure the finish.

Love, also wrestling unattached in the meet, finished in seventh place. Love dropped his first bout of the afternoon to Frank Mattiace of Penn before fighting back through the consolation bracket. He posted a pair of tech falls and a fall before facing Mattiace a second time. Love suffered a fall in the waning seconds of the bout to move into the seventh-place bout, which he claimed by medical forfeit.


Joseph Martinez (UVA) major dec. Patrick Higgins (Penn State – una), 13-1
Martinez (UVA) dec. Michael Beck (Maryland), 6-1
Martinez (UVA) major dec. Brendan Howard (Clarion – una), 14-0
Martinez (UVA) dec. Kenny Yanovich (Penn State), 8-2
Nicholas Megaludis (Penn State) major dec. Martinez (UVA), 15-5

Sam Krivus (UVA – una) tech fall Ronnie Smith (Penn Tech), 19-3 – 4:56
Krivus (UVA – una) major dec. Mike Russo (Finger Lakes Prep), 12-1
Krivus (UVA – una) dec. Anthony Tutolo (Kent State), 9-2
James Gulibon (Penn State) dec. Krivus (UVA – una), 5-3
Krivus (UVA – una) dec. Christian Monserrat (W. Virginia), 6-1
Kade Moss (Penn State) dec. Krivus (UVA – una), 3-2
Krivus (UVA – una) won 7th place by forfeit over Gary Dinmore (Penn State – una)

Cam Harrell (UVA – una) dec. Patrick Gerish (Maryland), 9-3
Zach Elvin (US Navy Prep School) dec. Harrell (UVA – una), 6-2
Ben Heyob (Kent State – una) over Harrell (UVA – una) by default

M.J. Roberson (UVA) fall Aarif Asif (Silverback Gorillas – una)
Richard Krop (Princeton AWS – una) major dec. Roberson (UVA), 12-4
Taylor Simaz (Cornell – una) dec. Roberson (UVA), 9-4

Max Elling (Columbia) fall Dustin Roemer (UVA), 1:25
Roemer (UVA) dec. Mikey Simmons (Rutgers – una), 10-3
Roemer (UVA) dec. Chase Gallik (Lehigh – una), 16-10
Fritz Hoehn (Edinboro – una) dec. Roemer (UVA), 14-13

Brian Brill (Penn State) major dec. Dom Scalise (UVA), 17-4
Scalise (UVA) major dec. Josh Young (Franklin & Marshall), 13-3
Scalise (UVA) tech fall Quinton Hiles (Penn – una), 18-2, 5:55
Nick Stephani (Bucknell – una) dec. Scalise (UVA), 3-1

Corey Hazel (Lock Haven – una) dec. Tyler Askey (UVA), 4-1
Askey (UVA) advanced by medical forfeit Josh Llopez (unattached)
Askey (UVA) tech fall Jon Schmisstauter (Army Prep), 17-0 – 2:38
Askey (UVA) tech fall Caleb Stockmaster (Kent State – una), 16-1, 1:34
Askey (UVA) advanced by medical forfeit Matt McCutcheon (Penn State)
Askey (UVA) dec. Jack Rozema (Ohio State), 5-4
Kellan Stout (Penn State – una) dec. Askey (UVA), 5-0
Askey (UVA) win by medical forfeit Adam Mackie (Lock Haven – una)

Frank Mattiace (Penn) dec. Tyler Love (UVA – una), 6-0
Love (UVA – una) tech fall Jack Argast (Franklin & Marshall), 16-0 – 2:16
Love (UVA – una) fall Pat Fitzgerald (Penn Tech), 0:56
Love (UVA – una) tech fall Reynold Maines (Clarion), 16-1, 4:00
Mattiace (Penn) fall Love (UVA – una), 5:46
Love (UVA) major dec. Bryson Begley (W. Virginia – una), 8-0

Ethan Hayes (UVA) fall Peter Strassfield (Army), 1:08
Thomas Haynes (Ohio State ) major dec. Hayes (UVA), 13-2
Austin Myers (W. Virginia) dec. Hayes (UVA), 6-3

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